The remains of a murder victim have been unearthed in New York.
And the cops there think it was MS-13.
The gruesome discovery came in Roosevelt, NY on Wednesday. An investigation into a murder committed with a machete last July led to an arrest. And investigators then unearthed a number of bone fragments connected to the machete case. The human remains were found in a wooden area of the Long Island suburbs.
Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder told reporter that the murder in question “is no doubt an MS-13 murder.”
MS-13 is a violent Latin-American gang. President Trump has referred to them as “animals” in recent days. Those comments sparked controversy among the kind of people who think that a felon who beheads his victims is a human being deserving of dignity, but a child in the womb is not.
MS-13 is believed to be responsible for at least 25 murders in the Long Island area over the past two years. One of them was 16 year old Angel Soler, who was killed on July 21st of last year, after leaving his home.
Soler was killed with a machete. His body was found in October, in the same stretch of woods where Wednesday’s discovery was made. Investigators began digging in the woods again on Tuesday night after getting more information about the Soler case.
Cops had arrested a third man in connection with the murder of Soler, one Josue Figueroa-Velasquez, age 18. He his now facing murder charges. Previously, David Sosa-Guevara and Victory Lopez had been arrested and charges with second degree murder in relation to the Soler case.
Figueroa-Velasquez’s arrest led police to search for more remains in the same place they found Soler’s body. Police say the body has been there for a while, and it’s from an “older murder.”
MS-13, which stands for Mara Salvatrucha (the 13 being a piece of gang terminology signaling their allegiance to the Mexican Mafia), has been active in New York for around two decades. Although MS-13 started in Los Angeles, Salvadoran immigrants in Freeport would become the originators of MS-13 operations in New York.
Born out of a chaotic environment in which Salvadoran gangs waged small-scale war with black and Puerto Rican gangs, MS-13 quickly made a name for itself by being more violent, more vicious, than its competitors.
By now, the scourge of Mara Salvatrucha has spread all across the United States. Young men, enticed by the easy profit and savage glee provided by a life of crime, have made themselves monstrous by joining forces with a regiment of devils the likes of which our country has never seen before. Their cruelty, their brutality, are the stuff of nightmares.
But these nightmares are all too real.
How many more bodies now lie in shallow graves in New York suburbs? How many more children will MS-13 slaughter and mutilate? How long will our authorities wait to hunt down and exterminate these criminals? How many more innocents will die before we realize the real costs of crime, human trafficking, and drug addiction that porous borders impose on a nation?
Only time will tell.