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.
They will not even mention the word cartel down here. I think law enforcement knows this is the cartel setting up shop in the market.
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The fact is we have a cartel running Wash. DC now.
Thank God it’s only people who want jobs that we won’t do coming over the border.
Oh....but let’s not focus on Mexican drug cartels, who are killing innocent civilians as we speak, and who will no doubt kill hundreds (thousands?) more...since they are not only not being stopped ....they’re being aided by the Obama administration.
Let’s focus, instead, on the Aryan Nation prison drug gang....who is ‘assumed’ to have killed two people recently. Much more important news, dontcha know!
Fixed it for ya'.
You are absolutly correct. Pols like Rohm Emmanuel will demand a piece of the action.
So, when a Mexican Drug Cartel sends their 51st hit-man into Texas, will they be forced to provide medical insurance under Obamacare?
Darn! You beat me to it and did a better job of it too. I hate you!
Bootleggers during Prohibition were violent also.
Now with alcohol legal, we don’t have that problem.
they already established a violent foothold in the United States. It happened on November 4, 2008. It is called the Department of Justice. Eric Holder is at its head.
For starters, I`ve been to Texas and know that there are Conservative die-hard Texans who are also Hispanic. You recruit them to act as spoke persons.
Then you make it a "for the children" issue with stories of the horrific brutality going on in Mexico- pick a month and search the news releases from the turd world country.
Then gather all the photos of the murder scenes and the funerals you can get, if you belong to a big Tea-Party organization, you may even try getting a volunteer for a fact finding mission to some of the still uncorrupted sources in Mexico, scary mission but at least its a possible site seeing trip.
Then find good conservative politicians to act as front men while you organize marches and mail campaigns to the other pollut-icians and their boot licking press-titute lackeys.
Once and if (god willing) it begins to roll you go to guys like Glenn Beck, who lives in Texas now, and Rush, Drudge, Hannity, Quin and Rose, Mark Levin, in short you play it as big as you can but from the angle of "its a security issue for the children".
And while you`re at it, don`t stop gathering data on the narco atrocities, keep playing up the stories and pictures of the true situation down there."We need a secured border!" is or should be the cry, remember, Its for the children!, oh and with those animals down there, you tell them they can kiss your conservative ass if they think you`ll be disarmed, you need to protect your children.
Her representation of the AP article is not very accurate, plus she changed the article title.
There is a link in #18 to the actual article which is very informative.
The AP article points that there very ltttle violence associated with the cartel members in the US. They do point out the stats in Texas but mostly that is because many, many cartel members actually live in Texas.
With the murders of the Kaufmann County DA and his wife, and another attorney in hi soffice earlier this year...
The methods (results) of killing using multiple rounds in those murders, is indicative of the style used south of the border in killings of similar people in their legal system..
But, we have assurances from Janet Nepalitano that our borders are as secure as she has ever seen them and that there is NO spillover violence to speak of to this day...
Do I need to??? Ohhhh, ok... /sarc
In addition to the cutting of the BP and their core operational budgets in ALL sectors, it is apparent that the border is being abandoned by the Federal government...
Time for the states to step up and take over...The states need to handle ALL enforcement, arrests, detainment, hearings, and most important a fast track to deportation of non-violent illegal immigrants...Those that are cought doing additional illegalities, should be imprisoned, and when those terms are complete, immediate deportation back to their country of origin...
And when the Feds decide to come back into the game, we deny them that forever...no exceptions...
The states can deduct the money (revenue) we send to D.C. and apply that to their prospective states fund for border enforcement...
As soon as the system is in place then we can form a consortium between the border states, CA, AZ, NM and TX...the northern states can do their thing up there if they feel like it...Thats up to them...
Once we take it, we never relinquish the duties back to the Feds...
And iof they complain, well, theres a pile of sand over there they can go pound on for all I care...
Just my opinion...
Sometime maybe you can explain to me the difference between a RINO and a Democrat.
I’m hoping that “both” have redeeming qualities, but I haven’t found many yet - - - .
Bootleggers were normally US grown. The cartels are foreign grown illegals for the most part. A little thing like changing US law won’t tame them. They will continue to ignore those laws just like they do every other law.
As long as these drug-addled, selfish wastrels continue to push for supply, there will be vicious, murderous thugs willing to accommodate them.
So you don’t think that legal demand would create a legal supply base?
Well, then that settles it.
In the future I'll be buying all my drugs exclusively from the MEXICAN cartel. /s
You always want to do business with numero uno.
I think legal demand would cause the illegals to form legal shells but would still deal with their perceived competition the same as they always did.
Remember, we went from alcohol being legal to becoming illegal for a short time then back to being legal again. Drugs have a very long history of being illegal and its foundations are as crooked as can be. It will take more than a change in law to make that which is established by some of the most venomous, perniciously evil organizations ever put together give up their cash cows.
You may be right. Certainly they would try to protect their livelihoods for as long as they could. But I also think legality would work against them as illegality creates scarcity and drives up prices and profits.
Also - and this only applies to marijuana - it is a very easy to grow plant, as it’s weed nickname would imply. Free (except for whatever tax the state decides to impose) supply could quickly put a dent into the cartels’ business, and there’s little they could do about that except try to move on to something else.
And they want to disarm American citizens. Can you imagine not being able to defend yourself when your home is being taken over by drug dealers? Or the U.S. government?
Perhaps you didn't notice, but today's liquored-up, selfish wastrel drunks get their booze from liquor stores. During prohibition, they made people like Al Capone rich and powerful.
I fail to see how dope heads would be any different or any worse if we stopped our war on drugs, other than the ingrained hypocrisy of the drug war that protects certain classes of drug dealers (alcohol and tobacco) while making others illicit.
They would protect their livelihoods by hook (murder and mayhem) or by crook (bribes and kickbacks). The govt. would surely tax as much of it as they could, but those special bonus payments are just too delicious for the individual govt. officials to pass up. They are as addicted to bribes as drug addicts are devoted to their habits.
Govt. will become honest enforcers of the law at the same time drug addicts realize they have been imprisoned by their drugs — when the Lord returns. Until both wake up and realize that life is more than their appetites, people will suffer and die needlessly.
As for home grown marijuana, govt. will still want its cut, so govt. will regulate it. Which means govt. will eventually confiscate it and decide who can legally manufacture and distribute it (cartel shell companies.). This is one situation where I can truly see govt. (bought and paid for by the cartels) work hand and hand with the cartels. It is naive to think this money source is ever going to be given up.
Instead of hundreds of pounds of weed being seized by BP and others in this area they are now catching thousands of pounds- many tons the last 3 months. Caravans of fully loaded vehicles, armed smugglers, high speed chases, etc. Rival cartels ambush each other- yes on the US side- ranchers and BP have found two murdered smugglers in the last 2 weeks, who knows how many more are laying out there... Illegal traffic is rapidly picking up with our politicians promising amnesty. The border issues are not understood by most people so few voices to speak up. Liberals want to take our guns, yea sure- I'd like to see them live where I do unarmed.
If marijuana were legal, it would be cheap and readily available because anybody could grow it. There wouldn't be any money in it, so those who traffic in it illegally would either go out of business or find some other racket. Just as bootleggers did after the end of prohibition.
Incidentally, in 19th century America, opiates and other "drugs" were legal, and you probably had far less crime and far less addiction surrounding them than what we've experienced after the Federal Government declared a "war" on them. Maybe it's time to learn from the mistakes of prohibition?
Open your eyes and you will see. The world is not such a nice place and the people who are involved in the drug dealing world are some of the worst. Al Capone had the US govt. working against him. Is it the same situation for the drug cartels?
There is a way to keep not only the violence but all of Mexico's social problems from spilling across the border: by enforcing who and what crosses it. Instead, we're importing gangs and all sort of other riff-raff by the barrel-full.
Newsflash for you, Cartel people live pretty good in our prisons as well...money and power talk here as well.
If you think there are limits to what the Cartels will do you are sadly mistaken. They will do the same here that they do in Mexico- who is going to stop them? How many Cartel members do you think are about to get amnesty?
Our authorities can and are bought by Cartels, have been for years near the border- they are growing and branching out, this will spread like wildfire just as it did in Mexico.
If you think not, just watch.