(Department of Justice, 2009) That is approximately 18,000 kilograms of cocaine per year in the city of Chicago. The Los Zetas were founded in 1999 by the Mexican Army’s elite forces that left the army and joined with another organization (Gulf Cartel). In 2010, the Los Zetas defected from the Gulf cartel and created their own organization. “The U.S. government says Los Zetas is “the most technologically advanced, sophisticated and dangerous cartel operating in Mexico.” (CNN, 2009) In November, 2010 a drug dealer that was supplied by the Los Zetas Cartel was sentenced to 210 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than
It took Mexico another 34 years to declare the war on drugs in 2006 by President Felipe Calderon. This caused more violence to erupt in many cities of mexico. Many more Mexican street gangs joined the infamous cartels and started making Mexico very unsave. “ The drug cartels have been around since the 1940’s with an estimated 80 small to medium sized cartels operating in the country now.” (Fox) The war is mostly between the rival cartels fighting for drug trafficking areas. This is far more a war, than just a border problem.
Brandon Barker Current Event A long-time friend of the alleged Boston Marathon bomber testified in court today that he gave Dzhokhar Tsarnaev the gun later used in the shooting death of an MIT police officer. Stephen Silva, 21, told the court that he would consider Tsarnaev "one of my best friends." Silva is currently in prison after he was the subject of an undercover federal drug investigation last year and signed a plea deal with the government. While wearing a beige prison jumpsuit, Silva testified that two months before the bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line, he gave Tsarnaev a 9-millimeter handgun that had an "obliterated" serial number. The gun was later used in the fatal shooting of MIT Police Officer Sean Collier, according
Ravens offensive line coach Andy Moeller found guilty of DUI PUBLISHED Monday, Apr 11, 2011 at 7:00 pm EDT Dennis DillonSporting News http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2011-04-11/ravens-offensive-line-coach-andy-moeller-found-guilty-of-dui Baltimore Ravens offensive line coach Andy Moeller's job security is on the line after he was sentenced Monday to two years of supervised probation for being found guilty of driving under the influence. Moeller, whose arrest last September was his third alcohol-related incident since 2007, was recently promoted from assistant offensive line coach after the Ravens fired John Matsko in January. Andy Moeller, whose arrest last September was his third alcohol-related incident since 2007, was recently
Story 2 Las Vegas, NV— Officer involved in grocery store shooting is put on leave Officer Frank Fromanski has been going through questioning from Internal affairs this week, about his connection in last Monday’s grocery story robbery. Fromanski’s gun shot and killed Julia Reed, a cocktail waitress. Crime scene investigators couldn’t find any other gunman like the officer said there was. The officer claims he shot at a third gunman and not Reed. Investigators also stated that Fromanski actually shot more than four times at the suspected third gunmen.
The four major pieces of legislation known as the Antitrust Laws are: The Sherman Act of 1890, The Clayton Act of 1914, the Federal Trade Commission Act of 1914, and the Celler-Kefauver Act of 1950. These were actions taken by government after World War I. After the war, companies were becoming monopolies. The word “trust” was a word to describe these monopolistic companies that were buying up smaller businesses, making it hard to enter certain industries as a competitor, and charging high prices. Due to backlash from economists, farmers, labor unions and consumers, the Antitrust Laws were established.
On the other side of the coin is Ruger. Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. engages in the design, manufacture and sale of firearms. It offers its products under Ruger name in three product categories, including rifles, pistols and revolvers. The company operates through two business segments: Firearms and Investment castings. The Firearms segment manufactures and sells rifles, pistols, and revolvers to a number of federally-licensed, independent wholesale distributors.
Church and General George Wingate. The NRA, one of today’s largest gun rights lobbying organizations in the United States, serves to “promote and encourage rifle shooting on a scientific basis” (Gettings). With the rise of mobster and gangster activities as well as the illicit usage of firearms, President Franklin D. Roosevelt instilled the National Firearms Act in 1934 in hopes to rid the country of automatic-firing weapons. The National Firearms Act imposed a $200 tax ($2,525 today) on each firearm, and all buyers were required to fill out paperwork subject to the Treasury Department for approval (Gettings). With the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Robert Kennedy, the Gun Control Act of 1968 quickly passed with major restrictions and revisions to the National Firearms Act.
In the past four years, over 34,000 people have been murdered, during their new president’s war on drugs. Both Mexican and American officials say the two countries have never worked closer in fighting crime, are facing growing pressure to prove that their strategy is working, but, as stated before the problem is still spilling over the border and is becoming a source of mounting concern in our states in our Southwestern region. There has even been some evidence found, that bounties have been placed on the heads of agents in the United States Border Patrol. The Department of Homeland Security has issued, a warning to law enforcement officers in west Texas, due to retaliatory killings by Mexican gangs. The agency has even suggested that agents’ change their routes and wear body armor while on duty.
A more recent study suggests that changes to Canada’s gun control law have had an effect on accidental firearm death rates, particularly in males. (Boyd, p. 35) Criminologists are sure that gun control must exist and be rather strict to avoid countless victims. Certainly, rate of crime must be regulated through many tools : penalties, fines, confiscation but gun control plays the supreme role. I deem Canadian gun control system should not be changed, for its work is an effecient one. I think that several amendments should be addopted.