Past Features

July 3, 2017

ˈsensər/ -- noun -- noun: censor; plural noun: censors
1. an official who examines material that is about to be released,
such as books, movies, news, and art, and suppresses any parts that
are considered obscene, politically unacceptable, or a threat to security

Al Jazeera -- July 2, 2017
Mexico: 19 gang members killed in overnight clashes
Officials attribute incident to warring drug gang members responsible for recent violence in Sinaloa state.
    At least 19 people have been killed in clashes involving armed men and security forces in the gang-plagued northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa, authorities said.
    Sinaloa has seen a dramatic spike of homicides following the capture and extradition of convicted drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.
    The violence began with a shooting on Friday that killed two men near a department store in the town of Villa Union, about 24km southeast of the beach resort of Mazatlan.
    Officials attributed it to warring drug gang members responsible for recent violence in the state, which is home to Guzman's Sinaloa cartel.
    "We believe it has to do with the transport of drugs and the fight for terrain, for the areas that these groups are fighting over," Genaro Robles Casillas, the Sinaloa state public security secretary, said at a news conference.

Glenn Spencer -- July 3, 2017
The Politically Censored Border
The mainstream media will not report what is really happening
    When I tried to report evidence that the Mexican drug war had been triggered by the Secure Fence Act of 2006, I was censored --- blacked out.
    When American Border Patrol, at no small expense to its donors, produced a map of what the border fence really looks like, it was censored --- blacked out.
    When ABP warned that new border camera towers may not work (see this -- and this) --- we were blacked out --- censored.
    A very recent DHS IG report included this: In March 2014, GAO reported that CBP's Test and Evaluation Master Plan12 only described testing to determine the Integrated Fixed Tower's 13 mission contribution but did not include testing operational effectiveness and suitability, which specifically identifies how effective and reliable a system is in meeting its operational requirements in its intended environment.
    We may soon learn that these camera towers do not do the job American taxpayers paid hundreds of millions of dollars to have done.
    The U.S. Border Patrol is being allowed to do its job and there is chaos in Mexico --- but the people aren't told why.
    President Trump has a problem with Fake Media, but the American people have a problem with media censorship that is totally political and agenda-driven.