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Juarez, Mexico: A city without law

I rode my bicycle on this day I entered Juarez, Mexico. The first two pictures were taken at El Museo Histórico Ex Aduana de Cd. Juárez, Mexico.

Actual death mask of Francisco (Pancho) Villa.

These Flautas I ordered were delicious. There was a time when business was booming in all eatery places. How sad that I was the only customer there.

From the Sept. 1 thru Sept. 6, 98 people were murdered in Juarez, Mexico.

Since the last drug rehabilitation center slaughter of 18 people, on Wednesday, there was another rehab center slaughter where 10 people were murdered, including a doctor, and the director of the rehabilitation center. There were some who ran away, and the hit men broke into people’s home looking for them. After the soldiers and police arrived, they found 69 rounds of spent bullets from machine gun shell strewn all over the ground, and even some hand grenades!

On the same day, a federal agent was murdered, and five were murdered inside a restaurant, and six more at a car wash, including six other murders.

Families do not go to eat at restaurants or café’s anymore, because those are among the prime places where the hit men go to kill rival cartels, and the little café’s where food is inexpensive, the two time RATS enter with firearms and steal everything from these families.

I was very thirsty and hungry, so I took my chances and went to this little café where the food was excellent. The first thing I did was to shove my passport underneath the booth I was sitting, because without it, I would have had a hell of a time crossing back the States.

Unbelievably, 2,500 soldiers are to leave Juarez, and 500 new police will take their place. I’m sure they will all be slaughtered, because the police are prime targets for the cartel.

The murders have more than doubled from last year, and innocent men, women and children continue to die in the cross fire.

What is happening in Juarez, as already begun in El Paso. It started when that man that was kidnapped from his home and found murdered with his severed hands on placed on his chest. I like buying the uncensored Alarma Magazine in Juarez, and I bought this one on that particular day. The pictures are in it, as are many pictures that go beyond gruesome of the victims, but will not show them, since many can’t see things of things of this nature. It turned out that the victim, who owned a home in El Paso, was a rival member of the cartel, but what made it all so frightening was that they started shooting while that there were children playing in front of their own homes. Another thing is that a couple of sheriffs live nearby. What El Pasoans find amazing is, that these men abducted the victim around 3 PM, and the vehicle they drove in, had no license plates. What I ask myself is how was it possible for them to drive without plates from the border and return back with the kidnapped mann, and no one noticed it.

Just as soon as I find it's a little too dangerous to enter Juarez, I won't go there anymore.

I’m not too crazy about Governor Perry, but I do appreciate this:

Perry: Ranger teams to go to Texas-Mexico border


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Sep. 17th, 2009 09:43 pm (UTC)
Sorry I haven't posted/replied in forever, but I do read your entries and had to reply on this one since I am pro-heavy border patrol. I think the kidnappers obviously have connections in the border patrol and make payments for patrolmen to "look the other way". That is not to say that there are countless undocumented ways to get over the border, but I surmise that the easiest way is through bribery. I'm glad Governor Perry is paying more attention to this and hope that this waters down the corruption levels (which will unfortunately always be present on every level).
Sep. 17th, 2009 10:04 pm (UTC)
I hadn’t thought of that possibility, but now that you mention it, I suppose I wouldn’t be surprised, since the cartel has already infiltrated themselves into the Juarez police department, and even into the government. If they should start in the border American cities, then we American’s eventually come to experience the horrors Juarez citizens are.

One thing, El Paso has the best police department, sheriff’s department, and Border Patrol.

I am SERIOUSLY surprised that the news media hasn't touched on these out of control growing masacres that are growing at such an alarming rate in Juarez. Perhaps they'll care when it filters into this country. Just as El Paso has, Arizona, and New Mexico have been affected by all this. When is our government going to open their eyes?
Sep. 18th, 2009 05:35 am (UTC)
To be fair, a lot of journalists are scared to touch the issue.
Sep. 17th, 2009 09:48 pm (UTC)
Just as soon as I find it's a little too dangerous to enter Juarez, I won't go there anymore.

Don't push your luck too far.
Sep. 17th, 2009 10:18 pm (UTC)
pushing my luck...
I still want to take some pictures of a couple of places I haven't yet. There is one place I must take pictures of. I haven't gone into this place yet, because it's considered one of the most dangerous places to enter. Not even a taxi will drive me there. I found out there is one time in the future where it won't be so dangerous, because of something. I won't mention where, or when I will be doing this, just for safety sake.

Just a couple of times, and I'll take your advice of not pushing my luck any further.
Sep. 18th, 2009 09:04 am (UTC)
*love and hugs*
Sep. 18th, 2009 09:15 am (UTC)
To get rid of those gangs, they are gonna have to round them up and shoot them in the streets.
Oct. 1st, 2009 09:39 pm (UTC)
How can they, if they don't have firearms? This is why the gangs have so much courage, because they are the ones who are armed. Mexico is prime example of what happens when a government makes it impossible for its law abidding citizens to own weapons to protect themselves.
Sep. 18th, 2009 07:44 pm (UTC)
If Obama doesn't help protect the borders before this issue gets even worse, then that's pretty neglectful on his part.

Oct. 1st, 2009 09:35 pm (UTC)
Tig, nobody cares.
Oct. 3rd, 2009 08:52 am (UTC)
Maybe not... maybe not until it becomes a mainstream issue.
Oct. 5th, 2009 11:49 pm (UTC)
It already has in EP. I'll write about it soon.
Sep. 22nd, 2009 04:10 am (UTC)
That is such a sad situation. Makes me wonder where it will, if ever end.

I think you should not travel to that city.
Oct. 1st, 2009 09:34 pm (UTC)
The situation becomes worse with every coming day. It's too late for it to come to an end.

I believe the day is fast approaching when I will not be able to visit that city ever again, and it saddens me beyond words.
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Oct. 1st, 2009 09:31 pm (UTC)
I kept an eye open for it and got to see it. I was a little disappointed because I would have like to have seen, from beginning to end, his travels.

I was relieved to find him safely back home, which was seriously a miracle.

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