February 10, 2017
By Christopher Woody
The brewing conflict (click here) between aspirants to the Sinaloa cartel throne apparently reached a new stage earlier this month when gunmen aligned with one cartel leader attacked the sons and a longtime associate of the jailed kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán.
According to a letter purportedly handwritten by Jesús Alfredo and Iván Archivaldo Guzmán, the attack occurred when they arrived with Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada at a meeting on February 4 called by longtime cartel member Dámaso López "on the issue of having evidence that Dámaso López ordered the kidnapping of the sons of 'El Chapo'" in August....
Sinaloa is "El Chapo." The FBI is not paying attention to growing power in the economic vacuums there. The other drug cartel in those areas of Chicago is the Beltran Leyva.
The Beltran Leyva Organization (click here) was founded by four brothers: Marcos Arturo, Carlos, Alfredo, and Héctor. The brothers got their start as poppy farmers in the state of Sinaloa. Along the way they also became the security force and enforcers for the Sinaloa OCG and Juaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera. In order to counter the power of their rivals in the Gulf Cartel, which had created an armed wing (Los Zetas) made up of former Mexican special forces officers, the BLO recruited U.S. born Edgar Valdez Villarreal AKA “La Barbie” as a lieutenant in its armed wing that served as the Sinaloa organization’s enforcers....
Bryant Park (click here)
That doesn't do it for you, Comey? No? Than try this:
|22,861||White alone (50.9%)|
|330||Black or African American alone (0.7%)|
|415||American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.9%)|
|1,326||Asian alone (3.0%)|
|29||Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (0.1%)|
|18,054||Some other race alone (40.2%)|
|1,897||Two or more races (4.2%)|
|34,409||Hispanic or Latino* (76.6%)|
The above graph comes from a historic article (click here). This is the demographics of Brighton Park. A perfect mixture of ethnic difference to create gangs for El Chappo.
46.3 percent of the populous of Brighton Park are foreign born. For every 100 female there are 106 male. The neighborhood has a lot of angry young men that can't earn a living either because they have hideous background checks regardless of serving their time and/or immigrants, legal or otherwise.
Why is the FBI harassing Bill DeBlassio? Because Trump likes the violence in Chicago and wants to defeat Democrats with it. Comey is not doing his job, except, his job description may have changed.
By James R. Barrett
...With the end of Chicago's meatpacking industry (click here) by the 1960s, Back of the Yards once again faced serious problems of economic decline and physical deterioration. At the end of the twentieth century, as the city worked to develop a new manufacturing district on the site of the old Union Stock Yard, the newer residents resumed the old struggle to maintain a strong community.
I write this because there are FACTS to back me up. The FBI needs to end the rule of El Chappo in the USA and it's corruption of minority youth in Chicago. The entire city of Chicago is at risk for gang warfare and it will start looking like the cities across the Mexican border.
Additionally, there needs to be serious legislation that BEGINS with a federal law that "Bands the Box." That would be a good start. There is absolutely no incentive for men having served their time in jail or prison to expect a future other than crime. The entire reporting of criminal records for men and women that have served their time should only be available to law enforcement. Banning the box is a start, but, far more needs to be done.
February 24, 2017
By Peter Nickeas, Jeremy Gorner and Nereida Moreno
Gangs in two neighborhoods on the South and Southwest sides (click here) are firing more lethal weapons — semiautomatic rifles whose bullets can rip through even bulletproof vests. Dozens of rifle shootings in the last nine months have left 13 people dead....
Who is selling them the guns? Not Chicago. The guns are coming from out of state, certainly outside the city and possibly from drug cartels through waterways.
Every major city or otherwise should form a unit to track the activities of drug and gun movements. It has to be ended early, otherwise, it will become overwhelming and intractable.