Once again The London Telegraph has the news that no American newspaper sees fit to print, as an (allegedly) dirty U.S. Marshall comes yo a bad end by some bad people.
Story of the border, anymore:
US Marshall executed in lawless Mexican town of Juarez
A US marshal accused of stealing government property has been shot dead execution-style in the lawless Mexican border town of Juarez in the latest murder along the violence-gripped Rio Grande frontier.
By Philip Sherwell in New York; Last Updated: 1:00AM GMT 27 Mar 2009
The body of Deputy Marshal Vincent Bustamante was found with multiple gun wounds to the back of his head, according to Chihuahua state police.
Which means someone was really, really mad at him. “Multiple Gunshot wounds” indeed!
The officer had been been the subject of an arrest warrant accusing him of criminal theft of US government property, CNN reported. The network was told by a federal law enforcement source that the marshal had been stealing the property and then pawning it.
His alleged activities came to light after a pawnshop owner became suspicious when Mr Bustamente attempted to pawn a shotgun. He was put on “modified status” duty during the investigation, meaning he had been required to turn in his gun and badge outside of his official work hours.
Meaning he was dirty. Well, I’d gathered that from the “multiple gunshot wounds to the back of the head” thing. That’s a Cartel punishment He certainly wasn’t playing footsie with the Girl Scouts.
No, here comes the Money Quote:
It was not immediately clear why he had been in Juarez or whether his killing was linked to his alleged criminal activity.
Again, it ain’t linked to the Girl Scouts either, I’m pretty sure. But the Mexican Gangs have a much higher likelihood, wouldn’t you say?
The news of Marshal Bustamente’s murder came on the same day that Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, watched police storm an airplane in a mock hostage rescue at the end of a two-day visit to Mexico.
Bill asked for extra peanuts; took a stewardess hostage when she wouldn’t give them up. Well, she said she was a hostage, anyway. That’s his story, and he’s sticking to it!
Mrs Clinton has discussed the “intolerable” drugs violence during her visit. But she also said that the demand for drugs from the US and weapons smuggled south across the border were a major contribution to the bloody mayhem.
As in, “I didn’t inhale,” Madame Secretary? Heard that quote before?
(Man, she’s just a walking punchline with that Bill Clinton monkey on her back, isn’t she?