Congressman Peter King was live on air with me and host Jay Oliver on WRCN 103.9 FM to discuss the growing MS 13 gang problem on Long Island. Since September, there have been eleven homicides in Brentwood and Central Islip, Suffolk County. The cases have garnered the attention of the White House. Jeff Sessions, the U.S. Attorney General visited Suffolk County, Long Island this past week and met with both local law enforcement and community members.
On Wednesday, April 12, at approximately 8:00 PM, inside of the Recreation Village Town Park in Central Islip, the bodies of four males were discovered beaten to death. The victims ranged in age from sixteen (16) to twenty (20):
- Justin Llivicura
- Jorge Tigre
- Jeffereson Villalobos
- Michael Banegas
Schools are Ground Zero
It appears as if the MS 13 Gang has been able to influence and recruit new members into the gang through the school system. In September of 2016, Kayla Cuevas (16) and Nisa Mickens (15) were murdered by the gang as a result of a dispute in Brentwood High School. The family of Jorge Tigre has stated that he was harassed at Bellport High School. Both cases make it abundantly clear that the police need assistance from the school system on these cases.
Suffolk County Police Commissioner Tim Sini stated that the men had been beaten and slashed with a sharp object. It is believed at this time that members of the MS 13 Gang, which has its roots in El Salvador, are responsible for the murders. At this time, there has been no leads or information regarding the investigation. Historically, the school system has been reluctant to help the police.
A $25,000 Reward is offered in this case. Anyone with information on the quadruple homicide in Central Islip, is asked to call Suffolk County Crime Stoppers Anonymously at 1-800-220 – TIPS (8477)
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