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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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.