Mexican drug cartels are carving out new territory in northern Guatemala, adding another layer of violence and crime to a country with one of the highest murder rates in the hemisphere. In December the Guatemalan government declared a two-month state of siege in the rural province of Alta Verapaz, bordering Mexico, in order to crack down on the growing influence of the notorious Mexico-based Los Zetas cartel. “Drug traffickers have us cornered,” Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom told the country’s Congress in January. “Just the weapons seized in Alta Verapaz are more than those of some army brigades.” The state of siege deployed hundreds of Guatemalan soldiers in the region and allowed them to carry out searches and detain suspects without
Is it fair that an African American man is sentenced up to life in prison for possession of drugs when Brock Turner is sentenced to only 14 years, later to be reduced to six months for sexually assaulting an unconscious women. The judiciary system are believed to have a high african american incarceration rate as a result of discrimination. At a presidential debate on Martin Luther King Day, President Barack Obama said that “Blacks and whites are arrested at very different rates, are convicted at very different rates, and receive very different sentences… for the same crime.” Hillary Clinton said the “disgrace of a criminal-justice system that incarcerates so many more african americans proportionately than whites.” An 18 year old first time offender caught with less than two ounces of cocaine received a 10 year sentence. A 46 year old father of three who sold some of his painkillers to someone he thought was his friend, received a 25 year sentence. In 2006 37.5% of all state and federal prisoners were black.
Many of the incarceration rates for African Americans are about six and a half times greater than that of Caucasians. African Americans make up close to thirteen percent of the U.S. population, yet they happen to represent thirty-eight percent of violent crime arrests. The prison population accounts for forty percent of the African Americans incarcerated. Racial disparity exists mainly due to the mass media and the emergence of crack cocaine. Poverty also goes hand and hand with racial disparity in the United States.
African Americans comprise 31% of individuals arrested for drug violations. In eleven states, at least 1 in 20 black adults are in prison. Research shows that prosecutors are twice as likely to pursue a mandatory minimum sentence for black people as for white people charged with the same crime. One in nine black children and one in 38 Latino children have an incarcerated parent, compared to one in 57 white children. Higher rates of incarceration in minority communities have lead to the destruction of the family
Murder.. All these crimes represent a multi-billion dollar industry and they pose a threat not only to communities on both sides of the border, but to our national security as well. United States Side Of The Border: kidnappings, corruption issues, and the illegal drug trade that goes through. The cash that 's flowing south, the weapons that are flowing south, and the drugs that are flowing north. Many illegal immigrants dig holes underground to get into the United States while smuggling drugs into the United States. The crime has gone up more than 40% over the past 6 years.
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
They currently have more than 30,000 members worldwide and play a large role in the puerto rican drug trade. (prisonoffenders.com) After the brutal murder of Carlos Torres-Irriarte in 1980, Ñeta leaders reorganized the gang 's constitution and discarded many of its original rules. Members were now required to deal narcotics for the gang and smuggle drugs into prison. (prisonoffenders.com) This creates a form of respect and fear from other gang members and correctional officers as the Ñetas have power and overall numbers, thousands of Ñeta members were paroled, causing the organization to take control of the drug and prostitution trade in several New York districts. The violent gang is involved in high intensity drug dealing, firearms and explosives trafficking, murder and robbery.
Sadly, intoxicated drivers kill about 300 individuals each year in Arizona and injure another 15,000 unlucky souls with their illegal actions. Available Damages for Victims of DUI Accidents A person who is arrested on DUI charges that result in death or injury of another, he or she typically faces one of two legal issues. The death of another under these circumstances leads to the police and prosecutors pursuing the conviction of the guilty party on serious criminal charges in court, such as vehicular manslaughter. If others just suffer injuries instead of fatalities, the DUI driver will likely need to pay substantial fines or spend time in jail depending upon the circumstances of the accident. Cases for civil suits to gain adequate compensation that the injured parties file are often strengthened when the driver is convicted first in criminal court of DUI or related charges.
The first step is finding and having to locate and arrest as many of the undocumented immigrants in the United States as possible. The second step is the dentition and holdings of these immigrants. There are over 32,000 million beds spread over 350 facilities in the US available for housing undocumented immigrants. Step three is the legal process of illegal immigrants. These courts are a part of the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR).
Mexico has a drug problem that continues to grow. About three and a half years ago, Felipe Calderon was sworn in as president and immediately declared "war" on drugs. Since Felipe Calderon became president, about 23,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence, and a mass majority of Mexicans, according to surveys, believe that their president is losing the war on drugs. Despite the huge number of federal forces that are sent into the cities where the cartels are operating. Despite the social programmes that are set up to fight poverty that encourages many to enter the money-making drug trade.