Friday, January 19, 2007

Calderon enforces Mexico's laws

Story: "President Felipe Calderon announced Friday that 7,600 soldiers have massed in the Pacific coast state of Guerrero to go after drug gangs that have committed beheadings and other violence in the resort city of Acapulco in recent months.

Calderon had already sent more than 10,000 troops to two other states since taking office on Dec. 1, promising a tough response to organized crime that claimed the lives of at least 2,000 Mexicans last year.
The soldiers, who arrived Sunday, joined more than 1,000 troops that started conducting random checks on vehicles throughout Acapulco last week.
Calderon earlier sent 7,000 troops to his home state of Michoacan and 3,300 soldiers and federal police to Tijuana — across the border from San Diego — to hunt down drug gangs.

The soldiers in Tijuana swept police stations and took officers' guns for inspection in response to allegations by federal investigators that a corrupt network of officers protects smugglers

Heard the Tijuana story while I was down south last week, but this is even better. Now, if you'll notice, what we have here is a man willing to enforce his laws by any means nessesary.
In contrast in the US, our finest are jailed for doing their job. What idiocy...

Anyways, I'm glad Calderon is taking the fight back to the carels. Even if the army isn't a permant solution, the disruption of this vile buisness is good news for all law-abiding citizens.


SolaMeanie said...

I don't know if you saw O'Reilly on FNC yesterday, but he had the prosecutor on. The prosecutor tried to make it out like these guys were rogue agents who tried to cover up evidence, the jury heard the case and rendered the right verdict etc.

Whatever. I am surprised they didn't try to make the case the guys were anti-Hispanic. Which wouldn't have worked as the officers were ethnic Hispanics themselves. Now Bush says he's "considering" a pardon.

How big of him.

Palm boy said...

Yeah, thats real kind of him.
The prosecutor must be some kind of jerk to even take the side of the drug runner here, so his arguements don't suprise me.