On May 13, 2018, the Trump-hating publication, USA Today broke from protocol and defended President Trump and his characterization of M#-13 gang members as “animals”. How much do Americans really know about the world’s most violent international gang whose members illegally cross our border and threaten neighborhoods law-abiding Americans?
There are over 30,000 members worldwide and 10,000 MS-13 members living in the United States.
Here are just a few examples of heinous acts committed by MS-13:
In 2013, two gang members beat and hacked a 16-year-old Houston teen to death using bats and machetes. They also almost decapitated him, the Houston Chronicle reported. The gang suspected he had shared information with El Salvadoran police. Both killers were sentenced to 35 years in prison. Both were from El Salvador, here illegally. One had been picked up previously on an immigration charge, a common thread for the gang. That’s why it comes up in the context of sanctuary city roundtables.
In 2017, as many as 10 MS-13 members stabbed a man more than 100 times in Maryland. They decapitated him and cut out his heart. The first suspect charged, who allegedly stabbed first, was Miguel Angel Lopez-Abrego, of El Salvador, who was here illegally.
Also last year, MS-13 members shot an unidentified girl who was thought to be 15 in the head and chest, leaving her body in the middle of a busy street in Houston’s Chinatown. The murderer said he killed her to appease Satan. “The beast did not want a material offering, but wanted a soul,” he said. He was from El Salvador originally, and here illegally.
The documentation of the gang’s brutality is long and horrifying. Murder, torture, rape, dismemberment, mutilation. These are heinous acts, and we’re meant to know it. They are committed for that reason, to shock and terrorize, silence and warn. MS-13 means for you to be repelled and horrified.
Calling the people who commit these acts “animals” doesn’t dehumanize them. Their actions dehumanize them. Just because the president has said bad things about immigrants in the past is no reason to condemn him today.
Whatever you think about the president, it’s not responsible or reasonable to object when the president tells the truth about a brutal street gang. – USA Today
The Democrats and mainstream media outlets were quick to defend MS-13 against Trump, and his definition of them as, “animals”. If you’re wondering if the media has an effect on our youth, check out how these millennials responded to this insane question:
The Daily Caller’s Stephanie Hamill and Julia Nista recently hit the streets of Washington D.C. to ask millennials if they would rather date a Trump supporter or an MS-13 gang member.
Shockingly, the majority of respondents said they would rather date an MS-13 gang member, while some said they had never heard of MS-13 before.