If you couple this article with my article: “Cartel Billboards: A Sign of the Times?” you can quickly determine that our borders are not secure and the damage being done reaches clear across the United States.
My article was predicated on a series of disturbing news articles about billboards in El Paso, Texas emblazoned with a slogan that has become all too familiar in Mexico, “Silver or Lead.” The purpose of that terse message is that law enforcement authorities from police officers to prosecutors to judges and high-level government officials have a choice- take the silver (a bribe) or die when lead bullets fired at them by the cartels.
Near one of the billboards in El Paso, a mannequin attired in a black suit swung from the end of a noose. In Mexico the cartels don’t use mannequins but the bodies of their victims who decided, apparently, to not take the bribe.
On May 20, 2014 the New York City Council conducted a hearing focused on the skyrocketing increase of heroin inundating New York City.
Here is how the CBS report began:
That’s the warning from the city’s special narcotics prosecutor, Bridget Brennan, who told a City Council hearing Tuesday that the amount of heroin sold by New York City-based drug traffickers is skyrocketing.
“So far we’ve seized 288 pounds (in 2014), and that’s in four and a half months — compared to last year, when during the entire year we seized about 177 pounds,” Brennan said. ” … Obviously, we’re going to surpass last year.”
This year’s heroin seizures have already exceeded those in every year dating back to 1991, WCBS 880?s Irene Cornell reported.