Attorney General Jeff Sessions will continue his attack on organized crime syndicates during a Thursday speech in North Carolina, keeping with a theme that increasingly defines his administration of the Department of Justice.
Sessions will give remarks at a symposium on gang violence in Winston-Salem, N.C., where he will reiterate the Justice Department’s commitment to countering the rising tide of violent crime. While the overall crime rate remains at historically low levels, instances of violent crime have ticked upward in recent years, particularly those associated with brutal gangs.
“Whether it is MS-13, the Bloods, or Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs, gangs are targeting our youth and law-abiding citizens. But I have news for these vicious criminals: WE ARE TARGETING YOU,” Sessions will say, according to an advance copy of his speech that was provided to reporters.
“We will not let up. We will combat this threat, take the fight to them, and devastate these criminal enterprises. I refuse to cede one more block, one more street corner, one more inch to these gangs,” he added. “It will not be easy, but I have complete faith in our prosecutors and our law enforcement at every level.”