The people at Frijoles & Frescas Grilled Tacos in Las Vegas want to share this important status update:

These nice gentlemen came looking for tacos…we think. Please call 702-385-5555 – LVMPD Crime Stoppers – with any information or tips related to this crime.

lemonelchapo(PNS reporting from McALLEN, TX) Police departments throughout the Rio Grande Valley delivered pink slips en masse this week following news that Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán had been captured by Mexican authorities in the resort town of Mazatlan.

“It’s kind of a mixed bag for us,” Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Treviño said. “On the one hand, illegal drugs are now utterly and completely vanquished from our streets. On the other, (Hidalgo County) Commissioners Court has already cut our budget for next year by 90 percent.”

Treviño, who was reached while fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, responded to Guzmán’s capture like many of his counterparts at all levels of law enforcement nationwide: by quietly folding his office’s entire narcotics unit and slashing the rest of the criminal investigations division from a staff of hundreds down to five full-time deputies. [Mas…]



luego(Based on a stunning World War II American government propaganda poster, Americanos Todos, by Luis Helguera. Click on the image for the full-sized hi-res version.)

Once upon a time in November 2010, a police detective named Jim Lindquist (from Bellevue, Washington) needed some help from the both English-speaking and Spanish-speaking communities. He had an idiosyncratic way of expressing himself in Spanish. “A” for effort?

Here’s the full poster — click to enlarge: [Mas…]