The main objective of Operation Jalisco is to capture members of the CJNG and hold them accountable to the law. Shortly after the launch of Operation Jalisco -- an initiative aimed specifically at dismantling the CJNG -- security forces killed 42 alleged CJNG members on a ranch, one of the deadliest drug war confrontations in recent memory. CJNG then retaliated by killing multiple Mexican federal law enforcement agents and even shooting down a military helicopter in southern Jalisco that left five soldiers dead. It was reported that CJNG used a rocket propelled grenade launcher (RPG) to bring down the helicopter demonstrating to the Mexican government their ability and ruthlessness to take on all opposition. Many Mexican officials have considered Operation Jalisco a success do to the fact that key CJNG operatives have been arrested since May, including El Mencho’s son Ruben Oseguera González, who was arrested in June, and the cartel 's alleged second-in-command, Ivan Cazarin Molina, who was arrested on November 18
According to the Drug Policy Alliance, these federal laws, constituting America 's "war on drugs," have led America to imprison more people per capita than any other nation in the world (The Drug War). Initiated during the Nixon administration in the early 1970 's, vast amounts of Americans have been incarcerated for marijuana related offenses since this "war" began, leading to an environment where an enormous number of American men will be arrested in their
Back in the 1980’s, the drug cartels of Colombia were the cause of chaos all over the world – especially in the United States. In fact, at the height of their power, the Bogotá cartel supplied ninety per cent of Uncle Sam’s cocaine. The cartel was barbaric; assassinating anyone who stood in their way. To add to this, they also had the majority of the law enforcement system on their payroll. And, of course, at the heart of all of this was drug lord Carlos Ruiz and his loyal vice, Pablo Álvarez.
For almost a decade, Manuel Noriega was the face of the corrupt and notorious Panamanian government, earning him the title of the “strongman of Panama”. Early in his career, he was considered to be an ally of the United States as he provided valuable assistance to the country as an informant for the C.I.A. Later on, however, Noriega became an enemy of America due to his illegal dealing with drugs. In 1989, the United States government drove him out of Panama which ended his control of the country’s puppet government. Even though he was born in a poor family in Panama City, Manuel Antonio Noriega received a privileged level of education.
Iran-Contra Affair In 1985, American diplomats secretly arranged arms sales to the embattled Iranians in return for Iranian aid in obtaining the release of American hostages held by Middle Eastern terrorists. At least one hostage was eventually set free. Meanwhile, money from the payment for the arms was diverted to the contras. Iran-Contra affair was important, because it cast a dark shadow over the Reagan record in foreign policy. Sandra Day O’Connor Reagan had appointed a near-majority of all sitting judges.
Nevertheless, this act has helped intercept a money courier, known as Florez-Gomez, who stole over “$1.3 million per month for the Colombian leftist rebel group ‘FARC’” (Ridge). As stated by the same article, “Thanks to Special Agent Norman Bright, an alert ICE agent who used his knowledge of key new elements of the Patriot Act in the investigation and interrogation, Florez-Gomez got arrested and charged with being an unlicensed money transmitter” (Ridge). Without this act, the agent wouldn’t have been able to track down the criminal. In addition to this, the Patriot Act was used to help free a 13-year-old girl from a kidnapper. The police used the act to access internet evidence to locate the criminal.
The founding fathers idea for a great government was to distribute powers into branches that can also be balance and check by each other, which will also help them make the best decisions for their people. About two years ago, Obama put into place an executive action which protected about four million illegal immigrants from deportation. Since we were not able to deport all eleven million immigrants the Obama administration chose to help those that deserved to be here. They decided that the people that fell into that category were living in United States for several years, had not committed crimes and who have families here to take care of. It didn’t give anyone official legal status nor put them on the path to citizenship, because only congress can do that.
That’s just one example of the type of cases the SPLC take. Another example would be when a teenage boy was beaten by five members of the IKA. The IKA is similar to the KKK, and they set off looking for a black person the attack. The SPLC took the case, and the leader of the IKA was found guilty. He was order to pay the teenage boy 2.5 million dollars following the attack.
Johnson planned Kennedy’s assassination contradicts the Warren Commission’s theory. After investigation, the Warren Commission came to the conclusion that President John F. Kennedy was shot by a lone shooter acting on his own, Lee Harvey Oswald. Zirbel’s conspiracy theory insists that at least two shooters were involved. Johnson had ties to the Mafia and the CIA, and he hired members of these groups to perform the assassination. These shooters fired at the President’s motorcade multiple times from a hidden grassy area.
In the early 1980s, the United States declared an all-out war on drugs and over the past several decades the United States of America has traveled down a dark road when it comes to sentencing for drug offenses. One of the major tools that they used in this war on drugs is the mandatory sentencing laws. These laws were enacted in 1984 to help combat and get violent drug dealers off our streets. What these laws did was set a mandatory minimum sentence that stated if you are arrested for fifteen or more grams of crack cocaine, you would be charged as if you had five hundred grams of powder cocaine thus getting you a minimum of a ten year sentence in prison. If you are arrested for growing 100 marijuana plants under these draconian laws, you would be charged as if you were possession of 100 pounds of marijuana which carries a minimum of a five-year
(Anderson, 3) This was all just to get the government workers to stay quiet about Carrillo’s whereabouts. It got to a point where Carrillo and his cartel came under increasing pressure from the Mexican anti-drug forces. The Univision article written by Manuel Juarez states that the defense secretary of Mexico at the time and other government officials were offered a payment of 60 million dollars as a bribe. With this bribe, Carillo left a down payment of 6 million dollars as a gesture to the government officials. (Juarez) Alrhough, these are only a few bribes that we know about.
In the bloody aftermath, what good are these documents and what propose do they serve? For one, the documents can promote clairvoyance in the governments of today, in order to prevent the same atrocities. The Guatemalan governments human rights office, the Procuraduría de Derechos Humanos found around seventy– five million pages of Guatemala’s National Police documents from the time of the Dirty Wars. It is important to understand that the Guatemalan government in the past has not been as helpful as the United States government when it came to handing out federal documents. From the instant the Guatemalans and guerrilla forces signed their peace accord, the people of Guatemala have been in a constant struggled with their government to recover
The War on Drugs’ Warzone On September 14, 1986 Ronald and Nancy Regan addressed the Nation to report on the “war on drugs”, America’s latest epidemic. Bragging of a drug law enforcement budget that was scheduled to triple in comparison 1981, of 10,000 drug criminals locked away, and $250 million of their assets seized at the time of his speech, what Regan had done, was share information about the spoils of their drug war. The President told of his plans for a series of new proposals that would toughen laws against drug criminals, encourage more research and treatment, and ensure that illegal drugs will not be tolerated in schools or in workplaces . Unlike a war against a country, calling one on drugs, an inanimate object, shouldn’t give America