“Unbelievable… Pelosi straight up defending MS-13.”
“Does he not believe in the spark of divinity, the dignity and worth of every person? Calling people animals is not a good thing.” – Pelosi
NEW YORK (FOX5NY.COM) – Days after President Donald Trump was criticized for using the word “animals” to refer to some immigrants who illegally cross the U.S. border, the White House released an informational statement with the title WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIOLENT ANIMALS OF MS-13.
WHAT: The violent animals of MS-13 have committed heinous, violent attacks in communities across America.
Too many innocent Americans have fallen victim to the unthinkable violence of MS-13’s animals.
At the State of the Union in January 2018, President Trump brought as his guests Elizabeth Alvarado, Robert Mickens, Evelyn Rodriguez, and Freddy Cuevas, the parents of Nisa Mickens and Kayla Cuevas. Police believe these young girls were chased down and brutally murdered by MS-13 gang members on Long Island, New York, in 2016. Suffolk County Police Commissioner stated that the “murders show a level of brutality that is close to unmatched.”
In Maryland, MS-13’s animals are accused of stabbing a man more than 100 times and then decapitating him, dismembering him, and ripping his heart out of his body. Police believe MS-13 members in Maryland also savagely beat a 15-year-old human trafficking victim. The MS-13 animals used a bat and took turns beating her nearly 30 times in total.
In Houston, Texas, two MS-13 members were charged after kidnapping and sexually assaulting one girl and murdering another. The two MS-13 animals laughed, smiled, and waved for cameras in court as they faced the charges.
New York communities have suffered tremendously from the abhorrent violence of MS-13. Nearly 40 percent of all murders in Suffolk County, New York between January 2016 and June 2017 were tied to MS-13.
In January 2017, MS-13 members were charged with killing and hacking up a teenager in Nassau County. MS-13’s animals reportedly saw the murder as a way to boost their standing in the gang. In April 2017, police believe four young men were brutally murdered by MS-13 animals on Long Island. One victim was a young man in town visiting family during an Easter week vacation. Just last month, in April 2018, MS-13 reportedly called for its members on Long Island to kill a cop for the sake of making a statement.
WHY: MS-13 is a transnational gang which follows the motto of “kill, rape, control” by committing shocking acts of violence in an attempt to instill fear and gain control.
MS-13 is a transnational gang that has brought violence, fear, and suffering to American communities. MS-13, short for Mara Salvatrucha, commits shocking acts of violence to instill fear, including machete attacks, executions, gang rape, human trafficking, and more. In their motto, the animals of MS-13 make clear their goal is to “kill, rape, control.” The gang has more than 10,000 members in the United States spreading violence and suffering.
Recent investigations have revealed MS-13 gang leaders based in El Salvador have been sending representatives into the United States illegally to connect the leaders with local gang members. These foreign-based gang leaders direct local members to become even more violent in an effort to control more territory.
President Trump’s entire Administration is working tirelessly to bring these violent animals to justice.
“When all of our great-great-grandparents came to America they weren’t ‘animals,'” and these people aren’t either,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer tweeted last week.
But Trump has defended his use of “animals” and said he was referring to MS-13 gang members, who have the reputation of using brutal rapes, beatings, and murders to control their territory. Trump has repeatedly called members of the gang “animals.”
Trump will travel to Long Island, New York, on Wednesday to deliver a speech on immigration and talk about MS-13.
MS-13, also known as Mara Salvatrucha, has committed a string of grisly murders on Long Island dating back to January 2016, according to police and prosecutors. The gang is known for carrying out particularly brutal violence with baseball bats, machetes, knives, and guns, authorities have said. In April, a Nassau County grand jury indicted the alleged East Coast ringleader of MS-13, who is known as “Reaper,” according to authorities.
“New York communities have suffered tremendously from the abhorrent violence of MS-13,” read the White House statement, which was posted to its website under the Law & Justice category. “In January 2017, MS-13 members were charged with killing and hacking up a teenager in Nassau County. MS-13’s animals reportedly saw the murder as a way to boost their standing in the gang.”
The document, which uses the term “animals” 10 times, lists several other brutal crimes that law enforcement agencies in several states have tied to MS-13 gang activity.
Federal law enforcement officials have said they believe MS-13 originated in Los Angeles in the 1980s among immigrants who had fled the civil war in El Salvador. But after its leaders were deported, the gang took root in Central America and began to grow. An FBI threat assessment from 2008 said MS-13 engages in murder, rape, prostitution, robbery, home invasions, kidnapping, carjacking, and more.
Reprinted from Infowars.com
Long Island, New York knows exactly what Donald Trump meant when he directly referred to MS-13 as “animals.”
As a panel met for the second time to address the extreme violence perpetrated by illegal aliens allowed to lurk on the streets of America, the left continues to double down.
Washington Post columnist E. J. Dionne recently wrote, “It’s never right to call other human beings ‘animals.’ It’s not something we should even have to debate. No matter how debased the behavior of a given individual or group, no matter how much legitimate anger that genuinely evil actions might inspire, dehumanizing others always leads us down a dangerous path.”
Wouldn’t not calling them out for what they are leading us down an even more dangerous path?
Reprinted from Infowars.com
resident Trump mocked Nancy Pelosi during a speech Tuesday, saying that the Democratic House Minority Leader ‘came out in favor of MS-13’ after the media claimed Trump’s description of the murderous gang members as ‘animals’ was racist.
“Just the other day, Nancy Pelosi came out in favor of MS-13. That’s the first time I’ve heard that,” the President said during his speech at the Susan B. Anthony List, a pro-life organization.
“She wants them to be treated with respect, as do other Democrats. That’s not going to be happening. We’re not going to release violent criminals into our country.” the President added.
Referring to the Democratic party, Trump added: “They don’t want walls, they don’t want other people stopping.”
“We will be appealing to voters all across America who previously sent a Democrat to Washington only to discover they elected a proxy vote for Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi,” Trump added.
“These are people that don’t believe in borders, don’t believe in fighting crime, don’t believe in a strong military.” the President said.
Last week, Pelosi defended the MS-13 gang, founded by Salvadoran immigrants,
“’These aren’t people, these are animals,’” Pelosi said, quoting the president, then adding “You have to wonder, does he not believe in the spark of divinity – the dignity and worth of every person? ‘These are not people, these are animals’ – the president of the United States.”
“Every day that you think that you’ve seen it all, along comes another manifestation of why their policies are so inhumane and why we have to continue the debate… Calling people animals is not a good thing,” Pelosi added.
Responding to Trump’s latest comments, Pelosi again conflated the battle against gang violence with other standard immigration policies, criticizing Trump for the DHS’s policy to detain parents who come over the border illegally separately from children.
In the wake of the media purposefully taking Trump’s ‘animals’ comment out of context and suggesting he was referring to all immigrants, the White House issued a press release entitled, “What You Need to Know About the Violent Animals of MS-13.”
The document triggered the pro-immigration group The Southern Poverty Law Center, who called it “unacceptable” for such “racist, dehumanizing language” to appear on the White House website.
Southern Poverty Law Center @splcenter
It is unacceptable for such racist, dehumanizing language to now be repeated 10 times on the White House website in a document that speaks for America.
The internet was swift and brutal with its response:
- The SPLC stands up for MS-13 gang members
- The MS-13 respecters have logged on.
- An MS-13 gang member was sentenced today to several decades in jail for murdering a child. His name is Animal.
- Imagine thinking it’s racist to call murderous gang members “animals”
- “Violent rapists and murderers” isn’t a race.
- SPLC has chosen the side of the murderous rapists who ritually dismember their victims. Because why wouldn’t they?
- Pretty soon they’ll say calling Hamas terrorist is dehumanizing and racist
- MS-13’s motto is ‘Rape, Kill, Control. Somehow SPLC is worried about this group of savages being “dehumanized” and people still view this organization as respectable. Astounding
- Broke: Trump called all illegal immigrants animals. Woke: It’s racist to dehumanize a group whose motto is “rape, control, kill”
- They’re not calling them animals because of their race, you idiots. It’s because they murderous, rapists, drug dealing animals.
- For the love of God, they cut the heart out of a living human.
- Tell that to the guy who had his heart ripped out. I would consider that dehumanization, not this.
- Just imagine being an immigrant from El Salvador who escaped to America to be safe from the horrors of MS-13 just to see the mainstream media here defending and supporting them.
- You have a list. Put them on it.
- Imagine being this oblivious to reality.
- They are just making this a thing I see.
- Really? This is what you’re doing?
- I remember when the Southern Poverty Law Center was respected for doing important work and saying important things.
- Whenever i feel dumb i just remember that people take the splc seriously
- They really are going to die on this hill. Fine by me.
- SPLC has gone full SPLC.
The National Football League announced Wednesday that all players who are on the field when the national anthem is heard before a game must stand — or they can choose to remain in the locker room without penalty.
Teams will be subject to a fine if a player disobeys, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said at a news conference.
Goodell described the vote at the league’s spring meeting in Atlanta as unanimous, but the San Francisco 49ers — whose quarterback Colin Kaepernick sparked the controversy by refusing to stand before a game in 2016 — said later that they had abstained. Jed York, the team’s owner, said he planned to meet with his players “to make sure everything we do is about promoting the right types of social justice reform and getting to a better America.”
The NFL had previously suggested that players should stand, but it stopped short of enforcing fines. The new policy says clubs can still develop their own work rules for players and personnel who don’t stand, but they must be “consistent with the above principles.”
That means teams could choose to pass along fines to players. But Christopher Johnson, chief executive of the New York Jets, said the team would cover any fines because “I never want to put restrictions on the speech of our players.”
“Instead, we will continue to work closely with our players to constructively advance social justice issues that are important to us,” Johnson said in a statement.
Johnson is the brother of Jets owner Woody Johnson, who is President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the United Kingdom. Trump has been a vocal critic of the player protests.
While the move is in response to dozens of players who knelt as a form of protest over social justice issues over the last two seasons, the guidelines aren’t specific about what constitutes a sign of disrespect directed toward the anthem. The amount of the fine was also unclear.
“All 32 clubs want to make sure that during the moment of the anthem and the flag, that that is a very important moment for a lot of us as a league, as clubs and [for] our country, and it’s a moment we want to make sure is done in a respectful fashion,” Goodell said.
In a statement, the league said: “It was unfortunate that on-field protests created a false perception among many that thousands of NFL players were unpatriotic. This is not and was never the case.”
The union representing players lashed out at the league’s decision, tweeting that it hadn’t been consulted.
“The NFL chose not to consult the union in the development of this new ‘policy,'” the NFL Players Association said in a statement. “NFL players have shown their patriotism through their social activism, their community service, in support of our military and law enforcement and yes, through their protests to raise awareness about the issues they care about.”
Goodell said hundreds of players were asked for their input. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, one of the most influential figures in the league, declined to answer when he was asked how much input the players had, saying only: “Certainly, we discussed that.”
The controversy over players who kneel during “The Star-Spangled Banner” has raged since 2016, when Kaepernick, then a quarterback with the 49ers, first refused to stand as a lone protest against police brutality, particularly against black Americans, and racial oppression.
Eventually, some teammates joined him. Other players chose to raise their firsts in silent solidarity instead of kneeling.
“To me, this is bigger than football, and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way,” Kaepernick told NFL Media in late summer 2016. “There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
Kaepernick, who is biracial and has been without a team since the 2016 season, filed a grievance against the NFL last year, claiming that owners colluded to keep him out of the league.
Trump has been outspoken in his criticism of the take-a-knee movement has been, saying in September that he felt “ashamed” by “disgraceful” NFL-wide protests and what he characterized as disrespect toward U.S. service members.
And Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday afternoon tweeted a news report about the policy change with only the comment “#Winning.”
But not everyone was in support.
The NAACP criticized the policy, accusing team owners of having “chosen to bury their heads and silence players.”
“Players cannot disconnect from the aggression African-Americans face every day,” the organization said in a statement.
Former New York Giants defensive tackle Dominique Hamilton tweeted that because the NFL remains majority black, the power is in the players’ hands: “If United and didn’t take the field at all, it would upset a lot of people and a lot of executives.”
Sage Rosenfels, an NFL quarterback from 2001 to 2012, mocked the league’s decision by tweeting that fans shouldn’t be allowed to buy stadium concessions while the anthem plays. York, the 49ers’ owner, said he was considering doing just that.
But Goodell said: “We think we’ve come up with a balanced process here in our procedure and policy. We’d like for all [players] to be on the field and stand at attention.”
Taking a knee during the national anthem during a National Football League game should “maybe” be a deportable offense, President Donald Trump appeared to say in an interview that aired Thursday morning.
Speaking just moments after the NFL announced that all players who are on the field when the national anthem is heard before a game must stand and show respect — or can choose to remain in the locker room without penalty — Trump praised the new policy but also said it didn’t go far enough in punishing players who might continue to take a knee during the anthem.
“Well, I think that’s good. I don’t think people should be staying in locker rooms. But still, I think it’s good. You have to stand proudly for the national anthem, or you shouldn’t be playing, you shouldn’t be there. Maybe you shouldn’t be in the country,” Trump said in a wide-ranging sit-down with “Fox and Friends” that took place Wednesday but wasn’t aired until Thursday.
“You have to stand proudly for the national anthem, and the NFL owners did the right thing,” he added.
Under the new policy, teams will be subject to a fine if a player does not comply.
The NFL had previously suggested that players should stand, but it stopped short of enforcing fines. The new policy says clubs can still develop their own work rules for players and personnel who don’t stand, but they must be “consistent with the above principles.” That means teams could choose to pass along fines to players.
The controversy over players who kneel during “The Star-Spangled Banner” has raged since 2016, when Colin Kaepernick, then a quarterback with the 49ers, first refused to stand as a lone protest against police brutality, particularly against black Americans, and racial oppression. Protests expanded, prompting Trump to criticize the kneeling as “disgraceful.”
Trump, in the interview with Fox, took credit for creating the issue but said it was “the people” who “pushed it forward.”
“I think the people pushed it forward, not me. I brought it out. it could have been taken care of when it first started,” he said.
Trump, in his interview, also discussed immigration, the MS-13 gang and his decision last year to fire former FBI Director James Comey.
“I’ve done a great service for the country by firing him,” Trump claimed.
The president, who spoke to the network Wednesday following a roundtable discussion on MS-13 and immigration in New York, added that he would not consider an immigration bill that did not include provisions to build his border wall.
“Unless it includes a wall, I mean a real wall … there will be no approvals from me,” Trump said. He said he was “watching one or two” of the bills that are expected to be voted on in the House, following an expected forced vote process by moderate Republicans known as a discharge petition.
The petition would force a vote on bipartisan legislation unveiled in March that would allow for the consideration of four different proposals, including: a conservative immigration bill proposed by Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va.; a bipartisan version of the Dream Act; and a bipartisan bill to protect people covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program while enhancing border security.
Trump, however, said, “it’s time to get the whole package,” referring to his desire that any immigration deal includes not only money for his wall and protections people covered by DACA, but also increased border security measures like ending so-called “chain migration.”