Get Outta Dodge

13 05 2012

Palm Beach Post:

Feds: Indicted Kan. gang thrived by fomenting fear

DODGE CITY, Kan. — Nearly two dozen members of a Hispanic gang were arrested in Kansas this week under a federal grand jury indictment accusing them of victimizing illegal immigrants who do their business in cash and are reluctant to go to law enforcement because of their immigration status.

This will be our fault within a week, for not making ‘em all legal. Don’t doubt me.

Federal officials have long been keeping an eye on the Dodge City area, which has become a hub for drug trafficking in the Midwest because of its remote location and easy access to places like Denver, Kansas City and Oklahoma City. They say gangs have thrived in the area because police lacked resources, including Spanish-speaking officers, and gang members are able to easily blend into the growing Hispanic population.

Correction:  “Dodge City area, which is full of agricultural processing plants, and the agribusiness owners promote employment opportunities heavily in Spanish language media in the United States and in Latin America, but not in English-speaking American media.  This drives wages down so low that no native born white Americans in the area wouldn’t want to work there even if the personnel departments didn’t throw the job applications of whites into the trash can.”

 

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