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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 01:43 PM

Singer found dead along road in rural South Texas



McALLEN, Texas (AP) - The death of a South Texas singer well known for his ballads, including some about the exploits of Mexican drug cartels, was being treated as a murder investigation after authorities found his body Thursday on a rural road.

Jesus "Chuy" Quintanilla appeared to have been shot at least twice in the head and was found near his vehicle, Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said. Irrigation workers found his body on a roadway north of Mission in an isolated area surrounded by citrus groves, Trevino said.

Quintanilla's family filed a missing person report Thursday morning, saying they hadn't had contact with him since the previous night. But investigators were already on the scene, Trevino said.

Trevino wouldn't release details about the investigation but said it was being treated as a murder investigation. He speculated that the singer was either lured or taken to the area where his body was found.

More at http://www.elpasotimes.com/ci_23109298/singer-found-dead-along-road-rural-south-texas?source=rss_viewed .

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 01:47 PM

1. Yup, that's par for the course down here.

You may think the violence is confined to the other side of the river, but it's coming across more and more.

And building a fence along the border is not going to make a difference, so long as the US keeps providing arms to the narcos.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 01:59 PM

2. WRT Drug cartels, the US could put them out of business

 

by simply de-criminalizing the possession of marijuana.

So much death, so much waste, and for what? a substance that is no more dangerous than tobacco (which is a crop sub-sidized by our tax dollars, btw).

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Response to TheDebbieDee (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 02:44 PM

3. Just like the end of Prohibition dealt the death blow to the rackets in the USA

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Response to NoPasaran (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 10:28 PM

4. Really? Organized crime ceased to exist and profits evaporated on booze

after Prohibition ended?

Or did consumption and profits skyrocket, and we just absorb 50,000 deaths a year from drunk drivers, just to start, and pat ourselves on the back?

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Response to mbperrin (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 10:50 PM

6. Jeez, I guess we need closed captions for the sarcasm-impaired

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Response to NoPasaran (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 10:51 PM

7. Well, I'm stupid.

Sorry

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Response to mbperrin (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 10:56 PM

8. No problem

I've just long been bemused by the idea that legalizing weed in the States would pull the rug from beneath the cartels and they would -poof- disappear.

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Response to NoPasaran (Reply #8)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 12:44 PM

10. The pot cartels would disappear from HERE and try to set-up shop in another country

 

in which morons insisted on continuing to criminalize another activity that large swaths of the population engage in.



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Response to NoPasaran (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 12:40 PM

9. The end of Prohibition didn't deal a deathblow to the rackets........

 

But the racketeers had to find a new racket. And they just moved along to a new list of things that were illegal.

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Response to TheDebbieDee (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 10:30 PM

5. Cartels would become legitimate businesses with lower operating costs, lower prices, and

higher volume. They would use dollars to gain political power, real power, not the popgun variety they have now.

Lord knows we need another legal way for people to get messed up. No, actually, we don't.

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