Article from NYPost.com by Tina Moore
MS-13 has directed its members to “take out a cop” in a terrifying directive that has police on high alert across the New York area, according to a new memo obtained by The Post.
Police are hunting for the gang member suspected of putting out the hit order — a tall, light-skinned Hispanic man with a thin build and a tattoo of three dots next to his eye.
Cops in Hempstead, one of the Long Island towns the violent gang has terrorized, were tipped off to the threat Wednesday by a “credible” informant, the NYPD memo said.
The member of the Salvadoran gang told the informant they needed to make a “statement” and specifically wanted to kill a cop in the Hempstead area.
“The police have been making too many arrests and it’s time to take the streets back and take out (shoot) a cop like we do in El Salvador,” the memo quotes the suspect saying, according to the informant.
Any member of MS-13 has permission to carry out the attack, the informant said.
A police source said cops were already wary of MS-13.
“Everybody normally watches themselves. Everybody’s on alert regardless, especially where there’s a high presence of MS-13,” the source said.
Another police source said the warning should be heeded by all cops — not just those on Long Island.
“You have a license plate that says FOP [Fraternal Order of Police]. You might wear a T-shirt that says what precinct you work in,” the source said.
“A cop’s a cop. They don’t know who you work for. FOP is for everybody.”