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Gingersnap
10-28-2010, 10:50 AM
Entire police force in Los Ramones, Mexico quits after gunmen attack headquarters

BY Philip Caulfield
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Wednesday, October 27th 2010, 8:27 AM

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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.
Bravo/Reuters

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.


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djones520
10-28-2010, 10:54 AM
Why hasn't the Mexican President ordered a full military crack down on these guys yet?

Arroyo_Doble
10-28-2010, 11:05 AM
Why hasn't the Mexican President ordered a full military crack down on these guys yet?

Perhaps he doesn't want his entire military force to quit.

Gingersnap
10-28-2010, 11:07 AM
No kidding. :(

ironhorsedriver
10-28-2010, 11:09 AM
Why hasn't the Mexican President ordered a full military crack down on these guys yet?

Probably because he will lose a source of income.

Odysseus
10-28-2010, 11:33 AM
Perhaps he doesn't want his entire military force to quit.

Or, more likely, they are already infiltrated by the cartels and he doesn't trust their loyalty. The way around that is to handpick a unit from personnel known to be uncorrupted and use it to take down the cartels, one at a time. Don't know if they've done that, or even tried.

Rebel Yell
10-28-2010, 11:50 AM
Or, more likely, they are already infiltrated by the cartels and he doesn't trust their loyalty. The way around that is to handpick a unit from personnel known to be uncorrupted and use it to take down the cartels, one at a time. Don't know if they've done that, or even tried.

If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire......

Dan D. Doty
10-29-2010, 01:09 AM
What Mexico needs is its own form of Untouchables.

A group that will destroy drug supplies, attack shipments, and basicly take the fight to cartels for a change.

Mexico might even have to recruit from outside Latin America.

djones520
10-29-2010, 01:11 AM
What Mexico needs is its own form of Untouchables.

A group that will destroy drug supplies, attack shipments, and basicly take the fight to cartels for a change.

Mexico might even have to recruit from outside Latin America.

I hear that Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Jason Statham, and Sylvester Stallone were recently spotted in Central America.

PoliCon
10-29-2010, 01:22 AM
Why hasn't the Mexican President ordered a full military crack down on these guys yet?

Because he knows who the military will follow and it's not his sorry ass.

Tecate
10-29-2010, 09:05 AM
Probably because he will lose a source of income.
Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner!

Mexico is a failed, collapsed, narco-state run by a tiny elite of billionaires (more billionaires per-capita than anywhere in the world). Follow the money.

DU+NU_Reject
10-29-2010, 04:38 PM
Or, more likely, they are already infiltrated by the cartels and he doesn't trust their loyalty. The way around that is to handpick a unit from personnel known to be uncorrupted and use it to take down the cartels, one at a time. Don't know if they've done that, or even tried.

Does he really strike you as an honest, well-meaning politician? I get the exact opposite impression of him.


Because he knows who the military will follow and it's not his sorry ass.

Somebody gets it...

warpig
10-29-2010, 08:29 PM
Judicious use of US Special ops sounds good.