At least 19 illegal immigrant MS-13 members were charged with murder this week in the ‘Medieval Style’ killings of people across Los Angeles.
“Nearly all of the members and associates of an MS-13 gang charged in the ‘medieval-style’ slayings of seven people in California were in the country illegally, officials said,” reports Fox News. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles charged 22 people linked to a subset of the vicious gang that’s known as the Fulton clique, members of which are suspected in nearly 200 crimes in several states over 9 years, according to a federal indictment released Tuesday.”
“We have now taken off the streets nearly two dozen people associated with the most violent arm of MS-13 in Los Angeles,” U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna said.
Of the 22 charged, 19 were residing in the US illegally.
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“Under the influence of these young gangsters, younger associates who wanted to become members of MS-13 were ‘required to kill an MS-13 rival or someone perceived to be adverse to MS-13 to be initiated into MS-13,’” states the indictment.
“In Los Angeles, a clique added new members through an initiation ritual known as ‘jumping in,’ during which several existing MS-13 members beat up a prospective MS-13 member for 13 seconds while the shot caller counted aloud for 13 seconds,” the indictment read. “Beginning in 2017 in Los Angeles, MS-13 members who identified with ‘503’ had been required” to murder a rival or other enemy of the group.
In one incident, a man accused of defacing MS-13 graffiti had his heart removed from his chest.
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GANGLAND: MS-13 Orders Members to ‘TAKE OUT COPS’ in New York
Notorious street-gang MS-13 has reportedly ordered its members to “take out” police officers in New York; hoping to send a strong message to authorities following a serious crackdown on the group throughout the region.
According to the New York Post, the NYPD is on high-alert after a confidential informant told police that gang members were given a green light to murder local police officers; particularly in the nearby town of Hempstead on Long Island.
“The police have been making too many arrests and it’s time to take the streets back and take out (shoot) a cop like we do in El Salvador,” the suspect said.
Police are ratcheting up patrols and tracking down all leads related to the threat.
“It is imperative for members of the service to take these threats seriously and adapt their work habits and lifestyles accordingly,” said a memo released by the New York Police Department.
GANGLAND: NY Police Union Says ’60 MORE DETECTIVES’ Needed to Combat MS-13 Threat
The leader of a New York police union is sounding the alarm on the violent street gang MS-13; saying local departments need at least ’60 new detectives’ to deal with the growing threat against officers and citizens.
“The startling claim was made Sunday by James McDermott, president of the Nassau Police Benevolent Association, who called out a ‘new normal’ of gang violence in the area,” reports Fox News.
“The comments came after police unearthed a badly decomposed body Saturday in a shallow grave at a popular nature preserve in Massapequa, Long Island, a suburb about an hour from Manhattan. The investigation is ongoing, but police believe the victim is one of 11 killed by MS-13 in 2016,” adds the article.
“Our gang unit is undermanned and not provided with the necessary resources to deal with this threat,” said McDermott.
President Trump toured Long Island last year highlighting the growing threat of MS-13 across the New York Metropolitan Area.
A convicted killer who was previously deported by US authorities was arrested again on New York’s Long Island earlier this month; raising serious questions over safety and security along the US-Mexico border and across the country.
“A man who admitted to being part of the MS-13 street gang — and who’d been deported after killing a man on New York‘s Long Island — was arrested again Tuesday in the town where he committed the slaying after illegally re-entering the country,” reports Fox News.
“The 40-year-old, who still has MS-13 tattoos on his chest and stomach, was deported in October 2017 after being convicted of manslaughter and serving time in state prison in connection with a fatal stabbing in May 2000 outside a deli in Huntington,” adds the article.
The arrest comes weeks after President Trump declared a “national emergency” along the US-Mexico border; effectively bypassing Congress to secure funding for his long-promised border wall.
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