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American Students Becoming Part of Mexican Drug Cartels: AP Video

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posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 11:10 AM
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Students Becoming Part of Mexican Drug Cartels: AP Video


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More and more, Mexican drug cartels are recruiting students from U.S. High schools along the border to become part of their operation. Most work as runners, and some are dying because of their affiliation. The AP's Rich Matthews has more. (March 29)
(visit the link for the full news article)





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posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 11:10 AM
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10, 11, 12 year old being forced to work for these cartels right here in the US... and they say the Mexican drug war is only on their side of the border...

This is an update to my earlier story
In Texas, fear follows Mexicans who flee drug war.
you can read that here
www.abovetopsecret.com...

I just want to point out its here, its real and its right now!

so what are you gonna do with they come after your friends and family???

www.youtube.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

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posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 11:14 AM
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Originally posted by DaddyBare
so what are you gonna do with they come after your friends and family???


I believe its called sight alignment, breathing, trigger squeeze...


Oh and lets not forget good cover and concealment....



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 11:17 AM
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reply to post by rcwj1975
 


Lets not forget
A properly executed double or triple tap
and if they still Twitch feel free to add a just in case, follow up shoot


[edit on 29-3-2010 by DaddyBare]



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 11:32 AM
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Never thought i'd see this form of the "dark side of globalism" if you will in the U.S. of A!

Parents...... be parents!



Originally posted by rcwj1975
I believe its called sight alignment, breathing, trigger squeeze...

Oh and lets not forget good cover and concealment....


Suree...... you own a sniper rifle!



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 11:38 AM
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Someone should call in an anonymous tip accusing the drug dealers of being white, Christian, militia members. Maybe then the ATF can bring in enough firepower to deal with them.

On the other hand, at least someone is creating good paying jobs for high school graduates.



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 11:45 AM
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They don't always have a choice...
I'll have to dig up a source but there was a recent BBC news show where one 14 year old said "NO"to the cartels... he was shoot down in the streets the instant he stepped out of his fathers car.

Now we hear about this new program
"Operation Detour"
a public awareness campaign to prevent a trend by drug trafficking organizations that lure young adults into engaging in criminal activity here in the US
CBP.gov
This has been on going for years but here in the US we have to turn to other countries news to learn how bad it really is in our own backyards... Very sad commentary on where our priorities lie

Edit to add I found the link to the BBC Specal.. this is the first (1 of 7) but you can fing the rest from this one vid


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posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 11:48 AM
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I think it is important to note that I saw on a documentary about the importance of Mary Jane to N. Californian economy. Anyway, there was a DEA officer being interviewed and he said that roughly 60% or more of the US population is involved in the Marijuana trade.

60+%

So basically the Majority of the US is involved...



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 01:05 PM
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Originally posted by DaMod
I think it is important to note that I saw on a documentary about the importance of Mary Jane to N. Californian economy. Anyway, there was a DEA officer being interviewed and he said that roughly 60% or more of the US population is involved in the Marijuana trade.

Wow. I knew it was widespread. all walks of life etc, but that means ... for every 5 people you know or come in contact with 3 are in the hemp humpin' trade!
And we all thought the 60's and 70's were over ... "nobody smokes anymore".
Obviously not.
I've heard several arguments pro and con towards legalization (and, subsequently, federal and state taxation) but, I feel the strongest by far is it would eliminate the distribution 'legs' of the trade, and thereby cut out the runners, secondary suppliers, dealers ... and hopefully without that influence give our youth a fighting chance to just be kids.
There is precedent already set for legalized recreational drugs in the U.S.
Alcohol.
And the legal sale and use of a drug proven to be a killer is still permitted in every state. -
Tobacco.
Maybe relieving the ... um ... burden of supplying drugs to the worlds biggest importer is an idea who's time has come.
Hey we have got to do ... something. What we're doing now costs billions, and the ante has just increased to include the students in our schools - our kids.



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 01:09 PM
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As far as the story, the government could slow down severely or stop the issues on the border down there if they really wanted to, but since they are making money and the CIA has been dealing in drugs for decades, why would they?


for every 5 people you know or come in contact with 3 are in the hemp humpin' trade!


This is the kind of statement that frustrates me due to lack of knowledge. Hemp is not the same thing and if more people knew that perhaps we could actually use it for the myriad of uses it has instead of outlaw it for no reason, being that you cannot even get high from it.



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 01:12 PM
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I think to say 60% of the US population being involved in the cannabis trade is a little high, I would say 60% are friendly to the legalize it cause unless you want to say everyone who has ever smoked is involved with the trade.

Obviously our drug war has failed, it is time to rethink how things are done. The majority of this forum seems to think that the laws create the crime and by keeping it illegal we are making it possible for those cartels to thrive.

Another important fact when it comes to drugs, even inmates in max security prisions get their hands on illegal drugs, no matter how strict the laws and controls are the demand is simply too high to stop consumption.



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 02:19 PM
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It doesn't help when some of our officers are corrupt and are a part of it. Even with a hot-line for tips and a reward offered, if there is a corrupt officer answering that line then forget it. Not saying all police are corrupt because there are still many wonderful men and women in the field.

If we could clean up our forces first then we would have something to work with. That means in the US as well. If their government would take better care of its people, Mexicans wouldn't have to be so poor that they have to commit crimes of atrocity.

I feel so bad for the people whos' lives have been affected by such devestation.



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 02:34 PM
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You hit the nail on the head...
but now with the economy being in such a mess it's not just corruption, now its down to simple survival of those desperate for quick cash.

How tempting it much be to a young mother with no job no money and a young child to feed and cloth... How desperate would you need to be to risk it all knowing prison time is the least of your worries

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posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 02:55 PM
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Yeah and meanwhile our military is off fighting in Afghanistan and "protecting" us over there so we don't have to fight them over here. HAHA...........the US government and military is an effing joke. I'm MUCH more worried about drug violence than I am some terrorist plotting to blow something up. I mean ever wonder why nothing has happened since 9/11? I MEAN NOTHING??????? Probably because alciada isn't really much of a threat.



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 02:59 PM
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Dude, please don't split hairs. Hemp humpin is what we called it in high school. And I am aware of the difference as well the potential hemp can offer if it were legalized again. And that the reason it was made an illegal crop to begin with; two industrialists by the names of Rockefeller and Mellon the CEO's of Standard Oil, & Gulf Oil along with DuPont (Respectively).

As to your reply regarding legalization ... Yes, the CIA has been caught with, and been implicated in; transporting, dealing/trading, and even growing pot and coca below our borders. An obvious reason to pressure lawmakers to forgo legalization.
There is one more that, without worldwide renegotiation, is insurmountable.
Every country in the world has signed a treatise outlawing hallucinogens; pot, coc aine, opium, heroin and others being in that category. (I know, some are miscategorized - but they aren't about to all get together and revamp this, now are they?)
Yes, pot is still illegal all around the world ... including Amsterdam where it is only "permitted" (they call it overlooked) in Cafe's.

Sorry I got you all frustrated ... perhaps that has eased now that you know I am not as uneducated as you first perceived?
I realize you used the term, "lack of knowledge" when addressing my post. (And, essentially me) Thank you for your restraint.
However, let me assure you ... assuming I am noetically inferior to you would only add to your disadvantage.



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 03:14 PM
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I think it is important to note that I saw on a documentary about the importance of Mary Jane to N. Californian economy. Anyway, there was a DEA officer being interviewed and he said that roughly 60% or more of the US population is involved in the Marijuana trade.

60+%

So basically the Majority of the US is involved...


This is true, however that MJ is not from Mexico, it is grown by the people of Mendocino county and other parts of Northern Cali inside the state itself. Certain counties allow U.S. citizens to grow a specific number of plants and sell the product to the dispensaries all over Cali, and that makes up 60% of their local economy, not the entire state's economy or entire U.S. population's.

Transporting their product out of state is extremely illegal though. If you have ever driven across the U.S. certain states, Cali especially, have mandatory stops on the border. They have tons of high tech cameras and sensors as you pass through. They have drug sniffing dogs. Normally, the freeway traffic comes to a stop and each car is slowly waived through the border by the border police.

I am not saying that people don't smuggle the drug from Cali to the rest of the U.S., I am sure they do. Their product is much better than what you could get from Mexico, and is in high demand all of the rest of the U.S. But the fact that they can grow it and sell it in their own state means they don't need to smuggle across the country. So, this is why Mexico is still the main supplier of America's addictions.

I don't understand how they can not capture Guzmán, the world's biggest known drug lord. He needs to live in Mexico to ensure his product is moved correctly and his workers follow orders. He probably has a huge compound. Why can't we find it on a satellite and ambush this place? Surely, there is some conspiracy why the main drug lords aren't taken down quicker?

And to the OP, of course American kids are part of the drug cartel. How do you think it spreads through the schools? Kids buy it from people who bought it from people who smugged it across the border for Guzmán himself.

If certain substances were legal it would take the money out of the hands of the violent criminals and put it in the hands of the greedy, corrupt corporations. I guess that would be a little bit better and safer for the kids at least.

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posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 03:23 PM
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It doesn't help when some of our officers are corrupt and are a part of it.

I agree. But I do not believe the bad ones are in any great percentage.
Across the border, however ...
There has been widespread corruption in Mexican Law Enforcement and Border Patrols ever since there has been a border and a product or commodity in demand, or an American who assumes they're Cops and Courts would treat them like ours if caught breaking their laws ....
Their government has historically been run by those who become coerced by the money and power. Even those who started out pure-hearted eventually succumb to some enticement.
Leaving little to fund education, pay livable wages to cops ....
It is sad, but, unfortunately, it is reality.
The billions we spend on the war on drugs .....
That can buy a lot of domestic and 'neighborly' support for those in need south of the border, ya think?
I live in a border state ... it is even worse than how they portray it in the cinema.



posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 08:33 AM
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There were some more details added overnight

Three men walked into the Fort Hancock High School gymnasium last month during a basketball game, setting off worries they were drug cartel members sent to deliver a message. Parent Maria Aguilar said a panic swept through the gym and subsided only once they left.

Wilson said a suspicious car was noticed following a packed school bus earlier this year. Rumors that the car belonged to cartel members never were validated, but after other suspicious cars were spotted, the department began following buses.

One Fort Hancock High student picked up for truancy told a judge he was too scared to go to class after witnessing a murder in Mexico. Police say his mother and grandfather were tortured with ice picks last week in El Pornevir, Mexico, just across the Rio Grande. The two remained in an El Paso hospital Monday while the student was in protective custody, Hudspeth County Constable J.E. Sierra said.

Ten miles down the road in Fabens, fliers in the teacher's lounges ask faculty to watch for a gunman wanted for four killings in Ciudad Juárez. He's the father of two boys at the middle school


You can read the full story here



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