Donald Trump Celebrates Success Against ‘Death Cult’ MS-13

Cheryl Sanders
July 16, 2020

According to NBC New York, MS-13 gang members have been blamed for at least 30 murders in the state dating back to 2010.

In February, former U.S. Attorney Richard O'Donoghue asked the Justice Department whether to seek the death penalty in Saenz's case, and on Wednesday Attorney General Bill Barr's office said yes.

'The DOJ has also announced that it will seek the death penalty for a blood-thirsty MS-13 leader responsible for the despicable killing of seven Americans, including two teenage girls, ' President Donald Trump said Wednesday from the Oval Office while flanked by Barr and other law enforcement officials.

In an indictment unsealed on Tuesday, federal prosecutors in Alexandria, Virginia, charged alleged MS-13 leader Armando Eliu Melgar Diaz with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists, as well as drug trafficking and racketeering.

The gang has been a particular focus for Mr. Trump, who in 2017 ordered the Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security to go to war on the organization.

"It's about the honor of being the most savage, bloodthirsty person you can be and building up a reputation as a killer", Barr said.

Mr. Barr said MS-13 is unique among criminal organizations, calling it a "death cult" because of its savagery, but also pointing to its sophistication and reach, with an hierarchy and tentacles spanning multiple countries.

Diaz also faces charges of racketeering conspiracy and drug trafficking.

Federal prosecutors from the Department of Justice's National Security Division and the Criminal Division, as well as 10 U.S. Attorney's Offices have been assigned to serve JTFV in full-time capacities: the Eastern District of NY; the Eastern District of Virginia; the District of Nevada; the Southern District of California; the District of MA; the Northern District of OH; the District of New Jersey; the Eastern District of Texas; the District of Utah, and; the District of Columbia.

MS-13 is closely linked to illegal immigration into the U.S.

"We've taken them out by the thousands", he said.

Security analysts say the gang's numbers have been aided in recent years by the surge of undocumented immigrant children, and spiked again from 2018 to 2019.

Among the charges Mr. "We've done a great job with MS-13, but now we're stepping it up even to a higher level". The Gangsters Locos Salvatruchas clique Mr.

In a 24-count indictment unsealed yesterday, the Eastern District of NY, charged eight MS-13 members, including leaders of the East Coast Hollywood Program, with Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) and Violent Crimes in Aid of Racketeering (VICAR) charges related to six murders, two attempted murders, kidnapping, narcotics, and related firearms offenses. Those charged are accused of being part of the Hollywood and Sailors, two other MS-13 cliques.

"We believe that monsters who murder children should be put to death", Trump said.

MS-13, or the Mara Salvatrucha gang, is an global criminal organization with up to 50,000 members. Machetes were also used in four of the other five murders included in the charges, NY prosecutors said.

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