Skip to comments.Former Mexican Mayor Maria Santos Gorrostieta Executed (My Title)
Posted on 11/26/2012 4:57:09 AM PST by Kukai
The body of a woman once called a 'heroine of the 21st century' for fearlessly standing up to Mexico's brutal drug cartels has been found beaten to death at the side of a road.
Maria Santos Gorrostieta, 36, was the former mayor of Tiquicheo, a rural district in Michoacan, west of Mexico City.
She famously survived two assassination attempts by narcotics gangs who have turned the country into a war zone.
Her brave defiance may have cost the mother-of-three her life. The official cause of death was a blow to the head but she had been stabbed, her legs and hands had been bound and her waist and chest were covered in burns, suggesting she had been tortured.
She was discovered by residents of the community of San Juan Tararameo, Cuitzeo Township, who were heading to work in the fields.
Her family had reported her missing on November 14, and the disappearance was being investigated by the Anti-Kidnapping and Extortion institution.
A murder investigation has now been launched.
The first assassination attempt was while in October 2009 when the car she was travelling in with her husband Jose Sanchez came under fire from gunmen in the town of El Limone.
The attack claimed his life but Gorrostieta, who had been elected in 2008, lived and bravely battled back in the face of overwhelming tragedy.
The next attempt on her life was just three months later, when an masked group carrying assault rifles ambushed her on the road between Michoacan and Guerreo state.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
While you are at it, provide a citation for your claim that gangland shootings over alcohol sales continue to this day.
It’s the Devil’s World.
I won’t, because I made no such assertion. However, I can easily site mafia killing after 1933. Here’s a few:
Bugsy Siegel June 20, 1947
Albert Anastasia October 25, 1957
Joseph Colombo June 28, 1971
Joey Gallo April 7, 1972
Jimmy Hoffa July 30, 1975
Carmine Galante July 12, 1979
Paul Big Paulie Castellano December 16, 1985
Nicholas Guido December 25, 1986
Fred Weiss September 11, 1989
Anthony DiLapi February 4, 1990
Nicholas Nicky Black Grancio January 7, 1992
Then there were the two Sicilian Mafia wars in the 1960s and 1980s. The most lucrative racket for them in the 1970s was cigarette smuggling, not drugs.
I did not say that legalizing drugs would eliminate gang violence; rather, I said that legalizing drugs would eliminate gang violence over illegal drug sales, just like ending Prohibition ended gang violence over illegal alcohol sales.
As I understand it, tobacco smuggling is becoming a racket again in New York due to punishing taxes applied to tobacco. Yet another example of inadvertent creation of crime and undesirable social effects by government policy.
Think he was referring to lesbo Hillary’s “beard” husband (her cover in other words) being a cokehead.
She survived 2 previous assassination attempts.
Rest in peace.
Reading the full article at source, one thing which is abundantly clear is that this was one seriously brave woman.
Prayers for her and her family, especially the three young sons she leaves behind.
Now that makes sense.
“they actually think that if drugs were legal, the violence would all just magically disappear.”
Funny, it worked for the prohibition of alcohol in this country.
The UK Daily Mail, yet again doing the journalistic work the American Obama Media won’t do.
Good i feel better now
I bet the Spanish-Language media will spend much more time on Macho Camacho’s death, than hers’.
When booze was made legal there in the late 60s they simply quit and made adjustments to their spending habits and their boss a distant cousin plowed his profits into cotton farms and once had (his son) arguably the best vintage WWII aircraft collection in that part of the south...Corsairs, Mustangs, P-47 etc
Likewise...without too much detail I have kinfolks in the medical and not sanctioned pot growing business as we speak and I can assure you they are not moving on to heroin or prostitution...but they sure don't want pot legal because the price will collapse from 3-4K/pound for top shelf to less than a 1k/pound...like in Colorado and Washington...Kali already has a glut anyhow
if made legal, they will go back to their day jobs..farming mostly...they are just trying not to go bankrupt and lose multi generational assets and personally I could give a damn...I hope they succeed
so..to be honest..platitudes and cliches from both sides of the argument are not blanket accurate
I will make two further declarations:
I think alcohol is far more damaging than marijuana overall though pot is hardly benign...and I smoked for 12 years in the 70s and early 80s
I am not in favor of drug legalization and I do think hard drugs are a menace. I do favor giving junkies access to controlled prescriptions rather than stealing and whatnot..but then that opens up issues like what about how they neglect their kids and stuff...none of this is an easy fix short of executions and I doubt that would garner much support ...I mean many of the drugs were indeed legal not that long ago....laudanum abuse and so forth
it's a hard difficult issue and technology has made more goodies available
they actually think that if drugs were legal, the violence would all just magically disappear.
Funny, it worked for the prohibition of alcohol in this country.
No. It didn’t. See post 31.
I just watched part of a documentary about the Mexican drug cartels. Their power and control is astonishing. I couldn’t even watch it all after a segment about them sealing off a town at both ends while they spent three hours carrying out assassinations and the police authorities watched it all on surveillance cameras but did nothing because they were outnumbered and out gunned.
That was a retarded response. There were no more violent actions based on prohibition. You can’t argue that there was because prohibition was over. To try to claim criminals simply moved on to other things is a non sequitur. Those things existed before prohibition and were not connected to it in any way. You might as well argue murders still happen so prohibition must not have worked.
And YOU might as well argue that we lift the prohibition against murder. Since tens of thousands of Americans are murdered each year then (according to your logic) laws against murdering someone do not work.
I get it. I understand your liberal logic: There will be no more drug crimes if we pass pro-drug laws. And if murder rates are a problem? Then we just legalize murder too. Problem solved!
Orrrrrr, you could legalize drugs in the United States.
She was cute.
Rest in Peace.