By Jim Campbell
May 18, 2018
President Trump recently referred to MS-13 Gang members as animals.
He was being kind.
These are groups of blood thirsty homicidal maniacs who get their power from being in the gang.
Of course the media, which has no clue about what it speaks and writes had their usual field day with said assertion.
The Mara Salvatrucha gang originated in Los Angeles and has spread to Central America, other parts of the United States, and Canada.
Somewhere on their bodies after the join the gang the get a tattoo with MS-S thirteen on them.
It is commonly abbreviated as MS, Mara, and MS-13.
There is some dispute about the etymology of the name.
The most common belief is that the word “Mara” refers to the Spanish word for “gang”, and “Salvatrucha” (which is Spanish slang) for “Salvadoran army ant.
Alternatively, it is suggested that “Salvatrucha” refers to the Salvadoran peasant guerrillas, the source of much of the gang’s early manpower.
The number 13 is homage to the Los Angeles gang “Los Emes” or “The Ms”(M being the thirteenth letter of the alphabet).
The gang was set up in Los Angeles in 1980’s by Salvadoran immigrants in the city’s Pico-Union neighborhood. The majority of the gang is ethnically composed of Salvadorans, Hondurans, Guatemalans, and Nicaraguans.
Their activities have caught the eye of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), who in September 2005 initiated wide-scale raids against suspected gang members, netting 660 arrests across United States.
ICE efforts were at first directed towards MS-13, in its Operation Community Shield.
In May 2005, ICE expanded Operation Community Shield to include all transnational organized crime groups and prison gangs. ICE’s Operation Community Shield has since arrested 7,655 street gang members.
President Donald Trump on Thursday said he was referring to MS-13 gang members when he called some undocumented immigrants “animals” a day earlier, after his remarks prompted a partisan spat online.
“You know I’m referring to the MS-13 gangs that are coming in. I was talking about the MS-13,” the president said in response to a question from a reporter. “So, I’m actually surprised that you’re asking this question because most people got it right.”
The dust-up began Wednesday when, during a roundtable on so-called sanctuary cities, Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims brought up the gang while expressing concern about a California law that forbids local authorities informing U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement of undocumented immigrants in the state’s jails.
Trump has often talked about cracking down on the gang, which originated in Los Angeles.
“We have people coming into the country, or trying to come in — and we’re stopping a lot of them — but we’re taking people out of the country,” Trump responded.
“You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are.
These aren’t people.
These are animals.
And we’re taking them out of the country at a level and at a rate that’s never happened before.”
While Mims referred to MS-13, Trump did not explicitly mention the gang.
“IF you are a decent person and were in a meeting where @realDonaldTrump called immigrants ‘animals,’ you will denounce him NOW.
Otherwise, what makes you any different?” Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) wrote on Twitter.
As in most Democrat minders, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) in is dire need of two enemas.
President Barack Obama’s former White House photographer, Pete Souza, on Wednesday shared a photo of zebras on his Instagram page, which has 1.9 million followers, with the caption: “Dear sir: THESE are animals.”
Though he did not refer to Trump by name, Souza has in the past criticized the president on Instagram, critiquing his statements and administration.
The comment was directed toward immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries.
The president referred to Mexicans as “rapists,“ “killers” and “murderers” during the 2016 presidential campaign cycle.
Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday afternoon told reporters he was referring to MS-13 gang members “who enter the country illegally and whose deportations are hamstrung by our laws.”
“MS-13 has done heinous acts.
It took an animal to stab a man 100 times and decapitate him and rip his heart out.
It took an animal to beat a woman they were sex trafficking with a bat 28 times, indenting part of her body. And it took an animal to kidnap, drug and rape a 14-year-old Houston girl,” she said.
“Frankly, I think that the term ‘animal’ doesn’t go far enough, and I think the president should continue to use his platform and everything he can do under the law to stop these types of horrible, horrible, disgusting people,” she continued.
And on Thursday, Trump was more precise with his language.
“MS-13, these are animals.
They’re coming into our country, we are getting them out.
They come in again.
We are getting them out,” he said.
“Operation Community Shield” (Source)
“So when the MS-13 comes in, when the other gang members come into our country, I refer to them as animals.
And guess what? I always will.”