August 19, 2008

Mexican Gangs Kidnapping Dozens of Americans for Ransom; Media Response=*crickets*

This is troubling:

TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - American businesswoman Veronica was stepping out of her car in California when two men forced her into the passenger seat at gunpoint, pushed her teenage daughter into the back and drove them into Mexico...

Mexican intelligence officials say Veronica is one of around 30 Americans abducted in southern California and taken to Tijuana since last November. Many of the victims are of Hispanic origin and hold double nationality.

"We have seen an increase in the number of kidnappings of U.S. citizens in Tijuana, including cross-border abductions," said FBI special agent Darrell Foxworth in San Diego.

Several Americans have also been kidnapped in Texas this year and held for ransom in Mexico, the FBI said...

Even more troubling is the fact that this story, sent out by Reuters, is getting almost ZERO play in the U.S. media.  A Google News search for "southern california tijuana kidnapping" brings up a sum total of four hits, one of which is the original Reuters piece, and none of which is a major front-line news outlet.

h/t: CAPoliticalNews.com

Cross-posted at La Frontera.

By Ragnar Danneskjold, Typical Bitter Gun-Clinger at 09:44 AM | Comments |