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NUEVO LAREDO POLICE CHIEF SLAIN FIRST DAY ON THE JOB
The Houston Chronicle ^ | 9 June 2005

Posted on 06/09/2005 6:00:30 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

MONTERREY, Mexico — For weeks, no one applied for the Nuevo Laredo police chief job. Many saw it as a death sentence. But Alejandro Dominguez proudly took office on Wednesday, saying he wasn't afraid of anything. Nine hours later, he was ambushed and killed by gunmen who fired some three dozen times. Dominguez's violent death was the latest blow to Nuevo Laredo, a city across from Laredo, Texas, that has been crippled by a wave of drug violence. The city is on the front line of a turf battle between Mexico's two largest drug gangs, the Gulf and Juarez cartels. Since January, more than 60 people have been killed there, including several city police officers.

President Vicente Fox's administration sent in 700 soldiers and federal agents in March to try to restore law and order. Dominguez, a businessman who once worked at the federal Attorney General's office, was sworn in Wednesday afternoon, and promised to weed out corruption in the city. "I don't owe anybody anything. My duty is to the citizenry," he said. "I think those who should be afraid are those who have been compromised." After dark, a group of assailants opened fire as he climbed into his Ford Lobo outside the city's business chamber, which he led.

State police director Fernando Vallejo said officials had recovered 35 to 40 casings from assault rifles similar to those used by drug gangs. A witness told authorities Dominguez was targeted by a group of men who arrived in three dark Chevy Suburbans. "They cut him off so he couldn't go," said the witness, who asked not to be identified. "They shot him from inside (the vehicles) and then got out to shoot him some more." The witness said that once Dominguez was dead, the gunmen climbed back into the Suburbans and drove slowly away, with their lights turned off.

Last month, Nuevo Laredo Mayor Daniel Pena said no one had come forward to replace Police Chief Jose Valdes, who left the post to become City Council secretary. Dominguez was selected from a group of three potential candidates. He was the only one to voluntarily seek the job. Authorities say drug violence in Nuevo Laredo intensified after the 2003 arrest of Osiel Cardenas, the alleged leader of the Gulf Cartel, in the nearby city of Matamoros. They say accused drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been fighting Cardenas to gain access to drug smuggling routes in Nuevo Laredo and other border cities. The U.S. government has issued a warning to tourists traveling to the border, at the request of U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Tony Garza. Garza has come under fire from Mexican officials who say the warning is unnecessary.


TOPICS: Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alejandrodominguez; aliens; drugwars; mexico; nuevolaredo; policechief; slain
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Interesting. Might be time for a clean-up job. However, who has the will to clean up?
1 posted on 06/09/2005 6:00:30 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

700 troops and no one there to protect him? Hellloooooo????


2 posted on 06/09/2005 6:01:39 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
Q. How can you tell if a Mexican cop is honest?

A. By the rigor mortis.

3 posted on 06/09/2005 6:02:52 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Drug prohibition laws spawned the runaway federal health care monopoly and fund terrorism.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
The narcos had him killed because he wouldn't take their plata. So he received the plomo. No future Nuevo Laredo police chief will be foolish enough to try to cross them again.

(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
4 posted on 06/09/2005 6:03:00 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

The whole country needs an enema. Time for a great wall of the US south and north.................


5 posted on 06/09/2005 6:03:07 AM PDT by b4its2late (Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.)
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To: goldstategop

The next chief will be on the take. They make an "attempt" on his life and then sign an agreement to stop their criminal behavior. Then it's business as usual.


6 posted on 06/09/2005 6:04:43 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: b4its2late
Mexico without la mordida ain't Mexico.

(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
7 posted on 06/09/2005 6:04:56 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: AppyPappy
Yep. In Mexico an honest cop is as rare as a hen's tooth.

(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
8 posted on 06/09/2005 6:06:05 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: AppyPappy

I assume that the culprits were members of his own police force.


9 posted on 06/09/2005 6:09:00 AM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave troops and their Commander-in-Chief)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

How soon will it be before the same thing happens in an American city?


10 posted on 06/09/2005 6:09:07 AM PDT by caver (In the words of that illustrious socialite twit Paris Hilton, "That's hot".)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Ping!


11 posted on 06/09/2005 6:09:52 AM PDT by need_a_screen_name
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To: goldstategop; HiJinx; gubamyster

This quaint Mexican custom will come to America along with the immivasion.


12 posted on 06/09/2005 6:10:02 AM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: caver
How soon will it be before the same thing happens in an American city?

Very good question. However, our nation's "politically correct" disease will prevent action until it really hurts or is fatal!

13 posted on 06/09/2005 6:15:22 AM PDT by RAY (They that do right are all heroes!)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

America, See thy future - Ping.


14 posted on 06/09/2005 6:16:54 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (Excrementum Occurum)
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To: Travis McGee

It is already here, though on a lesser scale. Once this kind of thing takes root, it is nearly impossible to destroy it. Look at the result of the WOD. There must be corruption for the large amounts to reach our shores. Why are the ingredients for Meth still available over the counter? Shouldn't it require ID to purchase it, with a registry? How do drugs get into prison? Why do the lowest members of a drug ring get serious time, while the top guy gets off scot free?


15 posted on 06/09/2005 6:18:37 AM PDT by jeremiah (W is a big government liberal.........someone please refute this if possible.)
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To: AppyPappy

Vince Fox is a corrupt man... those 700 troops are prolly there to help the drug runners move the product to the US.

10 bucks says a group of these "troops" killed him...


16 posted on 06/09/2005 6:19:34 AM PDT by fhlh (.)
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To: OB1kNOb


Uhhhhh...I dunno...the problem with Mexico, is the Mexican Populace. They are largely passive, afraid, and poor with no interest in helping the situation.

In the U.S. the citizenry is quite different...wouldn't go all doom an gloom just yet.


17 posted on 06/09/2005 6:20:24 AM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Soylent green is people!")
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To: caver
How soon will it be before the same thing happens in an American city?

???????

18 posted on 06/09/2005 6:22:34 AM PDT by DCPatriot
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

When you look at this alongside Presidente Fox's forced comments on immigration, African Americans and the police murders in Denver I need to laugh. I have never understood why Americans still go on holiday in Mexico while they tolerate this level of crime and corruption domestically. Even the Mexican elite dont live there anymore for fear their kids will be grabbed. As I have said before "guess who owns the hotels" They are looking for assets to roll narco money into. Lets think......hmmm sell drugs take dollars build hotels take dollars. Send our poor North to take dollars and alleviate the domestic political problems as seen in Chiapas. And lets just say you were in trouble there would you feel the police could or would help you!


19 posted on 06/09/2005 6:22:53 AM PDT by colonialhk (sooprize sooprize sooprize)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
However, who has the will to clean up?

The US Marines could do it in short order. Of course, sorting out the bad guys from the good guys isn't really their schtick...

20 posted on 06/09/2005 6:24:28 AM PDT by Oberon (What does it take to make government shrink?)
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To: fhlh

I bet we trained them too.


21 posted on 06/09/2005 6:24:42 AM PDT by colonialhk (sooprize sooprize sooprize)
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To: jeremiah

Maybe it is time to de-criminalize drugs. Make it a huge crime to sell it, traffic in it, or sell to minors. Give people 25 to life for a first offense, and leave it up to the prosecutor and judge to be able to plea this out if they turn in anyone above them. IOW, take the profit out of it. Do the same with Coke and Heroin. No jail time for possession, but life for the suppliers/trafficers. Let doctors prescribe heroin to addicts under a strict registration program, and fer Gawds sake, find out where each and every shipment of Ephedrine or Pseudo-Ephedrine ends up. Actually begin to win the WOD, instead of just using it as campaign rhetoric.


22 posted on 06/09/2005 6:25:05 AM PDT by jeremiah (W is a big government liberal.........someone please refute this if possible.)
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To: jeremiah

Mexico's imports of the cold medicine have jumped to 224 tons from 66 tons in the past five years. Hmmm


24 posted on 06/09/2005 6:29:54 AM PDT by colonialhk (sooprize sooprize sooprize)
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To: in hoc signo vinces

Mexican Populace quickly becoming American populace?


25 posted on 06/09/2005 6:33:44 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (Excrementum Occurum)
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To: jeremiah

Pretty darned good recommendations. I would quibble with the plea bargaining, since I am opposed to it on principle: I know the rationale, but in many (most?) cases it just allows prosecutors to suborn perjury under cover of law.


26 posted on 06/09/2005 6:37:30 AM PDT by jammer
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
Well, isn't that a daisy...


27 posted on 06/09/2005 6:38:20 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

I remember once walking across the border from Laredo to Nuevo Laredo and being really struck by the difference. It was like traveling from Earth to Mars. One side green, the other brown. One side with nicely paved roads, the other with roads buckled and rutted. One side with well-dressed, well-fed children the other side with hungry children in tattered clothes. And on and on. Yet, the people on both sides were Mexicans ethnically. It was just the vagaries of politics and war that caused the amazing difference. The memory remains vivid today, many years after the experience.


28 posted on 06/09/2005 6:39:43 AM PDT by jalisco555 ("Dogs look up to us, cats look down on us and pigs treat us as equals" Winston Churchill)
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Laredo to Nuevo Laredo and being really struck by the difference

That sounds worse than what I experienced between East and West Berlin in '80.

29 posted on 06/09/2005 6:48:37 AM PDT by HiJinx (~ www.ProudPatriots.org ~ Operation 4th of July ~)
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To: HiJinx

Looks like Mexico is not capable of maintaining law and order. I suggest that we send the US Army in to fix that problem.


30 posted on 06/09/2005 6:51:45 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: caver
"How soon will it be before the same thing happens in an American city?"

I'm just glad we have the second amendment. If things got bad enough, good honest people will turn into armed vigilantes, not unarmed protesters.
31 posted on 06/09/2005 6:53:09 AM PDT by BBell
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To: in hoc signo vinces

"Uhhhhh...I dunno...the problem with Mexico, is the Mexican Populace. They are largely passive, afraid, and poor with no interest in helping the situation."

And unarmed!!


32 posted on 06/09/2005 6:54:57 AM PDT by BBell
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To: OB1kNOb

Not yet.

There's a lot of sensationalism out there in regard to immigration. I mean, I live in Houston...but I have yet to see the roving bands of MS-13 gang members killing innocent civilians without mercy.

Granted it's a problem...but you can see the responses right?

First the minutemen bring attention to the problem...then everyone gets hysterical about the issue, which isn't bad because it draws focus to the borders and then action is (maybe slowly) taken...because individuals in the U.S. have the resources and the means to do so.

Such resources, and willingness, are absent in Mexico, Nuevo Laredo, which is why the country (Mexico) is corrupt and almost lawless. People take what they can, when they can in Mexico since there is little honest opportunity...Vicente Fox's fault.

Drudge has something on nearly 1 in 7 Americans is Mexican/Hispanic...my point is, what's the point? It's obvious that 6 in 7 aren't. And again...must countries depend on an influx of immigrants to survive...look at the studies that Euroupe is slowly dying...and their immigration is largely islamofacists. I'll take the Mexicans everyday of the week and twice on Sunday over that.

We need to secure the borders...no doubt, but we need to do so in the right way. We have time before we need to mine the border, dig trenches filled with gas, electrify the razor wire fences, etc...which is what the libs want us to do..so they can point to the administration and say it's creating a facist police state (which is what they want in truth.)


33 posted on 06/09/2005 6:58:22 AM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Soylent green is people!")
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To: Travis McGee

"This quaint Mexican custom will come to America along with the immivasion."


Let them try. We'll acquaint them a few American customs of our own.


34 posted on 06/09/2005 7:00:25 AM PDT by shellshocked (They're undocumented Border Patrol agents, not vigilantes.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
I see nothing's changed since my visit in 1969. In the space of four hours, we were robbed and when we got back to our car, a cop was writing a ticket even though the meter still had time on it. We had to pay the cop a $30 bribe to keep from being arrested and jailed.

Mexico sucks.

35 posted on 06/09/2005 7:06:15 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin; texastoo; MeekOneGOP; Pro-Bush; potlatch; JohnHuang2; keri; ...
This is what our government openly welcomes when they refer to our "Friendly Neighbors In Mexico" . .

(Pssstt . . Nuevo Laredo is one of the major port of entry cities we have with Mexico - it is RIGHT ON THE (WORTHLESS) BORDER.)

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MONTERREY, Mexico — For weeks, no one applied for the Nuevo Laredo police chief job. Many saw it as a death sentence. But Alejandro Dominguez proudly took office on Wednesday, saying he wasn't afraid of anything. Nine hours later, he was ambushed and killed by gunmen who fired some three dozen times. Dominguez's violent death was the latest blow to Nuevo Laredo, a city across from Laredo, Texas, that has been crippled by a wave of drug violence. The city is on the front line of a turf battle between Mexico's two largest drug gangs, the Gulf and Juarez cartels. Since January, more than 60 people have been killed there, including several city police officers.

President Vicente Fox's administration sent in 700 soldiers and federal agents in March to try to restore law and order. Dominguez, a businessman who once worked at the federal Attorney General's office, was sworn in Wednesday afternoon, and promised to weed out corruption in the city. "I don't owe anybody anything. My duty is to the citizenry," he said. "I think those who should be afraid are those who have been compromised." After dark, a group of assailants opened fire as he climbed into his Ford Lobo outside the city's business chamber, which he led.


36 posted on 06/09/2005 7:09:53 AM PDT by Happy2BMe ("Viva La Migra" - LONG LIVE THE BORDER PATROL!)
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To: in hoc signo vinces

Wasn't there recently a big story in Time or Newsweek about the arrival of Latino gangs in the USA, and how they ARE becoming a major problem?


37 posted on 06/09/2005 7:12:38 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

...and this is what we let into our country illegally every day of the week.


38 posted on 06/09/2005 7:13:38 AM PDT by television is just wrong (http://hehttp://print.google.com/print/doc?articleidisblogs.blogspot.com/ (visit blogs, visit ads).)
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To: pabianice

I can just about see into Mexico from where I live. It'll be a cold day in Hades before I cross that border heading south. Don't have to, seeing as the border keeps coming to me.


39 posted on 06/09/2005 7:13:52 AM PDT by ex 98C MI Dude (Our legal system is in a PVS. Time to remove it from the public feeding trough.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
"After dark, a group of assailants opened fire as he climbed into his Ford Lobo"

"Dominguez was targeted by a group of men who arrived in three dark Chevy Suburbans."

When SUV's go to the Dark Side.

40 posted on 06/09/2005 7:15:13 AM PDT by Fog Nozzle
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To: b4its2late

this is what is comming over the border now and will continue to flow into our country. Drugs are everywhere now thanks to the GOP refusal to do something about our borders.


41 posted on 06/09/2005 7:16:55 AM PDT by jpsb (I already know I am a terrible speller)
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To: HiJinx

Protect our borders and coastlines from all foreign invaders!

Be Ever Vigilant!

Minutemen Patriots ~ Bump!


42 posted on 06/09/2005 7:18:46 AM PDT by blackie
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To: Steve_Seattle


Time and NEWSWEAK? I think those media sources seem to sensationalize things a bit.

Seems like the U.S. has been plauged with gangs throughout time...bloods, crips, mafia (organized) gangs, the dalton boys...now, MS-13.

Putting things in perspective...are they a problem? Yes. Are they going to descend the American way of life into chaos? No. Our citizenry and subsequently are dually elected representatives will not allow it...yeah we allow barking, crazy, seditionist libs, to exist, but seems like we've recongnized the problem and will likely deal with it.
Just like we did the Dalton boys. Maybe I am being optimistic, but I just dont see roving bands of "murderous" Latin hooligans being stood for in this country.


43 posted on 06/09/2005 7:24:10 AM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Soylent green is people!")
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

First word - scary. I also think that the Mexican government is corrupt, at all levels, and this will be hard to change. When something like this happens within a few hours of swearing in the new chief, its more than just some drug ring. These guys are organized and connected. And incredibly bold!

You have to wonder why the drug rings didn't at least try to test the man with bribes, blackmail, etc. Just a thought, but what are the chances that he was already in with one gang, and the second gang whacked him. The man may have been truly honest (as stated in the article) and I shouldn't impugn the man, but it's a thought that I had. Why not test him? Is there a need to send such a strong message?


44 posted on 06/09/2005 7:24:48 AM PDT by Woodstock (<------- is a BIRD)
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To: caver
How soon will it be before the same thing happens in an American city?

I don't believe it will.

The upper echelon traffickers here are well entrenched and well insulated, often cloaked in pseudo respectability.

There will continue to be street level homicides from time to time. But we won't see graphic public assassinations of honest LEOs. That would be bad for business.

The system has numerous built in mechanisms designed to frustrate any who attempt to alter the status quo.

45 posted on 06/09/2005 7:28:57 AM PDT by Freebird Forever (Imagine if islam controlled the internet.)
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To: wideawake
I assume that the culprits were members of his own police force.

We have a winner.

Although, they could have been with the state police, the feds, the military or the zatas (former cops & military).

46 posted on 06/09/2005 7:32:41 AM PDT by usurper (Correct spelling is overrated)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin; Texas Mom; starsandstrips; thoolou; Falcon_Hedge; KC_for_Freedom; ...

NL Police Chief Ping!

Please FReepmail me if you want on or off this South Texas/Mexico ping list.


47 posted on 06/09/2005 7:38:41 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (france - beyond your expectations!)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
as he climbed into his Ford Lobo

So even though he was technically the 'police chief', could we still refer to his car as the 'Sheriff's Lobo'?

48 posted on 06/09/2005 7:42:50 AM PDT by tnlibertarian ("In my opinion, they have no rights, except a safe return to their homeland. - "Robert Vazquez")
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To: Travis McGee

We are going to be blessed with all the nice quaint folksy Mexican customs. "Bribe as you go", kidnapping and paying ransom for relatives I'm sure will also be among the most popular.


49 posted on 06/09/2005 7:43:02 AM PDT by tertiary01 (What are those pro illegal aliens, so cranky?)
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To: in hoc signo vinces
but I have yet to see the roving bands of MS-13 gang members killing innocent civilians without

So that is your benchmark?

And again...must countries depend on an influx of immigrants to survive...

Really, whatever happened to birthrates?

This problem is more than just Mexico. It's the sheer volume of vastly differing cultures pouring in here. Some of who view it as a reconquest and many of whom have a tradition of voting Left. Not to mention the legality or border issues.

So illegal Mexicans are better than Raghead nutjobs bent on our destruction?...well yea, who could argue with that.

That is not objective justification.

50 posted on 06/09/2005 7:49:52 AM PDT by wardaddy
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