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Police: San Juan teen randomly kidnapped, found in Reynosa (Texas Spillover Violence Alert)
The Monitor ^ | August 23, 2010 | Jared Taylor

Posted on 08/24/2010 6:25:07 AM PDT by stevie_d_64

SAN JUAN —Police reunited a teenage woman with her family Monday afternoon, nearly 19 hours after she was abducted, blindfolded and dumped in a Reynosa field.

The 18-year-old woman, whose name was not disclosed by police, was walking to a friend’s house about 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

A black van pulled up alongside her and three men hopped out, San Juan Police Chief Juan Gonzalez said. They snatched the girl, blindfolded her and took her to Reynosa.

The kidnappers began calling the woman’s family demanding ransom money.

“The kidnappers somehow missed it that she had a cell phone,” Gonzalez said. “We were able to keep communicating with her.”

The chief said police investigators, FBI agents and Hidalgo County sheriff’s deputies negotiated with the kidnappers. Once the abductors realized their victim’s family would not be able to pay a ransom, they dumped her in a random field.

She had her cell phone, but police still had no idea where she was.

Customs officers and U.S. Border Patrol agents were put on alert to look for the teen and a helicopter surveyed Mexico from this side of the border, but found nothing.

U.S. authorities did not contact their Mexican counterparts because they did not know whether they were corrupted or connected to the girl’s captors, Gonzalez said.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; border; bordersecurity; corruption; hidalgo; hidalgocounty; hideyourkids; hostage; illegal; immigration; kidnapping; kidnappings; mexicangangs; mexico; mexicoswarishere; narcoterrorism; reconquista; reynosa; spillover; terrorism

1 posted on 08/24/2010 6:25:13 AM PDT by stevie_d_64
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To: stevie_d_64

Nothing to see here people...Move along, move along...


2 posted on 08/24/2010 6:25:56 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: stevie_d_64

She was kidnapped in the US and taken to Mexico?


3 posted on 08/24/2010 6:28:04 AM PDT by Ladycalif ("If you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one." Jesus)
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To: Ladycalif
She was kidnapped in the US and taken to Mexico?

Yes, but the border is at least as safe as it ever was, according to Janet Neapolitano and Eric Holder.

4 posted on 08/24/2010 6:31:15 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: stevie_d_64

Just doing the jobs that Americans don’t want to do.


5 posted on 08/24/2010 6:33:37 AM PDT by muddler (Diligentia, Vis and Celeritas)
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To: muddler
"U.S. authorities did not contact their Mexican counterparts because they did not know whether they were corrupted or connected to the girl’s captors, Gonzalez said.

So, US Law Enforcement has no faith in Mexican Law Enforcement. That's strange. I don't remember US Homeland Security Head Janet Napolitano saying that was official policy.
6 posted on 08/24/2010 6:55:27 AM PDT by WaterBoard
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To: stevie_d_64

THANK GOD she’s ok...i’ve seen the pictures documenting the violence between the drug cartels and the fact that she is still alive is a miracle in itself.


7 posted on 08/24/2010 7:12:05 AM PDT by MountainWoman
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To: stevie_d_64; HushTX; HoustonCurmudgeon; Bad~Rodeo; Cindy; laotzu; NeverForgetBataan; no dems; ...

Ping!

If you want on, or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.


8 posted on 08/24/2010 7:13:36 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Mexico: The Place You Thought You Knew.)
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To: Ladycalif

As someone in the main stream media would say, “allegedly” /sarcasm...


9 posted on 08/24/2010 7:35:41 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: stevie_d_64

What I would really like to know is this...

I posted this story this morning, not too long ago...And it has fallen off the face of Free Republic where other stories that have been lingering on the sidebar here for a long while...

I understand some threads hang around for some time due to the volume and frequency of responses...

But this one has not even had a chance to garner much attention (in the side bar to the right of the page) unless you do a “search” for the topic...

What gives???

I figure this topic would be a very interesting subject to discuss for many here on this website...


10 posted on 08/24/2010 9:00:11 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: stevie_d_64
That is a good question.

When I read the article the thing that really stuck out at me is that for quite some time no one did anything to help the girl.

The girl had no idea where she was, Gonzalez said, and because she was in another country, officers could not go there directly to pick her up.

“The only thing that prevented us from going out there and helping her was that river,” the chief said.


Someone eventually went and brought her back. But was that an official police response? Would they have just left here there? That doesn't give me a lot of faith in our system.

-paridel
11 posted on 08/24/2010 9:23:30 AM PDT by Paridel
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To: stevie_d_64
Just speculating here, but I suspect the reason for so much missing from this story and the strange description is due to the fact that the girl herself was an illegal.

Probably involved with a human/drug smuggling ring.

I wouldn't be surprised at all if BP Mgt. “asked” one of their agents to cross over and assist her in illegally re-entering the country.

Or, perhaps she ran into a coyote that was affiliated with her gang.

12 posted on 08/24/2010 10:51:42 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: moder_ator

When I posted this, I classified this as “Front Page” and “Extended News”...

It no longer shows up on the sidebar...I seriously doubt that there have been that many threads started that would have pushed this off from being noticed within a couple of hours...

Why are my classifications being changed to where this story gets buried???

This has happened before, and I do not abuse the “Breaking News” nor do I hype up the title to get attention for the wrong reasons...

A moderator can FReepmail me a response...

I was expecting this topic to get a lot more than 10-11 responses...


13 posted on 08/24/2010 12:43:16 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: Owl_Eagle

That is a good question...But unless the kidnapping was designed to put a damper in a competing cayotes’ operation, I don’t believe she was an illegal...

Something else is going on here, and we’ll probably not ever hear about any more details on her or the situation other than what was reported...

What I wanted to point out was the fact that an illegal act was committed on our side of the border, and the girl, hbowever fortunate you want to say she was, was just simply dumped on the other side of the border, and no one is the wiser as to why...

I certainly have not heard of this being covered on any netwrok local or national, because of the reported involvement of all these agencies efforts to retrieve her...You’d think this would be all over the news, but it wasn’t...

I’m going to go check the local Brownsville, Texas and Laredo, Texas news outlets to see if it even made it up on the radar there...

This is an important story, one worthy of a lot of discussion in this forum...I am just dissapointed that it, for some reason, has been put on the back burner for some reason...It hasn’t been half a day and it is invisible to most FReepers...

Maybe the Mods will get back to me, or not...


14 posted on 08/24/2010 12:50:04 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: MountainWoman

This is the kidnapping side of cartel “business.”

Texans, esp South Texans, and most especially women, GO ARMED. A few dozen dead kidnappers will convince these thugs that kidnapping is not a good business in Texas. Nothing else will.


15 posted on 08/24/2010 1:14:18 PM PDT by piytar (Those who never learned that peace and freedom are rare will be taught by reality.)
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To: stevie_d_64

Per your instructions in post #2 “Nothing to see here people...Move along, move along...”


16 posted on 08/24/2010 1:23:53 PM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: stevie_d_64

On KRGV: Investigators Working on Suspect Description in Kidnapping Case

http://www.krgv.com/news/local/story/Investigators-Working-on-Suspect-Description-in/RcRQJPYc8E-tegQCtnp2YA.cspx

On KGBT: San Juan kidnapping may have been mistaken identity

http://www.valleycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=500902


17 posted on 08/24/2010 1:59:52 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Mexico: The Place You Thought You Knew.)
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To: stevie_d_64

San Juan Texas? I am not familiar with it.


18 posted on 08/24/2010 2:39:56 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter

San Juan is near Pharr. McAllen would be the next largest city.


19 posted on 08/24/2010 3:05:44 PM PDT by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
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To: texgal

Thanks I was going to get a map later.


20 posted on 08/24/2010 3:09:56 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: piytar

AMEN to that! Shoot ‘em dead.


21 posted on 08/24/2010 3:36:00 PM PDT by MountainWoman
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To: SwinneySwitch

The mistaken identity theory makes sense.


22 posted on 08/24/2010 4:41:31 PM PDT by smokingfrog (freerepublic.com - Thanks JimRob! The flags are back! - 8/17/2010.)
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To: WaterBoard
So, US Law Enforcement has no faith in Mexican Law Enforcement. That's strange. I don't remember US Homeland Security Head Janet Napolitano saying that was official policy.

I know some of the US agents along the border. What they believe in Washington is not what the actually people on the ground believe.
23 posted on 08/24/2010 6:21:03 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Deaf Smith

I forgot the “/sarc” tag...Muh bad...

You are right though...I recind the order of post #2...

I guess I feel like a putz...Some will agree with that too...;-)


24 posted on 08/24/2010 6:48:51 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: SwinneySwitch

Gracias...


25 posted on 08/24/2010 6:49:49 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: stevie_d_64

Generally these are not totally random kidnappings. Almost invariably, when the truth comes out, the kidnappee was connected to someone in the Mexican drug trade. A brother, a father, husband, etc. The real story is in who was she related to and what is their role in the cartels? And not contacting the Mexican officials may well have saved her life. They are that corrupt and on this side we have no way to know. Erring on the side of caution is probably the right approach.


26 posted on 08/25/2010 8:23:22 PM PDT by DaGman
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To: Ditter

Down towards the Brownsville area...Apparently...I haven’t really looked but it should pop up on Google Earth...


27 posted on 08/26/2010 5:04:25 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: DaGman

Sure, you are correct...

The problem I have is that our citizens who live in these areas are not being given the protection they need, and yet the government is more inclined to wash their hands of the damn issue and “caution” those very same citizens to restrict their own movements and lifestyles because of the danger from foriegn criminal activities...

Not only do I have a problem with this tactic, there needs to be some heads rolling in the dirt because of the ineptness of the Federal government...And if they cannot handle the problem at hand, then the states have every right and duty to take back those powers delegated to the Federal government and implement measures to reduce or completely eliminate the problem in their states AS THEY SEE FIT!!!

The Texas State Legislature is going to be busier than a one-legged man in a butt kicking contest this next January...I just hope we make it till then...And if we do not keep a conservative majority in the state house, we can forget about any of this being addressed, much less resolved...


28 posted on 08/26/2010 5:10:31 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: stevie_d_64

Thanks Stevie.


29 posted on 08/26/2010 6:19:39 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: stevie_d_64

She is very lucky to be alive.

Things are out of hand.


30 posted on 08/26/2010 12:45:18 PM PDT by Lorianne (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. ___ George Orwell)
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To: stevie_d_64

Not to bump a year old thread, but I wanted to see if any more has been said or done about this and whether anybody ever came forward to explain why a woman could be kidnapped from Texas and taken to Mexico without being discovered. The media and government has been very silent about this. Both the media and government (state and fed) gave a lot of attention to the woman whose husband was killed after they went to the wrong part of Falcon Lake, but this kidnapping dropped off the radar quickly.


31 posted on 09/28/2011 8:07:59 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr

I still stand by my post #28...Thats all I have at this time, other then the state legistlature has made some headway into taking more charge in our own operations on the border to tighten up some points along that border to make it unpalletable for the rug cartels to run ops on our side as much...

It might be ratcheting up a little more now that some are realizing this is a war and not just some political bull-sh!t football to be punted when times get rough...

The more we keep the pressure on them and demand action the more we’ll see...I’d like to think I was not the only one pressing the right buttons to get the state government to grow a pair and tell the Feds and the Mexican governments to go pound sand if they don’t like what we are doing...

All it takes is some political courage...We have the manpower, money and hardware to implement a stepped up presense on the border now...

But someone is too busy running for El Presidente to bother much with this other than to talk tough to the folks on the east coast these days...

Don’t get me wrong, he (Perry) has done some good on the border, but it could be much more than it is now...

Just my opinion...


32 posted on 09/30/2011 4:01:13 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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