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Mexican drug cartels take over U.S. cities
WorldNetDaily ^ | June 18, 2006 | Joseph Farah

Posted on 06/18/2006 9:46:31 PM PDT by seastay

Mexican drug cartels operating in cities in the U.S. are buying up legitimate businesses to launder money and using some of the proceeds to win local mayoral and city council seats for politicians who can shape the policies and personnel decisions of their police forces, according to Rep. Tom Tancredo

"The Tijuana-based Felix drug cartel and the Juarez-based Fuentes cartel began buying legitimate business in small towns in Los Angeles County in the early 1990s,"

"They purchased restaurants, used-car lots, auto-body shops and other small businesses. One of their purposes was to use these businesses for money-laundering operations. Once established in their community, these cartel-financed business owners ran for city council and other local offices. Over time, they were able to buy votes and influence in an effort to take over the management of the town. They wanted to create a comfort zone from which they could operate without interference from local law enforcement."

...an example, L.A. County city of Bell Gardens – corrupt elected officials under the influence of drug lords actually tried to shut down the police department.

City officials who would not cooperate with the Mexican-born city manager were forced out of office," he writes. "Eventually, the L.A. County attorney's office moved in, and the city manager was prosecuted on charges of corruption. Unfortunately, Bell Gardens was only the tip of the iceberg. Other Los Angeles suburbs – including Huntington Park, Lynwood and Southgate – became targets for the cartels."

Tancredo reports he has had confidential briefings with top officials in big-city law enforcement who say there are entire cities under the virtual control of Mexican criminal street gangs and their associated businesses, in some cases, making it dangerous for county, state and national law enforcement officers to venture in and rendering any interdepartmental cooperation impossible.

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Maywood a city nearby Bell Gardens, controlled by shady characters actually closed the traffic division of the police department recently so that illegal immigrants could not be cited for violations and the city is pushing to rename one of the city's elementary schools after former Mexican President Benito Juarez;

Maywood disbanding part of their police division confirms Tancredo's accusations that a few of the small city's in East LA county and elsewhere across the US are being taken over by corrupt Mexican National representatives. The Maywood story is documented here (experts from the LA Times) http://www.diggersrealm.com/mt/archives/001636.html

1 posted on 06/18/2006 9:46:33 PM PDT by seastay
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To: seastay

The vast amount of money and those who control it are the biggest dangers of the "drug war". They can buy countries, cities and states. No-knock raids are bad but not the worst problem with the war on drugs. Keeping the price up is the worst problem.


2 posted on 06/18/2006 9:58:04 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done, needs to be done by the government.)
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To: seastay

That is the American way, the politicians set the stage for problems, they benefit from bribes and kickbacks from both sides on the issue, then they do what they feel is most beneficial, to set up the next go round of bribes.


3 posted on 06/18/2006 10:00:09 PM PDT by jeremiah (How much did we get for that rope?)
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To: seastay

Time to hunt down some Mexican drug cartels. :-)


4 posted on 06/18/2006 10:01:04 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: seastay

The Felix Drug cartel and their ilk have been busy with kidnappings in the south bay area of San Diego.
All of this is old news. We have been dealing with this stuff for yrs here in San Diego.


5 posted on 06/18/2006 10:17:45 PM PDT by SoCalPol (.We Need a Border Fence Now.)
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To: A CA Guy
Time to hunt down some Mexican drug cartels. :-)

I'm sorry that made me lol. It's goin the other way in Mehico. Frankly the way it's happening is a little disturbing and simmilar to a previous puche.

6 posted on 06/18/2006 10:25:33 PM PDT by Dosa26
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To: seastay

well after decades of a wide open border, hundreds of thousands of illegal alien gangsters in every city in America and decades of a faux "war on drugs;"
I don't know why anyone is surprised.

The borders should be sealed and every illegal swinging dick in America should be deported including the incarcerateed illegals(because we'll need the space for American felons). PERIOD!

and then we'll have to start "taking out American trash!"


7 posted on 06/18/2006 10:44:19 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: devolve; bitt; PhilDragoo

ping


8 posted on 06/18/2006 10:53:51 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: seastay

He calls a lip-sticked pig for what it is - and the neocon pretenders hate him for it.

Kick their traitorous teeth down their throats, Tom, and may the truth always be your shield.


9 posted on 06/18/2006 11:03:36 PM PDT by NewRomeTacitus (drives the one and only AquaJetTruck)
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To: seastay

how do you think the kennedy's got where they got...? The drug cartels are just setting up for an open border drug haven.


10 posted on 06/18/2006 11:16:08 PM PDT by Rick_Michael (Look at profile for current ways to deal with illegals immigration)
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To: JustPiper

Have you seen this? Seriously nasty.

I'm not on FR much lately, no time. :-(


11 posted on 06/18/2006 11:23:23 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: seastay

Maybe this sounds mean and unfair to some decent people, but I want 20 million people removed from my country. Besides illegal aliens, of course, they would include the hierarchy of the Democratic Party.


12 posted on 06/19/2006 12:07:00 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: seastay

Mexican Drug Cartels...........Corrupting cities Americans won't corrupt.
This is extremely serious, scary and dangerous stuff going on and yet the Border remains open and this administration still refuses to enforce the law. God help us.


13 posted on 06/19/2006 12:16:09 AM PDT by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: Dane

Any thoughts on the subject?

(and I am being series)


14 posted on 06/19/2006 12:18:17 AM PDT by investigateworld (Abortion stops a beating heart)
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To: seastay

ping


15 posted on 06/19/2006 12:39:27 AM PDT by SR 50 (Larry)
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To: seastay

To much emphasis on this so called "War on Drugs". I don't even believe that the drugs are as bad as some would think. Does anyone really personally know people who have had drug problems. There has not been any in my family or even close friends who have gone through this. I mean aren't the ones shooting each other in the drug business? I believe it is one of those liberal problems that they keep talking about. It is a fictional problem. Let's not fund it and send the money to Iraq.


16 posted on 06/19/2006 1:30:01 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: seastay

The law of supply and demand works like this. Where there is demand, there will be supply.

The way to dry up drug supplies is to remove demand. Users should be heavily fined and imprisoned for the use of any drugs such as marajuana, crack, heroin etc..

Consider: a drug user must first traffic in drug distribution by buying illegal drugs. A drug user must deal with criminals, who are the suppliers.

A first time user should be find $10,000 and receive 30 days in jail. A second time offender should be fined $50,000 and jailed for 6 months. A third time user should have all assets seized and sent to prison for 5 years.

These penalties sheem harsh, but they would quickly stop or seriously reduce drug use in America.


17 posted on 06/19/2006 5:08:54 AM PDT by R.W.Ratikal (8)
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To: seastay
Statement: "Mexican drug cartels take over U.S. cities"

Response: Yep! Mexico Del Norte.

18 posted on 06/19/2006 5:10:38 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: napscoordinator
A couple of years ago, a young local girl died of a heroin overdose in her apartment in Madison, where she was attending the university. Her roommate was convicted, IIRC, of giving her the actual shot. Another young man, whom I knew from the time he was an infant, got 6 months (out at the end of the summer) and 5 years very regulated probation (fails one drug test, isn't working or in school making passing grades and he goes to prison for 5 years)for being part of the trio that made the buy from another 20-something who was the connection.

I live in rural Wisconsin. Over the past several years, we have had very visible gangsta types from the Cities living here. All the HS kids say these guys are the drug sources. I keep trying to discover why the city and county LEO haven't busted them and the answers are vague. One LEO said they knew who was doing what, but they had to be able to catch them at it.

Besides having to register to buy pseudofed, all the local vets have been visited by the local drug force people and warned about inquiries for some equine medicine that can be used the same way, for meth production. The vets we know don't keep this drug around, but special order it as needed, so inquiries and attempts to purchase seem something out of the ordinary.

I know many good families whose kids had their episodes with various sorts of drugs. Most got caught at home and were appropriately disciplined by the parents, but there are reports all the time of those being arrested or sent to seriously expensive rehab.

It is a problem for our kids and it is also the fuel that funds a lot of major crime and major terror. Maybe the shootings in inner cities are all gangbangers, but innocents get caught in the crossfire.

A lot of people dismiss the WOD with "It is only pot". Several years ago, we received first hand information from a local person involved with a large nationwide industry (I am definitely not going into any more detail here) who was bragging about his personal visit with an internationally known family in Central America which has run port operations in a very infamous city down there for generations. Unknown to the braggart, we had known people 35 years ago who were also deeply involved with an older generation of this very family. They control coffee, cocaine and anything else that enters and exits this particular port, most likely also including military arms. Very dangerous people whose only side, politically, is the one that profits them the most and absolutely no regard for human life. Several of the people we knew back then did serious time for major felonies. One lived underground for over 30 years, on the run with three major felonies hanging over him. Not sure how he finally got back into mainstream society, but we heard recently that he is living openly and collecting SS.

We dropped these folks like hot rocks once we found out just what was going down. Suffice to say, you would not have thought those involved were the type. It isn't like TV. It is the family down the street, The blue-collar lunch box guy who lives just too well, the kids sitting next to yours in class, the entrepreneur who seems so successful in his business, the middle-aged professional whose trips to Mexico end up in Cartegena and Cuba.

I came of age in the sixties and remember a good deal of it, but not all. It has evolved. It is international. It supplies money to people who hate America. It corrupts everyone involved with it. I have decided it is a major threat to democracy and our way of life. Remember that George Soros is the money behind the legalization efforts around the world.

Believe it or not, but belief is irrelevant to reality.
19 posted on 06/19/2006 6:03:40 AM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: seastay

If the Mexican illegals have successfully populated the area, why wouldn't they expect to govern it? Demographics is Destiny.


20 posted on 06/19/2006 6:17:05 AM PDT by bimbo
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