Skip to comments.MS-13 gang member is sentenced
Posted on 12/09/2005 12:20:38 PM PST by Bald Eagle777
A Freeport member of the MS-13 street gang was sentenced to 63 years in prison, in the first national case that found a street gang to be a racketeering enterprise.
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MS13 is big problem on long island.
Hey, look on the bright side....in a few decades he can be nominated for The Nobel Peace Prize
We've know for years that groups of old ladies saying rosaries in front of abortuaries is a racketeering enterprise.
But we needed to be sure before we would tar an international drug-and-extortion ring with that kind of label.
MS13 vs. Long Island Italians -- I go with the latter.
I'm really curious as to why street gangs have not been considered to be racketeering. They have been since the beginning.
One down, one million to go...
something like 45 home invasions this year on long island - they just come crashing through your front door while you are at home. very quietly, applications for gun permits here are up 4 fold.
Cuts in the police force as well. And Suozzi still wins.
Having grown up in Chicago I always wondered the same thing. Why isn't it illegal to belong to an organization whose sole reason for existing is to commit crimes? Instead we fight a silly war on drugs while gangsters control, terrorize and own the streets. I'd throw the Patriot Act at their gang-banging asses, label them domestic terrorists and lock them up for life if they even have a gang related tattoo. We need to get real smart with these gangsters real soon. With Bush about open the flood gates for Vicente Fox's criminals I fear it will only get worse.
"Pleeeease, New York Rulers of Me, may I have some permission to defend myself? Please?"
Around here, the odds are very high that scum like this get disassembled on the threshold. And we don't need/want permits to do so.
Yes it's a big problem, but if the Nassau County PD had a clue on how to deal with gangs MS13 would be far less of a problem.After 40 years of living in Manhattan and Queens and the last ten in Nassau I find the Nassau cops really skilled in tagging moving violations and protecting Roosevelt Field from drivers seeking to drop off or pick up near an entrance. As far as actual law enforcement, they are in need of much reinforcement. They've been so successful stopping home invasions that I recently purchased an auto ordnance M1 Carbine for protection, and my wife, who hate guns, agreed to it.
The RICO Act needs to be interpreted as broadly as possible and applied and enforced with extreme prejudice, among all other legal means when it comes to dealing with this threat. It will take time, and more hard work. Going after conscientious anti-abortion protester types, in my view, would be a complete and irresponsible (politically motivated) waste of resources. Why shoot at a windmill when you have an active enemy inside the gate.
As far as I'm concerned, whenever the cops arrest anyone with MS-13 gang tattoos they should give them 2 choices - a life term in an American prison or immediate deportation to wherever they came from.
You know they'll choose deportation and after they rest from their trip they'll be right back breaking our laws within a week.
They're from El Salvador, they're regularly deported, and the regularly come right back.
A more practical solution would be to tattoo "MS-13" across their face, deport them one last time, then if they show up here again they can be shot on sight by anyone at any time.
I like your idea better than mine. Thanks.
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