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Drug-torn Mexico favors scrapping municipal police

June 4th, 2010 . by TexasFred

Drug-torn Mexico favors scrapping municipal police

MEXICO CITY (AP) – Mexico’s president is urging approval of a plan to replace local police departments with state forces so the government can better fight unrelenting drug violence that has claimed nearly 23,000 lives.

Part of the goal is to root out corruption by replacing generally low-paid, poorly educated local police, who are seen as more susceptible to bribery and intimidation by the powerful cartels.

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If the goal is to root out corruption, forget about it. Mexico is the definition of corruption.

It also aims to streamline operations and improve communication between police, President Felipe Calderon told a public safety commission Thursday before it approved the plan at the end of a three-hour session.

And it will expedite the movement of money through the hierarchy of Mexican government.

“We want a safe Mexico in which there is no room for the fear, violence and impunity that we suffer today,” Calderon said.

Sounds great Mr. Calderon, a safe Mexico, something that has NEVER before existed. Ever!

Mexico’s Public Safety secretary first floated the idea last year, but it received a lukewarm response because some officials worried that it would be hard to police many of Mexico’s 2,439 municipalities if local departments were eliminated. Only 12 of Mexico’s 31 states even have their own police forces.

Mexico’s idea of State Police is an infusion of Federales. Mexican army troops. Supposedly ones not yet fallen into the clutches of the cartels. Supposedly.

What I see in the making is a federalization of the Mexican police and a military buildup that will, in many cases, be very close to our border.

OUR border! A border that is already terribly undermanned and poorly defended. The inclusion of 1,200 National Guard troops along our border, unarmed troops I might add, as proposed by Barack Hussein Obama, will do NOTHING to alleviate the dangers we face from Mexico already, never mind the idea of Federales running wild along our borders as well.

There are already stories in the news of Mexican army troops making side trips over the U.S. border SOURCE 1 SOURCE 2 and confronting a U.S. Border Patrol agent. SOURCE 3 SOURCE 4

This is NOT news, it happened in 2004, 2005, 2006 and quite likely is still happening if the media were allowed to make a full and unbiased report.

So far, the military and federal police have led the war against drug cartels launched shortly after Calderon took office in December 2006.

Hot damn, they have led the charge and waged the war. Can anyone tell me what progress has been made? Does Mexico have any less drug traffic or cartel violence today than it had prior to Calderon taking office? It seems that the cartels are going outside the normal channels and are getting themselves some hired help, some type of mercenary help perhaps? SOURCE

And to give further citation to my belief that there isn’t an honest cop or soldier in Mexico, many troops have already made the change over to the other side. Money, food, luxury, those are some serious motivation for a Mexican army trooper, even Officers are moving over to the side of the cartels, the incentives are just too good to pass for them! SOURCE

A recent high-profile campaign to fight extortion and kidnapping by compiling a registry of cell phone users around the country ended up going awry, however, after the users’ personal data turned up for sale on two websites.

Prosecutors are investigating, Interior Department spokesman Luis Estrada said Thursday.

Prosecutors are investigating? That’s funny, I don’t care who you are, that’s funny right there!

Mexican prosecutors can’t find a tortilla in Juarez. The list from the registry was probably sold, by someone already working for the Mexican government in conjunction with the cartels, if not actually working FOR the cartels and doing the old Double Agent thing too.

The mayor of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico’s deadliest city with 2,601 drug-related killings reported last year, backed Calderon’s proposal and said municipal police are often easy prey in small, close-knit towns.

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White House, Democrats Applaud Mexican President

May 21st, 2010 . by TexasFred

White House, Democrats Applaud Mexican President

WASHINGTON — As Mexican President Felipe Calderon ripped Arizona’s new law clamping down on illegal immigrants in front of Congress on Thursday, Democrats and White House officials rose to their feet to cheer, including Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano — two officials who have confessed to not even reading the law.

And that isn’t sitting well with officials from states along the border. SOURCE

I have been too angry to post much on the debacle that took place on the lawn of the White House or the floor of the Congress of this nation. I am appalled to say the very least!

The President of the United States stood idly by, in FULL AGREEMENT with Calderon as he lambasted this nation, and Arizona in particular, for the immigration law that was recently passed and is overwhelmingly approved by the voters of THIS nation!

The Dems in Congress, and I am told, a few Republicans, applauded Calderon as he blasted the laws of THIS land from the floor of Congress.

Both of the gentlemen in the YouTube videos below have spoken against Calderon, McClintock speaking a bit more forcefully than King. And yes, McClintock did speak against Calderon from the floor of Congress, AFTER Calderon was gone, AFTER the Dems, the AG and a few dumber than dog crap RINOs got up and applauded for the Mexican bastard.

 

Those words are commendable, I am glad the gentlemen spoke up, but there is a question that keeps nagging me, and I just can’t seem to come up with an answer.

WHY IN THE HELL DIDN’T ALL OF THE REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS STAND UP, FLIP THAT MEXICAN SON OF A BITCH OFF AND WALK THE HELL OUT OF CONGRESS?

Political correctness and politeness are one thing, to allow the United States to be verbally attacked, on the floor of Congress, by the president of Mexico is, in MY opinion, an unforgivable act by ALL of our lawmakers.

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Key critics of Arizona immigration law admit not reading it

May 20th, 2010 . by TexasFred

Key critics of Arizona immigration law admit not reading it

President Barack Obama and his administration began blasting Arizona’s controversial immigration law the day Gov. Jan Brewer signed it. But over the past week, a growing list of top administration officials, including Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, acknowledged that they haven’t read the legislation.

The revelations come as Republicans step up their criticism of the Obama administration’s response to the Arizona law, which makes it a state crime to be in the United States without proper documentation and directs local police to pursue, during a lawful stop, detention or arrest, the immigration status of people they reasonably suspect to be illegal immigrants. The law has generated calls for economic boycotts of Arizona and has led to five lawsuits, many filed by civil-rights groups.

On Thursday, Holder, who has a team of Justice Department attorneys reviewing the statute to prepare for a possible legal challenge, told the House Judiciary Committee that he had only “glanced at it.”

“I have not read it,” he said.

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Would I be out of line by pointing out something that is very obvious? We are a nation governed by MORONS!

Our President sides with Mexico against the wishes of the voters and Governor of Arizona. The POTUS refuses to enforce U.S. law and condemns those that do enforce the law of the land. That is not right America. Barack Hussein Obama stood in agreement, at the White House, with none other than the president of Mexico. Obama stood AGAINST legal America citizens and legal immigrants that took the time and made the effort to become LEGAL!

Our borders are no more secure today, under Barack Hussein Obama, than they were under ANY president, for as far back as I can remember. But Obama speaks of border solidarity with Calderon of Mexico.

Questions about whether a politician has read a particular piece of legislation are not exclusive to the Arizona law. During the recent health-care-reform debate, for example, opponents on Capitol Hill commonly accused supporters of not having read the long, complicated legislation.

“What’s come to light in the past year is one of the great dirty secrets of American politics: Most public officials don’t read legislation,” said John J. “Jack” Pitney Jr., a government professor at Claremont McKenna College in Southern California.

Mr. Pitney is quite correct. The politicos don’t read the crap they foist off on us, but I have to ask, if our elected officials aren’t reading these bills, especially the ObamaCare debacle, why do we as a nation have to accept their supposedly superior intellect and judgement of what’s right for this nation if they themselves can’t tell you what’s IN the bills they pass into law?

Administration officials suggested that questions over who has read the Arizona legislation are a distraction that takes nothing away from the detailed, ongoing review of the law.

Yeah, somehow, reading the bills and getting to the truth is always a distraction, at least for the elected officials in D.C. it appears.

“The attorney general has been thoroughly briefed on the law, which has already been amended since the initial version passed, and has heard concerns from a range of law enforcement and community officials,” Justice Department spokesman Matt Miller said in a written statement. “He and the department will continue to review it in detail to determine what options are available to the federal government.”

Options? Options they say? Here’s an option, enforce the laws of this land. Do your job in D.C. and the states won’t have to do it for you. If you don’t have the guts to do the job, shut the hell up, sit down and watch as the American people give you and yours a taste of what’s to come!

On Monday, Napolitano told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee that she had “not reviewed it (the Arizona law) in detail.”

Janet Napolitano is a disgusting liberal! Of course she would have vetoed the law, further allowing the safety abd freedoms of LEGAL Americans to be eroded by this infestation of ILLEGALS!

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