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The Mexicanization of American Law Enforcement

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 11/10/2019 5:03:47 AM

Beheadings and amputations. Iraqi-style brutality, bribery, extortion, kidnapping, and murder. More than 7,200 dead—almost double last year’s tally—in shoot-outs between federales and often better-armed drug cartels. This is modern Mexico, whose president, Felipe Calderón, has been struggling since 2006 to wrest his country from the grip of four powerful cartels and their estimated 100,000 foot soldiers. But chillingly, there are signs that one of the worst features of Mexico’s war on drugs—law enforcement officials on the take from drug lords—is becoming an American problem as well. Most press accounts focus on the drug-related violence that has migrated north into the United States. Far less widely reported is the infiltration and corruption

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Aud 11/10/2019 6:46:48 AM (No. 231227)
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Paperpuncher 11/10/2019 7:52:09 AM (No. 231285)
We are heading near the point of needing to completely militarize the Southern border. Pull half the troops we have stationed in Europe and half from South Korea and place them all on the border. Add barbed wire and mine fields. Whatever it takes this needs to stop !
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Reply 3 - Posted by: The Remnants 11/10/2019 7:58:13 AM (No. 231294)
I am so happy this was selected as a MUST READ. I read it about five a.m. and was going to plead that it would be, but I thought "butt out". There are so many layers to our border crisis, and this is one of them, and a really important one. Still, Chuck and Nancy keep saying to one another, "We're fine; everything's fine."
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Reply 4 - Posted by: jacksin5 11/10/2019 8:21:21 AM (No. 231333)
Although many have said it before, this is exactly why the 2nd Amendment is so important. Citizens should have training in. and access to, firearms at all times. We are coming to a point where if you see something, shoot something.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: starboard 11/10/2019 8:46:20 AM (No. 231358)
A well written and reported piece by Judith Miller about the blight on our country, in particular the Southwest. I hope Schumer and Pelosi read all about this manufactured crisis and how they continue to stand in the way to help resolve this National Security problem.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Fosterdad 11/10/2019 8:47:37 AM (No. 231360)
This article is from 10 years ago.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: RuckusTom 11/10/2019 9:01:46 AM (No. 231383)
Plato o plomo?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Tusker 11/10/2019 9:48:41 AM (No. 231425)
The fountainhead of all this global swamp perversion is: Gyorgy Schwartz, aka George Soros. And why has Gyorgy Schwartz not been charged and convicted of treason? Why?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Strike3 11/10/2019 9:58:49 AM (No. 231436)
Sensationalist much? For those who are woke, Chicago has been known as the other end of the Heroin Highway for fifty years and the corruption of the Chicago police is legendary. They are obviously not the only big city infested with this problem. For the drug trade to prosper in the US like it does takes a lot of help on this end and it has always been there. Only the faces change. Any addict can get any drug he wants as long as he can produce the cash. Drug operations go on for years from the same house on the same street despite numerous calls to the police and it's not just in the big cities. Small towns in Ohio for example have the same phenomena and the daily string of traffic making temporary 5-minute stops at those houses could be explained by any blind FBI agent. Police forces can double their equipment inventory and personnel at will by ignoring the drug trade for a short while and then showing the results as the need for a bigger budget. My own small town is trying to make a case for a $70,000 K-9 plus special vehicle. Once you have one you can demonstrate the need for two. Drugs are big money and it's shared across the board. It also keeps a maximum number of prison guards employed when they do make arrests and convictions. Nothing about it is new.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: The Remnants 11/10/2019 11:12:12 AM (No. 231506)
#6 - So I see. Somehow I do believe it has not changed much in the last ten years. Maybe if the wall gets built, ten years from now, there might be some changes made. Please God.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: bighambone 11/10/2019 12:05:06 PM (No. 231546)
The fact of the matter is that about half of the US borderline law enforcement elements consist of people of Mexican ancestry who were born and grew up nearby the borderline either in Mexico or the USA. The people born in Mexico have to be US citizens to get hired into the US federal workforce, so most of them either derived US citizenship through their parents, or became naturalized US citizens, but in actuality many are duel-nationals holding both Mexican and US citizenship. Most all of them are native Spanish speakers who grew up speaking Spanish as their first language, have all sorts of familial and other relationships in Mexico, a small percentage even with members of the Mexican smuggling cartels. Most have more in common with Mexican borderline culture then they have with people of Anglo culture (a Chicano created term) who were born and grew up along the yellow brick road in Kansas or elsewhere throughout the USA. Common sense will tell you that there are always going to be a small percentage of those people who have great covert empathy for Mexico, their relatives in Mexico, and who are out to make a buck, who will fall victim to the historic Mexican cultural principle of bribery (la mordida) and either just indirectly look the other way as the Mexican drug cartels smuggle large amounts of either illicit drugs or illegal aliens into the USA, or directly take part in those international criminal activities. The only thing that can be done effectively about those criminal activities is to catch the criminals who have managed to burrow into the US borderline law enforcement elements, and prosecute them.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Penney 11/10/2019 12:08:19 PM (No. 231548)
This threat cannot be ignored any longer. Infact, the border has been increasingly more dangerous for a very long time but the beltway pols have stymied law enforcement for votes and for cheap workers. The dem pols currently campaigning for President of the USA now even refuse to address this security threat to America borders! They are ignoring their current oaths of office to protect this country and worse, they are encouraging this threat to increase with their open borders tirades! But the dems' worse policy of all, and that of their leftist supporters, they have demonstrated they do not support policies of law enforcement, nor of those who swear oaths to enforce the law! Such anti law enforcement political leadership quickly leads to lawlessness, decay and chaos as in Mexico. Voters should better understand what is happening along the border through focused media information and political leadership but alas, the derelict dem pols control the corrupted media. The recent murder of the Morman families has brought attention to this continuing dangerous border situation. Build the wall! MAGA!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Chuzzles 11/10/2019 12:11:53 PM (No. 231550)
I think we hit a huge sink hole regarding LE in this country a very long time ago. Corruption has always been a part of any organization when you give people a badge and a gun. Up until now though, it has mainly been confined to big urban areas like LA and NYC, etc. Watch the Eastwood movie entitled The Changling to see how deeply corruption is a part of the LAPD. Set back in the early part of the 20th century. Based on a true story Eastwood stumbled over one day while looking for movie ideas. Then there is the movie Serpico set in NYC. That guy was such an honest cop, that after he testified, he had to flee the country to survive. I would say that if there is indeed Mexification of our LE, it is down in hte smaller cities and towns on our border. Because I suspect that it isn't all willingly taken on the US cops part, but maybe they have to in order to survive and not be assassinated. As to Chicago, they have been corrupt since at least the 1800's. They were violent and corrupt long before Al Capone's rise.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: John Gee 11/10/2019 6:23:16 PM (No. 231750)
A ten year old article? One would appreciate something a little more current. What's next? The burgeoning Soviet threat?
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