Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Small Long Island town has a big gang problem

From the NY Times:

Four dead teenagers. Two weeks. One town. And a ruthless gang, the authorities say, was most likely responsible for the toll. Again.

On Sept. 13, Nisa Mickens, 15, and her best friend, Kayla Cuevas, 16, were murdered, their battered bodies found near an elementary school here. A week later and just two miles away, the skeletal remains of two more teenagers — identified as Oscar Acosta, 19, and Miguel Garcia-Moran, 15 — were found in the woods near a psychiatric hospital. Oscar had been missing since May, Miguel since February. Their deaths have been ruled homicides.

Brentwood, a hardscrabble town of nearly 60,000 on Long Island, 40 miles east of Manhattan, has reached another crisis point. For nearly two decades, MS-13, a gang with roots in Los Angeles and El Salvador, has been terrorizing the town, the authorities say, especially its young people. Since 2009, its members have been accused of at least 14 murders, court and police records show.

School officials are scrambling. Police officers are searching. Students are frightened. Parents are anguished.

Tensions simmer here because some residents say they believe an increase in Central American migrants to town has led to the increase in gang violence. According to 2014 census figures compiled by Queens College, Brentwood’s population is 68 percent Latino or Hispanic, with more than 17,000 residents claiming to be from El Salvador.

Timothy Sini, who became the Suffolk County police commissioner 11 months ago, after his predecessor, James Burke, pleaded guilty to civil rights violations and obstruction of justice, has vowed to eradicate the gangs.

“There’s been a huge influx, to be honest with you,” said Ray Mayo, the president of the Brentwood Association of Concerned Citizens, who added that he was upset over undocumented immigrants crowding rental properties. “It seems like a whole new set of gang members who have stirred the pot up.”

We have plenty of MS-13 here in Queens but no one wants to talk about it. I wonder why?


Anonymous said...

Too many illegals in this damn city but yet nobody wants to deport them because that would be "inhumane" according to these idiot liberals. Yet, they are here murdering and selling their drugs. I was on the fence on who I was going to vote for but I think Trump would be the better pick so we can get these illegals out of this country. Hilary will be just like Obama and she will let them walk all over us like they are now.

Anonymous said...

Trump might be right after all.
Though traditionally more liberal, I have to side with the Donald regarding screening immigrants.

Anonymous said...

There are certain gangs , which in order to become a member of , you have to murder someone to "earn your bones".
Wearing one of these gang tattoos immediately makes you guilty. Jail them when you find one wearing that hang's "ink"!

Anonymous said...

White flight in the 60s-70s did not pay off. Long Island is becoming worse than Harlem or the South Bronx.

Anonymous said...

Mexico's drug cartels are getting rich off of American drug users money.
We are one of their biggest customers!
Remember "sex, drugs rock n roll"? Our moral compass is out of whack.
Hip hop replaced the older stuff with worse.
I miss R&R.

Broadway Baby said...

Hell...everybody knows that one of MS13's home bases is in a building located on the north side of Northern Blvd, not far from Kentucky Fried Chicken in North Flushing.
Their gang graffiti can be seen on the LIRR overpass east of the Broadway station. More of it was evident next to the old Quartet theater.
WTF is Paul Vallone, supposedly our councilman , doing about it? The Broadway station is host to at least 3 Latino men, sometimes drunk and sleeping. Nearby 164th Street is also their hangout. One bearded man, a regular in the neighborhood, was sleeping sitting up, on a step next to the liquor store.
And you thought that North Flushing was immune to this kind of crap?
Wake up BFHA. Screw your tea parties and garden judging , and get on your councilman to do his fucking job!

Gary W said...

Vibrant and Diverse!..Embrace the suck Brentwood.

Anonymous said...

Right on!
I do my laundry on 164th off Crocheron and see quite a bit.
I pick up bits of talk about men on parole, out on bail, etc. One of the drivers for Flushing Car Service did some talking.p to a fellow driver.
That 4 story apartment building on the northwest corner of 164th and Crocheron is a hot spot.

(sarc) said...

Diversity is our strength!

We need more diversity to make us even stronger.

How anybody could be in favor of that hateful WALL is unfathomable.

Open borders with the world is the best thing ever.

I do not know why Madame HiLIEry Diane Rodham Clinton is not up fifty points in the polls?

Look and observe very carefully, this WILL BE OUR FUTURE,

Gangs creating their vision of "Law and Order".

Please tell me why Donald John Trump is not the better choice ???

Anonymous said...

Long Island has many problems...astronomical taxes, now gangs.
Take a look at Freeport. I would not walk its streets at night.
Shelter Island doesn't need a Trump wall. It has only a ferry connecting it to the world.
Problem there? There a very few jobs and the real costs are to the stratosphere.

Anonymous said...

Hillary is going to lose to Trump on these kinds of issues alone.
America is fed up with ultra liberalism.
Who is protecting the middle class? Not the Clintons!

Anonymous said...

I have been talking about the MS13 problems for years in my Queens nabe.
My council member seems to choose not to listen. Neither do the police.
I report now, to the FBI. But their cases usually run for 5 years before any real convictions can be scored.
They like boiler plate evidence.
So what do we do in the meantime with our unsafe streets?
Like "bad , bad Roscoe Brown....the meanest man in all the town..."
do we carry "a .32 gun in our pockets and a razor in our shoes"?
That ain't the answer either. More weapons=more trouble!

Anonymous said...

Photos of those men in the Broadway LIRR station were sent to BFHA who forwarded them to the LIRR.
NADDA! Somebody is sitting with their thumb up their ass. I even showed one to the MTA police at Penn Station.
They said they'd "be in touch with Jamaica" , who handles this stuff.
I even offered to text them my photos. They said no.
That's law enforcement for you.
Five months later the problem still exists. I even e-mailed a snap of a seeping bum in broad daylight on the train platform to Queens Crap.
That's the way to go when lazy or uncaring pols or police do nothing.
Our community board #7 is useless.
Queens Crap rocks!

Jerry Rotondi, BFHA member said...

An open post to Paul Vallone.
Get off your throne and do something!

Anonymous said...

Our political gangs are far more dangerous.
Don Paulo Vallone, and his political Mafiosi , have been doing business since the days of their grandaddy, Chales Vallone, aka, "Charlie the judge". This career politician cannot get re-elected. One term of his do nothing is enough!
Vote for his opponent!

Anonymous said...

Didn't the FBI round up about 900 of these gang members some years ago on Long Island?
Now Brentwood has become a gang ghetto? Glad I live in NYC after all. The wide open spaces of LI offer a safe haven to gangsters.
At least in NYC, big gang membership is harder to hide. Big numbers become too conspicuous.

Anonymous said...

RIP America

Emmanuel Goldstein said...

War is peace,
Freedom is slavery,
Ignorance is strength,

Anonymous said...

Remember vote Trump dam it

Anonymous said...

the gangs run the street. see the story and video here where the cops get chased away. its coming here

Anonymous said...

9 AM last week in Flushing along 164th street south of Oak Ave. a dozen Hispanic guys throwing knives at a tree. The cops drive by slowly and then move on doing nothing and saying nothing.
The Hispanic group laughs.

Molan Labe said...

Anonymous said...
So what do we do in the meantime with our unsafe streets?
Like "bad , bad Roscoe Brown....the meanest man in all the town..."
do we carry "a .32 gun in our pockets and a razor in our shoes"?
That ain't the answer either. More weapons=more trouble!

you can lay down your weapons and be herded like the sheep to the slaughter
the gangs will always have guns and knives
why does every gun law take away rights from the law abiding and never affect the gang bangers?
fear is a great motivator
you will be controlled by the drug gangs or the well armed police state gangs
you are still a slave
i will protect my family and myself by whatever means necessary
that's my job!
we all have a God given right to self preservation
that's why they want to eliminate God
its not about deer hunting
OBTW today is the birthday of the late Charlton Heston, who was born John Charles Carter. He served as the president of the NRA for 5 terms.
in his immortal words "from my cold dead hands"
never give up, never surrender!

Anonymous said...

Alas, the REAL gangs and terminal thugs of extreme brutality are comfortably collecting their government paychecks in Albany and City Hall——and, that's why there is lawlessness, societal collapse, vigilantism and anarchy everywhere else!

Exterminate the unchallenged thuggery at the top, and law and order for everyone else below in the rank and file is instantly restored, reclaimed and revived!

Are you listening, PREEEEEEEEET???

47barolo said...

Round them up and send them back to Salvador, or is Freeport a "sanctuary city"?

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Corona & Jackson Heights in Queens is full of them but DIBL-ASS-IO wont allow ICE or Homeland Security to work in our communities. DUMB ASS!!

Anonymous said...

under obama & hillary the whole country is a sanctuary

Anonymous said...

"under obama & hillary the whole country is a sanctuary"

They want a socialistic dictatorship where they can rule over the unwashed masses and control every part of their lives.

You must think like them, be like them, do what they say, and never complain....or else suffer the consequences.

(sarc) said...

We can soon be just like Venezuela.

Let us look to the utopian socialist dictatorship of Venezuela as to how our future will be.

Please read the newest story of Venezuelan "Obamacare".


Anonymous said...

911, community board and the best.....go to the local pct community council meeting. Be polite, make your complaint,show your evidence. If the commanding officer jerks your bird, tell him you will make a cccrb complaint....against him!

Anonymous said...

Molan Labe...regarding"by whatever means necessary".....if you don't already know it....you are quoting Malcomn X.
In principle, I agree with Malcolm.

Anonymous said...

The country was a sanctuary under the Bush family....long before Obama, etc.
You show your ignorance publicly, in your post.
I find myself a trifle constipated this morning.
Therefore, it must be Obama's fault. LOL! In fact....LMAO!

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with the previous poster.
Everything gets blamed on Obama.
What are these soap box critics doing for their country besides posting online their ......."wah, wah, wah" ....regrets about America going down the toilet? Precious little, I suspect.
"Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country"!
Sound familiar?
Get off of your fat lazy asses! You've been 'rockin in that old oaken rocking chair for too damn f-----g long!
Put down that brewskie and grab a pick 'n shovel and go to work instead of grumbling!

Anonymous said...

DIBL-ASS-IO wont allow ICE or Homeland Security to work in our communities. DUMB ASS!!

WRONG its Obama who REFUSES to let ICE or DHS do their job in our communities even if the mayor wanted them. The mayor just happens to agree, partly because the president gives the city money to take these people. Its some kind of project to trash and re-engineer zip codes democrats don't like or cant win.
(a relative in law enforcement told me the cops and NOW building inspectors are being ordered to concentrate on harassing small home owners with tickets for cracked sidewalks, parking, litter and such) This to get them to sell the small houses and move. This harassment is especially running wild in Maspeth and east Glendale by the small detached houses

-Notice all the homeless (refugee shelters) in the works in neighborhoods Obama and the Mayor feel democrats are losing or resisting this social re-engineering and forced integration.

Molan Labe said...

Anonymous said...
you are quoting Malcomn X

he said: freedom, justice, and equality by any means necessary
i was invoking our Declaration of Independence, thats based on British common law
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
i guess he understood to
i was also invoking The 2nd Amendment of our Constitution
the founders used the strongest legal term "shall not be infringed"
the endless endless tyrants in this city & state dont understand
the founders knew life is precious and must be protected
from all enemies foreign & domestic by whatever means available
as i said i will protect my loved ones life and my life given to us by our Creator
i'll use whatever legal force necessary in the totalitarian city we live in

Anonymous said...

What do you even mean by this?

>> Obama who REFUSES to let ICE or DHS do their job in our communities even if the mayor wanted them.

Except the slaves apparently.
>>the founders knew life is precious

Anonymous said...

The democrats have demonized all law enforcement. This is the way it will be. Get used to it. No cop or federal agent will be proactive,it could and does destroy their careers and lives. Their bosses are in the same position. You asked for it,you got !

Be armed,or be harmed...........

Anonymous said...

Everything gets blamed on Obama.

Do tell. The golf playing POTUS. He couldn't give two shits about anything.
Telepropmter all the way. But I don't blame the guy. He is a tool of the bankers.
Just like Hillary. Now comes around Trump and he is called all names in the book.
Fuckers, you have owners! They own you!