An MS-13 member pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Boston, Massachusetts, to major racketeering conspiracy, according to press statement from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Modesto Ramirez, a/k/a “Snoopy,” 29, a Honduran citizen, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to conduct enterprise affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity, more commonly referred to as RICO (Racketeering Influence and Criminal Organization).
U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV is scheduled to sentence Ramirzez on Aug. 21, 2018.
Ramirez was only one of dozens of alleged leaders, members, and associates of MS-13 named in an indictment unsealed in January 2016 that targeted MS-13’s criminal activities in Massachusetts. Ramirez is the 47th defendant to be convicted as part of that ongoing prosecution.
According to the latest Justice Department estimates, there may be about 50,000-75,000 members of MS-13 operating in the continental United States. Most of these gang members either entered the U.S. illegally or came into the U.S. on a visa that’s expired, known as visa overstays.
The evidence against Ramirez included a secretly-taped recording made by a cooperating witness in which Ramirez discussed his intention to kill a gang rival.
Watch in amazement as the liberal media and establishment democrats come out of the wood work to defend international street gang “MS-13” after the Presidents remarks about them being animals (which they are) the previous day. The epidemic of Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) has reached — perhaps even surpassed — the level of absurdity. Here’s one example, starring the Californian Leftist Rep. Nancy Pelosi:
Pelosi has made it her primary function to not only attack Trump, but also to condemn operations by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. She has regularly called the illegal aliens in an audience she was addressing “very, very patriotic.”
“Who in this country would not want to change a policy of kicking in doors in the middle of the night and sending a parent away from their families?” Pelosi said to a mostly Hispanic gathering at St. Anthony’s Church in San Francisco, last year.. Of course, she had no evidence that anyone’s doors was kicked in, nor that it occurred in the middle of the night.
Speaker Pelosi is then heard saying, “It must be stopped….What value system is that? I think it’s un-American. I think it’s un-American.”
Pelosi told the few reporters covering this story that she was invited to speak to the Latino congregation by Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Illinois, as part of a national tour called United Families, which he says is “intended to put a human face on the immigration debate.”
Congressman Gutierrez, who in the past called ICE agents and Border Patrol agents “Gestpo” is currently collecting signatures for a petition demanding the President to “stop the immigration raids and deportations that are tearing our marriages, families and children apart.”
He told reporters that he’s expected to present those petitions when Hispanic members of Congress meet with the President hopefully this Summer.
Referring to work site enforcement actions by ICE agents, Pelosi said, “We have to have a change in policy and practice and again … I can’t say enough, the raids must end. The raids must end.
“You are special people. You’re here on a Saturday night to take responsibility for our country’s future. That makes you very, very patriotic,” she’s quoted as saying during her speech.
“This is outrageous that one of the most powerful government officials would call the action of sworn law-enforcement officers’ actions ‘Un-American.’ If anyone is Un-American here, it’s Nancy Pelosi!” exclaimed an angry former-NYPD detective, Sydney Frances.
“This is par for the course with these left-wing politicians: cops are the bad guys and criminals are patriotic,” he added.
“This is classic Stalinist behavior: change the meaning of the term Un-American. It now means any patriot who wants US immigration laws enforced is Un-American, while lawbreakers are called patriots. It’s newspeak at its worst,” said political strategist Mike Baker.