|Mexican Police Chief Marisol Valles Garcia|
Mexican Police Chief flees to the US
Her immediate predecessor was chief for just a week before his severed head was delivered to the police station in a cooler.
- And the insane "war" on drugs goes on and on.
- The American gang warfare caused by alcohol prohibition was ended in only 24 hours with legalization under local and state controls and licensing.
The Insane "War" on Drugs - The New York Post reports that former small-town Mexican police chief Marisol Valles Garcia is fighting for asylum in the United States.
“I thought I could make a difference,” Valles says of her decision at age 20 to become the top cop in Praxedis Guadalupe Guerrero, a dusty town of 9,000 in the Chihuahua region, just south of the US border.
Two of her predecessors were executed, and the job was vacant for a year before Valles, a criminal-justice student, took it.
|Mayor Maria Santos Gorrostieta|
Murdered by the drug cartels.
But she, too, was vulnerable to the intense violence of the drug wars, and two years ago decided to flee to Texas, where she now works 12-hour shifts at a pecan-processing factory to support her toddler and five relatives.
Her first immigration hearing is scheduled for next summer. Still, she told The Post, “We are grateful to be alive, to have security.”
Valles, now 22, made worldwide headlines in 2010 when she bravely took over as Praxedis police chief.
“We can’t let fear beat us,” she announced.
Taking the post was a brave move. Several members of her department had been murdered, and her immediate predecessor was chief for just a week before his severed head was delivered to the police station in a cooler.
(New York Post)
Tennessee Police Profiting off the "war" on drugs
- Follow the money trail.
- Police shake down drivers for cash without a search warrant.
- The Bill of Rights and the 4th Amendment has no meaning in the modern American Police State.
A major News Channel 5 investigation has uncovered serious questions about Tennessee's war on drugs. Among the questions: are some police agencies more concerned about making money off the drugs, than stopping them?
|Always follow the money trail.|
At the center of this months-long investigation are laws that let officers pull driver over looking for cash. Those officers do not even have to file criminal charges against a person to take his/her money.
A tractor trailer was stopped for a traffic violation, leading to a search and the discovery of large blocks containing almost $200,000 cash -- cash that officers keep on the suspicion that it's drug money.
"What's wrong with having a large amount of cash?" asked Karen Petrosyan, a California businessman who owned the truck. Petrosyan refuses to admit there's anything suspicious about the stash that police discovered. Officers later released his father, who was driving the truck, without filing a single charge -- and authorities cut a deal that let Petrosyan come to Tennessee to get his big rig back