[Ed. – These people are certifiable. A few months ago there was a flurry of themage about MS-13 being a “home grown” American gang, as if MS-13 might have gotten started by guys named Joe Smith without a flow of illegal aliens from Latin America. And as the Starr article points out, the median age of an MS-13 gang criminal is 23, and their main crimes are murder, conspiracy, racketeering, and drug trafficking. But I’m sure that on Saturday nights, they go practice their pirouettes with the Sharks and Jets, and sing to Officer Krupke when he swings by walking his beat.]
Machete-wielding MS-13 gangsters are merely “mighty munchkins,” according to National Public Radio (NPR) and a left-wing outlet, ProPublica.
“So to hear Trump tell it, MS-13 is this shadowy gang that’s organized across continents with major plans to disrupt the security of the United States border, and what I’m actually seeing is that this gang is settling, basically, high school beefs,” ProPublica’s Hannah Dreier told NPR.
“One detective told me that he called them ‘Mighty Munchkins’ because these are kids who haven’t yet finished their growth spurts, but they team up together in the woods and wreak a lot of carnage,” Dreier said.
The joint report, however, grossly trivialized MS-13’s murders, prostitution, and drug-selling. On June 29, for example, two teenage migrants from El Salvador were charged with murdering a 19-year-old in Prince George’s County, Md.