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.
Statement by Assistant Director in Charge Paul D. Delacourt on 22 Los Angeles-based members of MS-13 transnational gang named in federal racketeering case that alleges string of grisly murders. Read more: https://t.co/dctKcv6UiU. pic.twitter.com/hv93h1Gazi
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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.
Read the full report at Fox News.