Mexican drug cartels fight turf battles in Chicago

Article author: 
Michael Cutler, Senior Special Agent, INS (Ret.)
Article publisher: 
Californians for Population Stabilization
Article date: 
29 August 2012
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 

A disturbing news report aired on CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley on August 23, 2012 began:

(CBS News) CHICAGO – Gun violence is out of control in Chicago. Just last night, there were eight shootings, two of them deadly.

That pushes the total so far in 2012 to 351 shooting deaths — up 30 percent from last year. Drug gangs are a big reason.

Both President Obama and Director of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano have often claimed that our borders are secure. We have also heard Ms. Napolitano claim that “Spillover Violence” was not a problem.

Janet Napolitano herself has stated that more than two hundred American cities have been infested by Mexican drug cartels. Additionally, other transnational gangs from Latin America as well as from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and elsewhere have also set up shop in towns and cities in virtually every one of America’s 50 states. Many of these gangs are known for their use of extreme violence to intimidate competitors as well as those who would cooperate with police and other law enforcement agencies....

Clearly “Spillover Violence” from Mexico is not only commonplace but endangers Americans and members of immigrant communities- not only along the US/Mexican border but across America!...

The final sentence of the CBS report should get everyone’s attention:

More than ever, Chicago’s problem is turning into a Midwest problem. Cartel operations are also spreading to Milwaukee, St. Louis and Detroit.