Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Well Known Laws; A Review...

 

INTERESTING … 


1.Law of Mechanical Repair - After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you'll have to pee.

2.
Law of Gravity Any tool, nut, bolt, screw, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible place in the universe.

3.
Law of Probability The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.

4.
Law of Random Numbers - If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal; someone always answers.

5.
Variation Law If you change lines (or traffic lanes), the one you were in will always move faster than the one you are in now.

6.
Law of the Bath - When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone will ring.

7.
Law of Close Encounters The probability of meeting someone you know INCREASES dramatically when you are with someone you don't want to be seen with.

8.
Law of the Result When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, IT WILL!!!

9.
Law of Biomechanics - The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.

10.Law of the Theater & Hockey Arena - At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle always arrive last. They are the ones who will leave their seats several times to go for food, beer, or the toilet and who leave early before the end of the performance or the game is over. The folks in the aisle seats come early, never move once, have long gangly legs or big bellies and stay to the bitter end of the performance. The aisle people also are very surly folk.

11.
The Coffee Law - As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.

12.
Murphy's Law of Lockers - If there are only 2 people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers.

13.
Law of Physical Surfaces -The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet or rug.

14.
Law of Logical Argument Anything is possible IF you don't know what you are talking about.

15.
 Law of Physical Appearance If the clothes fit, they're ugly.

16.
Law of Public Speaking -- A CLOSED MOUTH GATHERS NO FEET!

17.
Law of Commercial Marketing Strategy - As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it OR the store will stop selling it!

18.
Doctors' Law If you don't feel well, make an appointment to go to the doctor, by the time you get there, you'll feel better. But don't make an appointment and you'll stay sick.
 

Have a Happy and Blessed New Year America !!!



If Another Cop is Assassinated in NYC, this Progressive Judge May Have Blood on her Hands

If Another Cop is Assassinated in NYC, this Progressive Judge May Have Blood on her Hands

Grubergate Update: Just Revealed Gruber Docs Will Send Democrats Running for Cover

Grubergate Update: Just Revealed Gruber Docs Will Send Democrats Running for Cover

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Confessions of a Public Defender... I could not verify, I'll leave it up to you!

Every now and then you come across an article that folks just need to read. This one written by Michael Smith entitled, “Confessions of a Public Defender” and originally posted at American Renaissance on May 9, 2014 is one of those articles. 

It is a profound and deeply disturbing piece, which, as we end 2014, we all need to comprehend as we move towards the 50th anniversary of the Great Society initiatives of President Lyndon Baines Johnson. 

Smith articulates that which ails the black community — the real discussion we should be having on race, not that of victimhood and the further expansion of the welfare nanny-state.

He begins by saying, “I am a public defender in a large southern metropolitan area. Fewer than ten percent of the people in the area I serve are black but over 90 per cent of my clients are black. The remaining ten percent are mainly Hispanics but there are a few whites.”

“I have no explanation for why this is, but crime has racial patterns. Hispanics usually commit two kinds of crime: sexual assault on children and driving under the influence. Blacks commit many violent crimes but very few sex crimes. The handful of whites I see commit all kinds of crimes. In my many years as a public defender I have represented only three Asians, and one was half black.”

He presents his observations based on his personal experience with black defendants, and his words will no doubt inflame many: 

My experience has also taught me that blacks are different by almost any measure to all other people. They cannot reason as well. They cannot communicate as well. They cannot control their impulses as well. They are a threat to all who cross their paths, black and non-black alike.

It will take you only 5 minutes to read this article — and I would bet you’ll read it again. Then ask yourself, is this something you hear Al Sharpton addressing? Or President Obama, Eric Holder, Jeh Johnson or Jesse Jackson? 

I’m quite sure the progressive socialist left will criticize me for sharing this article – that’s just who they are – they hate the truth. But if there is a war to be fought, it is for the soul of the inner city and the black community. The facts and observations in this are not shocking to me. They are quite well known, but the manner in which the writer so eloquently presents them is quite commendable.

We cannot begin to “have a conversation about race” until we are willing to honestly address the facts.

As Smith says at the end, “I do know that it is wrong to deceive the public. Whatever solutions we seek should be based on the truth rather than what we would prefer was the truth.”

The full article appears starting on the next page here : http://www.amren.com/features/2014/05/confessions-of-a-public-defender/

Saturday, December 27, 2014

La Paz: Seido Target Hitmen ( El Grande ) in BCS part 2 call claims cartel kidnapped USBP agent in Tx border town Miscellaneous News from Coahuila

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La Paz: Seido Target Hitmen ( El Grande ) in BCS part 2

Posted: 27 Dec 2014 12:06 AM PST

Translated by Spike for Borderland Beat

Seido now target El Grande


Cruz Alonso Lozoya Uriarte "El Grande".

Seido is now targeting "El Grande". After the capture of Víctor Barraza Martínez "28" and his transfer to the Base of the SEIDO team, they now want to detain Abel Nahum Quintero Manjarrez or Cruz Alonso Lozoya Uriarte. For this purpose the SEIDO opened the inquiry PGR SEIDO/UEIDCS/605/2014.

After the capture of Víctor Barraza Martínez "28", "El Vidal", on November 26, 2014 at a safe house in the calle Gilberto Mendoza of the Civilizadores de la paz settlement, the attorney specializing in investigation of organized crime (SEIDO) initiated and launched a special operation that hopefully leads to the arrest of Abel Nahum Quintero Manjarrez or Cruz Alonso Lozoya Uriarte "El Grande".


After the capture of Víctor Barraza Martínez "28", "El Vidal", on November 26, 2014 at a safe house in the calle Gilberto Mendoza of the Civilizadores de la paz settlement, the attorney specializing in investigation of organized crime (SEIDO) initiated and launched a special operation that hopefully leads to the arrest of Abel Nahum Quintero Manjarrez or Cruz Alonso Lozoya Uriarte "El Grande".


After the capture of Víctor Barraza Martínez "28", "El Vidal", on November 26, 2014 at a safe house in the calle Gilberto Mendoza of the Civilizadores de la paz settlement, the attorney specializing in investigation of organized crime (SEIDO) initiated and launched a special operation that hopefully leads to the arrest of Abel Nahum Quintero Manjarrez or Cruz Alonso Lozoya Uriarte "El Grande".

According to federal and military authorities, El Grande is considered the ringleader of the second para-military Cartel Cell responsible for the wave of violence plaguing the capital of Baja California Sur since July 31st.

On the day of his capture, "28" revealed that both he and "El Grande", were part of the military arm of the Organization of Dámaso López Núñez "El Licenciado" and Dámaso López Serrano "El Mini Lic" in the city of La Paz, with the same hierarchical level within the Special forces of Dámaso headed by Edgar Amilcar Acosta Reyes "El Rey"; having a group of between five and ten Hitmen hired specifically to murder their rivals, at the service of Rolando González Moreno "El Compadrón" and Luis Antonio Montoya Beltrán "Montoya", "Don Carlos", or "El Artista",from Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada's organisation.


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During the interrogation, and in the hands of his captors, "28" explained the modus operandi of the criminal group. On the one hand, he stated that he was responsible for kidnapping, torture, and executing his opponents and throwing their bodies in premises and public roads "El Grande" chased and attacked vehicles of enemies. 

The intention was to regain control of the retail drug trade in the North of La Paz, because since the capture of the former crime boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, Dámaso López Núñez "El Licenciado" and Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada had come into conflict for that territory and others in various parts of the country. 

On the day of his capture, "28" was in possession of a Matra radio , with the number 170, property of the State preventive police, which belonged to agent Hilario Flores Ramírez "El Yiyo", family member of the former Commissioner Fernando Ramírez Martínez "El Sabueso" and people close to the former Governor Irineo Martínez Ordaz tours Coordinator. However, and after hearing the case,they tried to make a last-minute change to the paperwork so the radio would appear as assigned to a former agent name Fabian Jaime Meza, as a strategy to protect the police functions.

Therefore,after "28" was interrogated by his captors, it was no surprise that according to his version of events " all of the time he had the protection of the preventive State Corporation, in charge is Francisco Javier Camacho Manríquez and the State Secretary of public security headed by Martha Cecilia Garzón López.

"28" also revealed that his protection was such, that on 22 September last, three of his cohort of hitmen were arrested on a carratera filter road at the 11 km of the section La Paz-San Juan's de planes, the Director of the Center of Social readaptation de paz made a maneuver and, without previously notifying the Attorney General of Justice of the State (PGJE) ,ordered the release of the gunman, Gustavo Lozoya Portillo, 22, originally from Baridaguato, Sinaloa. 

Obviously, he said, that generated a conflict because when they arrived with the order of warrants against Portillo,he was no longer in prison. After being captured in the joint operation of the PGJE, Marinas and Mexican army, Víctor Barraza Martínez "28", along with five of his henchmen were transferred to the State Attorney's Office,they were immediately put in cells and placed at the disposal of the Special Unit in investigation of crimes against health( SEIDO ), because coincidentally that day a group of federal agents had arrived. 

The Investigations

The next day, the six detainees were transferred in the morning to La Paz "Manuel Márquez de León" International Airport, then onto Mexico City Airport, and from there, to the Centre Base of SEIDO, so they opened preliminary investigation PGR/SEIDO/UEIDS/605/2014. The arrested hit men were questioned about the structure of the criminal group, its networks and links; They also offered the names of all the members of their organization and their rival gangs, and they talked about a series of telephone numbers found in their cell phones, as well as information which was found in some computers and confiscated equipment.

For example, according to data obtained by ZETA research,a video was found which recorded the murder of the narcomenudista Carlos Castro Hale "Freckles" or "El Guero" who died on 22 November and whose body was found in la calle Mantarraya, at the entrance to Mero y Camarón, Colonia Fidepaz. 

The videotaping shows Juan Manuel Becerra Osuna or José Miguel García García "Meño" or "El Recio" and Juan Manuel González Montaño "El Millagui", beating and torturing their victim, from whom they sought to obtain information about the whereabouts of Rolando González Moreno "El Compadrón" and Luis Antonio Montoya Beltrán "Montoya", "Don Carlos", or "La Artista". The time of death was recorded, when the pair of "El Meño" or "The Recio", Monserrat Guadalupe Villa Arciniega "La Lupita", begins to cut a message into his skin which read "100% Dog "; then another woman and a man stuck a wooden stake in some part of his body.

Cellular and computer equipment also had videos and photographs of the time of the murder of the following persons:

* Mario Alberto López García "El Junior," Tomas Antonio Rico Castro "3" and Carlos Antonio Mayoral "The Mayoral", all tortured, executed and burned on October 22 at kilometer 38 of the Paz-Ciudad Constitution highway.

* Iván Castro Sandoval "El Pelón", Jorge Molina Alarcón "Warrior" or "El Molina", and Saul David Gutierrez Nuno, tortured and killed on October 31 at 1 + 800 km of Beltway Santiago Oceguera.

* Adauto Sarabia García, tortured and died November 23 in calle private de Las Sirenas, between Tuparam and Ignacio Ramírez, Colonias. 


Within the research, the PGJE made ballistic tests of the weapons confiscated from the Hitmen, among these:

* Two Pietro Beretta pistols 9 mm, black. 

* An R-15 assault, black, rifle calibre 5.56 mm. 

* Two rifles of AK-47 assault, dark silver, 7.62 x 39 mm caliber. 

According to an expert of the PGJE, some of these weapons were positive in the killings of: -Gerardo Geraldo Mendez "Geras". -José Federico Gaxiola Osuna "Pikas". -José Heliodoro López González "El helio". -Refuge Amador Núñez "El Cuco". -Cristian Diaz Bianchi "Cris". The main cause of this wave of violence is that the heads of sicarios, Víctor Barraza Martínez "28" and Cruz Alfonso Lozoya Uriarte "El Grande" - according to messages found on the mobile phones of Barraza - received economic and logistical support from the chief of plaza for the retail drug trade in the South, Jose Fernando Torres Montenegro or José Francisco Ojeda Torres "The Pepillo", Alejandro Sánchez Trejo "El Peinado” or “El Frank and Ranulfo Lopez Portillo.


The Latest Detainees


The latest detainees by SEIDO, come from investigations into the criminal groups involved in the wave of violence, the PGJE managed to capture six more assassins this week. 


The first was arrested on December first Monday, after which a Court deliverd a warrant of arrest against Abraham Garcia Ontiveros as allegedly responsible for the execution of the narcomenudista Robert Efren Navarro Cárdenas "The Foquemon", recorded on November 28, 2014 in the Tehuantepec Istmo Street, between San Joaquin and Santa Ana colonial Santa Fe. 

The victim, who had 22 prior investigations for the crimes of theft and an existing valid arrest warrant , which had not been served as he was protected - according to the PGJE, he was murdered with nine rounds of caliber .45 and 9 mm, while outside his home. 

The second and third fell during a special operation of the Mexican army, Saturday 29 November, while circulating on the forgers Boulevard, heading to the South of the city, on a suspect vehicle: a Volkswagen Jetta in white color, with tinted windows and circulation 055-PLZ-3 stacked plates. The military saw their vehicle and started to pursue, after a high risk chase, they were stopped and detained in the Cardoncito colony.

The crew turned out to be Teodoro Orona "El Teo" Quiñonez and Eusebio Oroña Quiñonez, who had in his possession two 9 mm pistols . Based on data collected by ZETA, it was the third time that the detainees had been arrested carrying weapons, but had been released by the courts of first and second district. However, this last time they failed im their bid for freedom, for two reasons: 

1.- The lawyer Ramón Ochoa Bañuelos, who defended the Group of assassins of the Special forces of Damaso, suffered an armed attack on 27 November, in the street Morelos, among the Heroes of independence and Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez, Colonia El Esterito,he was gravely injured and sent to the hospital "Juan María de Salvatierra". 

2.- 9 mm Pistols ; in the hands of the brothers Oroña Quiñonez, gave a positive result in the murder of the narcomenudista Robert Efren Navarro Cárdenas "The Foquemon"

At the close of this Edition, they were declared and subsequently would be charged for the murder. The last three arrested, name Rubén Maldonado Cortes "El Chuntaro", Jesús Alberto Méndez Castro "Chuy" and Miguel Angel Mendez Lopez or Ariel Bautista Lopez "The Ari", are charged with the execution of the Chief of plaza for the El Sargento colonia, Benigno Lucero Camacho "El Benni", registered on 21 November. 

Similarly, the members of the band "Los Flamingos" were arrested and secured with them was the vehicle used in the killing, in whose interior the PGJE found an assault rifle, a cartridge .223, as well as useful cartridges 9 mm and 38 super. According to witnesses,on the night of the attack, officers of the Municipal police of La Paz and Ministerial of the State police in the community of El Sargento, refused to help the victim when he asked for help after being shot

Also according to testimony, the Dodge Durango truck of the hitmen was damaged in the attack, after which they had to push it to abandon it at the edge of a beach, to flee on foot. The police were there and did nothing to stop the criminals, until they were arrested and consigned to the penal judge. 

The last to fall, Ariel Bautista Lopez "The Ari", was captured at a police roadblock at the entrance to Los Cabos, and on his cell phone were found posts by criminal groups, requesting the locations of houses of the narcomenudistas because "they would soon go to kidnap and kill people" at that beach location. 

Obviously, this was before the capture of Víctor Barraza Martínez "28". 

Link to Part 1 of this article

Translated from an article in Spanish on http://zetatijuana.com

call claims cartel kidnapped USBP agent in Tx border town 

Posted: 26 Dec 2014 08:24 PM PST

Lucio Borderland Beat with material from Reuters, AP, and KRGV

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into a claim made in a call to a Texas border town police department that a Mexican organized crime cartel has kidnapped a U.S. Border Patrol agent, officials said on Friday.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials added there are no reports of any of its 3,100 Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley sector in south Texas being missing.

"Until we rule it out, we treat it as a true kidnapping," said FBI Special Agent Michelle Lee.

Chris Cabrera, a representative with the National Border Patrol Council, which represents Border Patrol agents, told Reuters concerns began with a phone call to police in the small town of La Joya.

"Someone called in and started out reporting some sort of activity, and the call then turned into threats against law enforcement, threats against the dispatcher, and ultimately threats against law enforcement in general," Cabrera said.

"He then claimed to have an agent that was kidnapped that he planned to kill, and he claimed to work for one of the cartels."

Cabrera said if there is a kidnapped agent, it could be someone not assigned to the Rio Grande Valley sector but in the area for a holiday visit.


There are several organized crime cartels working just across the border from Texas, smuggling drugs and dealing in weapons as well as sneaking immigrants into the United States. They are considered to be some of the most violent criminal organizations in the world.

Texas border towns have been relatively safe, with violent crime rates lower than other major Texas cities.

Cabrera says Mexican cartel members have attempted to kidnap U.S. Border Patrol agents in the past, but no successful kidnapping has occurred.

Miscellaneous News from Coahuila

Posted: 26 Dec 2014 02:48 PM PST

Around 8:30 PM on Monday, December 22, 36 year old Irma Esparza Rivera was shot to death on Ocampo street, across the street from the bus station, in CiudadAcuña.  Witnesses report a vehicle passing by shot at her as she was outside the restaurant.  She was hit by four bullets in her body and managed to make it into the building, where she died.  Moments later, a 25 year old male was shot to death in Capistrano colonia.   La Jornada reports that, according to state officials, both individuals were immigrant smugglers.

That same night, based upon an anonymous tip, Marines searched a location on Calle 17, in the Ampliación Morelos colonia of Saltillo, located on the eastern side of the city, near the Sierra of Zapalinamé.  There they found five burned bodies that were buried in two clandestine graves located within yards of each other.  Though no connection was reported, it is worth mentioning that on December 18 a body was found buried at a residence in the Jardines Coloniales colonia of Saltillo.  Members of a Gulf Cartel kidnapping cell were arrested in connection with that finding.



On Tuesday, December 23, the Group of Specialed Arms and Tactics (Grupo de Armas y Tácticas Especiale, known as GATES), while on routine patrol, noticed a speeding Chevrolet Silverado with Texas license plates on the Manuel Pérez Treviño bypass in the Guillén colonia of Piedras Negras.  As they attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver attempted to flee, but the police were able to stop the vehicle on República boulevard in the Tecnológico colonia.  Upon inspecting the vehicle, the police found an AK-47 which was loaded with an ammunition clip containing twenty-four rounds, three other ammunition clips with thirty rounds, as well as packets of cocaine and marijuana.  The driver of the vehicle, 33 year old Salvador Ríos Núñez, a Mexican citizen living in the Guadalupe subdivision of Piedras Negras who also holds United States citizenship and owns a home in Eagle Pass, Texas, was arrested and confessed to being a financial operator for Los Zetas.


Guerreros Unidos kidnapped and murdered Guerrero Fr. Gregorio López 

Posted: 26 Dec 2014 04:20 PM PST

Lucio Borderland Beat information from:Michoacán Tres Punto Cero & BB Archives

Second priest from Altamirano, Guerrero
killed in two months by Guerreros Unidos

"I am outraged by the cowardly and vile death of Father Gregorio López Gorostieta. I express my total denunciation of the demon Guerreros Unidos, who killed padre Goyo (of Guerrero) for accusing them in the death of  Ayotzinapa students, " padre  Goyo of Apatzingán


The priest of Michoacán town of Apatzingán, Gregorio Lopez Jerome, known as "Father Goyo" revealed his colleague Gorrostieta the priest Gregorio Lopez,  know in his community as "Goyito" whose body was found yesterday, was killed at the hands of organized crime.
  
His battered body was thrown on Iguala-Ciudad Altamirano Federal Highway of  la altura de Tlapehuala with a gunshot to the head.
The Father "Goyo" said in a message sent to the agency Quadratín that it was the  repudiation of the Guerreros Unidos, that led  to the death of the priest Gregorio López Gorrostieta, of  Ciudad Altamirano, Guerrero.
“My namesake, accused these criminals in his homily last Sunday 21st for the disappearance of 43 students from Ayotzinapa, however, in the aftermath of this abominable event, the Catholic Church must continue speaking out and denouncing all arbitrariness and violation of fundamental rights".


As you may recall, the Padre "Goyo"has worked closely with AUC  in Michoacán, and leader Doctor Manuel Mireles, and has been outspoken his making statements about the complicated situation that exists in the region of Tierra Caliente of Michoacán and Guerrero: He continues to criticize Castillo, organize crime, and corrupt members of organized police such as rurales. 
He  has encouraged the work of Michoacán AUC.
With respect of the Priest who was kidnapped and killed, after his sermon, within 2 hours he was taken, subsequently discovered tortured and killed.


It was not the first priest to be killed so cowardly, two months ago the same cartel killed another cleric of the diocese of Altamirano, which exhibits a deterioration of the government in that state and where the Catholic church is one of the few institutions that are not corrupt.
killed 2 months ago 

UPDATE; Lifeless Body of Father Gregorio Lopez Found (other photo and clarification note added 12/16)

Posted: 26 Dec 2014 09:04 PM PST



Posted by DD material from ExcelsiorProceso, and Diario de Coahula

As I reported yesterday, Christmas Day, Father Gregorio Lopez Gorosheta was kidnapped from the Seminary in Altamirano, Guerrero early Monday morning by a group of armed men.  The Bishop of the diocese pleaded on Facebook and other media for his release and announced a march was to be held on Dec. 24 to seek his release from the kidnappers.
(DD note;  Father Gergorio Lopez was often called Father Goya (nickname for Gregorio) by his students and other clergy, but he is not the more famous Father Goya in Michoacan.  Father Gregorio Lopez (Father Goya) from Michoacan has referred to Father Gregorio Lopez (also referred to as Father Goya) from Guerrero as his namesake)  

The march was held despite the rain, with the Bishops and priests from around the area and adjoining states leading the march of Catholics.  

 But to no avail.  The lifeless body of Father Lopez with a gunshot wound to the head and signs of torture was found about 3:PM Christmas Day near the town of Tlapehuala, in the region of Tierra Caliente.  on a stretch of road that connects Ciudad Altamirano with the municipality of Arcelia, Guerrero.

The Cathedral of Ciudad Altamirano through its Facebook account, Father Xavier, confirmed the murder of the priest.

"Today communicate with deep sorrow that our brother Gregorio López Gorostieta father departed to his father's house. With faith I can say that he is enjoying the presence of God" published. 

No motive is yet known for the murder.


On December 4 in Iguala, the Interior Minister, Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, announced the special security plan for the region of Tierra Caliente, covering 22 municipalities in Guerrero, two of Michoacán Eight of the State of Mexico and Morelos four.   Altamirano was one of the municipalities included.

During the signing of the Implementation of the Single Command, with the governors of Guerrero, Michoacán, State of Mexico and Morelos, Osorio Chong said the actions would  strengthen the ability to deal with crimes, the crimes that most hurt society.

Osario said “We do this so that as soon as possible the inhabitants of Tierra Caliente can enjoy the necessary conditions in order to carry out your everyday life without violence"

  
                                
The reports say that Father Lopez's body was found on this highway near this "monument to honor Mexico's former President Lazaro Cardenas. Cardenas was responsible for consolidating power into a party he labeled the Partido de la Revolución Mexicana (Party of the Mexican Revolution – PRM) which later changed  its name to Partido Revolucionario Institucionalt  (PRI).  It is almost a horrific irony that in light of everything that has happened in Guerrero and Michoacan the monument closely resembles a decapitated head.

Friday, December 26, 2014

A Cop’s Response to the Anti-Police Rallies and Calls for the Death of Officers

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Couple Expecting Child Went For An Ultrasound But Were Not Prepared For What Happened Next

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Loyal Dog Chases After Ambulance To Stay By His Homeless Owner’s Side

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Merry Chrismas but Lest We Forget, MEXICO STILL MOURNS Attacks on Priest Continues Happy Christmas to all Borderland Beat Readers

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Omar Espejo from CJNG Detained

Posted: 26 Dec 2014 03:51 AM PST

Tanslated from a Milenio article by Spike for Borderland Beat


Omar Espejo Flores aka " El Toro" now confined in El Rincon prison in Nayarit



The Attorney General of the Republic (PGR) , in coordination with the Marines , arrested Omar Espejo Flores , " El Toro", an alleged operator for Cartel Jalisco Neuvo Generacion, he is presumably responsible for the disappearance of two members of the Agencies criminal investigation department (AIC) , in Vista Hermosa Michoacán in November 2013.
  
Tomás Zerón, director of the AIC of the PGR, reported that Espejo Flores was coordinating the Halcones  and groups of Hitmen in the Jalisco municipalities of Ocotlán and La Barca, Briseñas; He also did it in the michoacana town of Vista Hermosa.

Other criminal activities in which  El Toro was involved, was the collection of piso ( extortion ), oil theft and drugs.The official said that the detainee was involved in the kidnapping and disappearance of agents René Rojas Marquez and Gabriel JAWS Santiago,  on November 3, 2013, in Vista Hermosa.

To date the whereabouts of these two personnel of the Agency is unknown, they were searched for in clandestine graves that were discovered at La Barca.

Last year, the Office of the Attorney-General found 64 corpses in 35 clandestine graves in the municipality of La Barca, as part of the search for the Federal Police,the work concluded almost a month later.



Zeron said the arrest was made possible by the coordinated actions with the attorney specializing in research on organized crime (Seido) and the Mexican Marina, which led to intelligence placing Espejo Flores in Zapopan, Jalisco. El Toro was surprised when captured without a shot fired whilst driving down an avenue inside a luxury sedan on 18 December.

"This person had an arrest warrant arising from the disappearance of the two members of the Agency's Criminal investigation team Rene Rojas Marquez and Gabriel Quijada Santiago, on November 3, 2013, this was in Michoacan, and those who were detained, unarmed and deprived of freedom by municipal police of Vista Hermosa, they then delivered them to members of organized crime", Zeron said.

He said that because of these facts, the PGR stopped almost in its entirety the municipal police of Vista Hermosa, linked to these facts, and those who are today held in two federal prisons, where they face charges of organized crime and illegal deprivation of liberty, among other crimes.

From the statements of some of the soldiers, Omar Flores took an active part in the disappearance of federal troops.

"His arrest was achieved without a single shot. It is known that he constantly changed his place of residence; However, we identified that he continued performing as a manager of the criminal group in the above-mentioned municipalities.

"As an important part in this criminal organization, his specialization was the coordinating of groups of Halcones, hitmen and cartel members, in addition to kidnappings, fuel theft, collection of piso ( extortion) and the transfer of drugs".

El Toro was consigned by the agent of the public prosecutor's Office to prison number 4, El Rincón, in Tepic, Nayarit, where will be processed for the crimes of kidnapping and organized crime. 

Original article in Spanish courtesy of http://www.milenio.com

Chiquillo Antrax gunned down in Culiacán 

Posted: 25 Dec 2014 10:02 PM PST

Lucio Borderland Beat Information from Noroeste and YouTube 

Antonio Avendaño, "El Chiquillo Ántrax", of the Sinaloa Cartel,enforcer group Antrax was gunned down in the Sinaloa city of Culiacan in Colinas de San Miguel.

It was just before the midnight hour that Avendaño was gunned down, while driving on Cerro del Vigía Street, in a 2015 MiniCooper yellow orange color, without plates.

He was pinned in between two cars that open fire, causing Avendaño tostrike and carom off of three vehicles in front of a home in full Christmas celebration.


stopping by sending you the best holiday wishes....

Posted: 25 Dec 2014 03:54 PM PST

chivis


Two of my all time favorite posada photos.  Santa always arrives on a firetruck, and the foto below is a shot of a lil guy in a wheelchair when he spots Santa and the firetruck....PRICELESS!!!

This year I was able to provide over 1000 children with posada fun.  For most it is one of the few highlights of the year.  We also provided gifts for impoverished children, we requested that schools  provide a wish list for children who more than likely would not receive a special gift at Christmas.  many asked for things such as shoes and jackets.  and we did not forget the migrants in the casa migrante shelters.  We sent gifts of clothing, candy and phone cards, and provided Christmas dinners.  My project continues, that honors the 72 migrants slaughtered in San Fernando Tamps.  Anyone wishing  to become involved or begin their own project, just email me, I will help you get started.

I encourage you to get involved next year, donate, find a charity, ask me if you want a recommendation.  It's a wonderful thing, and for one day we can feel good that we were able to do something and bring a little happiness to the children and the forgotten of Mexico.  

Merry Christmas to all and to all a fantastic night...............................cheers, Chivis 


Merry Chrismas but Lest We Forget, MEXICO STILL MOURNS

Posted: 25 Dec 2014 03:33 PM PST



Borderland Beat by DD with material from Mexico Voices

I join Spike in wishing everyone A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and WONDERFUL NEW YEAR.  But in this time of celebration and brotherly love for our fellow man, let us not
forget                                                                     
Mexico Still Mourns

By Guadalupe Loaeza
I am wondering if Peña Nieto’s government is aware to what degree the disappearance of the 43 teachers college students has permeated Mexican society. I imagine that many of them no longer have the head, right now, to think about such traumatic things; others will follow the advice of their boss. That’s to say, get over the Ayotzinapa tragedy. And I won't fault anyone whose only concern these days is to watch his back. Many will be without a job in 2015.

As I do every year, last Sunday I took my grandchildren to see “The Nutcracker” at the National Theater. Once seated, I gave myself a task: to watch all the people filled with holiday cheer as they entered the theater to admire the last performance of Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet, the music of which is so familiar to us that even the most ignorant can recall a fragment. Most of the attendees were children and adolescents, bundled up and accompanied by their families. The atmosphere inside the enormous auditorium, with space for 10,000 people, was festive and Christmassy.


For my part, I was a deeply gratified grandmother surrounded by my six grandchildren, two of my sons, my daughter-in-law and Paloma Figueroa, the young professional dancer. With that same festive mindset, I watched young grandmothers wearing 100 percent wool coats with furs and carrying Coach or Marc Jacob purses. Many greeted and waved to each other from afar. The show was only minutes away from beginning.

Suddenly, the lights went down and at the stage’s illuminated center appeared a group of young people holding two banners, one with the hashtag #Yamecansé [Enough, I'm tired]** written on it and on the other could be read the words, “Stop impunity.” Daniel Castillo, in evening wear, spoke on behalf of his fellow members of the National Dance Company:
"Mexico is mourning the unsustainable and heartbreaking impunity that has become a daily story and that violates our citizenry."
With perfect diction, his words echoed all across the auditorium.

A profound silence fell over us. No one moved in their seats, not the children and especially not the adults. The power of Castillo’s words and the audience’s silence united all of us. Castillo, whose image was projected in color on two enormous screens placed on either side of the stage, continued, 
"Mexico, we are no longer just mourning the disappeared teacher college students, but those of Aguas Blancas, San Fernando and the children at the ABC nursery***,"  
"I want to read a poem written by one of our company members, the ballerina Sonia Jiménez."
At that moment, and despite my wearing a red sweater, I felt dressed in black from head to toe.
We are mourning,
We are the cry of our dead,
We are the blood shed on fertile land,
We are the silence on the verge of exploding.
Today we do not recognize the ground on which we stand,
The falling rain does not erase the mistakes,
Our eyes don't wipe away the truth,
We live blindfolded, we have sold-out,
We speak with the breath of our bodies.
Turn off the lights. Mexico is mourning.
As if moved by an gigantic, invisible spring, the public rose to its feet,  “One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine…,” until it reached number 43, which they memorialized with their fists raised.

The applause was an enormous and deep expression of our condolences. Everyone was mourning. Everyone felt even more tired than Murillo Karam for all the corruption and impunity. And all of us represented “the cry of our dead.”

I envisioned backstage: 170 dancers of the National Dance Company and the students of the National School of Classical and Contemporary Dance, elegantly dressed as the characters of the ballet’s epoch, applauding. I was imagining the company’s five principal dancers—Agustina Galizzi, Ana Elisa Mena, Mayuko Nihei, Blanca Ríos and Erick Rodríguez—mourning. Those who appeared particularly sad were José Luis González, Mariana Garce and Sofía Villarreal, who that night were saying goodbye to the company, which was celebrating 50 years of putting on the Christmas ballet. Also, I imagined “Clara,” the protagonist of Hoffmann’s tale, the little rodents, the tin soldiers, and the Nutcracker himself mourning, applauding in honor of the 43 disappeared.
"Why did you get so sad all of a sudden, Mamá Lú?, one of my granddaughters asked me. 
"Because Mexico continues to mourn," I replied.
I have the impression that my granddaughter did not understand me. Then, the curtains opened and the show began.

**Reference to offhand remark of Attorney General Murillo Karam at the end of the press conferece at which he announced that arrested members of the Warrriors United cartel confessed they had murdered the 43 Ayotzinapa students and burned their bodies. The remark was immediately turned against him on the social media and in the press.

***Aguas Blancas was the massacre by police of protesting farmers in Guerrero in 1995. San Fernando was the massacre, in 2010, of 72 Central American migrants by the Zetas cartel with the collusion of local police. The ABC nursery fire, in 2009, possibly the result of local officials' attempt to destroy records in an adjoining store room, resulted in the deaths of 49 infants and young children and the injuring of 70 more.

Attacks on Priest Continues

Posted: 25 Dec 2014 01:35 PM PST

Missing Priest, Rev. Gregorio Lopez Gorostieta

Borderland Beat posted by DD from AP, and ABC News and Sin Embargo

Dozens of Roman Catholic priests and hundreds of parishioners marched through the southern Mexico city of Ciudad Altamirano on Wednesday to demand the release of a kidnapped priest and protest a series of kidnappings, killings and robberies of priests.

The marchers were led by Bishop Maximino Martinez and about 30 white-robed priests. They called for the release of the Rev. Gregorio Lopez Gorostieta, who apparently was kidnapped from a local seminary early Monday morning by a group of four armed persons who entered the Catholic seminary that morning.

Bishop Maximino Martinez
On Monday when the Bishop issued the call for the Wednesday march, the church also used social media to spread the message;
“To the whole people of God on pilgrimage to the diocese of Ciudad Altamirano, they are told of the disappearance of the father Gregorio Lopez Gorostieta, on the night of Sunday December 21, so at this time what is important is to unite us all in prayer with the confidence that he is okay. If anyone has information that can help locate him please call the seminar”.

In his call for the faithful to join the march, he also said called for an end to the violence in Tierra Caliente and for the release of Father Gregorio.  He also said he does not think that there is any direct problem against the priests, in spite of the cases that have happened in last years, “ because we devote ourselves to serve the people either God, to preach the gospel, we do not do anything more, our work is the redemption of the person ”.

He added that "on the occasion of Christmas, it is very important that we manifest in the march that we call for peace for our country, and to set aside all this atmosphere of violence".

"Enough Already!" and "Return Father Gregorio!" read banners carried by the marchers, who sang hymns as they marched to the city's cathedral.

"Enough, is the cry of all the bishops of Mexico and the diocese.  Enough of those who provoke lawlessness, corruption, impunity of complicity and indifference while all they have done to provoke violence, fear and disappearance, 'the document says.

seminary in Ciudad Altamirano, Mexico
Lopez Gorostieta's pickup truck was found abandoned and locked near the main plaza which is also near the seminary, but no blood stains were found inside.  The church has filed a crime report with police, but the motive remains unclear.

"We haven't received any demand for ransom," said Martinez, who noted his diocese "has suffered a lot" from the drug cartel violence that has made the hotlands region of southern Guerrero state one of the most dangerous in all of Mexico.

At least two priests have been killed in Guerrero state this year and several others have been abducted, robbed or wounded in robbery attempts.


In September, 2009 the father Habacuc was murdered, in Arcelia, when he was travelling with two young people who were for students training to be seminarians and who were also killed by gun shots.  That  mobilized  the church to demonstrate.

On that occasion the church in a document condemned 'the violence that is plaguing our country' and demanded 'to the corresponding authorities, at all levels of Government, carry out a prompt investigation and find those responsible for this cowardly crime'.

From our faith, we express the certainty that the father Habacuc Hernández, and seminarians Eduardo Oregón Benitez and Silvestre González, who were with him are already in the presence of the heavenly father', added the document

In September of this year, the battered body of the Rev. Ascension Acuna Osorio was found floating in the Balsas river near his parish of San Miguel Totolapan, near Ciudad Altamirano. Guerrero state prosecutors said the priest's body had head wounds, but it was unclear whether they were caused by the body being dragged by the current, or whether he had been killed before being dumped in the river. Prosecutors have offered the diocese no further explanation of his death.

Residents of San Miguel Totolapan told reporters that Acuna Osorio was well-liked in the town, but they were afraid to speak any further about him. The town is an area dominated by the Guerreros Unidos drug cartel, which has been implicated in the mass killing of 43 students in September in the nearby city of Iguala.

The area is so dangerous that Bishop Martinez said one priest had been briefly kidnapped in the mountains above San Miguel Totolapan by cartel gunmen who complained the priest had been speaking in favor of "La Familia" — the name of a rival drug cartel.

The priest had to quickly explain he had been preaching in favor of family values, and keeping the family together as a social nucleus, and was not talking about the rival cartel.  He was then released.

Earlier this year, another priest was injured when gunmen sprayed his truck with bullets on a local road; the priest's driver was killed in that attack.

The Rev. Oscar Prudenciano, a parish priest in the city of Iguala, said he survived a similar attack on a highway in May 2013, when he was headed to a baptism. Cartel gunmen pulled him over, apparently because they wanted to steal his truck. They dragged him off and were apparently going to kill him; the priest was only saved because a rival group of gunmen showed up and a gunfight broke out, allowing Prudenciano time to escape. "I thought they were going to kill me," he said. "I ran for my life."

While everyone is vulnerable to robberies on the region's roads, some attacks appear more specifically directed at the church, especially priests who refuse to perform quickie marriages or baptisms for drug gang members.

"At times, if they ask for a baptism and you don't do it, they start to threaten you," Martinez said. "They want a marriage, or a blessing" for a car or a home, he said, and won't take 'no' for an answer.”

About the precautionary measures he is recommending the bishop told  the priests, make sure that "all their vehicles are labeled.  Do not leave late at night on the roads.     That take great care and tell someone where you are going.  That not you refuse the services of the Church such as baptism or marriage, because finally the grace of God will come if those people are with God, beyond what they do to the priest'.

Some deaths remain a mystery. Ugandan priest Rev. John Ssenyondo, 55, had been kidnapped earlier this year after saying Mass, when a group of people in an SUV intercepted his car.

His body was later identified as one of 13 found in a clandestine grave discovered Nov. 2 in the town of Ocotitlan.

Church officials believe some attacks, in fact, may be intended to discourage priests from protesting the rampant violence.

Monsignor Ramon Castro, the bishop of the diocese of Cuernavaca, just to the north of Guerrero, said that after the church organized a march against violence in which thousands took part in March, armed men kidnapped workers from three separate parishes in nearly simultaneous attacks the next day. They were released hours later.

"We think that was a kind of warning, to tell us to keep quiet," Bishop Castro said.

Happy Christmas to all Borderland Beat Readers

Posted: 25 Dec 2014 01:14 PM PST

Spike for Borderland Beat

Just wishing all readers , forum posters , and BB reporters , happy holidays and a wonderful Christmas with a happy and prosperous new year. For Mexico and Mexicans in particular I also wish you , peace , tranquillity , security.

Kindest Regards

Spike