Thursday, January 25, 2018

Analysis: Beheading, dismemberment, heart ripped out in Maryland park

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from Small Wars JournalJohn P. Sullivan and Robert J. Bunker.
Third Generation Gangs Strategic Note No. 7: Suspect in Brutal Montgomery County, MD Beheading and Dismemberment Arrested—Suspected Link to MS-13 -Note This murder occurred at the end of November this report includes SWJ complete analysis

Police in the Washington, DC suburb of Montgomery County, MD have arrested a suspect in the brutal gang murder of a still unidentified man whose body was found in a pre-dug grave in a park in Wheaton.  The victim was stabbed over 100 times, beheaded, and his heart was cut out of his body.  The suspect is an alleged member of Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and was arrested during a US Marshals Service raid on MS-13 fugitives in North Carolina and extradited to Maryland where he was charged with first-degree murder. 
 
Miguel “Timido” Angel López-Abrego

WASHINGTON — Gory details are emerging in the gang killing of a man who was stabbed more than 100 times, decapitated and had his heart cut out of his chest before being dumped in a pre-dug grave in a Montgomery County park.


Police have still not identified the man whose body was discovered Sept. 5 in a wooded area of Wheaton Regional park. But one of the MS-13 gang members who’s suspected of taking part in the grisly slaying has now been charged with first-degree murder.

Miguel Lopez-Abrego, 19, appeared in Montgomery County District Court Wednesday and was ordered held without bond.

Lopez-Abrego, was one of 10 members of the violent street gang involved in the killing, according to a police informant identified in charging documents as a “ranking member” of a local MS-13 clique…

As many as 10 members of the MS-13 street gang lured a man into a park in Wheaton, Md., spoke with one another over walkie-talkies as he arrived, stabbed him more than 100 times, decapitated him and then cut out his heart, according to police documents made public Wednesday in Montgomery County District Court.

The first alleged attacker to be arrested, Miguel “Timido” Angel Lopez-Abrego, 19, was charged with first-degree murder and held in jail after a brief hearing Wednesday.

“He is noted as being the first individual to thrust a knife into the chest of the decedent,” Assistant State’s Attorney Kelly McGann said in court. Police continue to search for other suspects.

Police found the body buried in a grave, deep in the woods of Wheaton Regional Park, that the attackers dug before the slaying, according to court records. Authorities have not been able to identify the victim, who they believe may have been from Annapolis. He was wearing a sweatshirt, and those who knew him would have noticed he was missing a lower tooth near the front of his mouth, police said…

As many as 10 members of the gang MS-13 stabbed a man more than 100 times in a Maryland park, ripped out his heart and buried him, officials say.

Court documents released Wednesday reveal gruesome details about the killing of a man officials in Montgomery County still have not been able to identify.

Miguel Angel Lopez-Abrego, 19, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

A ranking gang member told police Lopez-Abrego was the first person to stab the victim, court documents say…

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the homicide of a male whose body was located on Tuesday, September 5 in Wheaton Regional Park located at 11715 Orebaugh Avenue in Wheaton.

Investigators continue to ask for the public’s help in identifying the victim and today are releasing photographs of some of the victim’s clothing and personal items that were recovered from his body.  Investigators believe the following:

The victim was a Hispanic male, who was approximately 5’2″ tall and weighed approximately 126 pounds.  He had short, dark brown hair.  He had a missing lower tooth that may have been evident when he was speaking or smiling.

Detectives believe the victim may have been killed between December 2016 and March 2017 and that he was possibly from Annapolis.

He was wearing a men’s size large, gray sweatshirt, with the words, “First United Methodist Church Laurel” written on the left chest of the sweatshirt (see photo).

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the death of a male whose body was located on Tuesday, September 5 in Wheaton Regional Park located at 11715 Orebaugh Avenue in Wheaton.  The Medical Examiner’s office in Baltimore has ruled the manner of death a homicide.  There was trauma to the body…

Third Generation Gang Analysis

On 5 September 2017, the brutalized corpse of an unidentified male was discovered in Wheaton Regional Park in the Montgomery, Maryland suburb of Washington, DC.   A homicide investigation ensued.[1]  During the investigation, which was ruled a homicide by the Medical Examiner’s office in Baltimore,[2] it was determined that the victim may have been killed between December 2016 and March 2017.[3]  The suspect, Miguel Angel Lopez-Abrego, a 19-year-old male was arrested on 4 November 2017 in Avery County, North Carolina, along with Milton A. Portillo-Rodriguez, a suspect in another murder—that of Jennifer Rivera-Lopez of Annapolis who was beaten to death and buried in a hidden grave in September.[4]  Lopez-Abrego is a member of Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) as is Portillo-Rodriguez.[5]

Add captionMCPD Flier Seeking Information on Victim
Source: Montgomery County Police Department
The September murder of Jennifer Rivera-Lopez was one of three MS-13 linked murders in the Annapolis, MD area[6] where suspects are believed to be linked to MS-13 attacks throughout Maryland and as far away as Texas.[7]  Investigators believe up to 9 additional gang members may have participated along with Lopez-Abrego in the Wheaton Regional Park murder.[8]  The Wheaton Regional Park murder is similar in modus operandi with other Maryland MS-13 murders[9] with mareros from MS-13 charged in the murder of Christopher Funes Guerra whose body was stabbed over 80 times and was found in a Silver Spring Park on 6 September 2017[10] and Victor Turcios-Valle was found in a shallow grave in Frederick, MD.[11]  Lopez-Abrego (aka ‘Timido’) was placed at the scene by an informant who told police he was part of the conspiracy to lure the Wheaton victim to his death.[12]

In the Wheaton murder, police reports allege that MS-13 members stabbed the still unidentified victim over 100 times, cut of his head, and cut out his heart.[13] The victim was a Hispanic male, approximately 5’2” tall and weighed approximately 126 pounds.  He had short, dark brown hair and a missing lower tooth (See MCPD Flyer).


The brutal murder of the unidentified suspect buried in a shallow grave in Wheaton Regional Park by alleged members of a local MS-13 ‘clique’ fits a pattern of recent brutal murders in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area/National Capital Region.  In the attacks detailed above, a victim is lured to a desolate location, brutally beaten, stabbed, and in the case of the Wheaton Park murder, beheaded and dismembered.  These attacks are consistent with MS-13 ‘enforcement’ actions. It is likely the victim in this case crossed the gang in some still to be disclosed manner. The modus operandi employed is similar to other cases where the victim was viewed as a traitor or a ‘snitch’ against the clique in specific and MS-13 in general.  The victim’s dark blue shorts—which represent an MS-13 color—and certain personal characteristics may lead additional credence to such possibilities.

Such attacks are essentially symbolic violence, utilized to show what happens to those that rat on the gang or disrespect its leaders. This attack lacks a specific ritual purpose beyond that of control—after all, the MS-13’s motto is ‘Mata, Controla, Viola’ (Kill, Control, Rape).[14]  It is unknown at this time how this murder is linked to the other three murders that occurred in recent months in Maryland, but it is possible an internal power struggle is involved. It is also unknown if this (or these) attack(s) are centrally directed or linked with MS-13 clicas (cliques) elsewhere.

MS-13 has traditionally been a “networked organization comprised of individual ‘cliques’ that interact on the basis of social networks, influence, and opportunity,” wherein these cliques allocate influence on the basis of a “hierarchy of respect” reinforced by social ties and bonds, and enforced through violence.”[15]  MS-13 was founded in Los Angeles and, in addition to California, currently operates in the National Capital Region (DC, MD, VA), Texas[16], North Carolina, New York (especially Long Island)[17], Massachusetts[18], and Central America (especially El Salvador).   Rather than operating in a hierarchical top-down nature, the individual cliques are linked through ‘informal networks of influence’ where distributed local leadership at the individual clique level interacts with and influence social/business relationships between and among cliques. Respect is key; violations of respect are met with brutal enforcement.[19]  These informal links among cliques likely explain why the Maryland fugitives were arrested in North Carolina which is becoming a new node in the MS-13 informal network.[20]

MS-13 has a developed presence in the National Capital Region, with gang activity revolving around drugs, protection/extortion, and human/sex trafficking.  The gang has been growing its criminal profile in recent years, leaving a brutal and deadly trail. This trail includes murder in Virginia and Maryland. The trail may also be leading to higher levels of integration and co-ordination among the gang’s clicas, with leaders in El Salvador asserting more direct control over the distributed network.[22]  Specifically, recent reports show enhanced levels of direction from mareros in El Salvador over activities in the National Capital Region.[23]  These observations reinforce earlier descriptions by Sullivan and Logan of the ‘Bloody Triangle’ of co-ordination among San Salvador, Los Angeles, and Northern Virginia.[24]  A recent Federal RICO indictment also documents inter-clique links between Boston, Houston, Columbus, OH, and Virginia demanding financial tribute be sent back to La Ranfla (Ranfleros or senior leaders) in El Salvador.[25] In El Salvador, Mara Salvatrucha is a federation divided into territorial clicas (cliques) that have been evolving into broader coalitions or clusters known as programas (programs). Up to 50 programas are believed to be currently operational in El Salvador.[26] The evolving organizational structure (including alleged separation of MS-503 from MS-13 in El Salvador)[27] brings competition, rivalry, and conflict which is often settled by the machete.  It is unknown to what degree the battles in El Salvador are being played out in the United States, but the tensions among clicas and programas undoubtedly stresses the marero network and tests loyalties.


64 comments:

  1. This couldn't of happened in November...a BB reader that said beheadings never occur in the USA and if they did he would know b/c he's deployed to every situation like that!! lol..what a goof ball! This stuff happens errywur

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    1. That guy was lying or is an extreme "girly man" brought up in a very sheltered life, enclosed within walls of fairy tale captain America heroics where the good guy always wins, and in the end eats a bowl of cereal before bed, which is 9pm sharp.

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    2. So yes this happened in USA, but let's all look at WHO did it.

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    3. 7:02 Ohhh so now you switch to "it doesn't happens here" to "who did it". So which is it?

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    4. Ok. Yeah it happens in the USA . But they caught him ..... got his picture on the news.... and he learned this tatic from animals in Central America....

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    5. 8:48 pm One of my favorite show is forensic files and let me tell you that behedings diesmemberments and bodies disolved in acid has happened here in the USA long before the cartels started their war. So chill.

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    6. Trying to compare the US to criminals and cartels operating with impunity in Mexico is intelectually dishonest at best. Its accepted in Mexico as a way of life. Its not in the US nor should it be. Nor does the US want to be like Mexico. Its nothing to be proud of. But the more illegals that pour in the more that culture comes with it. All cultures are not equal. Its not racist either.Its just the truth. Course the mods will delete this comment rather than having an honest discussion about the horrors of the narco mexican culture.

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    7. Since you're talking about honesty didn't you notice that nobody in this thread is comparing Mexican cartels to the US? What is being compared is that certain violent acts also happen in the US.

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    8. It was done by an MS-13 gang member. Many of which are on MEXICAN cartel payrolls. We certainly have our share of Jeffrey Dahmer's, but don't get it twisted, STILL no comparison to Mexico's violence with the US. Mexico has lost over 100,000 souls in less than ten yrs!! It's hard to compare that to Vietnam yrs 68-72, let alone the US in the present day! All of you pretend computer sicarios need to grow up.

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  2. What does a prison/street gang has to do with international organize crime? Ms13 would steal your clothes, that's how low and broke they are.

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    1. yes diminished but their behavior has become erratic and seemingly pointless. they have moved to the Maryland area.

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    2. Err maybe trying to make a point of

      " it happens in the US too "

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    3. 3:06
      You mean gory homicides? It has happened in the US since the 1800s. But of course in a different context. The Anglo saxon is the perfect sadistic KILLER.
      Yes, latin/black gangs would torture you and kill your loved ones if you get in their way.
      A middle class "doesn't kill a fly" role model gentleman will tied you in his basement amd torture you for weeks.
      Albert Fish, John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, Dahmer, etc they all killed and tortured kids in more gruesome ways than cartels do. Of course, just like school shootings is a "first world problem" so the xenophobic/racist anti Mexican folks here would just ignore what their kin those and point fingers to Mexico to feel better about themselves.

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    4. Both countries have problems.

      https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/mother-in-law-suspect-in-grisly-taxco-murder/

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    5. Atleast they knew how to be a productive member of society, unlike the other sociopaths.

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    6. You should talk to the family of the girl that was murdered in Taxco. She did not fill your criteria in regards to latin homicides.

      Also cutting peoples heads off and cutting out people's hearts? I do not see many white boys doing this for money.

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    7. @12:49PM

      MS13 IS an international organized crime syndicate. They're in Spain and even in Australia.

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    8. They will chop you up and make furniture and displays out your remains for free though. Check the serial killer index and see who's fucked up for real idiot

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    9. 5 44... Serial killers are a tiny number of killers. Narcos and their followers are 100 times worse. Nice attempt at deflection.

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  3. Thank you Chivis for posting this. This should put things in perspective for some readers of BB who are either very young, naive, or both. They think Mexico is the worst not realizing that the same happens in a lot of countries and even pales to what happens in Brazil, Honduras, and Venezuela. In the latter the "colectivos" have taken over the streets with government approval and have absolute impunity, taken over cities and kicking out the police. Mexico is still far from being a failed state but Venezuela, being worse with a failed economy, is closer to that but I don't see any of the young political geniuses here saying anything about it.

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    1. Prob because most reports are coming from Mexico on here. Once and awhile you'll see other countries.

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    2. Hey genius, the difference is that in Mexico you have individuals responsibile for killing hundreds. No comparison. You are just as foolish as she is for thinking this is even close. Smh at the foolish.

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    3. 2:11
      It's not close, it's worse in other countries (didn't you read the post you responded to?).

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    4. It's called bb for a reason. Not south American beat. Might as well have jungle beat while were at it. See the crap goin on there too.

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    5. 6:31
      My criticism was not about BB only posting about Mexico, I said no such thing. It was about the readers who have a very narrow view of the world which is limited and leads them to erroneously concluded that Mexico is the worst. It's not.

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    6. Mexico IS the worst!

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  4. I'm not trying to be a "sinico" but this guys are no joke. It seems that they are here and they don't play around. So my question is. How is Mara gang violence helping the Latino community? It seems that maybe Donald trump might be right about "hombres malos" remarks. Can you imagine going to the park and running into this guys. The worse part is that you are not able to shoot them or hunt them down because is against the law. But the Mara don't follow the law and they have a lovely vision statement for business "kill control rape" please invite them over for dinner at your house since they are such immigrant models.

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    1. Maras are seen as the salvadorians they are, dont think ive ever heard anyone confuse them for mexicans.

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    2. It’s well noted that violence occurs everywhere in the world. However, these particular horrendous crimes have given that momentum to assert political elements in what has become a hot immigration issue. Raising alarm bells to those with racial issues and not the humanitarian side of this political theater.

      Not all Latin American people are bad hombres.
      Unfortunately, for this particular group of individuals ( MS -13) have gained a reputation for horrific reasons.

      We should not judge all immigrants to individuals such as these.
      Nice article B.B.

      E42

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    3. Mars are the grandchildren of the murderers and rapists of priests and nuns in El Salvador, specially nuns that had been denouncing the murdering and raping and pillage of the El Salvadoran military. And for preaching the "Theology of Liberation", most of these maras are American citizens.

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    4. I agree E....IMO one thing young people should do, is not glamorize these lifestyles. If your a young African, a d don't wanna be treated like a gang banger, don't dress like one. Don't emit the image of a gang banger. White kids, stop wearing shorts and hats that have pot leaves on them, then cry when you get stopped and harrassed. Latins, quit rolling around hoopties with every chrome accy sold at O'Reilly's. Project an image of self worth, and spend more time educating yourselves to have a real future. Perception is reality. If you look like a stoner, gang banger, or Cholo, guess how society will treat you?

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    5. I suspect these "maras" at 19 years of age to be here illegally and be so worldly about doing their murdering and hiding on another city may be working with a much bigger organization that needs to demonize "maras just in ti.e for the "Border wall need" propaganda , there are 30 billion dollars at play, plus costs and costs overruns to be paid in cash to the contractors that propyl won't be paying the workers until they agree to collect pennies on the dollar and sign their confidential agreement.
      Beware of the president for profitable his anti Mexican propaganda and anti anything that doesn't make him money on the side

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  5. Thanks Chivis, I am not sure how I missed this story

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  6. 5 foot 2,126 pounds what an imposing enemy for these bangers,whoever the poor dude was DEP

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    1. This is maras internal affairs, but they take on any and all comers and need to be put in concentration camps.

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  7. It is amazing to me how "normal" that kid looks..

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  8. They’re going to throw the book of this guy

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    1. Can't be deported until he finishes his sentence

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  9. Does Maryland has the death penalty? Because this lowlife should be fumigated, the faster the better.

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    1. How can you say that if He has not been proven guilty.

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    2. 2:49 hopefuly he does, if it cwacks, like a duck you know the rest. I one thing for sure he is not walking away that easy and least will get deported to his @#!7 country he should have never left. This is the land of opportunity and these lames give honest inmigrantes(which they pray on ) a bad name.

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    3. 7:00 this guy can't be deported, he is american citizen,
      alguna otra pregunta?

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    4. stop lying 1:37 he is not American he is from el salvador

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    5. 7:19 yer right.

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  10. This forign criminals when they get arrested put chip on them like dogs so he can be tracked and kick his ass out of the usa when that chip enters usa again find kick theyre ass out n repeat.

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    1. To whoever brought up the serial killer shit thanks I used to be gang member prison and all I now own my home and work a nine to five most of us are not the animals you think we are poverty no parents and drugs have a lot to with it while we blame everybody else it's our choices and my choices as a parent that defies how my children grow up so if you're throwing money at your kids so they don't get in the way of u r doing I'd advise to stop take the fuckING time to talk to them

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    2. @10:10
      Education is key to inform ones children of the perils of life. Lack of judgment are influenced by many factors ; peers , economic means and the absence of parents.
      However, I do see a major hurtle in the classification of troubled youths in our societies.
      Discrimination practices from employers and society. An issue that has only given rise to this epidemic of criminal behavior.


      Being human is to error. But forgiveness is not so forgiving by many. A practice that needs attention and care from society. It’s ones guidance that can make a difference for a better individual and future.

      E42

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    3. e42 can you please email me? chivis.martinez@hushmail.com

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    4. to clarify no problem or issue just an idea I had for a particular reason. if you want complete privacy create an email with a anonymous name E42@_____

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    5. By high school, there are very skilled recruiters there with experience in seducing dumb as youthz for sex, drug addiction, drug trafficking prostitution, or the armed forces, they won't listen to their parents, the enemy is in school. Beware.

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  11. Good job chivis.
    Animals from Latin America beheading and cutting hearts out .... how many times has that happened? Without someone getting caught for doing it? Here in the US?
    I love Mexico . My brother died in Argentina... last year....
    I love Latin America. But Can we compare the US with Mexico?? Apples and oranges.... the USA landed on the MOON. Mexico has not landed on it's own feet... Latin America is ruled by Great Britain and the United States.....

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    1. rare because or strong system of law and order. Mexico is the wild west on steroids. MS13 are no longer the threat tjhey were as they have greatly diminished in numbers, only 8k in the entire U.S. they have congregated in the capital area and in spotted areas in the north east.

      they only have about 500 members in Texas.
      http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2017/09/texas-gang-assessment-tango-blast-tops.html

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    2. The USA is also expert in mind control and brainwashing. How many generic Americanized cults come from the USA? The mormons, jehova witness, scientology, Jonestown, Charles Manson family, etc.

      Funny thing is that destructive cults like scientology have more RIGHTS than the average American in the land of the "free and brave".

      Also, wasn't the moon landing fake propaganda to boost morale for the soviets space program?

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    3. Saying the USA landed on the moon and Mexico hasn't is illogical if you're trying to come to some sort of ethical argument. And you dare talk about apples and oranges... Are you sure you know the difference?

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    4. SPREADING "FREEDOM": Rape of Vietnamese Women during the US invasion was considered Standard Operation Procedure for American troops. Sott.net by Robert J Bursocchini
      Counterpunch tue , 13 Oct 2017
      --"Ideologies of Forgetting Rape in the Vietnam War"
      By Gina Marie Weaver, the American military male still rapes, but now they rape American women in the military, and when they go to serve on any other country it is the same, when they come back to serve on the US as police officers or on any other country as private military it is MORE OF THE SAME, and the Mexican soldiers they train, would be no exception, rape and murder is one more weapon in the attacks on enemy countries even if they don'the know they are "enemies".
      Americans in Vietnam would become "double veterans" if they kill the women after "making love" to them...
      Nobody is more at war around the world than the americans, and of course they rob and steal and rape and murder and disappear

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  12. I think you meant to say
    "The Wild West On Meth"

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  13. Brietbart is loving this

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    1. 6:21 Fack lousy breitbart, and the louse men and nits that work there.

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  14. Likely not citizens and all illegal alien immigrants, refugees, anchor adults (not kids any more), gangs, etc., should be deported yesterday, including any and all in jail after serving their time. We definately DON'T need to add to our problems as was pointed out by another commenter...

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    1. You must truly believe that you are a natural citizen. Not immigrated nor intergrated. But of pure blood and descent.
      Unless you are a Native American Indian then your comment stands truth.
      Americans are comprised of many descendants from many countries. An allotment of people from overseas.
      Something I’m sure your teachings were withheld for bias reasons.
      It’s people like you that give Americans a bitter taste.
      A perfect example of trash in association with cheap alcohol.
      Border security is imperative but not at racial implications of hatred.

      Please note; if your comment is not intentionally discriminatory then disregard.
      Followed by the appropriate apologies.

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    2. The discrimination is ok, but the residual long term effects are the bad part, after a while the righteous self appointed guardians of Law and Order start doing their own murdering and destruction to save the world from minorities all by themselves

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  15. The argument that everyone in US is an immigrant (except Native Amercicans) is for simpletons for simpletons to high five each other. The issue is about law and order. Not race or who originally came to the US and killed "Indians" and all those emotional arguments. Cry me a river. It's simple. The organized crime in the US has ALWAYS been a major immigration issue from ALL races. Illigal immigration has become so out of control and lead to vast populations of low income and crime. This is reality. Ok back to emotional and racially charged commentary.

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    1. What has people down on the US is not the illegal aliens, it is the jobs outsourced and offshored by the whole industry to captive slave labour countries like china, or Mexico.
      The American coal miner CAN NOT COMPETE WITH 2 DOLLAR A DAY coal miner FROM MEXICO OR one 50 cents a day miner from COLOMBIA no matter how beautiful and clean American Coal "IS",
      Colombian coal is preferred for trafficking to Europe, it is cheap and cocaine gets hidden with the coal, as in James Chao's ships, he is a taiwanese shipping magnate.
      --High wages make American coal as expensive as cocaine.

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