In an effort to remain objective and considerate of the plight of poor illegal aliens that just want to come here for a better life and who tremble at the sight of a sheriff's deputy in their rearview mirror, I present the following:
A recent report from the National Drug Intelligence Center, an agency under the U.S. Justice Department outlines how foreign gangs are targeting North Carolina.
(Map of NC cities reporting the presence of
Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations, Jan. 1, 2006- April 8, 2008)
The report says:
"Mexican criminal groups are expanding Mexican heroin
distribution in eastern states, where previously only South American heroin had
been available. Mexican heroin distribution groups are distributing the drug in
North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. For example, in February 2008
DEA announced the sentencing of a Mexican national convicted of leading a black
tar heroin distribution group in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Members of the Charlotte criminal group had worked with
other Mexican nationals in Arizona, California, Indiana, and Ohio to smuggle 10
to 15 kilograms of black tar heroin each month from Nayarit, Mexico, for
distribution throughout the United States. The Charlotte organization had also established
distribution cells throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee."
Clearly the lack of border protection is not just about making sure there are enough workers here. And don't think for a minute that this is merely a question of a threat from south of the border (and, no, I don't mean South Carolina). Read on:
"Furthermore, law enforcement reporting indicates that
Nigerian drug traffickers are expanding their distribution of heroin (most likely
Southwest Asian heroin, although the origin has not been confirmed by signature
testing) in the Southeast Region. For example, in June 2008 a Nigerian national
smuggling heroin on a commercial flight departed from Nigeria, arrived in New York
City, and proceeded to North Carolina. Upon arrival in there, the
smuggler was hospitalized, and doctors removed approximately 600 grams of heroin (42
balloons) from his body. The smuggler lived in North Carolina, and the heroin was
most likely intended for local distribution."
Apparently, North Carolina has some wolves among the sheep. Maybe one of these foreign drug dealers will get stopped in Alamance County for a "routine" traffic offense and get removed from our streets. We can no longer allow criminal organizations to ply their trade in our state without fear of being caught. Illegal border crossing is only a misdemeanor under US law but it opens the door wide to countless felonies that ruin our communities. While the ACLU is trying to harass our Sheriffs that have taken a stand for the rule of law, what has the ACLU done to keep heroin out of your neighborhood?