Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited Long Island to issue a declaration of war on the notoriously violent MS-13 street gang.
Fox News reported:
Sessions gave a speech in Long Island close to where police found four bodies bearing the gang’s hallmarks: repeated hacking – apparently from a machete – that left the victims unrecognizable.
“I have a message for the gangs that target our young people,” Sessions said. “We are targeting you. We are coming after you.”
The attorney general’s appearance on Friday comes amid a spate of violence in two communities near the federal courthouse where he spoke in Central Islip. The bodies of 11 people have been found in parks and vacant lots since last September.
Police believe the killings are the work of MS-13.
The gang, which was formed in the 1980s in Los Angeles by Salvadoran immigrants, has expanded to 42 states and is feared for its brutality. Teens say any perceived slight to a gang member can mean death.
Sessions said the nation no longer can tolerate these violent criminals terrorizing young children and entire neighborhoods. He said he would help law enforcement go after these gang members and make sure the criminals are held accountable for their actions.
“We’re coming for you.”
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