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Mexico drug gangs threaten cops on radio, kill them
Reuters ^ | Fri Feb 6, 2009 2: | By Lizbeth Diaz

Posted on 02/07/2009 4:23:45 PM PST by restornu

TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexican drug gangs near the U.S. border are breaking into police radio frequencies to issue chilling death threats to cops which they then carry out, demoralizing security forces in a worsening drug war.

"You're next, bastard ... We're going to get you," an unidentified drug gang member said over the police radio in the city of Tijuana after naming a policeman.

The man also threatened a second cop by name and played foot-stomping "narcocorrido" music, popular with drug cartels, over the airwaves.

"No one can help them," an officer named Jorge said of his threatened colleagues as he heard the threats in his patrol car.

Sure enough, two hours later the dead bodies of the two named policemen were found dumped on the edge of the city, their hands tied and bullet wounds in their heads.

Cartels killed some 530 police in Mexico last year, some of them corrupt officers who were working for rival gangs. Others were killed in shoot-outs or murdered for working against the gangs or refusing to turn a blind eye to drug shipments.

"These death threats are part of the psychological warfare that organized crime is using against officers," said Tijuana police chief Gustavo Huerta.

"Before, the gangs began infiltrating the radio after a police execution, which was bad enough, but now

Some gangs sarcastically offer their "condolences" over the air after an execution, broadcasting messages like: "We are so sorry

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cops; drugcartels; drugwarconsequences; gang; gangs; gwot; illegalimmigrant; killingcops; mexico; organizedcrime; terroist; terrorism; threat; threats; tijuana; wod; wot
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1 posted on 02/07/2009 4:23:45 PM PST by restornu
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To: restornu

This would be a good area for practice for our new Raptor Squadrons.


2 posted on 02/07/2009 4:25:34 PM PST by screaminsunshine (f)
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To: restornu

And the lefties wonder why we want the bored sealed up like a drum. Mexico is in pure chaos, and the drug dealers are in charge.


3 posted on 02/07/2009 4:27:08 PM PST by ritewingwarrior (Just say No to socialism.)
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To: ritewingwarrior

How would the libs get their drugs if we really sealed the border? That would be fascist!


4 posted on 02/07/2009 4:32:05 PM PST by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: ritewingwarrior
And the lefties wonder why we want the bored sealed up like a drum.

Have you forgotten there were more than lefties who wanted amnesty for illegals not so far back - let alone sealing up the borders (which for far too many politicians representing us have no concerns whatsoever regarding border issues). Glenn Beck has been bringing border issues to light on a daily basis on his new show.

5 posted on 02/07/2009 4:32:34 PM PST by MamaDearest
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Mexico is in pure chaos, and the drug dealers are in charge.

You racist you. George Bush re-assured us, this is just family values, chicano style.

6 posted on 02/07/2009 4:32:34 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: restornu
Mexican drug gangs near the U.S...

Why the use of such inflammatory names?

They are not "drug gangs"...

No, no, no!

They are Community Organizers!

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7 posted on 02/07/2009 4:33:06 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: restornu

We could stop this in one day: end the “War on Drugs(TM)”.


8 posted on 02/07/2009 4:36:33 PM PST by wendy1946
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To: hinckley buzzard
Mexico is in pure chaos, and the drug dealers are in charge.

There are websites claiming illegal drug money keeps US financial wheelers and dealers above water. Given government lack of concern regarding drug cartels making cities like El Paso virtual war zones, it's a point to ponder (druggies ultimately get their just desserts and banks ultimately get funds to keep them afloat).

Meanwhile the borders might as well have "Welcome" signs over them.

9 posted on 02/07/2009 4:37:22 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: ritewingwarrior
And the lefties wonder why we want the bored sealed up like a drum. Mexico is in pure chaos, and the drug dealers are in charge.
You don't understand lefties. Lefties, especially the union ones, want the border sealed as tight as you do. You're mistaking them for the groin leeches in washington who get paid off by the amnesty lobby.

The right could actually make a lot of inroads by finding common ground with leftists increasingly disenfranchised by democrats. Many leftists are already moving towards things like participatory economics and away from socialist ideology.

10 posted on 02/07/2009 4:37:40 PM PST by ketsu (It’s not a campaign. It’s a taxpayer-funded farewell tour.)
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To: ritewingwarrior

By the time they do anything it will be too late. I’ve got my solution and it looks like a flying ashtray.


11 posted on 02/07/2009 4:39:10 PM PST by yankeebulldog ("Semper Viper!")
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To: ritewingwarrior
And the lefties wonder why we want the bored sealed up like a drum.

How I miss the days of the Bush administration. He knew how to secure our borders and crack down on this illegal alien invasion! Don't mess with Texas!


12 posted on 02/07/2009 4:42:10 PM PST by dragnet2
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To: wendy1946

If the U.S. legalized drugs like the libertarian party wants how would that affect the drug cartels in Mexico? Anyone care to explain this to me. I presume that it would take the wind out of their sails, right? Drugs would be cheaper too, right?


13 posted on 02/07/2009 4:43:23 PM PST by classified
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To: wendy1946

Yep, sure could. Or at least I know I could. Post the reserve down there and let them take up target practice.


14 posted on 02/07/2009 4:46:02 PM PST by nbhunt
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The biggest difference would be that criminal organizations would no longer be the financial beneficiaries of drug transactions. And you’ve got to like that - unless you like strong, rich criminal organizations, that is.


15 posted on 02/07/2009 4:48:37 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: restornu

if you don’t build a fence due to illegal aliens then build it to keep the drug gangs out. because if they get to the U.S. our police will lose because they are handycapped by our legal system. Mexican cops aren’t restricted like ours and they are still taking horrific loses.


16 posted on 02/07/2009 4:48:49 PM PST by U.S.overallothers
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To: restornu; rabscuttle385

Ah, the legacy of El Presidente Jorge Boosh and his day laborer pimp Vincente Fox...


17 posted on 02/07/2009 4:49:04 PM PST by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: restornu

The problem would be a gimme for some competent radio direction-finding activities, but my solution would be to just decriminalize drugs. Fight the problem, not the symptom. The problem is drug prohibition.


18 posted on 02/07/2009 4:50:28 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: classified

Wouldn’t change a thing in Mexico. The war down there is for control of the country’s profit engine, which is the drug trade. If drugs were legalized it would just intensify the war for control of the trade.

I’m actually for some limited legalization, but I still don’t think it would change anything down there.


19 posted on 02/07/2009 4:51:17 PM PST by oldleft
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To: dragnet2
I'm sorry to say, but Bush was way too buddy buddy with Mexico. And if he had been given the chance he would have gave them all amnesty. But we Texans are going to have to tank up our efforts and control the border ourselves, because the government is sure not going to.
20 posted on 02/07/2009 4:52:02 PM PST by nbhunt
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