On April 19, MSNBC.com discussed the details of a U.S. State Department report about the increasing number of Americans caught in the crossfire of the Mexican cartel drug wars.
According to MSNBC, some of those killed were working for the cartels. But in recent months, reports of innocent civilians and law enforcement officers have made headlines. The high profile deaths of Nancy Davis, Jaime Zapata, Brian Terry, and David Hartley, reveal the non-discriminatory nature of drug cartel murder.
In a move that could spell the doom of some forms of online gambling in the United States, the FBI has shut down three of the largest offshore poker websites, citing a 2006 law that makes it illegal to process financial transactions related to online gaming.
As reported by the Associated Press, the federal agents blocked gamblers from accessing the foreign-operated websites, “which are accused of tricking and bribing banks into processing billions of dollars in illegal profits.”
Cyrstal Mangum (left), the stripper whose pack of lies about the Duke lacrosse team led to the disbarment of the prosecutor who took up her phony case, is charged with murder in connection with the stabbing death of her boyfriend.
Mangum landed in the slammer last week after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend. She has a history of abusing her boyfriends.
On April 13, All Headline News reported that the influence of Mexican drug cartels operating in U.S. cities is growing because cartel members are becoming residents. Roberta Jacobson, Deputy Secretary of State for Mexico and Canada, brought this information to a political forum in Washington, D.C., quoting a March 27 report from the Justice Department. The findings are also being widely disseminated in the Mexican media.