AG Sessions: More proactive policing needed to combat violent crime

Earlier this month, attorney general Jeff Sessions-David the Gnome's racist cousin-commenced a review of "consent decrees", agreements between the federal government and local police forces to address issues of systemic racism and other prejudices.

After the US government jailed and deported many MS-13 members in the 1990s, the group formed a new power base in El Salvador. "They are not content to simply ruin the lives of adults-MS-13 recruits in our high schools, our middle schools, and even our elementary schools", He continued.

"No one is less sympathetic than criminal alien gang members".

"Just a few days ago, law enforcement believes that members of MS-13 murdered four young men and dumped their bodies in a park on Long Island", Sessions said during prepared remarks Tuesday. Under President Trump, the Justice Department has zero tolerance for gang violence.

According to Sessions in the United States there are approximately 10,000 members of MS-13 spread across 40 states, while in El Salvador there are an estimated 30,000.

The president later tweeted that "Sessions is doing a fantastic job: announced today new steps to dismantle violent gangs like MS-13".

Sessions' remarks are a close resemblance to those of Trump's, who most recently slammed previous administration's immigration enforcement for allowing the MS-13 gang to take root in the USA, as Breitbart News reported.

Sessions said cities that protect people in the country illegally make efforts to fight gang violence more hard.

Later that morning, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly invoked the group in a graphic and dark description of the threat from transnational gangs, calling them "utterly without laws, conscience or respect for human life".

Donald Trump signed an executive order shortly after taking office in which he asked the Justice Department to convene a working group to go after transnational criminal organizations like MS-13, whose formal name is Mara Salvatrucha.

Sessions would need to reverse the 2011 Department of Justice ruling that opened the door to state-by-state regulation of real-money online gambling.

The gang was formed in Los Angeles by Salvadoran immigrants fleeing civil war in the 1980s.

  • Larry Hoffman