Skip to comments.Mexican Cartels Lure American Teens as Killers
Posted on 06/23/2009 2:56:55 PM PDT by reaganaut1
LAREDO, Tex. When he was finally caught, Rosalio Reta told detectives here that he had felt a thrill each time he killed. It was like being Superman or James Bond, he said.
I like what I do, he told the police in a videotaped confession. I dont deny it.
The young men all paid a heavy price. Jesus Gonzalez III was beaten and knifed to death in a Mexican jail at 23. Mr. Reta, now 19, and his boyhood friend, Gabriel Cardona, 22, are serving what amounts to life sentences in prisons in the United States.
Other young Americans in their circle who the police say worked for the Zetas have also ended up in prison, have fled into hiding in Mexico or have disappeared in the permanent way that people wrapped up in the Mexican drug trade tend to go missing.
In the minds of many Americans, the Rio Grande divides Mexico, a corrupt land where drug cartels often seem to have the upper hand, from the United States, a nation of law and order, where the authorities try to keep criminal gangs in check.
But the reality on the border is much more complex. The Mexican drug cartels recruit young men from both countries and operate their smuggling and murder-for-hire rings on both sides of the divide, though under slightly different rules of engagement.
That complexity was reflected in the short but bloody careers of Mr. Reta, Mr. Gonzalez and Mr. Cardona, who are linked to crimes in both countries, according to trial transcripts, court documents and interviews with detectives and family members.
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A similar depressing story is In a Suburban Gangland, Young Lives Cut Short .
I often watch the show “Gangland” on The History Channel. Just about every violent street gang that exists are made up of, or were started by immigrants from the South.
“Lure”? Typical NYTimes obfuscation.
They go into drug gangs of their own free will. It’s their choice. Nobody makes them do it.
NONE! Thanks to libtard politicians not only do the indigent Mexicans get free services they could never get if they stayed in Mexico thouse with a bit more ambition get affirmative action.
There is no conceivable justification for this affirmative action for hispanics, as their is no historical equivelent of slavery that they experienced. The vast majority of hispanics have chosen to move here recently, many illegally. Many other ethnic groups had prejudice against them when they arrived in the USA: Jews, Irish, Greeks, Poles, etc. Somehow they have all managed to overcome that and compete on a level playing field.
But not hispanics. Modeling themselves on the least successful ethnic group in America, blacks, they have taken after the affirmative action, grievance group, block voting, model with a vengence.
Between the crime, the rudeness, the unwillingness to assimilate, the costs in social programs, they doesn't appear to be a whole huge amount of upside to the mass migration the traitors in Washington DC have allowed. They have sown the seeds for a conflict unlike any we have ever seen in our nation.
We do have a lot of taco stands in America now. I guess it's great if you love Mexican food.
Only people with “free will” can be lured. By definition.
This is the actual “drug war.” Wonder who the winner will be? Not us.
Can’t believe I used to go to Nuevo as a teenager.
Wouldn’t go 100 miles of that place now.
Gotta admit if it was 10 years ago I woulda taken that job.
There isn’t an up side.....we don’t NEED them, period. Anyone tells you immigration is a good thing in this day and age is just looking to get another Democrat on the voter rolls..
Hold on! I thought there are some jobs Americans just won’t do?