Drug Violence Marches North - Ted Galen Carpenter
“Mexico’s killing spree has not yet engulfed U.S. communities. Nevertheless, there are some troubling signs. Security worries among ranchers along the border and among Mexican refugees and their relatives in the southwestern United States could be the canary in the coal mine regarding the spillage of Mexico’s problems across the border. Those vulnerable portions of the population would logically be the first to feel the effects. The possibility of spillover can no longer be ignored. The danger needs to be taken seriously.”
Comment: The insidious nature of organized crime is akin to weeds taking over a garden or termites a house. If unnoticed or left unattended for too long, the infestation becomes so deeply rooted and the damage done so severe that the cost of correction becomes enormous.