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  • Mexican president to US: Fentanyl is your problem

    03/09/2023 6:25:51 PM PST · by McGruff · 66 replies
    AP ^ | March 9, 2023 | MARK STEVENSON
    Mexico’s president said Thursday that his country does not produce or consume fentanyl, despite enormous evidence to the contrary. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador appeared to depict the synthetic opioid epidemic largely as a U.S. problem, and said the United States should use family values to fight drug addiction. His statement came during a visit to Mexico by Liz Sherwood-Randall, the White House homeland security adviser, to discuss the fentanyl crisis. It also comes amid calls by some U.S. Republicans to use the U.S. military to attack drug labs in Mexico. The Mexican government has acknowledged in the past that...
  • Gonzalo Lopez and the Life Sentence

    06/06/2022 6:15:16 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 7 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | June 6, AD 2022 | John F Di Leo
    We never seem to get enough information in the hours and days immediately following a horrific crime, but after a few days or weeks have gone by, usually after the story has faded from the front page, the necessary backstory finally comes out. First, an “All Points Bulletin” on May 12 alerted the state of Texas that Gonzalo Lopez, a convicted murderer serving a life sentence, had just escaped from custody during a transfer, by breaking out of his transportation cage and stabbing the driver of the prison bus. He remained on the run for three weeks, using up precious...
  • The Migrant Crisis Isn’t Just About Illegal Immigration, It’s Also About The Cartels That Run The Border

    05/05/2021 7:17:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 5, 2021 | John Daniel Davidson
    The Biden administration wants to blame the border crisis on Trump, but the problem is much larger and more complex than that.The Biden administration would like you to know that, whatever is happening at the border, it’s not Joe Biden’s fault. It’s Donald Trump’s. White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain said Sunday the historic surge of unaccompanied minors in recent months isn’t “because of a speech Joe Biden gave,” but “because of horrible conditions in El Salvador and Guatemala and Honduras.” Never mind that conditions in those countries have been horrible for at least the last five administrations. The...
  • Grand Jury Indictments Paint a Picture of Deadly Deceit in Houston Narcotics Division

    08/04/2020 6:34:23 AM PDT · by RandFan · 20 replies
    Reason ^ | Aug 3 | JACOB SULLUM
    The charges, which grew out of a lethal 2019 raid based on a fraudulent search warrant affidavit, suggest that cops routinely built their cases on lies.A Harris County, Texas, grand jury has confirmed the criminal charges against six former Houston narcotics officers that District Attorney Kim Ogg announced on July 1, while adding two more counts against one of the defendants. The 17 felony charges include falsification of search warrants, fraudulent reports of drug purchases, and phony overtime claims. The indictments, which were issued on Friday, reflect the shady practices and lax supervision that enabled veteran Houston police officer Gerald...
  • How To Take On The Deadly Drug Cartels That Run The U.S.-Mexico Border

    02/11/2020 9:36:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 11, 2020 | Pedro Gonzales
    A 13-year-old Oklahoma girl visiting Mexico with her family has been killed in yet another cartel ambush on a long and lonely stretch of highway just south of Falcon Heights, Texas. After nine U.S. citizens were killed in the Mexican border state of Sonora in November, President Donald Trump threatened to label cartels terrorist organizations. When it came to it, however, he holstered the executive pen and backpedaled out of the saloon at the request of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who desires to embrace the cartels with “abrazos no balazos”—hugs not bullets.Now comes word that a 13-year-old Oklahoma...
  • 'Bath Salts' Feel Like a Drug From the Past—But They're Still Wreaking Havoc

    02/03/2020 9:39:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Vice ^ | Jan 23 2020 | Sam Iravani
    In some parts of the world they conjure wild memories from the 2010s. In Russia, they're more popular than weed.When a group of powerful, legal stimulants burst onto the drug scene in the UK and U.S. a decade ago, they caused a media frenzy. In Britain, mephedrone came virtually out of nowhere in 2009 to become a hugely popular drug with university students, clubbers and rural teenagers. Dubbed "meow meow" by newspapers and sold online as “plant food,” it was the “killer” drug that made people rip off their own scrotums. Yet behind the hype, to young people using it,...
  • Looking for info on the source of arms of Mexican drug cartels

    08/16/2019 3:56:53 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 17 replies
    16th August 2019 | Ennis
    I'm currently composing a response letter to someone who wrote a rebuttal to a previous letter I wrote to a newspaper in relation to the recenting shooting in El Paso and gun violence in the US as a whole. I had made the point in response to calls for stricter gun laws that Mexico has such laws and a 50% higher homicide rate than the US. His reponse was basically the question if I believe it's okay for racists to purchase assault rifles to murder people as well as the assertion that 80% of Mexican shootings are done by drug...
  • Fentanyl and the Third Opium War

    03/16/2019 8:02:34 AM PDT · by Twotone · 22 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 15, 2019 | Clifford Humphrey
    It’s been said that those who do not study history are doomed to repeat it. We might want to add to that cliché that sometimes, when it repeats, shoes can be on other feet and tables can be turned. In the midst of the U.S. trade talks with China, an ironic and tragic historical drama is replaying before our eyes. U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents recently seized the largest amount of fentanyl in history. The confiscation was enough for around 100 million Americans to overdose with and die. Let that sink in. Two facts give this situation historic irony....
  • Cannabis becomes legal in Canada

    10/17/2018 5:31:41 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 125 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Oct 17, 2018
    Cannabis becomes legal in Canada Country becomes second and largest with legal national marketplace. The Canadian government is ready to pardon those with a cannabis possession record of 30 grams or less as the country becomes the world’s second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace. Canada legalizes marijuana: here's everything you need to know Read more A federal official said Canada would pardon people with convictions for possessing up to 30 grams of marijuana, the new legal threshold, with a formal announcement due later on Wednesday. The use of medical marijuana has been legal in Canada since...
  • 'They had enough to kill the population of Toledo several times over': [trunc]

    03/26/2018 1:22:21 AM PDT · by blueplum · 29 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 26 Mar 2018 03:51 EDT | Marlene Lenthang
    Two men and a woman from Texas are arrested for conspiring to sell $1MILLION worth of fentanyl in Ohio Three Texans have been charged with drug conspiracy after they were found with $1million dollars worth of fentanyl in Ohio. The Houston trio Anthony Robinson, 32, Darrius Lewis, 29, and Barbara Wilson, 21, were arrested on Tuesday after they were not only found with the drug, but also attempted to mail a package of fentanyl in Lucas County, Ohio. The trio possessed enough of the dangerous opioid to 'kill everyone in Toledo several times over' according to US Attorney Justin Herdman....
  • Medicaid, ObamaCare Driving Opioid Epidemic: Senate Report

    01/26/2018 2:09:48 PM PST · by Sopater · 13 replies
    New American ^ | Friday, 26 January 2018 | Michael Tennant
    One of the biggest drivers of America’s opioid epidemic is Medicaid, and ObamaCare’s expansion of the program has only made matters worse, claims a new report from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, drug overdoses were the leading cause of accidental death in the United States in 2016, accounting for almost 64,000 deaths. Adjusting for age, the rate of drug-overdose deaths more than tripled between 1999 and 2016. Abuse of opioids such as oxycodone is one of the primary reasons for this increase.How does Medicaid play into this? For its...
  • Cables Portray Expanded Reach of Drug Agency [Blabber mouths......]

    12/25/2010 6:58:55 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Cables Portray Expanded Reach of Drug Agency By GINGER THOMPSON and SCOTT SHANE WASHINGTON — The Drug Enforcement Administration has been transformed into a global intelligence organization with a reach that extends far beyond narcotics, and an eavesdropping operation so expansive it has to fend off foreign politicians who want to use it against their political enemies, according to secret diplomatic cables. In far greater detail than previously seen, the cables, from the cache obtained by WikiLeaks and made available to some news organizations, offer glimpses of drug agents balancing diplomacy and law enforcement in places where it can be...
  • Woman Arrested for Snorting Cocaine in Parent Pick-Up Line at Florida School

    08/16/2017 10:25:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 16, 2017
    A sheriff’s deputy arrested a woman outside a Florida middle school after he allegedly spotted her chopping up and using cocaine while waiting in the parent pick-up line Tuesday. The Lee County deputy said he was patrolling Lexington Middle School just before 4 p.m. when he saw 39-year-old Christina Hester snort the drug off the screen of her iPhone with a straw, according to WFTX. The deputy took Hester to his office where he arrested her. A field test later determined that half a gram of white powder found in her purse was cocaine, according to WFTX. Hester has been...
  • Germany Raids Police Homes Amid Probe Into Berlin Attacker Cover Up

    05/30/2017 4:41:42 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies
    Disobedient Media ^ | 5-30-2017 | William Craddick
    On May 29th, 2017, German news source Die Welt reported that German authorities raided the homes of five police officers amid a probe into evidence which suggests that law enforcement engaged in a cover up of Berlin terrorist Anis Amri’s history of criminal activity which would have warranted his arrest. Politico reported that police were seeking cell phones to verify whether the officials were communicating about the alleged cover-up. Reports emerged earlier this month that Anis Amri, who carried out the deadly attack in Berlin last December, was a known drug dealer and police allegedly had enough evidence to jail...
  • 208 Busted In N.J. In Major U.S. Murder, Drugs And Gang Sweep

    05/13/2017 8:38:19 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 25 replies
    Pt. Pleasant Patch ^ | May 13, 2017 | Tom Davis
    A six-week nationwide gang operation led by federal investigators led to 208 arrests in New Jersey - and 1,378 arrests across the U.S. A six-week nationwide gang operation led by federal investigators led to 208 arrests in New Jersey - and 1,378 arrests across the United States. One of the largest federal gang busts gang members and associates involved in transnational criminal activity, including drug trafficking, weapons smuggling, human smuggling and sex trafficking, murder and racketeering, according to a release from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations unit. HSI said it arrested 104 gang members, in...
  • Obama Lets Crack Dealer Out of Prison Early, What Happened Next Should Lead to IMPEACHMENT

    12/29/2016 5:12:43 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 63 replies
    Tea Party ^ | 12/26/2016 | Judicial Watch Staff
    A convicted crack dealer who left prison early as part of the Obama administration’s mass release of federal inmates has been indicted by a grand jury for fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend and her two kids in Columbus, Ohio. The gory crime drew national attention because the children, ages 7 and 10, were murdered to eliminate them as witnesses in the brutal massacre of their 32-year-old mother. This week a grand jury in Franklin County returned a 10-count, death-penalty indictment against the ex-con, 35-year-old Wendell Callahan, for the triple murders. Callahan broke into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment and stabbed the three victims,...
  • 'I'm Smarter Than They Are': Underground Chemist Says Police Losing Fentanyl Battle

    11/27/2016 3:02:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    CBC ^ | Nov 26, 2016 | Jon Hernandez
    In new documentary, B.C. drug producer known as Beeker says fentanyl is just the beginningA B.C. drug producer known as Beeker says underground chemists are steps ahead of the police when it comes to the movement of illicit drugs on the streets. Beeker is the subject of a new documentary, Unstoppable: The Fentanyl Epidemic, in which he opens up about the big business behind the drug. He says police are far behind when it comes to tracking drugs throughout the province, and he says many local chemists are synthesizing drugs with materials ordered from China. "I'm smarter than they are...
  • Potty-mouthed Philippine President Duterte gives E.U. the middle finger

    09/21/2016 1:18:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/21/2016 | By Max Bearak
    The new leader of the Philippines is in a league of his own when it comes to presidential profanity. Rodrigo Duterte's favorite phrase, which translates roughly to "son of a whore," has been deployed against the likes of President Obama and Pope Francis. On Tuesday, during a speech to local business executives in his hometown of Davao City, he took aim at the European Union with irreverent gusto. The E.U.'s parliament recently told Duterte to "put an end" to the killings of drug suspects, which human rights groups say has claimed the lives of more than 2,400 people. "I have...
  • President Duterte never empowered cops to kill drug suspects–Philippine envoy says to the UN

    09/14/2016 7:22:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Inquirer ^ | 09/13/2016 | Estrella Torres
    Philippine permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva Cecilia Rebong said President Rodrigo Duterte had never empowered police authorities to “shoot to kill” any individual suspected of drug crimes after the UN high commissioner for human rights criticized the rising summary killings in the Philippines, which is backed by the administration’s war on drugs. The Department of Foreign Affairs said Ambassador Rebong delivered the Philippine statement on Wednesday at the second day of 33rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council in response to the speech of UN high commissioner for human rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. She said...
  • Philippines drugs war: The woman who kills dealers for a living

    08/28/2016 3:43:21 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 30 replies
    BBC ^ | 26 Aug, 2016
    <p>The Philippines is in the midst of a brutal war on drugs sanctioned by the controversial President Rodrigo Duterte, which has seen almost 2,000 killings in a matter of weeks. The BBC's Jonathan Head explores the country's dark underbelly of dealers and assassins through the story of one woman trapped in a chilling predicament.</p>