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- 02-17-2010, 04:19 PM #21
Cartels are using the shrimp industry to hide heroine, cocaine, ect., because of the ability of shrimp and other fish products to hide the odor of illegal drugs;
With the weakening shrimp industry caused by foreign imports, some probably fronts to bring Asian heroine, and other drugs, has had a Catch-22 effect, resulting in our domestic wild shrimp industry succumbing to cartel pressures to take control of the most successful means to bring illegal drugs into the United States, and in LARGE quantities;
With using GPS to make off-shore drops and pickups, and so many boats with such large cargos, moving in and out at all times of the day an night, in so many miles of shoreline--in Cameron County alone;
And, in my opinion, with the Cameron County law enforcement probably on the side of the cartels, because they pay better, it is easy to see how our border in Cameron County is over run;
The Cameron County border has become an attractive place for many mafia / criminal business investors, often purchasing legitimite companies as fronts to launder cash and have a justifible reason for lots of merchandise movement back and forth;
Most of these businesses use illegal immigrants to do their legal work, as well as their illegal tasks, because these workers are easy to manipulate and will do a lot for very little money.
- 02-17-2010, 05:56 PM #22
7 jailers suspended amid probe of inmate beating
Allegations of prisoner abuse prompted Cameron County Sheriffs Department
officials to suspend six county jail guards and a supervisor over the past
Sheriffs Department officials said the Sunday evening jailhouse beating of
federal inmate Javier Alejandro Garza, 20, remained under investigation
Friday but a sergeant and 6 guards were put on paid leave on Thursday and
Garza told his attorney and family that he was handcuffed, dragged out of
his jail cell and beaten by guards outside the view of security cameras
sometime after 6 p.m. Sunday.
Garzas attorney Rene DeCoss told The Brownsville Herald on Tuesday that
his client sustained a broken jaw and possibly a broken rib and was not
able to eat on his own after the thrashing.
Although he could not identify the guards or sergeant, Chief Deputy Gus
Reyna said they were all hired during the administration of former Sheriff
Federal officials moved Garza from the Carrizalez-Rucker Detention Center
in Olmito on Thursday to a federal detention center near Raymondville.
U.S. Marshals spokesman Gene Diaz told The Brownsville Herald on Thursday
that his office, the FBI and Sheriffs Department are investigating Garzas
Diaz said 325 federal prisoners are housed in the Carrizalez-Rucker
Detention Center, but there appeared to be no need to transfer any of
According to federal court records, Garza was sentenced to 18 months in
prison and 3 years probation in December 2003 for a federal drug charge.
U.S. District Judge Hilda Tagle revoked Garzas probation in March after he
tested positive for drugs.
Family members said Garza has drug problems, but is not a violent person
and has never been involved with gangs.
Reyna said the investigation could be concluded early next week.
If any guards are found guilty of wrongdoing, Diaz said they could face
federal criminal charges.
(source: Brownsville Herald)
- 02-17-2010, 06:05 PM #23
March 23, 2009¬*by¬*staff¬*¬*
By Emma Perez-Trevino
The Brownsville Herald
Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio was keeping mum following Thursday‚Äôs free speech lawsuit in state district court against the county.
Former jail chaplain Gail Hanson filed the lawsuit, alleging the county, through Lucio, violated her right of free speech when he banned her from the jails in retaliation for criticizing conditions.
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- 02-18-2010, 11:15 AM #24
Friends don't let friends eat farm raised shrimp--one thing we can do is agree to pay a little more, and buy domestic shrimp; at least more of the money stays in the US;
Broke shrimpers are bad for American security; broke shrimpers become tempted to not be broke and to use use their boats for illegitimate means to survive: in the Port Isabel / South Padre Island / Brownsville / Cameron County area this means transfering illegal aliens and illegal drugs across the delta from Mexico to the United States.
All the US shrimpers want to do is survive in a tough economy, where competing with farm raised shrimp from China is impossible: Washington politicians created this situation by failing to protect our domestic industries in favor of corporate America being able to sell a cheaper product to the consumers;
(FYI: Walmart is by volumne the largest importer and distributer of foreign farm raised shrimp in the US).
- 02-18-2010, 11:58 AM #25
ICE chased a car off the island that ended up crashing in PI that had 1200 lbs. of marijuana in it - this is proof they are looking at the island now. It was in the last weeks pi paper - crashed at the laundry mat and driver got away but drugs and the surburban were recovered.
- 02-18-2010, 12:11 PM #26
Letters show strong support for ex-captain: Law officials send judge uniform message about Rodriguez.(Letter to the Editor)
The Brownsville Herald (Brownsville, TX)¬*|¬*January 01, 2006¬*|¬*Copyright
Byline: Emma Perez-TreviNo, The Brownsville Herald, Texas
Jan. 1--Support for former sheriff's captain, Rumaldo Rodriguez is strong in Cameron County's law enforcement divisions. Letters of support from officials --including some once part of former Sheriff Conrado Cantu's scandalized administration --were sent with pleas for leniency for Rodriguez, who was sentenced in December to 14 months in federal prison for racketeering as part of Cantu's criminal enterprise.
Cantu was sentenced to 24 years and two months after pleading guilty to a federal racketeering charge. No letters of support for the former lawman were found in the public record. The former sheriff was named the ringleader of an organized crime operation that catered to drug dealers, among other illegal activities. U.S. District Judge Hilda G. Tagle's court received several letters on Rodriguez's behalf before his Dec. 13 sentencing. Cantu and three others involved in the case were also sentenced the same day. Tagle was not available‚Ä¶
- 02-18-2010, 12:17 PM #27
Letters show strong support for ex-captain: Law officials send judge...
Brownsville Herald (Brownsville, TX); Sunday, January 01, 2006; 700+ words
...exceeded resistance." Pct. 1 Constable¬*Saul¬*P.¬*Ochoa¬*also penned a letter on behalf of Rodriguez...Ochoa¬*has known Rodriguez since 1986 when¬*Ochoa¬*served with the¬*Port¬*Isabel¬*Police Department.¬*Ochoa¬*was also an investigator with the sheriff..
- 02-18-2010, 12:19 PM #28
Bad Cops & Prosecutors: Bad Cop News
Cameron County Texas Constable Saul Ochoa Arrested In Port Isabel On Federal Dealing Drug Charges - Cousin Is Port Isabel Police Chief Joel Ochoa, Brother Benny Ochoa III Is Justice Of The Peace
- 02-19-2010, 07:14 PM #29
When certain families are the ORGANIZED criminals literally being the owners of illegal casinos and illegal drug distributers, and also being the judges and law enforcement, how can citizens of the United States expect illegal immigrants to not pass through this corrupt first line of defense?
These "guardians" of our society in Cameron County cannot even police themselves, and you expect them to keep out hordes of illegal immigrants?
It is difficult to find a higher concentration of PUBLICIZED moral indecencey, incompetence, greed, and dishonorable behavior than Cameron County law enforcement--do you think these cops realize how embarrassing they are to the rest of us when they actually attend state and national events, such as the police games?
Please, spare us what little dignity our county has and don't leave Cameron County--especially in uniform, and as representatives of the rest of us;
We already are subjected to your shake downs, assaults, humiliations, abuses, and flood of NARCOTICS--spare us the indignation of pretending you are Olympic athletic hero cops running the race of justice for Cameron County and the home team;
You are not heroes, but cartel collaboraters. . .
. . .and traitors to America.
Respect is earned--and lost.
- 02-20-2010, 04:45 AM #30
Salinas Regalado v. Port Isabel Police Department et al
Petitioner: Rogelio Salinas Regalado
Respondents: Port Isabel Police Department and South Padre Island Police Department
Case Number: 1:2010cv00006
Filed: January 11, 2010
Court: Texas Southern District Court
Office: Brownsville Office [¬*Court Info¬*]
Presiding Judge: Judge Hilda G Tagle
Referring Judge: Magistrate Judge Felix Recio
Nature of Suit: P. Petitions - Civil Rights
Cause: 42:1983 Prisoner Civil Rights
Jurisdiction: Federal Question
Jury Demanded By: None
Amount Demanded: $75,000.00