The LAPD has busted twenty suspected MS-13 members for their alleged roles in shaking down protection money from food trucks on construction sites for the last five years as reported by Andrew Blanstein for the Los Angeles Times.
MS-13 originated in Los Angeles, CA but operates in more than 40 states with at least 8,000 members across the country, and last October the Treasury Department designated it as a transnational criminal organization which freezes their U.S. assets and bans Americans from conducting business with them according to an agency press release.
The crime group is among those behind the child sex trade in the United States, and "in Northern Virginia, 12 gang members, mostly MS-13, have been locked up for child sex trafficking in the past two years" as reported by Pamela Brown for WJLA:
"We're seeing most of the cases coming from MS-13 with regards to sex trafficking and we've seen a number of those cases from the past year," said John Torres, Special Agent in Charge with ICE Homeland Security Investigations. "For us it's a disturbing trend."
Meanwhile, clueless Democrats like U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein insist that law abiding Americans do not need semi-automatic guns or standard-capacity magazines for self-protection even as the street gangs and drug cartels take over our streets.
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