Even Democrats know that Democrats misrepresented the violent and criminal nature of MS 13 gangs, when Americans begged for help from federal law enforcement to take them seriously, and now, according to we see that President Donald J. Trump was right in his assessment of the deadly criminals.
From a 2019 Washington Post article, Democrats’ dishonesty hands Trump a winning issue, by Marc A. Thiessen :
“How evil is MS-13? Last year, two gang members in Texas reportedly murdered a teenage girl as an offering to Satan. According to prosecutors, the gang leader (known as “Diabolico”) told the young girl that “the Beast” wanted “a soul” before having his partner shoot her in the head and dump her body on a street corner. As charges were read against the two, the Houston Chronicle reported, they “laughed, smiled and waved for the media cameras.” MS-13 gang members, police have said, also stabbed a Maryland man more than 100 times before decapitating him and cutting out his heart . . . lured a 34-year-old man to his already dug grave . . . and stoned an 18-year-old boy to death and dumped his body under a bridge.
MS-13 is a demonic death cult. And President Trump has Nancy Pelosi defending its members’ humanity.
When Trump declared at a White House roundtable “You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people. These are animals,” he was clearly referring to MS-13. But the media and Democrats took the president’s quote out of context and declared that he had referred to all illegal immigrants as animals. The Associated Press tweeted that “Trump referred to those crossing US border illegally as ‘animals.’ ” The New York Times tweeted, “Trump lashed out at undocumented immigrants during a White House meeting, calling those trying to breach the country’s borders ‘animals.’ ” Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) declared, “When all of our great-great-grandparents came to America they weren’t ‘animals,’ and these people aren’t either.”
Now the truth is coming out and Trump was right according to a press release from the Department of Justice:
Seven MS-13 Gang Members Indicted in Violent Crime and Drug Distribution Conspiracy
Conspired to Commit Acts Involving Murder, Intimidation, and Assault
A federal grand jury in Nashville, Tennessee, returned a 16-count superseding indictment Wednesday, charging seven MS-13 gang members with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana and serious firearm-related offenses, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian C. Rabbitt of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee.
Those charged include Carlos Ochoa-Martinez, 31, aka “El Serio,” Jason Sandoval, 35, aka “Bin Laden,” Jorge Flores, 28, aka “Peluche,” all of Nashville; Jose Pineda-Caceres, 22, aka “Demente,” and Franklin Hernandez, 21, aka “Happy,” both of Honduras; Gerson Serrano-Ramirez, 33, aka “Frijole,” of El Salvador and Juan Melendez,” aka “Shaggy,” of Lebanon, Tennessee.
The indictment alleges that beginning in 2014 and continuing until yesterday, the defendants conspired with each other to obtain bulk quantities of marijuana and cocaine for redistribution in and around middle Tennessee. Once the drugs were received, the defendants would reduce them into smaller quantities and sell them in and around nightclubs in Nashville and from the parking lots and restrooms of these establishments. In order to maximize drug distribution in these nightclubs, the defendants would threaten rival and competing drug dealers who sold and attempted to sell cocaine and marijuana in the nightclubs.
In order to protect their drugs, territory and proceeds, the defendants would acquire, carry and discharge firearms. To maintain and extend control over their drug distribution, the defendants would commit acts involving murder, intimidation and assault against individuals who jeopardized its operations, including rival drug dealers.
All defendants are in custody and will appear before a U.S. Magistrate Judge at a later date.
This investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations; the Drug Enforcement Administration; and the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. Trial Attorney Matthew Hoff of the Criminal Division’s Organized Crime & Gang Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Ahmed Safeeullah are prosecuting this case.
An indictment is merely an accusation. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.