Skip to comments.Mexican drug cartels make Phoenix #2 in world for kidnappings
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.
Were in the eye of the storm, Phoenix Police Chief Andy Anderson told ABC News of the violent crimes and ruthless tactics spurred by Mexicos drug cartels that have expanded business across the border. If it doesnt stop here, if were not able to fix it here and get it turned around, it will go across the nation, he said.
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If so vigilance committees can work wonders.
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.
Paging John McCain,, Janet Napolitano..
Our Federal government is truly useless. Our idiot members of Congress are trying to figure out a way to turn these people into voters.
The Federal government could make jobs by hiring and heavily arming Border Patrol and other law enforcement employees, and sending them to Arizona.
“Washington, DC is too obsessed with al Qaeda terrorists”
Yes, they’re trying to get the terrorists out of Guantanamo.
That would be Janet Napolitano, your new Head of Homeland Security. Do you feel secure now?
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.
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
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.
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.
Frightening. Second only to Mexico City?
Being the sick puppy that I am, I laughed at this. I'm just doing the job that a normal American won't do...
I just read today that McCain is running for the senate again!
Yes, Butch was. We now have Governor Jan Brewer, a Republican.
Let’s hope J.D. runs. I will not vote for McCain.
John McLame can follow the three stooges (Specter, Snowe, Collins) out the door. They are useless waste of air.
“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.
Well put, Rabsy. Libs are all for diverse, integrated communities... they just don’t want to live in them, themselves.