New York Post
500G for LI MS-13 fight
Long Island police are getting $500,000 in federal funds to help them shut down MS-13 and other violent street gangs that are tormenting Suffolk County residents, the Justice Department announced Thursday.
The crime-fighting grant is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods — a George W. Bush-era program that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is reviving as part of the Trump administration’s tough-on-crime agenda.
Both Sessions and President Trump have vowed to take down MS-13, which is responsible for 27 murders in Suffolk County since 2013, including the 2016 slayings of two teen girls who were beaten with baseball bats then hacked up with a machete.
The program will target gangbanging “hot spots,” including Wyandanch, North Amityville, Central Islip, Brentwood and Huntington Station, and will include intervention programs.