Twenty-eight-year-old Ronald Aponte has a butcher shop in Hempstead, Long Island, and well remembers July 25, 2017 - the day someone was stabbed in his store in broad daylight.
"I don't know which gang came in, MS-13 or 18, I don't know," he told The Sunday Times. "But my employee's friend was here inside my store. They had a problem with a gang. The gang members came inside and stabbed my employee's friend and there was a fist fight."