The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday said it was stepping up a crackdown on the international criminal gang MS-13 and would seek the death penalty against an alleged New York gang leader facing murder charges.
Ninety-six members and associates of the ultra-violent street gang MS-13 have been arrested in what Suffolk County prosecutors are calling the largest take down targeting the gang in New York State history.
OpEd: How foolish must parents and administrators at a Huntington school district feel after banishing an anti-gang school resource officer, only to then see an assault on their students by alleged MS 13 gang members?
Evelyn Rodriguez, the mother of Kayla Cuevas, a teenager brutally murdered by the MS-13 street gang, died when she was hit by a vehicle while planning a memorial for her daughter in Brentwood on Friday, Suffolk County police said.
President Donald Trump is expected to visit Long Island on Wednesday to discuss the street gang MS-13 — the president’s second visit to LI in less than a year for the same reason.