Glenn Beck: The #2 city in world for kidnapping is...


Another Man's Sombrero

by Darrell Ankarlo

Glenn: Name the city in the world where the most kidnappings happen. Mexico City is No. 1. More kidnappings happen in Mexico City than any other city in the world. Now name No. 2. Bogota Columbia? Why would you guess, Stu?

Stu: I would definitely say Columbia.

Glenn: Columbia, you think Somalia. You think -- more kidnappings happen in Mexico City than any other place in the world. They're No. 1. No. 2 is Phoenix, Arizona. That is staggering. I love Phoenix, Arizona. I used to live in Phoenix. I was just in Phoenix. Here's what you're not getting. You're not getting in the news the truth on Mexico. I am -- God bless them, man. You're not going to find this story in the AP. You're not going to find in story anyplace else. You'll find pieces of it on the front page of the "Wall Street Journal" today about the violence in Mexico, the paramilitary groups that are in Mexico City, but let me tell give you this: If drug cartels continue to terrorize Mexico, Texas officials are planning for the worst-case scenario: How to respond if violence spills over the border and what to do if thousands of Mexicans seek refuge in the United States. A spokesperson for Texas Governor Rick Perry says a multiagency contingency plan is being developed and it will focus primarily on law enforcement issues, including how to handle an influx of Mexicans fleeing the violence. At this point we're focusing on what is still overviolence. The immediate concern, if any, would be that. More than 5300 people were killed in Mexico last year, in connection with criminal activity. The plan currently in Texas does not address the potential flood of refuse few gees, though it may be something that comes into consideration. The vice-president for defense and foreign policy of the Kay toe institute says worse case scenario Mexico becomes the western hemisphere's equivalent of Somalia, the mass violence and mass chaos. This would clearly require a military response from the United States. Darrell Ankarlo, in KTAR from Phoenix, Arizona, a guy who has been talking about this for a long time. Darrell, I had no idea, as did most Americans, that the No. 2 place in the world for kidnappings is Phoenix, Arizona.

Ankarlo: Glenn, good morning. And, yes, it's a sad story. The worst part of the story is we had 359. So, that's one a day in Phoenix, Arizona, last year.

Glenn: How is it -- wait, wait, wait. Darrell, before I get any deeper than that, how is it possible that Americans don't know that 1 person a day is kidnapped in a city like Phoenix, Arizona? How is that possible?

Ankarlo: Glenn, cut it out. You are a hater, Glenn. I keep trying to explain to you, they're coming here for work, man. They only want to work here. There's no drugs involved here. There are no cartels involved here, and that's the reason nobody wants to know this because we want this to be a nice human exchange of humanity over the border. I was talking to a buddy of mine in law enforcement on issue yesterday and he said, Darrell, on the border, the border patrol, we see this as Pakistan. You think of Daniel Pearl getting his head chopped off. We see -- and these or guys who work Pakistan -- we see what's going on on the U.S./Mexico border identical to what is going on in the Pakistan region. So, you talked about Columbia, talk about Mexico City. This is the United States of America, Glenn, and for every kidnapping we hear about, according to my sources, there are 3 to 5 we have no idea happened.

Glenn: Who are the people that are being kidnapped? How is it happening?

Ankarlo: A lot of it's the drug car tell information. The last time I was on your show, we were talking about the drug car tell coming in with their fully automatic weapons and, you know, they're here for, you know, bear. That's a big part of it. So, it's an exchange of drugs. Somebody messes up in the drug front and the next thing you know, somebody's being kidnapped for ransom and --

Glenn: Out of the 359, how many were returned?

Ankarlo: I don't have the answer to that, Glenn. It's a great question. I don't have the answer to that. I know that the numbers run anywhere from 25,000 to a half a million dollars is what the ransom fees were last year in Phoenix, Arizona. I cannot tell you how many were returned.

Glenn: Who is -- who's overseeing this? What agency? What department? What -- I mean --

Ankarlo: Oh, yeah, that should be fun. Let me give you, too, first of all, in Phoenix, Arizona, the Phoenix Police Department, just in the last couple of months approved some police officer on patrol having rifles and they said, We'll buy our own rifles and Phoenix Police Department says, No, you won't. David Spade, you know, the actor, he came in here about six, seven weeks ago. He put 100,000 of his own dollars on the table and he said, I will buy $100,000 worth of rifles. Right now in Phoenix, Arizona, our law enforcement, they've got 50 rifles in the entire police department to fight back these guys who are coming with --

Glenn: You don't need rifles. You need fully automatic rifles. You don't need rifles.

Ankarlo: You know that and I know that, but what they're saying is we need to start somewhere because at this point, if this is going down, that the cop who is under gun fire --

Glenn: Darrell, here's the thing: How many rifles do you guys need? You find out a number and you call me back and you get on the program. America, are you willing to -- forget the stupid government. Are you willing to send money down to the Phoenix Police Department if they need rifles? Are you willing to buy rifles?

Darrell Ankarlo of KTAR-FM

Ankarlo: Glenn, it gets better, though, because they, the police department said, Well, not every officer should have a rifle. You need to be trained in the use of said rifle. You need to call a superior before you use said rifle and the cops I talked to say, are you out of your mind? You've got 5, 10 seconds to make a decision. You can't be calling down, hoping that 10, 15 minutes later somebody shows up with a long gun to somehow save your life and you asked who's responsible. So, there's Phoenix Police Department trying, you know, in the last two months to do something that they should have been doing years ago and everybody, God bless you, in Texas and the other border states, you just inherited Janette Napolitano. She is our new Homeland Security director. Guess who's in charge of everything that's been going on on the border, Phoenix, Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, Nogales? That's right. Janet Napolitano. I'm frightened that she won't go in full guns blazing saying we've got a major problem down there on the border. Then it's going to be a major epidemic.

Glenn: Darrell, how did John McCain go an entire two years or not campaign trail without America showing that the second most dangerous city to have your kids or somebody in your family kidnapped is Phoenix, Arizona?

Ankarlo: They all made a deal. None of these people talked about. You know, Barack Obama wasn't talking about it. Hillary Clinton, our Secretary of State, wasn't talking about it. John McCain not talking about it. Judge Greg just steps down and everybody says why did he step down, because the No. 1 issue that he was going to fight the battle on was the census. The Democrats want to do an estimate on the census. He said, no. We want a full-fledged look at the census and, of course, if you do an estimate, then you can throw money at this and certain groups, shall we say, those who want to see the borders opened, will have more numbers, more power, more money, and they can continue this onslaught. So, this is a political machine that we're watching here, Glenn.

Glenn: Our republic is at stake. Our republic is at stake. If -- what have you guys been talking about, Darrell, down near the border, if Mexico melts down?

Ankarlo: You know, I was talking, again, to several members of law enforcement yesterday off the air and one of them, he said, Darrell, you can say it on the record or off the record many let me just tell you, with all the problems going on in Mexico, i.e., the drug cartels, i.e., their economy is to shambles. They're going to look here and as they continue to look here and we have a border patrol that isn't fully funded, isn't fully manned, in my opinion, and then you've got politicians who continue to turn their back in this country, he said, Mexico falls. We're dead on these border states. It's not a question of when or it's not a question of how. It's a question of when this is going to happen. I was talking to one guy yesterday, Glenn, and he said, here's the deal with the drug cartel: They are under strict orders, you will not lose your product. So, every drug cartel member coming into America right now is outfitted with a long gun, i.e., fully automatic weapon. They're fully field shielded with body armor and or given hand grenades, and they're told, you lose your product, you will be killed. So, no matter what you do, you make sure the product is delivered and if you lose it, you better have the money to replace it. There's the kidnapping issue that you were talking about. So, they say, Okay, I've got $300,000 worth of product here and I just lost it to, you know, another rival gang that's coming over the border. All right. I'll kidnap three people in Phoenix today. I'll get my money back. I've been crying about it. We took the trip down there undercover. I've been talking about and talking about it and at this point, unless other people in the country wake up, there is only so much rammering one guy can do down here.

Glenn: Darrell Ankarlo from KTAR in Phoenix. Darrell, I want to talk to you off the air maybe later today or this weekend, but I would like you to -- I'd like you to talk to your police department. Find out what they need, because I have to tell you, as a citizen, I'm done. I mean, I'm just -- I'm just tired of waiting for the people in Washington to take care of something. If you guys, if your police department can't afford something, if your sheriff and his deputies can't afford something, you let me know and I know that I'm not alone in this. I know that there are a lot of Americans that will write a check to any law enforcement organization that they need backup. If they need weapons, you got it. You got it. You let me know what they need.

Ankarlo: I appreciate it and let me just tell you, we're all placed in a position for a time and I believe the reason you are where you are in what you're doing is for this time. So, I will make a call right now and I'll get you a number.

Glenn: Will you call back and let me know? Speaker I'll call you.

Glenn: Bye-bye.

Ankarlo: See you.

'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long': BlazeTV hosts react to historic Roe v. Wade decision

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The Supreme Court of the United States officially overturned Roe V. Wade, and the debate over abortion rights has been given back to the states. On this historic day, BlazeTV hosts celebrate the Supreme Court's incredible decision and take a look at some of the insane reactions as the left comes completely undone.

Jason Whitlock: Today will forever stand as a pivotal moment in our nation’s history

The Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade. The decision and the reaction to it have already revealed a lot about our people and politics. Pro-life groups celebrate, pro-choice groups call for “a night of rage,” and Nancy Pelosi just seems completely confused by the United States Constitution.

Glenn Beck reacts LIVE to Roe v. Wade ruling: 'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long'

I never thought that in my lifetime, I would see Roe v. Wade be overturned. But today, that day has come. The Supreme Court has voted 6 to 3 to return decisions about abortion to the states. But this fight isn't over. We are about to see good versus evil side by side. Many states will stand with the unborn. But others will become abortion mills. It's your turn to choose now, America!

Allie Beth Stuckey: 'Praise God, Roe v. Wade is overturned!'

I don't know about you, but I just had the most euphoric feelings. It almost seems too good to be true. I didn't think there was any way that this would actually happen, especially with all the backlash, intimidation, and violence toward the Supreme Court justices. And yet, here we are. Roe v. Wade has been overturned. This is an amazing day!

Dave Rubin: Big disagreement on what happens next now that Roe v. Wade is overturned

Dave Rubin, Libby Emmons, Jeffrey A. Tucker, and David Reaboi debate what will happen in the wake of the Supreme Court’s breaking decision on Roe v. Wade. Now that abortion rights have been pushed back to the states, will there be a summer of massive riots or not? Will the Roe v. Wade ruling make America’s political polarization significantly worse?

Stu Burguiere: Here are the reasons SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade

I never thought this would happen. I never thought I would see this day. I just never ever ever ever never ever believed that Roe v. Wade would actually be overturned. I really didn't. But let's take a look at the reasons this day has finally come ...

The Rick & Bubba Show: 'This is history! Unfortunately we're 60 million lives too late'

We were live on the air when news broke of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned its controversial 1973 Roe v. Wadeopinion, concluding that there is no constitutional right to an abortion.

"The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives," the syllabus of the decision reads.

As expected, the leftist outrage erupted instantaneously, fueled largely by the misinformed idea that overturning Roe v. Wade means abortion will be banned nationwide. But, as stated in the above-mentioned Supreme Court syllabus, the authority has actually been returned to individual states and their duly elected lawmakers.

One such misinformed leftist, Parkland shooting survivor Cameron Kasky, was infuriated that those awful Supreme Court justices "just voted to kill women." So he took to Twitter to urge people to go to the homes of said Supreme Court justices to "let them know how you feel."

"Go to the home of every Supreme Court justice who just voted to kill women. Let them know how you feel," Kasky tweeted.

The backlash was immediate:

Kasky decided to delete his original tweet because he is apparently "sick of republicans talking to [him]." But, unfortunately for Kasky, the internet is indeed forever:

Speaking from the White House, President Joe Biden dutifully helped spread the misinformation about the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and took the opportunity to prompt voters to elect more Democrats in November so that Congress can write abortion protections into law. Did the president just let slip the real reason Congress hasn't made any effort to start writing such laws in the nearly two months since Justice Samuel Alito's draft opinion was "leaked" in early May?

Watch Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguere discuss how Biden's speech reveals that Democrats are absolutely terrified of the upcoming midterm elections. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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CNN reporter tries to 'ambush' GOP candidate Kari Lake, IMMEDIATELY regrets it

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CNN senior national reporter Kyung Lah thought she'd caught Republican Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake off guard when she asked for an impromptu interview outside an event, but ended up sorely regretting her decision.

Lake, a former Fox news anchor, shook hands with Lah as she approached and immediately pointed out that the CNN reporter wasn't wearing a mask any more, a barbed reference to a contentious interview in October 2021, in which Lah smeared the GOP candidate as a “rising star of the right-wing and proud spreader of lies." Lah asked if Lake had “a minute to chat.”

“I’ll do an interview," Lake answered, "as long as it airs on CNN+. Does that still exist? I didn’t think so, because the people don’t like what you guys are peddling, which is propaganda. Thank you.”

Lake then walked into the event, leaving Lah utterly speechless.

It looks like Lake gained quite a few fans on Twitter:

Kari Lake has been a longtime friend to "The Glenn Beck Program." She joined Glenn last August to tell Glenn why she left the corrupt world of media, what prompted her to enter "the even more corrupt world of politics," and how she plans to make a big difference in her battleground state of Arizona.

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Hunter's Biden's latest BIZARRE scandal reveals how red-flag laws REALLY work

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Even if red-flag laws weren't unconstitutional (which they are), they've never been about your safety. They're about your submission, argued Glenn Beck on the radio program. Think of it this way: If red flag laws became the law of the land, do you think President Joe Biden’s son Hunter would lose his guns or face charges for violating the gun laws we already have?

You may have heard that he once "lost" a gun in a dumpster by a school. But there's a whole lot more to the bizarre tale. Newly revealed texts from Hunter's abandoned laptop detail the strange drama that unfolded when Hallie Biden, Hunter's sister-in-law-turned-lover, threw his handgun into a dumpster near a Delaware school in October 2018. The gun was found and turned in to police, but like so many of the Biden family scandals, the chaos created a sandstorm that conveniently helped cover Hunter's tracks. Only tidbits of information have emerged, the most significant of which is that the gun in question was purchased by Hunter illegally and, of course, no charges were filed as a result.

Glenn broke down the details of the most recently revealed Hunter Biden scandal, noting in particular that no charges or arrests were ever made as a result.

"If you voted for Joe Biden and you believe in all of these red-flag laws, then why isn't Hunter Biden in jail today?" Glenn asked.

"You and I both know that the ramifications of Hunter Biden's activities and his tragic saga go well beyond Hunter Biden, because they are teaching people a lesson. We are moving towards a society that has a ruling class that lives above their own edicts. They tell us they know better. They tell us that our neighbors and even some of us are dangerous, while ignoring the dangers in their own lives or in their own families ... We saw it during COVID-19 and we will see it again with gun regulations, 'The rules are for thee and not for me.' This is why Americans cannot give an inch, not one inch of our liberty away on the grounds of the government's good faith. They have no good faith left. They have violated every single principle of liberty and they've done it in a name of they know better," he said.

"Don't be fooled," Glenn added. "Just as we saw during COVID-19, just as we saw with the Patriot Act that is now being horribly abused by the people in power that swore they'd never abuse it, red-flags are not about your safety. Period. They are about your submission."

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