Tuesday, June 27, 2017



Note: From our friends at Borderland Beat

Thursday, June 22, 2017
MAY 2017 : The Most Violent Month in 20 Years
Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from Zeta


June 21, 2017

According to data released Wednesday by the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System (SESNSP) of the Ministry of the Interior, in May of this year there were 2 thousand 186 intentional homicide cases, which surpassed the record figure of this crime in the last two decades, since the compilation of data is made monthly from 1997 to date.

The level of intentional homicide in May 2017 is greater than the maximum recorded, which was the number of 2,112 intentional killings in May 2011 during the last leg of the government of Felipe de Jesus Calderón Hinojosa.

The 2 thousand 186 records of intentional homicide cases of May of this year, signify 2 thousand 452 victims of violent acts. The figures are different because in a same preliminary investigation, open in state procurator's offices and state prosecutors, more than one death may be included.

The highest number of intentional homicides in May occurred in the State of Mexico, with 225 cases. It is followed by Guerrero, with 216 and Baja California with 197.

But considering the number of inhabitants of each entity, the highest percentage of intentional homicides occurred in Colima, with 31.69; Followed by Guerrero, with 26.47, and the states of the Baja California Peninsula, with 20 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants.

June is getting off to an equally grim start: On June 14 their were six murders and six attempted murders in less than 24 hours in Tijuana.


Note: as this comes from AP, be aware that the correct info is young illegal immigrants, not "young immigrants".
No problems for young legal immigrants to get the lic. Reminder, the drivers license is the primary govt. ID for purchase of firearms.

The U.S. Supreme Court wants more information before deciding on whether to deny driver's licenses to young immigrants who are shielded by Obama-era program.

Associated Press , KPNX 9:56 PM. MST June 26, 2017

PHOENIX (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday failed to make decision in the lawsuit involving Arizona's attempt to deny driver's licenses to young immigrants who are shielded from deportation through an Obama-era program.

The court instead asked the U.S. Solicitor General for more information regarding the lawsuit.

Arizona must provide driver's licenses to young immigrants who are part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program that shields them from deportation and allows them to legally work for two-year periods. That's because of a ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Arizona is appealing that decision to the high court.

DACA recipients have been able to get licenses in Arizona since December 2014. The state is the only one who is still waging a legal battle over them.


Nearly 200 possible opioid overdoses reported in Arizona last week
BY KTAR.COM | JUNE 26, 2017 AT 11:41 AM
UPDATED: JUNE 26, 2017 AT 1:48 PM

(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
PHOENIX — Arizona health officials reported nearly 200 suspected opioid-related overdoses in the last week.

In a press release, the Arizona Department of Health and Human Services said 15 of the 191 people treated died.

The information was released as part of a new initiative spearheaded by Gov. Doug Ducey that gets real-time data about opioids into the hand of health professionals.

"This new, real-time data gives us a clear picture we didn't have before," he said in the release. "One life lost to these highly addictive drugs is too many."

Earlier this month, Ducey declared a health crisis because of opioids. Data released in May showed 790 people died of an opioid overdose last year, an increase of 16 percent over 2015.

Ducey also signed an executive order that requires opioid overdoses and deaths be reported to state health officials within 24 hours.

"We're going to do everything that we can from a government perspective here," Ducey told KTAR News 92.3 FM's Mac & Gaydos after signing the order.

"We've limited first-fill of opioids to prescriptions that the government is paying for. We're working with Walgreens so people can return their unused opioids so that they don't get out into the system."

Ducey said a big problem is that when people are facing pain and their prescription drugs run out, they sometimes turn to heroin to help. In turn, the number of heroin deaths in Arizona is up three times as much as last year and they are at the highest level since 2012.


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