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May 14, 2009


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Thanks for the writeup, Sylvia.

The police corruption the hitman describes is horrifying.

I knew they corrupted cops en masse, but I didn't realize that they handpicked their own teenage recruits to send to the police academy. The idea that the Juarez PD has its own kidnapping squad gives me chills.

I thought you were an expert. Everybody in Mexico is fighting each other and killing each other over the drug money. EVERYBODY! All police are crooks. The police do not solve crimes they plan and commit them. The Army is a terrorist organization and they want their share of the drug money too. Every Mexican is either directly involved in the drug trade or knows someone who is. They are not wishing for peace, they are fighting to get in on the drug money. And since murderers are not caught, why not murder? The Mexican State (except the Army) is weak. If the Generals wanted to stop it they could stop it in a month. But then they would not get fabulously wealthy.

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