New York finally decided to crack down on the problem they’ve been having with El Salvadorian gang MS-13 invading the state, due to their sanctuary city status that allows any criminal migrants through. As soon as they decided to send police and ICE after these criminals, they were easily able to track down and arrest three MS-13 members that tried to kill a rival teenaged gang-member, leaving him paraplegic.
The three gang members have been on the run in New York City for a few months. Jose ‘Flaco’ Gonzalez, Kevin ‘Stomper’ Paniagua and Francisco Ramos savagely attacked the victim and Paniagua then shot him in the head, federal officials said.
The Daily Mail says:
Paniagua, 18, had then tried to shoot the man again but his gun jammed.
The man, who was believed to be from the rival 18th Street Gang, is now paraplegic, the New York Post reported.
The incident took place on 179th Street and 90th Avenue in Jamaica, Queens, on October 23.
Bridget Rohde, Acting US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, said: ‘As alleged in the complaint, the defendants were members and an associate of MS-13, an international gang known for its culture of murder.
‘They sought to spread fear throughout the community by attempting to kill an individual suspected to be a rival gang member.’
The three men were awaiting arraignment on Wednesday at Brooklyn federal court.
During a recent visit to Long Island, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said: ‘The MS-13 mantra is kill rape and control, and so that should tell us enough about the kind of groups we confront.
‘Our motto is justice for victims and consequences for criminals.’
The Central American gang known as MS-13, linked to a string of bloody murders in the US over the last few years, have been recruiting increasingly younger members and resorting to ever more violent methods, according to alarmed experts.
MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha, was started nearly 20 years ago in Los Angeles after millions of immigrants from El Salvador came to the US after a violent civil war left more than 100,000 dead.
The criminal enterprise composed, mostly of El Salvadoran and Honduran youths, was the first to be designated by the FBI as an international criminal group.
One of MS-13’s distinguishing features is its reliance on the machete – a broad, sharp and extremely durable knife that is ubiquitous in the farming communities of Central America – as the weapon of choice because of it is readily available, relatively cheap and can be used to inflict catastrophic injuries.