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WIN! 'Frontline: The Gang Crackdown’ on DVD!

A slew of killings linked to the MS-13 gang, and the crackdown that swept up immigrant teens. Some 25 bodies have surfaced since 2016.

Law enforcement is trying to stop the gang, but some immigrant teens have been unlawfully detained in the process.

In a spate of brutal violence that has become a focal point of President Donald Trump's stance on immigration and a priority of his Justice Department, some 25 dead bodies have been found on Long Island since 2016 - all linked to the violent gang MS-13. Many of the gang's victims, like its members, have been immigrants.

FRONTLINE investigates the impact of both the gruesome killings and the resulting anti-gang crackdown on Long Island - home to one of the U.S.'s largest communities of unaccompanied minors, who fled gang violence in Central America only to face it here.

Drawing on interviews with murder victims' families, accused gang members, top Justice Department officials including Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, local law enforcement and ICE leadership, and civil rights and immigration lawyers, 'The Gang Crackdown' explores the reasons behind the spike in violence on Long Island - and examines whether law enforcement and the government have overreached in trying to combat it.

Ultimately, the investigation finds that as part of the crackdown, many immigrant teens have been accused of gang affiliation and unlawfully detained.

If you would like to win a copy of this fascinating new DVD, just answer this easy question about MS-13: Originally, the gang was set up to protect Salvadoran immigrants from other gangs in the Los Angeles area, but over time, the gang grew into a more traditional criminal organization. Ergo, MS-13 is defined by its rivalry with which other rival street gang?

Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these new DVDs! Just send us an e:mail here before August 1st, 2020 with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: THE GANG CRACKDOWN DVDs to:

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