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60 Mexican Resort City Cops Fired Amid Escalating Corruption

At least 60 municipal police officers working in in Cancun have been fired since June as the city struggles to maintain security conditions in the popular Mexican tourist beach area. Some of the police officers had been extorting bribes from tourists and engaging in other criminal activities. The area also continues to see thriving cartel activity.

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Murder Rate in Mexican Border City Spikes from Cartel Violence

The murder rate in the Mexican border city of Tijuana spiked with a record-breaking number of murders. The number of murders climbed as drug cartels battle over control of key drug trafficking routes and the control of the lucrative street-level drug distribution business in the region. The escalating violence in the large border city can be attributed primarily to the hostilities between the Sinaloa Cartel and their one-time ally, Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG).

Deadly Cartel Attacks Against Mexican Border State Police Continue

The border state of Chihuahua continues to be a hotbed for violence where cartel gunmen carry out ambushes and attacks on law enforcement officials. The attacks on authorities appear to be an effort to keep law enforcement out of the ongoing fight for control of the state’s lucrative drug trafficking territories and routes.

D.C. Builds Deportation Defense Fund near MS-13 Hotbeds

District officials in Washington, D.C. designated a legal defense fund aimed at benefiting illegal aliens and their families after being detained for deportation. The move comes after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement stepped up operations in sanctuary cities.

Mexican Border State Drug Rehabs Prove Favored Targets for Cartels

The recent attack at a drug rehab center in the border state of Chihuahua brings back a long-standing practice used by cartel gunmen dating back years. Getting to their rivals when their guards are down, gunmen often target drug centers and clinics which often leads to multiple innocent casualties.

Open Borders Governor to Deploy Anti-MS-13 Gang Task Force in Schools

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, who favors open borders and sanctuary city type policies, announced the deployment of a new Gang Violence Prevention Unit. The unit consists of ten State Troopers, who are being deployed to the top ten high-risk Suffolk County schools that currently serve as ground zero for gang activity and recruitment. The specialized gang violence prevention unit will pro-actively work with educators at the schools to help identify early warnings of gang recruitment and violence.

Portland Police to Stop Identifying Gang Members … Seek to Avoid Labels

In a move that appears to put political correctness above public safety, the police department in Portland, Oregon, will be stopping the practice of identifying gang members in their databases. The department will purge their records in response to strong community concerns about the labels that have disproportionately affected minorities.