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.
A Philadelphia judge issued a “gag order” in the trial of Pennsylvania abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who could face the death penalty if convicted on multiple murder charges for allegedly delivering viable children, killing them with scissors outside of the womb, and then keeping severed body parts as souvenirs and trophies at what prosecutors described as his “house of horrors” abortion clinic.
The Illinois legislature has taken an important step to protect the rights of gun owners, reining in a move by state Attorney General Lisa Madigan which disclosed the names of 1.3 million residents who currently hold a state-issued Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) card. The passage of House Bill 3500 sent the measure to the state Senate, where it has received 10 sponsors.
On March 30, 2011, Lt. General Robert Cone, commanding general at Ft. Hood, granted a request from the attorney for accused Ft. Hood murderer, Major Nidal Malik Hasan (pictured), to postpone the trial until late April.
Austin, Texas, was the scene of another case of human trafficking over the weekend. Police arrested 39-year-old Felix Lugo Medina (picture, left) on Friday night in a southside apartment complex and charged him with kidnapping a man from Nuevo Laredo (across the international border — the Rio Grande River — from Laredo, Texas), according to KVUE.com, Austin’s ABC affiliate.
Last Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas, picture at left), introduced legislation that would designate six Mexican drug cartels as “foreign terrorist organizations.” According to the Deseret News for March 30, McCaul spokesman Mike Rosen said that “It was the first time ... a member of Congress had proposed the designation for the powerful Mexican drug gangs that have waged war against Mexican security forces over the last five years.”
Crystal Mangum (left), the stripper who falsely accused three lacrosse players at Duke University of raping her at a fraternity party, is in the slammer again.
This time, the Southern version of Tawana Brawley is suspected of stabbing her boyfriend.
Last Wednesday, Moussa Koussa (left) defected to the United Kingdom. Koussa was the foreign minister in the government of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 1988 when Pan Am Flight 103 was blown out of the sky over Lockerbie, Scotland.