Tuesday, May 3, 2011



Note: Joint patrols near Douglas / AP

Note: So when a multi offender gets sentenced, it makes the news.

Cochise sheriff disputes fed's border security claims by KTAR
Newsroom (May 3rd, 2011 @ 2:44pm)

PHOENIX -- Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever spoke at a hearing on
Capitol Hill on Tuesday a disputed the Homeland Security Department's
claim that the southern U.S. border is more secure than ever.

"I am not going to let the leadership at the very top get away with
inaccurate and portrayal of conditions on the ground that really
don't exist. That's a disservice to the American public, a disservice
to the people that I serve."
Dever says the ultimate goal is for his officers to put zero time in
their day toward dealing with human trafficking.

He wants them to ask the citizens who live near the border how secure
it is.
"The day that they say that the the quality of life that we once had
and we expect that we should have has been restored, they'll be the
first to stand up and say 'Thank you very much.' We're not there yet.
We have a long way to go."

He says if he was in charge of homeland security, he would add a
layer of consequences which would include jail time for those caught
crossing the border.
Dever says people cross over the border multiple times and are never
charged with a crime.

Sheriff Tells Congress That Border Patrol Agents Ordered to Reduce
By Jana Winter
Published May 03, 2011
| FoxNews.com

The Border Patrol's practice of detecting but not apprehending
illegal immigrants -- known as "Turn Back South" -- is in effect far
north of the U.S.-Mexico border, Arizona Sheriff Larry Dever claimed
in congressional testimony Tuesday morning.
"It appears, according to numerous reports from current and former
border agents, that this practice has gravitated many miles north of
the border. That means that, regardless of proximity to the border,
people who are detected but not caught are considered to be "Turned
Back South," Dever said in his written testimony before the Homeland
Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.
Last month, FoxNews.com first reported that Dever said he'd been told
by Border Patrol officials, including at least one senior supervisor,
that they have been ordered to reduce and to sometimes stop arresting
people attempting to cross into the U.S. illegally.
Homeland Security officials, including Border Patrol Chief Michael
Fisher, have repeatedly denied these claims, but a flood of current
and retired Border Patrol agents from across the country continue to
come forward with details of their own that support Dever's initial
Dever leveled another new charge: That TBS-ing is going on within the
American judicial system.

"There are policies in place that establish thresholds for quantities
of drugs and numbers of illegal aliens before consideration for
prosecution can be entertained. In at least one Federal District in
Texas, if you are caught smuggling less than 750 kilos of marijuana,
you will not be subjected to prosecution," Dever wrote, citing
several examples.
"TBS occurs at many levels and is quickly assimilated into the
understanding of the bad guys on how to game the system."
Committee Vice Chairman Ben Quayle pressed Dever on prosecutorial
smuggling thresholds toward the end of the 90-minute hearing.
Dever responded with a case in which someone in the U.S. illegally
had been deported 23 times but never charged.
On Tuesday, during the same hearing, Border Patrol Deputy Chief Ron
Vitiello wrote in his testimony:
"While there is still work to be done, every key measure shows we are
making significant progress along the Southwest border. Border Patrol
apprehensions have decreased 36 percent in the past two years, and
are less than a third of what they were at their peak."
He was not questioned by committee members about TBS-ing, though that
was not the focus of the hearing on cooperation between local and
federal law enforcement at the border.
After the hearing, Dever told FoxNews.com that he thought the hearing
had gone "okay."
"They could've been a little more difficult. They could've asked more
difficult questions," Dever said, adding that he'd hoped the
committee members would've asked more about the TBS part of his
submitted testimony.
"That was something that they could've delved into, but they didn't,"
he said.
"It was pretty much hands off, it wasn't a game of hardball."

Note: amazing coincidence

Tucson judge gives serial illegal border crosser 7-year term
Fernanda Echavarri, Arizona Daily Star | Posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2011
10:35 am

A "serial border-crosser" was sentenced to more than seven years in
prison for illegal reentry to the United States after deportation,
officials said.
Joaquin Valdez-Gastelum, of Sonora, Mexico, pleaded guilty late last
year to violating terms of his supervise release in a separate drug
trafficking case by reentering the U.S. illegally, said Robert
Sherwood, an Arizona U.S. District Attorney spokesman.
Valdez-Gastelum was found in Nogales, Arizona, on Sept. 30 after
having been deported following an aggravated felony conviction of
possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, Sherwood said in a
news release.
The 38-year-old had previously been convicted of illegal entry three
times, dating back to 1994, Sherwood said.
U.S. District Judge David Bury sentenced Valdez-Gastelum Friday to a
year in prison for violating supervised release, and 6 years and 5
months for illegal reentry, according to the release.

Note: Corrupt govt. continues to be the problem, not the solution.

MPs reject arming citizens
BY: LAREDO | 03-MAY-2011 12:35
The Second Commission of Government and Constitutional rejected the
initiative of former deputy PAN Miguel Jurado Contreras to authorize
the possession of weapons in shops and offices.

The proposal was presented to the full in 2009, during the LXII
Legislature to amend the Constitution of the Republic and thus allow
citizens to have guns in the place of principal place of business and
commercial activities.

At that time the legislature considered that the war against crime
was lost: "The situation of crime, insecurity and injustice that
prevails in our country continues to rise due to the high level of
impunity," he said.

He stressed that Chihuahua was the state with the most crime, then
headed the list of unsafe states in the country with the fourth in a
list of 115 countries with the highest homicide rate.

In its opinion, the deputy Jorge Ramirez said such a measure can be
interpreted the wrong way at the time that the arms trade is in full
swing, "we first make the necessary reforms in a matter of public
safety and effective fight against crime, "he said.

Note: more of the "nini" syndrome, also covered in length by Rio Dolce

Confiscation of weapons and drugs, youth groups and not to organized
crime: Emilio Zárate
BY: LAREDO | 03-MAY-2011 12:37

The commander of the Military Zone V, Emilio Zárate Landero mentioned
that harnesses seizures and illicit substances in large quantities do
not always consider criminal groups, but gangs of young people who
find it easier to port these tools to commit crime.

He stressed that the army's presence is permanent but prohibited the
confiscation of property has done so much military force as other
agencies working in coordination, highlighted by both the
participation of the militia during the weekend, which was seized 2
vehicles carrying large quantities of cocaine and the arrest of 5

Landero Zárate said many times, more than combat large criminal
groups have participated in the arrest of young people who are
unfortunately misguided, acts which are investigated by other
corporations outside the Army, said he was unaware that the use or
source of recently seized weapons.

Number of homicides drops in Juárez
by Daniel Borunda \ El Paso Times
Posted: 05/03/2011 07:02:08 AM MDT

The number of homicides in Juárez dropped for the second consecutive
month in April.
There were 171 homicides in April and 183 in March, according to the
Chihuahua state attorney general's office. In February, there were
228 homicides. April had the fewest number of murders since 147 in
February 2010.
There have been at least six killings in the first two days of May,
including an unidentified man wrapped in a bed sheet tied and left
next to an elementary school Monday afternoon.

Rechazan diputados armar a ciudadanos
POR: REDACCION | 03-MAY-2011 12:35
La Comisión Segunda de Gobernación y Puntos Constitucionales rechazó
la iniciativa del exdiputado panista Miguel Jurado Contreras de
autorizar la posesión de armas a encargados de comercios y oficinas.

La propuesta fue presentada ante el pleno en el 2009, durante la LXII
Legislatura, para reformar la Constitución General de la República y
así autorizar a los ciudadanos el tener armas en el lugar del
principal asiento de sus actividades profesionales y comerciales.

En aquel entonces el legislador consideró que la guerra contra la
delincuencia estaba perdida: "la situación de delincuencia,
inseguridad e injusticia que priva en nuestro país continúa en
ascenso debido a la gran impunidad", señaló.

Destacó que Chihuahua era la entidad de mayor incidencia delictiva,
pues encabezaba el listado de los estados más inseguros del país, con
el cuarto lugar en una lista de 115 países con mayor índice homicidios.

En el dictamen, el diputado Jorge Ramírez señaló que una medida así
puede interpretarse de manera errónea en el momento en que el tráfico
de armas está en todo su apogeo; "debemos primero hacer las reformas
necesarias en cuestión de seguridad pública y combate efectivo a la
delincuencia", puntualizó.

Decomiso de armas y drogas, a grupos de jóvenes y no al crimen
organizado: Emilio Zárate
POR: REDACCION | 03-MAY-2011 12:37

El comandante de la V Zona Militar, Emilio Zárate Landero, mencionó
que los decomisos de arneses y sustancias ilícitas en grandes
cantidades no siempre se hacen a grupos criminales de consideración,
sino a bandas de jóvenes a quienes se les hace fácil portar este tipo
de herramientas para delinquir.

Destacó que la presencia del Ejército es permanente pero que la
confiscación de bienes prohibidos se ha hecho tanto por la fuerza
castrense como por otras dependencias que trabajan en coordinación;
destacó por tanto la participación de la milicia durante el fin de
semana, que se decomisaron 2 vehículos que transportaban gran
cantidad de cocaína y la detención de 5 personas.

Zárate Landero indicó que muchas veces, más que combatir a grupos
delictivos grandes, han participado en la detención de jóvenes que
desafortunadamente se encuentran mal orientados, hechos que son
investigados por otras corporaciones ajenas al Ejército, por lo que
dijo desconocer el uso o procedencia de las armas decomisadas

Disminuyen ejecuciones en Juárez en un 60 por ciento
Ángel Morales | 11:13

Chihuahua, Chih.- En rueda de prensa ofrecida por el gobernador César
Duarte, al finalizar el evento de la entrega de recursos al Nuevo
Sistema de Justicia Penal, comentó que los logros que se han hecho a
lo largo de este tiempo transcurrido de su administración, "recibimos
en las peores condiciones a chihuahua, ustedes lo saben".
Asimismo hizo énfasis en el trabajo que ha venido realizando su
gobierno en el tema de seguridad, el cual ya refleja resultados, ya
que según informó la Secretaría Pública Federal en el mes de abril,
disminuyeron 60% las ejecuciones en ciudad Juárez.
A su vez resaltó el trabajo de la Fiscalía General en el tema de
secuestro, en donde aseguró que del total de los secuestros
denunciados todos tuvieron atención oportuna y fueron esclarecidos.

Publicada: 03/05/2011 12:39 Por: SUN
Cártel de "El Chapo" buscó misiles antiaéreos en EU

El cártel del Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán buscaba surtirse en Estados
Unidos de armamento militar y misiles antiaéreos, capaces de derribar
aeronaves a una distancia mayor de 4 mil 800 metros.

Dos mexicanos de nombre David Díaz Sosa y Emilia Palomino Robles,
originarios de Sinaloa y Sonora, respectivamente, se declararon
culpables en una corte de Phoenix de participar en una conspiración
para intercambiar drogas y dinero a cambio de este tipo de equipo.

Los dos connacionales negociaban con agentes encubiertos de la
Agencia Antidrogas estadounidense (DEA, por sus siglas en inglés)
entregar una cantidad de metanfetaminas y dinero en efectivo para
obtener armas de asalto y un misil del tipo FIM-92 Stinger, diseñado
para derribar aviones.

Díaz, de 26 años, y Palomino, de 42, fueron detenidos en 2010 luego
de una operación denominada "White Gun", según reportó la cadena News
4 de Arizona, filial de la NBC.

De acuerdo con reportes de la DEA, en 2009 Díaz Sosa comenzó a operar
para adquirir artillería militar de alto poder para el cártel de
Sinaloa, para lo que arregló la entrega de 4.5 libras de
metanfetaminas a manera de enganche, paquete que fue entregado por
Palomino Robles a los agentes encubiertos.

Durante los siguientes tres meses, el joven sinaloense continuó
negociando con los oficiales de la DEA la compra de las siguientes
armas: un fusil Drangon FIRE antitanques que puede penetrar vehículos
blindados y búnkers; dos lanzagranadas AT-4 antitanques con capacidad
para neutralizar instalaciones fortificadas; un M72 LAW también con
posibilidades de destruir autos con fuerte blindaje; el misil
antiaéreo Stinger; dos lanzagranadas Def Tech; una ametralladora
M-60; una docena de granadas de 40mm y tres cajas de granadas de mano.

De acuerdo con la DEA, en febrero del año pasado Díaz Sosa acudió con
uno de sus cómplices a una bodega clandestina vigilada por la Oficina
para el Control del Alcohol, Tabaco y Armas de Fuego (ATF, por sus
siglas en inglés), para finalizar el intercambio de las armas por
droga y dinero en efectivo. En ese momento fueron arrestados por los
agentes federales en poder de metanfetaminas.

El mismo día, Palomino Robles fue arrestada en posesión de 139 mil

Los mexicanos, que ya se declararon culpables, serán sentenciados en
este año

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