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[Mexico:]Reynosa Officer Killed After Trying to Use Toy Gun
KRGV ^ | November 15, 2008

Posted on 11/17/2008 10:19:13 AM PST by SwinneySwitch

Military removed officers' guns last week

REYNOSA, Mexico - City officials in Reynosa say their police officers need their guns back. The Mexican military took the officers' guns away last week.

Mexican officials say one of their own was shot when he was trying to stop an armed robber. The officer pulled out a toy gun, since he did not have a real one. The suspect did not give in, and instead he allegedly shot the officer several times.

Reynosa officials say this proves unarmed police are in danger.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: corruption; mexico; reynosa
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1 posted on 11/17/2008 10:19:16 AM PST by SwinneySwitch
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To: SwinneySwitch

Insanity. Pure and simple.


2 posted on 11/17/2008 10:21:08 AM PST by Luke21
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To: Luke21

“And the case is sol-ved”. - Clouseau


3 posted on 11/17/2008 10:22:46 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy

He’d been better of he remembered the old joke about a Mexican bring a knife to a gun fight.


4 posted on 11/17/2008 10:28:25 AM PST by dblshot
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To: massgopguy

ROFL!


5 posted on 11/17/2008 10:29:28 AM PST by visualops (portraits.artlife.us or visit my freeper page)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Was it the orange barrel that gave it away?


6 posted on 11/17/2008 10:30:03 AM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: dblshot
He’d been better of he remembered the old joke about a Mexican bring a knife to a gun fight.

He'd have had a better chance of surviving if he had a knife.
7 posted on 11/17/2008 10:31:13 AM PST by 84rules ( Ooh-Rah! Semper Fi!)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Laugh if you want to, but this guy was still trying to do his job and stop a robbery even without a gun, because he believed in what he was doing.

I wish all Mexican police officers had his desire to do their job with or without the support of their peers like this guy did.


8 posted on 11/17/2008 10:33:46 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Mexican Government?? WTF!!!!


9 posted on 11/17/2008 10:34:01 AM PST by TNoldman (Conservative Values FOREVER!)
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To: 84rules
“He'd have had a better chance of surviving if he had a knife.’

I recommend a Cold Steel Vaquero Grande for this purpose.

10 posted on 11/17/2008 10:35:19 AM PST by dblshot
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To: SwinneySwitch

“Reynosa officials say this proves unarmed police are in danger.”

No, it proves that they are stupid...


11 posted on 11/17/2008 10:35:46 AM PST by babygene (It seems that stupidity is the most abundant element in the universe)
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To: Abathar

This particular officer was proably a brave and honorable man.

However, the army took the cops’ guns away because most of the cops were working quite openly for the drug gangs.


12 posted on 11/17/2008 10:36:56 AM PST by Sherman Logan (Everyone has a right to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

13 posted on 11/17/2008 10:40:40 AM PST by weegee (Global Warming Change? Fight Global Socialist CHANGE.)
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To: SwinneySwitch
At least he didn't try to use his finger...


14 posted on 11/17/2008 10:45:19 AM PST by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote!)
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To: SwinneySwitch
They have failed again to take the guns from the criminals. We must keep trying. /sarc
15 posted on 11/17/2008 10:47:23 AM PST by chuckles
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To: SwinneySwitch

Coming soon to the United States of America


16 posted on 11/17/2008 10:47:38 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: raybbr

Yeah but Ritter’s finger worked in Real Men .... probably in Three’s Company as well.


17 posted on 11/17/2008 10:48:53 AM PST by Centurion2000 (To protect and defend ... against all enemies, foreign and domestic .... by any means necessary.)
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To: Sherman Logan

I agree, they are infested with corruption throughout the police force there. I just feel sorry that the one in a dozen who actually believes enough in his job to actually DO it gets killed.


18 posted on 11/17/2008 10:53:46 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: SwinneySwitch
And even after all the training the Mexican doctors had received, they were unable to save him..


19 posted on 11/17/2008 10:54:56 AM PST by Jaxter (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum)
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To: Abathar

In the cops’ defense, it’s hard to resist when the alternatives are “gold or lead.”

Take the bribe, or be killed with your family.


20 posted on 11/17/2008 11:08:58 AM PST by Sherman Logan (Everyone has a right to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

“this proves unarmed police are in danger.”

Uh, da! Of course they are in danger. It’s pretty bad when criminals can have a gun and not police officers.
I never cease to be amazed by the ignorance of some governments. GIVE EM THEIR GUNS BACK FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!


21 posted on 11/17/2008 11:34:15 AM PST by Godsgirl
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