Skip to comments.Mexican Cartels Getting Strong and Violent Foothold in the United States
Posted on 04/01/2013 9:05:00 AM PDT by EXCH54FE
The Associated Press is out with an extensive piece today showing just how far Mexican drug cartels have infiltrated American society. The cartel problem is no longer a border problem, it's a problem for the entire country. Violent cartel members are carrying out crimes in our backyards with the potential to develop into something much worse.
Mexican drug cartels whose operatives once rarely ventured beyond the U.S. border are dispatching some of their most trusted agents to live and work deep inside the United States an emboldened presence that experts believe is meant to tighten their grip on the world's most lucrative narcotics market and maximize profits.
If left unchecked, authorities say, the cartels' move into the American interior could render the syndicates harder than ever to dislodge and pave the way for them to expand into other criminal enterprises such as prostitution, kidnapping-and-extortion rackets and money laundering.
But a wide-ranging Associated Press review of federal court cases and government drug-enforcement data, plus interviews with many top law enforcement officials, indicate the groups have begun deploying agents from their inner circles to the U.S. Cartel operatives are suspected of running drug-distribution networks in at least nine non-border states, often in middle-class suburbs in the Midwest, South and Northeast.
"It's probably the most serious threat the United States has faced from organized crime," said Jack Riley, head of the Drug Enforcement Administration's Chicago office.
(Excerpt) Read more at townhall.com ...
Obamanation Counterculture File.
Drug cartels are violent? I thought drug use was a ‘victimless’ crime. (sarcasm)
Exactly what soetoro wants.
There are limits to how far they’ll go. For one thing, American prisons are grim places compared to Mexican ones, which are run by the inmates as low-rent malls where anything ranging from drugs to women can be purchased (watch Mel Gibson’s Get the Gringo to get some of the flavor). For another, it’s a lot harder (actually, well nigh impossible) to buy American public officials to assist in murdering other public officials. And then there’s the existence of capital punishment in the US, vs its absence in Mexico.
ClintonBushObamanation Counterculture File.
PC run amok, and in Texas?
They’re just figuring this out? I guess cheap labor and democrat votes trumps national security. What are the feds going to do when people fight back, and don’t bother to differentiate between the two? What is the fed going to do when people here decide they want a piece of mexico, and decide to take it for themselves? Who’s going to stop them? I think it’s time the gringos get their pound of flesh, right out of the hide of mexico. They have LaRaza, we want blood.
When these cartels start to think they can begin offing American judges and mayors, congressmen etc like they do south of the border, is when we’ll finally get politicians serious about border control. When the thug Coulter they allow to pour over are borders starts to infringe on their lily white perfect expensive lives, then something will be done to control it.
I have employed ex-cons in my business in the past.
A few years ago I had an employee who, after working for me a long time, confided that he had several relatives who were drug cartel members. All were citizens who were born here.
He also related to me how the cartel paid bribes to police officers to get access to secret police reports so they could go after informants.
Its that bad already.
Something that many of us were saying 5 years ago was going to happen. This is not at all a pleasant "I told you so..."
wth that was suppose to be thug culture. did spell check change it to Coulter? hahaha
If you look at that map and keep drawing the arrows north you would see a pretty accurate description of the cartel coverage in the U.S. Over the past 5 years the huge transition in drug trafficking has been to Mexican control. It also could be one of the easiest things to enforce if we simply deported illegals. Instead they defang ICE, and give these criminals dreamer status.
“Obamanation Counterculture File”
As much as I’d love to put everything squarely on Obama, Bush should’ve used 9/11 as an opportunity to shut the borders. Period. Admittedly, the problem existed long before that, but 9/11 would’ve been the perfect “excuse” to shush the naysayers & race baiters.
THIS will be Bush’s legacy
Link to FR thread on AP story....
The one good thing that may come of this is that it will wake up a lot of sleeping Americans to the threat posed by Mexico and the types of problems that our de facto open border system has created.
I found the movie “End of Watch” qute disturbing, and I’m reasonably sure it made the cartels look like simple playground bullies compared to how they really are. I shudder to think what things will be like in another 5 yrs given our DOJ and Jackass in Chief.