drug cartels

im sad that there are no wc catmint addicts

like obviously it wouldnt be in a kids book but imagine a villain that just has a huge underground drug cartel

or just imagine high jayfeather

and like rusty trying catmint for the first time

but best of all, smokeweed

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Griselda Blanco, also known as The Cocaine Godmother”, “La Madrina” and “The Black Widow”, was one of the most notorious drug lords of the Medellin Cartel in the 1970’s and early 80’s era. While Pablo Escobar was still a small-time thug in Medellin, Griselda Blanco built up a multi-million dollar cocaine empire between Colombia and the USA. There were several reasons why the teenage runaway from Medellin became one of the mightiest women in the history of drug cartels. Blanco was creative and revolutionized coke trafficking, on one occasion she managed to smuggle drugs sewn in clothes of her own line of underwear. On the other hand, she was known as a criminal mastermind with a spider web of ruthless affiliates, and feared for her cruelty and mercilessness. The total number of murders she either committed herself or ordered through contract killers is still unknown, but it is estimated that she was responsible for up to 200 murders, 40 of them in the USA, including the death of a two-year old boy in 1982.

Griselda was born on February 15th, 1943 as the daughter of a field worker and a landowner in Cartagena, Colombia. She grew up among thugs and sex workers in the slums of Medellin, her mother being a part-time prostitute who was physically abusive towards her. At the age of 13, Griselda joined a youth gang. It is believed that she committed her first murder around that time, when she shot a 11-year old boy that she and her gang had kidnapped from a rich family. Between the age of 14 and 20, Griselda, who had run away from her abusive mother, started working as a prostitute herself. She moved to New York with her first husband, where she started to build up a flourishing trade in cocaine. By 1972, Blanco was controlling New York’s entire cocaine market.

In 1985, Griselda Blanco was arrested in a cocaine trafficking case in New York City. All in all, after her charges for murder had to be dropped due to technicalities, Blanco served roughly 20 years in several US prisons before she was released and deported to Colombia in 2004. Eight years later, on September 3rd, 2012, Blanco was assassinated by two unknown men on a motorcycle in a drive-by-shooting. Ironically, she herself had “invented” motorcycle assassinations in Colombia. Griselda died in a way reminiscent of the numerous murders she used to order during her reign - she was shot in the head twice.

“I was personally involved in taking down the planet’s most notorious drug trafficker, Pablo Escobar, in 1993. While we managed to make Colombia a bit safer, it came at a tremendous price.” —César Gaviria, former president of Colombia

former president césar gaviria wrote a new york times op-ed decrying the violent anti-drug campaign in the philippines led by president rodrigo duterte

President Duterte Is Repeating My Mistakes | New York Times

Illegal drugs are a matter of national security, but the war against them cannot be won by armed forces and law enforcement agencies alone. Throwing more soldiers and police at the drug users is not just a waste of money but also can actually make the problem worse. Locking up nonviolent offenders and drug users almost always backfires, instead strengthening organized crime.

That is the message I would like to send to the world and, especially, to President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines. Trust me, I learned the hard way.

We Colombians know a thing or two about fighting drugs. Our country has long been one of the world’s primary suppliers of cocaine. With support from North American and Western European governments, we have poured billions of dollars into a relentless campaign to eradicate drugs and destroy cartels.

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This is what happens when you buy into the dog whistle narrative that Trumps immigration rhetoric was “only” targeted towards the (imaginary) “bad hombres” who were taking over the country and putting drug cartels on every corner.

And that by buying into this “bad hombre” racist respectability politic bullshit, you thought that were somehow protecting your family from said racism.

That somehow racists will value your family over all the other families that they hate, (and are separating) based on race, due to your proximity to whiteness.

History tells us that proximity to whiteness not only isn’t a protectant, but often makes marginalized folks bigger targets.

Racism doesn’t defend or protect against racism, and respectability politics really only works to benefit white supremacy - sorry to tell you.

What TV has taught me:
  • Breaking Bad: It's easier to sell meth than it is to get affordable medical care.
  • Hannibal: If someone offers you free psychiatric help, it's probably best to say no.
  • Orange is the New Black: If your ex-girlfriend works for an international drug cartel, you should probably be nice to her.
  • House: Any small ailment means you are dying and lupus does not exist.
  • Game of Thrones: Everything you love will die.
  • Supernatural: Everything you love will die repeatedly.
  • Criminal Minds: Everything you love will be killed by a white male in his mid thirties.
  • Doctor Who: Everything you ever loved about this show will be destroyed by Steven Moffat.

I just want a series where Jason is trying to have some time off from his vigilante-ing but keeps stumbling across criminal shit on a daily basis. Like, he tries going to church, but notices some unsavory characters hanging around. Turns out the religious sisters are smuggling drugs for a cartel. He takes a wrong turn on the way to the bathroom in a local bar. Turns out three of the most powerful mob bosses in the area play cards in the back and they’re planning to kidnap the mayor’s kid, so he’s gotta take them out. Heads to the local library. Whoops, there’s a cult performing human sacrifices in the basement. The Batfam keeps seeing Red Hood on the news like, nightly, and they’re like WTF does Jason do with his free time? He steps on the toes of like ten local vigilantes who’ve been carefully tracking and observing their criminals for months, when here comes Jason Todd, just looking for a Redbox machine and blundering right into the middle of these criminal enterprises they’re trying to take down. He gets this reputation for being the best of the best at tracking down criminal activity because people think he’s doing it on purpose, and it’s not like he’s gonna tell anyone that it’s all coincidence; he’s got a reputation to maintain, after all. It reaches a point where Roy and Kori actually stage an intervention, they’re like “Maybe you’re a little obsessive on the crime front, you don’t actually have to take down a major criminal organization every single night.” Jason doesn’t even hear it, he crashes as soon as they sit him down on the couch bc he busted a drug ring on his way to the corner store for milk.

"Johnlock wasn't canon in the original books"

You know what else “wasn’t canon in the original stories”?

-The modern day setting

-Mobile phones

-Texting

-Watson having a psychosomatic limp

-Watson having a therapist

-Watson and Stamford getting Starbucks

-Molly Hooper

-Mrs. Hudson being married to a leader of the drug cartel

-Mrs. Turner and her married gay couple (Mrs. Turner WAS Mrs. Hudson)

-Blogs

-Laptop computers

-Taxi cabs

-John’s gay sister

-Sally Donovan and Philip Anderson

-The lady in pink (the victim was a man)

-The scratched message (it was written in blood)

-The case being solved in one night

-Angelo’s

-Holmes and Watson sitting around inquiring about each other’s sexualities and history of significant others

-Mycroft kidnapping Watson

-Mycroft being in the first story at all (Holmes’ background was pretty much a mystery to Watson until the case of the Greek interpreter; he only made appearances in a couple of the 60 stories, not almost every Goddamn one)

-Watson murdering Hope to save Holmes

-There was no case of the Blind Banker

-Nor the Great Game (there were canon elements tied in - West and the Bruce-Partington Plans - but never in canon did Moriarty challenge Holmes to solve a series of puzzles to save people from being turned into suicide bombers)

-Moriarty kidnapping Watson at any point

-Moriarty was really only in one story, and foreshadowed in another

-Irene Adler being a dominatrix

-Adler was involved with the King of Bohemia, not Kate Middleton

-Adler being romantically/sexually interested in Holmes

-Adler elopes and escapes with her blackmail material in the end of “A Scandal In Bohemia”; she outsmarts Holmes

-The fear gas from The Hound Of The Baskervilles
-Baskerville being a secret laboratory
-The glowing rabbit
-Holmes was barely in The Hound of The Baskervilles at all
-Moriarty stealing the Crown Jewels
-Holmes testifying against Moriarty in court
-Kitty Riley or whatever that ginger reporter’s name was
-Moriarty publicly discrediting Holmes
-Moriarty went over the side of a waterfall in Switzerland; Holmes did not willingly jump from the top of a hospital in London. And Watson was not there to witness it.
-Holmes was gone for three years, not two. Before his disappearance, Watson married Mary Morstan and moved out of Baker Street and she passed away some time during Holmes’s absence.
-Mary is a governess, not an assassin, and initially a client of Holmes before marrying Watson
-Sebastian Moran attempts to assassinate Holmes, not Mary
-There is no bomb threat on Parliament
-Subways
-Watson is not thrown into a bonfire
-Holmes actually explains himself to Watson upon returning and Watson forgives him. He does not beat Holmes repeatedly (in fact, he faints).
-There is no wedding celebration story for Watson and Mary (ACD could barely remember her name)
-James Sholto and Watson have no connection (professional or otherwise)
-Mary and Watson never have children
-Billy Wiggins is a street urchin, not a drug dealing adult
-Charles Augustus Magnussen is actually Charles Augustus Milverton
-Holmes doesn’t court CAM’s PA, he courts her maid (under the guise of a plumber)
-Lady Smallwood does murder CAM, not Holmes
-Mary doesn’t shoot Holmes
-Airplanes
-The entirety of The Abominable Bride
-Twitter
-Mary never goes along on cases (outside of The Sign Of Four, she barely gets any dialogue at all)
-Some kid doesn’t disguise himself as a fucking car seat
-Margaret Thatcher
-The AGRA team
-Mary doesn’t die by gunshot
-Watson doesn’t blame Holmes for Mary’s death
-Mrs. Hudson never stunt drives a Martin Aston
-Culverton Smith only kills one person that we know of, his nephew Victor Savage. There is no mention of a daughter.
-Smith attempts to infect Holmes with a deadly virus, not drugging and smothering him
-Holmes fakes his own illness for Smith’s sake, not for Watson
-THERE IS NO EURUS
-THERE IS NO EURUS
-THERE IS NO EURUS
-Drones
-Baker Street getting blown up by a grenade
-Sherrinford is the third Holmes brother, and only in paracanon
-The Three Garridebs is totally wrong
-Musgrave is not the Holmes’ summer home
-“Redbeard”/Victor Trevor is not a little boy who was Holmes’ childhood friend. He was Holmes’ friend for university whose dog bit Holmes.
-THERE
-WAS
-NO
-EURUS

So don’t tell me Mofftiss couldn’t have Sherlock and John be in an openly romantic relationship because it wasn’t in the original canon.

The Rogue [Grayson] Part Two

Summary: Being the little sister of a cartel leader is hard. Your skills are put to the test when you’re forced to go undercover and destroy one of the country’s most dangerous cartels, The Rogue. What you weren’t planning on, was to get involved with their leader.
Word Count: 2,064
Warnings: Mentions of drugs, abuse, death, sexual intercourse, cussing.
A/N: This series will kick off soon and I swear it’s gonna be an emotional roller-coaster. Strap yourselves, you’re in for quite a ride. Thanks for the love so far, let me know what you thought of this part. Love you, my babies xx

The Rogue Masterlist.


You didn’t know for how long you walked, but you eventually made it to an area where there was life. People were hanging around in a room, similar to a den that had a pool table, a large flatscreen television and a ping-pong table set up. You let your eyes rake over the area, trying not to sneer at the older guys who looked at you with glints in their eyes, nodding like they approved of what they saw. Natasha walked through, bringing a manicured hand up to push a door open, which it did. It revealed a large kitchen area and it took two seconds for you to realize that every single person that was bustling around, was female.

Jayce nudged you with his shoulder and you almost glared at him, before realizing that you were sneering. You wiped the look off of your face just in time for Natasha to turn around, fingers splayed out by her side like she was repulsed to be even standing in the kitchen. You almost rolled your eyes.

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