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Old 10-20-10, 08:15 PM
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Mexican town hires hot 20-y.o. girl as new police chief

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PRAXEDIS G. GUERRERO, Mexico -- There's a new police chief in this violent borderland where drug gangs have killed public officials and terrified many citizens into fleeing: a 20-year-old woman who hasn't yet finished her criminology degree.

Marisol Valles Garcia was sworn in Wednesday to bring law and order to a township of about 8,500 that has been transformed from a string of quiet farming communities into a lawless no man's land. Two rival gangs -- the Juarez and Sinaloa drug cartels -- have been battling for control of its single highway, a lucrative drug trafficking route along the Texas border.

The tiny but energetic Valles Garcia, whose only police experience was a stint as a police department secretary, says she wants her 12 officers to practice a special brand of community policing. In fact her plan is to hire more women -- she currently has three -- and assign each to a neighborhood to talk with families, promote civic values and detect potential crimes before they happen.

"My people are out there going door to door, looking for criminals, and (in homes) where there are none, trying to teach values to the families," she said in her first official appearance on Wednesday. "The project is ... simple, based on values, principles and crime prevention in contacts house-by-house."

She has been assigned two bodyguards but won't carry a gun. She says she leave most of the decisions about weapons and tactics to the town's mayor, Jose Luis Guerrero.

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Local residents say the drug gangs take over at night, riding through the towns in convoys of SUVs and pickups, assault rifles and even .50 caliber sniper rifles at the ready. The assistant mayor of nearby El Porvenir and the mayor of Distrito Bravos were killed recently even after they took refuge in nearby Ciudad Juarez.

While the bullet holes that pockmarked police headquarters in Praxedis have been painted over, police buildings in other towns in the valley remain empty, with broken windows and few sign of life.

"Let's hope it is not a reckless act on her part," said Miguel Sarre, a professor who specializes in Mexican law enforcement at the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico. He said that "a municipal police force cannot protect itself against such powerful forces."

Local residents like farmer Arturo Gomez are willing to give her the benefit of the doubt.

"This is a town without law," Gomez said. "It is not likely things will change from one day to the next, but let's see what a woman can do ... things can't get any worse."

Drug cartels in many drug-plagued parts of Mexico have killed or threatened police chiefs and their departments, buying off some officers and prompting some others to quit en masse.

In past months, soldiers and then federal police largely took over patrols in the Juarez valley, but they stick mainly to the main road, afraid to venture down unfamiliar dirt roads that are well-traveled by drug traffickers.

"Here, everybody is afraid, and anything that can be done to remove that fear would be good," said Fidel Vega, a 46-year-old gas station employee. "You can see that this girl has a desire to get things done."

But question whether a young inexperienced chief can handle a problem that has stumped even Mexico's federal government: how to cope with the drug cartel threat and underpaid, untrained local police, who are easily corrupted by criminal gangs in Mexico's roughly 2,022 municipal police forces.

President Felipe Calderon has recognized the problem faced by local police forces, whose officers earn average monthly salaries of only 4,000 pesos (about $300). Most of them have completed less than 10 years of schooling and are either at basic education levels or illiterate, according to the report.

In some cities and towns, entire municipal forces have been fired or arrested for allegedly cooperating with drug gangs, and officials say their low wages and poor weaponry -- most use shotguns and pistols, while drug gangs have assault rifles -- make them ineffectual or worse.

Calderon has proposed a "unified command" structure in which Mexico's 32 state governments would have state police take on the main responsibility, backed up by federal officers and soldiers where needed.

While the cartels have been more than able to penetrate much tighter security details -- killing mayors and police chiefs throughout northern Mexico -- Valles Garcia says she isn't afraid.

For residents, her personal courage may not be enough.

Amalia Garcia, 58, had to send her five children to live in Ciudad Juarez for their own safety, and now lives in Praxedis with her husband.

"Whoever is here, man or woman, things are not going to change," said Garcia. "Things are bad here and nobody pays any attention."

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Over/under on how soon she'll be raped/beheaded?
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That girl has a raping and beheading in her very near future.
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She's a cutie, and pretty damned brave to boot.
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We will need to nuke Mexico soon. Bet on it.
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I am opposed to raping and beheading.
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I saw this story earlier. The only reason she got the job is cause no one else wanted it. If (when) something happens to her, her pretty face will be enough to convince the sheep we need to send troops or tons of some other form of aid into Mexico. Yay.
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Anybody who would rape and behead her is a PEDOPHILE.
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This has "revenge movie" written all over it.
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She's definitely a *HoPA. May she be safe in her duties.





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She sort of looks like porn star Eva Angelina.

(...and dozens of people look up Eva Angelina on google images...)
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Another picture of her
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I do not understand how Mexico doesn't take care of this. I would think that if large sections of the US were controlled by drug cartels who were killing law enforcement, etc. you would have nearly anything at the army's disposal and they would go in and wipe everyone out. But Mexico basically accepts defeat.
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Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse View Post
That girl has a raping and beheading in her very near future.
Sadly true.
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Originally Posted by kvrdave View Post
I do not understand how Mexico doesn't take care of this. I would think that if large sections of the US were controlled by drug cartels who were killing law enforcement, etc. you would have nearly anything at the army's disposal and they would go in and wipe everyone out. But Mexico basically accepts defeat.
And America accepts defeat by not cracking down on gang bangers who populate its streets with their violence, graffitti, and ideals.

It probably boils down to if you're rich enough to live isolated from the crime why spend any money to fight the problem and if you're so poor you have to live in crime-infested areas, that's your tough luck.
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Hopefully she can release a sex tape before the inevitable raping and beheading.

Or can roll it all into one mega snuff film.
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Originally Posted by Franchot View Post
And America accepts defeat by not cracking down on gang bangers who populate its streets with their violence, graffitti, and ideals.

It probably boils down to if you're rich enough to live isolated from the crime why spend any money to fight the problem and if you're so poor you have to live in crime-infested areas, that's your tough luck.
Gang bangers still know not to shoot a cop, though. They still watch what they do. They control a street only when the police are not around. This is entirely different when the gang tells the country not to come into the territory to claim a body, or kills a bunch of sheriffs.
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Gang bangers still know not to shoot a cop, though. They still watch what they do. They control a street only when the police are not around. This is entirely different when the gang tells the country not to come into the territory to claim a body, or kills a bunch of sheriffs.
How long till it becomes like Mexico though?

We're surprised how much Mexico tolerates this violence, but what about what we tolerate?

Why do we tolerate prison gangs spreading out into our communities? Why do we tolerate businesses and entertainment that promotes and profits from gang violence?

It doesn't make sense to say, "well atleast our gang members don't kill cops that often."

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Just to get this thread back on topic: I'd hit it.
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She looks more Asian than Mexican.
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How long till it becomes like Mexico though?

We're surprised how much Mexico tolerates this violence, but what about what we tolerate?

Why do we tolerate prison gangs spreading out into our communities? Why do we tolerate businesses and entertainment that promotes and profits from gang violence?

It doesn't make sense to say, "well atleast our gang members don't kill cops that often."
So how long do you think it will be before it becomes like Mexico?
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I am opposed to raping and beheading.
As am I!

I have put on my "I am opposed to raping and beheading" ribbon.

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The Mexican government is rife with graft and corruption. The politicians and military don't crack down on the drug gangs because they are either 1) on the take or b) scared shit-less. When one does address the problem, he is quickly targeted and taken out.
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She looks more Asian than Mexican.
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Dave, you're bright guy, I don't see how you don't understand what's going on. The drug cartels effectivly own the government and the military, AND they are more well armed and in greater numbers than the military. Mexico is an inch away from being a failed state, it's a lawless land. There have been incidents where towns have literally gone through three sheriffs in a week as each one turned up dead in less than 24 hours from taking office.
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Gang bangers still know not to shoot a cop, though. They still watch what they do. They control a street only when the police are not around. This is entirely different when the gang tells the country not to come into the territory to claim a body, or kills a bunch of sheriffs.
There are parts of a lot of cities in the US where the police will take random fire from windows if they go into an area. It's not Mexico yet, keyword=yet, but it's not as rosy a picture as you seem to think.

In Mexico the corruption goes all the way to the top. They buy the General and officers with US 'Drug War' money. Billions and billions of dollars. They buy the leaders of the country. There are still many people who do not realize NAFTA was a national-level drug deal disguised as a trade bill. Every person on the Mexican side of that, including the President of Mexico, was in the pocket of the Cartels, and many of the specifics in the agreement were written by the Cartels.
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