Phoenix has new distinction.
For the second time this evening ABC is running a news story on Phoenix and its new distiction as the kidnapping capital of the US now.
It has the 2nd largest number of kidnappings in the world apparently last year, 370 of them. It seems local officials and police have asked repeatedly for help from the Feds, but are not getting much help.
Much of this has to to with the Mexican drug cartels coming across the southern border.
ABC News: Kidnapping Capital of the U.S.A.
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