President Trump cites Maryland gang case as need to build border wall

WASHINGTONPresident Donald Trump argued to the nation Tuesday night that a "crisis" at the U.S.-Mexico border requires a wall to be built, and he cited a Maryland case as one of the reasons to build it.

"In Maryland, MS-13 gang members who arrived in the United States as unaccompanied minors were arrested and charged last year after viciously stabbing and beating a 16-year-old girl," the president said.

The president has said illegal aliens are members of the gang.

"All Americans are hurt by uncontrolled illegal migration," the president said. "This barrier is absolutely critical to border security … This is just common sense. The border wall will very quickly pay for itself."

Hogan Announces Baltimore Crime-Fighting Initiatives, Legislative Proposals

Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced a slew of initiatives and proposed legislation to address violent crime in Baltimore.

During remarks at his office in Baltimore, where he was joined by city, state and federal law enforcement officials, he pledged nearly $13 million to the city and introduced two new bills for the General Assemble session, which opens Wednesday

“The level of violence in Baltimore City is completely unacceptable – the people who live here are rightfully scared, and citizens all across the state are outraged by the daily headlines of this rampant gang violence,” Hogan said. “I have been bringing together all the federal, state, and local stakeholders to get everyone’s input on what else can be done. As a result of those efforts, we are launching a new coordinated offensive to go after violent crime, gangs, and criminal enterprises.”

An Outlaws motorcycle club leader’s assassination adds to Tampa Bay’s bloody biker gang history

ourt documents that were recently made public revealed shocking facts about the 2017 assassination of Pasco Outlaws motorcycle club leader Paul Anderson, who was shot by rival gang members on motorcycles in rush hour traffic. The execution-style killing put law enforcement on high alert that a motorcycle gang war was brewing. It also led to numerous arrests. Some of the cases are inching toward trial.

While motorcycle clubs are far from their heyday, they’re still around in the Tampa Bay area. Many may not realize it, but motorcycle gangs actually have a long and dark history in Tampa Bay that includes everything from from prostitution and murders to a shootout with deputies at their old Tampa clubhouse near Busch Gardens.