Accuracy in Media

So all those stories we’ve seen about how federal law enforcement is deporting more gang members and other criminals than ever and reducing illegal border crossings by up to 70 percent?

All lies, according to an article published Friday on the CNN website, entitled “MS-13 members: Trump makes the gang stronger.”

Yes, as CNN admitted, “law enforcement efforts appear to be bearing fruit.” The story focused on MS-13 activity on Long Island, where 13 suspected MS-13 members were arrested in March on charges related to seven murders over the last three years and where federal prosecutors last week brought a 59-count indictment against four suspects in brutal slayings that took place in April.

According to an ICE official, through June, officers already had arrested 3,311 gang members this year, 357 of whom were suspected to belong to MS-13. In all of fiscal 2016, 5,112 were arrested, including 429 MS-13 members. In half a year, police already have arrested 83 percent as many MS-13 members as all last year.

So many have been sent back that El Salvador has become concerned its own gang violence problem will get worse.

So CNN found some anecdotal evidence in the form of interviews with two purported MS-13 gang members and numerous people it described as illegal aliens on Long Island who said President Trump has enabled the gangs to grow stronger.

One was a mom who said it must be getting worse because her son has been beaten up twice by MS-13 members and illegal aliens are reluctant to report crimes to the police.

But membership in the gangs continues to decline, efforts at eradication continue to strengthen, prosecutors continue to throw the book at gang defendants and the president continues to use both his bully pulpit and statutory power to encourage police to drive gangs from the streets.

If that means stronger gangs, then maybe the definition of stronger gangs has changed. Because usually when organizations are losing members to deportations and lengthy prison sentences, they are not growing stronger.





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Comments

  • mioahu

    AHAHHAHAHAHHA, the neverending stupidity of the leftists and their communist media, with their contradictory and counterintuitive arguments. Same lame argument used for fighting ISIS and radical islam, that it only makes them stronger and it increases the number of their recruits…How did Obama;s lame policy, apology tour and islamist appeasement work for us ? Do they love us more now and stop attacking us ? Did the attacks in Europe stop because they let in a million undocumented refugees ? These are childish idiotic arguments that only college brainwashed lefties can bring. If they would learn history instead of gender studies , they would know the reasons behind the islamist movement, and it has nothing to do with the US in the middle east ! But they who don’t know the past have no future ! Look what happened to the entire central and south america because they did not fight these gangs, and because of their leftist corrupt governments… thanks god we have some conservatives who will stand up to these people and cleanse this country ! Lefties are so hypocritical, that women in Europe will fake their rape report so that it will say their rapists were white, when in fact their were muslim immigrants , how disgraceful, but emblematic of the lying left who has no regard for the truth, only for their globalist multicultural valueless idiotic utopian ideology.