Combating Gang Violence on Long Island: Shutting Down the MS-13 Pipeline, Field Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, June 20, 2017   [open pdf - 354KB]

This is the June 20, 2017 field hearing on "Combating Gang violence on Long Island: Shutting Down the MS-13 Pipeline," held before the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence of the Committee on Homeland Security. From the opening statement of Peter T. King: "[..] MS-13 is a morally depraved, transnational murderous gang which terrorizes innocent people. The acts of violence connected to transnational gangs, specifically MS-13, have drastically and dramatically increased in Suffolk and Nassau County over the past several years. Just in the last more than a year, there have been 17 murders in Suffolk County alone committed by MS-13, and this is something which cannot be allowed to continue. It is essential we have a full-scale National, State, and local effort to destroy and end the terrorism, the tyranny of MS-13. They in many ways have turned immigrant communities into a killing field, and it is primarily within the immigrant community that these vicious machete killings, brutal murders have been carried out, and these are good people who are often unheard and not listened to. [...] So it is essential that the word get out that it is important that there be cooperation with law enforcement because the bottom line is that the police and the FBI and Homeland Security can only do so much. The real information is going to come from people on the ground, and that is why it is vital that we establish that trust, that relationship, and that people in the community, leaders in the community encourage the people in the community to cooperate." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: William Sweeney, Jr., Angel M. Melendez, Timothy D. Sini, Vincent F. DeMarco, Thomas C. Krumpter, Michael Marino, Robert Mickens, Evelyn Rodriguez, Howard M. Koenig, and Patrick Young, Esq.

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