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Old 01-23-07, 07:21 PM
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Tijuana Police issued Slingshots.

Tijuana police issued slingshots

Guns confiscated amid allegations of collusion with drug runners

Updated: 10:07 p.m. PT Jan 22, 2007

TIJUANA, Mexico - The police department has issued about 60 slingshots to officers in the violent border city of Tijuana, where soldiers confiscated police weapons two weeks ago on allegations of collusion with drug traffickers.

Municipal police spokesman Fernando Bojorquez said Monday that the slingshots, along with bags of ballbearings, were given to officers patrolling areas of the city visited by tourists.

Tijuana’s police force of 2,000 officers has been without guns since Jan. 5, but some patrol alongside armed state police.

President Felipe Calderon sent 3,300 soldiers and federal police to Tijuana at the beginning of January to hunt down drug gangs. The soldiers swept police stations and took officers’ guns for inspection amid allegations by federal investigators that a corrupt network of officers supports smugglers who traffic drugs into the U.S. The weapons are still being checked.

About 100 police demonstrated outside Tijuana town hall on Monday demanding the return of their guns. “The arms are our tools for work,” said officer Juan Manuel Nieves. “Do they want more police to be killed?”

More than 300 people were slain in Tijuana last year including 13 police officers.

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Hilarious. And I thought Tijuana was unsafe BEFORE they took away the cops guns.
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Tijuana police working with drug traffikers?
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Oh c'mon Tijuana Policia, it's so simple, maybe you need a refresher course. It's all ball bearings these days.

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Since Goliath is a leader of one of drug gangs, I think it's an excellent idea!
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Oh c'mon Tijuana Policia, it's so simple, maybe you need a refresher course. It's all ball bearings these days.


Very good, my friend....very very good.
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More than 300 people were slain in Tijuana last year including 13 police officers.
Maybe they should pull the police out of Tijuana. It's obviously not working. Cut & run...
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This is why I stay as far away from Tijuana as possible. Unfortunately, however, Tijuana is coming closer to me every day.
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Tijuana = Bass ackward shithole
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Originally Posted by Jaymole
Since Goliath is a leader of one of drug gangs, I think it's an excellent idea!
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