Accurate Data on Gangs Are Hard to Come By

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Ed Gillespie, the Republican candidate for governor of Virginia in Tuesday's election, has made the gang MS-13’s alleged role in rising violent crime in his state a major facet of his campaign, running ads attempting to connect the policy positions of Democratic candidate Ralph Northam to an increasing threat from the gang. Gillespie has repeatedly asserted that there are over 2,000 MS-13 gang members in Fairfax County, Va., and that the group’s membership is . . .

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