The New York Police Department advised officers living in Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk Counties to “take extra precautions” while off-duty Thursday after new intelligence showed MS-13 members were preparing “hits” on law enforcement to increase their “street credibility.”
“The NYPD is warning police officers about a possible threat from the MS-13 gang, particularly when they are off-duty,” reports CBS New York.
“Whenever a law enforcement officer is being threatened, especially by an organization like MS-13 which we already know is uber violent and has killed numerous people throughout the country if not throughout the world, this has to be taken serious,” said former FBI agent Manny Gomez.
“They are going above and beyond what any other gang does, and the scary part is that we already know that they legitimately carry out their threats and they are extremely violent,” he added.
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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.
TRUMP IN NY: The President RIPS Democrats for ‘DEFENDING’ MS-13
President Trump slammed liberal lawmakers and the mainstream media for defending the vicious MS-13 street gang Wednesday, saying he will never hold back when discussing the “ruthless” cartel that has terrorized communities for over a decade.
The President was speaking with local leaders on Long Island, New York when he slammed the street gang for transforming “once peaceful neighborhoods” into “blood-stained killing fields.”
“A ruthless gang that has violated our borders and transformed once-peaceful neighborhoods into blood-stained killing fields,” said the President. “Horrible people by the way.”
“I noticed recently where Democrats, Nancy Pelosi as an example, are trying to defend MS-13 gang members,” he added. “I called them animals the other day and I was met with rebuke. They said, ‘they’re people.’”
Watch the President’s comments above.