Gunshots in Ixtapa

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, February 09, 2020, 15:00 (388 days ago) @ Zihuagecko

Everyone is missing the main point and trying to make this a grand statement about the problems between the US and Mexico. This situation is about a BAD person committing a criminal act. This is a local issue that should demand local law enforcement of the law. Extortion should not be permitted anywhere. Rob you have no idea where this person obtained the gun, it does not matter. The local authorities need to eliminate or at least pursue those that attempt to extort money from the business owners. Don’t blame all the ills of Mexico on the US. I am speaking as a Canadian that believes in upholding the laws.

Thank you for your contribution, but the concept of "upholding the law" is one thing for you and another for us here. I don't know anyone who wants all our laws enforced. Being laid back and having an attitude of live-and-let-live is part of Mexican culture. We don't have police capable up upholding all or most of the laws because they are outgunned and outspent and untrained to do so. We have an inadequate number of federal and state police unfamiliar with our area who get lucky at some of the roadblocks catching organized criminals driving around with AR-15s and AK-47s, but we also have entire towns that have been abandoned in our region because no government forces can control the region or guarantee public safety. So, we have extortionists who roam unchecked extorting from locals and sowing terror. This is not going to change until our problematic neighbor steps up and makes some significant contribution to the effort so that our police can concentrate on normal law enforcement matters instead of perpetually being disadvantaged in a war they cannot win. Our Presidente also recognizes this. Unfortunately the current U.S. administration will never do the right thing that is needed.

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