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  • Wilderness: Expansion and (Unlawful) Beneficiary Use

    10/03/2010 2:42:33 PM PDT · by AuntB · 19 replies
    The Westerner ^ | Oct. 3, 2010 | Stephen L. Wilmeth
    The Battle of Juarez is showing signs that the good guys are not prevailing. The Juarez newspaper, El Diario de Juarez, has cried uncle in its mixed stance of reporting the progress of the war. In the front page editorial that appeared recently, the editor waved the white flag and asked the cartels publicly what they want from him. The murder of a photographer and another reporter in the recent past are hitting far too close to home for him to continue to be a brave purveyor of the truth. In a city ravaged by nearly 7,000 deaths since 2006...
  • More violence in Matamoros (Mexico)

    09/30/2010 3:25:55 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies
    THE BROWNSVILLE HERALD ^ | September 29, 2010
    Violence continued Wednesday in Matamoros as a grenade was thrown at city hall and a local university was shut down because of a threat of some type of attack. Also, the Mexican navy announced the arrest of 30 Gulf Cartel members during operations conducted Monday and Tuesday throughout the state of Tamaulipas. As disturbances continued to plague Matamoros, panic ripped through downtown around 9:30 a.m. when a grenade was thrown at city hall, injuring two people. Federal police and the military cordoned off an area six blocks wide around the main plaza at the intersection of Calle Sexta and Morelos....
  • Jennie Tobin Flexed Girl Power In Gay Bar Empire

    09/17/2010 7:34:16 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 14 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 09/06/10 | Friends of Ours
    The gay bar industry in New York City historically was dominated by the Mafia, and in defying stereotype and convention one of the principal players in this rough-and-tumble man's world was a woman named Jennie Tobin who -- together with her husband William "Sonny" Tobin until his violent demise -- allegedly had interests in dozens of gay bars from the 1950s through at least the late 1970s. * * * According to a recent court ruling in connection with a foreclosure action against one of Jennie Tobin's properties, the former gay bar queen may have died on February 3, 2007....
  • Italy seizes $1.9 billion of assets as Mafia goes green

    09/14/2010 12:49:17 PM PDT · by Shermy · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 14, 2010
    ROME (Reuters) – Italy Tuesday seized Mafia-linked assets worth $1.9 billion -- the biggest mob haul ever -- in an operation revealing that the crime group was trying to "go green" by laundering money through alternative energy companies. Investigators said the assets included more than 40 companies, hundreds of parcels of land, buildings, factories, bank accounts, stocks, fast cars and luxury yachts. Most of the seized assets were located in Sicily, home of the Cosa Nostra, and in southern Calabria, home of its sister crime organization, the 'Ndrangheta. At the center of the investigation was Sicilian businessman Vito Nicastri, 54,...
  • Mexican military arrests Zetas

    09/08/2010 9:45:15 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 10 replies · 1+ views
    THE BROWNSVILLE HERALD ^ | September 07, 2010
    Several alleged Zetas were arrested in operations last week in Tamaulipas, according to a press release from the Mexican navy. On Friday afternoon, Mexican marines found four alleged Zetas off a dirt road about three miles from Reynosa, after receiving an anonymous tip. The men had been tied up and appeared to have been beaten, the press release said. Those arrested were identified as Gilberto Tomas “El Beto” Marcelino, Elodio Cortez Yavismea, Elias “El Diablo” Nuñez Gonzalez and Milton Omar “El Trasquilado” Alvarez Montijo. The four men were flown to Mexico City and turned over to a special prosecutor for...
  • 3 suspects in Mexico migrant massacre found dead

    09/06/2010 8:21:06 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 6, 2010 | MARK STEVENSON
    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The bodies of three men suspected of participating in the massacre of 72 migrants last month were found by the side of a road in northern Mexico after an anonymous caller told authorities where to find the cadavers, federal officials said Monday. Prosecutors' spokesman Ricardo Najera said authorities have no information on who made the call, but in the past suspects in especially brutal killings that draw too much attention to Mexico's drug gangs have been "handed over" to authorities.
  • Mafia cash in on lucrative EU wind farm handouts, especially in Sicily

    09/05/2010 5:09:53 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 13 replies ^ | 05 Sep 2010 | Nick Squires and Nick Meo
    "It has been a matter of policy in the wind farm industry to make the financing of it both opaque and complicated," said Mr Etherington. "In all countries across Europe the customer is not told how much they are paying for it, and the whole financing of the industry is coming out of subsidy on electricity generation." .....Recent research by Kroll, the international corporate security firm, has discovered examples all over Europe of so-called "clean energy" schemes being used to to line criminals' pockets rather than save the planet. Some involve windmills that stand derelict or are simply never built,...
  • Former "La Barbie" associate killed[in Nuevo Laredo prison]

    09/04/2010 8:04:34 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies · 1+ views
    KGNS ^ | Sep 2, 2010
    A former associate of Edgar Valdez-Villarreal, "La Barbie," is killed in a Nuevo Laredo prison. An inmate in a Nuevo Laredo prison stabbed Jose Luis Carrizales-Coronado to death. Authorities say a federal judge released Coronado from a prison in Monterrey on Monday claiming a lack of evidence in a case. He came back to Nuevo Laredo and was arrested for previous murder charges. Officials say he started a fight with other inmates in the bathroom, where they beat and stabbed him. According to Mexican authorities, Coronado was an associate of Edgar Valdez-Villarreal back in 2003.
  • Big Labor's Legacy of Violence

    09/03/2010 3:35:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Creator's Syndicate ^ | 9/3/2010 | Michelle Malkin
    To mark Labor Day 2010, President Obama will join hands with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka in Milwaukee and pose as champions of the working class. Bad move. Trumka's organizing record is a shameful reminder of the union movement's violent and corrupt foundations. The new Obama/AFL-CIO power alliance — underwritten with $40 million in hard-earned worker dues — is a midterm shotgun marriage of Beltway brass knuckles and Big Labor brawn. Trumka warmed up his rhetorical muscles this past week with full-frontal attacks on former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. He indignantly accused her of "getting close to calling for...
  • Police: Human smugglers kidnap 16 migrants in Mexico

    09/02/2010 5:01:15 PM PDT · by AuntB · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 2, 2010 | Nick Valencia
    At least 16 migrants, including a woman, were being held for ransom by human smugglers in Tijuana, Mexico, according to a migrant who was freed, authorities said late Wednesday. "With respect to the man, we are not releasing his name but he is between 20 and 25-years-old. We can tell you that his family paid a ransom for his liberty and it was after that he came to us and told us there were others that were being held in Tijuana," Municipal Police Officer Jose Varela told CNN by phone. It was unclear how much the family paid, but reports...
  • 4 charged with murder in apparent drug slaying

    08/28/2010 10:02:03 AM PDT · by wac3rd · 34 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chonicle (SFGate) ^ | August 28, 2010 | Henry Lee
    Four men have been charged with murder in connection with the slaying of a man at a marijuana grow-house near Hayward in February, authorities said Friday. The men, two of whom are still being sought, were charged before the body of the victim, Francisco "Frankie" Lopez, 27, of East Palo Alto, was apparently found in heavy brush Thursday in Niles Canyon near Fremont. (snip) Alameda County prosecutors have charged Tiburcio Sanchez, 24, Miguel Michel, 41, Mohammed Zarin Khan and Manuel Trujillo with murder, attempted murder, two counts of kidnapping and two counts of false imprisonment. Khan's and Trujillo's ages are...
  • Report: Victims of Massacre in Mexico Were Illegal Immigrants on Way to US (Video)

    08/27/2010 2:19:28 PM PDT · by Justaham · 37 replies ^ | 8-27-10
    The over 70 victims dumped in a mass grave in Mexico were all migrant workers heading to the US, according to the sole survivor.
  • Phoenix Bars Provide Recruiting Ground for Cartels, Authorities Say

    08/27/2010 5:46:25 AM PDT · by exbrit · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/29/10 | Unspecified
    Arizona's drug and human smuggling cartels are finding their newest hires in Phoenix bars, law enforcement officials say. The state's high unemployment rate and proximity to the Mexican border is making for fertile recruiting ground, as investigators say cartel members are singling out individuals desperate for money and employment. Capt. Kevin Zumbo, of the Illegal Immigration Prevention & Apprehension Co-op Team (IIMPACT), a multi-agency unit in the Phoenix metropolitan area focused on illegal immigration-associated crime, told that the cartels are looking for U.S. citizen who can easily blend in with society and not alert authorities.
  • 2 Car bombs explode near Mexico TV station, transit office

    08/27/2010 11:33:15 AM PDT · by dragnet2 · 59 replies · 2+ views ^ | 8/27/2010 | cnn
    Car bombs explode near Mexico TV station, transit office A burned vehicle lies in front of Televisa TV network after a car bomb explosion Friday in Ciudad Victoria, Mexico. Mexico City, Mexico (CNN) -- At least two car bombs exploded Friday near the television studios of Televisa in Ciudad Victoria, the capital of Tamaulipas state in northeastern Mexico, the station and the government-run news service reported. One blast occurred outside the TV station while the second happened next to the municipal transit service offices, said the state-run Notimex news agency.
  • Sarah Palin Will "Go Down in History like McCarthy," Says Labor Leader [AFL-CIO Prez Trumka]

    08/26/2010 12:28:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    CBS News' Political Hotsheet ^ | August 26, 2010 | Brian Montopoli
    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is calling Sarah Palin "almost a parody of herself" who will "go down in history like McCarthy" in a speech in Alaska today. When it comes to Palin, he plans to say, according to prepared remarks released this morning, "you just have to laugh -- but it's not really funny." "In this charged political environment, her kind of talk gets dangerous," Trumka will say at the Alaska AFL-CIO Biennial Convention. "'Don't retreat... reload' may seem clever, the kind of bull you hear all the time, but put it in context. She's using crosshairs to illustrate targeted...
  • Official: 72 found dead in Mexico may be migrants

    08/25/2010 10:00:26 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 25, 2010 | MARK STEVENSON and E. EDUARDO CASTILLO
    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A survivor has told police that 72 people found dead at a ranch near the Mexican border with Texas were migrants kidnapped by an armed group, a federal official said Wednesday. The bodies of 58 men and 14 women were discovered Tuesday when Marines manning a checkpoint on a highway in the northern state of Tamaulipas were approached by a wounded man who said he had been attacked by gang gunmen at a nearby ranch.
  • [Mexico:]2 bodies hung from bridge on road to Acapulco

    08/24/2010 3:01:33 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post/AP ^ | August 24, 2010 | SERGIO FLORES
    ACAPULCO, Mexico -- The dismembered bodies of two men were hung from a bridge Tuesday on a highway leading to Acapulco, the second such discovery in three days in a region where two drug lords are fighting for control of their divided cartel. The men were hung from their feet at the entrance of Chilpancingo, the city nearest to Acapulco along the highway connecting the Pacific coast resort to Mexico's capital, according to police in the state of Guerrero, where Acapulco is located. Their arms had been cut off, and a message was left threatening extortionists, kidnappers, police and the...
  • Headless, mutilated bodies hung from Mexico bridge

    08/22/2010 2:11:35 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 75 replies · 1+ views
    The bodies of the four young men were discovered early on Sunday, hung upside down by their feet from a bridge near a wealthy area of Cuernavaca, a leafy city about an hour outside Mexico City, where many of the nation's elite own homes. The victims' genitals, index fingers and heads had been cut off, according to a statement from the attorney general's office in Morelos state, which includes Cuernavaca. Their heads and genitals were found nearby, along with a handmade sign, the statement said. "This will happen to everyone that helps the traitor Edgar Valdes," the placard read, referring...
  • France begins expelling Roma back to home countries

    08/19/2010 3:36:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/19/2010
    France has begun expelling approximately 700 Roma to Romania and Bulgaria on Thursday, AFP reported. The first 79 Roma to participate in what has been termed a "voluntary return procedure" agreed to leave France on a flight headed for Bucharest later in the day. Another 132 Roma are expected to leave France for Romania this Friday. Each adult to participate in the repatriation program is to receive 300 euros from the French government, and 100 euros for every minor that leaves the country.
  • Mexican Drug Gang Hires Pretty Hitwomen

    08/17/2010 2:56:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies · 2+ views
    KDFW ^ | Tuesday, 17 Aug 2010
    A Mexican drug gang is hiring pretty young women to carry out killings to surprise its enemies, a suspected member of the vicious La Linea gang said in a video released Tuesday. Around 30 women aged 18 to 30 have been trained by hitmen to carry out killings in recent months, and most of those have killed people, said Rogelio Amaya in a public security ministry video released by media. "They're pretty, good-looking, to help mislead opponents," said the suspected member of a gang of enforcers for the Juarez cartel in the country's most violent city, Ciudad Juarez. The women...
  • 14 foreign-born gang members arrested in Southern Indiana | POLL

    08/12/2010 11:54:12 AM PDT · by AuntB · 43 replies
    Courier Press ^ | Aug. 11, 2010 | Jared Council
    Federal, state and local law enforcement agents arrested 14 foreign-born gang members and associates Tuesday in Jasper, Huntingburg and Evansville, according to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Securities Investigations unit. “Street gangs pose a growing public safety threat to Indiana’s rural communities,” said Daniel T. Dill, resident agent in charge of the ICE-HSI office in Indianapolis. “With each gang member we arrest and remove from the United States, we make a positive impact in our communities.” Of the 14 men, 12 are being held by ICE on administrative immigration charges and will be placed into deportation proceedings....
  • Deputies shoot and kill man guarding pot garden (Mexican Cartels)

    08/12/2010 9:23:10 AM PDT · by AuntB · 46 replies
    Medford Mail Tribune ^ | Aug. 12, 2010 | Chris Conrad
    Jackson County sheriff's deputies on Wednesday shot and killed an armed man guarding a marijuana garden deep in the woods north of Sams Valley. The sheriff's SWAT team was searching for the garden on BLM property at around 7 a.m. when they encountered a man armed with a loaded shotgun, law enforcement authorities said. Two deputies fired at the man, who is described as a Hispanic adult... A SWAT medic performed emergency aid on the man but he died at the scene, OSP said. After the shooting, deputies spotted a second man fleeing the area. He disappeared in the woods....
  • Crying Zeta suspect appears in court[South Texas]

    08/08/2010 10:17:43 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 19 replies
    THE BROWNSVILLE HERALD ^ | August 07, 2010
    A man alleged to have been a member of Mexico’s Gulf Cartel and later of the Zetas criminal organization appeared in U.S. federal court Friday and – when he saw his mother, wife and sister in the room – broke down sobbing, his big frame shaking visibly. Wearing khaki pants, a wrinkled blue shirt and shackles on his wrists, Luis Alberto Blanco Flores, known as “El Pelochas,” appeared at a preliminary hearing as a follow-up to his arrest on July 23 for illegal entry to the United States. At the hearing, an agent for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement testified...
  • NYC-Area Scam Artist Can't Keep $12 Million

    08/07/2010 11:22:22 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | August 6, 2010 | Carl Horowitz
    His name was Joseph Castello. But for years he was known to his associates as "Joey Checks." That's because for almost a decade Castello handled other peoples' checks - more than $600 million worth, in fact. And about a third of that sum was laundered. On July 7, a three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, ruled that Castello had to pay forfeiture in the amount of $12,012,924.31 and vacate all claims to his $9 million Greenwich, Connecticut home. The decision reverses an earlier ruling by U.S. District Judge Leonard Wexler who had deemed any forfeiture...
  • The Five Most Crime-Ridden U.S. Judicial Districts Are All on the Mexican Border

    08/04/2010 1:01:34 PM PDT · by Justaham · 22 replies ^ | 8-4-10 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    When measured by the number of criminal defendants charged with federal crimes by U.S. attorneys, the top five U.S. judicial districts for fiscal 2009 were all on the U.S.-Mexico border. In fact, these five judicial districts are the only five on the U.S.-Mexico border—covering its entire expanse from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean. There are 94 federal judicial districts covering the area of all 50 states, plus Guam, the North Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. In the Southern District of Texas, which covers a stretch of border from Brownsville past Laredo, the U.S. attorney’s...
  • No Help In Sight: Texas Ranchers Forced To Hire “Gate Keepers”

    08/04/2010 5:28:22 PM PDT · by Justaham · 14 replies
    Unbelievable. And, this is happening within our borders. Texas ranchers are forced to hire “gate keepers” to protect them. TV video report shows ranchers in Texas having to hire “gate guards”. This is an untenable situation. These people are coping as best as they can. They live in fear in their own homes. And, yet Barack Obama mocks those who speak out against this nightmare and says they’re anti-immigrant.
  • Two Kidnapped Journalists Rescued in Northern Mexico[grenade attack on TV studio]

    08/01/2010 4:59:05 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies · 5+ views
    MEXICO CITY – Mexican Federal Police freed two kidnapped journalists held captive since last Monday in the northern part of the country by an organized crime group, officials said Saturday. The two were in a group of four journalists who were intercepted last Monday in the La Laguna region, which includes areas in the states of Coahuila and Durango in northern Mexico. One of them, Hector Gordoa of Televisa, was released Thursday in good health. In an operation based on intelligence work, the agents rescued the two journalists in the city of Gomez Palacio, Durango state, according to a communique...
  • Mexican official charged with aiding drug dealing (I'm shocked)

    07/24/2010 11:31:46 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 7 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | 23 July 2010 | ELLIOT SPAGAT
    "Jesus Quinonez, the international liaison for the Baja California state attorney general's office, was among 43 defendants named in the federal racketeering complaint that alleges murder, kidnapping and other crimes. They are accused of working for Fernando Sanchez Arellano, who is widely considered the most-wanted drug kingpin in Tijuana, Mexico."
  • BREAKING: Multiple Ranches in Laredo Texas Taken Over By Los Zetas (HOAX)

    07/24/2010 8:46:47 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 282 replies · 11+ views ^ | 07/24/2010 | Digger
    ... The ranches are said to be "near Mines Rd. and Minerales Rd. about 10 miles NW of I-35". Whether it is lone members or squads is not certain. Anonymous sources in law enforcement in the Laredo area tonight have passed on word that US law enforcement agencies are in the area and are weighing their options regarding the ranches. The media has been silent on this incident and some law enforcement in the area says that they are furious that the media is not reporting the whole story of the continued violence along the border. Their frustrations are understandable...
  • VIDEO: Sicilians Commemorate Murdered Judge

    07/19/2010 4:01:08 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 15 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 07/19/10 | Friends of Ours
    In Palermo, Sicily hundreds of Italians gathered today "to commemorate murdered anti-Mafia judge Paolo Borsellino 18 years after his death" as reported by David Willey for BBC News: "He was killed by a car bomb in one the most brutal attacks on Italian justice. * * * After several trials, the truth about who organised the murder of Borsellino, and fellow judge Giovanni Falcone the same year, remains elusive."
  • [Mexico:]Gunfire, grenades trap Reynosa shoppers inside stores

    07/12/2010 8:26:07 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 16 replies · 1+ views
    KGBT ^ | 07.11.2010 | Sergio Chapa
    Mutliple shootouts and grenade explosions throughout Reynosa left some residents trapped inside stores and prompted authorities to ask others to stay indoors. It all started around 8 p.m. Sunday but Reynosa city officials reported that the incidents ended around 9:30 p.m. Sunday. City officials were urging caution late Sunday night and had asked area residents to stay indoors because the violence was so widespread. Reynosa officials specifically asked residents avoid Bulevar Hidalgo between the Broncos Baseball Stadium to Avenida Mil Cumbres. Authorities also warned residents to avoid the area on the highway to Matamoros and Bulevar Colosio. Many residents reported...
  • The Southern Border Could Get Much Worse

    07/01/2010 8:54:27 AM PDT · by NCjim · 18 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | July 1, 2010 | Robert Eugene Simmons Jr
    The southern border of the USA is no longer something that we can ignore or use as a political tool. Successive presidents have failed to control this border for one reason or another, but the escalation of drug cartel violence on the southern side of the border is making the issue of illegal immigration almost an afterthought. It seems that if something doesn't change, we could be looking at an all-out war with Mexican drug cartels. Police Chief Jeff Kirkham of the border town Nogales, Arizona, told Tucson Channel 9 (ABC) news that he has received threats that the Mexican...
  • Look what they found near the Texas and Mexico border (See pix)

    07/01/2010 7:39:05 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 190 replies · 2+ views
    FusionFX Politics and Capitalism ^ | 30 Jun 2010 | Unknown
    Where was our news media? Where was our president and congress? Why does the official move from Washington go against American private citizens and their guns, and not an all out war against the drug cartels using fully automatic military weapons, hand grenades, launchers and machine-guns? Why is the president pushing for an international gun law that will bring registration and finally gun control to we American citizens? Who is for free and lawful American citizens? Where are our statesmen? Where are our patriots and where are champions for the Constitution and freedom and safety of American citizens? This is...
  • VIDEO: Two Pot Shop Employees Murdered In LA

    06/26/2010 6:44:38 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 85 replies · 4+ views
    Friends of Ours ^ | 06/26/10 | Friends of Ours
    In Los Angeles, CA police are investigating two armed robberies last Thursday at two medical marijuana dispensaries that left two employees dead as reported by the Los Angeles Times: "The killings come as Los Angeles authorities are in the process of cracking down on pot businesses, resulting in the closure of dozens of the outlets." Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca and Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley "said the vicious nature of the crimes suggests they could be linked to drug gangs" as reported by the Los Angeles Times, and "citing preliminary data, Lt. Sean Malinowski said there have been 48...
  • NLPC's Horowitz is Expert on American Greed's 'Mob Money'

    06/23/2010 10:26:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 1 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | June 23, 2010 | Peter Flaherty
    Video trailers. Dr. Carl Horowitz, director of NLPC’s Organized Labor Accountability Project, is a featured expert on CNBC’s “Mob Money,” a special presentation of “American Greed,” narrated by Stacy Keach. The program premieres tonight at 9PM ET.I’ve previewed an advance copy of the program and it lives up to its billing. The show performs a real public service by highlighting the relationship between corrupt labor unions and organized crime. Carl provides commentary as the publisher of our newsletter Union Corruption Update, published on line and twice monthly in print. Carl even appears in the trailers for the program, which can...
  • Our national parks have been surrendered to the Mexican drug cartels (w/shocking video)

    06/18/2010 10:07:19 AM PDT · by AuntB · 47 replies · 1,101+ views
    Examiner ^ | June 17, 2010 | Dave Gibson
    According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 3,500 acres in southern Arizona have now been closed to U.S. citizens because of the dangers posed in that area from Mexican drug smugglers. The area includes part of the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge. Refuge manager Mitch Ellis told Fox News: “The situation in this zone has reached a point where continued public use of the area is not prudent.” Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said: “It’s literally out of control. We need support from the federal government. It’s their job to secure the border and they haven’t done it. In...
  • Global organized crime becoming new superpower: U.N.

    06/17/2010 2:05:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 268+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/17/10 | Louis Charbonneau
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Governments must smash markets supplied by the global "superpower" of organized criminals trafficking drugs, people, arms and counterfeit goods, the U.N. crime chief said on Thursday. Criminals are reaping profits in the tens of billions of dollars, Antonio Maria Costa, head of the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, told Reuters about a report released by his agency. But countries are not cooperating enough with each other and the United Nations, and are too focused on traffickers. "We have to start addressing the markets, which are gigantic in size," Costa said, adding that criminals who supply...
  • Mexican senator calls for death penalty for B P Agent-JUAREZ GRAFFITI THREATENS BORDER PATROL

    06/16/2010 9:50:37 AM PDT · by AuntB · 35 replies · 734+ views
    National Assn of Former Border Patrol Officers ^ | June 15, 2010 | NAFBPO- M3 Foreign News Report
    Tuesday, 6/15/10 El Sol de Mexico (Mexico City) 6/14/10 Juarez graffiti threatens Border Patrol “Your death will be avenged” “Your death will be avenged by the organized and mad people” “F—ing Border Patrol in the gun sights.” These are some of the graffiti messages on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande levee area where the shooting of a youth took place some days ago. (The photo below accompanied the article. The caption reads: “Demonstrators with rocks in hand shouted their repudiation at the agents.”) - – - Ranking Mexican senator calls for death penalty for Border Patrol Agent Luis...
  • DEA-Led Operation Delivers Over 2,000 Arrests

    06/14/2010 11:11:16 PM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 438+ views
    Note: Photos included. NOTE The following text is a quote: DEA-Led Operation Delivers Over 2,000 Arrests FBI, ICE and Mexican Govt. also take part in “Project Deliverance” which leads to the seizure of $154 million and 74.1 tons of drugs, as well as the arrest of a high-priority target DEA Acting Administrator Michele Leonhart Announces Project Deliverance JUN 10 - (WASHINGTON) – DEA Acting Administrator Michele M. Leonhart joined Attorney General Eric Holder to announce the arrest of 2,266 individuals on narcotics-related charges in the United States and the seizure of more than 74.1 tons of illegal drugs as part...
  • Thousands arrested in U.S. over Mexican drug cartels

    06/11/2010 1:43:39 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 13 replies · 366+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 6/11/2010
    More than two thousand people have been arrested on suspicion of their involvement with Mexican drug cartels. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has announced that 2,266 people have been arrested as part of a 22-month investigation targeting Mexican drug traffickers. Holder called it the extensive and successful law enforcement effort targeting the cartels. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Called Project Deliverance, Holder announced the success of the inter-agency cross-border investigation. Holder says the operation resulted in the seizure of more than $150 million in U.S. currency, and large amounts of drugs, 2.5 tons of cocaine, 69 tons of marijuana,...
  • 23 in Pierce County arrested as part of national heroin action

    06/11/2010 8:12:29 AM PDT · by epithermal · 21 replies · 361+ views
    The News Tribune ^ | 6/11/10 | MIKE ARCHBOLD
    A national crackdown on a Mexican drug-trafficking ring reached into Pierce County, where local, state and federal officers arrested 23 people and seized 65 pounds of black-tar heroin. The sweep, announced Thursday after a 13-month investigation, included raids Wednesday on 19 locations in Tacoma, Lakewood and Spanaway and was part of the largest national operation to target the Mexican drug trade.
  • Marine to be fired for not giving money to Democrats

    06/10/2010 12:26:37 PM PDT · by RogerFGay · 21 replies · 885+ views ^ | June 10, 2010 | Robert Moon
    In yet another demonstration of how incapable liberals are of competing on a level playing field, Retired Maj. Stephen Godin, who runs a high school ROTC program in Massachusetts, is being given an ultimatum: Pay $500 in union "representation" money (i.e., give money to Democrats) or be fired.Godin refuses to be brow-beaten into paying involuntary union dues, saying, "It's the principal of the matter. I think they're trying to extort money from me. They do nothing for me."But in Massachusetts (as well as dozens of other states), his rights go straight out the window. Despite our Equal Opportunity laws, if you don't want...
  • Stonewall Riots: A Gay Protest Against Mafia Bars

    06/08/2010 6:54:46 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 7 replies · 46+ views
    Friends of Ours ^ | 06/07/10 | Friends of Ours
    On the Friday night of June 27, 1969 the NYPD raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village, and a firestorm of protest erupted that continued over the next several nights. The Stonewall riots are considered the birth of the modern gay rights movement, and over the following decades often has been characterized as a protest against police harassment. However, in actuality, the Stonewall Inn was raided pursuant to an investigation against its reputed mob owners, and the ensuing rage on the streets by its gay patrons was directed as much against the wise guys...
  • Romanoff Cracks: Secret White House Jobsgate E-Mail Revealed (WH corruption)

    06/03/2010 9:01:07 PM PDT · by This Just In · 86 replies · 3,904+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | June 3, 2010 | Jeffrey Lord
    Romanoff Cracks: Secret White House Jobsgate E-Mail Revealed By Jeffrey Lord on 6.3.10 And…bang! Can you say James McCord? In a revelation that will send shock waves through the American political landscape, the Denver Post last night revealed that Colorado Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff has now reluctantly admitted he discussed "three possible jobs with the deputy chief of staff of the Obama administration -- all contingent upon a decision by Romanoff not to challenge U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet." The White House Deputy Chief of Staff is Jim Messina, a Denver-born Obama aide who served as the chief of staff of...
  • Mexico arrests Cancun mayor on drug charges

    05/25/2010 10:07:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies · 369+ views
    ap ^ | May. 26, 2010
    The mayor of the resort of Cancun has been arrested on drug trafficking, money laundering and organized crime charges. Sanchez recently took a leave of absence from his mayoral post to run for governor of the Caribbean coastal state of Quintana Roo. It's believed to be the first time in recent memory that a gubernatorial candidate has been arrested in Mexico on drug charges.
  • Mexican traffickers get help from US prison gangs

    05/02/2010 10:35:28 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 5 replies · 407+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 2, 2010 | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN
    EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- When Mexican drug traffickers need someone killed or kidnapped, or drugs distributed in the United States, they increasingly call on American subcontractors - U.S.-based prison gangs that run criminal enterprises from behind bars, sometimes even from solitary confinement. Prison gangs have long controlled armies of street toughs on the outside.
  • Arizona: Illegal Alien Crime Wave Continues

    05/01/2010 8:39:36 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 25 replies · 800+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | 1 May 2010 | Jim Kouri
    While politicians such as President Barack Obama denigrate the government of Arizona and "activists" attempt to punish that state's citizens, these so-called social justice paragons ignore the fact that the U.S. is Mexico's de facto penal colony. Complex problems are associated with illegal aliens who commit crimes. Criminal aliens tend to be drug-oriented and violent, often preying on members of their own cultures. If deported, they frequently use new names to reenter the United States and establish residence in different cities. Furthermore, aliens do not confine their criminal activities to border cities — communities throughout this country are experiencing increasing...
  • Teen gets 40 years in Border Patrol agent's murder

    04/29/2010 3:26:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies · 1,093+ views
    North County Times ^ | 4/29/2010 | ELLIOT SPAGAT
    <p>A 17-year-old Mexican youth was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in prison for the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent who was shot repeatedly during a robbery attempt.</p> <p>Christian Daniel Castro Alvarez sat silently with his head down throughout the sentencing by U.S. District Judge M. James Lorenz in San Diego.</p>
  • Cooperating Witness Had Enough Of Alleged Gambino Teen Prostitution Business

    04/22/2010 1:58:18 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 8 replies · 932+ views
    Friends of Ours ^ | 04/22/10 | Friends of Ours
    The FBI obtained evidence against the teen prostitution ring allegedly operated by the Gambino crime family through a snitch who had developed a conscience as reported by Alison Gendar for the Daily News: The informant made more than 40 recordings, capturing up to 200 hours of conversations - some of the ammo behind this week's indictment of 14 wiseguys. He went to the feds and betrayed his associates because he didn't want to get in any deeper with trafficking underage girls through craigslist, a source said. The tapes include one of the Gambino crew members telling a 15-year-old prostitute how...
  • Consular Bomb Raises Concerns

    04/12/2010 4:23:13 PM PDT · by AuntB · 3 replies · 250+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | April 12, 2010 | NICHOLAS CASEY
    An attack over the weekend on the U.S. consulate in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, the second against U.S. government employees on the Mexican border in less than a month, highlights the mounting safety risks to U.S. outposts in the area ... Late Friday evening, unknown attackers threw a bomb onto the patio of the consulate. The blast shattered windows, but occurred after hours and injured no one... Mexican authorities are investigating. The bomb came less than a month after a grisly attack on people associated with the Ciudad Juárez consulate, which left three people dead. On March 12, hit men chased...