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Killing and kidnapping at Mexico wedding (groom, his brother, uncle, best man missing)
UPI ^ | 5/09/10

Posted on 05/09/2010 5:31:36 PM PDT by Libloather

Killing and kidnapping at Mexico wedding
Published: May 9, 2010 at 4:47 PM

JUAREZ, Mexico, May 9 (UPI) -- Gunmen killed one person at a wedding and kidnapped the groom and three others Friday at a Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, church before escaping, officials say.

Chihuahua State Attorney General's Office spokesman Carlos Gonzalez said "It's unclear if this was gang or drug related," CNN reported.

The shooting victim, described in his 20s, was shot in the back in the church's parking lot while running from the scene, Gonzalez said.

The groom, his brother, uncle and best man were kidnapped, CNN said.

In 2009, Ciudad Juarez had more than 2,600 drug-related deaths, and is alleged to be the most violent city in Mexico.

CNN reports at least 870 people have been killed in Juarez so far this year.

(Excerpt) Read more at upi.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ciudadjuarez; gangs; juarez; kidnap; kidnappings; killing; mexico; spilledover; terrorism; warnextdoor; wedding
Should've thought of that on my wedding day.
1 posted on 05/09/2010 5:31:37 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: AuntB; Liz; Willie Green

I don’t blame so many Mexicans for wanting out of their crime-ridden cesspool of a country, but if he open up the borders, the same thing will happen here. We’re already getting some of it.


2 posted on 05/09/2010 5:33:13 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: Libloather

>>Should’ve thought of that on my wedding day.<<

My ex-wife’s brother was a Gunny Sarge. I am pretty sure it would have been the narcos who would have been missing.

He scared the hell out of me but I respected him.


3 posted on 05/09/2010 5:33:47 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The frog who rides on a scorpion should not be surprised when he last hears "it is my nature.")
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To: Libloather

I am reminded of the opening scene in “Tombstone.”


4 posted on 05/09/2010 5:34:08 PM PDT by Liberty Ship ("Lord, make me fast and accurate.")
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To: Libloather
"It's unclear if this was gang or drug related,"

Like there's a difference?
5 posted on 05/09/2010 5:34:31 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Libloather

Hey! I thought you`re supposed to throw rice, not lead!


6 posted on 05/09/2010 5:34:51 PM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: Liberty Ship

That’s what I was thinking.


7 posted on 05/09/2010 5:35:47 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Libloather

“Kill Guillermo” the movie.


8 posted on 05/09/2010 5:36:53 PM PDT by Erasmus (Looks like we're between a lithic outcropping and a region of low compressibility.)
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To: Libloather

Ahh, those Rio Grande family values, good to know they don’t stop south of there.


9 posted on 05/09/2010 5:37:00 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: Libloather
Killing and kidnapping at Mexico wedding (groom, his brother, uncle, best man missing)

Coming to a street near you..if 0bozo doesn't secure our borders with Mexico.

10 posted on 05/09/2010 5:39:52 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Libloather

Oh, yes. Let’s have more of this in the U.S.!


11 posted on 05/09/2010 5:40:28 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: Arthur McGowan

We need to invade the border states of Mexico and create a buffer state . We could do it in 12 hours. Then we would stop this crap.This is lawless !!


12 posted on 05/09/2010 5:43:20 PM PDT by rogertarp
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To: Clintonfatigued

Actually it is already happening here. Phoenix didn’t become the kidnapping capital of the USA because Tea party people were kidnapping libs
check out what is happening in El paso, Mcallen and Brownsville


13 posted on 05/09/2010 5:46:00 PM PDT by RWGinger
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To: Libloather

14 posted on 05/09/2010 5:48:15 PM PDT by Jim Noble (Let tyrants shake their iron rod, and slavery clank her galling chains)
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To: Libloather

My granny was a bridal consultant in SoCal. I
recall her telling me that the Mexican custom
is for the groom’s family to pony-up the funds
to cover the wedding expenses. Hmmmm.....


15 posted on 05/09/2010 5:48:44 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal Red Turf)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Oh it’s already been happening here for quite awhile actually.

Back in the mid seventies I was living downtown Long Beach around the corner from the old Lafayette Hotel which was used most often for Mexican weddings. I heard a sound one Saturday out the window of the apartment I was living, went to the open window, looked across, then down at the dead young fellow below. Yup, they shot him in the back as he ran from the Hotel. Right below my second story window. I was a bit disconcerted as I really don’t like people shooting people around me.


16 posted on 05/09/2010 5:49:07 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (The Left draws criminals as excrement draws flies. The Left IS a criminal organization.)
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To: Libloather

It seems not counting this shooting, there were twelve others:
Twelve killed in Juárez since Friday afternoon
By Adriana Gómez Licón \ El Paso Times
Posted: 05/08/2010 02:24:20 PM MDT

EL PASO - Two young men were shot and killed Friday night inside a vehicle with Texas license plates at a popular crossing in central Juárez.
Chihuahua state police found 46 bullet casings at the scene where José Luis Meza Terrazas, 22, and Miguel Ángel Prieto Herrera, 25, were murdered.

The attack occurred about 10:15 p.m. at the Tecnológico and Teófilo Borunda avenues near the Camino Real hotel. The men were found inside a green 2003 Ford Expedition.

Separate attacks Friday afternoon, night and Saturday morning have killed 12 people in Juárez. An average of eight people are killed every day in the border city considered to be the epicenter of Mexico’s drug cartel violence.

Nearly 900 people have been killed in Juárez this year, and more than 5,100 have been killed since 2008.


17 posted on 05/09/2010 5:54:36 PM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: Libloather

At least they didn’t shoot the Bride. Is reporting this racist?

Pray for America


18 posted on 05/09/2010 5:55:22 PM PDT by bray (Keep the communism, I want Freedom!)
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To: Clintonfatigued
We should speak out loud and clear if Mexicans try to seek asylum into our country. That would be a horror show for us. For one thing, we wouldn't know who among the asylum seekers had organized crime connections and the bloodshed that we are seeing on the Mexican streets would soon be all over America's streets.

Another reason not to let them in; Mexico is a large country and there are many places to seek asylum within their own country. The violence isn't going on in every city and town. It is concentrated more in certain areas, especially along the border. If they ask to come here we should suggest that they go to other parts of their own country. It is one thing to take in refugees from overseas but it is another to take refugees from a country that shares a two thousand mile border with us. We can limit the number of refugees that come from other parts of the world but we would have a very difficult time keeping Mexican refugees out of our country. We have to send a strong unequivocal message now, we cannot afford to send a weak message as that would start the stampede.

19 posted on 05/09/2010 5:55:32 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Libloather

Cielito lindo

De la Sierra Morena,
Cielito lindo, vienen bajando
Un par de ojitos negros,
Cielito lindo, de contrabando

Ay, ay, ay, ay,
Canta y no llores,
Porque cantando se alegran,
Cielito lindo, los corazones

20 posted on 05/09/2010 5:58:08 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Libloather

Do regular Mexican folks ever “have enough” and arm themselves? Or will they die like sheep to the end?


21 posted on 05/09/2010 5:59:50 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Libloather
Chihuahua State Attorney General's Office spokesman Carlos Gonzalez said "It's unclear if this was gang or drug related," CNN reported.

Probably some loner upset about the health care bill.

22 posted on 05/09/2010 6:04:43 PM PDT by freespirited (There are a lot of bad Republicans but there are no good Democrats.--Ann Coulter)
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To: Libloather

They carried them over the border into the lawless El Paso area.


23 posted on 05/09/2010 6:06:45 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: Libloather

Yes, Yes, Yes. Let’s import much more Mexican culture here.


24 posted on 05/09/2010 6:16:39 PM PDT by JewishRighter
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To: Clintonfatigued

“I don’t blame so many Mexicans for wanting out of their crime-ridden cesspool of a country, but if he open up the borders, the same thing will happen here. We’re already getting some of it.”

We’re getting a lot of it, for too long, all over the country.

You have probably heard me talk about the Mexican Cartels in my area (800 miles from the border).

Last summer, rural residents of Siskiyou County, California.....800 miles from the border, heard groups of ‘spanish speaking’ people walking up and down the roads in the middle of the night, patrolling. The various cartels are here fighting each other over LAND...our national forests, to grow their weed. We are told not to go into the forests for our own safety.

One fire in California last summer, LaBrea, was set by these cartels, consumed 88,000 acres.

Mexico, illegal aliens - TERRORISM, time to call it what it is
http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/2010/05/mexico-illegal-aliens-terrorism-time-to.html


25 posted on 05/09/2010 6:25:41 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: rogertarp

“We need to invade the border states of Mexico and create a buffer state . We could do it in 12 hours. Then we would stop this crap.This is lawless !!”

I said it jokingly, but it would work..... Take a 50 mile strip..of Mexico all along the border. Bring the Israeli’s
in and let them settle it. End of problem.


26 posted on 05/09/2010 6:30:26 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Libloather; AuntB; Liz

Coming soon to an Amexican barrio near you, thanks to the open border Quislings.


27 posted on 05/09/2010 6:31:36 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: AuntB

And in 20 years, that strip would produce more food than California and Florida, and would be exporting hi-tech products.


28 posted on 05/09/2010 6:32:36 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Liberty Valance

POST #20 LOLOLOLOL


29 posted on 05/09/2010 7:18:37 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Obamunism: You have two cows. The regime redistributes them and shoots you dead)
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To: Sivad
I recall her telling me that the Mexican custom is for the groom’s family to pony-up the funds to cover the wedding expenses. Hmmmm.....

That's true.

30 posted on 05/09/2010 7:45:39 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SmokingJoe

These values don’t stop at the Rio Grande.


31 posted on 05/09/2010 8:25:01 PM PDT by Minipax
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To: Libloather

It is a long honored tradition for there to be a fistfight at a Mexican wedding, but this is really getting out of hand.


32 posted on 05/09/2010 10:33:30 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Judas Iscariot - the first social justice advocate. John 12:3-6)
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To: Jeff Chandler
It is a long honored tradition for there to be a fistfight at a Mexican wedding,

My cousin married a Mexican girl whom he met when he was working for VISTA in early 1970s in Tulare, CA. Her parents were part of the Bracero program during those years. Ne had to pay for the wedding (which certainly surprised my aunt), but what a wedding it was! I still remember it as the most fun wedding I've ever attended.

The wedding was Catholic (he was not) and they must have Baptised him at the rehearsal dinner because it was a surprise to his relatives when he took Communion at the Mass. Rumor was that her father insisted that my cousin be Baptized the night before the wedding, or he'd cancel the whole thing. They are still happily married -- 4 handsome children and a number of grandchildren later. The bride and groom both enjoyed long careers as educators in California. As far as I know, my cousin is still Catholic.

The wedding was in the morning with relatively few people attending. The reception was in the evening. The Anglo guests had to kill time all day in Tulare with no AC and the Mexican guests were all still working the farms during the day. Late in the afternoon, her family and friends brought all the food to the hall and cooked it on the spot for the reception. A band showed up. We all danced including fathers with their small children. It was a very nice crowd that included all ages, but it was really a surprise to all the Anglo relatives that my cousin was required by the owners of the Hall and the Tulare police that he had to hire a couple of policemen to be present at the wedding reception and to patrol the parking lot. Town requirement for all Mexican weddings.

Her family worked the San Joaquin Valley farms for many years. Her parents have since retired to Mexico where my cousin built them a house. I have no idea whether her parents ever became citizens, but of course she is.

This was a happy occasion and an enjoyable mixing of cultures. There was no "trouble", and everyone had a good time. Of course that "town requirement" for a police presence probably forestalled any violence. I wonder if it is possible -- 40 years later -- for a town to require police at Mexican weddings and not at other weddings? I doubt it.

33 posted on 05/10/2010 1:58:39 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Being Anglos, your cousin’s family was obviously unaware of the fistfight custom, and there was no bad blood between the families. The way I’ve seen it work out is that some hot headed muchacho has too much cerveza and takes a swing at somebody. But at the core will be the words of a woman, perhaps the mother of the groom. You know how mamas can be about their sons!

The most incredible wedding I ever attended was an Italian wedding up in Calgary. Those folks know how to throw a wedding. Oh, the food, delizioso! The Italians do not have the fistfight custom, as they are lovers, not fighters.


34 posted on 05/10/2010 8:01:23 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Judas Iscariot - the first social justice advocate. John 12:3-6)
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To: Libloather

“Four Funerals and a Wedding.”


35 posted on 05/10/2010 8:02:03 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Liberty Ship
I am reminded of the opening scene in “Tombstone.”

Also, 'Kill Bill'.

36 posted on 05/10/2010 8:05:48 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: afraidfortherepublic

My parents hired police for my Italian wedding @ 25 years ago to keep the riff raff out (in)!


37 posted on 05/10/2010 8:25:15 AM PDT by Man from Oz
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To: Libloather

Bodies of groom, wedding party members found

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/top/all/7001078.html


38 posted on 05/12/2010 11:25:37 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (They died for liberty, not so that oppression might spring from nearer tyrants. The Whiskey Rebels)
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