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Trump Vows to Liberate Our Towns from MS-13

TrumpOn Friday, President Trump visited Long Island, New York to meet with local law enforcement and discuss measures that would be taken to eliminate gang activity in the area.

Trump’s visit was prompted by a violent MS-13 gang attack in April, in which four young men were brutally beaten and sliced to death by gang members with wooden clubs and machetes. After the horrifying quadruple homicide, Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited the town of Central Islip to meet with the victims’ families. The area, an MS-13 hotbed, has been experiencing a major uptick in gang activity in recent months, and Long Island law enforcement agencies have begun developing new initiatives to prosecute more gang members, stop gang formation, and put an end to these violent crimes.

Since the start of his presidency, Trump has repeatedly declared a nationwide crackdown on gang activity, singling out MS-13 in particular. Speaking in an auditorium at the Suffolk County Community College’s Brentwood campus on Friday, Trump stated that his administration seeks to “dismantle, decimate, and eradicate” gangs. In his speech, President Trump bolstered the police and called for them to be more aggressive in arresting gang members, saying that officers should be less “nice” and that more abrasive detainment methods would be effective. After stressing the importance of border enforcement and faster deportations, Trump then urged Congress to fund hiring 10,000 more Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to crack down on undocumented immigrants—particularly those who pose a criminal threat, to “eliminate MS-13 and root out the criminal cartels from our country”.

The gang, believed to have originated among immigrant communities in 1980’s Los Angeles, has become infamous across the United States for its violent methods, including torturing victims and hacking them to death with machetes. “They kidnap, they extort, they rape, and they rob. They prey on children. They shouldn’t be here. They stomp on their victims, they beat them with clubs, they slash them with machetes and they stab them with knives. They have transformed peaceful parks and beautiful, quiet neighborhoods into blood-stained killing fields. They’re animals”, Trump said.

The president’s speech did draw protestors outside of the campus, who held signs and chanted “No ban, no wall, no raids, New York is for all”. Many dissenters believed that the visit was just a smoke-screen by Trump to condemn immigrants, with many protesters saying that they felt President Trump painted all Latinos as thugs and gang members, reinforcing a damaging stereotype. The visit also came just days after Trump announced a ban on transgender people in the military, prompting protests nationwide.

Before leaving, Trump pledged to have the backs of law enforcement officers, saying “We’re going to enforce our laws, protect our borders, and support our police like our police have never been supported before. […] Together we’re going to restore safety to our streets and peace to our communities and we’re going to destroy the vile, criminal cartel MS-13 and many other gangs”.

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Bunch of worthless , unemployed “Scum Bags” manage to find some reason to protest everything our President does. GO GET EM TRUMP!!!!

Praise God that he sent us President Trump….. no Casper Milquetoast needed in this office.

Oh Gosh – shows my age I guess. Casper was a very gentle- mild man. Thanks for the article.

Keep up the Great Job President Donald Trump we have your back. Thanks

MS-13 by the thousands. Illegals by the millions from all over the world. Muslim refugee/terrorists by the hundreds of thousand. Thanks a lot Barack Obama and the Democrats.

Yessir! That’s some great diversity! I’m sure they’re all here to assimilate into our peaceful society and become good citizens!

Yessir! Bring in thousands and thousands of criminals, terrorists and soon to be “radicalized” peaceful Muslims. Then try their best to take away OUR guns. Can’t thank the Democrat (Dhimmicrat) Party enough.

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Trump vows to fight and eradicate the criminal illegals of MS-13 and liberals are in full meltdown attacking Trump over a statement to Police …. even Police Chiefs are attacking Trump ….. I guess that shows who’s welfare they are protecting …. and it isn’t yours , your families , your neighbors or your towns , they are defending the gangsters who murder , rape , deal in the sex trade and drugs …..

The gangs know that they can continue to do what they do because they can get away with it. They will use our laws to protect themselves…and they will be protected. The normal American citizen won’t. Very sad.

New York is for all–including people who enjoy murdering other people?

I have always wondered why we have allowed gangs to exist for many years and basically talk about it condemning them but in reality still have done nothing to eliminate them. Maybe Trump can declare war on the gangs and give the police free reign to do what ever is needed. It can be done! It just takes the will and backbone to get it done.

Anyone notice that the states and cities with the toughest gun laws are the ones with the most problems? Only the law abiding obey the law

I agree with Pres. Trump; more aggressive measures must be taken, in order to put an end to these gangs and the formation of them. It is very sad that we have ppl behaving in a most evil way. Let us pray that ICE will be able to contain these thugs, and thus put an end to their vile behavior. Let us also pray for their conversion.

What is wrong with trying to keep citizens safe? Trump is right, we don’t need these illegal savages in our country..

I hope and pray that the President is successful. This is one of the items on my prayer list also. No no one should live in fear in this great country! I was a visiting psychiatric traveling nurse when I was working. I saw up-close and personal what gang warfare does.

I say they should fly them back to Mexico. And if they have enough money on them when they are caught, then sell them a parachute if not, let them bounce.

I say it is ok to sell them a parachute as long as it is not working.

God Bless America
Trap

Damned if you do ,Damned if you don’t

If the city, county and state governments don’t do anything to combat the gangs, no amount of taxpayer dollars thrown at them by the federal government is going to do any good unfortunately. If the people of these areas don’t stop turning a blind eye to these gangs, they will not be stopped. Sure, they are afraid of retaliation by these gangs but at some point people MUST speak out and turn these thugs in. I call and report any and all suspicious activity in to my local police department and am ALWAYS given the option to do so anonymously. I don’t do that because I want the drug dealers to KNOW that I, for one, WILL NOT tolerate their behavior. So far, there has been no retaliation but there have been arrests. Unfortunately though, not all reports turn into arrests and the thugs/dealers just move from my neighborhood to… Read more »
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