“They keep finding bodies.”
The disturbing quote headlined an October article featured in the New York Times. The subsequent article detailed the string of blood and horror in a small Long Island suburb of Brentwood, a 60,000-person community plagued by transnational gang violence — violence perpetuated by the federal government’s refusal to enforce the nation’s immigration laws.
In one 24-hour period back in September, 15-year-old Nisa Mickens and her best friend, Kayla Cuevas, 16, were found beaten to death near an elementary school in what authorities allege was a gang-related double murder carried out by the Salvadorian gang MS-13, a transnational group known for hacking their victims up with machetes and other committing notably violent crimes.
That same week, the remains of 19-year-old Oscar Acosta and 15-year-old Miguel Garcia-Moran were found in the woods near a psychiatric hospital. They’d been missing since February.
Since 2009, there have been at least 14 murders attributed to MS-13 in Brentwood alone. There are only 4,400 high school students divided between two schools in the whole community, but the prevalence of gang activity has become a huge community problem, the NYT reported. And officials point to the massive influx of illegal alien children, funneled en mass by the federal government into American communities, as the reason why gang violence is now raging out of control.
The New York Times estimated there are 17,000 Salvadorian residents in the town, which is 68 percent Hispanic. (Click to Article)