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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They’re only coming here to kidnap and murder people Americans won’t kidnap and murder.
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.
And who is governor of that state?
Wasn’t she appointed to be in charge of immigration or something?
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.
Of course, the traitor McCain and his family probably live in a gated community and are guarded by taxpayer-funded security.
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.....
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.
Yeah, nice thought. . . but it won’t happen. the seat belongs to McCain as long as he wants it
Yeah, or something...
But...but...I thought they were keeping America "safe"! /sarc
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.
I blame the GOP and Jorge Bush to the point that after 30 years as a Republican I am now a registered Independent.
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
Don’t get the big head, Phoenicians. Houston, Dallas and El Paso are all working hard for the #2 spot.
Nah, I’m sure he uses a virtual fence.
This once great nation is headed into the toilet.
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!
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.
Thanks for the info — appreciated.
“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.”
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.
Whoops, I had two different pages open at the same time and I meant to post that in another thread to someone else. Sorry.
$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.