Mexican police chief killed with Fast and Furious rifle

The Fast and Furious scandal has claimed another victim. This time, it's a police chief in Mexico that was gunned down with one of the rifles that was walked across the border and eventually ended up in the hands of one of the drug cartels. A high-powered rifle lost in the ATF's Fast and Furious controversy was used to kill a Mexican police chief in the state of Jalisco earlier this year, according to internal Department of Justice records, suggesting that weapons from the failed gun-tracking operation have now made it into the hands of violent drug cartels deep inside Mexico. Luis Lucio Rosales Astorga, the police chief in the city of Hostotipaquillo, was shot to death Jan. 29 when gunmen intercepted his patrol car and opened fire. Also killed was one of his bodyguards. His wife and a second bodyguard were wounded. Local authorities said eight suspects in their 20s and 30s were arrested after police seized them nearby with a cache of weapons -- rifles, grenades,...(Read Full Post)