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Federales Beat Up Commander In Protest

From an irony proof Associated Press:

Federal police officers beat fellow police inspector Salomón Alarcón Olvera, aka "El Chaman" after accusing him of being linked to drug cartels and having participated in kidnappings, executions and extortions in Ciudad Juarez, northern Mexico.

Protesting federal cops detain commander in Juarez

August 7, 2010

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Some 200 federal police officers assigned to fighting organized crime in this violent border city detained one of their superiors at gunpoint Saturday to protest alleged corruption.

The protesters complained that the commander, identified as Inspector Salomon Alarcon Olvera, had ordered the detention of another officer who had criticized him. They accused Alarcon of having links to drug cartels and participating in kidnappings, killings and extortion.

The demonstration in front of a hotel that houses some federal police offices led to a confrontation with other policemen supporting the commander. Some blows were thrown, and one injured officer was taken away on a stretcher.

The federal police headquarters in Mexico City said officials from the agency were going to Ciudad Juarez, which sits across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas, to hear the protesters’ complaints.

Ciudad Juarez has been the most violent city in Mexico as a result of drug-related violence that has killed more than 28,000 people across the country since President Felipe Calderon ordered a crackdown on cartels in December 2006.

In April, federal police took over public security duties in the city after nearly two years in which the military was primarily responsible for fighting crime.

About 5,000 federal officers are deployed in Ciudad Juarez, which the government says is a battleground between the rival Juarez and Sinaloa drug cartels…

We sure hope nobody gets any such crazy ideas about doing something like this to Messrs Holder or Obama.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, August 8th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Federales Beat Up Commander In Protest”

  1. Petronius says:

    Juárez is the twin city of El Paso.

    There were 2,600 murders in Juárez last year.

    Looks like things are heating up.

  2. proreason says:

    As has happened a few times throughout history, the serfs do occasionally lose patience with their betters.

    Of course, we are much too civilized in the US to ever consider such a thing.

    We LIKE it when our rulers use our country as their personal piggy-bank.

  3. JohnMG says:

    Looks like the work of a community organizer.

  4. canary says:

    El Paso has a large U.S. Army military base next to the border. If it spills across that border, I hope U.S. soldiers can defend themselves. If not, the
    saying goes “don’t mess with Texas”.

    oh. maybe it’s that big harvest, while the Obamies are stalling to begin securing the border in Arizona.

  5. jimreport says:

    Step # 2 as president I will invade and seize Northern Mexico including Baja.

    Step 1 – Invade and take
    Step 2 – ?
    Step 3 – Profit

    As good as any plan out there, but better for business.

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