Strife-torn town in Juarez Valley has...

Strife-torn town in Juarez Valley has just one officer left (6:52 a.m.)

There are 12 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Nov 24, 2010, titled Strife-torn town in Juarez Valley has just one officer left (6:52 a.m.). In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

The only police officer in a long and deadly stretch of border towns in the Juarez Valley is 28-year-old Erika Gandara.

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Art

Santa Fe, NM

#1 Nov 24, 2010
These woman are doing a job that men are afraid to do. We should applaude these woman and give them the support they need. This is also a prime example of Mexico's law on gun ownership. Only criminals will have them.
Dumbfounded

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Nov 24, 2010
Art wrote:
These woman are doing a job that men are afraid to do. We should applaude these woman and give them the support they need. This is also a prime example of Mexico's law on gun ownership. Only criminals will have them.
I agree with you, but too bad most Americans frown when Mexico is even mentioned in a cry for help. She will never get the help she deserves and chances are she will be murdered in the near future. No one will report it, no one will send help, because we here in America would rather shut the borders and let it be than to stop using drugs and /or send help to these border towns that hold the bigger burden of fighting drug cartels or at least try to........What a shame
Rick OShea

Las Cruces, NM

#3 Nov 24, 2010
Spineless, gutless, worthless men in Mexico. Hiding from the dangers of the cartels behind the skirts of their daughters. You are absoultely right Art. If the citizenry of these communities could arm themselves, form militias and respond, they might have a chance. But from the stories of the women who are protecting the men in their communities I don't think there are any balls let alone bullets to do much of anything. Mexican Machismo is a delusional myth.
sincamisa

Rio Rancho, NM

#4 Nov 24, 2010
Not much police work being done if you believe she doesn't know what gangs are operating in her area. Hey call for help. All the cops know...even in the US. Sheesh, I smell payola... the mordida!

I would not be too hard on the men. They know certain death when they see it. You gonna do it? Most Mexican men have a plenty of balls, and I'll put them up against you lazy office gringos any day. Lets see who says "uncle" first you spoiled people. The men there work long and hard and are a polite proud people. So shut up!...or meet me somewhere...heheeeeeeheeee! Cisco Kid was a friend of mine!
Rick OShea

Las Cruces, NM

#5 Nov 24, 2010
sincamisa wrote:
Not much police work being done if you believe she doesn't know what gangs are operating in her area. Hey call for help. All the cops know...even in the US. Sheesh, I smell payola... the mordida!
I would not be too hard on the men. They know certain death when they see it. You gonna do it? Most Mexican men have a plenty of balls, and I'll put them up against you lazy office gringos any day. Lets see who says "uncle" first you spoiled people. The men there work long and hard and are a polite proud people. So shut up!...or meet me somewhere...heheeeeeeheeee! Cisco Kid was a friend of mine!
Ya ok.. keep telling yourself that. No doubt thats the reason why 20 something girls are the ones stepping up to do a job that "most mexican men with plenty of balls" won't. The facts speak for themselves and the fact is that the men in those communities would allow their nation's daughters to be the ones to confront the cartels. As for your invitation for me to "meet you somewhere", how about a nice, quiet, romantic little resturant. Because after reading your response to the situation in J Town, you would probably send your sister.
sincamisa

Rio Rancho, NM

#6 Nov 24, 2010
Rick OShea wrote:
<quoted text> Ya ok.. keep telling yourself that. No doubt thats the reason why 20 something girls are the ones stepping up to do a job that "most mexican men with plenty of balls" won't. The facts speak for themselves and the fact is that the men in those communities would allow their nation's daughters to be the ones to confront the cartels. As for your invitation for me to "meet you somewhere", how about a nice, quiet, romantic little resturant. Because after reading your response to the situation in J Town, you would probably send your sister.
You made my point. You are afraid to meet a man but choose to meet a woman when challenged. But in all seriousness, the cops make almost nothing, I dont think you would be rushing in to risk your life for that; plus NO BACK UP...NOT TO MENTION CORRUPTION ON ALL SIDES. Just not worth it.

“ keep the loonies on the path.”

Since: Aug 10

Detroit

#7 Nov 24, 2010
Face it. The calculated demise of Mexico began with the inception of the American Union. The real soldiers, (the illegals already here) are poised and waiting for that day.

“Irony, metaphor, film @ eleven”

Since: Feb 08

Old Mesilla/New Las Cruces

#8 Nov 24, 2010
Good advice, like a bulletproof vest...only works
when you use it.

Wow, this lady has a backbone. How very brave she is.

The governor of her state and the president of her country should rush to her side in solid support.

No word on that in the article?
lcnative

United States

#9 Nov 24, 2010
So much for that whole mexican machismo! Why not send all our so-called gangmembers down to help her out, since they're so tough?
lcnative

United States

#10 Nov 24, 2010
So you're headed down there when? Why would American send help down to Mexico when Mexico has chosen to raid America? Your post makes no logical sense. What's too bad is how cowardly the men are there. What a shame!
Dumbfounded wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree with you, but too bad most Americans frown when Mexico is even mentioned in a cry for help. She will never get the help she deserves and chances are she will be murdered in the near future. No one will report it, no one will send help, because we here in America would rather shut the borders and let it be than to stop using drugs and /or send help to these border towns that hold the bigger burden of fighting drug cartels or at least try to........What a shame
lcnative

United States

#11 Nov 24, 2010
Why not take your so-called bravery down into your home country and protect "your people" all 5ft of you, and make sure you wear your roach stompers and matching hat/belt!
sincamisa wrote:
<quoted text>
You made my point. You are afraid to meet a man but choose to meet a woman when challenged. But in all seriousness, the cops make almost nothing, I dont think you would be rushing in to risk your life for that; plus NO BACK UP...NOT TO MENTION CORRUPTION ON ALL SIDES. Just not worth it.
sincamisa

Rio Rancho, NM

#12 Nov 25, 2010
Wow, the Archie Bunker of Las Cruces: a true ignorant racist. The sad part is you dont know how sad you are.

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