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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Two dozen cases of debris thrown at drivers in Seattle in two weeks, spurring calls for action
Synopsis: Feral yoots amusing themselves. Pols rubbing hands together and crying "What can we do? Oh, what can we do?"
[KIRO7] Seattle is now averaging more than two cases every day with debris thrown at drivers, mostly near downtown Seattle.

Washington State Patrol, working with Seattle police, have arrested 4 people in the last couple of weeks.

Yet, another case of rocks thrown from an overpass happened just Friday morning near the Washington State Convention Center. Troopers say no one was hurt in this latest case.

But the continued surge has drivers are calling on leaders to take action to stop the crimes.

There's nothing I can do, said Kristi O'Brien, who is a managing attorney at a law firm in downtown Seattle.

Drivers are getting increasingly frustrated because of these terrifying incidents.

Scooters, bikes, rebars, rocks %u2013 all sorts of debris are getting thrown at drivers from the overpass or side of the road. Some drivers have been hurt seriously enough to require treatment at the hospital.

O'Brien commutes into downtown from Mercer Island and said she was well aware of this disturbing trend.

Kind of looking a little bit nervously at the overpasses each time I drove into my office, O'Brien said.

Then on Wednesday she saw a propane tank careening over Dr. Jose Rizal bridge onto the I-90 highway below. It smashed into the windshield of the driver in front of her.

A full sized propane tank, the type you'd use for a BBQ grill, O'Brien said. This propane tank is bouncing around in the middle of the highway, she said.

She said that driver pulled over and appeared to be okay.

But just two weeks ago, another attorney at her law office had a chair and a cinder block thrown at his car with his three young kids inside.

What upsets me, O'Brien said. This feels like something that could be preventable. Why would you not take the steps that need to be taken and take it seriously?

She also believes the trend is bad for business in Seattle.

You already have people who've been hesitant to return to downtown, somewhat due to safety concerns, then you add this, O'Brien said.

Washington State Patrol said on Friday that since early April, there have been 186 reported incidents of debris thrown at drivers, with most cases happening in the downtown core.

Early last week there were 161 incidents %u2013 jumping 25 cases in less than two weeks.

WSDOT says it is monitoring traffic cameras and troopers have increased patrols but O'Brien says it's not enough.

There is going to be an immediate safety concern until physical barriers are put up to prevent it, she said. Other drivers have made the same suggestion.

However, WSDOT says fencing is not being considered for many reasons.

Among the reasons, a spokesperson said it wouldn't be an effective solution because:
  • There are too many locations where the debris are being thrown (WSP says more incidents happen from the side of the road than overpasses)

  • Objects like rocks can still be thrown over fences

  • WSDOT said they've had problems with people cutting fences

  • There would need to be engineering assessments to see if the overpasses could even handle the loads of installed fencing

But O'Brien says something does need to change.

I don't pretend to have the answers, I just know this is an urgent safety concern, she said.

Posted by: Fred || 07/19/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [172 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Outlaw garbage and stones. It's worked so far for guns...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/19/2021 11:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Universal rock registration!
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/19/2021 11:19 Comments || Top||

#3  And, I've looked, but Amazon does not sell debris by the case. Not specified as such, anyway...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/19/2021 15:30 Comments || Top||

#4  How many debris are in a case, anyway?
Posted by: SteveS || 07/19/2021 22:26 Comments || Top||


Portland mayor calls shooting that injures six, kills one 'senseless'
[NYPOST] One woman was killed and six others suffered bullets wounds in a "senseless" mass shooting in Portland Saturday, according to the local police department and mayor.
Were they shot in the buttocks?
An 18-year-old woman, who has not yet been publicly identified, died at a Portland hospital after gunfire struck seven victims around 2 a.m., according to the Portland police department and reports. The other six victims' wounds are not life-threatening, cops said.

Police said an investigation into the shooting — which occurred in downtown Portland on the block of Southwest 3rd Avenue — is underway. No arrests have been made, police said.

Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell said cops came to an "extremely chaotic" situation after the shooting, according to reports.

Witness Filiberto Saldana told The Oregonian he was cooking in his food truck when he suddenly heard the gunshots and saw a dark blue vehicle speeding away from the scene.

"The next thing I know I heard people running," Saldana said, according to The Oregonian. "We just saw a car going fast in front of us."

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler
...Poindextrous lefty Dem mayor of Portland, Oregon. Allowed a year and a half of Antifa/BLM riots to destroy downtown sections of his city while playing catch and release with the perpetrators and hamstringing his police. He got reelected in the course of all that because the alternative was worse. He has yet to accomplish anything of substance, unless destroying a fairly pleasant city counts...
was "heartbroken" by the "senseless" fatal shooting.

"What happened early this morning is devastating. It's tragic and it's senseless," Wheeler said at a presser after the shooting, according to a local CBS affiliate. "Anytime lives are lost, when people are injured because of gun violence, I feel myself feeling heartbroken, but at the same time, angry."

"We have clearly a gun violence problem in our community," he reportedly added. "We have a homicide problem in our community and the community should expect that we will have the adequate resources."

Posted by: Fred || 07/19/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [163 views] Top|| File under:

#1  This guy's a Grade A wuss - he moved out of his Portland condo because of BLM / Antifa goons storming the building he lived in.
Posted by: Raj || 07/19/2021 0:45 Comments || Top||

#2  Portland Oregon rated 10th best place to live in the country, report says
Posted by: Uneanter B. Hayes8925 || 07/19/2021 7:55 Comments || Top||

#3  ...Mom's basement wasn't included in the ratings?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/19/2021 8:23 Comments || Top||

#4  It would be different if it was a sensible shooting.
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/19/2021 10:00 Comments || Top||

#5  Defund the police!
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/19/2021 11:21 Comments || Top||

#6  Until the details and victims identified I will hold off deciding whether it is a senseless or sensible shooting.
Posted by: Airandee || 07/19/2021 16:15 Comments || Top||


-Great Cultural Revolution
NAACP Leader Who Declared 'Let Them Die' About Opponents of CRT Has Resigned
[TOWNHALL] "Let her be unemployed!"
Resigned from the PTA. Still a NAACP leader
The other day I highlighted the disturbing remarks of a local NAACP leader in Fairfax County, Virginia. On Thursday night, Michelle Leete stood outside the Jackson Middle School and rallied protesters in favor of Critical Race Theory (CRT) into a round of applause as she declared "Let them die" about her opponents. On Saturday morning, the Virginia PTA announced over Twitter that she's since resigned from her position with them.

Leete resigned from her position of Vice President of Training at the Virginia PTA. She's also the Vice President of the Fairfax NAACP and the Vice President of Communications for the Fairfax County PTA.
Posted by: Fred || 07/19/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [197 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It still amazes me that people see this crap and don't deliver a righteous beatdown.
Posted by: Raj || 07/19/2021 0:51 Comments || Top||

#2  Yes. And if this creature should fail fall into a new job at a publicly owned corporation, where will the caterwauling "shareholder watchdogs" be?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/19/2021 6:41 Comments || Top||

#3  She and many of her ilk look in the mirror, desperately seeking to find meaning in the existence in the lives of equatorials, and finding none choose to strike out at their perceived oppressors .
Posted by: Croque Fliting8030 || 07/19/2021 7:51 Comments || Top||

#4 

Likely to join the now more $$$ profitable $$$ BLM/WOKE Team☻.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 07/19/2021 8:23 Comments || Top||

#5  She didn't resign from her VP position at a "civil rights organization". Tells you all you need to know about what the NAACP stands for.
Posted by: Snomoth Whereling9836 || 07/19/2021 10:51 Comments || Top||

#6  Not Another Angry Colored Person.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/19/2021 11:05 Comments || Top||

#7  Townhall reports she lost another sinecure as a result of the fuss:

Natanson also revealed it appears Leete is no longer with the Fairfax PTA, either, as the position is listed as "vacant" on their website:

But, as the fallout from her remarks continues — fueled by conservative commentators online — Leete appears to have already lost another job: her position as vice president of communications for the Fairfax County Council Parent Teacher Association. As of Saturday morning, the Fairfax PTA website listed the communications vice president role as “Vacant” in a slot that contained Leete’s name as recently as Friday evening.

The Fairfax PTA did not immediately respond to a question asking why and how Leete had lost her position with the group.


The PTA position is probably unpaid, so her income is still half of what it was, while the flattery of the silly is down 90% — a deficit the poor dear will feel daily.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/19/2021 12:53 Comments || Top||

#8  The media will still refer to her as a "community leader."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/19/2021 15:26 Comments || Top||

#9  The media will still refer to her as a "community leader."

By their logic, so was Pol Pot.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/19/2021 15:32 Comments || Top||

#10  and Jim Jones
Posted by: Frank G || 07/19/2021 15:59 Comments || Top||


Government Corruption
The Biden Regime Has Made Us All Enemies of the State
[AMERICANTHINKER] How can you tell we're slipping under the yoke of totalitarianism? The New York Times

...which still proudly displays Walter Duranty's Pulitzer prize...

has declared that the word "freedom" is merely an "anti-government slogan," and the Biden regime refuses to condemn Cuba's communist police state, even as it "disappears" Cuban dissidents during live video feeds. I don't know how much clearer the State and its "news" propagandists can be. If "freedom" is a dirty little word as meaningless as "hope and change," then everything upon which the United States of America has been built is dead, and if the Obama-Biden cabal running the White House find common cause with the same Castro-Guevara mass murderers who have tortured and summarily executed innocent Cubans in the name of "revolution" for sixty years, then the federal government cannot be trusted.

Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 07/19/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [165 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Everything in the party, Nothing outside the party, Nothing against the party.

Gee, who said that?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/19/2021 5:46 Comments || Top||

#2  This, of course, is like the batshait lunatic telling the psychiatrist "I'm telling ya, doc, I'm completely sane. It's everyone else that's crazy..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/19/2021 9:24 Comments || Top||

#3  Let them die.
Posted by: Vespasian Ebboting9735 || 07/19/2021 9:30 Comments || Top||

#4  I have news for the Biden Administration. We The People ARE the State, and they're just employees. That lesson is going to have to be administered and soon.
Posted by: Solomon Snaitch2307 || 07/19/2021 9:30 Comments || Top||

#5  If it must be so - then so be it, especially when the state lacks all legitimacy.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 07/19/2021 11:19 Comments || Top||


Planned America First Rally Was Just *Canceled* in the State of California
[TRENDINGPOLITICS]
Posted by: Fred || 07/19/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [185 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It'd be different if California were part of America.
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/19/2021 8:22 Comments || Top||

#2  That last sentence is especially troubling. Apparently, in Anaheim, you can't say anything that does not "reflect our city and its values".
So much for the First Amendment.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 07/19/2021 9:22 Comments || Top||

#3  We're seeing a replay of what was going on in Berkeley in 2015 which culminated in the Berkeley battles.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 07/19/2021 11:17 Comments || Top||

#4  Gaetz and Taylor-Greene have made themselves targets. And now they have a problem with that.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/19/2021 11:29 Comments || Top||

#5  Whatever happened to the right to peaceably assemble?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/19/2021 12:14 Comments || Top||

#6  What happened? The mob learned that, with the blessings of the Uniparty, it was allowed to cancel the Constitution on a whim and has gone on to do so repeatedly.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 07/19/2021 12:34 Comments || Top||

#7  ^ Yep...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/19/2021 12:59 Comments || Top||

#8  Spontaneous, flash mob techniques at large open air venues, and when the authorities mobilize, dissolve and move to the next site, no permits, no fees, no schedule, just freedom of assembly, not regulated events. The police must always declare the gathering an "unlawful assembly" but spontaneous events in public spaces are hard to deter when they migrate. Antifa uses this tactic routinely...
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 07/19/2021 13:50 Comments || Top||

#9  Anaheim is a company town. It is no longer the Republican stronghold it was joked about in Bob Hope days. Disney owns it and operates it.Even in the 80's the city Attorney's office had a designated attorney to handle Disney related cases. The rest of the county is loaded with illegals and democrats. The only conservatives are the rich and the Vietnamese community who came after the war.
Posted by: Sgt. D.T. || 07/19/2021 14:20 Comments || Top||

#10  The underlying issue here is that Antifa does not organize spontaneously. They do so online and well in advance as they are constantly looking to bring in the leftist fence sitting crowd. Again, they are able to do this because they have the blessings of the powers that be. Do not attempt such organizing on your own.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 07/19/2021 14:21 Comments || Top||

#11  #8, That's it. It works splendidly. Understaffed police departments a gift from the Democrats. Peaceful also. No worry no BS.
Posted by: Dale || 07/19/2021 16:15 Comments || Top||


Joe Biden's troubling TECHnique
[NYPOST] Any assessment of Joe The Big Guy Biden
...46th president of the U.S. We hold these truths to be self-evident. All men and women created ... by the — you know — you know, the thing...
’s performance last week runs into an obstacle. While it was awful from start to finish, the hard part is ­deciding which was the absolute worst moment.

Was it the president’s latest attack on state voting law reforms, which he bizarrely called "the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War"?
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 07/19/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [86 views] Top|| File under:


Appeals Court Agrees to Review Decision on Big Tech's Section 230 Immunity
[THEEPOCHTIMES] A little-watched civil rights case that threatens Silicon Valley's Section 230 immunity took a huge step forward on July 16, as an appeals court that rarely does so agreed to review a lower court's decision.The U.S. Appeals Court for the Second Circuit in New York agreed to review a lower court's ruling that Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) protects Big Tech companies such as Vimeo from civil rights liability in censorship cases.

Big Tech censorship became a hot button issue during the 2020 presidential campaign when then-President Donald Trump
...The man who was so stupid he beat fourteen professional politicians, a former tech CEO, and a brain surgeon for the Republican nomination in 2016, then beat The Smartest Woman in the World in the general election...
was selectively censored by Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook.

The controversy became especially heated late in the campaign when a New York Post series of news articles regarding the allegedly corrupt business dealings of President Joe The Big Guy Biden
...46th president of the U.S. I'm not working for you. Don't be such a horse's ass....
's son, Hunter, was banned by the Big Tech giants.

Trump has filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court against the firms that censored him. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) has also been the most vocal of multiple congressional conservative Republican critics of Section 230 immunity.

The case of Domen v. Vimeo came about after Vimeo, an Internet video-hosting company, terminated Church United's video streaming activities after it featured videos of five men and women who left the gay lifestyle to pursue their Christian faith. Vimeo claimed that its terms of service bar streaming videos that promote sexual orientation change therapy. Church United is led by Pastor Jim Domen.

A federal district court had previously held that Section 230 exempted firms such as Vimeo from civil liability and a three-judge panel of the Second Circuit upheld the lower court's ruling.

However,
those who apply themselves too closely to little things often become incapable of great things...
as a result of the July 16 decision, the panel's ruling will be reheard before the entire Second Circuit. The Second Circuit covers six federal district courts in three states, including New York, Connecticut, and Vermont.

There currently are 10 active judges on the Second Circuit, as well as 13 semi-retired senior judges.

"This ruling puts Section 230 immunity in the crosshairs of judicial review. We suspect that the en banc court recognizes that Big Tech is not exempt from state and federal civil rights laws," said attorney Robert Tyler, general counsel for the Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party,-based Advocates for Faith & Freedom. His law firm, Tyler & Bursch, represents Pastor Jim Domen and the California-based Church United nonprofit.



Posted by: Fred || 07/19/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [86 views] Top|| File under:


Home Front: Politix
Harris visits Walter Reed for 'routine' doctor appointment days after meeting with infected Texas Democrats
[FoxNews] Vice President Kamala Harris is going for what a White House official told Fox News is a "routine doctor's appointment" at Walter Reed Medical Center on Sunday.

The visit to the Bethesda, Maryland, hospital comes after she met with Texas Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday. Three of the Democrats had tested positive for coronavirus, with one testing positive Friday night and two others Saturday morning
Now up to five infected.
Courtesy of Besoeker, The Right Scoop adds:
Oh and by the way the maskless Democrats who flew to D.C. with Covid-19 in their carry-on luggage just met with her. Without masks.

This is the part where we ask the question we always ask, and must ALWAYS keep asking, because asking it is important even though it is rhetorical: HOW WOULD THIS STORY BE REPORTED BY THE MEDIA AND CNN IF IT WERE REPUBLICANS?
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/19/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [292 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Now 5 AWOL Dims infected.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 07/19/2021 0:14 Comments || Top||

#2  "routine doctor's appointment"....on Sunday!

Such bullshi*!
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/19/2021 0:16 Comments || Top||

#3  Willie Brown's jizz getting pumped out of her stomach... again?
Posted by: Raj || 07/19/2021 0:41 Comments || Top||

#4  Female problems?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/19/2021 2:49 Comments || Top||

#5  Trying to bring Mr. Cum-oh's nursing home catastrophe to a military hospital?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/19/2021 8:20 Comments || Top||

#6  Covid story > Biden story
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/19/2021 10:21 Comments || Top||

#7  exas Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday. Three of the Democrats had tested positive for coronavirus, with one testing positive Friday night and two others Saturday morning

Starting to wonder if there's a mental component of COVID susceptibility...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/19/2021 12:49 Comments || Top||

#8  You mean the ones secretly wanting to get sick 'to be part of history'?

The ones who want to get sick so they can get meds?

And, there are the ones who know how to influence the test so they can play hooky from school/work.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/19/2021 13:48 Comments || Top||

#9  I don't know who dares to advise Kamala but I don't know of any of the big medical schools were anyone in the top 10% decided to choose to wear a service uniform to practice medicine.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/19/2021 14:11 Comments || Top||

#10  Always remember - the guy who graduated last in his class in med school is caller - Doctor. And what do you call a lawyer with an IQ of 80? "Your Honor..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/19/2021 14:36 Comments || Top||

#11  The people telling us to be afraid are not themselves afraid.
Posted by: Angstrom || 07/19/2021 14:38 Comments || Top||

#12  Paraphrasing the speech in Patton: "What did you do in the pandemic, grampa?"
"Well, I tested positive asymptomatic after getting both shots..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/19/2021 14:40 Comments || Top||

#13  Show me on the chart where the Democrat touched you
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 07/19/2021 14:52 Comments || Top||

#14  ^ Outstanding
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/19/2021 15:09 Comments || Top||

#15  In Kamala's case wouldn't be where did you touch the Democrat?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/19/2021 17:10 Comments || Top||


Ex-Joint Chiefs Chairman Mike Mullen: 'Incredibly disturbing' that military leadership reportedly feared Trump coup
[Yahoo via Job Vacancy] The current chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, had bluntly described his concern that Trump would use America’s armed forces to overturn the 2020 election, according to excerpts released of an upcoming book, “I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year,” by Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker.
Excerpt from Milley book:
"They may try, but they’re not going to f***ing succeed," Milley told his deputies of a possible coup, according to CNN’s account of the book, which will be released Tuesday. "You can’t do this without the military. You can’t do this without the CIA and the FBI. We’re the guys with the guns."
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/19/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [320 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Wasn't the post-election narrative about Trump himself being forced to leave the Oval Office by the military for refusing to leave? Call me illogical but both notions can't be right.
Posted by: Raj || 07/19/2021 0:57 Comments || Top||

#2  You don't become a general without being political.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/19/2021 2:50 Comments || Top||

#3  "You can’t do this without the military. You can’t do this without the CIA and the FBI. We’re the guys with the guns."

aka - we're the palace guard of Deep State.

BTW, guess who has more guns than you do? The founders wanted it that way. Note well, the Taliban doesn't have F15s or nukes. How are you doing on that front?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/19/2021 5:44 Comments || Top||

#4  At this point I think about half the country thinks Milley is a traitor, the other half thinks he's a war monger. His only support is the beltway crowd, for now. Watch in future interviews he will be dressed in civilian clothing.
Posted by: Spoter B || 07/19/2021 6:57 Comments || Top||

#5  The good general is looking for an extension of his current tour or a posting to the CIA, CIA Think Tank, or the Deep State Department. He has no intention of leaving the beltway or well moneyed assignments. Few of them want to leave. They are ego bound. The power and influence are simply too great. It's D.C. Their question is always 'what do I have to do to remain in the club?' Previously loyalties are fungible.

"New day, new handler."

Posted by: Besoeker || 07/19/2021 7:03 Comments || Top||

#6  Actually it was incredibly stupid they feared a Trump coup.
Posted by: Croque Fliting8030 || 07/19/2021 7:41 Comments || Top||

#7  There was a coup. It was successful.
Posted by: Snomoth Whereling9836 || 07/19/2021 7:48 Comments || Top||

#8  They all live in a couple rich zip codes around Washington DC. Rounding them up won't be difficult.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/19/2021 7:54 Comments || Top||

#9  I do have to ask if Gen. Milley's favorite ice cream flavor is Vanilli by any chance?
Posted by: Tom || 07/19/2021 10:18 Comments || Top||

#10  Projection. It's a specialty of the Democrats.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/19/2021 12:18 Comments || Top||

#11  "We're the guys with the guns." Be afraid America, be very afraid...
Posted by: 49 Pan || 07/19/2021 12:31 Comments || Top||

#12  If we ever have a real president again, day 1 he should reduce every 2 star and up to private, etc, then have them patrolling the streets of Mogadishu with empty weapons.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 07/19/2021 13:17 Comments || Top||

#13  "We're the guys with the guns." Be afraid America, be very afraid...

You think they and their families live on compounds? They live on the economy. Why do you think the cops in those other countries are so ineffective? You fire up Americans like the Brits did at Lexington Commons, there will be no safe place beyond the compound walls.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/19/2021 14:18 Comments || Top||

#14  I think that if the SHTF, people who are "just following orders" won't last long.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/19/2021 15:18 Comments || Top||

#15  I watched the entire interview Sunday. IMO Mullen didn’t have a bad thing to say about Milley. He seemed vaguely supportive of Milley.
Posted by: Xyz || 07/19/2021 21:14 Comments || Top||



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A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.

Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.

Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has dominated Mexico for six years.
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