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Body Count Climbs in Mexico's Bloody Drug War

December 11, 2008  | 

So far this year in Mexico's drug war, 5,376 people have been killed, double the number of last year and more than all U.S. troops killed in Iraq.

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Tags: Mexican Drug Cartels, Narcoterrorism, U.S.-Mexico Border, Drug Trafficking


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walkin' trails @ 12/11/2008 5:20 PM

If you're going to grab the bull by the horns, better be prepared to fight it out. If we don't take a greater stand, then we'll have the same thing happening in our own cities at some point in the future.

ROB ROY @ 12/11/2008 11:41 PM

I don't see a problem. This effect's us how?

editor @ 12/12/2008 4:24 AM

Rob: We include this information on PoliceMag.com because the gang violence in Mexico is spilling over into our border states. It has great effect on officers in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and California. Also, the same gangs are known to kidnap Americans from American border towns and take them back to Mexico for ransom. Some of these people are involved in the drug trade, others just happen to have nice houses or nice cars in border towns. Finally, this much violence on our borders is not good for anyone in America.

PJEVANS @ 12/12/2008 5:57 AM

Someone must be an administrator. Right after the Sept 11 attacks we wanted to make our armory secure, one of the deputy chiefs protested to spending money and said, in all seriousness, "Can't you just close the gate?"

nolan @ 12/12/2008 10:02 AM

We had 5 men with no ID found tied up tortured and excecuted. A couple have since been identified as Mexican Nationals. This happened in an apartment complex in a fairly quite part of town. A lot of the people living there are hispanic. As weeks have gone by it has come out that it was probably a hit due to a drug debt to a mexican cartel. This happened here in the deep south and I don't mean Atlanta or Miami. So it effects us how? It effects us like that.

ROB ROY @ 12/13/2008 11:25 AM

Mr./Ms Editor, I was being "FACETIOUS". I live in Arizona and I have to see and live with this shit every day. When Mex. president V. Fox came to Phoenix to meet with President Bush, I was driving south on I-10 going to work. I missed being in the middle of that shoot out between those coyotes by minute's. We can write about the problem, protest it, call our rep's. etc. The biggest thing that suck's about this and which just add's to it is, our politician's will not do anything about it on both side's. Thier only concern is if thier going to lose vote's. Gov. napalitano declare's a state of emergency but she vetoed 5 bill's that would have done something about it. McCain's answer was amnesty for all of the lawbeaker's that are here illegally. The only public servant we have that is doing anything about it is JOE ARPIO and he get's nothing but flak from all of our spineless politician's. So until our politician's decide to get a back bone and actually do something about the problem on both side's....SO WHAT!

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