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MS-13 Gang Terrorizes Town in N.Y.

Posted on | October 17, 2016 | 3 Comments


The New York Times reports:

For nearly two decades, MS-13, a gang with roots in Los Angeles and El Salvador, has been terrorizing [Brentwood, N.Y.], the authorities say, especially its young people. Since 2009, its members have been accused of at least 14 murders, court and police records show.
Tensions simmer here because some residents say they believe an increase in Central American migrants to town has led to the increase in gang violence. According to 2014 census figures compiled by Queens College, Brentwood’s population is 68 percent Latino or Hispanic, with more than 17,000 residents claiming to be from El Salvador.
MS-13 was formed in Los Angeles in the 1980s by immigrants from El Salvador escaping civil war. The abbreviation stands for Mara Salvatrucha, which roughly translates to “Salvadoran street posse.”
The authorities say the gang has been in Suffolk County since around 1998, and is organized in cliques bearing names like the Brentwood Locos Salvatruchas. Leaders gather to discuss their lines of business — extortion, prostitution, robbery, drug dealing — and to authorize the killings of chavalas, or members of rival gangs like the Bloods and the Crips, court papers say.

Cameron Gray notes that the national media have largely ignored the epidemic of violence in Brentwood, once a tranquil Long Island suburb:

A wave of brutal murders of black and Hispanic teens has gripped the town, and those who live there fear for the lives of their children, as well as their own.
Over two weeks in September, authorities found the bodies of Nisa Mickens, 15, and her best friend, Kayla Cuevas, 16, as well as Oscar Acosta, 19, and Miguel Garcia-Moran, 15. All four deaths are said to be at the hands of Hispanic gangs, and most likely MS-13.

Teenage girls kidnapped and murdered:

BRENTWOOD, Long Island — A teenage girl was found dead Tuesday night and on Wednesday a second body was found matching the description of her missing friend who was allegedly abducted after the teen was beaten to death, police say.
Nisa Mickens, 15, was found dead Tuesday night on the side of Stahley Street, just outside of the gate of Loretta Park Elementary School, and a passing motorist called the sighting into 911. The victim had at least 10 significant injuries that led police to believe she had been beaten to death and may have been struck by a vehicle, investigators say.
Mickens and her friend, 16-year-old Kayla Cuevas, were walking in the area when Mickens’ family say they believe gang members tried to kidnap Cuevas. Investigators say Mickens appeared to try fighting off the kidnappers, but was killed, her body left alongside the road.

If these teenagers had been killed by white cops, instead of being killed by Salvadoran gangsters, CNN would be providing round-the-clock coverage of the nationwide race riots. But not all murders are created equal, and some dead teenagers simply don’t matter to the liberal media.

(Hat-tip: Ed Driscoll at Instapundit.)



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