Seven Dead in New Mexico Border Town Drug Killing
Governor Richardson is "Concerned". Isn't that nice!
Concerned is when your cat isn't home by dark. A full scale drug war killing thousands in the neighboring state seems like mabye Governor Richardson should be "alarmed" "deeply troubled" or even asking Bush to "send in the Marines".
We don't hear much about the New Mexico border. It is the smallest of the four states that have borders with Mexico. But that doesn't mean it is without group killings, just like TJ and Nuevo Laredo.
Note the latest trend of the banditos spraying hundreds of rounds in the contract killings. One assumes that either they don't know how to shoot, or that they are tyring to increase the intimidation (which is the point of all these kilings) by spraying bullets in such large numbers.
Either way it is a very scary trend.
DEMING, N.M. (AP) - Governor Richardson says he's concerned about violence along New Mexico's border with Mexico.
Authorities say seven men have been killed in the Mexican border town of Palomas in a turf war among drug cartels.
The Luna County Sheriff's Department says 162 gun shells were found where five men were killed Sunday in Palomas, across the border from Columbus, New Mexico.
Another 67 casings were found where a man and his son were fatally shot Friday.
A spokesman for Richardson says the governor has directed New Mexico public safety officials to be vigilant to ensure the problems don't spread into the United States.
Richardson also plans to ask New Mexico lawmakers to approve funding for an increased state law enforcement presence in the region.
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