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Mexican town's police force quits after ambush

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posted on May, 18 2010 @ 10:12 PM
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Mexican town's police force quits after ambush


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MEXICO CITY – Most of a small Mexican town's police force has quit after armed men ambushed and wounded two of their officers.
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posted on May, 18 2010 @ 10:12 PM
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Man.... things seem to be getting scary down there. I hear people here at ATS talking about how there is pretty much already a war going on down there but it is not being reported in the msm.- I actually mentioned this to my child's teachers yesterday, they seems surprised. My child's teacher said " At least you live in the country"

It does worry me, Being only several hours away. It seems like it is totally lawless in Mexico...But come to think of it, its always been kinda shady.

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posted on May, 18 2010 @ 10:32 PM
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I've read about the violence in Mexico because of these cartels for awhile... it's subsequent spillage over into border states is a recent development. Cops down there have been outmanned and outgunned for years; honestly, they aren't nearly as vicious as a lot of the enforcers tasked with taking hits out on them...

If Mexico has the equivalent of Posse Comitatus, I would suggest it's time to suspend it... unless their military is just as ill-equipped and corrupt as their law enforcement. In which case I'd suggest recinding the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and ressurecting Winfield Scott...

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posted on May, 18 2010 @ 11:01 PM
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its funny how they don't even try to fight back they just quit. I guess they only care for there own personal safety, not the safety of the town. To serve and protect, only to the extent that your life is not on the line. Good job, seems this kind of thing is quite common for mexicans.

if at first you don't succeed... quit.



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 11:13 PM
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The town only had 11 police officers. They shot 2 so they cut down nearly 20% of the police force.


Actually state police which are trained to better handle this type of violence were deployed. It's not like Mexico just gave up. The local cops probably knew they were outgunned and knew their move would get the attention needed.



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 11:16 PM
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Out-manned, out-gunned, out-funded, 2 of the 11 dead - what would you do?

Easy to judge, far harder to live it...



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 11:19 PM
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Link is not working. Can you fix?

Thanks.



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 11:27 PM
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Manta78-
This was my 1st thread with a link, and it look me forever to figure it out
(i was trying to post it before someone else did)
I am sure not very computer savvy. I tried to go in and edit, but it didn't work. but if you go to yahoo news it is under the world tab. sorry



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 11:30 PM
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Yahoo home page - world news - easy find...

Here






[edit on 18-5-2010 by LadySkadi]



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 11:30 PM
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Meanwhile, people in some Mexican towns have begun taking the law into their own hands. In Mexico State, on the outskirts of Mexico City, authorities said Tuesday that residents of a town beat a man death on suspicion of robbing a young couple of 200 pesos (about $16) and a cell phone Monday.

The suspect and an accomplice allegedly held up the couple with a knife and what later was found to be a toy gun.

About 300 people pursued the two men, caught one and beat him so badly with sticks and fists that he died in an ambulance, officials said.


Interesting...




[edit on 18-5-2010 by LadySkadi]



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 11:31 PM
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news.yahoo.com...

that should be it...

Ahh..the fine Lady beat me to it..

[edit on 18-5-2010 by baddmove]



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 11:34 PM
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The article says 6/11 resigned.

It does tickle me that these kind of threads constantly pop up on ATS.

First, they are in a war down there and hell is usually involved in a war.

Second, our government is the main ally on this war on drug.


its funny how they don't even try to fight back they just quit. I guess they only care for there own personal safety, not the safety of the town. To serve and protect, only to the extent that your life is not on the line. Good job, seems this kind of thing is quite common for mexicans.



tempesillest,
You are just worthless. Seems you forgot about 1/3 of a police force who abandon their job when a certain hurricane hit the Big Easy.

Easy to talk trash when your not the one in the crosshairs.



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 11:54 PM
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Not sure if the Federales are part of the Mexican military or the national police force, I can tell you that they have been utterly corrupt as long as I can remember; requiring pay offs from Americans traveling into Mexico back in the early 70s. I would not be at all surprised if they were hand in glove with the drug cartels. We can pretend all we want to but the Mexican govt enables the cartels the same way the US govt enables the bankers.



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 10:54 AM
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Amnesty +10 years and this will be the story in every small town in America.



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 11:14 AM
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I agree, but the situation is a bit more extreme than that south of the border. BoA reps don't cut my hands off if I fail to pay interest...



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 11:57 AM
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tempesillest, You are just worthless. Seems you forgot about 1/3 of a police force who abandon their job when a certain hurricane hit the Big Easy.

Easy to talk trash when your not the one in the crosshairs.


Yannow... if their families were in danger and in need of help... they certainly would have had my permission to skip out and take care of their own personal business. Beats standing around with your thumb up your butt elsewhere due to lack of support from TPTB.



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