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  • 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...
  • Trump Tweets: ... the Great Wall (for sake of speed), will be paid back by Mexico later!

    01/06/2017 6:18:55 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 48 replies
    Twitter- @realdonaldtrump ^ | January 6, 2017-3:19AM
    Verified from Twitter: Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump The dishonest media does not report that any money spent on building the Great Wall (for sake of speed), will be paid back by Mexico later! 3:19 AM - 6 Jan 2017 -------------------------------Snip----------------------------------------------- President-elect Donald Trump opened the news agenda this Friday morning with a 3AM tweet about the new border wall referring to it as the "Great Wall" while clarifying what the dishonest media deliberately fails to report. Initially U.S. money will be utilized for the "sake of speed," and later, Mexico will be reimbursing the building cost of the border wall....
  • Trump team gathering information to build the wall on southern border

    01/04/2017 12:55:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 4, 2017 | John Sexton
    Donald Trump promised many times during the campaign that he was going to build a wall on the southern border to put a stop to illegal immigration. Yesterday afternoon Reuters reported that his transition team has been gathering information that could be used to plan where and how to honor that promise: In a wide-ranging request for documents and analysis, President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team asked the Department of Homeland Security last month to assess all assets available for border wall and barrier construction… In response to the transition team request, U.S. Customs and Border Protection staffers identified more than...
  • Mexico finds 2 border tunnels leading into US

    12/13/2016 2:53:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 13, 2016 2:15 PM EST
    Mexican police and soldiers have discovered two tunnels in the border city of Tijuana that lead into California. […] Prosecutors said Monday that one of the tunnels reached to San Diego, California, and the other was unfinished. The Attorney General’s Office said the tunnels were apparently used by the Sinaloa drug cartel to move drugs into the United States. …
  • Mexican Drug Smugglers Use Air Cannon to Launch Weed into the U.S.

    12/12/2016 12:58:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    MRC TV ^ | December 12, 2016 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Smuggling illicit drugs across the U.S border is a lucrative business. From hiding hundreds of pounds of cocaine or marijuana in vehicles, funneling it through tunnels under fenced areas or shipping it across the Florida coastline, drug dealers based in countries like Mexico and Cuba are pretty inventive in finding ways to get their contraband past border agents and into the United States. So inventive, in fact, that U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported that over the weekend, drug smugglers in Mexico used an air cannon to launch a pile of weed across the border into the U.S. According to...
  • Heroin deaths surpass gun homicides for the first time, CDC data show

    12/09/2016 2:46:14 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 43 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 9, 2016 | Christopher Ingraham
    Opioid deaths continued to surge in 2015, surpassing 30,000 for the first time in recent history, according to CDC data released Thursday. That marks an increase of nearly 5,000 deaths from 2014. Deaths involving powerful synthetic opiates, like fentanyl, rose by nearly 75 percent from 2014 to 2015.
  • Mexican Crime Wave, Vigilantism Prompt Calls for Citizens to Be Armed in Their Cars and Businesses

    11/22/2016 6:50:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 22, 2016 | 2:08 AM EST | Mark Browne
    A lawmaker’s proposal to loosen gun laws so Mexican citizens can arm themselves in their cars and at their businesses faces stiff opposition here despite record numbers of gun homicides and a surge in public transit robberies that has provoked a vengeful backlash by armed vigilantes. Residents of Naucalpan, a city located just northwest of Mexico City, are living in a state of “psychosis,” and “terror,” due to a wave of murders, kidnappings and robberies in recent months, according to the Mexico City daily El Universal. Armed assaults on public transit have provoked a deadly response by armed vigilantes riding...
  • Donald Trump Is Wrong—Immigrants Don’t Commit More Crimes

    09/29/2016 8:15:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 88 replies
    The Cato Institute ^ | September 27, 2016 | David Bier
    Immigration only made a brief cameo in Monday night’s debate, but Donald Trump managed to once again falsely connect immigrants to crime.In response to a question on race relations in America, Trump said:“We have gangs roaming the street. And in many cases, they’re illegally here, illegal immigrants. And they have guns. And they shoot people. And we have to be very strong. And we have to be very vigilant.”No matter how researchers slice the data, though, the numbers show that immigrants commit fewer crimes than native-born Americans. But that’s not good enough for Trump’s followers. They firmly believe immigrants make...
  • Police: Teams of Gunmen Raiding Texas Border Homes at Large

    09/22/2016 8:10:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | September 21, 2016 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    EDINBURG, Texas — Teams of gunmen have been running rampant in various communities near the Texas border, storming into homes demanding drugs or robbing victims at gunpoint. In one night, a team of hooded gunmen carrying rifles stormed at least three homes, assaulting the victims inside while demanding cash or drugs. Just one day later, a team of gunmen shot a robbery victim and led authorities in a high speed chase and managed to flee. Information provided to Breitbart Texas by the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office revealed that the attacks began on Sunday late night and continued onto early Monday...
  • Trump’s Not Yet President, But Nieto Is Saying, ‘Si Se Puede’

    09/02/2016 12:44:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2016 | Ilana Mercer
    FOLLOWING Donald J. Trump's sublime immigration address, critics—essentially all Big, Crooked Media—charged that Trump's Arizona speech represented a sharp departure from the tone he took earlier that day, with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. A reversal, if you will.Nonsense. With President Nieto, Donald Trump was at once patriotic, forceful and diplomatic.In close to two decades of analyzing American politics, I've yet to hear an American leader address his Mexican counterpart as forcefully as Mr. Trump addressed President Nieto. Trump came across as a man-of-the world, to whom interfacing with foreign dignitaries was second nature.It's always been the case that Americans...
  • Torture scandal in Mexico: American "nearly beaten to death"

    07/13/2016 12:40:49 AM PDT · by blueplum · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 13 July 2016 | Mark Stevenson
    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Ronald James Wooden flexes the large blacksmith's hands with which he once forged everything from large chandeliers to intricate jewelry. He's says he is still regaining feeling in them three years after a four-hour beating with fists and rifle butts by municipal police in southern Mexico. -snip- Wooden, who had been living in Texas, was drawn to Taxco by its famed silver jewelry industry, which had been revived by American adventurer William Spratling in the 1930s. But in recent years, the colonial-era town south of Mexico City has been in the grip of drug cartels. In...
  • The House of Death

    07/12/2016 1:44:11 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 14 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | Dec 3, 2006 | David Rose
    (2006) The US media have virtually ignored this story. The Observer is the first newspaper to have spoken to Janet Padilla, and this is the first narrative account to appear in print. The House Of Death suddenly seemed set to become a major national scandal. On 24 February, Sandy Gonzalez, the Special Agent in Charge of the DEA office in El Paso wrote to his Ice counterpart, John Gaudioso. 'I am writing to express to you my frustration and outrage at the mishandling of investigation that has resulted in unnecessary loss of human life,' he began, 'and endangered the lives...
  • CANADA TO LIFT VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR MEXICO

    Ottawa, Ontario 28 June 2016 The Government of Canada has made it a top priority to re-establish and strengthen our relationship with one of our most important partners, Mexico. To this end, Prime Minister Trudeau today announced Canada’s intention to lift the visa requirement for Mexican visitors to Canada beginning December 1, 2016. Lifting the visa requirement will deepen ties between Canada and Mexico and will increase the flow of travellers, ideas, and businesses between both countries. Closer collaboration between Canada and Mexico on mobility issues will also help encourage travel between the two countries while preventing any increase in...
  • San Diego sex trafficking industry worth $800m annually, federal report finds

    06/21/2016 5:32:06 AM PDT · by orchestra · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 6/21/2016 | Joanna Walters/ Laurence Mathieu-Léger
    Figure is eight times higher than previous estimate, alarming researchers and law enforcement as between 3,000 and 8,000 victims enter industry yearly A federal report on sex trafficking in San Diego has revealed a vast underground industry worth more than $800m annually, eight times higher than previously estimated. The report, considered the best measure of the problem’s scope to date, has shocked researchers and law enforcement officers in the region. “I didn’t realize the amount of money involved,” said Bill Gore, the San Diego County sheriff. Sex trafficking, defined as the trade in which someone has been forced, coerced or...