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Posted on 03/02/2005 8:34:04 AM PST by JustAnotherSavage
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" After all, unless you live in the southwest, it might not seem like a very big deal to you."
Did you read the articles at the beginning of this thread?
This may be a good one to support.
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" So it talks about New York and Chicago. "
First article: "As I've been reporting in previous columns and on the blog, the most notorious criminal alien gang on the scene is Mara Salvatrucha/MS-13. They're on the border, in the suburbs, and now...in our national forests. Earlier this week, I spoke with Siskiyou County, Calif., sheriff Rick Riggins, who has uncovered massive marijuana farms in our federal forests . Riggins reports that the Mexican Mafia and MS-13 paraphernalia have been discovered on the scene."
Today Siskiyou county Sheriff Rick Riggins and Captain Mike Murphy presented a slide show and details of Marijuana growing operations on federal forest land as a warning to residents of the dangers of happening across one of these farms. These operations are spearheaded by various Latino gangs, one being the powerful, well armed MS-13 gang that began in El Salvador. Sheriff Riggins stated that his biggest problem in combating this scourge is his office being labeled, "racist".
On Sept. 11, 2004, one such farm was busted by the Sheriff with help from BLM and the forest service netting thousands of plants and several Mexicans who either held green cards or were awol from the Mexican military and in this country illegally. These raids are no simple task as the terrain is nearly insurmountable and usually remote, however one growing operation was within 2 miles of the city limits of Etna, California. Resources are limited in such small counties, with little help from federal officials, even though this organized criminal enterprise has been going on in these mountains for many years. Homeland Security says such operations are not their concern.
The gangs are back this year getting ready for next falls harvest to be distributed across the US. Their supplies and equipment will be brought in from the cities and deliveries to replenish them are undertaken at night every few weeks. The farms are guarded at all times.
Slides of the camps complete with a hooch for living were shown. Huge pits are dug, one big enough for an SUV, for garbage and waste. The trees are cut or skinned to pile moats around the farms to camouflage them. Black irrigation pipe is buried for miles to get water to the plants. The environment on our national lands is being degraded by these operations, destroying habitat and watershed purity.
We saw the AK-47s, axes, shovels, a . 22 rifle with the name Los Pleves scratched on the stock. We saw notebooks of the growers with markings of MS-13 and a drawing of a Lexus that one immigrant intended to buy with the drug profits.
Most of the farms appear to be run by the same organizations mostly through the Mexican Mafia year after year. Though a few are busted, a substantive dent has not been made and they know they can operate here more safely and profitably than in Mexico and there is no worry of getting the product back into the states.
Across the border in Oregon, the story is the same. The Sheriffs of Jackson, Josephine and Klamath County work together to find the farms and arrest the perpetrators. All have been Mexican so far, most with green cards. These same gangs also brew Methanphetimine to finance their organized crime activities during off season.
We do not need yet another guest worker program to supply dangerous gangs with recruits. We need to find out why these people were ever allowed in this country in the first place and how to keep more of them out.
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Thanks for getting that information for us, FBD!
Please keep that info posted on all illegal immigration related threads, thanks!
you're welcome, FRiend.
Poll still up!!
Do you believe giving legal status to illegal aliens working on U.S. farms encourages more illegal immigration?
Yes 91% 4319 votes
No 9% 411 votes
Total: 4730 votes
Snip from last night's program:
DOBBS: That brings us to the subject of our poll tonight. "Do you believe giving legal status to illegal aliens working on our nation's farms would encourage more illegal immigration? Yes or no?" Cast your vote at loudobbs.com. We'll have the results later in the broadcast.
Taking a look now at some of your thoughts. Betty Blair in Kerrville, Texas, "Why should the Mexican government take care of its own citizens by creating jobs for them when they've got a neighbor like the United States that will do it for them? The immigrants come and work in America and send the money back to their families in Mexico. The Mexican government doesn't have to do anything to provide for its own. They are even looking to the United States to put these folks on Social Security and provide for them."
Bill in Warren, Michigan, "CAFTA will, much like NAFTA, cause Americans to lose their jobs, make CEOs richer and add another nail into the coffin of the middle class."
Paul King of Meadville, Pennsylvania. "No more free trade agreements as we in America have been subjected to, until they become fair to the American worker."
We love hearing from you. Send us your thoughts at loudobbs.com.
Check this out. The gangs are using the web!
Thursday, March 03, 2005
Gangs Staking Out Turf on the Web- From Mercury News
By Crystal Carreon, Mercury News
Sal Rojas was working on his computer science degree when he created BrownPride.com to celebrate Latino culture. His site quickly evolved into a popular forum for urban expression, showcasing mural art, music and fashion.
But it has also become the target of ``high-tech taggers'' and ``cyberbangers.''
As authorities crack down on gang activity on the streets, self-proclaimed gangsters are going online, turning portions of Web sites -- such as BrownPride.com -- into virtual turfs where rivals exchange threats and ``throw up'' their numbers and neighborhood names under the anonymity of the Internet.
``You create something for good, but people twist it,'' said Rojas, 32, whose site's message board has been overrun by suspected Norteños and Sureños.
Law enforcement officials across the country have noticed the surge in suspected gang members using the Internet to glorify the lifestyle and, in some instances, recruit. Just as some gangsters tag buildings with spray paint, these online taggers leave their mark in cyberspace. But, given the anonymous nature of the Web, authorities admit it is nearly impossible to gauge whether a posting, blog or Instant Message comes from actual gang members or wannabes.
Los Angeles police detective Chuck Zeglin first noticed the phenomenon four years ago, and estimated then that about a third of the thousands of gang-related Web sites were operated by the Crips, Bloods, Norteños and Sureños, and members of various Asian and other gangs. He now believes that number is growing as Internet access becomes ubiquitous and increasingly mobile.
``Gangs are definitely keeping up with the technology of the times,'' said Jared Lewis, director of Know Gangs, a Wisconsin-based firm that offers training and resources on gangs to police agencies. ``This is a new generation of gangsters.''
Bowing to pressure from police, Internet providers have shut down several of the more notorious gang sites in recent years, Lewis said. So ``cyberbanging'' has moved to other sites such as BrownPride.com; vidaenelvalle.com, which bills itself as the ``Latino Voice of the San Joaquin Valley'' offering sports highlights, news and feature stories, among other content; and Northern-Ridaz.com, which features new releases from Bay Area rap artists.
But law enforcement officials acknowledge that much of the cyber-traffic remains under the radar of police, including gang detectives in the tech-savvy Bay Area.
Lt. Phan S. Ngo, of San Jose's gang investigations unit, said his officers are aware of purported gang activity online but do not regularly monitor the Internet for clues. It's not a priority, because officers have not come across any instances of gang-related violence in San Jose that stemmed from a Web site, he said.
Traditional gang investigations usually involve tapping phone lines or surveillance of certain neighborhoods. Seizing computers is seen more often in cases of Internet fraud (news - web sites) or sex-related crimes against children -- not gangs.
But Lewis believes that by not looking online officers could miss spotting clues to gang violence.
Lewis, a former Modesto police officer, said he read message boards on a rapper's Web site to help solve a gang homicide in 2001. The site piqued his interest after he spotted familiar city street names and monikers that were later linked to murder suspects.
Last May, vitriol exchanged between members of two rival gangs in an Internet chat room led to a street brawl in a Dallas suburb.
Gabe Morales, author of ``Varrio Warfare: Violence in the Latino Community,'' said his Web page, www.angelfire.com/biz4/stopvarriowar/gps.html, doesn't have a chat room or guest book because he doesn't want to be tagged by gang members. He suspects the majority of cyberbanging is done by unsupervised teenagers at home or school. Parents, he said, are often computer illiterate and are largely unaware of what their children are doing online.
``These kids are computer-savvy,'' he said. ``They may be better equipped with a keyboard than with an aerosol can. It's a freedom of speech thing, but it's not positive.''
``Clowner,'' whose e-mail address includes the number 13 -- for Sureños -- recently posted a message laced with expletives on a Web site originally intended to showcase Latino art and music.
``Yeah, I shout out for the hood,'' he told the Mercury News in an e-mail. ``It's family, and I hate red.''
He explained that he had been in a fight at school with someone dressed in red and went online to continue the challenge.
``Clowner'' posted his message on a board that also talked about the recent preliminary hearing for suspected Norteños Malik Alayube and James Ortega, who is the youngest person tried as an adult for murder in Santa Clara County history. The two teenagers allegedly killed two rival gang members at an East San Jose Jack in the Box last year. The posting denigrated Ortega and Alayube, mentioning a rival gang: ``Blue ragin here in San Jose. It's Sur X3 . . . Evil side of So Jo!''
Another posting praised drive-by shootings: ``Click, click, bang, bang puro Norte.''
Rojas, a Web master based in Orange County, said he was bothered that his site -- created to inspire and empower -- now hosts a scrolling log of gang challenges. He shut down a live chat room about six months ago after the popular feature -- which had sparked romances and friendships -- had degenerated into a ``hate fest,'' mostly between Norteños and Sureños.
``I wish everyone had the opportunity to study and go to college . . . but we're caught up in the daily struggle,'' he said of some of his site's visitors. ``They hate without even knowing the reason why they hate.''
"At the best you will get vague expressions of concern, maybe the establishment of a commission, and some window-dressing reform."
Thank you for giving a reasoned response and yes, you are correct so far as our "leaders" go. However, you'll be surprised how many of them are going to get voted out in 2006. This may not be affecting your life, consider yourself lucky, but the rest of the citizenry is sick of it.
Thankfully there are only a few who look at this situation the way you do. The people of this country have changed the "status quo" before and they'll do it again.
Amen. Dont ya hate it when people seem to shoot down someones desire to help fix something without first giving it a chance? I think Laura Bush is only saying that for years now boys have been left behind and now she's trying to change that in the schools and hopefully the future of the boys will be better. I wish her luck and pray for her success so that the boys will think better of themselves and strive for better things for themselves.
Hey, I wish her all the luck in the world and sincerely hope she NEVER has to come face to face with the kind of gangs Michelle Malkin is talking about here. It's just really sad that the President or his circle doesn't seem to know or care that there are armed FOREIGN gangs living in our national forests terrorizing the local CITIZENS to death.
It's about priorities. Theirs are not the same as the average US citizen's. I have no idea if it's ignorance or apathy. I can't imagine what it is.
pgs 58-57 (touched up)
"So?" Ernesto asked.
"It was interesting," Pablo replied, lighting a Dominican cigar.
"What do they want of us?" his boss asked.
"Mohammed began by talking about our common interests and our common enemies."
"If we tried to do business over there, we would lose our heads," Ernesto observed. With him, it was always business.
"I pointed that out. He replied that theirs is a small market, hardly worth our time. They merely export raw materials. And that is true. But he can help us, he said, with the new European market. Mohammed tells me that his organization has a good base of operations in Greece, and with the demise of international borders in Europe that would be the most logical point of entry for our consignments. They will not charge us for their technical assistance. They say they wish to establish goodwill only."
"They must want our help very badly," Ernesto observed.
"They have their own considerable resources, as they have demonstrated,jefe. But they seem to need some expertise for smuggling weapons in addition to people. In any case, they ask little, and they offer much."
"And what they offer will make our business more convenient?" Ernesto wondered.
"It will certainly make the Yanquis devote their resources to different tasks."
"It could create havoc in their country, but the political effects could be serious..."
"Jefe, the pressure they put upon us now can scarcely get worse, can it?"
"This new norteamericano president is a fool, but dangerous even so." "And so, we can have our new friends distract him, jefe," Pablo pointed out. "We will not even use any of our assets to do so. We have little risk, and the potential reward is large, isn't it?"
"I see that, but, Pablo, if it is traced to us, the cost could be serious."
"That's true, but again, how much additional pressure can they put on us?" Pablo asked. "They're attacking our political allies through the Bogota government, and if they succeed in producing the effect they desire then the harm to us will be very serious indeed. You and the other members of the Council might become fugitives in our own land," the Cartel's intelligence chief warned. He didn't have to add that such an eventuality would take much of the fun out of the immense riches the Council members enjoyed. Money has little utility without a comfortable place to spend it. "There is an adage in that part of the world: The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Jefe, if there is a major downside to this proposal venture, I do not see it."
"You think I should meet with this man, then?"
"Si, Ernesto. There should be no harm. He is more wanted by the gringos than we are. If we fear betrayal, then he should fear it even more so, shouldn't he? And in any case, we will take proper precautions."
"Very well, Pablo. I will discuss this with the Council with a recommendation that we hear him out," Ernesto conceded. "How difficult would it be to set up?"
"I would expect him to fly through Buenos Aires. Surely he knows how to travel safely [...] Speaks English like an Englishman, and that is a passport all its own."
"Through Greece, eh? Our product?"
"His organization has used Greece as a sally port for many years. Jefe, it's easier to smuggle our product than a group of men, and so on first inspection their methods and assets seem to be adaptable to our purposes. Our own people will have to examine them, of course." "Any idea what his plans for North America might be?"
"I did not ask, jefe. It does not really concern us."
Well, I think her goal is to get the kids while they are younger BEFORE they choose to join a gang. I would hope she nor me nor you or anyone ever comes in contact with bad gangs like Michelle is talking about.
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