The violence from Mexico's drug cartel war is spilling into the US. Phoenix, Atlanta, and Houston have all seen gang violence - shootings, kidnapping, and torture.
Mexican drug war spilling into US
Mexican cartels plague Atlanta
Mexican cartels infiltrate Houston
What we are seeing is a modern day triangle trade of drugs, guns, and illegal immigrants. The immigrants are most often the target of the vicious kidnapping/torture/ransom scenarios. However, innocent bystanders are in danger of being caught in the cross fire. Statements by the authorities that violence is mostly targeted at gang members and illegals doesn't sound too reassuring to me; in fact, it seems pretty lame. This shouldn't be happening in my backyard, period. How long do we have before the trickle becomes a flood?