Two Women Will Be Decisive in LI Fight Against MS-13

With their victories in Tuesday’s election, Laura Curran, who won the Nassau County executive seat, and Laura Gillen, who will be Hempstead’s next town supervisor – the first Democrat to occupy the position in the century since the position was created – have become the “point women” in the fight against gangs on Long Island.

Curran, who made history by becoming the first woman who will hold the Nassau County executive position, was the target of strong criticism on the part of her opponent Jack Martins. The Republican said Curran was tepid when it came to planning strategies to combat the much-feared Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang and other criminal groups operating in the county.

Curran’s team, however, said that, contrary to what the candidate’s Republican rival alleged, the legislator did discuss gang violence publicly during her campaign and even asked outgoing County Executive Edward Mangano to hire more police officers to help combat the heroin and opioid epidemic and gang activity.


Joselo Lucero, the brother of Marcelo Lucero, killed by a group of white youths in 2008, said that Curran and Gillen’s victories will bring relief to a community unfairly linked to gang violence.

“President Donald Trump’s administration has used the crimes committed by MS-13 as an excuse to persecute innocent youths and families across the state and the nation. Curran and Gillen’s administrations will signify [the beginning of] a new era for Long Island residents, and we trust that their public safety policies will no longer violate the fundamental rights of immigrants,” said Lucero. “We saw how Curran’s rival used the widespread fear of MS-13 as a political tactic and how he associated all Latino residents with this gang. That is the type of practice we are not be willing to tolerate on Long Island. Not anymore.”

Latino youths, the most affected

Curran’s team said that she is convinced that more work needs to be done within the community in order to eradicate gang violence in Nassau. For those purposes, she will seek the collaboration of the county’s 56 school districts, particularly because the victims were high school students.

Since 2016, 26 violent deaths have been linked to MS-13 on all of Long Island, six in Nassau and 20 in Suffolk.

In Nassau County, 12 Latino youths, six of them with known ties to Mara Salvatrucha, are still reported missing, said the authorities.


Residents of the area say that Laura Gillen, supervisor-elect of Hempstead – one of the towns in Nassau County – is another key official in the fight against gang violence.

The supervisor’s responsibilities include presiding over town board meetings and leading the council’s legislative and administrative functions. The position also involves creating and implementing the town’s budget. Moreover, the supervisor has a say in all modifications to the town’s administrative code and other norms and ordinances related to public safety.

In June, 41 suspected members of the gang, all between 15 and 30 years old, were arrested during a raid carried out in Hempstead, Roosevelt and Uniondale. Federal authorities said that 17 of the people arrested entered the U.S. as “unaccompanied minors.”

“Gillen understands that indiscriminate persecution is not the right way to combat gang violence in our communities; her agenda is not punitive. She explained her intention to guide herself by progressive values in dealing with the situation, respecting the rights of all residents regardless of their national origin,” said Martín Alvarado, a 21-year Hempstead resident who volunteers for a number of community programs. “Hempstead is no longer the quiet, peaceful suburb we used to know. We are seeing MS-13 activity. The gang is a topic that weighed heavily on Tuesday’s election.”


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  1. Laura Curran is starting out [on] a corrupt agenda. Laura was the (former) press agent for Thomas Souzzi, the (former) Democratic County Executive who’s Administration, in 2002, failed to comply with the Enforcement of the CRT-Reform Policy Agreement with the DOJ, to end a Civil and Human Rights Lawsuit. Souzzi and the Legislature failed to implement the Reform policies that included the implementation of Video Surveillance Cameras in NCCC and [all] areas used by inmates at NUMC Secure Prison Wing. Since 1999, not one Video Surveillance Camera file has been released to the public or to the attorneys of the victims or their families. Laura Curran is complicit in this “Major Scandal” to deprive inmates at NCCC of their Due Process of a Fair Trial that includes [all] the states evidence and Government Protected (electronic) Video Files. As press agent for Souzzi, Laura Curran Aided, abetted and Facilitated this Human and Civil Violation against community members unfortunate to get arrested in NC and were too poor to afford bail by omitting this vital information from the Nassau County tax-paying Citizens who’s tax-dollars purchased the Federal ordered, DA, proposed, Legislature approved, Tax-payer purchased, Video Surveillance Cameras. Video Surveillance Cameras Saves Lives and Stops Abuse and Rapes by ShOA-Correctional Union presidents. Video Cameras Don’t Lie! Long Island’s News Media has colluded with NC’s corrupt Government Administration by ‘Failing To Report’ on the deliberate indifference and egregious, malicious intent of ignoring theses Reform policies and Video Files for public release. Laura Curran is a News Lady that worked to hide the information rather than report on this corrupt pattern and practice that puts lives in jeopardy and enable the “Culture Of Violence” to continue un-abated and un-prosecuted. The News Media is hiding the Truth from the tax-paying public about the Video Surveillance Cameras. Since 1999 not one Video has even been request by way of Freedom Of Information. The News Media are suppose to educate the public_Not [Aid and Abet] “Killers with Badges!” The ShOA-Union is a ‘Continuing Criminal Enterprise’ operating out of the NC Sheriff’s Department. Laura Curran is a part of [all] that is wrong for Nassau County tax-payers and community members. To Date: Laura and the MS-19 gang of Legislators (Municipal Servants)-19, are responsible for more deaths and (cover-ups) on Long Island than the MS-13 gang in the past decade. Legislators and the Executive Administration permitted 14-deaths to occur at the jail because Armor Indemnified Nassau County against Lawsuits_Inmates be damned! This [all] occurred on Laura’s watch as a Legislator, but started under Laura’s press agent job under Thomas Souzzi, Laura is renowned for hiding the truth. I never read any of Laura’s News Reports about the “Culture Of Brutality” at NCCC/NUMC. After voting to approve Ed- sticky-fingers -Mangano’s politically engineered Health-Care Scheme that puts Mangano’s Crony appointed operatives at NUMC back in-charge of inmates Health-Care despite NUMC’s past history of deaths, abuse, and cover-ups for “killer jail Guards” Remember Thomas Pizztuo. Now it’s Darryl Woody’s death that Nassau County is covering-up because NC is not indemnified in Darryl Woody’s lawsuit. This is a Homicide that’s being covered-up as a suicide. The News Media is failing to report that Darryl’s death on January 3, 2011, while still on 1to1 24-hour [constant] Suicide Supervision at NUMC. his death was caught on Video Surveillance Cameras at NCC at NUMC. NCCC blames the Medical Center. NUMC blames the jail. Both ‘conspire and collude’ to hide the truth by obstructing Justice and tampering with [Government Protected Files] that depicts a homicide by asphyxiation_Choke-Hold by killer jail guards who said that Darryl Woody was “Found hanging.” What NCCC, NUMC The DA’s Office, NYSCOC, Homicide Squad, DOC, Lawmakers, and the News Media, have to hide? “We Can handle the truth! ” Release the Video(s)!” ” Trial Date: April 2018. Yes, Seven years ‘still’ no closer to the truth. What happened to a Federal Investigation? The Feds are in bed with Nassau County’s (corrupt) Administration! The Feds Know! We took Michael Goldberg of the Easter District of New York, Brooklyn’s Civil Rights Branch. Two years later Mangano, the jail and the NUMC’s ‘Tragic-Care’ gets a pass. What’s in Laura wallet? A get out of jail free card _or Free Pass on Negative press card by her former press colleagues run by Altice USA. Altice is the Long Island’s equivalent to Sinclair Broad Casting. “When you control the media, you control the Message!” If the message is deception then the community has been deceived. News Suppression by Long Island’s Corporate Establishment. Free-Press for a Price. What’s Laura’s price_”Her Fee(?)” How many more minorities must pay with their lives_damn the treasure! Which News Media will call Nassau County’s Laura Curran out on the Video Cameras?

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