Protesters to gather for AG Sessions' arrival in Central Islip

CENTRAL ISLIP -

Protesters plan to make their voices heard during U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' visit to Central Islip. 

Kenneth Evans, whose 24-year-old son was fatally shot in what was believed to be an MS-13 killing in 2015, says Sessions' visit to the area is politicizing the recent deaths of four young men found inside a Central Islip park. 

"He's going to go back to his office, not going to do nothing about it," says Evans, who says he was not invited to meet with the attorney general, though other families were. "It's not going to do anything about the MS-13, it's not going to slow them down."

Dozens of protesters are expected to gather at the courthouse beginning at 8 a.m. 

Among the protesters will be Dr. Calvin Butts, the president of SUNY Old Westbury.

"Here is a man that represents the worst in our nation, here's a man who opposed legal and illegal immigration," says Butts. "They need someone with greater sensitivity, with a better track record of addressing these issues."

Former Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy, known for his crackdown on illegal immigration, supports the attorney general's visit. He says MS-13 should be prosecuted like organized crime.

"If they've been convicted of a gang-related offense, they are no longer able to associate with MS-13 gang members. If they do, that's your predicate…to re-arrest them, put them in jail, or possibly deport them," says Levy. 

Sessions will be meeting with Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, as well as the Nassau and Suffolk police commissioners. He will be holding a news conference at 10 a.m.
 

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