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Old 02-15-2013, 05:46 AM   #1
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Cartel kingpin Chicago's new Public Enemy No. 1



CHICAGO (AP) - For the first time since Prohibition, Chicago has a new Public Enemy No. 1 - a drug kingpin in Mexico deemed so menacing that he's been assigned the famous label created for Al Capone.

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was singled out for his role as leader of the powerful Sinaloa cartel, which supplies the bulk of narcotics sold in the city, according to the Chicago Crime Commission and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

"What Al Capone was to beer and whiskey, Guzman is to narcotics," said Al Bilek, the commission's executive vice president, describing Guzman as a greater threat than Capone ever was.

He said Guzman deserved the designation for the "viciousness, the evil and the power of this man."

The commission designated Capone Public Enemy No. 1 in 1930. The non-government body that tracks city crime trends has called other people public enemies, but Capone was the only person ever declared its No. 1.

Until now.

Unlike Capone, Guzman doesn't live in Chicago. He lives far away in a mountain hideaway in western Mexico. But for all the havoc he creates in the nation's third-largest city, he ought to be treated as a local crime boss, the DEA's top Chicago official, Jack Riley, told The Associated Press in a recent interview.

His office joined the commission in handing out the moniker to Guzman.

Capone based his bootlegging and other criminal enterprises out of Chicago during Prohibition, when it was illegal to make or sell alcohol in the U.S. He eventually went to prison for income tax evasion, but he gained the most notoriety for the 1929 St. Valentine's Day Massacre that left seven rivals dead.

Yet Riley says Guzman is more ruthless than Capone.

"If I was to put those two guys in a ring, El Chapo would eat that guy (Capone) alive," Riley said.

Sinaloa and other Mexican cartels that ship drugs to Chicago are rarely directly linked to slayings in the city, but Riley said cartel-led drug trafficking is an underlying cause of territorial battles between street gangs that are blamed for rising homicide rates.

He described Chicago as one of Sinaloa's most important cities, not only as a destination for drugs but as a hub to distribute them across the U.S.

"This is where Guzman turns his drugs into money," he said.

Despite his nickname - "El Chapo" means "shorty" in Spanish - Guzman is one of the world's most dangerous and most wanted outlaws. He's also one of the richest: Forbes magazine has estimated the value of his fortune at around $1 billion.

Guzman has been indicted on federal trafficking charges in Chicago and, if he is ever captured alive, American authorities want him extradited here to face trial. The U.S. government has offered a $5 million reward for his capture.

"His time is coming," Riley said. "I can't wait for that day."

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Old 02-15-2013, 08:29 AM   #2
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maybe Chicago should pass a law outlawing drugs, then there'd be no drug problem to worry about.

srs, though, I'm sure El Chapo is really worried about this turn of events.
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The Mexican government is incapable/unwilling to take action. Smartly, these cartel's do very well at keeping their hands clean of American murders as well. So American interdiction won't happen. Until they start chopping up Americans, fed won't put their name on any more drug wars. So.... His time is not coming unless it's at the hands of another cartel.
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Im sure if they get rid of this guy, the drug train will come to a halt, and all will be well with Chicago. Will ROFLWAFFLE if Guzman puts a hit out on all Chicago politicians....the irony being, he can actually take care of them, while they are just passing feel good slogans around.
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Im sure if they get rid of this guy, the drug train will come to a halt, and all will be well with Chicago. Will ROFLWAFFLE if Guzman puts a hit out on all Chicago politicians....the irony being, he can actually take care of them, while they are just passing feel good slogans around.
He's too smart to do something like that. You take out Americans, let alone politicians, you bring American Law enforcement into the situation. Why?
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He's too smart to do something like that. You take out Americans, let alone politicians, you bring American Law enforcement into the situation. Why?
Because movies.
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He's too smart to do something like that. You take out Americans, let alone politicians, you bring American Law enforcement into the situation. Why?
Generally speaking, Cartel guys, especially the kingpins don't like it when someone f***s with their money, or possibly their life. Them making him public enemy #1 obviously doesn't mean that the Mexican authorities are going to go after him...since they fear him....so that leaves a possible drone missile up his ass...

I agree, him striking first would be a terrible idea (on his part) but then again, these people are not exactly rational.
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Because movies.
They have no problem killing border patrol agents, so why would they have a problem taking out a few politicians?
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They have no problem killing border patrol agents, so why would they have a problem taking out a few politicians?
How many boarder patrol agents have been killed in the past couple years?
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They have no problem killing border patrol agents, so why would they have a problem taking out a few politicians?
You can't be serious.
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They have no problem killing border patrol agents, so why would they have a problem taking out a few politicians?
Not to mention the 60k+ mexicans these cartels have killed/terrorized due to mexico's tip top gun laws.

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Not to mention the 60k+ mexicans these cartels have killed/terrorized due to mexico's tip top gun laws.

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stop trying to derail this topic without your "facts".
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How many boarder patrol agents have been killed in the past couple years?
Same question. They don't do that.
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How many boarder patrol agents have been killed in the past couple years?
How many do you need to be killed?
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How many do you need to be killed?
Can you provide some examples? Why I ask is that they stay away from killing Americans.
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Can you provide some examples? Why I ask is that they stay away from killing Americans.
Examples of what, border agent deaths? In 2012, there were 6. Can't tell you if they are cartel related or not. Usually the armed migrants are smuggling drugs.
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