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A Two-Fold Approach to Countering Gangs

Gangs are a serious problem negatively impacting American culture. And the rise of gang activity as evidenced by the rash of shootings we've seen in major metropolitan areas like Chicago and elsewhere is increasingly threatening the very safety and security of both law enforcement officers and the communities we serve, nationwide.

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MS-13 Directs Members to 'Take Out a Cop'

MS-13 has directed its members to "take out a cop" in a directive that has police on high alert across the New York area, according to a new memo.

Trump Threatens to Pull Federal Immigration Agents from California

President Trump on Thursday lambasted California officials for how they are dealing with gangs and threatened to pull immigration and border agents out of the state to show just how bad things would be without federal help.

Trump Praises Law Enforcement Officers and Their Families for Sacrifice and Dedication

"Every drop of blood spilled by the men and women in blue is a wound on our nation," Trump said and he drew cheers from the audience when he said anyone killing a law enforcement officer should get the death penalty.

ICE's 'Operation Raging Bull' Nets 267 MS-13 Arrests

"Operation Raging Bull" was led by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with support from multiple agencies to target and dismantle MS-13. It culminated in 267 arrests in the U.S. and overseas.

AG Sessions, Speaking at IACP, Vows to 'Dismantle' International MS-13 Gang

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday formally designated the criminal gang MS-13 as a priority for federal law enforcement, vowing to use agencies ranging from the FBI to Homeland Security and the IRS to dismantle it.

Trump Speech Urging Police to Be Rough on Gang Suspects Triggers Response from Chiefs and Police Associations

Chuck Canterbury, the FOP’s president, said taken as a whole, Trump’s speech showed the president very strongly supports rank-and-file police officers.

ICE Director Warns MS-13 “My Gang is Bigger”

The Trump administration has focused on targeting the transnational street gang, and Trump said at a cabinet meeting on June 12 that MS-13 is being “depleted” and “will be gone pretty soon.”

ICE Arrests 1,378 Suspected Gang Members in Record Sweep

The Trump administration has concluded a six-week nationwide sweep of suspected gang members with 1,378 arrests — the largest such gang sweep conducted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) to date.

New York State Police to Join Fight Against MS-13 on Long Island

Suffolk County (NY) Police Commissioner Timothy Sini said Thursday state troopers will begin increased patrols of parks and other state-owned land in the Brentwood and Central Islip area to help the county combat the MS-13 gang.