Security Tight for MS-13 Trial Today

by NewsChannel 36 Staff

Posted on January 12, 2010 at 8:13 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A huge trial starts this morning for members of the MS-13 gang, a dangerous gang out of El Salvador, and security is tight.

The federal racketeering trial of six alleged members of the notorious MS-13 gang starts at 9:30 a.m.

It will be impossible for anyone who travels by the federal courthouse not to notice all the extra security.  Tents set up to shield the six suspects as they walk into the federal courthouse.

Barricades are set up in the street to limit the flow of traffic around the courthouse today as lawyers try to choose a jury out of 100 potential jurors.

“We need to move forward and let people know that we’re not just going to stand by on the wayside and allow youth violence or gang members to come into our city and take over community and make people live in fear,” said Warren Turner, Charlotte City Council.

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