Meet Rosalio Reta, an inmate in Texas who killed over 30 people during his time as a hitman—starting at age 13—for Miguel Treviño, the just-captured boss of the brutal Zeta drug cartel.
The Obama administration picked a quiet late-summer day to finally remove acting ATF director Kenneth Melson over the botched "Fast and Furious" operation that ultimately put assault rifles into the hands of criminals along the border. Melson wasn't fired though — merely relocated to a new Justice Department job. This is a great "win" for the NRA!
Just over two weeks ago, Mexican authorities arrested a notorious mass murderer, Oscar Osvaldo Garcia, who is nicknamed after a popular TV hand puppet, "El Compayito." He admitted to personally killing, or ordering the murders of around 600 people. Today, the Washington Post reports on Mexican law enforcement's penchant for videotaping and airing dramatic confessions on TV. Here's a sample of Garcia's confession, made shortly after his arrest:
A 15-year-old kid named Edgar Jiménez Lugo, also known as "El Ponchis," was sentenced to three years in jail yesterday by a Mexican court for beheading four people on behalf of a drug cartel, as well as drug trafficking and kidnapping. A U.S. citizen born in San Diego, Lugo gained notoriety last year after he confessed on video (above) to killing cartel rivals and random people for money and drugs, which he started doing at age 11. Lugo's sentence was the maximum available given his age.