Skip to comments.Entire police force in Los Ramones, Mexico quits after gunmen attack headquarters
Posted on 10/27/2010 8:46:01 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch
The entire police force in a small Mexican town abruptly resigned Tuesday after its new headquarters was viciously attacked by suspected drug cartel gunmen.
All 14 police officers in Los Ramones, a rural town in northern Mexico, fled the force in terror after gunmen fired more than 1,000 bullets and flung six grenades at their headquarters on Monday night.
No one was injured in the attack. Mayor Santos Salinas Garza told local media that the officers resigned because of the incident.
The gunmens 20-minute shooting spree destroyed six police vehicles and left the white and orange police station pocked with bullet holes, the Financial Times reported.
The station had been inaugurated just three days earlier.
The attack was the second in less than a week against police forces in Nuevo Leon. Last week, thugs threw two grenades at police in Sabinas Hidalgo, according to newspaper Noroeste.
Los Ramones is in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, which has been a war zone of turf violence between two of the countrys fiercest drug gangs, the Zetas and the Gulf cartel.
Police have blamed members of both cartels for attacks on several police stations throughout the area. Several mayors in the region have been assassinated.
Mexicos municipal police forces often quit out of fear after being attacked by cartels.
About 90% of forces have less than 100 officers, and 61% of cops earn less than $322 a month, according to the Finanical Times.
Mexicos intelligence chief said this summer that nearly 30,000 people have died in drug related crimes since 2006.
A policeman walks among bullet-riddled patrol trucks after an attack at a police station in the town of Los Ramones. Gunmen shot more than 1,000 rounds and launched six grenades at the building.
Plomo O Plata.
Poor Mexico. So many criminals, so few heros.
never mind Border security, close that border and keep it shut would be a better option.
Holy Bulletholes, Batman!
Having an old soviet rpg fired in ones general direction is a great push to motivate one to reevaluate career choice and examine other opportunity....
Like getting a job where people do not shoot rpg’s at your place of employment.
Coming soon to the United States if present trends continue.
FOR SALE: One Chevy and one Dodge pick up. Slight hail damage.
1000 rounds of ammo plus six grenades but no one was hurt? Did the drug cartel hire the A-Team? At least tell me that a couple cops we thrown through the air with pneumatic catapults when a grenade went off a couple feet away from them (without shrapnel or any real blast effects).
Someone doesn’t like chevy’s..........
We need to deport or imprison ALL illegal aliens, including their anchor babies,seal/secure the border with a WALL or FENCE,and have a lethal response to anyone who tries to re-enter illegally.
Border security is about so much more than illegal immigration. Mexico is sliding into chaos and could rapidly devolve into anything from civil war to the next Hugo Chavezdom. Not building a fence now is going to look like a apocalyptic mistake in five years time.
Hollywood laws of fizziks..
Our next war will be fought close to home, not half way around the world.
It’s already here. There was an execution in daylight in Casa Grande yesterday. Victim was sitting at a light, another car drove up and pumped him full of lead, then drove off. Not sped off, drove off. The locals were quoted on the news as saying the victim was an illegal in town to do drug business. There is reliable intel from Homeland Security regarding large drug cartel hit teams already infiltrating the southern US to take on competitors.I sincerely believe it’s only a matter of time before some of these animals attack a police station in this manner, just to make a point.
WE HAVE A WAR AT OUR DOORSTEP HERE!
Don’t you feel safer knowing that Anita Hill’s attorney is in charge of border security?
1000 rounds of ammo plus six grenades but no one was hurt? Did the drug cartel hire the A-Team? At least tell me that a couple cops we thrown through the air with pneumatic catapults when a grenade went off a couple feet away from them (without shrapnel or any real blast effects). "
Actually this might be an interesting change in strategy for the cartels. They've demonstrated who is in charge with ruthlessness & mayhem. They may now be playing for public acceptance by allowing you to live if you cooperate with them or acquiese.
Look, if Repubs can’t make securing the border a national security issue, it’s the only way we can get this going.
Our fedgov looks stupid and ineffective - we have mexican drug cartels crossing the border making us look like putzes. Killing people here, firing on our border patrols and I’d say making Obama look impotent. Not to mention the Chinese and muslims coming up through Mexico into the US.
We have to state clearly Mexico is unable to control their own problems. We don’t want them spilling into America anymore. We have to seal that border. Mexico is failing, there appears to be no federal forces in mexico dealing with this problem, it is out of control.
It is become a serious, deadly, national security threat to the US.
Just be wary of the dems who want to frame amnesty as helping out those affected by violence. We don’t want to go that way. That’s not what this is about. They don’t get rewarded with citizenship for breaking our laws. Most don’t have allegiances to the USA, they still are Mexicans just working here, working to get money to send back to people in Mexico. They have no plans to assimilate here, they have no plans to be good US citizens, they still regard themselves as Mexicans and don’t want to assimilate here. They stomp our flag, protest in our streets without fear of being taken down by our police (which is what they would do to such protestors in their country), wave their flag around on our land, openly talk of “reconquista” of the southwest - which they are doing via illegal immigration.
The more I think about it we actually need about a 10 mile DMZ zone with active armed army units engaged and ready to take anything out crossing that zone.
American soldiers will be in Mexico, not Iraq, in ten years if we don’t work to build an effective border, move towards a endurable resolution of the illegal immigrant crisis, and start taking an interest in stabilizing the political and economic situation south of the border.
Both publicly and covertly we need to be aiding positive elements that could bring stability and growth to Mexico. Half of Mexico is living in SoCal in large part because Mexico is a crap hole. Until that problem changes there will be strong pressure to migrate.
If you want on, or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.
Looks like the cartel watched Clint in The Gauntlet.