Last updated on July 20, 2020
Today, President Donald J. Trump and Attorney General William P. Barr announced significant cases related to Joint Task Force Vulcan (JTFV), an initiative launched in August 2019 aimed at disrupting, dismantling, and ultimately, destroying MS-13.
President Trump and Attorney General Barr announced a number of significant cases associated with JTFV, including the first time an MS-13 member has been charged with terrorism-related offenses, a coordinated multi-district takedown of the leadership of the Hollywood clique of MS-13, and the Attorney General’s decision to seek the death penalty against an MS-13 defendant.
Moving MS-13 from an applause line after four years to the front line of the death cult is symptomatic of Trump campaign desperation.
This may return the issue of deploying US troops to the border, even if MS-13 was created in the US. It could even bolster that possible “surprise” of invading Venezuela.
Now no one is safe in Trump’s America with Duterte-style extralegal action ahead. Gotta find a use for those federal paramiltary forces supporting the FBI, DEA, and CBP/ICE/BOP used to quash peaceful demonstrations.
New and improved campaign threat just in time for the suburbs to get scared. Darn that use of criminal gangs as a cipher for hatred of Latinx.
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