Skip to comments.Body of popular musician killed in Mexico returning to Indiana
Posted on 12/06/2007 11:38:47 AM PST by SwinneySwitch
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Nope tortured and finally strangled.
Sounds like he was assassinated by the drug lords who now run Mexico.
It was a little more regional in this particular case, by one of the drug lords who runs the Mexican state of Sinola.
(sure hope I spelled it correctly ;-)
That's a pretty common convention in newswriting for broadcast outlets, whose teleprompter writing style sometimes carries over to their website offerings.
As a former newspaperman, I find it has all the charm of fingernails on a blackboard.
In this case, TV station newswriters who often haven't headline tagged or slugged a story since journalism school. Which may be a bit unfair, since a lot of them are college or junior college interns, [in the newspaper racket, we used to call 'em *cubs*] as often chosen more for their HTML computer skills than their rewrites of wire service copy.
If its returned as in the storys text it can take transportation
He can ride on American Airlines with Jim Wilson.
Not quite. More usually it's because they're allied as a favorite or *mascot* of an opposition group. In some cases, videotaped executions of rival cartel members have been made, set to the tune of popular narcocorridos, following which not only the killers are targeted for revenge, but also the musicians.
Sometimes the musicians are unaware of the use of the appropriation of their musical output for such uses. Sometimes they know damd well.
You found it, pal, and deserve the credit. I just advised you of the event, which was a bit difficult for me to overlook.
I suspect we're going to be seeing a lot more such events, often in cities far from the US southern border.
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