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After Long Island Murders, One Scholar Explains The MS-13 Gang05:46
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In this April 13, 2017 file photo, emergency personnel walk near a crime scene where four bodies, believed to be the victims of the brutally violent MS-13 street gang were found in Central Islip, N.Y. (Seth Wenig/AP)
In this April 13, 2017 file photo, emergency personnel walk near a crime scene where four bodies, believed to be the victims of the brutally violent MS-13 street gang were found in Central Islip, N.Y. (Seth Wenig/AP)
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is expected in Islip, New York, on Friday, where he'll meet with Suffolk County law enforcement about a recent spate of brutal murders by the MS-13 gang.

The gang also made headlines earlier this month when President Trump tweeted that "weak" Obama-era policies allowed MS-13 to flourish, and that his proposed border wall would prevent gang members from entering the country:

Here & Now's Robin Young checks in with Charles Katz, director of the Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety at Arizona State University.

This article was originally published on April 28, 2017.

This segment aired on April 28, 2017.

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