Gang violence, drugs, and crime are a problem all around the world. They are tearing apart our cities and streets; the surge of illegals over the southern border is making the situation worse.
One of the nations where illegals come from is El Salvador, which is currently in the middle of an epic crackdown on criminal scum.
Military Deployed To Battle Gangsters
President Nayib Bukele recently deployed the military on criminals in his country after a police officer was killed in the north of the country.
Bukele deployed over 5,000 soldiers and 500 police officers to the northern town of Nueva Concepcion to find the people responsible and kill or capture them.
As Bukele said, any “collaborators” and “gang” members in that area would be found and “pay dearly.”
Praising the “hero” police officer murdered by the gangsters, Bukele made it clear that he’s not playing around with cracking down on crime in his nation.
One police officer is killed and the President of El Salvador sends 5,500 soldiers to surround the gang members.
How can you not love this dude, President Bukele is outstanding.@nayibbukelepic.twitter.com/PIQuFwHn6A
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) May 19, 2023
Taking Out the Trash
El Salvador has huge problems with gangs. Bukele has gone strongly against them since the spring of last year. Last fall, 2,000 soldiers and police chased down cop killers in a town south of the capital and arrested 50 suspected criminals.
Various basic rights have been suspended in order for the army and police to get these guys in jail or dead, instead of continuing to terrorize the small Central American nation.
Over 68,500 suspected criminals and those helping them have been arrested since last spring under the emergency powers. The emergency powers were extended several days ago.
El Salvador sends troops to surround town after police officer killed yesterday afternoon.
More than 5,000 soldiers and 500 police have encircled a small town in northern El Salvador after President Nayib Bukele said gang members killed a member of the national police there.… pic.twitter.com/bahm0lmsB5
— The Aftermath™️ (@aftermathvids) May 17, 2023
The Bottom Line
Homicides in El Salvador are down dramatically since Bukele started his crusade. Streets are once again safe that used to be overrun by gun battles and out-of-control criminals.
Leftists in the United States and worldwide say Bukele is going way too far and cry about the rights of these gangsters.
What about victims’ rights? This is a roadmap for fighting crime in America; sooner or later, we will need to go all out and clear our high-crime areas by force.This article appeared in StatesmanPost and has been published here with permission.