Fed Up, A Mexican Town Resorts To Mob Justice

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  1. myzzy

    myzzy Just me!

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    Wow is all I can say. Not sure if I agree with what they did or if I can accept their actions as just. Its a shame that the kidnappers are getting younger and younger.



    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130079477
     
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  3. impatientredhead

    impatientredhead New Member

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    The girl was returned unharmed.
    The police cannot or will not provide protection.
    I have zero qualms with their actions personally.
     
  4. mysticrose

    mysticrose The key to change... is to let go of fear

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    I agree, the police can't and or won't protect because they are part of the problem. I have no quams either, I do not blame them at all. The drug cartels are taking over, may as well be civil war, you have to protect yourself period.....

    This is a community of 15,000 people and there are 3 kidnappings a week !
     
  5. Fairy1

    Fairy1 Divided We Fall

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    Good for them! This is exactly what needs to happen in Mexico, where the drug cartels and crooked authorities are taking over. The good people need to rise up and take their country back!

    The girl was not "returned" unharmed....these people rescued her! RIGHT ON!
     
  6. tfrohning

    tfrohning Rest in Peace

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    I say someone got to do something. Mexico is out control and has ben for awhile!

    So glad the girl is safe.
     
  7. mysterygirl

    mysterygirl A Nancy Drew Wannabe

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  8. scapa

    scapa Member

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    They died after seven hours in a hot car? I dunno. Is that really "taking their country back from the cartels?" What prevents a violent reprisal from the cartels? Followed by more mob justice? And so on, and so on? A non-corrupt cadre of police and soldiers, prisons that criminals cannot leave at will, opportunities that make it plausible for prospective cartel members to avoid and/or leave after recruitment, better logistics training on the ground -- maybe some combination of these will work, finally, to calm things down. In a spiral of violence as severe as the one Mexico seems to be in, there's no guarantee that the righteously violent will triumph, IMO.

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  9. Belinda

    Belinda Doer of Things

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    scapa - I think you have great suggestions. However, none of this is happening there, so I don't really blame them for finally taking care of business themselves. That isn't to say that I support any kind of mob violence or vigilantism, but I can certainly see why they are fed up with their children being stolen.
     
  10. LadyL

    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    heck yeah

    the law isn't protecting them so what else are they to do? I don't blame them one bit
     
  11. Herding Cats

    Herding Cats New Member

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    I heard about this on talk radio. The way it was put was "in a civil war, anything goes. You have to protect yourself when there's no one to protect you."

    Seems to me the comment was spot on. Civil war in our neighbor to the south? Yeah, when you look at it, it really does seem there is a war going on.

    Scary to think this, but it seems to be happening.

    Best-
    Herding Cats
     

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