Mexican drug cartels fight turf battles in Chicago - CBS NewsRiley is special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration Office in Chicago and in four neighboring states.
Daily turf battles over drugs and distribution, he said, are turning parts of this Midwest city into a Mexican border town.
"One of the hardest jobs I've had in the past couple of years is to convince our law enforcement partners that we need an enforcement mentality as if we're on the border," Riley said.
Miles away, Riley says, Mexican cartels have a significant influence in Chicago's gang violence problem.
More than ever, Chicago's problem is turning into a Midwest problem. Cartel operations are also spreading to Milwaukee, St. Louis and Detroit.
murder is up 30% in the windy city this year
obama 2 weeks ago---at a fundraiser, naturally: chicago is an example of what makes this country great
Obama: 'Chicago Is an Example of What Makes This Country Great' | The Weekly Standard
meanwhile house speaker mike madigan thursday took a second $100,000 from the seiu on the morrow of killing pension reform
Madigan reports $100,000 more from union with members opposed to pension reform - Sun-Times Politics
folks in the burbs are watching on tv, nitely newscasts must by unutterably ugly
cook county, according to a mckeon poll published this week, has moved forty one points away from barack hussein obama since that glorious nite at grant park
Shock poll: Cook County | The Daily Caller
4 years ago obama took cook, 76 to 23
a similar phenomena prevails in the suburbs of philly, denver, detroit... each of which moved 20 to 30 points towards red between 2008 and tsunami tuesday, november, 2010
President Map - Election Results 2008 - The New York Times
even the reliably blue regions surrounding the city of angels has swung as dramatically
California Senate election results
chicago's troubles plague all our big cities
the suburban vote has abandoned obama ubiquitously
the same mckeon poll finds 20% of chicagoans blame gangs for the wave of violence, 13% attribute the bloodshed to weak parenting, 12% the economy, 8% the cops, and 6% put the onus on guns
Chicagoans Blame Gangs For Increase In Violence Not Guns | The Daily Caller
you'd never know it from the nets and nyt