Sometimes, it’s OK to kill grandma
September 5, 2012 by William K. Wolfrum
Is it possible to be against the death penalty and against violence yet feel utterly fine about a 69-year-old grandmother getting brutally assassinated? The answer is yes if that grandmother was ruthless Colombian druglord Griselda Blanco:
MIAMI – Griselda Blanco, the drug kingpin known for her blood-soaked style of street vengeance during Miami’s “cocaine cowboys” era of the ’70s and ’80s, was shot to death Monday in Medellin by a motorcycle-riding assassin.
Blanco, 69, spent nearly two decades behind bars in the United States for drug trafficking and three murders, including the 1982 slaying of a 2-year-old boy in Miami.
Called the “Godmother of Cocaine,” she was deported in 2004 to Colombia, where she maintained a low profile …
“It’s surprising to all of us that she had not been killed sooner, because she made a lot of enemies,” former Miami detective Nelson Andreu said.
If you haven’t seen it already, I highly recommend renting the 2006 documentary “Cocaine Cowboys” to learn about the drug trade in 1980s’ Miami, and to learn why Blanco truly earned those bullets that took her life.