Skip to comments.SPECIAL REPORT: Ciudad Juarez, Mexico Under Martial Law! ( ABC news video )
Posted on 03/08/2009 4:01:28 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
Many people ABC-7 talked to in Juarez believe if the military does indeed take over the police department, which we refer to as martial law in the U.S., the calm will end and the attacks will increase to a whole new level.
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And so it begins.
Before everyone has a heart attack, this story was floated late last night in a chat thread. The only reference to “martial law” is one news reporter glibly making the comparison for a local television affiliate. Also a search on google news shows no recent stories explicitly stating a declaration of martial law in Mexico.
‘Bout friggin’ time. Juarez was turning into Bogota on the Rio Grande.
They need to take contol of the entire border and wait for the drug runners to come to them. the cartels aren’t in northern mexico because they like the weather, they’re there because the border is swiss cheese and neither the US nor Mexico is making any significant moves to control it.
Is this really bad? Maybe the Mexican military can guard their own border.
Horse hockey. Many of the police are corrupt. The drug people will disappear like Al Qaeda and lay low until the heat’s off.
FWIW, Geraldo was in Juarez and said that it was indeed under martial law.
Really. Headline is definitely misleading.
What the hell took them so long???
Better question, what prompted this action? Certainly the violence and corruption didn’t prompt it. Otherwise this would have been done a long time ago. Who are they trying to impress, and why?
Maybe the military leaders aren’t getting their “fair share” of the pie!
> Is this really bad? Maybe the Mexican military can guard their own border.
I’ve heard our SecDef wants to “intervene”. Geez, let the mexicans deal with their own problems, I agree.
Perhaps not. Perhaps Mexico has no legal definition of “martial law” as does the United States.
Here’s the Wikipedia definition, which seems reasonably accurate.
“Martial law is the system of rules that takes effect when the military takes control of the normal administration of justice.”
One could argue that is precisely what is now happening in Ciudad Juarz. They just don’t call it that.
Where are the idiots who have been crowing about how drug crimes aren’t real crimes because they do nothing bad to the public?
When its all said and done, drug cartels are potential Al Qaida’s without the religious dogma and should be handled as Terror Organizations.
-———Headline is definitely misleading.-—————
Are you sure about that? The reporter seemed to be trying to make it clear that “what we in america would call martial law” as if that’s not what it is called down in mexico.
There are a few other stories contained at post 1. Al-Reuters is reporting that “Mexico army to take over policing in drug-hit city”.
Instead of searching for mexico martial law, search for juarez military
Geraldo Rivera did a special on Fox News last night when this story was first posted about drug/gang violence along the Mexican border and the law enforcement efforts there. He can say what he wants, but he’s not an official spokesperson of the Mexican government.
-——————One could argue that is precisely what is now happening in Ciudad Juarz. They just dont call it that.——————
Thanks ABB, I was just thinking the same thing.
The reason for the lack of border control is probably the politicians at all levels and on both sides are making too much money as things now are.
I agree 110%.
See Post 11.
Why bother, the Military is probably as corrupt as the cops.
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