It would not be an overstatement to say the Washington Post is pro-immigration even toward persons of non-legal status or unfriendly cultures. So the pro-diversity editors must have been truly alarmed on Tuesday to front-page an MS-13 story about junior gangsters endangering a Maryland middle school.
It is a shocking idea to contemplate pre-teens attending a school where gang fights are a near-daily occurrence and some fellow students are pledged to a group whose motto is “rape, control, kill.” But this is what happens when open borders allow the worst criminals on earth to come to America.
A Maryland middle school has junior versions of these characters:
As Mark Krikorian wrote last February about the MS-13 “resurgence” under the Obama administration in Broken Windows (Immigration) Policing:
. . . Then came the Obama administration, which prohibited ICE agents from taking into custody any illegal aliens, even known gang members, for minor offenses or immigration violations. “ICE officers were no longer permitted to arrest and remove foreign gang members until they had been convicted of major crimes.” Gang arrests by ICE dropped by two-thirds from 2012 to 2014.
At the same time, the Obama administration facilitated a huge influx of Central American teenagers across the border, whom it released into the United States. The result? “Beginning in 2015, law enforcement agencies across the country began to express concerns about the renewal of MS-13 activity in a number of locations.” Among the locations experiencing the scourge of a revived MS-13 are the Washington, D.C., area and Long Island, N.Y.
Obama did enormous damage this country by unleashing immigration anarchy, and one place where the human cost can be seen is William Wirt Middle School in Riverdale, Maryland.
Parents, teachers, students fear gang activity at Maryland middle school, SFGate.com, By Michael E. Miller, The Washington Post, June 11, 2018
The boys had once been friends before MS-13 began recruiting one of them. Now, as other students streamed to class one April morning at William Wirt Middle School in Riverdale, Maryland, the two teens squared off in the third-story bathroom — a fight captured by another student on his cellphone.
The MS-13 recruit threw a punch at his former friend’s head. His opponent ducked and tackled the 15-year-old, their sneakers squealing as they tumbled to the green tile floor.
“I like that,” someone shouted off-camera as the recruit tried to cover his head.
“That look like it hurt,” someone wrote under the video, which was uploaded to Instagram on April 19 and has been viewed more than 400 times.
Gang-related fights are now a near-daily occurrence at Wirt, where a small group of suspected MS-13 members at the overwhelmingly Hispanic school throw gang signs, sell drugs, draw gang graffiti and aggressively recruit students recently arrived from Central America, according to more than two dozen teachers, parents and students. Most of those interviewed asked not to be identified for fear of losing their jobs or being targeted by MS-13.
Although administrators deny Wirt has a gang problem, the situation inside the aging, overcrowded building has left some teachers so afraid that they refuse to be alone with their students. Many said they had repeatedly reported incidents involving suspected gang members to administrators, only to be ignored — claims supported by documents obtained by The Washington Post.
“Teachers feel threatened but aren’t backed up. Students feel threatened but aren’t protected,” one educator said. “The school is a ticking time bomb.”
The gang’s presence at Wirt comes at a time when the Trump administration has declared war on MS-13, and communities throughout the country are confronting a surge in MS-13-related violence.
Nearly a dozen parents told The Post they were worried about gang activity at the school, which is located 10 miles from the White House. Many said they were intent on transferring their kids. Several said they were scared their children would be killed.
One eighth-grader said she had been raped in the fall by a schoolmate in MS-13 — an attack that took place off school property and that she reported to police, but then recanted out of fear of the gang. Prince George’s investigators concluded the report was unfounded, but the girl said she now lives in fear the gang will stab her as she leaves school.
“MS dominates the school,” she said. “But I don’t even tell the security guards what goes on anymore because they don’t seem to care.”
Rhonda Simley, the principal at Wirt, declined repeated requests for an interview.
“The principal is aware of concerns about gangs in the community, but has not experienced any problems in school,” Prince George’s County school system spokesman John White wrote in an email.
Prince George’s police, which has an officer stationed at the school, declined to discuss the allegations of gang activity.