Lawyer filing suit over MS-13 investigation

Comment: Here you go, just when you thought you’d heard it all. Lawyers already are despised on many fronts. However, the NY Civil Liberties Union takes the cake. Their argument, after arrests of high school students suspected of MS-13 affiliation, that the students who came from central America looking for a new life,were falsely labeled.

First the students were wearing sports paraphernalia associated with MS-13 members. If those students weren’t affiliated they wouldn’t dare wear the gang colors.

Second, the water walkers from the NYCLU, evidently have no clue as to what’s going on in this high school,  a known nest of MS-13 members, the same school where MS-13 members murdered and dismembered two teenage girls. 

Considering MS-13 is a trans-national drug organization with billions of dollars to squander may have found their perfect patsies in the NYCLU to challenge the war on MS_13….WFM

MS-13 investigations violated high schoolers’ civil liberties, lawyer says

By By Kaitlyn Schallhorn

A Chicago Bulls jersey. A Facebook post of a Central American country’s flag. Playing soccer with classmates.

Image result for picture of MS-13 member wearing a chicago bulls jersey

These are things that led to nearly a dozen high school students being falsely labeled as gang members and sent to immigration detention facilities far away from their Long Island homes, the New York Civil Liberties Union said.

The NYCLU said at least nine high schoolers from Suffolk County have been placed in “high security” detention facilities after being identified as potential members of MS-13.

“No child deserves to have his life upended or be ripped away from family based on flimsy allegations,” NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman said in a statement. “Children who in many cases came to America to flee gang violence are being disappeared to face deportation without adequate protections or investigation.”

Christopher Dunn, an associate legal director for the NYCLU, said that the organization has learned, through talking with the students’ families, that school officials alerted police when they believed to have identified gang members. In turn, police officials contacted federal immigration authorities, and the students were detained.


Dunn said he’s concerned that students “engaging in innocent behavior” could be wrongly identified by school officials, leading to the uprooting of these students’ lives.

“If kids are detained, we’re pushing very hard for immigration authorities to sort out as quickly as possible any allegations that are gang-involved and to release kids who aren’t,” Dunn told Fox News. “Our real concern from the outset is that there has not been a serious process to ensure that only gang-involved kids are being picked up.”

The organization wrote Thursday to the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement, which has jurisdiction over minors who enter the U.S. illegally unaccompanied by their parents, saying it believed the teens’ detentions violated a federal court order and U.S. law.

MS-13 violence on Long Island began to get attention last summer, when two students at Brentwood High School — Nisa Mickens, 15, and Kayla Cuevas, 16 — were beaten and hacked to death in a suspected gang attack. They were among 17 people believed to have been killed by the gang on eastern Long Island since the start of 2016. Most of the people arrested in those killings were in the U.S. illegally, law enforcement officials have said.


“No child deserves to have his life upended or be ripped away from family based on flimsy allegations.”

Immigration and civil rights lawyers, though, said a crackdown in some Suffolk County schools has gone too far.

The NYCLU said one student was suspended for wearing a Chicago Bulls shirt, a possible gang symbol, to school and another for posting an El Salvadoran flag on a Facebook page.

Dunn said he’s been told that schools admit to not giving advanced warning on what clothing they believe to be evidence that a student is involved with a gang.

“That creates this situation with kids where you go to school and have no reason to think there’s going to be a problem, but all of a sudden you’re labeled as a MS-13 gang member,” he said.

He encouraged school authorities and federal officials to be “very, very careful” when determining if someone is involved with a gang.

“We think that that has not happened. They’ve been much too fast to pick up kids on unfounded allegations based on clumsy things like a basketball jersey that they might be wearing or something they posted on the internet which falls far short of the sort of evidence you want to see before somebody labels you a gang member,” Dunn said.

The NYCLU believes that the students are still detained, he said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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6 Responses to Lawyer filing suit over MS-13 investigation

  1. Petermc3 says:

    When the unavoidable civil war eventually comes will target #1 be ACLU enclaves or the universities that graduated these demented soulless pieces of porcine offal?

  2. Mack House says:

    OK “lawyers” and “aclu” ( which is a contradiction in term ). If you Truly believe that it is a “civil liberties” issue, then You, independently AND collectively, be accountable for ANY physical injury or “critical incident ” impact that occurs on ANY woman or child. Hold yourselves to the Same Exact Standards that the law holds Any and All Police Officers. For example, if a Police Officer stops a DWI, DUI, (subject to an impairing substance) and allows them to continue driving Knowing they are incapacitated they injure or kill another person, they are Liable !!!!! Civil “liberties” but what about “Accountability” ? There is Not one person that does Not know what will happen if these people are unobstructed and allowed to stay, but then again, everyone knows that You (aclu) (attorneys) could Not care less about Woman and Children as long as your political agenda is met.

  3. Petermc3 says:

    They are the davil,

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