New Mexican president could target sm...

New Mexican president could target small gangs

There are 26 comments on the The State story from Jul 5, 2012, titled New Mexican president could target small gangs. In it, The State reports that:

Mexico's next president has boldly promised to halve the number of kidnappings and murders during his six-year term by moving law enforcement away from showy drug busts and focusing on protecting ordinary citizens from gangs.

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Robert

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1 Jul 5, 2012
He will never get rid of that shit as long as the cartels can make mountains of money off of American stupidity.

Legalize drugs and you will stop the drug violence on both sides of the border.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#2 Jul 5, 2012
no doubt to get them out of the way for the large gangs.
lolol

Santa Fe, NM

#3 Jul 5, 2012
he will go after the small gangs cause the big ones out gun his army and police and would kick their asz. maybe if he cleaned the police and armed forces ranks of cartel members, that would be a good start.
Concerned

Chihuahua, Mexico

#4 Jul 5, 2012
The largest gangs are the police and the government officials. They could stop all this if they really wanted to. They are the true leaders of these drug traffickers. They are paid to allow the drugs to pass. Without the government on their side it would be hard to pass the drugs North. The roads passing North in Mexico are limited. Look at a map. How can they get so much past on these roads without being stopped? It would be so easy to place the army on the banks of the Rio grande, the roads leading to the export points, and the border to get the drugs before they enter. But the problem is even then the military would be paid to look the other way.

I saw a video on Mexican TV, and in Sinaloa it showed the inspectors for drugs putting tape on the cargo doors passenger buses that were loaded with drugs to head North. They then showed the Government officials taking $3000 per bus to give them free passage to the border with no more inspections. This was all undercover footage. What good is the 1.8 billion doing us with this going on. The officials are getting paid by the US and the drug dealers. The US government needs a better think tank.

It sounds like the 1.8 billion sent to fight the drug war should be used to spend at the border. That money would improve the situation greatly and provide jobs for Americans. If the money is going to be sent away, why not use it somewhere where it most likely will not be used to pay someone to look the other way. Make the port of entries larger and make everyone pass through low level X-ray to look for drugs in cars. This would be used after checking ID and passing through to the USA. Have 4 X-ray machines at each passing so as not to hinder the flow of cars. With 1.8 Billion you could do a lot at the border to help stop the flow of drugs.

It is good they are targeting small gangs of extortionists, kidnappers and others. But that should be on Mexico's dime.
Concerned

Chihuahua, Mexico

#5 Jul 5, 2012
Have a data base at the border and new ID cards given to people with visas and green cards. Take an electronic finger print when issuing the credentials and have an electronic pad touch pad at the border. Within seconds you would know if this was the right person that matches the paperwork.

This is the 21st century. They can do about anything now days. This all sounds to simple. So what is stopping them from doing it. People walking across the border can go through a personal scanner just like at the airport.
bozo3341

Nashua, NH

#6 Jul 5, 2012
Just way too much money, power, control governmental coruption payoffs on the table.
Mexican government will not be able to stop the dealers.

We could help by closing off our southern border stopping or interprupting the drug flow.

It's like our congress they no longer respond to what is good for the country or what we voters want or think.
Our congress is bought by big money.
We need complete turn over of everyone in washington Both parties replace all of them every election cycle
radiofreeamerica

Tampa, FL

#7 Jul 5, 2012
I didn*t know New Mexico had a President.
harvey

Columbus, OH

#8 Jul 5, 2012
I'd heard that there were some gang problems in New Mexico, but I didn't know they had a President...:)
see the light

United States

#9 Jul 5, 2012
I just wish that once,A Mexican President would say we are going to feed our people, give them job's and educate them, so we can stop our people from going to America.
see the light

United States

#10 Jul 5, 2012
Mexican kids are why America is so dumb.
harvey

Columbus, OH

#11 Jul 5, 2012
skee the shight wrote:
Mexican kids are why America is so dumb.
YOU'RE why America is so dumb. You personify it.

Since: May 10

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#12 Jul 5, 2012
Robert wrote:
He will never get rid of that shit as long as the cartels can make mountains of money off of American stupidity.
Legalize drugs and you will stop the drug violence on both sides of the border.
Won't they continue to fight for the control of legal drugs if legalized?

Did you think about that? Just saying
Cracker

Festus, MO

#13 Jul 5, 2012
see the light wrote:
Mexican kids are why America is so dumb.
I second that notion .
harvey

Columbus, OH

#14 Jul 5, 2012
Chavo del eight wrote:
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Won't they continue to fight for the control of legal drugs if legalized?
Did you think about that? Just saying
That's not what happened with Prohibition, although admittedly the two cases are not identical.

The Government could license and regulate legal drug producers and distribution of their products, I suppose, which would drive down prices and help put illegal cartels out of business.

Since: May 10

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#15 Jul 5, 2012
harvey wrote:
<quoted text>
That's not what happened with Prohibition, although admittedly the two cases are not identical.
The Government could license and regulate legal drug producers and distribution of their products, I suppose, which would drive down prices and help put illegal cartels out of business.
True, I agree with you on the prohibition thing, I do believe legalizing it would be beneficial as it would bring tax revenue, a regulated product and would probably reduce the violence substantially. But I think the drug cartel would give up so easily and want to get a piece of the very profitable pie. But yes, I would agree legalizing it is better than anything we are doing now
Pariah

Deer Park, NY

#16 Jul 5, 2012
Doesn't Mexico have an air force? Why don't they just bomb the shit out of all the cartel homes? I'm sure they know where they live, kill them all!!
see the light

United States

#17 Jul 5, 2012
Its profiting Mexico. Drug lords probly pay off Government officials. Mexico is glad, 3/4 of their people are and we have to support-cause Obama said its the right thing. Americans can starve and die, but we got to make sure Mexicans are ok. I'm sure Obama and Holder have something worked out with Mexico.-like supplying with guns.
Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#18 Jul 5, 2012
So he is going to target the tea party.
Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#19 Jul 5, 2012
So he is going to target the republican party.

Since: May 10

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#20 Jul 5, 2012
Tony wrote:
So he is going to target the tea party.
Tea party isn't the one who has caused destruction and has cost tax payers millions like OWS.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2011/...

Maybe he's going after OWSters... LOL

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