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Mexican drug cartels make Phoenix #2 in world for kidnappings
hotair.com ^ | Feb. 12, 2009 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 02/12/2009 10:14:11 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY

According to ABC News, the use of kidnapping by Mexican drug cartels for ransom and revenge has spread beyond the Rio Grande and into Arizona — and the federal government has done nothing to stop it. Phoenix has become the second-worst city in the world for kidnappings, right behind Mexico City, with brutal dismemberments for those abductees who do not get ransomed quickly enough:

In what officials caution is now a dangerous and even deadly crime wave, Phoenix, Arizona has become the kidnapping capital of America, with more incidents than any other city in the world outside of Mexico City and over 370 cases last year alone. But local authorities say Washington, DC is too obsessed with al Qaeda terrorists to care about what is happening in their own backyard right now.

“We’re in the eye of the storm,” Phoenix Police Chief Andy Anderson told ABC News of the violent crimes and ruthless tactics spurred by Mexico’s drug cartels that have expanded business across the border. “If it doesn’t stop here, if we’re not able to fix it here and get it turned around, it will go across the nation,” he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aliens; defundthecartels; drugcartels; drugwarconsequences; kidnappings; mccainsfault; mexico; organizedcrime; phoenix; terrorism; wod

1 posted on 02/12/2009 10:14:11 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: sickoflibs; Impy; gubamyster; AuntB; Tennessee Nana
Thank you, Jorge Bush and Juan McCain!
2 posted on 02/12/2009 10:16:39 AM PST by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They’re only coming here to kidnap and murder people Americans won’t kidnap and murder.


3 posted on 02/12/2009 10:16:52 AM PST by South40
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I watched this story on nightline and all I could think of was the GOP ignoring our concerns. I blame my own party for this legacy.


4 posted on 02/12/2009 10:18:30 AM PST by catbertz
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama’s Fault!


5 posted on 02/12/2009 10:18:50 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And who is governor of that state?
Wasn’t she appointed to be in charge of immigration or something?


6 posted on 02/12/2009 10:18:58 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (Welcome to Obama's America... Be afraid, be very afraid)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
>>the use of kidnapping by Mexican drug cartels for ransom and revenge has spread beyond the Rio Grande and into Arizona<<

Ya don't say. What did Bush call those Americans attempting to curtail illegal entry into the U.S.?

Wasn't it vigilantes?

If you try to stand up for your OWN country, your labeled a vigilante or jailed.

Isn't that nice.

But hold on, President Barry's gonna make it better....how bout a lil earned income tax credit boy’z? Would that make ya stop kidnappin?

Man, I'm pretty fed up.

7 posted on 02/12/2009 10:19:16 AM PST by servantboy777
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8 posted on 02/12/2009 10:19:28 AM PST by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think its more because of anti-American liberals (in both parties) who value the rights of illegal aliens over the rights of American citizens....the real reason why the Feds ignore the Mexican drug-cartel violence...

Arizonan’s can take a big step in 2010 and not re-elect John McAmnesty.....


9 posted on 02/12/2009 10:19:48 AM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (The Threat To Our Soverignty Is Rampant Economic Anti-Americanism)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

2nd only to Mexico City for kidnapping!

Great job Jorge Bush and Juan McCain. Great job with the fence. Great job not making English our official language. Great job allowing various taxpayer subsidized benefits to illegals.

I’m guessing a few more years yet until the population rises in disgust of their government.


10 posted on 02/12/2009 10:21:01 AM PST by Made In The USA (Liberalism is a sign of stupidity.)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

Yeah, nice thought. . . but it won’t happen. the seat belongs to McCain as long as he wants it


11 posted on 02/12/2009 10:21:30 AM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment) What do U do with unreasonable people?)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
Wasn’t she appointed to be in charge of immigration or something?

Yeah, or something...

12 posted on 02/12/2009 10:21:33 AM PST by TADSLOS
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To: sickoflibs
But local authorities say Washington, DC is too obsessed with al Qaeda terrorists to care about what is happening in their own backyard right now.

But...but...I thought they were keeping America "safe"! /sarc

13 posted on 02/12/2009 10:21:56 AM PST by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I live in Phoenix, and neither I nor any of my friends and family have heard a peep about all these kidnappings. Yesterday when this report came out, a radio station played a recording of a 911 call from a kidnapper, but that’s all we’ve heard. Having said that, I’m thinking about wearing my gun and holster around the house.


14 posted on 02/12/2009 10:21:59 AM PST by ChocChipCookie ("Let his days be few, and let another take his office." Psalm 109:8)
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To: catbertz
I blame my own party for this legacy.

I blame the GOP and Jorge Bush to the point that after 30 years as a Republican I am now a registered Independent.

15 posted on 02/12/2009 10:22:06 AM PST by South40
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To: catbertz

Good point. The GOP leadership would rather listen to anti-American groups like La Raza (THE RACE) and the US Chamber of Commerce....than their voters.

Warning to Michael Steele: If the GOP does not get on the side of America in regard to the Illegal Alien issue...the GOP will eventually become the Whigs


16 posted on 02/12/2009 10:23:55 AM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (The Threat To Our Soverignty Is Rampant Economic Anti-Americanism)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Don’t get the big head, Phoenicians. Houston, Dallas and El Paso are all working hard for the #2 spot.


17 posted on 02/12/2009 10:24:30 AM PST by TADSLOS
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To: rabscuttle385

Nah, I’m sure he uses a virtual fence.


18 posted on 02/12/2009 10:26:24 AM PST by arealconservativeforachange (Tell JD Hayworth to run for McCain's seat! http://www.jdhayworth.com/contact.php)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This once great nation is headed into the toilet.


19 posted on 02/12/2009 10:32:05 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The democRATS are near the tipping point.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I've been thinking about how we got here. Yes, our open border is a real problem, but I think it is one of those things where several events brought us to this point.

I know this is really a positive; but, we helped Columbia clean out their drug cartels --- we were successful. This is a victory; but, those drug cartels did not just disappear. They just moved -- to Mexico where we helped make it easy for them to get settled in by emptying Mexico of lots and lots of their men. Some of those men brought their women and children with them; but, many left them back home.

Whole villages with old people, women and children --- easy pickings for drug cartels with no morals at all --- just driven by the money in sending drugs (easily) across our southern border.

This created the problem we are seeing now down at the southern border, ignored by Northerners 'cause "it couldn't happen to us", not realizing that once across the border, movement to anywhere in the U.S. is easy. This is just the beginning, coming to a town or city near you. I don't know what would help --- maybe, ya know, a WALL!

20 posted on 02/12/2009 10:33:51 AM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Are Anglo Americans being kidnapped?

If so vigilance committees can work wonders.

21 posted on 02/12/2009 10:34:36 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: rabscuttle385

Please! Phoenix has a problem because our police chief coddles illegals. Phoenix was a sanctuary city and the politicians are slowing beginning to understand that the people are fed up. I’m convinced the chief and mayor are on the take the way they turn their heads.


22 posted on 02/12/2009 10:39:16 AM PST by McGavin999
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Paging John McCain,, Janet Napolitano..


23 posted on 02/12/2009 10:40:30 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Our Federal government is truly useless. Our idiot members of Congress are trying to figure out a way to turn these people into voters.


24 posted on 02/12/2009 10:49:14 AM PST by popdonnelly (I went to an Obama Townhall and threw away my crutches!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Federal government could make jobs by hiring and heavily arming Border Patrol and other law enforcement employees, and sending them to Arizona.


25 posted on 02/12/2009 10:50:53 AM PST by popdonnelly (I went to an Obama Townhall and threw away my crutches!)
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To: rabscuttle385

“Washington, DC is too obsessed with al Qaeda terrorists”

Yes, they’re trying to get the terrorists out of Guantanamo.


26 posted on 02/12/2009 10:52:17 AM PST by popdonnelly (I went to an Obama Townhall and threw away my crutches!)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
And who is governor of that state? Wasn’t she appointed to be in charge of immigration or something?

That would be Janet Napolitano, your new Head of Homeland Security. Do you feel secure now?

27 posted on 02/12/2009 11:22:43 AM PST by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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Ping!


28 posted on 02/12/2009 11:24:19 AM PST by HiJinx (~ Support Our Troops ~ www.AmericaSalutesYou.mil ~)
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To: txnativegop

JD Hayworth is hinting that he might run for Senate against McCain in 2010. He has had a popular talk show on KFYI ever since Harry Mitchell defeated him and took his seat in the House of Representatives. I would certainly vote for JD over John, but it’s hard to tell whether he would win.


29 posted on 02/12/2009 11:34:12 AM PST by Tarantulas ( Illegal immigration - the trojan horse that's treated like a sacred cow)
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To: Semper911

Gee I hope she and her family stays as safe as the rest of us.

I don’t drug people care who they go after, so she must be getting
paid real good


30 posted on 02/12/2009 12:08:58 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (Welcome to Obama's America... Be afraid, be very afraid)
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To: popdonnelly; AuntB; HiJinx; All
"The Federal government could make jobs by hiring and heavily arming Border Patrol and other law enforcement employees, and sending them to Arizona."

I hope you are kidding.......who would want to be a 'Border Patrol Agent', after what happened to Ramos and Compean? If anyone would take the job - it would be to watch the clock tick by, and collect a paycheck.

31 posted on 02/12/2009 12:31:44 PM PST by yorkie (Grandmas are antique little girls)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
...has spread beyond the Rio Grande....

Should say "beyond the US-Mexico border." The ABC article does not mention the Rio Grande, (called Rio Bravo on the Mexico side) which is the border only for Texas-Mexico, and then goes north into New Mexico.

32 posted on 02/12/2009 12:56:09 PM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (I want to "Buy American" but the only things for sale made in the USA are politicians)
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To: rabscuttle385; fieldmarshaldj

Frightening. Second only to Mexico City?


33 posted on 02/12/2009 2:12:29 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: South40
They’re only coming here to kidnap and murder people Americans won’t kidnap and murder.

Being the sick puppy that I am, I laughed at this. I'm just doing the job that a normal American won't do...

34 posted on 02/12/2009 3:02:01 PM PST by MaggieCarta (We're all Detroiters now.)
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To: rabscuttle385

I just read today that McCain is running for the senate again!


35 posted on 02/12/2009 6:45:20 PM PST by hsmomx3 (GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Yes, Butch was. We now have Governor Jan Brewer, a Republican.


36 posted on 02/12/2009 6:45:56 PM PST by hsmomx3 (GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Tarantulas

Let’s hope J.D. runs. I will not vote for McCain.


37 posted on 02/12/2009 6:46:52 PM PST by hsmomx3 (GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: hsmomx3

John McLame can follow the three stooges (Specter, Snowe, Collins) out the door. They are useless waste of air.


38 posted on 02/12/2009 6:54:38 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (Welcome to Obama's America... Be afraid, be very afraid)
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To: LibertarianLiz

“I know this is really a positive; but, we helped Columbia clean out their drug cartels -— we were successful. This is a victory; but, those drug cartels did not just disappear. They just moved — to Mexico...”

Actually they still have cartels in Colombia. What the Colombians have done is just let the Mexicans take over most of the distribution of their cocaine. The Colombian cartels still control production. They have people growing coca for them in Colombia, Peru and Bolivia. They produce the cocaine and sell it to the Mexicans who distribute it within this country. They lay low and stay out of the public eye, but Colombian cocaine production is about as high as ever. Cocaine is relatively cheap and pure now and as easily available as it ever was. We were a lot less successful than you might think.


39 posted on 02/12/2009 8:20:57 PM PST by SmallGovRepub
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To: rabscuttle385

Well put, Rabsy. Libs are all for diverse, integrated communities... they just don’t want to live in them, themselves.


40 posted on 02/12/2009 10:25:28 PM PST by Mogwai (You say "far right" like that's a bad thing!)
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41 posted on 02/13/2009 4:16:41 AM PST by bcsco (Illinois politicians should be read their Miranda rights when sworn in to office...)
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To: SmallGovRepub

Thanks for the info — appreciated.


42 posted on 02/13/2009 9:47:20 AM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: a fool in paradise; weegee
"By the time I get to Phoenix, you'll be ransomed..."
43 posted on 02/13/2009 9:49:21 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: LibertarianLiz
Here's an update on at least one of the warrants. They were actually going through these people's trash and they found evidence that suggests they wer rolling “blunts” in the home.

“Deputies obtained a search warrant for the Wells Point Drive home after observing a large party there Jan. 10 and seizing a bag of marijuana, according to the search warrant affidavit obtained by The State.

On Feb. 6, investigators seized trash set outside the home and found the “tobacco filler portion of four cigars,” according to the affidavit.

Sgt. M.A. Poole in his affidavit said it is “common practice” of marijuana users to strip the tobacco out of cigars and use the binder and outer wrappers for marijuana.”

http://www.thestate.com/crime/story/682695.html

They've got nearly double the national murder rate, lots of crime, and they are staking out college kid parties and digging through trash to find evidence of pot smoking. This is just ridiculous.

44 posted on 02/13/2009 10:45:20 AM PST by SmallGovRepub
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To: SmallGovRepub

Whoops, I had two different pages open at the same time and I meant to post that in another thread to someone else. Sorry.


45 posted on 02/13/2009 10:47:06 AM PST by SmallGovRepub
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

$100 says that the kidnappers and victims are illegals.

Kidnappings like this work best if the victims’ families aren’t willing to go to the police.

It’s like the murders in big, northern cities. Most murderers and their victims are poor, inner city minorities. Middle class suburban whites seldom experience crime.


46 posted on 02/13/2009 10:51:57 AM PST by MediaMole
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