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Stories tagged: MS-13


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 9:03 a.m.

Mother of suspected MS-13 victim remembered as ‘warrior’

A mother recognized by President Donald Trump for turning grief over her daughter’s suspected gang killing into a crusade against MS-13 was remembered at her funeral Friday as a hero …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 8:13 p.m.

MS-13 is suspected of killing her daughter. Now she is dead in a dispute over the memorial.

Almost exactly two years ago, mourners gathered at Brentwood High School on Long Island to remember teenagers Kayla Cuevas and Nisa Mickens, who were allegedly killed by suspected MS-13 gang …


New directive takes aim at immigrants fleeing gang violence

The MS-13 gang made Jose Osmin Aparicio’s life so miserable in his native El Salvador that he had no choice but to flee in the dead of night with his …


Marc A. Thiessen: Democrats’ dishonesty hands Trump a winning issue

How evil is MS-13? Last year, two gang members in Texas reportedly murdered a teenage girl as an offering to Satan. According to prosecutors, the gang leader (known as “Diabolico”) …


Trump defends describing MS-13 gang members as ‘animals’

Describing gang violence inflicted by MS-13 members in chilling and gruesome detail, President Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to make “radical” changes to U.S. aid practices by withholding government assistance from …


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 9:19 p.m.

‘Animals’? Trump says he’ll keep using term for gang members

President Donald Trump is defending his use of the word “animals” to describe some immigrants who enter the country illegally, saying he would continue to use the term to refer …


’Vying for control’: How MS-13 uses violence and extortion in America’s jails

The Bloods gang member was sitting at a table inside the Prince George’s County, Maryland, jail last spring when two other inmates approached from behind. They belonged to MS-13. And …


Gang roundups in U.S., Central America draw praise

Authorities in the U.S. and Central America say they have indicted thousands of violent street gang members since March, including a powerful MS-13 leader who allegedly ordered bloodshed on the …


For Sessions, being attorney general is chance to make mark

In the midst of a week when his role – and future – in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet was in serious doubt, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions could be found …


UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017, 6:43 p.m.

Trump appears to advocate rough police treatment of suspects

Talking tough on illegal immigration and violent crime, President Donald Trump appeared Friday to advocate rougher treatment of people in police custody, speaking dismissively of arresting officers who protect the …


UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 12:42 p.m.

U.S. attorney general presses on with mission to El Salvador

Though his future may be in doubt, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions forged ahead Thursday with a tough-on-crime agenda that once endeared him to President Donald Trump, opening a mission …


UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 7:47 p.m.

MS-13 gang targeted in pre-dawn sweep across Los Angeles

Hundreds of federal and local law enforcement fanned out across Los Angeles in pre-dawn sweeps, serving arrest and search warrants as part of a three-year investigation into the ultra-violent street …


UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017, 9:53 p.m.

Grieving dad runs for school board in gang-scarred suburb

Robert Mickens was just a regular dad who went to his daughter’s high school basketball games in their New York town, worried about whether she studied enough and sometimes got …


MS-13 street gang grips Long Island suburbs in violence

MS-13 has been blamed for a trail of 11 corpses of mostly young people discovered in woods and vacant lots in Brentwood and neighboring Central Islip since the start of …


UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 4 p.m.

Trump, top officials take aim at brutal MS-13 street gang

The Trump administration vowed Tuesday to crack down on MS-13, a notoriously brutal Central American street gang blamed for a recent series of killings in suburban New York, and accused …


UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 9:29 p.m.

Four found dead in Long Island park may be victims of gang violence

Four young men found dead in a park from injuries inflicted by a sharp-edged object were killed in a way that is consistent with the methods of the MS-13 street …


MS-13 gang members indicted in slayings of 3 New York teens

Federal agents said Thursday that they have caught the members of a violent street gang who killed three teenagers last year, including two girls who were inseparable best friends at …