Remember #JobsForISIS? @NYGovCuomo just announced the same BS to fight MS-13

This, at first, seems like very good news:

New York Gov. Cuomo announces $7.5 million in new initiatives to fight MS-13 on Long Island. https://t.co/XL3AchNDbc

— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) May 16, 2018

But now for the bad news. This new spending is similar to the same BS feel-good nonsense that we heard from Dems that all we needed to defeat terrorism was #JobsForISIS:

Including in the funding will be $3 million to bolster youth job training and divert at-risk youth; the New York State Department of Labor is issuing a $3 million request for proposals to help connect young men and women on Long Island to job training and career opportunities. The funding will be available to local organizations that focus on work readiness training and employment for those at risk of falling into the trap of joining gangs like MS-13.

In addition, the New York State Office of Children and Family Services is making $2.25 million available over five years for non-profit agencies on Long Island to implement the Community Credible Messengers Initiative. Through the initiative, the Office of Community Partnerships and its regional voluntary agency partners will build collaborative, community-based networks to support youth returning to their communities following a juvenile justice placement, Cuomo said.

The goal is to prevent young people from returning to activities that caused them to be arrested, including involvement with gangs, and reduce recidivism.

Funding will be dedicated to vocational and employment opportunities for the youth.

We guess it’s progress that Dems are at least talking about MS-13 now:

You remember MS-13, right? It’s that fake gang that Democrats say Trump is stoking fears about… https://t.co/aFhdVPaBkz

— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) May 16, 2018

A reminder that we’re only a few months removed from being told that campaigning on MS-13 is racist, and only Fox News viewers have ever heard of them. https://t.co/NXZNIZMZvI

— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) May 16, 2018

But, in New York at least, there’s already a push to limit law enforcement’s ability to even say that people in MS-13 gangs are in MS-13 gangs because it might lead to the deportation of illegal immigrants at some future date:

Law enforcement’s methods for establishing “gang affiliation” to crack down on MS-13 members has led to the arrest, detention, and deportation of young immigrants in New York regardless of proven criminal activity, a new report shows @nbclatino (1 of 6) https://t.co/8C5FufFvHN

— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 17, 2018

When this kind of affiliation is alleged, law enforcement then has the authority to add individuals to gang databases — an action that could eventually hurt their immigration status. (2 of 6) https://t.co/8C5FufFvHN

— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 17, 2018

“What we’re seeing is an addiction to policing based on profiling and stereotyping people, instead of focusing on evidence,” said Babe Howell, one of the report’s authors. via @nbclatino (3 of 6) https://t.co/8C5FufFvHN

— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 17, 2018

Howell found that NY and Nassau County Police include people in databases based on apparel they wear, types of graffiti, and being seen near gang-related locations. “A lot of these locations are community spaces like parks,” said Howell (4 of 6) https://t.co/8C5FufFvHN pic.twitter.com/VqeEHECNpN

— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 17, 2018

Whether there’s any proven criminal activity or not, being listed in gang databases hurts the chances of these immigrants get legal permanent residency. (5 of 6) https://t.co/8C5FufFvHN

— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 17, 2018

Gang databases tend not be publicly shared, meaning that people are often unaware that they have been listed. According to the report, no mechanism exists to challenge such inclusion. via @nbclatino (6 of 6) https://t.co/8C5FufFvHN

— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 17, 2018

Weird. Dems want to put Americans in databases, without a trial, so they can’t buy a guns but putting an illegal immigrant into a suspected gang database is somehow bad? Good luck selling that one.

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Related:

ICYMI, since Marie Harf thinks ISIS just needs jobs to make nice, tweeters helpfully thought up some #JobsForISIS. http://t.co/ssIdyVBHRv

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 17, 2015

Marie Harf’s #JobsForISIS nonsense busted in Belgium https://t.co/i8QUmwqIke pic.twitter.com/MkpTkc2CIZ

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 7, 2016

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