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Rep. Peter King Opens MS-13 Street Gang Hearing

Rep. Peter King Opens MS-13 Street Gang Hearing

Rep. Peter King, left, and Rep. Kathleen Rice, listen to testimony of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism and Intelligence at a hearing on Tuesday, June, 20, 2017, at the U.S. District Courthouse in Central Islip, N.Y. The hearing focused on gang violence, particularly the MS-13 street gang which has been blamed for 19 killings on Long Island in the past 18 months. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 07:56 PM

U.S. Rep. Peter King called for a "full-scale effort to destroy and end the tyranny" in opening a hearing on the violent MS-13 street gang Thursday in New York.

The gang with El Salvador ties has been linked to half a dozen homicides on Long Island since September.

“In many ways they have turned immigrant communities into a killing field,” King said, Newsday reported.

The counterterrorism and intelligence subcommittee field hearing focused on how MS-13 recruits new members, especially young immigrants struggling to assimilate, and on the threat the gang poses to the area.

Parents of two teens believed to be killed by MS-13 gang members in September testified during the hearing, along with Rep. Kathleen Rice.

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U.S. Rep. Peter King called for a "full-scale effort to destroy and end the tyranny" in opening a hearing on the violent MS-13 street gang Thursday in New York.
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