Skip to comments.Attack on bar in Cancun leaves 8 dead
Posted on 08/31/2010 4:38:44 PM PDT by AuntBEdited on 08/31/2010 4:45:19 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Eight people were killed when a gang burned down a bar in the resort city of Cancun early on Tuesday.
At least 10 armed men attacked the Castillo del Mar, a nightclub outside the city's main tourist area, threatening patrons and then lighting the building on fire...
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Pressure mounts for DHS as 'no confidence' votes continue and border violence grows
Mounting pressure from rank-and-file agents at ICE and Border Patrol has led to another no confidence vote over the weekend from the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers (NAFBPO).
Recently the unions that represent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Border Patrol agents took part in a vote that placed no confidence in management leaders of Department of Homeland Security.
The new vote from NAFBPO gives a strong case against DHS and their continued inadequacies in border enforcement. We strongly believe that with illegal aliens entrenched in every single state of our nation, interior enforcement of our immigration laws is woefully lacking, said G. Alan Ferguson, Executive Assistant to the Chairman of NAFBPO.
NAFBPO believes the hardworking men and women within ICE and Border Patrol are doing their level best to enforce illegal immigration laws, but it is managements unwillingness to put forth policies that will slow or deter illegals from crossing the United States border looking for work.
NAFBPO is adamant there are two primary tasks that must be accomplished to improve our system for legal immigration while eliminating the blight of illegal immigration. These are a secured border and strong interior enforcement, Ferguson said. NAFBPOs collective experience in dealing with border and immigration matters as well as an institutional knowledge dating back over a half century leads us to emphatically state that without these two tasks being implemented successfully, immigration control will never be possible.
Buck Brandemuehl, retired Chief of the Border Patrol and a founder of NAFBPO said, The U.S. has reached a critical crossroads in dealing with the illegal alien problem. This problem must be addressed now, as it is strangling our democracy and threatening our national security.
America needs to realize the importance of addressing the illegal immigration issue and as such NAFBPO says they will put forth a plan for DHS management to review when they finally begin the arduous task of tackling comprehensive immigration reform.
We will provide a common sense solution to illegal immigration and return to the rule of law, Ferguson said.
NAFBPO was founded in 2006 by a group of retired Border Patrol Chiefs and agents in order to use their collective knowledge and experience to educate America to the realities of border and immigration issues, while actively working towards eliminating amnesty and provide effective immigration reform solutions.
We are an organization advocating for increased homeland security through a controlled border and effective immigration enforcement policies, Ferguson concluded.
Keyword on FR: NAFBPO for the best news from south of the border.
Also, a note from Mike Cutler:
Earlier today I was sent an e-mail from one of the folks on my distribution list for my commentaries and my notices of upcoming appearances.
She enumerated a number of issues relating to the national security issues not being addressed by the current administration and at the end of her e-mail asked (rhetorically):
> “When is Obama going to give them the key to the kingdom?”
I thought you might find my response to her e-mail to be of interest....
I really hate to tell you this, but our government has provided and apparently will continue to provide terrorists and transnational gang members and assorted thugs the keys to our kingdom and in massive numbers!
This has been going on for decades! Both political parties bear responsibility!
Every alien who is permitted to enter our country on a “temporary” visa or under the auspices of the insane “Visa Waiver Program” has been provided with a key to the front door much the way that a hotel guest is provided with a key card that is valid for a certain period of time.
After your allotted time as a guest at a hotel expires, the key you were given by the front desk will no longer work. If you fail to remove your belongings by a mutually agreed upon time on the final day of your stay in the hotel, the management will enter what had been your room and remove your belongings. If management at the hotel determines you damaged any of the furnishings of the hotel or stole anything, legal action will, most likely, be taken to recoup the damages.
Aliens, on the other hand, who fail to depart the United States within the previously agreed upon time period have virtually nothing to fear! The actual number of aliens who violate the terms of their admission into the United States is unknown. The government, notorious for underestimating such numbers of deportable (removable) aliens estimate that there are roughly five million such “visa violators.” Violations of terms of admission by nonimmigrant aliens take a number of forms. Some temporary visitors simply remain in the United States beyond the date they were authorized to remain in the United States. Others seek employment for which they are not authorized while other aliens who were provided with temporary work visas fail to report for work or quit and fail to leave the United States. Foreign students may fail to attend the schools for which they were issued visas to attend. Still other aliens commit crimes and are convicted for violating various laws.
It is estimated that there are fewer than 300 special agents of ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) seeking to locate those estimated 5 million visa violators!
On May 11, 2006 I testified before the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on International Relations on the topic:
“VISA OVERSTAYS: CAN WE BAR THE TERRORIST DOOR?”
You can read the transcript of that hearing at:
The visa process is clearly fatally flawed but what bewilders me even more is that our nation continually expands the extremely dangerous Visa Waiver Program to the point where the citizens of Greece just became eligible to enter our country without first applying for and receiving a visa! Greece is the 36th such country on that list!
You can review the State Department’s website for information about this wrong headed and, indeed, treacherous Visa Waiver Program at:
Please check out my website:
So, it looks like Mexico’s drug industry will kill its tourism industry.
Liz, just a footnote to the Cancun story. That bar where the shooting occurred is in Playa de Carmen, a good hour’s drive from Cancun. Can’t think why the headline says Cancun. I am very sorry to hear that Playa has been invaded by the narcotraficantes. It used to be a wonderful place.
Thought you might find this interesting
Wow, Cancun is such a beautiful place, but
with everything that’s been going on
in Mexico, I’d have to think twice before
planning a trip down there.
Thanks for the posts; ping; links. BTTT!
Hmm. Well I went to Mexico with my family for my older brother’s wedding this summer. Yes, Mexico may be dangerous but media is being a bit much when t
Hey are covering Mexico.
“So, it looks like Mexicos drug industry will kill its tourism industry.”
Fox has an article out today trying to convince (though not very convincing) you how safe it is in Mexico and the tourism is great....NOT what I’ve read from the papers down there! Of course you won’t see any of our journalists like prissy Katy Couric trotting down there, she’ll go to Afghanistan, but not Mexico.
The latest NAFBPO M3 report:
ATTORNEY GENERAL ADMITS LAWLESSNESS AND CORRUPTION
Cambio de Michoacan (Morelia, Michoacan) 8-30-10
Morelia In a speech before local legislators, the Attorney General of the State of Michoacan, Jesus Montejano Ramirez, admitted corruption, lawlessness, lack of coordination with other agencies and practices contrary to citizens interest within the State Attorney Generals Office (PGJE).
Correo (Leon, Guanajuato) 8-30-10
Another Mayor Murdered
Hidalgo, Tamps. A group of armed people blocked and murdered the Mayor of Hidalgo, Tamaulipas, Marco Antonio Leal Garcia, this past Sunday as he attempted to board his vehicle at his residence. The Mayor was with his ten year old daughter. She was injured. The crime was immediately condemned by President Felipe Calderon.
They Mayor died at the scene and his small daughter suffered grave but non-life threatening injuries.
El Diario de Juarez (Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua) 8-30-10
Narco Graffiti Threatens Calderón
Chihuahua, Chihuahua Narco-graffiti aimed at Mexican President Felipe Calderón and the Mayor of Cd. Juarez, Jose Reyes Ferriz, was posted by presumed members of a criminal organization early yesterday on a bridge in Chihuahua City, according to Municipal Police.
Police responded and took photographs in an effort to identify those responsible.
El Imparcial (Hermosillo, Sonora) 8-3010
Surviving Migrant Leaves Mexico
Mexico, D. F. The Mexican Secretary of State has announced that the only survivor of the massacre near San Fernando, Tamaulipas, in which 72 Central Americans were murdered by presumed Zetas, has been returned to Ecuador.
The repatriation was co-coordinated through the government of Ecuador.
Federal Police in Sonora re-inforced with 120 agents
Hermosillo More than 100 Federal Agents arrived yesterday into this city by air. Before being transported out of the area, the agents assembled into formation outside the airport. Among them were at least 30 women.
The new agents will augment patrols and public security in the capital city.
El Sol de Mexico (Mexico City) 8-30-10
Twelve hour gun battle
The Governor of Veracruz, Fidel Herrera, confirmed that a gun battle in the northern part of the state yesterday between the military and members of a criminal organization lasted at least 12 hours.
As of this moment there are no exact details given by the state government, but there has been coordination between the government of Tamaulipas, the government of Veracruz, federal forces and state forces.
-end of report-
Please see my post, above. The bar where the shooting occurred is 60+ miles from Cancun.
“That bar where the shooting occurred is in Playa de Carmen, a good hours drive from Cancun. Cant think why the headline says Cancun. I am very sorry to hear that Playa has been invaded by the narcotraficantes. It used to be a wonderful place.”
Actually, in the article it mentions it was outside Cancun, but I had to excerpt and I see the requirement of 300 words, which I met, was cut down to two MEANINGLESS lines.
I give up.
Regarding # 11, sorry for typo, was posting my comment from a blackberry.
They’re probably afraid to pay attention to the body out of fear that something similar may happen to them.
I’ve been on two cruises that made several stops in Mexican cities and had a great time both times. There is not enough money in the world to make me go down there again.
Mexico is on the slippery slope to being another Somalia.
Well there goes my Vacation next summer may go some were nice like Hawaii!
wow sure glad I did not trade my time share to go down there.
wow sure glad I did not trade my time share to go down there.
“Mexico is on the slippery slope to being another Somalia.”
Sad thing about that is, Mexico is more dangerous than Somalia. Ciudad Juarez is the most deadly city in the WORLD.
More jouralists killed than anywhere...12 last year.
More beheadings and kidnappings than ANYWHERE.
Another MUST read today:
Fed agents frustrated by judges immigration decisions
By: Sara A. Carter
National Security Correspondent
August 31, 2010
In March, Jose Manuel Gonzalez-Sandoval who had committed serious crimes in the United States since 1998 stood before Florence, Ariz., Immigration Judge Bruce Taylor on a deportation hearing. That day the judge canceled his removal proceedings, allowing him to stay in the United States.
Four months later, Sandoval was arrested again on an outstanding warrant but was released. Three days after that release he led police on a 100 mph car chase. Then in August, in response to a 911 call from his family, he shot at Arizona deputies who came to his home. That night, he escaped. He later turned himself into authorities after they began a public manhunt for him.
Sandoval, who had resident status, is only one example of a legal system that lacks working mechanisms for deporting criminal aliens, said Rep. Ted Poe, a Texas Republican and former judge.
The federal government has the responsibility, the moral duty to send these criminal aliens back where they came from after they do their prison time and before they commit more crimes, said Poe, who is co-chair of the Victims Rights Caucus. He said both the Obama and Bush administrations handled the issue ineffectively, hiding facts from the American people and sugar-coating the truth regarding the deportation of criminal aliens.
This month, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency announced that the Obama administration is planning to dismiss thousands of illegal alien deportation cases, possibly 17,000, if the immigrants have a potential path to legal residency or overstayed their visas.
But critics say many illegal aliens with long criminal records composed of what some courts consider to be lesser charges will see their deportation cases dismissed as well. They cite Sandoval as an example.
The system is skewed to release these criminals, said Poe, a former judge. He recalled many times he saw repeat criminal offenders back in his courtroom after issuing detainers, which required the federal government to deport them after they served their U.S. sentences.
The detainers dont work, because we either dont have enough federal agents, the administration doesnt make it a priority and there isnt any accountability when alien criminals are released back into society, Poe said.
ICE, Border Patrol and local law enforcement officers told The Washington Examiner that law enforcement agencies are frustrated by the judicial systems approach to handling immigrants charged with crimes.
I have family who have lived along the border in west Texas for decades. They have never expressed any fear about living there, until now.
“Hmm. Well I went to Mexico with my family for my older brothers wedding this summer. Yes, Mexico may be dangerous but media is being a bit much when t
Hey are covering Mexico.”
Please, tell us....just how bad should it get before the media isn’t being ‘a bit much’???
Our media isn’t even touching the mayhem down there, what’s your point in minimizing it?
mexico is as horrible a neighbor the United States could possibly have. I go out of my way to avoid buying products made there and absolutely refuse to travel there. There are plenty of beautiful places in the USA to visit before going to that hell-hole. Keeping those dollars at home helps our economy as well.
I hate it when that happens. Cranky old mod tonight (with all due respect, of course...)
The body doesn’t look headless to me at all.......
It's actually 40 miles:
A Playa del Carmen, Mexico AB: 40.6 mi 1 hr 5 min
1. Depart Calle 38 N toward Avenida 55 N 0.0 mi
2. Turn left onto Avenida 55 N 0.2 mi
3. Turn right onto Avenida Andres Quintana Roo 0.1 mi
4. Turn left onto SR-307 / Carretera Playa del Carmen-Cancun 30.8 mi 38 min
5. Keep left to stay on SR-307 / Carretera Playa del Carmen-Cancun 2.9 mi
6. Road name changes to Luis Donaldo Colosio / Avenida Tulum S 4.9 mi
7. Road name changes to Avenida Bonampak 1.1 mi
8. Turn right onto road 0.7 mi
B 9. Arrive at Cancún, Mexico on the right 0.0 mi
Sure post more...
That is the most amazing modern photo I have ever seen. The Brady Antietam “bloody lane” photos still top the list. These people are obviously used to this sort of sight. Look at the body language; the lady in the red shorts and old man still have a hand on their beverages and the man with sunglasses is chatting up the lady and smiling. I guess they know that the police won’t be there anytime soon and hope they get there ahead of the worst of the insects.
I have driven it countless times. It is about 60 miles. It takes about an hour. You must not have a Tom-Tom. Avenida Bonampak is where the new Malecon was built, by the bull ring.
He's probably just taking a nap.
Would ya like to see some really vivid pics without sheets? Lemme know.
Thanks, but one picture is plenty... How long until they come here to behead the people Americans won’t behead?
Not enough to make me go to Mexico...I don't even want to go the the TX valley.
Best route forRoute for, leaving at 42.4 mi - 1:08 hrs (with 0 min. traffic)
From: Cancún, Benito Juárez, QR, MX
To: Playa Del Carmen, Solidaridad, QR, MX
Link, make sure it doesn't have carriage return / form feed characters if you copy paste:
Dragnet old FRiend, the first time I saw that photo it was identified as an older man that keeled over from a heart attack while ordering a taco. All your other photo’s, gruesome as they are, are labeled correctly, but I think that one has been misidentified.
Have you ever actually driven it yourself? Even once? If not, would you mind giving me the benefit of the doubt because I have, regularly, since the late 1980s? Or not?
Enough of that here on FR. Ha!!
I've seen enough blood and guts for a couple lifetimes....So, no I will pass.
No,I haven't driven it, only went to Cancun and Cozumel in the mid '80's. No plans on going back. You refered to Tom Tom, I got 42 miles off of their website. Maybe you're confusing miles with kilometers:
42 miles = 67.592448 OR 67 9257/15625 km
Well, I won’t be taking the ferry from Cozomel to Playa d Carmena again next February.
Holy crap. My sister-in-law just came back from a trip to Cancun with her 16-year-old daughter and her daughter’s best friend. Yikes!!!
No problem.....The images coming out of lawless Mexico are war-like, with terrorist tactics......Lots of headless tortured bodies.
I know...and our state run media will not report it.
That is a lovely trip. Every time I go to Playa it has changed so much, so fast, it is amazing.
My wife and I were going to go to Playa del Carmen in October, but I didn’t want to fly more than 2-hrs., so I convinced her to switch in Cabo San Lucas.
Wait till I tell her about this..
Last trip, it was so rough half the boat was seasick.
If you want on or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.
Thank you for the ping SwinneySwitch.
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