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Laredo now No. 1 in auto thefts
LAREDO MORNING TIMES ^ | May 17, 2010 | NICK GEORGIOU

Posted on 05/18/2010 8:01:28 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch

Despite seeing a decrease in stolen vehicles in 2009, Laredo has passed Modesto, Calif. to become the No. 1 auto theft hot spot in the country, according to a report released Monday by the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

The report showed that Laredo had 1,792 auto theft cases last year. That means a rate of about 742 vehicles were stolen per 100,000 inhabitants. Modesto, meanwhile, had 3,712 auto theft cases in 2009 with a rate of about 727.

Laredo claimed the No. 6 spot in 2007 and jumped to No. 2 in 2008 while Modesto maintained the highest auto theft rate.

Officials attributed the Gateway City’s rise on the U.S. list to border crimes, such as criminal organizations stealing vehicles to transport drugs, money, people and weapons into and out of Mexico.

But in keeping with a nationwide trend, the number of auto theft cases in Laredo dropped by 168, from 1,960 in 2008 to 1,792 in 2009, the NICB report showed.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; corruption; laredo; wod
Secure the border.
1 posted on 05/18/2010 8:01:28 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch
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To: SwinneySwitch

Sounds like a job for Reece.


2 posted on 05/18/2010 8:04:10 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Pander to me for a change!!)
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To: SwinneySwitch
Gee, what could possibly be driving all those auto thefts?


3 posted on 05/18/2010 8:05:58 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie ("young people, African-Americans, Latinos and women; teabaggers"-0 Ageist Racist Sexist Homophobic)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Same thing as in Modesto.

Mexicans and Central Americans.


4 posted on 05/18/2010 8:10:54 AM PDT by whitedog57
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To: SwinneySwitch

Secure the border.

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Tell that to Mexico. That’s where all these stolen cars are going.


5 posted on 05/18/2010 8:16:53 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: whitedog57
How racist!

How do you know it isn't Irish and Swedes and Lutherans doing all the stealing? < / sarcasm >

6 posted on 05/18/2010 8:17:29 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: whitedog57

Sounds like a bad scene from a cheech and chung movie....cheech needs money for grass so he decides to steal cars and sell them in mexico passing them off as horses, not horse power


7 posted on 05/18/2010 8:17:50 AM PDT by shadeaud ("If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin)
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To: SwinneySwitch; SouthTexas

Ha Ha...


8 posted on 05/18/2010 8:18:28 AM PDT by tubebender ( I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it...)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Now! Now!....that’s racist!


9 posted on 05/18/2010 8:18:33 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: shadeaud

That’s Chong to you bub!


10 posted on 05/18/2010 8:19:10 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Vigilanteman

Or the Amish.

Oh wait. I used to live among the Amish. Forget that. They’re all about buggies and horses with attitude.

:)


11 posted on 05/18/2010 8:19:14 AM PDT by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: SwinneySwitch

As a youngster (more than 50 years ago) Laredo was one of our favorite places to visit. In recent years it’s hard to accept that it is even part of the USA.


12 posted on 05/18/2010 8:21:28 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: SwinneySwitch

Only here at F.R. can we make the lodical assumptions that it’s drug runners....Ha!...won’t see that on the nightly P.C. news!


13 posted on 05/18/2010 8:21:44 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: I cannot think of a name

I wonder what song Marty Robbins would write about Laredo today...


14 posted on 05/18/2010 8:27:02 AM PDT by tubebender ( I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it...)
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To: tubebender

Well, it will definitely be about WALKING the streets of Laredo, since anything with wheels would be gone!

Unfortunately it would also be about dodging the bullets fired by rival drug gangs.


15 posted on 05/18/2010 8:35:08 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: SwinneySwitch

Gee whiz. I WONDER why that is??


16 posted on 05/18/2010 8:42:28 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: tubebender

Perhaps...

As I walked out on the streets of Laredo.
As I walked out on Laredo one day,
I spied a black Escalade with dark tinted windows
And twenty inch wheels that flashed like the sun


17 posted on 05/18/2010 8:44:26 AM PDT by Fresh Wind
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To: Oldpuppymax; cardinal4

In 1991, my late wife and I were driving to a two-year posting at the U S Embassy in Mexico City. Neither of us had ever been to Mexico before. As we crossed the border into Nuevo Laredo, we looked at each other and almost simultaneously said “looks like we may regret this.” We’d spent a lot lot of time together in the third world, and Nuevo Laredo looked familiar. But, to be fair, the country improved as we got further away from the border towns.


18 posted on 05/18/2010 8:48:15 AM PDT by Ax (Us: "Braveheart." Them: "Runaway Bride.")
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To: Fresh Wind

I want a cut of the royalty when you record that...


19 posted on 05/18/2010 8:50:28 AM PDT by tubebender ( I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it...)
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To: Sybeck1

Beat me too it!

Just bought the complete Larado series on dvd and enjoying the hell out of it.


20 posted on 05/18/2010 8:52:02 AM PDT by Ammo Republic 15
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To: tubebender

Somebody’s got to be on top!


21 posted on 05/18/2010 8:56:43 AM PDT by SouthTexas (Congress is out of order!)
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To: Fresh Wind

As I walked out in
the stree[[[BANG*BANG*BANG*BANG*BANG*BANG]]]


22 posted on 05/18/2010 8:56:53 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


23 posted on 05/18/2010 12:48:34 PM PDT by HiJinx (~ Illegal is a Crime, it is not a Race ~)
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