WASHINGTON – President Trump’s aim at MS-13 gets mauled by the Huffington Post. But that will not detract law enforcement officers from pursuing the notorious gangsters. As has been the trend recently, the president gets it, while the Post does not.
President Trump sounded the alarm Friday over the violence being inflicted on American neighborhoods by MS-13. He vowed to “liberate our towns” from the murderous gang’s grip. This is part of an escalating crackdown by his administration, reported Fox News.
Not surprisingly, the Huffington Post is trying to generate pitiful news with the sensationalized headline, “Donald Trump Endorses Police Brutality With Speech to Cops.”
Their article began, “President Donald Trump received applause on Friday when he endorsed police brutality while delivering a speech to law enforcement officers on Long Island, New York.”
That kind of reporting belongs in the sewer because it is completely inaccurate. Sadly, the irresponsible reporting has garnered favor with some in our communities that think cops are out of control. One in particular is the mayoral candidate in Minneapolis that think cops should be disarmed.
The president traveled to Long Island to talk about the gang’s atrocities and rally support for his immigration enforcement policies.
“[MS-13 has] transformed peaceful parks and beautiful quiet neighborhoods into blood-stained killing fields. They’re animals. We cannot tolerate as a society the spilling of innocent, young, wonderful vibrant people,” Trump said.
The president spoke in blunt language to describe the brutality of MS-13 gang members, who have murdered 17 people in Long Island since Jan. 16. Apparently that is too offensive for the Huffington Post.
The gang, which has Central American ties, is also active in the Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles areas.
“We cannot accept this violence one day more,” Trump said.
The part that got the Huffington Post worked up into a lather were his comments regarding the manner in which these street terrorists are taken into custody.
“When you see these towns and when you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagon, you just see them thrown in, rough, and I said, ‘Please don’t be too nice,’” Trump said.
“Like when you guys put somebody in the car and you’re protecting their head, you know, the way you put their hand over, like, don’t hit their head and they’ve just killed somebody, don’t hit their head, I said, ‘You can take the hand away, OK?’” he added.
So from those comments, the ultra liberal publication believes Trump is endorsing police brutality.
No people, he is simply saying there is no reason to roll out the red carpet and treat them (MS-13 killers) with kid gloves on their way to jail.
As he did throughout the 2016 political campaign, Trump also railed against timid politicians who have failed to enforce immigration laws and looked the other way as violent gangs crossed the border.
“They are there right now because of weak political leadership . . . and in many cases police who are not allowed to do their job because they have a pathetic mayor or a mayor who does not know what’s going on,” Trump said.
Trump noted that gang members in question prefer knives versus guns because victims experience more suffering. He then delivered a personal message to the notorious gangsters.
“We will find you, we will arrest you, we will jail you and we will deport you,” Trump said to applause from the audience of law enforcement officials. He vowed to “destroy the vile criminal cartel, MS-13, and many other gangs.”
And by the way, we may or may not use our hand to protect your head as we place you in the back seat of our police units. You’ll need to tuck your cranium yourself.
Got it Huffington Post?
On the heals of being frustrated with the Senate over their inability to pass a replacement bill for Obama Care, Trump called on Congress to meet his spending demands to hire as many as 10,000 new Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and 5,000 new Customs and Border Patrol officers.
The administration also is pushing to boost funding for more administrative law judges and to begin building the border wall.
The House this week voted to allocate $1.6 billion for a border wall.
Trump’s speech coincided with an announcement on Friday that two MS-13 gang members had been arrested in connection with the May murder of a man in Queens.
In June, New York State and federal law enforcement officials disclosed that as part of Operation Matador — a joint federal-state initiative — a total of 45 individuals with confirmed gang affiliations were arrested, including 39 affiliated with MS-13.
With Trump in MS-13’s domestic epicenter, Attorney General Jeff Sessions was delivering the administration’s message in El Salvador, where the violent gang is rooted.
“MS-13 is based here in El Salvador, but its tentacles reach across Central America, Europe, and through 40 U.S. states, and to within yards of the U.S. Capitol,” he said in remarks to graduates of the International Law Enforcement Academy.
The administration has taken an aggressive approach toward combating gangs, including establishing a Department of Justice Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety in February. A month later, Sessions issued a memo to all federal prosecutors placing a priority on prosecuting violent criminals.
Sessions was in the country to highlight joint efforts that have contributed to the arrest of 113 suspected MS-13 gang members. According to the Justice Department, an additional 593 gang members were charged Thursday, including many MS-13 members.