Thursday, July 14, 2016



Note: From Homeland Security Today

Report: ICE Underreported Criminal Convictions Of Aliens In FY 2014
By: Hasan Abdul Karim, Staff Writer
07/13/2016 ( 5:15pm)

The Supreme Court's decision to block President Obama's plan to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants has led to a heated controversy over the effectiveness of pre-existing immigration policies.

Against this backdrop, the House Judiciary Committee recently learned that US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) significantly underreported the number of criminal convictions of aliens released by the agency in 2014.

A report provided by ICE to the House Judiciary Committee claimed that 30,558 aliens with a total of 79,059 convictions were released from their custody in fiscal year (FY) 2014. However a separate report released by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), a non-profit that advocates changes in US immigration policy, puts the number of total convictions at 92,347.

FAIR's report was obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and revealed a discrepancy of over 13,000. ICE reported this information to the Immigration Reform Law Institute on April 5, 2016, in response to a request for information under the FOIA, calling into question ICE's transparency in reporting on the release of criminal aliens under the current Administration.

"ICE often claims that the Supreme Court's decision in Zadvydas v. Davis forces them to release aliens that they normally would not want to release back into the community," the House Judiciary Committee said in a statement following the release of the original ICE report.

Aliens released based on the Zadvydas decision totaled 2,457 in 2014, representing only 8 percent of those released and 20 percent of crimes committed, according to the original report. This Supreme Court ruling states that the plenary power doctrine does not empower the United States to detain indefinitely immigrants under order of deportation whom no country will accept.

"ICE officials initially told the House Judiciary Committee that the criminal aliens released in fiscal year 2014 had roughly 79,000 criminal convictions, but they actually had over 92,000 convictions, including additional homicide convictions. There's no excuse for this large discrepancy," said Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) in a statement on FAIR's findings.

Goodlatte subsequently sent a letter to Department of Homeland Secretary Jeh Johnson expressing his discontent over the significant discrepancy reported.

"Based on the conviction data alone, the criminal conduct of these released aliens is nearly 17 percent higher than reported to the Committee in April 2015," Goodlatte wrote. "This includes significantly more convictions for homicide-related offenses (17 percent), robberies (22 percent), sexual assaults (27 percent), aggravated assaults (17 percent), domestic violence assaults (11 percent), and driving under the influence (10 percent)."

Goodlatte ended his letter urging Johnson to respond to the following six requests no later than July 1st:

Provide the total number of criminal aliens released for each FY.
Provide the total number of criminal convictions for these aliens, categorized by FY and offense type, prior to their release by ICE.
Provide the total number of criminal arrests for these aliens, categorized by FY and offense type, after their release by ICE.
Provide the total number of criminal convictions for these aliens, categorized by FY and offense type, after their release by ICE.
Provide the total number of aliens who were released in any of the referenced FYs and who were subsequently re-arrested by ICE. Additionally, state whether each re-arrested alien is currently detained by ICE and, if not, provide an explanation.
For any alien who was re-arrested by ICE after the initial release, provide the total number of times the alien was re-arrested by ICE.

Goodlatte and other lawmakers have expressed concerns that the release of criminal aliens by ICE jeopardizes the security of surrounding communities and that ICE knowingly misled Congress and the American public concerning the true extent of their danger.

"The Obama Administration's record of releasing criminal aliens has gone from bad to worse," said Goodlatte. "We already know that the Obama Administration's refusal to detain and remove tens of thousands of criminal aliens poses dangers to American communities and the rule of law, and now we know that the Administration has not been straightforward with Congress about how hazardous its policies truly are."

ICE officials told Homeland Security Today that data pulled in November 8, 2014 for the 30,558 criminal aliens released from ICE custody in FY 2014 showed that that group had 79,056 convictions at the time the data was gathered, while data pulled on March 23, 2015 reflected 92,347 crimes for that same group through the date on which that data was gathered.

While the data covers the same group, it represents two different time periods—the second of which is longer and therefore includes a larger number of criminal convictions for the same group.

"As a part of the Department of Homeland Security, ICE is focused on the smart and effective enforcement of our immigration laws," said an ICE spokesperson. "Individuals who pose a threat to national security or public safety, or who are arrested crossing the border illegally, are enforcement priorities, and ICE is allocating enforcement resources accordingly, consistent with our laws."

"ICE's recent criminal release statistics illustrate our commitment to ensuring that individuals who pose a threat to public safety are not released from ICE custody, and demonstrate that our review processes embody and support ICE's commitment to public safety," the ICE spokesperson added.


Monday, July 11, 2016



The Mexican media version.

Mexico will not pay the proposed Trump wall, Peña Nieto reiterates
In an interview to CNN he made it clear that his government would bear the cost of a wall between the two countries

07/10/2016 11:36 NOTIMEX

The president rejected any possibility that the Mexican government pays a wall as proposed by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

President Enrique Peña Nieto rejected any possibility that the Mexican government pays for a wall as proposed by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and denied "categorically" that Mexico expels Mexican immigrants to the United States.

In an interview with the analyst Fareed Zakaria, host of CNN's GPS program, the Mexican president said he respects the internal democratic process of the United States, but made clear that his government would not bear the cost of a wall between the two countries .

There is no way that Mexico pays for a wall like that, but that decision rests with the government of the United States, "the president said in the interview conducted in the framework of the Summit of Leaders of America in Ottawa, Canada, and transmitted Sunday in the United States.

Peña Nieto also rejected claims Trump, launched from the beginning of his presidential campaign last year, in the sense that the Mexican government is forcing Mexicans to the United States.

That is not true. I deny categorically. What is certain is that both governments are working together, have a close coordination to combat (smuggling), "he said.

Likewise, the Mexican president said he could not agree with that "generalization" that Mexicans are drug dealers, criminals or rapists.
There is no way to match comments like these, "he said.

The Mexican president said it is very important to give the proper context to the relationship between the US and Mexico.

He noted for example that few know that more than one million people legally cross the Mexico-United States border every day, thanks to the integration of the two countries and more than 370,000 trucks and cars crossing between the two countries the intensity of trade.

Peña Nieto stressed therefore the need to make clear that the prosperity and security of the United States is built from the prosperity of its neighbors.
And this is what we have built (...) a relationship of coordination, collaboration, cooperation in the security area, "he said.

Peña Nieto expressed in that sense confidence that whoever is president or president of the United States, Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, would like to build better conditions and more welfare for its people.

My position is very clear. There are very respectful of who is elected who wants to build a constructive and positive relationship with Mexico, "he said.

In terms of internal security in Mexico, Peña Nieto said that there has been progress, although challenges remain.

On the status of extradition of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera, the Mexican president said they have the will to extradite, describing him as an individual "highly dangerous" and hoped that the end of the process he will be delivered to United States .

Regarding the Amnesty International report on the situation of human rights in Mexico, Peña Nieto said as "wrong" any statement in the sense that Mexico is a country where human rights and freedoms are not respected and stressed that progress has been made, although challenges remain in the field.

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The CNN version:

'No way' Mexico will pay for wall, its leader says
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By Ashley Fantz, CNN
Updated 3:57 PM ET, Sun July 10, 2016

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Mexican president: 'No way' we pay for Trump's wall

Mexico's president responds to Trump calling Mexicans "rapists" by saying Trump generalizes
Mexico supportive of extraditing to the U.S. cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman

(CNN)Mexico's president said Sunday that there is "no way" his country would ever pay for a wall between it and the United States.

In a wide-ranging interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria, Enrique Peña Nieto shot down Donald Trump's campaign promise that he's going to build a wall and Mexico will foot the bill.

Peña Nieto stressed that economic and social prosperity on both sides of the border relies on a firm relationship between Mexico and the United States.
"We also have to bear in mind that the security of the United States is linked with the security of its neighboring countries," he said. "And this is what we have built. And I'll say it again, this is what we have been doing with the U.S. government. We have a relationship of coordination, of collaboration and of cooperation in the area of security, precisely in order to have security in Mexico, to have security in the U.S. and ... we are journey companions. We are strategic partners working for security in North America."

"There is no way that Mexico can pay [for] a wall like that," he said.
Zakaria asked the Mexican president how he felt about the presumptive Republican nominee's characterization of Mexicans.
In New York in June 2015, while announcing his run for president, Trump said: "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you. They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."
"I cannot agree with such a generalization for Mexicans," said Peña Nieto. "There is no way to agree with comments like these which describe all Mexicans in such a way."

There are criminals in every country, the leader said, and "we need to fight and apply the full extent of the law" in bringing those people to justice.

But Mexico and the United States are "largely integrated" with one another.
"Not many people know, for instance, that every single day, 1 million people cross the border between Mexico and the U.S. and they do it legally -- every single day -- one million people cross the border from the U.S. into Mexico and from Mexico into the U.S.," the President said.

Commerce between the nations is critical, he said. More than 370,000 trucks and cars cross the borders.
While there has been intense rhetoric used during the presidential campaigns about immigration, the Pew Research Center has found that over the past decade Mexican migration to the United States has slowed dramatically.

From 1965 to 2015, more than 16 million Mexicans migrated to the United States in one of the largest mass migrations in modern history, according to Pew. But over the past decade, Mexican migration has slowed dramatically. Today, Mexico increasingly serves as a land bridge for Central American immigrants traveling to the United States.

Pew reports that more Mexicans left than came to the United States since the end of the Great Recession. Between 2009 and 2014, 870,000 Mexican nationals left Mexico to come to America, down from the 2.9 million who left Mexico between 1995 and 2000.

Peña Nieto stressed that he is "respectful on the democratic process" taking place in the United States now as the country elects its next president.
"I believe that any of the candidates, Mrs. Clinton, Mr. Trump, I'm sure that both of them would like to build good conditions and better wellness for their people," he said. "We are very respectful to whomever is elected. We want to build a positive and constructive relation among Mexico and to whomever becomes president of United States."

A relationship tested by 'El Chapo'
Relations between Mexico and the United States have faced strain over the drug war, in particular the hunt, capture and repeated escapes of kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.
The notorious Sinaloa cartel boss has been a wanted man on both sides of the border for years. In Brooklyn, he and other cartel leaders were indicted in 2009 on charges of conspiring to import more than 264,000 pounds of cocaine into the United States between 1990 and 2005, according to the U.S. Justice Department. The traffickers also are accused of sharing drug transportation routes and obtaining their drugs from various Colombian drug organizations.
The indictments allege Guzman and others cartel bosses employed "sicarios," or hit men, to carry out hundreds of acts of violence in Mexico, including murders, kidnappings, tortures and violent collections of drug debts, according to federal prosecutors.

Mexico intends to extradite Guzman and is working on a process to make that happen, said Peña Nieto. Guzman's lawyers are appealing a May ruling ordering the transfer.

Zakaria asked how the president thinks Guzman managed to escape prison in Mexico.
In 2001, Guzman broke out of a maximum-security prison by reportedly hiding in a laundry cart.
In 2015, he escaped again through a prison shower which led into a vast underground tunnel.

He was recaptured in January 2016 in his native Sinaloa state after a shootout that killed six of his people. Actor Sean Penn and Mexican actress Kate del Castillo had traveled to Mexico last October to interview Guzman for a story that appeared in Rolling Stone. Before the public knew about the interview, two U.S. law enforcement officials said the tracking of cell phones and electronic exchanges of people close to Guzman led to his recapture.

Mexican authorities said they got Guzman partly because his representatives contacted filmmakers and actors about making a biopic of his life.
Peña Nieto said he didn't know how the cartel leader escaped in 2015. "Anything that I would say would be pure speculation," he said. "But what matters to me is that he is in prison. What matters to me is to know that we recaptured him. In a three-year span, we captured him once and we captured him again."
He said that the government is investigating who might have helped Guzman.

Zakaria asked Peña Nieto whether he envisioned the battle against the drug cartels lessening in the next several years.
"I don't know if these battles will ever come to an end," the president answered. "But what I can tell you is that this administration has been able to revert the growing trend of insecurity that our country had in 2012. The number of malicious crimes such as murders, kidnappings and extortions have come down."

Peña Nieto acknowledged that "some regions" in Mexico continue to face security problems.
"But in general terms, I would say that, yes, Mexico has seen progress [in fighting drug cartels]," the President said. "Yes, we have provided more security to our people, but we still have to keep fighting in this arena."

Ray Sanchez, Nick Valencia and Evan Perez contributed to this report.


México no pagará el muro propuesto por Trump, reitera Peña Nieto
En una entrevista para la cadena CNN dejó en claro que su gobierno no sufragaría el costo de un muro entre los dos países

10/07/2016 11:36 NOTIMEX

El presidente rechazó toda posibilidad de que el gobierno mexicano pague un muro como el propuesto por el virtual candidato presidencial republicano Donald Trump.

El presidente Enrique Peña Nieto rechazó toda posibilidad de que el gobierno mexicano pague un muro como el propuesto por el virtual candidato presidencial republicano Donald Trump y negó "categóricamente" que México expulse a inmigrantes mexicanos hacia Estados Unidos.

En una entrevista con el analista Fareed Zakaría, conductor del programa GPS de la cadena CNN, el mandatario mexicano dijo ser respetuoso del proceso democrático interno de Estados Unidos, pero dejó en claro que su gobierno no sufragaría el costo de un muro entre los dos países.

No hay manera de que México pague un muro como ese, pero esa decisión le corresponde al gobierno de los Estados Unidos", afirmó el presidente en la entrevista realizada en el marco de la reciente Cumbre de Líderes de Norteamérica en Ottawa, Canadá, y transmitida este domingo en Estados Unidos.

Peña Nieto rechazó asimismo las afirmaciones de Trump, lanzadas desde el inicio de su campaña presidencial el año pasado, en el sentido de que el gobierno mexicano está forzando la salida de los mexicanos hacia Estados Unidos.

Eso no es cierto. Lo niego categóricamente. Lo que es cierto es que ambos gobiernos están trabajando juntos, tienen una estrecha coordinación para combatir (el contrabando de personas)", señaló.

De la misma forma, el presidente mexicano sostuvo que no podía coincidir con esa "generalización" de que los mexicanos son traficantes de drogas, criminales o violadores.

No hay manera de coincidir con comentarios como estos", remarcó.

El presidente mexicano comentó que es muy importante darle el contexto apropiado a la relación entre Estados Unidos y México.

Resaltó por ejemplo que pocos saben que más de un millón de personas cruzan legalmente la frontera entre Estados Unidos y México todos los días, gracias a la integración de los dos países, así como que más de 370 mil camiones y autos cruzan entre los dos países por la intensidad del comercio.

Peña Nieto destacó por ello la necesidad de dejar en claro que la prosperidad y la seguridad de Estados Unidos se construye a partir de la prosperidad de sus países vecinos.

Y esto es lo que hemos construido (...) una relación de coordinación, de colaboración, de cooperación en el área de seguridad", subrayó.

Peña Nieto expresó en ese sentido su confianza en que quien resulte presidenta o presidente de Estados Unidos, Hillary Clinton o Donald Trump, le gustaría construir mejores condiciones y más bienestar para su pueblo.

Mi posición es muy clara. Somos muy respetuosos con quien sea electo que quiera construir una relación constructiva y positiva con México", indicó.

En materia de la seguridad interna en México, Peña Nieto destacó que ha habido progresos aunque subsisten retos que se están combatiendo.

Sobre la situación del proceso de extradición de Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera, el presidente mexicano dijo que tienen la voluntad de extraditar a quien describió como un individuo de "alta peligrosidad" y confió en que al final del proceso será entregado a Estados Unidos.

En relación con el reporte de Amnistía Internacional sobre la situación de los derechos humanos en México, Peña Nieto señaló como "equivocada" cualquier afirmación en el sentido de que México es un país donde no se respetan los derecho humanos y las libertades y resaltó que se han hecho progresos aunque subsisten retos en la materia.


Sunday, July 10, 2016



Note: The state is Texas, a prime example for some other states.

State nearing goal of 250 new border troopers

The Texas Department of Public Safety is nearing its goal of permanently assigning 250 additional troopers to the state's border with Mexico. And after initially concentrating its efforts in the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas, the agency is now expanding its target area to include West Texas and Big Bend.

By the end of August, the DPS academy will have graduated 209 of the 250 border troopers required by House Bill 11, an omnibus border-security measure passed in 2015 mandating the increase in staffing levels.

Agency spokesman Tom Vinger said most of the new recruits are in the agency's Region 3, which extends from Val Verde County to Cameron County on the Gulf Coast and includes the McAllen, Laredo and Corpus Christi districts.

Of the 123 troopers that graduated earlier this year, about half were assigned to Region 3 and 20 to Region 4, which spans from El Paso County to Terrell County. That's in addition to other troopers assigned in West Texas to help fill vacancies.

Extending the border deployments to West Texas troubles some lawmakers, who argue that part of the Texas border isn't experiencing the same surge of undocumented immigrants that Hidalgo and Cameron counties have seen since 2014. Lawmakers said that wave of unauthorized entries justified the unprecedented allotment of $800 million for additional border security the Legislature approved in 2015.

Critics argued that the border was safe and that the immigrants were fleeing violence and meant Texans no harm. But lawmakers said the U.S. Border Patrol could be distracted by the surge and that DPS was needed to fill in the gaps.

State Sen. José Rodriguez, D-El Paso, said that's not happening in his district.

"There is no evidence Border Patrol is distracted or requesting assistance in El Paso or elsewhere, and there has been no 'surge' in immigrants crossing in or immediately around El Paso," he said.

Rodriguez added that he's heard from local peace officers that DPS officers sometimes "spend more time harassing local townsfolk" than performing police work, and that his office wasn't told about any increase in DPS activity.

"We are not aware of DPS communication with other law enforcement agencies, lawmakers or — importantly — community stakeholders," he said.

Vinger said placing more officers in West Texas falls in line with the agency's overall border-security mission, though it's unclear how many more troopers are slated for that part of the state.

"At the direction of state leaders and the Texas Legislature, DPS personnel from across the state are deployed to the border on a rotational basis in a multi-agency effort to deter, detect and interdict the trafficking of drugs and people into our state," he said. "DPS will work with its local, state and federal partners to target transnational criminal activity, including drug trafficking, labor trafficking, sex trafficking and money laundering in key Texas transshipment and trafficking centers and other impacted areas throughout the state."

Vinger said another training class with 160 enlistees begins in July, and another in September.

Though the 250-trooper increase garnered the most controversy, it is actually a fraction of the state police's overall border effort.

Vinger said trooper levels may exceed the 250 required to make up for attrition and openings the DPS needed to fill regardless of HB 11's border-staffing goals. And although the 209 will go toward fulfilling the legislative mandate, there will be 288 recent graduates assigned to the border area by the end of August. According to a DPS fact sheet released in April, there were 230 additional troopers in the border area that were deployed from other locations across the state, and the equivalent of 313 more full-time troopers when overtime work is added to the totals.

When the April brief was released, trooper strength on the border exceeded 1,200 officers, according to DPS. Vinger said trooper rotations to the border from other parts of Texas would continue until the state's leadership or Legislature say otherwise. Rookie troopers will also be paired with veteran officers for at least six months after graduation.

Though some border lawmakers balk at the increased staffing, some U.S. Border Patrol agents in understaffed zones welcome their presence.

"They're a great asset, they are force multipliers," U.S. Border Patrol Agent José Perales said during a recent border tour in Roma, Texas. "It's good to know they are out here working with us. So it's a positive [thing] for us."


Monday, July 4, 2016



Neighbors arm themselves against criminals
04 / Jul / 2016 - 2:18 pm
Pimentel residents of the colony decided to organize to tackle insecurity
By: Staff

Hermosillo, Sonora.- After the murder of Maria Tapia, known by its neighbors as Dona Licha, last Friday, residents from the area decided to take up arms to defend.

The 70 year old woman lived alone at her home, located at the corner of Michoacan and Callejon Naco in Pimentel colony.

On Friday night, the same day the incident took place, neighbors gathered to decide what action to take.

The call came about 30 residents of the sector, gathered at the home of Professor Gabriel Nunez.

At the meeting they agreed to take this measure, and confirmed that at least 12 attendees already have weapons in their homes.

In an interview for Bridge Project, (Proyecto Puente) the retired teacher, now a spokesman for the neighbors, said: "What we will do is defend our lives, to be aware of the thieves, drug dealers and drug addicts, they are risking their lives to get in this neighborhood, we'll kill them, they get into a house and we will kill. "

Professor Nunez said at that meeting some neighbors, who have no weapons, will look for ways to acquire them and go to a shooting club to learn how to use them, also seek ways to register them with the competent authority.

He denounced two drug dealers there a few meters from where lived Doña Licha.

The same Friday night the citizens called to make complaints, but did not like the result of that call.

It decided to address some municipal officers who were guarding the crime scene to denounce drug dealers directly to the police.


Note: some photos and video at link:

Pimentel neighbors show firearms to defend themselves
By: Writing El Imparcial | 04/07/2016 12:09
Hermosillo, Sonora (GH)

Indignant at the murder of a neighbor and insecurity, inhabitants of the colony Pimentel who are already armed, and showed guns in their homes.

A resident of the colony showed last Saturday guns he has at home, and indicated that at least 30 residents have guns to defend themselves if a stranger enters their homes.

Last Friday morning Maria Luisa Tapia, 70 years old, was killed at her home after a 27-year-old allegedly wounded her with intent to steal.

About 30 people in the sector have signed a letter to the mayor of Hermosillo and the Governor of the State, and warn that they are fed up with insecurity and they will seek to end this problem if there is no support from the authorities.

"And what can we do? Kill them ... that's what we can do if they get to an area, kill them, nothing else, because we have no prison I'm not going to the grave " said a resident of the Pimentel neighborhood


Muestran vecinos de la Pimentel armas de fuego para defenderse
Muestran vecinos de la Pimentel armas de fuego para defenderse Foto: Redacción ElImparcial
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Ante la indignación por el asesinato de una vecina e inseguridad, habitantes de la colonia Pimentel ya se encuentran armados, como lo dejaron ver al mostrar armas de fuego en sus hogares.

Un residente de la colonia mostró el pasado sábado las armas de fuego que tiene en su hogar, e indicó que por lo menos 30 vecinos cuentan con pistolas para defenderse en caso de que un extraño entre a sus viviendas.

El pasado viernes por la mañana María Luisa Tapia, de 70 años de edad, fue asesinada en su domicilio, luego de que un hombre de 27 años de edad presuntamente la hiriera con la intención de robarle.

Alrededor de 30 personas del sector firmaron un escrito dirigido al alcalde de Hermosillo y a la Gobernadora del Estado, en donde advierten que están hartos de la inseguridad y que buscarán acabar con este problema si no hay apoyo de la autoridad.

"¿Y qué podemos hacer? Matarlos… eso es lo que podemos hacer si se meten a un predio, matarlos, no hay más, porque no nos queda otra, de la cárcel yo voy a salir, de la tumba no lo voy a hacer", expresó un residente de la Pimentel.


Vecinos se arman contra delincuentes
04/Jul/2016 - 02:18 pm
Vecinos de la colonia Pimentel decidieron organizarse para hacer frente a la inseguridad
Por: Staff

Hermosillo, Sonora.- Después del asesinato de María Tapia, conocida por sus vecinos como doña Licha, el pasado viernes, los vecinos del sector decidieron tomar las armas para defenderse.

La mujer de 70 años vivía sola en su domicilio, que se ubica en la esquina de Michoacán y Callejón Naco, en la colonia Pimentel.

El viernes por la noche, el mismo día que se registraron los hechos, los vecinos se reunieron para decidir las medidas a tomar.

A la convocatoria acudieron aproximadamente 30 residentes del sector, se reunieron en la casa del profesor Gabriel Núñez.

En la reunión acordaron tomar esa medida, y aseguraron que por lo menos 12 de los asistentes ya cuentan con armas en sus domicilios.

En entrevista para Proyecto Puente, el profesor jubilado, ahora vocero de los vecinos, aseguró: "Lo que vamos a hacer es defender nuestra vida, que estén conscientes los rateros, los tiradores de droga, los drogadictos, que ellos están arriesgando la vida al meterse en este barrio, los vamos a matar, se meten a una casa y los vamos a matar".

El profesor Núñez comentó que en dicha reunión algunos vecinos, los que no tienen armas, buscarán la manera de adquirirlas y se asesorarán en algún club de tiro para aprender a usarlas, también buscarán la manera de registrarlas ante la autoridad competente.

Aprovechó para denunciar dos tiraderos de droga que hay a unos cuantos metros de donde vivía Doña Licha.

El mismo viernes por la noche llamó a la línea ciudadana para hacer su denuncia, pero no le gustó el resultado de esa llamada.

Decidió abordar a unos agentes municipales que se encontraban custodiando la escena del crimen para denunciar los tiraderos de droga directamente con los policías.




Note: Chilpancingo, not chicago, from the good folks at Borderland Beat

Friday, July 1, 2016
Guerrero: Faced With Violence, 100 Business Owners Seek Permission to Bear Arms

Translated by Valor for Borderland Beat

The Confederación Patronal de la República Mexicana (COPARMEX) (Employers Confederation of the Mexican Republic), Chilpancingo delegation, said that at least 100 business owners have requested permission to bear arms at the Secretariat of National Defense (SEDENA), due to the serious problem of violence facing the state of Guerrero and denounced that in the state, there are five criminal groups that threaten the safety of the people.

The president of COPARMEX in Chilpancingo, Adrián Alarcón Ríos, said that of the hundred requests, at least "half" have already been authorized and the business owners will have permission to bear arms for the protection of their physical integrity and of the establishments where they work.

Alarcón Ríos said that there are at least twice as many people "who are seeking to acquire a weapon illegally on the black market."

In late January, during a meeting with the Secretary General of Government of the State of Guerrero, Florencio Salazar Adame, the president of COPARMEX explained that 35 workers from seven businesses in Chilpancingo had already had permits to bear arms within the framework of the law, faced with the problem of insecurity that the three levels of government have failed to resolve.

Faced with the problem of insecurity that persists in Chilpancingo, where just last Saturday, four executions occurred in different parts of the city, Alarcón Ríos referred to the local press that the request of union members to carry weapons "has increased gradually", based on individual responsibility and legal requirements of the Federal Law on Firearms and Explosives of the SEDENA.

When asked about the increase in applications, he said that there are about 100 business owners who maintain a requirement process before the SEDENA, although he added that there are people "that they do the process on their own account, as there are those who dare to bring the gun into their own vehicles or near their belongings with the danger that this represents."

He reiterated that of the 100 applications, at least "half" already have a permit and have been "generously" supported by the president of the private security company Jobamex, Joaquín Badillo Escamilla, faced with training in case of any type of incident.

The leader explained that pressure continues from some members to form a security and justice committee with the National Security Council and the organization system S.O.S. Mexico, which combats crime and impunity, as they call for detonating the local economy.

He argued that faced with the violent events in Chilpancingo, where based on a count by the newspaper El Sur, there have been 102 executions by organized crime so far this year, business owners live in anxiety "because of organized crime, common crime, and a third front that could be the police by being accomplices of criminals or be in collusion with them."

He stressed that there is no "will" of the three levels of government to counter violence, and therefore there are "twice as many people" that with their own ways, "seek ways to acquire a weapon."

The Chilpancingo COPARMEX noted that crime has managed to get little results from the small amount of police presence that exists in Chilpancingo.

The employers' leader said that the problem is being paid to forces that "are neither trained or have the slightest intention of safeguarding public safety," he said.

Adrián Alarcón also spoke of business owners who have had to leave Guerrero because of the insecurity in the state.

Violence Rages

On Friday, 18 murders occurred in the state, six in Iguala, five in Acapulco, four in Chilapa, two in Tixtla, and one in Buenavista de Cuellar.

Last Saturday, the Secretariat of Public Security of the state of Guerrero, Pedro Almazán Cervantes, said that the violence in the state is a product of the struggle between organized crime groups such as Los Rojos, Los Ardillos, Jalisco New Generation Cartel, the Beltrán-Leyva Cartel, and others that have not been identified.

Almazán Cervantes said that in Iguala, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel has a high presence and that the Guerreros Unidos continue to operate, "they are groups that are dividing but nevertheless, the struggle between them continues and it's difficult to determine the murders that they commit."

When asked about what groups are in dispute in Acapulco, he said "it is the crown jewel and several groups dispute the city," he said that the Attorney General's Office of the State of Guerrero carries out investigations and the Ministry of Public Security carries out seizures and forfeitures. Of the groups operating in Acapulco he said that it's "primarily" the Beltrán Leyva Cartel, the Independent Cartel of Acapulco (CIDA), and its spin-offs.

On the return of the federal police after it left Guerrero before the elections of June 5th, Almazán Cervantes said that there is no precise date for when it will be reincorporated to the security activities in the state because their disposals are "in movements that are occurring in other parts of the country, mainly Oaxaca, Chiapas, the federal force goes where the main problem is, we hope for them to be back soon."

Source: Sin Embargo
Borderland Beat Reporter Valor Posted at 8:03 PM

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Oregon triple murder suspect had been deported six times
Published July 02, 2016 Associated Press

June 27, 2016: This photo shows Bonifacio Oseguera-Gonzalez. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says Oseguera-Gonzalez, charged with aggravated murder in the shooting deaths of three people at an Oregon blueberry farm, was deported six times between 2003 and 2013. (Marion County Sheriff's Office via AP)

PORTLAND, Ore. – A Mexican national charged with aggravated murder in the shooting deaths of three people at a rural Oregon blueberry farm had been deported six times, most recently in 2013, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Bonifacio Oseguera-Gonzalez, 29, has no significant prior criminal convictions, but ICE asked Oregon authorities to turn him over to them if he's released from custody in the current case, the agency said in a statement to The Associated Press on Friday.

Oseguera-Gonzalez pleaded not guilty to three counts of aggravated murder and one count of attempted murder Tuesday in Marion County Superior Court.

His attorney, Deborah Burdzik, did not immediately return a call seeking comment about his immigration status.

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump tweeted about the case Friday, saying the suspect "should have never been here."

Two men who lived at the blueberry farm in the Willamette Valley town of Woodburn, in northwest Oregon, died at the scene of Monday's shooting. The third victim, the girlfriend of another resident who was not home at the time, was pronounced dead at a hospital.

A third man was seriously wounded but survived and is able to speak with investigators.

The Oregon State Police arrested Oseguera-Gonzalez a few hours later on Interstate 84 in the Columbia River Gorge, about 100 miles northeast of Woodburn.

He acknowledged to authorities in an interview that he shot four people, according to a probable cause statement.

The victims were identified as Ruben Rigoberto-Reyes, 60; Edmundo Amaro-Bajonero, 26; and Katie Gildersleeve, 30, of Logsden.

Authorities have released few details about the case, including the relationship between Oseguera-Gonzalez and the victims, and have declined to specify a motive.


Victims in deadly shooting identified
Created on Wednesday, 29 June 2016 02:00 |
Written by Woodburn Independent

RYAN NAKANO - Police set up a perimeter around a residence on Kiliam Road east of Woodburn, where a fatal shooting ended with three dead and one injured.

Police have released the names of the four victims, three of whom died, in Monday's deadly shooting east of Woodburn.

Marion County Sheriff's deputies reported to 13436 Kiliam Road N.E. around 11 a.m. Monday. When they arrived, they found two residents of the property dead from gunfire.
The two were identified as Ruben Rigoberto-Reyes, 60, and Edmundo Amaro-Bajonero, 26.

MARION COUNTY JAIL - Bonifacio Oseguera-Gonzalez

Two more individuals suffered gunshot wounds and were transported to area hospitals. Katie Gildersleeve, 30, of Logsden, died later at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Refugio Modesto-DeLaCruz, 27, is currently in critical condition at OHSU and is expected to survive his injuries. He also lives at the Kiliam Road address. Gildersleeve did not live at the Kiliam Road address but her boyfriend, who was not present at the time of the shooting, is a resident there.

Police apprehended and arrested Bonifacio Oseguera-Gonzalez, 29, on Interstate 84 near The Dalles around 1:30 p.m. Monday. According to police, Oseguera-Gonzalez has been known to frequent the property. He's been charged with three counts of aggravated murder and one count of attempted aggravated murder. His arraignment in Marion County Circuit Court was set for Tuesday afternoon.

Police were able to track down the suspect after learning of a vehicle and suspect description while on scene and broadcasting it to local police agencies.

According to a probable cause statement released by Marion County Sheriff's Office, Oseguera-Gonzalez admitted in an interview to shooting the four victims.

Initial reports that marijuana was being grown on the property have been found to be incorrect. Police stated that a legal marijuana grow operation is located on nearby private property and is not related to Monday's tragedy.