Skip to comments.Abduction is a daily routine in Mexico
Posted on 01/25/2005 11:09:32 AM PST by primeval patriot
Kidnapping has grown into entry-level crime, Mexico City AG says
MEXICO CITY - The abduction and apparent killing of Dallas restaurateur Oscar J. Sanchez has all the elements of similar crimes that take place in Mexico's capital and countryside - a couple of times a day.
Although most victims here aren't killed, authorities warn that amateur kidnappers are fueling the crime wave and that they are more likely to panic and kill their victims even after ransom has been paid.
Suspect's ex-school stunned
Kidnapping has become so widespread that it is now an entry-level crime for juvenile delinquents, the Mexico City attorney general's office said last month.
It is not known whether one of the suspects in the kidnapping of Mr. Sanchez, 24-year-old Edgar Acevedo, was influenced by the easy money and impunity many kidnappers in his native Mexico enjoy.
But one security consultant says it's entirely possible.
"It wouldn't be surprising that the high level of publicity about kidnapping crimes in Mexico may have been on their mind," said Jon French, managing director in Mexico of IPSA International, a California-based consulting firm. "I don't think it's a stretch."
Mexico is considered the No. 2 kidnapping hot spot after Colombia. Officially in Mexico, there are about 300 kidnappings per year, but security experts say most kidnappings go unreported because police aren't trusted. The real number of abductions is probably several times higher.
Mr. French said there is no evidence that Mexican immigrants are bringing Mexico's culture of kidnapping to the United States.
(Excerpt) Read more at dallasnews.com ...
Here's the latest: Kidnap search moves to Trinity River
One suspect is a cross-dressing drug dealer and the other is a Dallas Public School teacher.
Why not? Not only does Mexico not have a death penalty, but they also don't have a life sentence either. That means all other sentences get decreased.
"Mr. French said there is no evidence that Mexican immigrants are bringing Mexico's culture of kidnapping to the United States"
GEE - Not only Can illegals work for cheap wages, but they can bring some of their "culture" along with them.
Just another mexican doing a job an American won't do..................
1. We must learn to tolerate the culture of our emigrants.
2. We must tolerate a persons sexual preferences.
3. Our teachers need to be paid more.
4. It's bush's fault, of course, because it happened in Texas.
I'm tellin ya. This story has it all.
The kidnap victim is the son of the restaurants founder.
The father fled to Mexico ten or twenty years ago to avoid drug charges.
I thought Mexicans could own non-magnum handguns.
I've been waiting for this one to hit FR. Our "changing demographic" continues to improve our standard of living. /sarc
"Gun control in Mexico is a fascinating case study. Mexican gun laws are simply draconian. No civilian may own a gun larger than .22 caliber, and a permit is required to buy one. All guns in Mexico are registered with the Ministry Of Defense. Guns may not be carried in public, either openly or concealed.
Mexican authorities seem to take a particular delight in arresting and imprisoning unwitting Americans who are not familiar with Mexican gun laws. Americans may not bring legal guns or ammunition into Mexico. Possession of even one bullet can get you thrown in a medieval Mexican prison. The State Department says that at any one time there are about 80 Americans imprisoned in Mexico for minor gun crimes. The State Department even went so far as to issue a special notice to U.S. gun owners, warning about harsh Mexican gun laws. Americans are allowed to hunt in Mexico, but they must first obtain a permit from the Mexican Embassy or a Mexican Consulate before taking their hunting rifles south of the border.
Mexico's murder rate is an eye-popping 17.5. Mexican authorities are fond of blaming the high murder rate on firearms smuggled across the border from the United States. Nonsense. The U.S. has many more personal guns than Mexico, yet our murder rate is far lower than Mexico's. It is Mexico's absurd gun laws that prevent law-abiding citizens from protecting themselves against illegally armed criminals."
At some point this hurts the tourist business. So far they seem to have kept it out of Cancun and Puerto Vallarta but that can't last.
The movie "Man on Fire" is a excellent flick on this topic that really shows the police connection, etc.
Yep, as predictable as the sun rising in the east.
Yep, Man on Fire is a good one about kidnapping in Mexico.
Mexican gun control is a huge myth. Every middle-class and higher class guy I knew in Mexico (a lot of people) all carried guns, knew how they worked and when threatened or even when they felt insulted, they used them. It was never a great idea to insult a Mexican with a gun. Many a road rager ended up dead and even improper hand signals (the finger) could get you shot at.
Mexico is such a filthy, corrupt sh*thole.
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