OCT 20 -- (Washington, D.C.) On October 26, 2005, Drug Enforcement Administration Administrator Karen P. Tandy will host 200 DC area schoolchildren at the DEA Headquarters Red Ribbon Week Event. Approximately 80 million people participate in Red Ribbon events nationally from October 23-31. The National Red Ribbon Campaign, which is the nation’s largest drug prevention effort, began after drug traffickers in Mexico tortured and brutally murdered Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena in March 1985.
DEA’s 20th Anniversary Headquarters event will be emceed by local Channel 8 sports personality Glenn Harris and will feature performances by the Jumping Buddies Jumping Team ( an anti-drug jump rope performance team with 800 members from Virginia schools), the “DARE” Dancers (drawn from Drug Abuse Resistance Education students, and a visit from the Bolling Air Force Base mascots.
In addition, two Florida schoolchildren will present Administrator Tandy with signed red ribbons. Since Special Agent Camerena’s murder, American kids have taken up the banner Kiki inspired—the Red Ribbons they proudly wear every October. Because of Kiki, millions of children in big cities and small towns have taken a stand against drugs: pledging that “drugs are not—and never will be—part of their lives.”
Location: DEA Headquarters
700 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, VA 22202
Time: Wednesday, October 26, 2005
If you have questions or need further information, please contact the DEA Office of Public Affairs at 202-307-7977.
Another document, dripping with blood, surfaces in House of Death case
By Bill Conroy
Oct 22nd, 2005
Earlier this month, Narco News reported that a cover-up of a mass murder case in Mexico goes all the way to the top of the U.S. Department of Justice.
The administrator of the DEA, Karen Tandy, in court testimony confirms that she briefed then Attorney General John Ashcroft on the murders and the participation of a U.S. government informant in those homicides.
Recently, current Attorney General Alberto Gonzales confirmed that he, too, is aware of the mass murder case but declined to confirm whether any investigation has been launched into the complicity of federal agents and a U.S. prosecutor in those deaths.
In the case, dubbed the “House of Death,” an informant, under the supervision of U.S. law enforcers, is accused of participating in torturing and murdering a dozen people in a house in the Mexican border town of Ciudad Juárez. The homicides were allegedly allowed to play out between August 2003 and mid-January 2004 so that the law enforcers — Homeland Security agents and a U.S. prosecutor — could make a drug case against a Mexican narco-trafficker named Heriberto Santillan-Tabare