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NY Governor Announces $18.5 Million to Fight MS-13 Gang Activity on Long Island

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that he added an additional $18.5 million to the city’s 2019 fiscal budget in order to cut off MS-13 recruitment and other gang-related activities on Long Island.

The funding will include $16 million to be used for expanding after-school youth programs, case management, and job opportunities to help at-risk youth avoid being pulled into a life of crime.

Some $2.5 million will support the Gun Involved Violence Elimination initiative, which helps provide law enforcement agencies and community organizations with resources to fight gun violence and gang-related activities on Long Island.

“New York will not tolerate the monstrous acts and fear that MS-13 has brought to our communities, and by focusing on educating and protecting our young residents, we are furthering our efforts to drive out these violent criminals,” Gov. Cuomo said in a statement.

From The Epoch Times