posted on Nov, 24 2004 @ 08:34 AM
Agents taking pictures at a school were mistaken for kidnappers and brutalized by an angry mob, ending with the agents being burned alive. Apparently,
the people are increasingly frustrated by what they feel is a lack of investigation to recent kidnappings.
Federal police director Adm. Jose Luis Figueroa told local media that the three agents went to the school on Mexico City's southeastern outskirts in
an unmarked car as part of an operation against drug dealing.
The killings, filmed and broadcast on local television stations, were carried out by a crowd of people who cheered, chanted and shouted obscenities as
they kicked and beat the agents. The mob then dowsed two officers with gasoline and set them ablaze.
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This is one of the most horrible stories I've heard in a while. It also seems this is not an isolated incident, but rather a trend in an increasingly
frustrated city of people who are provoked into taking matters into their own hands due to lack of faith in the local authorities.
I must say, considering the amount of time between when the agents were first confronted and when the authorities finally got through (too late for
two of them), one must wonder about their effectiveness.