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It seems that the viral story about large Tide theft rings is all washed up...
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Today we've got two guys in awesome iPhone costumes just in time for Halloween, a promo for a cool upcoming documentary titled "One American Dream?," a short film and music video from 50 Cent with "Crime Wave," a "Guitar Hero" like situation with soccer players (or football players for those across the pond), and an awesome "Pulp Fiction" audio remix. Enjoy!
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We know what history says about an unarmed nation.
Seems only the criminals will be armed in Australia. Oh, I forgot the Government will be armed too.
Owners of more than 5,000 firearms previously unknown to NSW police have come forward during the first month of the state government's gun amnesty.
"They were guns that were in the community, not necessarily held by criminals, but by people who had come by the guns and not got around to registering them in the past."
However, Mr Kelly doesn't expect anyone involved in crime to be among those coming forward to surrender or register guns during the three-month amnesty.
"I'd expect none, if any, have come from hardened criminals," he said.
"We don't expect to get sawn-off shotguns or AK-47s handed in.
Read article at link and discuss-We know what history says about an unarmed nation.
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Ruthless drug cartels in Mexico are battling against each other and against the government for control of the drug trade. 2008 was the most violent year in Mexico, with around 6,000 drug-related murders. 2009 looks like it could be even worse. And there are fears that Mexico's narco-violence could spread north of the border into the U.S. In this one-hour Vanguard report, Laura Ling travels to the border towns of Juarez and Tijuana, Mexico where drugs gangs are fighting for control of the drug routes into the United States. Ling also goes to the city of Culiacan in Sinaloa State, a region that's known as the birthplace of narco-trafficking in Mexico. Despite the 40,000 federal troops that are patrolling cities across Mexico, violence is increasing and the methods of killings are becoming even more brazen and grotesque. Ling speaks with gun dealers in El Paso, Texas and U.S. officials about the illegal smuggling of weapons into Mexico--90% of the weapons seized in Mexico have been traced back to the U.S. She examines the culture of corruption and lack of public trust in a police force that has become known for working with the cartels.
Vanguard is Current TV's award-winning documentary series. Whether it's half a world away or in our own backyard, Vanguard goes there to bring you stories about the most important issues of our time. Led by reporters Laura Ling, Christof Putzel, Mariana van Zeller, Adam Yamaguchi and Kaj Larsen, Vanguard airs on Wednesday at 10 pm Eastern and Pacific and can be found online at current.com/vanguard.Ruthless drug cartels in Mexico are battling against each other and against the... more
After 28 straight days of gangland-style killings in the Tijuana region, officials are still discovering victims.
The State Attorney General's Office announced Saturday morning the discovery of two more victims in an empty lot in the Hacienda Las Flores section of eastern Tijuana.
The victims, between 15 and 25 years old, were killed at the scene, authorities said. In Tijuana alone, 145 killings since Sept. 26 have been linked to a war raging among drug cartel factions fighting over territory, according to official reports.
In response to the unprecedented crime wave in the region, Mexican Army troops now patrol many of the main thoroughfares in Tijuana.
Although security checkpoints have not been set up yet, groups of well-armed soldiers, wearing hoods to protect their identities, can be seen on alongside the thoroughfares closely watching every passing vehicle.
The scenes make clear the paranoia generated by the continuing violence. On Wednesday, a man driving his family crashed his SUV while trying to flee a firefight between police and suspected gunmen, resulting in the death of his 20-month-old son. Thousands of students left school Friday, fearing new attacks. After 28 straight days of gangland-style killings in the Tijuana region, officials are... more