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West Texas town bolsters security as Mexican deaths continue

July 15th, 2010 . by TexasFred
West Texas town bolsters security as Mexican deaths continue

FORT HANCOCK – They can’t keep burying the bodies here. Not just because the small cemetery in this remote desert town can’t handle the volume – because somebody could get killed.

On a still, sunny spring morning in Fort Hancock, about 60 miles east of El Paso, two elderly Hispanic men sit on the tailgate of a pickup, surrounded by graves.

Francisco Estrada and Alberto Rosales munch on pieces of fruit, legs dangling above the dusty earth where many former residents of this rural outpost make their final repose. As caretakers for the Fort Hancock Cemetery, they put in about 20 hours a week. It’s mostly quiet work, meant to occupy their aging minds and bodies.

This spring, though, as the drug war enveloped Fort Hancock’s Mexican sister city, El Porvenir, their stress levels spiked. “What they’re starting over there, they’re going to finish here,” Estrada frets.

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West Texas town bolsters security as Mexican deaths continue

I learned a long time ago, you’d better listen to these OLD men, they didn’t get to be that old by being stupid!

I hope you’ll take the time to read the full story that this post is based on. It gives a lot of good information about what the Mexicans are facing and what the people, and the Sheriff of Ft. Hancock are facing. It is an ugly story.

Estrada and Rosales point to white and yellow silk flowers that adorn one of the most recent additions to the cemetery: the resting place of Manuel Morales Lerma, who was shot at his home in El Porvenir. Fearing cartel leaders would next target his family, Morales Lerma’s relatives moved his funeral to Fort Hancock’s tiny cemetery.

I have said, many times, I detest, and have no sympathy for the ILLEGALS that are invading this nation. I still detest the ILLEGAL part. But I can’t help but have at least some sympathy for the innocent victims in Mexico, and there truly are some innocent victims.

They are the victims of a corrupt government, a corrupt federal police force, a corrupt military and a deadly mix of drug cartels that have no regard for human life.

I truly hate what the huge influx of ILLEGALS is doing, and has done to America, but I can see why a hard working and hopefully honest family would come here to escape the corruption and violence of Mexico.

Sadly, they bring with them, much of that crime, violence and corruption.

People here describe the ceremony like a scene out of a spaghetti western. Sheriffs’ deputies from all around came to stand guard. Some mourners hid in the bushes with guns, says Hudspeth County Judge Becky Dean Walker.

It’s not just in remote parts of far west Texas. Texans are faced with dangers from ILLEGALS every day, all over Texas. We carry guns to protect ourselves and our families. I remember a time in Texas when you carried a gun if you were out in the field, in case you ran across a snake. Now, you need heavy weapons if you are out in the country, you never know what kind of drug or invasion operation you’ll run into.

It’s an astonishing death rate. If the pace of killings continues this year, the murder rate could reach 1,600 homicides for every 100,000 people (in New Orleans, the 2009 murder rate was 52 per 100,000, the highest in the nation, according to FBI data).

Cartel leaders have told entire towns to vacate or be decimated. They’ve burned homes and churches and left in their wake residents paralyzed with fear. The aftershocks extend far from the epicenter of the violence, bringing fear and confusion – along with legions of armed guards, and refugees from the bloodbath – to Fort Hancock and other rural Texas border outposts.

So, Texans prepare to protect themselves. It seems that the U.S. government isn’t going to do too much other than talk. The Obama administration loves to talk. And LIE!

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Texas Town on High Alert – Braces for Cartel Gun Battle

April 2nd, 2010 . by TexasFred
Texas Town on High Alert – Braces for Cartel Gun Battle
At least 30 residents of El Porvenir, located about four miles from the Texas border town of Fort Hancock, have crossed into the U.S. and asked for political asylum, telling authorities that they fear for their lives.

Residents of a small Mexican border town under siege by at least one of the country’s most notorious drug cartels are fleeing into a tiny Texas community, which is on high alert and preparing for a surge of illegal immigrants should a street battle break out with another cartel – or if gunmen begin carrying out a threat to start killing the town’s children.

At least 30 residents of El Porvenir, located about four miles from the Texas border town of Fort Hancock, have crossed into the U.S. and asked for political asylum, telling authorities that they fear for their lives. Fort Hancock officials tell FoxNews.com that they consider the situation serious.

“We just got word that the cartel has threatened to kill children in schools across the border unless parents paid $5000 pesos,� said Mike Doyle, chief deputy sheriff of Hudspeth County. And that time might come sooner than later. Schools Superintendent Jose Franco said word has spread that everyone in the Mexican town must stay indoors while members of rival cartels prepare for a shootout.

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Texas Town on High Alert – Braces for Cartel Gun Battle

I wonder what happened to all that garbage about the poor, but honest, hard working Mexicans that only want to come to the USA so they can assimilate into the American society and become good, hard working citizens?

I wonder how far the drug lords have to move north before the more tolerant citizens among us start to scream bloody murder? Demanding police protection, National Guard protection and the like?

Seriously, some have long thought me a heathen for my feelings regarding the Mexican border and what I believe to be the way to secure it, and thus our nation, from the ILLEGAL invaders, drug lords, gun runners and other assorted terrorists and nefarious ne’er do wells.

I wish those certain citizens well, as I do all others that believe the violence in Mexico can’t, or won’t cross over to our side of the border. I know it can, most reasonably intelligent people know it can, actually, it already has, just not in a major gun battle or engagement — Yet.

If folks don’t think we have a serious situation facing us on the U.S. – Mexico border, I suggest they read some of these tales of horror and impending nightmares that are near reality and all too close to being headlines and current events!

Los Angeles – The killing of Arizona rancher Robert Krentz has prompted the state’s governor, its most influential senator, and its farming community to say that Washington is not doing enough to prevent illegal immigration and secure the border with Mexico.

Mr. Krentz was found Saturday, fatally shot and slumped over in his all-terrain vehicle, which still had its lights and engine on. Law enforcement officials tracked footprints from the scene back to the border, raising speculation that the killer is an illegal immigrant.

The apparent murder heightens the tension surrounding the immigration reform debate, with advocates of much stricter immigration controls saying Krentz’s death highlights the urgent need for significantly increased border security.

Already, Krentz’s death is being held up as evidence that border violence is spiraling out of control as the Obama administration mulls immigration reform that could include a path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants in the United States. SOURCE

That’s a sample of the mood along the border, but if you want to see the hardest evidence you’ve ever seen regarding border violence, and the possibility of it spilling over to the U.S. side, take a look at this:

The murder of a prominent Arizona rancher has re-ignited calls for a stronger military presence at the U.S./ Mexico border, but Arizona isn’t the only border state seeking to beef up security in wake of the tragedy — New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson says he will deploy the New Mexico National Guard to the border with his state in case there’s further violence.

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