Skip to comments.Border residents fear message on mysterious billboards
Posted on 05/23/2014 12:49:59 PM PDT by SatinDoll
EL PASO, Texas -- El Paso police are investigating two mysterious billboards that appeared just off I-10, each with a mannequin hanging from a noose. .
Its not an advertisement, said Mike Mons, regional manager for Lamar Outdoor advertising.
The first vandalized billboard off I-10 had Plata o Plomo in large black letters which translates into silver or lead. It is usually a warning targeting police or government officials in Mexico. The warning: work with a cartel and take a bribe or get a bullet.
The hanging mannequin was dressed in a suit and tie.
This symbol has historically been used by Mexican drug cartels to threaten or intimidate Mexican citizens, business owners and government officials; however, we have never experienced this in El Paso, said police in a statement released to media.
Maybe the problems in Juarez are coming over here, said Javier Padilla, an El Paso resident.
Oh, thats horrible, said Maria Ramos, his wife looking at a photograph of a stuffed hanging mannequin.
Two of her relatives were murdered across the border in Ciudad Juarez in 2009. Real bodies have been found hanging from overpasses in that Mexican city.
The mannequins hanging from nooses mimic real drug violence in Mexico and the images in El Paso spread quickly on social media.
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The Rioja drug family (of Chicago) has been operating since the 1960s, supporting the Democrats, and receiving protection in return.
It isn't just George Soros supporting this regime.
Sure. I'll buy that for a dollar.
Disgusting what our little tenderhearted feelings has allowed us to come to. Being intimidated by mexican criminals!
The cartels are already here. They run a majority of the interstate drug trafficking. Anybody, especially from the government, that tells you differently is lying.
The Mexican looks at our laws as a joke. Our own government is turning the rule of law into a farce.
When some criminal organization gets too big for its britches, in past the FBI has sent them a message to cool it. Not necessarily to stop being criminals, but to keep it out of public view.
What few people realize is that criminals and the police follow their own set of rules. They do so to keep the bloodshed down. If they follow the rules, criminals will be arrested and put into prison. If they don’t, the criminals don’t make it to trial.
Soon the Mexican drug cartels will just as bad up here as they are in Mexico as they can freely cross the border.
What is the problem? This is the type of illegal aliens that Obama wants to give amnesty to.
Lots of the usual stuff on the boards today, but I figured this one gets the ping becaust it just isn't what we're accustomed to seeing.
Interesting, and from what I have seen America descend to, believable.
Yeah, I know they’re already here. They tried to stay under the radar, so to speak. Now they no longer will do so but will come out and operate in the open.
I’ve always suspected that powerful politicians are a part of the drug cartels. That’s why, particularly in Texas, they do not want to put tighter controls on the border.
An act of love? Aye Jeb?
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We are technically at war with Mexico.
That was the Middle East, not Latin America.
So Americans think they can import Mexico without importing Mexico’s problems?
The government always lies.
“Investigators suspect it might be the work of an activist group questioning the war on drugs.”
Yes, that makes sense, not.
“El Paso police are investigating two mysterious billboards”.
They should be investigating the billboards up and down I35 in Texas from Waco to San
Antonio that say “Laredo is safe”.
There is even a website: www.laredoissafe.com
That is fraudulent advertising/S
Oh, this is not just America now, but internationally, and probably since time immemorial. Roman centurions probably had an understanding with their criminal classes as well.
In effect, a government rules only when it is the strongest “gang” around. However, there are always other gangs. If they can go legitimate, sometimes they become political factions or parties.
McALLEN TX(AP) A shift by immigrant smugglers to target the Rio Grande Valley has accelerated this year as the Border Patrol scrambles to shift its resources from states further west, according to an internal agency report obtained by The Associated Press.
From Oct. 1 through May 17, agents in the southernmost tip of Texas made more than 148,000 arrests, on pace to match last year's total in less than eight months, according to the intelligence report. That compares to nearly 63,000 arrests in the Tucson, Arizona sector, which it surpassed for the first time just last year. The Rio Grande Valley sector averaged nearly 1,100 arrests per day from May 11-17, according to the document.
What these numbers look like on the ground is a near-constant flow of people across the Rio Grande. The arrests do not represent the full level of traffic, only those who are caught, but the report's hourly breakdowns showed the arrests never stopped. Heat maps illustrating concentrations of arrests glowed bright red along miles of the Rio Grande south of McAllen.
"I don't think we have anywhere near the resources that we would require to even make a dent in what we've got going on here," said Chris Cabrera, a Border Patrol agent in McAllen and local vice president of the agents' union. "I think it's common knowledge that we don't have the resources, that's why they're coming in droves like they are. They're exploiting a weakness that they've found and quite frankly they're doing a good job of it."
Just by saying “Laredo is Safe” don’t you really know that it isn’t. When I was student pilot, back in the early 90’s, we would go to Laredo to go shopping across the border. No way in hell I would do that now. Even back then a majority of the personal cars in the Nuevo Laredo PD parking lot were stolen from the U.S.
Was this intended, or is it a warning?
Been saying this was coming for going on two decades now.
Wherever Mexicans are..that’s where Mexico is.
Recall it was the President of Mexico who said that.
It means a lot more then people think.
So it’s not coming. It’s here.
Reminds me of John Dillinger. The word out was NOT to take him alive.
I watched it and being a cynic like I am I have a hard time believing it is genuine but rather a fake clip meant to scare Jews and Gentiles.
>> Its not an advertisement, said Mike Mons, regional manager for Lamar Outdoor advertising.
Glad they cleared that up.
There were two reasons for Dillinger. The first was that his gang was used by J. Edgar Hoover as a reason for the creation of the FBI, and their inability to nail him quickly was turning into an embarrassment. The second was that Dillinger and his gang made a habit of killing policemen.
At the time, killing a cop was a guaranteed death sentence, and did much to sustain police morale in the US, even in hard times.
Today, the legal system has made two bad errors by allowing cop killers to live, which makes cops more inclined to kill cop killers than arrest them.
And also training cops in SWAT tactics, which makes them so aggressive that they start fights when they didn’t need to. Things like brandishing guns when they shouldn’t can make an okay situation bad, and actually result in *more* cops being shot with their own guns. Which is why a lot of police just adore having Tasers. It gives them options.
Politicians and other elites who are behind the amnesty/open borders advocacy never have to experience the problems that mass immigration from Mexico brings to US. Liberal democrats get the votes they want, certain business interests get the cheap labor they want, the rest of the country gets to enjoy the "benefits" of seeing their communities turned into dirty barrios and colonias with all the bells and whistles (gang activity, vandalism, trash, theft, poverty, etc).