Salvadoran Gang Responsible for Over 30 Murders on Long Island in Two Years
U.S. Senate candidate Chele Farley, (R,C, Reform) today took Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to task for supporting policies that have led to a spike in gang-related killings on Long Island by Mara Salvatrucha, better known as MS-13. According to published reports, the Central American street gang is responsible for more than 30 deaths -- many by hacking with a machete -- across the region since 2016. MS-13's motto is "rape, control, kill."
Farley supports the federal government redoubling its enforcement priorities to focus on violent felons and notorious street gangs such as MS-13, and deporting them. Her opponent, Kirsten Gillibrand, supports sanctuary jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration officials at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. According to the Center for Immigration Studies, New York state had eight such jurisdictions in 2017, including Nassau County.
Said Farley: "MS-13 monsters are responsible for more than two dozen brutal murders in the last two years on Long Island. We need local police to work together with federal immigration officials to enforce the law and keep New Yorkers safe. The bottom line is that Kirsten Gillibrand's support for sanctuary cities keeps killers like MS-13 on the street and preying on our communities. While Kirsten Gillibrand is grandstanding on television, people continue to die in Suffolk and Nassau counties."
In January 2018 the Nassau County District Attorney's office indicted 17 MS-13 gang members in a multi-state investigation that included drug trafficking and homicide, including the hacking to death and mutilation of a 15-year-old boy in Roosevelt, New York.
"As a mother of three, I understand that no child deserves to go to school terrified of gang violence. No parent should ever have to wonder if their son or daughter will return home that day. It's Kirsten Gillibrand's support for lawless policies such as sanctuary cities that have contributed to MS-13 monsters targeting communities across Long Island. If she had her way, nothing would change. I'm running to kick these monsters off our streets and partner local law enforcement with the federal officials trying to keep us safe," said Farley.