The NY Post has reported that America’s most violent gang, MS-13, has begun a campaign of terror in New York. Nassau DA Madeline Singas says MS-13 leadership in El Salvador has “implemented the ‘New York Program,’ which mandates an increase of violence and bloodshed in New York.” She made the remarks after a task force created with the help of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and President Trump successfully arrested 41 MS-13 members in a sting known as Operation Matador.
The defendants are responsible for 32 violent acts in Nassau, including eight attempted murders, she said.
MS-13 is suspected of being behind the brutal Long Island killings of four young men whose bodies were discovered in a wooded area in Central Islip in April. The gang is also believed to be behind the savage deaths of best friends Nisa Mickens, 15, and Kayla Cuevas, 16, around Brentwood in September.
Multiple incidents alleged in Thurday’s indictment involve handguns and machetes, the latter of which is MS-13’s weapon of choice, Singas said.
“MS-13 has terrorized communities, killed innocent people, and stolen the childhoods of the vulnerable young people they recruit to join their ranks,” Singas said. “We will be unrelenting in our efforts to stop MS-13 from recruiting in our schools and spilling blood in our streets.”
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