The Left regularly claims that the Right exaggerates the crime and violence associated with the Third World in order to gin up fear, and ergo, votes. This claim is incorrect. Mexico is a much more violent and lawless place than most Americans assume.
Consider this: On June 1st, gunmen shot and killed six police officers and then drove off. No arrests have been made. The massacre took place in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. In the first quarter of 2018, there were 1,004 murders in Guanajuato. So far this year, 34 police officers have been murdered there as well. [Gunmen kill six traffic police officers in Guanajuato, Mexico News Daily, June 2, 2018]
Can you imagine living in an American state where 34 police officers had been killed in just six months? In 2017, in the entire United States (with a population about three times that of Mexico), 128 police officers were killed.
On the same day this police massacre occurred in Mexico, June 1st, American law enforcement announced its latest victory in keeping at bay some of the crime flowing in from our southern neighbor:
Eleven individuals are facing federal drug charges in multiple indictments unsealed May 30 targeting a large, multi-state drug trafficking organization based in Mississippi, following a joint investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics.
According to court documents, the indictments resulted from an extensive Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation dubbed Operation Highlife. The Mississippi-based drug trafficking organization is charged with distributing more than 40 kilograms of methamphetamine, more than 3 kilograms of cocaine and over 100 pounds of marijuana illegally smuggled into the U.S. from Mexico across numerous states to include Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Texas, Tennessee and California. (emphasis added) [11 indicted in multi-state drug trafficking case following ICE HSI investigation, ICE News, June 1, 2018]
Unsurprisingly, the majority of those busted for smuggling in these drugs from Mexico were black, including Brandon Deshanta Miller, who in a hilarious coincidence, will be going to prison because of “Operation Highlife.”
I have said it before, and I will say it again: God Bless ICE.