Thursday, February 12, 2009

Cartel Crime Wave in Phoenix

A chilling story from ABC News: Mexican drug cartels have made Phoenix the kidnapping capital of America. And Phoenix is now second only to Mexico City in the number of kidnappings worldwide. As we pointed out previously, the new Homeland Secretary is former Arizona governor Janet Napolitano. It also should be noted that Sen. John McCain is a Phoenix resident. Is it past time for federal intervention? Does the the so-called stimulus bill contain any funding for improvements to the border security infrastructure?According to this related AP report, "U.S. authorities are reporting a spike in killings, kidnappings and home invasions connected to Mexico's murderous cartels."