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A chilling message from the cartels
DailyMail ^ | 05/23/2014 | Meghan Keneally

Posted on 05/23/2014 4:12:26 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan

A chilling message from the cartels: Billboards with hanging mannequins warning cops to choose 'silver over lead' appear in Texas

Two frightening incidents of vandalism in El Paso near the Mexican border in Texas have been interpreted as warnings from drug cartels. In both instances, a mannequin wearing a suit and tie was tied to a billboard with a noose and messages were scrawled over the placards. Local station KHOU reports that one of the signs reads 'Plata o Plombo' which translates to 'silver or lead', a threat used commonly against police officers effectively warning that if they do not accept the cartel's bribes then they will be shot.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; border; cartel; drugcartels; elpaso; libertarians; medicalmarijuana; mexicangangs; mexico; texas
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1 posted on 05/23/2014 4:12:26 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
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To: Windflier

TX ping


2 posted on 05/23/2014 4:13:05 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I’d leave it up there and just put a sombrero on its head.


3 posted on 05/23/2014 4:14:35 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

You have got to be kidding me! This is a declaration of war against us!


4 posted on 05/23/2014 4:14:52 PM PDT by celmak
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To: fwdude

Good call!


5 posted on 05/23/2014 4:15:21 PM PDT by celmak
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Hmm...”vamoose or noose”. Don’t mess with Texas.


6 posted on 05/23/2014 4:15:25 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Time to play Cowboys and Druglords. We're gonna need artillery.

/johnny

7 posted on 05/23/2014 4:15:26 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Governor Perry better be doing something about this. This is nothing short of a hostile invasion. It’s time to declare a state of emergency and send the Texas National Guard to El Paso.

I hope he sees this as a defining moment in his career, because it is. There is no room for politics here.


8 posted on 05/23/2014 4:15:32 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Under the Texas Constitution, there's not a lot the Governor can do (about anything, ever).

/johnny

9 posted on 05/23/2014 4:16:54 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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For what it's worth..........


10 posted on 05/23/2014 4:20:06 PM PDT by deport
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To: JRandomFreeper
Time to play Cowboys and Druglords.

Indeed, it is.

11 posted on 05/23/2014 4:24:44 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: JRandomFreeper

You’re right. The TX Governor is the weakest in the country.


12 posted on 05/23/2014 4:26:01 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (100% pure organic, free-range conservative)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

When I drive I-10, I don’t even stop for gas around El Paso.


13 posted on 05/23/2014 4:26:27 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Oh for it to be the 1950’s again. These murdering bastards would be hunted down like the dogs that they are.


14 posted on 05/23/2014 4:28:42 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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Reported by the United Kingdom. Is the US media covering this?


15 posted on 05/23/2014 4:29:25 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: celmak

Are we sure that it was Pancho Villa and Santa Ana, or a couple of college kids pranking . . .


16 posted on 05/23/2014 4:31:09 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Can’t, the post office and T.S.A. bought it all up.


17 posted on 05/23/2014 4:32:01 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: JRandomFreeper
ARTICLE 4. EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
Sec. 7. COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF MILITARY FORCES; CALLING FORTH MILITIA.
He shall be Commander-in-Chief of the military forces of the State, except when they are called into actual service of the United States. He shall have power to call forth the militia to execute the laws of the State, to suppress insurrections, and to repel invasions.
By my definition, this counts as repelling an invasion. It's a threat of deadly force against Texas Law Enforcement. It cannot be allowed to go unanswered - and by unanswered I mean the absence of a full-out assault.
18 posted on 05/23/2014 4:33:38 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: deport

I am boiling angry right now.


19 posted on 05/23/2014 4:34:25 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Gene Eric

Only Drudge.


20 posted on 05/23/2014 4:35:04 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

We live in Texas and I guess if I get into an argument with a Hispanic person and it gets bad..well, if I win guess I will just pick up my brass and walk away as fast as I can. The more tats they have the sooner I suspect I will shoot. No need for the law to get involved because some of them just might take that sign to heart and drop my name and address to the wrong people. Guess it is a version of shoot, shovel, and shut up.
The Feds will sure as hell say I violated his rights.

Take care all, times are getting INTERESTING.


21 posted on 05/23/2014 4:35:56 PM PDT by rustyboots
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To: Pilgrim's Progress

Good point, I am jumping the gun.


22 posted on 05/23/2014 4:36:40 PM PDT by celmak
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To: Pilgrim's Progress
Are we sure that it was Pancho Villa and Santa Ana, or a couple of college kids pranking . . .

Yes, we're sure.

'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,' local police said in a press release about the vandalism.

23 posted on 05/23/2014 4:37:17 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Just think: your money armed these guys. :)

You know complaining about this is racist.


24 posted on 05/23/2014 4:38:59 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: NYTexan; mylife; humblegunner; Eaker; thackney; TheMom; laurenmarlowe; LUV W; penelopesire

This-will-chap-your-@ss ping.


25 posted on 05/23/2014 4:39:38 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
I did dig that out after I posted. I'm honestly surprised that it doesn't have to go through a board. But yes, this is one of the few things that a Texas Governor can do (without permission from someone).

I doubt that he will over a billboard, though.

/johnny

26 posted on 05/23/2014 4:39:54 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

El Paso - the city that some dingbat congressman from Florida, a few days ago claimed that due to its high government employment was one of the safest cities on the border, and thus proof that “communism works”.


27 posted on 05/23/2014 4:40:28 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: ErnBatavia

I try not to even go through El Paso. I take the northern route when possible.


28 posted on 05/23/2014 4:41:18 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Yup, Cowboys & Druglords. Not going to work so well for the Gun Control Thugs.


29 posted on 05/23/2014 4:41:24 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: celmak
You have got to be kidding me! This is a declaration of war against us!

The White House announced that Obama just found out about this and he's angrier than you are. He won't rest until he gets to the bottom of this, once he finishes the back nine.

30 posted on 05/23/2014 4:44:16 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
The cartels are running wild all over this country. We are looking more and more like Mexico every single day.

Pretty soon it will "Silver or lead" for all of us. Many of our politicians and judges are already there.

31 posted on 05/23/2014 4:44:43 PM PDT by Gritty (Climate hysterics shriek on. Loud and apocalyptic is the only setting on the machine.-Mark Steyn)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

This isn’t going to work out well for the Mexicans.


32 posted on 05/23/2014 4:45:58 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Move along! Ukraine is more important.../s


33 posted on 05/23/2014 4:47:04 PM PDT by wetphoenix
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Oh but we are so better off being forced at the point of a gun to take only govt approved medicines!

Why if any one could buy anything they wanted at the drug store like we used to, where would the criminals threatening police to take bribes or die get their money and power?

Prohibition works. For a police state and criminal cartels.

34 posted on 05/23/2014 4:50:10 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I hope he doesn’t see it as just a billboard. Local law enforcement is taking it very seriously. We need to apply enough pressure that Perry does also.

If that doesn’t work, time to head down there en masse.


35 posted on 05/23/2014 4:50:38 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Pilgrim's Progress
. . . or a couple of college kids pranking . . . .

The way that Mexican drug gangs can come into the United States and drag any kid they want to back south, snip his fingers off joint by joint, castrate, then rape him before killing him--and you think college kids are going to kid about the drug gangs?
36 posted on 05/23/2014 4:52:25 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
All the politicians are going to see it as a billboard until significant blood gets spilled.

As you say, it will be up to ordinary Texans to confront this. The politicians will be late to the party.

/johnny

37 posted on 05/23/2014 4:53:59 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

One of the sad things is that the border crossings along the Rio Grande are just
one of the entry methods. Don’t forget the Gulf and air corridors so Texas is the
major point of entry, thus the threats.


38 posted on 05/23/2014 4:55:04 PM PDT by deport
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To: celmak
I don't know who's side to be on, honestly....

corrupt mafia govt passing out favors and tax money to friends...

protecting heroin routes in the Middle east at the loss of hundreds of our soldiers and injuries to thousands...

and for what?....so we're helping one cartel over another....

I don't use drugs and neither does my "circle" of acquaintances....

should I care if they kill each other off?.....

its a new world, and new America....

we had peace and prosperity in this country up until lately and now there is not one reason to be hopeful, except for God...

39 posted on 05/23/2014 4:57:06 PM PDT by cherry
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To: rustyboots

Interesting? More like deadly.

Eff those thieving, raping, murdering, b@st@rds. I’ve had enough.

When is the militia headed to El Paso? I’m in.


40 posted on 05/23/2014 4:57:19 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

The Army is already there, and I’m pretty sure the NG is already there as well.. Maybe I’m confusing it with the Reserves post.. Too bad nothing will be done.

My husband and I recently moved from El Paso (thanks Army), and it was a scary place. I felt unsafe usually, and couldn’t find a job unless I was bilingual. Ho hum. On an unrelated note, we’re in Alabama now and I love being in a solid red area for once.


41 posted on 05/23/2014 5:02:31 PM PDT by same old song
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To: DuncanWaring

Someone posted that in the comment section at the link and the moderators flagged it for deletion:

Account Suspended, In Limbo, United States, 7 minutes ago

But yesterday Democratic Representative Joe Garcia was reported as saying El Paso is the safest city in the USA. Weird.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/registration/5362418/Account-Suspended/profile.html


42 posted on 05/23/2014 5:08:03 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

When I was transporting autos it was very common along I-10 to see a vehicle pulled over,
the occupant(s) out and the DPS officer doing a complete vehicle inspection to include
unloading all that was in the vehicle. I-10 is a major land corridor into the US.


43 posted on 05/23/2014 5:10:59 PM PDT by deport
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To: BuckeyeTexan

And the cartels’ main man Eric Holder is tickled at the thought of more Americans being slaughtered,


44 posted on 05/23/2014 5:13:56 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

El Paso has been ranking in the top since back in the 90s. Here is a link but we can’t post from it.
http://www.elpasotimes.com/tablehome/ci_22523903/el-paso-ranked-safest-large-city-u-s


45 posted on 05/23/2014 5:18:15 PM PDT by deport
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To: Gene Eric

They’re too busy kissing Zero’s butt to report real news.


46 posted on 05/23/2014 5:21:18 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Of COURSE bacon is good for you!!!)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Zero just needs to invite them to the White Hut for a beer summit.


47 posted on 05/23/2014 5:22:03 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

A poke in the eye to Obama’s limp dick Federal Gov’t.

Should be interesting to see how this plays out, if at all. Of course, unless there’s five or six blood baths, the US MSM won’t cover it because to do so would be “racist”.

Thank God for the Brit media.


48 posted on 05/23/2014 5:32:12 PM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: deport

Yep, it is and I-35 is a major drug corridor that heads straight North to Canada.


49 posted on 05/23/2014 5:35:06 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I’m sure 0bama is supplying them with artillary just as he does others.


50 posted on 05/23/2014 5:38:31 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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