Conservative political commentator Mark Steyn attacked Vox News for releasing a video portraying MS-13 as normal teenagers during his opening monologue as the guest host of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Thursday.
“President Trump has highlighted his administration’s efforts against the MS-13 gang. So of course, the left now supports MS-13. Vox.com has published a video portraying the gang as a bunch of cute teenagers who ride bikes, listen to music, and work after school jobs,” Steyn began.
The show then aired a brief clip that depicted MS-13 as thugs but then switched tones and suggested that most of the gang members actually look like normal children.
Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini responded to the video, “Here are the facts, in 2016 and part of 2017, we saw 17 homicides that MS-13 committed. That’s 17 homicides in just 16 months. Two of those homicides were Nisa Mickens and Kayla Cuevas, 15 and 16-year-old girls from friends Brentwood High School. Another one was a quadruple homicide where four boys were chopped into little pieces in a park in central Islip.”
“We need to take this gang extremely seriously and that is exactly what law enforcement is doing across the country and I applaud everyone’s efforts,” he continued. “We are working together to target violent MS-13 gang members and we are making a difference.”
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