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  • Mexico Wants to Formalize Use of Army to Fight Crime, Alarming Rights Groups

    12/13/2017 11:27:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 14, 2017 | 12:30 AM EST | Mark Browne
    A proposed law giving the government formal powers to send the military into the streets to fight crime in Mexico faces unified opposition from human rights groups and the United Nations. The “internal security” law currently before Mexico’s Senate passed the lower house of Congress last month, pushed through by President Enrique Peña Nieto’s ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) party. In a statement opposing the proposed law, U.N. human rights commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said the Mexican government has been using the military to fight organized crime and drug cartels for the past decade, but without success. “Violence has...
  • Terror Task Force Chair: Jihadists ‘Are Teaming Up with Violent Drug Lords’ in Latin America

    11/24/2017 7:09:08 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 5 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 23 Nov, 2017 | EDWIN MORA
    Hezbollah and other Islamic terrorist groups are joining forces with “violent drug lords” in Latin America to raise money to fund their nefarious activities, posing a “grave threat” to U.S. national security, warned Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-NC) during an international forum on the nexus between drug cartels and Islamic extremists. “Hezbollah is partnering with Latin American drug lords to raise money for terrorist activity. This includes participation in drug trafficking, gun running, and trade-based money laundering,” declared the North Carolina Republican before traveling to Buenos Aires, Argentina, to lead the ninth Parliamentary Intelligence-Security Forum on Tuesday. “The combination of radical...
  • How a tiny, rural Alabama drug unit seizes millions from Mexican cartels

    11/04/2017 2:26:10 PM PDT · by boycott · 12 replies
    AL.com ^ | 11-4-17 | Connor Sheets
    A lucrative battle against Mexican drug cartels is being fought on the sides of an interstate in three of Alabama's more rural counties. Civil asset forfeiture has come under fire in recent years, as some law enforcement agencies across the country have deployed the tactic in ways that have been widely criticized as abusive. But a small drug task force operating in Greene, Marengo and Sumter counties - collectively, Alabama's 17th Judicial Circuit - has leveraged the practice to take millions of dollars worth of cash, drugs and other property off the street in recent years, much of which they...
  • Terror from skies as Mexican cartel attaches bomb to drone

    10/25/2017 5:34:00 AM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 24, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    Mexican police discovered four men carting a kamikaze drone equipped with an IED and a remote detonator last week, in what analysts say is an example of cartels figuring out how to weaponizing UAVs. The disturbing development is a manifestation of something top American security chiefs warned Congress about earlier this year, when they said they feared terrorists would begin to use drones to attack targets within the U.S.
  • Jeff Flake Mourns: ‘Traditional Conservative’ That Values Immigration, Free Trade Can’t Win

    10/24/2017 5:55:15 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Oct 2017 | Charlie Spiering
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) announced his decision to retire from the Senate rather than seek re-election in 2018, citing the new tone and political values that President Donald Trump brought to Washington, DC, as the reason. “When the next generation asks us, ‘Why didn’t you do something? Why didn’t you speak up?’ What are we going to say?” Flake said sorrowfully as he stood up in the Senate for his announcement. “Mr. President, I rise today to say, enough.” Flake said that he no longer could serve as a conservative in a party that no longer valued free trade or...
  • Suspected Mexican Cartel Kidnapper Linked To Massacre Of Hundreds Extradited From Chicago

    09/08/2017 10:58:37 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 30 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/7/17 | Ryan Saavedra
    An alleged member of one of the most violent Mexican drug cartels was found in an American sanctuary city and turned over to Mexican officials on Tuesday. Coahuila state police officers traveled to the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo where they took custody of Juan Rafael “El Cubano” Arredondo Oviedo. U.S. authorities arrested Arredondo, a “foot soldier” in the Los Zetas Mexican drug cartel, at an immigration court in Chicago, Illinois, a sanctuary city, where he sought to be a protected as a witness from the Los Zetas cartel who he said is going to kill him.
  • Trump’s immigration bill seeks to ‘Make America White Again’ — and English-only

    08/06/2017 8:47:21 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 70 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | August 03, 2017 | Fabiola Santiago
    Under President Donald Trump’s immigration bill, today’s Miami wouldn’t exist. A vibrant metropolis heralded as a showcase for what refugees and immigrants from all over the Americas can achieve isn’t good enough for his idyllic USA (with an exclamation point).
  • Phoenix PD’s Softening Immigration Policies Could Spike Cartel Crime

    07/30/2017 12:25:36 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 6 replies
    PHOENIX, Arizona — As this city’s police department prepares to implement a soft approach to dealing with illegal immigrants during traffic stops and investigations, veteran law enforcement officials worry that the measure could provide a safe haven for Mexican drug cartels and lead to yet another explosion in gory crime scenes. City officials, as well as key leaders within the Phoenix Police Department, are pushing for the return of a restrictive policy that prevents law enforcement officials from contacting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement during traffic stops or during investigations, Breitbart Texas reported. The concern among veteran detectives is that...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Ted Cruz Suggests U.S. Military Response to Mexican Cartels

    06/12/2017 2:40:50 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 87 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12 Jun 2017
    U.S. Senator Ted Cruz suggested that the U.S. military should be used against Mexican transnational criminal groups (cartels). The statements were made during a one-on-one interview with the senator at the end of May at the Bayer Museum of Agriculture in Lubbock, Texas. SEN. TED CRUZ: In the past decade, we have seen the control and reign of terror of the cartels wreak enormous damage to the nation of Mexico. Where ordinary citizens are terrified for their lives. Where crime and kidnapping becomes almost routine and the corruption that goes hand and hand with billions of dollars of illegal narcotic...
  • Reports: Border Patrol Agent Kidnapped, Tortured, Mutilated

    06/11/2017 7:22:22 PM PDT · by blueyon · 58 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | 6/11/17 | Office Blue
    War On Police Reports: Border Patrol Agent Kidnapped, Tortured, Mutilated By Officer Blue On June 11, 2017 34 Comments Reports say that there was a Border Patrol agent kidnapped. (Stock photo) Reports say that there was a Border Patrol agent kidnapped. (Stock photo) Border Patrol Agent Kidnapped And Tortured, According To Reports Doña Ana County, New Mexico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection confirmed that a Border Patrol agent was recovered after being badly injured. Reports coming in from various news outlets say that the agent was tortured and horrifically mutilated. On June 10, U.S. Customs and Border Protection released...
  • 5 Year-Old Saves Parents From Heroin Overdose

    05/19/2017 10:09:55 AM PDT · by xzins · 42 replies
    700 WLW ^ | 19 May 17 | 700WLW
    (Middletown, OH) -- Middletown Police say a five-year-old saved his parents from an overdose at their home. The Middletown boy found Lee Johnson and Chelsie Marshall lying unconscious on the floor in their bathroom around 5:30 a.m. Thursday. Police say he then ran barefoot from the home in the 1900 block of Hill Avenue to his grandfather's house calling for help. Middletown Police Chief Rodney Muterspaw said the boys quick thinking saved not only his parents lives but a baby girl as well. Police say when they entered the home they found a three month old baby strapped in the...
  • Mexico: 2016's second most lethal conflict

    05/09/2017 7:21:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 9, 2017
    The International Institute for Strategic Studies has published its annual Armed Conflict Survey, assessing the impact of wars around the world. It is no surprise that the highest level of deadly violence last year was in Syria. However, the second most lethal conflict was recorded in Mexico, where more than 20,000 people were killed in violence fuelled by the nations powerful drug cartels. How has the situation become quite so bad?
  • Pursuit leads to discovery of 2,000 lbs. of marijuana worth over $1M near Tucson (Illegals)

    05/07/2017 7:58:14 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 20 replies
    TUCSON, Ariz. - Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector made an immigration stop on a suspicious vehicle near Elgin, which led to a pursuit and the discovery of over 2,000 pounds of marijuana worth over $1 million. As the agents attempted to stop the pickup truck on Lower Elgin Road, northeast of State Route 83, officials say the suspect vehicle sped up.
  • The Clear and Present Danger of Lawlessness in California

    04/19/2017 9:41:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/19/17 | Dennis Jamison
    Lawlessness, whether perpetrated by criminals in the streets, instigated by criminals who finance lawlessness, or legislate it from the halls of government is adverse to a civil society and will usually usher in chaos and destruction. In a brutal killing spree in Fresno recently, a black man, filled with hate and who had killed a 25-year-old Motel 6 security guard only days before, additionally murdered three other white men in what the city’s police chief stated was an attempt “to kill as many people as he could… and that is what he set out to do.” Fresno Chief of Police,...
  • Cartels are growing marijuana illegally in California — and there's a war brewing

    04/09/2017 5:13:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 118 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4/08/17 | Julian Smith
    **SNIP** Growers often use empty containers like this to store toxic chemicals. In the previous year, every Gatorade bottle Gabriel and his team found at grow sites tested positive for carbofuran, a neurotoxic insecticide that is so nasty it has been banned in the U.S., Canada and the EU. Farmers in Kenya have used it to kill lions. Symptoms of exposure range from nausea and blurred vision to convulsions, spontaneous abortions, and death. “They just leave these sitting around,” Gabriel says as he carefully swabs the bottle.
  • CORRUPTION: Top Mexican Official Paid to Tip Off Cartel on Probe

    04/05/2017 6:27:39 PM PDT · by davikkm · 8 replies
    Wednesday, U.S. prosecutors have let information loose regarding an embarrassing and horrific situation involving Mexican police. New documents, made public today, state that the commander for the Mexican law enforcement’s intelligence-sharing unit was giving pertinent information to the Beltran Leyva drug cartel in exchange for monetary kickbacks. The AP reports: Ivan Reyes Arzate was named in a U.S. district court indictment, just hours after Mexico’s federal police revealed an unnamed agent had been charged with obstructing an investigation. What Mexican police commissioner Manelich Castilla did not reveal was that Ivan Reyes Arzate, the officer charged, was the commander of the...
  • Pro-Donald Trump 4chan group reporting illegal US-Mexico border crossings 'using network of webcams'

    03/21/2017 9:36:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Independent | March 21, 2017 | Aatif Sulleyman
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/pro-donald-trump-us-mexico-border-4chan-group-illegal-crossing-network-webcams-blueservo-a7641031.html
  • Drug Enforcement Agency: Meth seizures up 72% in Arizona in recent years

    03/15/2017 5:49:20 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 5 replies
    http://www.abc15.com/news ^ | Mar 14, 2017 | Melissa Blasius
    PHOENIX - Mexican drug cartels are increasing the flow of methamphetamine across the border, according to federal drug agents working in Phoenix.
  • Drug trafficking Los Zetas cartel creates ISIS-style beheading video to spread fear

    03/10/2017 6:11:20 PM PST · by Mariner · 6 replies
    Chron ^ | March 10th, 2017 | By Fernando Ramirez
    For a few years, a wide-spread effort by the Mexican military to arrest or kill cartel leaders, most notably Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, seemed to be making progress. But as Cartels began to fight for the territory of military-weakened rivals, the homicide rate once again exploded. Now, a disturbing video shows the extreme length that participants in the emerging all-out gang war will go to retain or take power. The graphic video shows two Los Zetas gunmen insulting rival gangs behind a shirtless, kneeling man. The gunmen claim that their victim is part of a rival gang who was sent...
  • Cincinnati Mayor: We Are Now a Sanctuary City

    01/31/2017 8:30:48 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/31/17 | JOHN BINDER
    The mayor of Cincinnati has declared his municipality to be a sanctuary city, which will now protect illegal aliens from federal immigration officers. Mayor John Cranley announced, alongside Muslim, Jewish and Christian religious leaders, that his city would “stand in solidarity with the immigrant community,” and declare itself a sanctuary city, despite the threat of losing federal funding under President Donald Trump’s administration. “This city stands with immigrants,” Cranley said during the live press conference. “This city stands with Muslims. This city stands with Syrian refugees yearning to break free.” “This city opposes executive orders to halt refugee resettlement and...