Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the Justice Department will crack down on violent gangs.
“Under President Trump, the Justice Department has zero tolerance for gang violence,” Sessions told a meeting with federal law enforcement officials to discuss ways to combat organized crime.
Sessions on Tuesday called out one organization in particular, the MS-13 street gang, members of which are suspected in the killings of four people last week in Long Island. Sessions told the Organized Crime Council that gangs like MS-13 “represent one of the gravest threats to American safety.”
He raised the murder a few days ago, believed to have been carried out by MS-13 members, of four young men, whose bodies were dumped in a park on Long Island, and he recalled the brutal murders last month of two teenage girls in Los Angeles, both killed with machetes and baseball bats.