Los Angeles is trying to clear out homeless camps from city park but MS-13 claims it as their gang territory

Carlos Garcia | Blaze Media News

A Los Angeles official said that efforts to clear out a city park of homeless camps are being complicated by the MS-13 gang, which considers the park their territory.

Officials are closing MacArthur Park in hopes of driving out the homeless and renovating the 35-acre recreation area, but the vicious criminal gang is getting in the way of their outreach to homeless people, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times.

The gang regularly terrorizes residents near the park and has targeted transgender people and other LGBTQ members for threats and intimidation.