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11.17.2014

The Mexican Cartels Are Causing Death In Texas In (Un)Alarming Rate!!!

DPS just released a self-serving report on its border security efforts complete with inflated numbers regarding the value of drugs seized. But what really got my attention was this little graphic at the bottom of one of the pages:





That's it? 6.2 a year? (And that's even when using the ambiguous word "related".)  Hey, we're a big state. I was curious about the most recent Texas crime data that was available and I found this:


So the Cartels are responsible for about 1/2 of 1%? But wait. "Homicides" and "Murder" are not the same thing.  "Homicides" also includes the death of people due to the criminal negligence of others. So it's not even 1/2 of 1%. 

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

So, it looks like the libs have solved global warming and the war on drugs. All since King Obama took over. We should just have him stay in office forever then.

Anonymous said...

Stop trying to question the State by using math and stuff like that. Didn't you pay any attention to the Dan Patrick political ads? The damn ISIS Islamic fricking army is about to cross the Texas border and the Drug Cartels are taking over Texas.

Anonymous said...

The war on drugs has now moved to the State of Washington. The bastards sold $600,000.00 worth of Mary Jane. Sadly Governor Rick Perry is heading up there now to see if the would like to move to Texas as part of his job creation project for the Lone Star State.

Anonymous said...

If the goal is to wipe out the cartels.. legalize it...

Anonymous said...

Those other murders in Texas were caused mostly by Mexicans (some non cartel) and bunch were done by Niggers (non working) and of course a some whites got caught in the mess.

Anonymous said...

So I guess a crime is insignificant unless it is murder? No need to concern ourselves with those petty robberies, assaults, auto wrecks, welfare drain and so forth?

Anonymous said...

A few more stats, for perspective, that go along with your post: According to the magazine "Mother Jones"
http://www.motherjones.com/ ,
not a gun-nut site by any stretch - Michael Moore was the editor for a short time in 1968, there have been 69 mass shootings in the US since 1982. That's 2.2 per year (69/31yrs)in a country with a current population of about 310,000,000.
From the same TX DPS website you referenced, 69% of 1,151 murders in TX in 2013 were committed with firearms. 5% of those, or 39.7, or 3.45% of the total, were committed with rifles of all types, no breakdown given as to how many were with so-called "assault rifle" or "high-capacity magazine"-type of rifle.
Again, just for perspective.

Anonymous said...

Would you still be ok with that number if it included your family.

Anonymous said...

OK Mr. Smart Guy. How many cartel murders do there have to be before it is a problem from your point of view?

Anonymous said...

The obvious point you keep missing is that Mexican cartels should account for no crimes in our country. That is just another stupid result of not controlling the borders of our country for years.

Anonymous said...

That's the ones they know about dummy.