Chihuahua town increases vigilance to...

Chihuahua town increases vigilance to combat crime

There are 51 comments on the El Paso Times story from Dec 27, 2010, titled Chihuahua town increases vigilance to combat crime. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Two 17-year-olds suspected of kidnapping a girl never got their day in court. Instead, hundreds of townspeople beat them to death, mimicking the vigilante justice -- or injustice -- of a century ago.

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justice

Seminole, FL

#41 Dec 28, 2010
It sounds like good news, but violence begets violence. I agree with many that Acension has stood up to the criminal element, but at what cost? The cartel/gangbangers could try uglier methods against the people (car bombs, etc...) and yet they hide out in El Paso,(umm , still not considered spill over?) God help EP, when one of those bangers follow their prey and decides to "dismadralos" here. Mexico is the new outlaw west of yesteryear...at least the are cohesive, have plans in place and are united. Maybe other parts of Mexico will do the same and stand up against violence. Right or wrong at least they are trying.
Bird

Billings, MT

#42 Dec 28, 2010
Richard wrote:
Shoot'um. hang'um, kill um !!! They understand that !
And they're permanently removed from the repeat offender profession too! I can think of several applications where this would be appropriate in this country, starting with drug dealers, repeat violent offenders and child molesters.
El Paso North Chihuaha

El Paso, TX

#43 Dec 28, 2010
pharoe wrote:
whenever there's corruption, violence and no rule of law in a country, the "gun nuts" immediately come out of the wood work and profess their stupid a-- idiology. these morons are still living in the 1700's when malitias were actually needed. this is the 20th century, things have changed. the only way to combat what's happening in mexico is for the gov't to get there sh-t together and establish a non corrupt and professional police force. arming the citizens is definately not the answer. it would probably make things worse.
Well, you have only proved that you are the pharoe of 2.....what 2? these 2 nuts. You talk of the obvious solution. "To fight the fire, you need water"....right??? Well no shi t dude!! What do you do when there is no water??? The Mexican Gov. is corrupt in such a way that can't be fixed simply by someone saying, "Hey, how about we all just get along?" Serious dude, how old are you?
Lee james

Jacksonville, IL

#44 Dec 29, 2010
pharoe wrote:
whenever there's corruption, violence and no rule of law in a country, the "gun nuts" immediately come out of the wood work and profess their stupid a-- idiology. these morons are still living in the 1700's when malitias were actually needed. this is the 20th century, things have changed. the only way to combat what's happening in mexico is for the gov't to get there sh-t together and establish a non corrupt and professional police force. arming the citizens is definately not the answer. it would probably make things worse.
Do you you think the population is better off unarmed,defenceless, at the mercy of anyone? or do you think Mexicans can't responsibly bear arms and take control? Arm these people and let them kill the snakes.
El Pasoan

El Paso, TX

#45 Dec 29, 2010
pharoe wrote:
whenever there's corruption, violence and no rule of law in a country, the "gun nuts" immediately come out of the wood work and profess their stupid a-- idiology. these morons are still living in the 1700's when malitias were actually needed. this is the 20th century, things have changed. the only way to combat what's happening in mexico is for the gov't to get there sh-t together and establish a non corrupt and professional police force. arming the citizens is definately not the answer. it would probably make things worse.
The city of El Paso have citizens who are armed, 5 murders. The city of Juarez only have criminals who have obtained illegal weapons, 3100 murders.
El Pasoan

El Paso, TX

#46 Dec 29, 2010
pharoe wrote:
whenever there's corruption, violence and no rule of law in a country, the "gun nuts" immediately come out of the wood work and profess their stupid a-- idiology. these morons are still living in the 1700's when malitias were actually needed. this is the 20th century, things have changed. the only way to combat what's happening in mexico is for the gov't to get there sh-t together and establish a non corrupt and professional police force. arming the citizens is definately not the answer. it would probably make things worse.
Sounds easy enough. I am going to go to Juarez later today and tell them they are all stupid and need to get their [email protected] together. I am sure everything will be alright then.
El Pasoan

El Paso, TX

#47 Dec 29, 2010
pharoe wrote:
whenever there's corruption, violence and no rule of law in a country, the "gun nuts" immediately come out of the wood work and profess their stupid a-- idiology. these morons are still living in the 1700's when malitias were actually needed. this is the 20th century, things have changed. the only way to combat what's happening in mexico is for the gov't to get there sh-t together and establish a non corrupt and professional police force. arming the citizens is definately not the answer. it would probably make things worse.
Make things worse? It is the murder capital of the world.
El Pasoan

El Paso, TX

#48 Dec 29, 2010
The 2nd amendment (stating the rights of free people to bear arms shall not be infringed) doesn't have the stipulation...

"until we think there is a really good police system in place and then you have to give them up."

... our founding fathers did this with good reason.
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El Paso, TX

#49 Dec 29, 2010
El Pasoan wrote:
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The city of El Paso have citizens who are armed, 5 murders. The city of Juarez only have criminals who have obtained illegal weapons, 3100 murders.
Great point El Pasoan. The place where gun possession is STRICTLY regulated has the worst murder rate in the world. The place that allows private ownership of guns is, while not perfect, very peaceful and livable.

Now if you could just condense your comments to a single post you'd be batting .1000.
Frustrated

El Paso, TX

#50 Dec 29, 2010
The Zoo wrote:
My property taxes are going through the roof to pay for the illegals here in America. We taxpayers pay for their Health care, Education, Lone Star Card, WIC Program etc, while the veterans that have served our country in the armed forces don't even have a veterans hospital in El Paso. Where are our priorities? Take care of illegals first, veterans later? Ridiculous.
I agree with this comment
Why is the American taxpayer required to pay the bills for illegals here in America, whatever that cost cost might be? Why doesn't Mexico or someone else pay for them? Why does the burden rest on the American taxpayer to pay for the services to support illegal aliens? I can't afford any more tax increases of any kind, can barely afford groceries for my kids and i, and there they are in line at Wal -Mart getting their groceries for free because of their "lone star card" [at taxpayer expense]. I just don't understand this mentality that allows this type of freeloading at the expense of the U.S. taxpayer. Frustrated in El Paso
Enrique

United States

#51 Dec 30, 2010
Thank God for our Second Amendment rights. Because of our ability in the U.S. to take the law into our own hands through the use of our firearms, we are able to rely on our governments, our police, to deliver justice so that we don't have to take the law into our own hands.

The strategy described in this story to fight the criminal organizations which has been adopted by the people in Ascencion "La Chona", should be the model for every community in Mexico.

The U.S. government and the people of the United States can help the good people of Mexico by pressuring the people and the governments in Mexico to change their laws to permit their citizens to buy, possess, and own all types of firearms and to use those firearms to defend themselves.

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