Mass Shooting in Mexican Border City Tied to Cartel

At least 14 people died after a convoy of shooters went on a rampage in the Mexican border city of Reynosa.  Tamaulipas Gov. Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca blamed the violence on the Mexican president’s lack of action against organized crime.


The Youngest Traffickers: How Drug Cartels Exploit Children

The recruitment of children as drug couriers by organized crime gangs has become a major global problem. The strategies used by the British Transport Police and their partners could serve as a model of enforcement and prevention for other countries, writes a former UK detective superintendent.

Chinese Counterfeiters Sent 11M Fake Masks to US

The Department of Homeland Security has seized more than 11 million counterfeit N95 masks from five states, with authorities saying that suspected victims of this scam include hospitals and medical facilities in at least 12 states. An initial criminal investigation revealed China to be the source of the fake masks purportedly made by U.S. manufacturer 3M.

Do Aging War Criminals Deserve Humane Treatment?

A forthcoming paper in the Virginia Journal of International Law argues that even individuals convicted of the most “heinous” crimes are covered by international conventions guaranteeing adequate medical care and nondiscriminatory treatment as they grow older.