ACCORDING TO CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL KAMALA HARRIS, NEARLY HALF OF ALL MURDERS IN MEXIFORNIA ARE BY MEXICAN GANGS!
Did White House Push FBI To Kill Anti-Gang Unit?
March 08, 2012
While it blows hundreds of millions of dollars on wasteful “stimulus” projects and the expansion of costly entitlement benefits, the Obama Administration is eliminating a crucial FBI division that counters gang violence.
This could not have come at a worse time considering gang violence in the United States is at an all-time high. In fact, the latest annual gang threat assessment issued by the agency—National Gang Intelligence Center (NGIC)—on the chopping block is downright alarming. It says that gangs are responsible for nearly half of all violent crimes in most parts of the country and up to 90% in many jurisdictions. That’s because there are over 33,000 active gangs in the U.S. with some 1.4 million members, according to the NGIC.
Nephew of Mexican cartel's ex-boss pleads guiltyBy | Associated Press – 13 hrs ago
Federal authorities had already been watching a ranch near the South Texas town of Rio Hondo when Port Isabel police officers pulled over a silver Ford F-150 pickup with temporary Texas tags for speeding just after 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 20.
Cardenas Vela, who was in the front passenger seat, presented a Mexican passport and visa in a false name. Once confronted with his true identity, he admitted to being involved in bringing marijuana and cocaine into the U.S. for several years, according to court records.
Two others who were in the truck with him also were arrested. They pleaded guilty to giving false statements and were sentenced to time served in February.
Beginning in 2000, Cardenas Vela spent several years as the plaza boss of San Fernando, a small city about an hour south of Matamoros that sits on an important smuggling corridor. In the drug trafficking world a plaza is a territory, usually centered on a city, where traffickers move their own drugs and also charge a "piso," or tax, on anyone else who wants to use the corridor. Two years ago, Cardenas Vela took over as plaza boss of Rio Bravo, a Mexican border city east of Reynosa that was a major staging ground for the cartel's drugs before they crossed the border.
Antonio Ezequiel Cardenas Guillen's death set off an internal power struggle pitting Cardenas Vela and his supporters against Jorge Eduardo Costilla, who had worked for Osiel Cardenas Guillen. In March 2011, Cardenas Vela took control of the Matamoros plaza, but by May he had crossed illegally into the U.S. seeking refuge from Costilla, Young said.
TWO THINGS MEXICANS DO WELL: DRUGS, AND LOOTING!
Ex-Mexican druglord's nephew pleads guilty in US
US Attorney Kenneth Magidson said the drug operator's conviction represents US efforts "weaken the cartels influence on drug trafficking and other related criminal activity within our district and along the Southwest border."
Cardenas faces between 10 years and life in prison, along with up to $10 million in fines and five years of supervised release. He has also agreed to a $5 million judgment and to have authorities forfeit his property in Texas.