The Salvadoran gang MS-13 has hit Long Island, New York hard with 11 of 23 murders in 2017 attributed to their crime spree.
Yet another body has been found at the Massapequa Preserve in Nassau County, New York near where another body was previously found. Both are believed to be MS-13 murder victims. According to Fox News, the Police on Long Island say they have recovered the body that was buried in a shallow grave over two years ago. The body was found when police dogs pointed to an indentation in the ground.
Nassau County Police have found about one dozen bodies since 2016 belonging to suspected MS-13 victims!
The Washington Times reports that Commissioner Patrick J. Ryder announced: “We believe it was a gang issue back in ‘16. This war, if you will, that took place in ‘16 and ‘17, we recovered close to 11 victims, all or most buried in shallow graves in Nassau County. We believe at this time we’ve recovered all the victims that have been part of our investigation.”
DNA tests are being done on the body that police found at the Nature Preserve. The first body was found there in January 2017.
Previous reports on other gruesome crimes in the area are all attributed to MS-13. One, in particular, is the most disturbing because an innocent young girl was involved:
El Salvadorian members of the notorious MS-13 street gang are being held without bail on Long Island for the rape of a 16-year-old girl. Last year actual MS members with their distinguishing facial and body tattoos were found among the thousands of illegals coming across the border.
“This is one of the most brutal, heinous crimes that I have seen in a long, long time,” Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said at a news conference following the suspects’ arraignments. “This poor young woman is so lucky that, quite frankly, that she is alive. These are vicious young men, vicious young men and what they did to her was absolutely terrible.”
The suspects were identified as 17-year-old Jose Cornejo, 18-year-old Bryan Larios, and 17-year-old Joel Escobar. All three are from El Salvador and are members of the notorious MS-13 street gang. The three allegedly accosted the girl and a male friend at a middle school on May 29, robbed and beat her companion, then forced the girl to walk to a wooded area of the Brentwood Country Club golf course where Cornejo and Escobar raped her while Larios kept watch.
Seventeen-year old Escobar is a repeat offender. Escobar and another suspected MS-13 gang member were charged with robbing and beating a man on April 28 at the same middle school. His attorney pleaded not guilty on his behalf.
During last summer’s surge of illegal minors flooding the U.S., many MS-13 gang members came into the country under the guise of unaccompanied children. The president of the National Border Patrol Council Local 2544 in Tucson, Arizona, Art Del Cueto, told National Review that “officers who recognize gang tattoos on the minors are supposed to treat them like everyone else.”
For the most part, that means letting these unaccompanied children be reunited with their parents or other relatives already living in the United States. ‘It’s upsetting that a lot of them are 16 or 17 years old and a lot of them are not going to face deportation,’ Cueto said.
Deportation is a pipe dream. Escobar’s lawyer was able to get him back on the street after a vicious beating in April, freeing him to commit a violent rape on May 29.
In 2014, church groups, politicians, media personalities, and the government urged Americans to have compassion for minors making the harrowing journey from Central America across the Rio Grande into the southwest. Millions in aid arrived at the border in the form of teddy bears, soccer balls, food, and other supplies. The influx was billed as a “humanitarian crisis.” Those who opposed the funding of this lawlessness were predictably called “racist.”
Unfortunately, the bleeding hearts and amnesty pushers passing out blankets at the border have put American lives in danger. The horrific rape is a reminder of the criminal element among the 52,000 unaccompanied children who entered our country illegally last year amid hyped and teary-eyed media reports.
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