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Friday, October 17, 2008

Mexico Coming Apart?
Border Crackdown Causing Chaos

Houston Chronicle -- October 14  
Soldiers guard a crime scene after a man was gunned down inside his shop in the border city of Ciudad Juarez in this August 22, 2008 file photo.

U.S. issues travel advisory for Mexico
    Mexico City -- Pointing to "an increased level" of gangland violence raging along parts of the border and deep into Mexico, the U.S. State Department issued a new warning for American travelers to take extra precautions in the country.
"The situation in northern Mexico remains fluid; the location and timing of future armed engagements cannot be predicted," the department said. "While most of the crime victims are Mexican citizens, the uncertain security situation poses risks for U.S. citizens as well."
 Violent shootout in Matamoros
 Policeman are among two suspects arrested in a Mexico massacre
 Mexican Marijuana Gangs Muscling into Texas Parks, Forests
 Mexican cartels running pot farms in U.S. national forest
Red DotAs I See It: Drug Lord Death Rattle -- by Glenn Spencer

Rocky Mountain News -- Denver       sc      
Tancredo tells governor Denver violates immigration law   
Congressman Tom Tancredo called on Gov. Bill Ritter today to cut state funding to the city of Denver, saying Denver has created a "sanctuary city" by failing to enforce the state's immigration laws. -- Tancredo charged there is "abundant evidence that Denver has failed to implement Colorado's 2006 anti-sanctuary city law..."

Associated Press  
Official: Mexican cartels murder, kidnap in US   
Mexico City -- U.S. drug czar John Walters said Friday that Mexico's drug cartels are crossing the border to kidnap and kill inside the United States, and promised that an anti-drug aid package to help Mexico to fight the gangs will be ready soon... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KRGV-TV -- Weslaco, Texas          
Deputies told to fire back if shot at from Mexico   
Edinburgh -- Law enforcement on the U.S. side of the border say violence against officers will not be tolerated. Officers say they won't hesitate to use lethal force if they are fired on. -- Border Patrol agents, DPS troopers, and Hidalgo County officials are teaming up to send a strong message after recent shootings between drug smugglers and law enforcement...

KRGV-TV -- Weslaco, Texas         
Almost 9,000 pounds of marijuana seized   
Deputies found 8,881 pounds of marijuana in the bed of a truck. The driver of the truck is on the run. -- It happened in Sullivan City yesterday. Border Patrol agents noticed a pick-up north on Guadalupe Flores and Highway 83. They tried to pull it over, but the driver refused to stop... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Philip C. Bom -- American Thinker   
Planetary president Obama   
...Candidate Obama heralds change and hope, but his ideological message reads like a "copy and paste" from documents written by socialists of the past century. He presents himself as a new politician but has adopted an old "world order" agenda. Obama's policies will certainly produce change -- but a fundamental change that will shock most Americans... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Coming Up
October 22
California Coalition for Immigration Reform Meeting -- Garden Grove, Calif.
Come and Meet Rep. Dana Rohrabacher

Devvy Kidd -- NewsWithViews.com          sc    
Final looting of America by the outlaws in D. C.   
Outlaw is defined as: a person, group, or thing excluded from the benefits and protection of the law. Americans who care about freedom and liberty have known for a long time that Congress has simply become a lawless group of political animals who care nothing for the supreme law of the land... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Frank Salvato -- Family Security Matters   
It's Americanism vs. Socialism on November 4th   
At a recent campaign rally, along what is called “the rope line,” Senator Barack Obama was asked a question by a young prospective business owner about taxes and how Obama’s economic plan would affect him, his family and his business. Obama’s response – his unscripted, from the heart, authentic, no-spin, off-the-teleprompter response – was something that would have made Karl Marx proud... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Las Vegas Review-Journal   
Kidnapped Las Vegas Boy: Police reveal link to Mexican cartel    
The disappearance of 6-year-old Cole Puffinburger this week was related to illegal drug activities involving the boy's family, Las Vegas police said Thursday. -- The case involves "significant amounts of money and drugs" and "a number of drug deals that have taken place," Capt. Vincent Cannito said... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KRGV-TV -- Weslaco, Texas       
Driver tried using quiet hours to smuggle drugs   
Police say a smuggler tried to smuggle drugs during the quiet late night hours. -- An officer was parked and running his radar around 1:30 a.m. That's when an F-250 sped past him at 95 miles per hour. Bundles of drugs in the truck can be seen in the dashcam video... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Fox News   
Mother gets 10 years after boyfriend impregnates 9-year-old daughter   
An eastern Idaho woman whose boyfriend impregnated her 9-year-old daughter has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. -- Isabel Chasarez, 27, must serve at least one year in prison before she is eligible for parole, 7th District Judge Brent Moss ordered Tuesday at the sentencing hearing. [The boyfriend is an illegal alien] [More of Bush's pet fiends]

Paul Craig Roberts -- VDare.com   
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office   
Just as the Bush regime’s wars have been used to pour billions of dollars into the pockets of its military-security donor base, the Paulson bailout looks like a Bush regime scheme to incur $700 billion in new public debt in order to transfer the money into the coffers of its financial donor base...

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix  
Thomas blasts consulate for aiding illegals caught in raid  
Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas on Thursday lashed out at the Mexican Consulate in Phoenix for depositing money in the jail accounts of nine people arrested last June in an immigration raid at a valley water park. -- Thomas called the deposits - which are not illegal - an instance in which "The Mexican government is trying to come in and undermine American law... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

La Prensa Grafica -- San Salvador, El Salvador   
Mexico helping Salvadorans sneak into the U. S.?  
...Calderon emphasized that both countries "must fight against the measures which criminalize our migrants in our territories and particularly in the United States." The Salvadoran president pointed out that both countries are "on the forefront of the defense" of the migrants... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Coming Up
October 27
National Veterans Coalition -- Phoenix -- 11 AM to 2 PM 
Rally to Support Maricopa Co. Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Associated Press 
Judge won't stop Georgia voter citizenship checks   
Atlanta -- A federal judge denied a request by voting rights groups to stop Georgia from asking new voters to prove their identities and citizenship, saying Thursday that halting the checks could harm the integrity of the November election... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KRGV-TV -- Weslaco, Texas      
Drug smugglers getting more aggressive   
McAllen - Drug smugglers are having a harder time getting product across the border. And with the border fence being built, their choices are being limited even more. -- In the past few weeks, desperate drug smugglers have been involved in high-speed chases that end in shootings or attacks on Border Patrol agents... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Walter Moore, Candidate For Mayor of Los Angeles   
Dump the Mexican Reconquista L. A. mayor
Los Angeles can and should be the envy of the world. Instead, our city is a mess, and it gets worse each month. We can't afford four more years of a mayor who spends all his time running for the next office, staging photo-ops and going on out- of- town trips. We need a competent, full-time working mayor... AP Internal Use Only

San Francisco Chronicle   
S. F. to return $5.2 million in federal funds   
San Francisco officials have agreed to pay back $5.2 million in federal grant money the city now admits it was not entitled to under a U.S. program to compensate local law enforcement for fighting border crime. The U.S. Justice Department audited its Southwest Border Prosecution Initiative grant program last year...

American Border Patrol       
Photo of the day   
This photo was taken from American Border Patrol's ranch in Southeastern Arizona. It shows two construction crews erecting a new border fence - approaching each other from opposite directions...

KRGV-TV -- Weslaco, Texas    
Chase Ends In Crash   
A drug smuggler narrowly avoided driving through an adult daycare center. -- The driver of an F-250 tried to squeeze between the Mi Generacion Adult Day Care and another car. The truck was left mangled. -- The driver took off and left about 85 bundles of marijuana stuffed in the front seat. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Nashville Tennessean  
Illegals sue cheese factory with help of professional smear artists   
A group [illegal aliens] filed suit in Nashville today against a Manchester cheese factory, claiming they went weeks without pay and were threatened with deportation if they quit or complained. -- If successful, the lawsuit, filed in Nashville’s U.S. District Court by the Southern Poverty Law Center on the workers' behalf... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers         
Latest news from south of the border   
The first fifteen days of October became the year’s most violent in Mexico and broke the record of deaths linked to organized crime in any such period by reaching 387 victims, especially because of the increase in multiple homicides. -- During those fifteen days violent deaths reached 178 in Chihuahua alone...

KRGV-TV -- Weslaco, Texas  
Smuggler attacks Border Patrol agent   
A drug runner attacked a Border Patrol agent late last night. It happened at Hidalgo, just south of Dodge Arena. -- The smuggler allegedly came out from behind a levee and started driving against the flow of traffic. -- A Border Patrol agent tried to stop the driver near 23rd Street and Guerra Road...

Phoenix Business Journal  
County Attorney questions Mexican Consulate financial help for illegals   
Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas wants to know why the Mexican Consulate in Phoenix has given money to nine waterpark workers arrested for alleged document fraud and immigration violations. -- Thomas said the Mexican Consulate put $100 in the jailhouse accounts of the nine workers... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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