MS-13 is the most dangerous and perhaps most well-known street gang in the United States.
It originated in El Salvador but now boasts tens of thousands of members spread out across at least 30 states.
Attorney General Sessions has promised to push back against this violent gang in ways that the Obama Administration refused.
Today, he took a big step forward in that regard.
The Justice Department announced Wednesday that a law enforcement task force has taken out MS-13 leadership in Los Angeles.
The task force, which included state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies, arrested 21 members and associates ofMS-13 Wednesday. The DOJ has brought RICO charges against 44 individuals in LA.
“This case has targeted the leadership and most violent actors of the MS-13 street gang in Los Angeles, as well as MS-13’s links to the Mexican Mafia,” Deirdre Fike, the Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office, said in a statement. “This operation will have a significant impact on this violent gang and their overall ability to maintain control over law-abiding citizens.”
Can’t argue with that.
Los Angeles is a place where MS-13 has established a strong message and it’s nice to see that the Justice Department isn’t playing around.
Think that maybe this gang violence issue is tied to illegal immigration at all?
Yeah. I think so.
Props to the Trump Admin. on this one.