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Entire police force in Los Ramones, Mexico quits after gunmen attack headquarters
NY Daily News ^ | October 27, 2010 | Philip Caulfield

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 gunmen’s 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 country’s 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.

Mexico’s 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.

Mexico’s intelligence chief said this summer that nearly 30,000 people have died in drug related crimes since 2006.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: corruption; cultureofcorruption; dopersrights; grenades; mexico; organizedcrime; zetas

Bravo/Reuters

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.

1 posted on 10/27/2010 8:46:03 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch
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To: SwinneySwitch

Plomo O Plata.


2 posted on 10/27/2010 8:49:14 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: SwinneySwitch
When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will own guns.
3 posted on 10/27/2010 8:51:45 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Poor Mexico. So many criminals, so few heros.

4 posted on 10/27/2010 8:52:29 AM PDT by November 2010
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To: Revolting cat!

5 posted on 10/27/2010 8:53:11 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: SwinneySwitch

never mind Border security, close that border and keep it shut would be a better option.


6 posted on 10/27/2010 8:53:28 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: SwinneySwitch

Holy Bulletholes, Batman!


7 posted on 10/27/2010 8:53:33 AM PDT by moovova
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To: SwinneySwitch

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.


8 posted on 10/27/2010 8:58:05 AM PDT by mmercier (the innovation nation)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Coming soon to the United States if present trends continue.


9 posted on 10/27/2010 8:58:19 AM PDT by Savage Beast
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To: SwinneySwitch

FOR SALE: One Chevy and one Dodge pick up. Slight hail damage.


10 posted on 10/27/2010 9:00:05 AM PDT by pappyone
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To: sunmars
never mind Border security, close that border and keep it shut would be a better option

Exactly. Mexico is well on the way to becoming a failed state. We are now past the fence strategy. We need a border exclusion zone similar to the one between North and South Korea. Berms and ditches to stop vehicles, barbed wire entanglements to keep people out of the mine fields, and of course mine fields to stop personnel crossing. And forts every few miles to keep the wire under observation and prevent the enemy from clearing the mines.

Talk about a shovel ready project!
11 posted on 10/27/2010 9:03:42 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: SwinneySwitch
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.

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).

12 posted on 10/27/2010 9:06:17 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Grblb blabt unt mipt speeb!! Oot piffoo blaboo...)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Someone doesn’t like chevy’s..........


13 posted on 10/27/2010 9:07:16 AM PDT by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: sunmars

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.


14 posted on 10/27/2010 9:10:39 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: sunmars

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.


15 posted on 10/27/2010 9:16:02 AM PDT by Mad_as_heck (The MSM - America's (domestic) public enemy #1.)
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To: KarlInOhio

Hollywood laws of fizziks..


16 posted on 10/27/2010 9:17:20 AM PDT by rahbert
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To: SwinneySwitch
Mexico, is quickly devolving into chaos. Cartels run certain areas and the feds have no power or will to stop this. There is only one possible out come, The cartels will evolve into 2 or 3 who will battle it out and we will be left with a "strong man" dictatorship on the southern border.

Our next war will be fought close to home, not half way around the world.

17 posted on 10/27/2010 9:24:21 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: Savage Beast

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.


18 posted on 10/27/2010 9:29:59 AM PDT by cbvanb
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
RUN AWAY, RUN AWAAAAYYYY!!


19 posted on 10/27/2010 9:40:12 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: SwinneySwitch
Last week, thugs threw two grenades at police in Sabinas Hidalgo, according to newspaper Noroeste.

So did the Mexicans steal the grenades from US households which purchased them legally?

Hillary tells me that's where they get 90% of their guns.
20 posted on 10/27/2010 9:46:08 AM PDT by ConservativeWarrior (In last year's nests, there are no birds this year.)
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To: Puppage

21 posted on 10/27/2010 9:47:43 AM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: SwinneySwitch

HELLO! HELLO!

WE HAVE A WAR AT OUR DOORSTEP HERE!


22 posted on 10/27/2010 9:49:48 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: GonzoGOP

Don’t you feel safer knowing that Anita Hill’s attorney is in charge of border security?


23 posted on 10/27/2010 9:51:59 AM PDT by csmusaret (If the Bush recession ended in June 2009, did the Obama economy begin in July 2009?)
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To: KarlInOhio
"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.

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.

24 posted on 10/27/2010 10:09:55 AM PDT by sjmjax
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To: SwinneySwitch

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.


25 posted on 10/27/2010 10:16:24 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Mad_as_heck

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.


26 posted on 10/27/2010 10:18:52 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: cbvanb
Hmmm....didn't hear about that one. Did hear about the cop that had his squad car stolen by illegals after being rammed near Casa Grande yesterday.
27 posted on 10/27/2010 10:19:10 AM PDT by Getsmart64
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To: Secret Agent Man

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.


28 posted on 10/27/2010 10:29:44 AM PDT by Mad_as_heck (The MSM - America's (domestic) public enemy #1.)
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To: tuffydoodle; secondamendmentkid; re_nortex; Lorianne; Wage Slave; HushTX; HoustonCurmudgeon; ...

Ping!

If you want on, or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.


29 posted on 10/27/2010 11:11:19 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Nemo me impune lacessit)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Looks like the cartel watched Clint in The Gauntlet.


30 posted on 10/27/2010 11:30:53 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Greetings Jacques. The revolution is coming)
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