Trump, Sessions Exaggerate Gang Threat, Experts Say

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To hear President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions explain it, the epidemic of urban street violence in the U.S. stems from highly organized gangs of immigrants. Sessions, in a Boston speech, targeted MS-13, a notoriously violent gang that originated in Los Angeles but has Salvadoran roots, with heated rhetoric and called for combating the group with stronger immigration enforcement. Criminologists say this is a disturbing and misleading diagnosis of what’s causing violence, one designed to instill . . .

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