Oh Joy - Mexican cartels in Chicago
Talk about the benefits of a strong immigration policy -- from CBS News
Mexican drug cartels fight turf battles in 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.
More (Jack Riley is special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration Office in Chicago):
"One of the hardest jobs I've had in the past couple of years is to convince our law enforcement partners that we need an enforcement mentality as if we're on the border," Riley said.
As it stands now, at least three major Mexican cartels are battling over control of billions of dollars of marijuana, cocaine and -- increasingly -- heroin in this city. That includes the ultra-violent Zetas and the powerful Sinaloa cartel, run by its shadowy leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.
"The most dangerous criminal across all crime in the world is Chapo Guzman and this is one of his hubs," Riley said.
More than ever, Chicago's problem is turning into a Midwest problem. Cartel operations are also spreading to Milwaukee, St. Louis and Detroit.
Our Nation is in the best of hands...
Posted by DaveH at October 4, 2012 11:30 AM