The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

04 March 2005

MA: Gangs and Terrorists Work Together in Boston

Thanks to the Boston Herald for their excellent continuing coverage on the connections between Al-Qaeda and their friends in Boston's notorious MS-13 gang. There are new developments today. It's also good to see the important work a Democrat has been doing on this issue, US Rep. Soloman Ortiz (D-Tex). Ignore his warnings at your peril:

(Boston Herald-- Michelle McPhee)

The borders of the United States remain vulnerable to both al-Qaeda terrorists and the ruthless MS-13 gang members suspected of helping them slip into the country, a Texas congressman testified on Capitol Hill yesterday.
``The southern border is literally under siege,'' U.S. Rep. Solomon Ortiz (D-Texas) told members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Claims. ``And there is a real possibility that terrorists - particularly al-Qaeda forces - could exploit this series of holes in our law enforcement system.''
In January, the Herald reported that law enforcement officials have stepped up their efforts against MS-13 after the gang was linked to al-Qaeda in Central America.
``Boston-area police have arrested a number of MS-13 gang members who are tearing through their community there,'' Ortiz said.
Two members of the East Boston sect of MS-13 returned to the area earlier this year after being deported as criminals.


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