Mexican police clamp down on criminals

by Bob Sheth on May 25, 2015

Mexican police clamp down on criminals

Mexican police clamp down on criminals

Monday’s account of a stand-off between Mexican police and a gang, which resulted in 43 deaths, has been called into question with one police officer dead and 42 “suspected criminals”. In many ways the Mexican police cannot win because if they take no action they are criticised and now they have taken action and they are still questioned. Is this a seachange in the Mexican police attitude to criminal gangs?

One of the deadliest battles yet

There is no doubt that the Mexican police appear to be targeting criminal gangs more and more with the latest gunbattle just one of many in recent times. There have been some wild rumours of executions by the police although these have been strenuously denied and it does make you wonder why the police are being questioned. Whether or not the clampdown will make criminal gangs think again remains to be seen because in some areas of Mexico the police are certainly playing second fiddle to the gangs. [click to continue…]

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