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  • Senators push for wilderness within New Mexico monument

    06/11/2016 5:48:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 10, 2016 | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN
    Almost a half-million acres in southern New Mexico were designated as a national monument two years ago. Now, members of the state's congressional delegation are pushing for portions of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks area to be set aside as wilderness. While praised by environmentalists, the effort is reigniting the concerns of local law enforcement about their ability to access the area to fight crime. The legislation introduced by Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, both Democrats, would set aside more than 376 square miles - or nearly half of the monument - as wilderness. ... The Southwestern Border Sheriffs' Coalition...
  • Border Patrol Union Chief: Obama’s Policies Are Helping Bankroll Drug Cartels

    05/19/2016 12:24:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/19/2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    The president of the National Border Patrol Council testified in the Senate Thursday that the Obama administration’s loose immigration policy is the biggest factor driving illegal immigration into the United States, which in turn helps fund Mexican drug cartels. “Most illegal immigrants believe that they will either not be caught, or even if they are caught, they will not be deported back to their home country. Most believe that they will simply be issued a Notice to Appear (NTA) and will be released,” Brandon Judd said before the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest. “Candidly, they are not...
  • The “other” Fast & Furious, headed to a theatre near you

    10/25/2015 9:15:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | October 23, 2015 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) Special Agent John Dodson blew the whistle on the Department of Justice (DOJ) ill-fated “Fast and Furious” operation in an interview with me in 2011. Dodson explained that the U.S. government had been instructing federal agents like him to encourage gun dealers to sell thousands of assault rifles and other weapons to traffickers for Mexican drug cartels. ... Beyond Fast and Furious, similar “gunwalking” cases by the government were reported in numerous cities: Phoenix, Tucson and Houston to name a few. “Walked” guns were used by illegal Mexican bandits in an Arizona shootout that killed...
  • As Businesses Flee, Jerry Brown's California Attracts A Different Kind Of "Investment"

    09/14/2014 5:41:23 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 51 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12 September 2014 | Editorial
    Immigration: When California Gov. Jerry Brown hung out the "all welcome" sign for illegals, Mexico's drug cartels heard him loud and clear. Raids on Thursday left lawmen declaring Los Angeles a cash-laundering mecca. Roping off 100 blocks of downtown Los Angeles this week, federal agents from the U.S. attorney's office raided roughly 70 garment district businesses along with a few houses in tony Westwood and Beverly Hills. The suspected crime was laundering money for Mexico's Sinaloa cartel. Agents hauled out $65 million in cash stuffed in duffel bags, suitcases and boxes, some of it blood-spattered. The cash came from hostage...
  • Mexican Cartels: They're Here (DOJ tries to hide Mexican link)

    05/07/2014 7:54:45 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 7, 2014 | By Brandon Darbyt
    Alleged enforcers for a Mexican cartel were reportedly involved in the kidnapping and torture of U.S. teenagers over methamphetamine in St. Paul, Minnesota, according to the local St. Paul Pioneer Press. The U.S. Attorney’s office omitted Mexican cartel involvement in their official press release on the case. The official press release was titled, "Four Indicted for Drug Trafficking Crimes Involving a Violent Kidnapping in St. Paul" and only identified the perpetrators as being from U.S. cities. There were no mentions of Mexico, cartels, or even a transnational criminal organization—the DOJ agency simply omitted the vital information amid national discussions of...
  • Why Latinos Should Have Their Eye on Rand Paul (Amnesty, Federal Drug Laws Repeal...)

    06/12/2013 1:01:17 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 6/10/13 | Michelle Fields
    As the 2016 presidential field begins to take shape, Latinos should keep their eye on Kentucky senator, and presumptive presidential hopeful, Rand Paul. Through his first two and a half years in the Senate, Senator Paul has been championing policies that directly benefit the Latino community. While the rest of the Republican Party continues to mull over their November loss and unsuccessful attempt at Hispanic outreach, Senator Paul has taken principled stands on issues such as immigration and primary education. -snip- Paul also supports legislation that will repeal mandatory minimum sentencing for federal drug offenses. The law, as it currently...
  • Obama’s “Fast and Furious” Gun-running Scandal Grows

    05/28/2013 5:59:29 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 21 replies
    New American ^ | 05-28-2013 | Alex Newman
    As if there were not already enough scandals plaguing the Obama administration, the federal “Fast and Furious” operation that armed Mexican drug cartels is back in the news after the Justice Department Inspector General released a report blasting a government leak intended to smear a key ATF whistleblower.
  • Eric Holder Displays Extraordinary Hypocrisy on Gun Control

    01/21/2013 7:28:11 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 21, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    While Holder prepares to use all the powers of the Department of Justice and ATF to push through President Obama's new gun control agenda, he is more than happy to ignore Operation Fast and Furious. As a reminder, this was the DOJ program that allowed the deliberate trafficking of military style assault AK-47s to violent Mexican drug cartels south of the border. Let's not forget Holder has not only refused to cooperate with Congress when it comes to turning over documents about the lethal scandal (death toll is 400 people and counting), he's asked a court to indefinitely hold documents...
  • Lady Napolitano’s Little Monsters

    10/29/2012 9:51:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | October 29, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Pop star Lady Gaga and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano both attract ‘little monsters.’ But whereas Lady Gaga attracts innocuous albeit freakishly dressed teenagers, Lady Napolitano literally attracts ‘little monsters’—violent cárteles del narcotráfico. The Obama administration, with Lady Napolitano at the helm of the Department of Homeland Security, is unconstitutionally driving the American drug market underground, where the drugs are more potently addictive and the dealers are brutal Mexican cartel leaders. Here is what happens when the federal government tries to regulate narcotics: A black market emerges When the federal government prohibits a substance, whether it is alcohol...
  • Hezbollah Raises Latin American Profile

    09/18/2012 9:27:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies
    Commentary ^ | 09.15.2012 | Michael Rubin
    @mrubin1971Two news stories from recent weeks, if true, should raise a red flag in the United States that Iran is preparing to use Hezbollah to strike at U.S. interests in Latin America, if not in the United States itself.First, this story from the Lebanese news portal Naharnet and sourced in part to Israeli radio. The Naharnet story was taken down shortly after it appeared: Hezbollah is using a training base established by Iran in northern Nicaragua near the border with Honduras, the Israeli radio reported on Thursday [September 6]. “The area is cordoned off and there are around 30 members...
  • Issa, Boehner at odds over holding Holder in contempt of Congress

    04/27/2012 9:54:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 57 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/27/2012 | Matthew Boyle -
    House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa has drafted a 48-page contempt of Congress citation for Attorney General Eric Holder over Operation Fast and Furious. It now appears Issa is currently moving forward without the support of House Speaker John Boehner. Holder’s Department of Justice has provided only about 7,000 pages worth of the more than 70,000 pages of documents Issa has subpoenaed related to Operation Fast and Furious. Issa and many others on Capitol Hill have threatened for months that they’ll hold Holder in contempt without actually doing it. This 48-page contempt citation is the first official step in...
  • Taking Down Fast and Furious: It Wasn't Botched

    04/16/2012 5:14:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | April 16, 2012 | Erika Johnson
    "Botched." That is the word the mainstream media too often associates with the federal gunwalking scandal known as Operation Fast and Furious—but in her new book, Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Cover-Up, investigative reporter Katie Pavlich fearlessly chronicles exactly why the only thing "botched" about the ill-fated operation was the Obama administration's shoddy attempt to cover their tracks. Having shared office space with Katie for well over a year now, I've witnessed her ferocious commitment to this story since before Fast and Furious was even a thought in the national consciousness. I wasn't always quite...
  • Drug smuggling in the US remains alive and well in 2012

    During the last week of January 2012, in Tucson, AZ, local and federal investigators arrested 14 suspected members of a drug-trafficking organization. They believe this organization has been in operation for more than 10 years and is suspected of also being involved with money laundering and weapons.
  • Eric Holder: Largest Money-Launderer in the Drug Business

    12/10/2011 4:22:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | December 10, 2011 | John Ransom
    As if Congress didn’t have enough evidence that the Department of Justice has completely lost its mind, the New York Times is reporting that the Drug Enforcement Agency has helped launder “millions of dollars in drug proceeds” on behalf of Mexican drug cartels, a figure much higher than previously estimated. The Department of Justice has been under investigation by Congress for facilitating gun smuggling during Operation Fast and Furious. Fast and Furious was a gun running scheme on the US-Mexican border that’s resulted in violence and death on both sides of the border including the deaths of federal agents in...
  • Panetta: African terrorists a real concern

    10/18/2011 11:46:45 AM PDT · by AfricanChristian · 15 replies
    (CBS News) Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said recently that al Qaeda terrorists may regroup in Africa, and that is why the U.S. is sending 100 Special Forces troops to one of the most violent places on Earth. The first 40 Americans have arrived in the region that includes South Sudan, scene of a long running civil war, and the Congo, site of the deadliest conflict since World War II. CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley sat down with Panetta, who said the Americans will train local forces to fight terrorists, including al Qaeda. Pelley: You're sending a hundred troops...
  • State Department: Mexican Drug Cartel Activity Is ‘Consistent With’ Terrorism

    10/18/2011 8:12:41 AM PDT · by opentalk · 23 replies
    CNSnews ^ | October 17, 2011 | Edwin Mora
    Actions by Mexican drug cartels are “consistent” with what the U.S. would consider to be “terrorism or insurgency” in other parts of the world, a State Department official told lawmakers on Thursday. “I do acknowledge that many of the facts on the ground, the things that are being done by those organizations, are consistent with what we would call either terrorism or insurgency in other countries,” William Brownfield told a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on emerging threats and security in the western hemisphere. Brownfield, assistant secretary at the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, was responding to...
  • DPS (Texas) Warns Parents that Cartels Recruiting High School Students

    10/15/2011 12:15:04 PM PDT · by opentalk · 14 replies
    KRGV-TVCHANNEL 5 NEWS (TX) ^ | October 14, 2011 | KRGV
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety is warning parents about drug cartels recruiting Texas high school students. DPS officials say they caught a 12-year-old boy driving a stolen pickup truck containing more than 800 pounds of marijuana last week. Last month, two Texas teenagers were lured to Mexico where they were kidnapped, beaten, ransomed and released in a remote area along the Rio Grande River. In one Texas border county, more than 25 juveniles were arrested for drug trafficking within the past year. “Mexican cartels have corrupted nearly an entire generation of youth living in Northern Mexico and...
  • John McCain's furious but not fast

    10/11/2011 4:46:47 AM PDT · by opentalk · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | October 6, 2011 | Tim Mak
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) says he is “leaning towards” calling for the White House to appoint a special counsel to investigate Attorney General Eric Holder in the Fast and Furious gun-running operation, but wants to hold a meeting of the entire Arizona delegation first. McCain told Fox News’ Greta van Susteren that if he were to call for a special counsel, he would do it along with a unified Arizona congressional delegation. “We are leaning towards it, but I want to talk with the whole delegation and act as a unified delegation. We all represent the state of Arizona where...
  • 'Furious' mess has Justice in full panic

    10/06/2011 9:44:10 AM PDT · by opentalk · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 6, 2011 | Michael A. Walsh
    So now the Fast and Furious affair has reached Stage 2 of the classic Washington scandal: House Republicans have called for a special counsel to investigate Attorney General Eric Holder himself for possible perjury. Justice Department documents indicate that Holder knew of the operation way back in July 2010 --far earlier than the “in the last few weeks” that he told congressional investigators under oath last May. Memos from Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer and others to Holder clearly show the scope, if not the nature, of the disastrous project: “This investigation, initiated in September 2009 . . . involves...
  • Holder Claims Did Not Understand Question “When Did You First Learn About Fast and Furious?”

    10/05/2011 7:18:28 AM PDT · by opentalk · 33 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 4, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    According to reports last night Attorney General Eric Holder lied under oath about Fast and Furious during testimony to Congress. On May 3, 2011, while under oath, Holder told a Congressional committee, “”I’m not sure of the exact date, but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.” But, new emails prove he was notified about Fast and Furious back in July 2010.Today, the Obama Justice Department claimed Eric Holder did not understand the question: The Justice Department told CBS News… Holder misunderstood that question from the committee – he did know...
  • House Republicans to Request Special Counsel to Probe Holder on 'Fast and Furious'

    10/04/2011 9:49:20 AM PDT · by sunmars · 163 replies · 1+ views
    fox ^ | Fox
    EXCLUSIVE: House Republicans are going to call for a special counsel to determine whether Attorney General Holder perjured himself during his testimony to the House Judiciary Committee on Operation Fast and Furious, Fox News has learned. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, is sending a letter to President Obama arguing that Holder cannot investigate himself and will request a probe by a special counsel. The question is whether Holder committed perjury during a Judiciary Committee hearing in May. At the time, Holder indicated he was not familiar with with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives program known...
  • MASSACRE IN MEXICO (Warning Graphic Images)

    09/28/2011 3:33:50 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 61 replies · 1+ views ^ | 9/22/ 2011 |
    MASSACRE IN MEXICO MORE GRAPHIC PHOTOS SHOWING VICTIMS OF VICIOUS, EVIL, RUTHLESS MEXICAN DRUG CARTELS! GRAPHIC, DISTURBING CONTENT. PROCEED WITH CAUTION. Grapic images from MexicoMEXICO CITY – The scene was shocking. Masked gunmen blocked a busy road in the once-quiet port city of Veracruz, abandoning two trucks with 35 bodies inside, near a big shopping center. It was Tuesday at 5 p.m., broad daylight. People on the streets watched the corpses being left at an underpass. Some of the victims had their hands tied and showed signs of having been tortured. The picture could have been extracted from a horror...
  • Secret recordings raise new questions in ATF 'Gunwalker' operation

    09/19/2011 10:36:44 AM PDT · by sunmars · 83 replies
    WASHINGTON - CBS News has obtained secretly recorded conversations that raise questions as to whether some evidence is being withheld in the murder of a Border Patrol agent. (Scroll down to listen to the audio) The tapes were recorded approximately mid-March 2011 by the primary gun dealer cooperating with ATF in its "Fast and Furious" operation: Andre Howard, owner of Lone Wolf Trading Company in Glendale, Arizona. He's talking with the lead case ATF case agent Hope MacAllister. The tapes have been turned over to Congressional investigators and the Inspector General. As CBS News first reported last February, the Bureau...
  • Watergate Times Three

    09/19/2011 2:30:52 AM PDT · by opentalk · 61 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | Robert J Mack
    You think Richard Nixon's presidency was the worst scandal ever? Well, so far, anyway. It all started with a tape holding a door open at the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C., discovered by a security guard 39 years ago on June 17, 1972. That discovery started a sinister chapter in America's history, fueled by the fervent investigative work of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein of The Washington Post and ending with the president, Richard M. Nixon, exiting the White House in disgrace on August 9, 1974. A similar Watergate scandal could erupt for Barack Obama. The only difference is that...
  • Bodies hanging from bridge in Mexico are warning to social media users

    09/14/2011 3:04:18 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 98 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 9/14/2011 | CNN
    (CNN) -- Two bodies dangling from a pedestrian bridge in the border town of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, created an image as gruesome as any in the four years of the country's offensive against the drug cartels. A man and a woman, both in their early 20s, were left hanging like cuts of meat. The woman was hogtied and disemboweled, her intestines protruding from three deep cuts on her abdomen. She was then hung from the bridge by her feet and hands, topless. The bloodied man was suspended next to her by his hands, his right shoulder severed so deeply you...
  • Inside Mexico's drug war, Americans allege abuse

    07/17/2010 10:20:48 AM PDT · by thecodont · 27 replies
    The Wall Street Journal / ^ | JULY 17, 2010 | By NICHOLAS CASEY
    (via The Drudge Report) CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico—Two Americans were driving back to El Paso, Texas, last December after an afternoon across the border in Ciudad Juárez. A few blocks from the border, they were surrounded by Mexican army trucks and pulled from their Dodge Ram. Mexico's military says it found two suitcases full of marijuana in the cab of the pickup truck. Two soldiers later testified that they drove the two Americans to a military compound on the outskirts of town, questioned them briefly, then turned them over to civilian authorities. The Americans were charged with possession of marijuana with...
  • Illegal aliens no threat? DoJ has arrested 2,200 Mexican drug dealers in less than two years

    06/12/2010 7:18:49 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 6 replies · 285+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | June 12, 2010 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    Last Week approximately 3,000 Department of Justice (DoJ) agents and local police joined in a huge coordinated raid on Mexican drug dealers in 16 states. They arrested 429 people seized $5 million 2,900 pounds of marijuana and 90 pounds of heroin. Investigations have developed the fact that twenty seven medium sized American cities have become centers of operation for Mexican drug cartels eager to capture the entire North American drug trade. In a strong and affective response to this threat, the Department of Justice has been smashing these cartels in an ongoing crackdown over the last twenty two months. Federal...
  • Mexican Drug Smuggling: Not Viewed As A Crime, But As A Culture

    03/28/2010 11:09:22 PM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 3 replies · 313+ views ^ | March 29, 2010 | Lyle J. Rapacki
    Editor's Note: Lyle J. Rapacki, Ph.D. is a frequent contributor to Rapacki is an independent intelligence analyst who receives and disseminates critical intelligence and policy information from and to law enforcement, intelligence and homeland security officials, and government and community leaders; he is the author of dozens of white papers, bulletins and briefings, and he is frequently called on to share his expertise with public and private security directors and organizations. President Reagan had barely been out of office hours; the sun had not even yet to retire for the evening on his ranch in California, and the movement...
  • Drug Cartels Supply Pot Dispensaries

    01/09/2010 7:33:31 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 39 replies · 1,023+ views
    Friends of Ours ^ | 01/09/10 | Friends of Ours
    Medical marijuana may be legal in some states but do we want the Mexican drug cartels supplying them? Jeff Sweetin, Special Agent In Charge of the U. S. Drug Enforcement Agency in Colorado, says that in his state "a large percentage of the pot consumed by medical marijuana patients 'absolutely' comes from Mexico" as reported by Tyler Lopez and Alan Gathright for KMGH: "These are real organized crime groups. * * * The Mexican cartels are here. And they've been brought here to provide marijuana to medical marijuana dispensaries because they believe that that is a legitimate market," Sweetin said....
  • Pot: Menace or Medicine? Part 1 (Mexican drug cartels)

    11/05/2009 11:46:20 AM PST · by AuntB · 21 replies · 1,131+ views
    KDRV ^ | Nov. 3, 2009 | Amy Sienicki
    NEAR SEIAD VALLEY, Calif. - More than seven million marijuana plants have been seized from outdoor gardens in the state of California so far in 2009. In Oregon, 195,000 plants have been seized, more than double the amount from 2008. The Drug Enforcement Agency says that is due to two factors. One is that law enforcement is doing a better job at finding marijuana. The other is that much more pot is being grown. "It's a money crop. That's the whole reason they're out there doing this is because it's big money," said Sergeant Mike Gilley with the Siskiyou County...
  • Ten Alleged Mexican Drug Cartel Leaders Among 43 Defendants Indicted in Brooklyn and Chicago...

    08/22/2009 2:04:40 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 758+ views
    US - Press Release ^ | August 20, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Ten Alleged Mexican Drug Cartel Leaders Among 43 Defendants Indicted in Brooklyn and Chicago as Part of Coordinated Strike Against Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations WASHINGTON – Forty-three defendants in the United States and Mexico, including 10 alleged Mexican drug cartel leaders, have been charged in 12 indictments unsealed yesterday and today in U.S. federal courts in Brooklyn and Chicago, the Department of Justice, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced. The alleged leaders and other high-ranking members of several of Mexico’s most powerful drug cartels are charged...
  • Man found chained to wall in home

    07/15/2008 4:18:35 AM PDT · by panthermom · 43 replies · 65+ views
    Gwinnett Daily Post ^ | Tuesday, July 15, 2008 | Alex P. Joyner
    Federal officials said Monday that Gwinnett is now the focal point of competing metro area Mexican drug cartels trafficking cocaine and methamphetamines due to its burgeoning Hispanic population and transportation infrastructure.
  • Mexican Drug Cartels threatens the United States

    05/27/2008 4:14:56 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 12 replies · 135+ views
    Right Side News and Laguna Journal ^ | May 26, 2008 | Michael Webster
    What's worse, the cartels have now forged alliances with American street gangs, giving these drug cartels a deep reach into American life and through that alliance with our gangs that gives them control over most of the $300 to $500 billion American drug trade, the largest in the world. These cartels have become a global crime corporation with an international reach of illegal franchises spanning the world. The ability of these Mexican drug cartels to operate with complete disregard for the law on both sides of the border – trafficking in drugs, weapons, humans, terrorists, prostitution, and money laundering is...
  • Incredible Increase in Violence on Mexico-US Border as Mexican Drug Cartels Battle

    05/26/2008 7:55:18 PM PDT · by RightSideNews · 41 replies · 246+ views
    Right Side News and M3 Report ^ | May 26, 2008 | NAFBPO
    More public death threats against Chihuahua police May 26, 2008 NAFBPO Sign up for their daily reports El Diario (Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua) 5/26/08 Three large signs with the names of police officers to be executed appeared yesterday (Sun.) morning hung from pedestrian overpasses in different points of the city of Chihuahua (capital of the state of Chihuahua.) Twenty-one officers are named, most of them from the State Public Security Dep't. and from the state's Att'y. General's office. Last January, a similar death threat list of seventeen Juarez police officers was left at the Monument to the Police in Juarez. (A...
  • Forest Service shouldn’t close sites

    09/30/2007 8:18:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies · 100+ views
    Daily Times ^ | 9/29/2007
    The self-described “Land of Many Uses” will likely have several fewer in the coming years as the U.S. Forest Service explores closing 10 amenities in northern Colorado. The Forest Services employs the “Many Uses” slogan because national forests are home to logging, grazing, mining and recreational pursuits, but the point remains that the agency is the steward of public lands along much of the Front Range. The list for closure includes five sites in Larimer and Boulder counties, including the Tom Bennett Campground on the north flanks of the Mummy Range, picnic areas along the North Fork of the Big...
  • Seven die in coca ambush in Peru (Shining Path)

    12/18/2006 2:19:31 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies · 346+ views ^ | 12/18/2006 | Dan Collyns
    Suspected rebels in Peru have killed seven men, including five policemen, in an ambush in the country's coca-growing interior. The police convoy was attacked during a crackdown on illegal coca-growing in the second major ambush in a year. The interior ministry has not blamed any group for the attack but remnants of the Shining Path guerrilla movement are known to operate in the region. More than 20 police have been killed in ambushes in the last year. The rebel group, which led one of Latin America's bloodiest insurgencies in the 1980s and 1990s, has claimed responsibility for similar attacks. The...
  • Parks are for peace, not concealed guns

    11/30/2006 9:58:07 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 112 replies · 2,116+ views
    Let’s see how many reasons there are to carry a concealed weapon into a national park. Perhaps you might encounter a rattlesnake or some other potentially deadly critter that would pose a threat. Perhaps you were with an argumentative acquaintance who had pushed you to the limit in a discussion over, well, gun control. Perhaps a little paranoia had set in since you climbed out of bed that morning and you thought you needed a concealed weapon to ward off any attackers - real or imagined. Surely there are others, but none of them are particularly legitimate. Yet, outgoing U.S....
  • Mexican police ID card for drug lord found in home of ex-girlfriend

    04/29/2003 6:25:43 PM PDT · by FITZ · 3 replies · 590+ views
    el paso times ^ | Tuesday, April 29, 2003 | Louie Gilot
    A Mexican federal police pass belonging to Juarez Cartel drug lord Vicente Carrillo Fuentes was found by the FBI inside a West El Paso luxury home. The find occurred during the search of the house of a former, unnamed girlfriend of Carrillo on Oct. 16, 2000, FBI officials said. The agency chose to release the information now to jump- start the investigation that lost momentum when FBI priorities shifted from drugs to counter-terrorism after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, said Hardrick Crawford, the FBI special agent in charge in El Paso. Carrillo is wanted in the United States for...