Another shooting/assasination 5 PM Calle Los Cocos

by OlsenMN, Sunday, December 31, 2017, 08:01 (176 days ago)

Anyone of us could have been walking there. In front of Dona Licha.

https://www.elsoldeacapulco.com.mx/policiaca/ejecutan-a-ex-funcionario-de-zihuatanejo

And an interesting read for those interested:http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2017/12/31/politica/002n1pol?partner=rss

Another shooting/assasination 5 PM Calle Los Cocos

by karenanddick, Sunday, December 31, 2017, 08:54 (176 days ago) @ OlsenMN

The place is going to hell real fast!

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, December 31, 2017, 09:16 (176 days ago) @ OlsenMN

This has nothing to do with tourism or even public security since no amount of police presence prevents killings like this, and I wish I could say I was surprised that you saw fit to post this here, but I'm not even though I've asked you before to please use better judgement before making alarmist posts like this.

Whatever the motive for this killing was, it only serves to needlessly frighten and alarm potential tourists, visitors and investors already alarmed by the 4am shooting of a California man in Ixtapa. This is not even close to being the same thing. This was a targeted killing. They happen in every city around the world. Anyone interested in reading this kind of morbid news can do so on my NEWS page or your own hometown newspaper.

Seattle Times - Crime

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by OlsenMN, Sunday, December 31, 2017, 09:23 (176 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Then delete it Rob. But it was in an area where snowbirds live, where tourists and residents walk daily. And I truly believe that until tourism tanks the govt will do nothing to stop the violence.

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by Curbarn, summer b.c. winter zihua, Sunday, December 31, 2017, 09:52 (176 days ago) @ OlsenMN

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, December 31, 2017, 09:59 (176 days ago) @ OlsenMN

Then delete it Rob. But it was in an area where snowbirds live, where tourists and residents walk daily. And I truly believe that until tourism tanks the govt will do nothing to stop the violence.

It hurts the credibility of my website when it is used to post alarmist news that only serves to scare folks away. If we're going to post every shooting and killing here then it will easily kill our tourist business because it is all based on image.

I don't want to censor or delete you. I want you to understand the difference between posting the two types of news. I also want readers to understand the difference.

Yes, we have a problem with escalating violent crime. Having undertrained, underpaid and poorly equipped local police, half of whom were allegedly sent to prison by the mayor then rehired after being released months later who are certainly a lot less motivated now than they were before certainly doesn’t help. And it also doesn't help to have a mayor who entirely washes his hands regarding the matter of public security, saying it isn't his job (!?) and instead is actively campaigning for reelection. But those are problems that should be for residents to worry about.

What is unacceptable is that even with all the new security cameras, and with a military base in Ixtapa and a supposed special security deployment, worse crimes are occurring such as the arson and murders at an Ixtapa bar earlier this year and now the murder of a U.S. citizen in the boulevard in front of the main hotel zone in Ixtapa where his body lay for 4 hours before the police even bothered to arrive, a place that should be one of the safest areas in all Mexico. Money for our public security is apparently simply being wasted and poorly spent. The director of public security and our mayor should at the very least be called to task for a detailed explanation and admission of their errors, if not also reprimanded and removed from their jobs.

So please help me to maintain the good reputation locally of this website by not allowing it to be used to unnecessarily alarm and frighten off potential visitors via news stories about violence completely unrelated to their safety. That's all I respectfully ask.

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by Huck, Iowa...USA, Monday, January 08, 2018, 21:23 (168 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

We have been going to Ixtapa for about 12 years,and always enjoyed our vacations.
We have planned another vacation this year,but are VERY CONCERNED about our safety.

We love the resorts that we stay at,but also like to go out for dinner & drinks sometimes. Never real late,but quite often it is 9-10:00 PM when we get back to resort.

What are your feelings? Is Ixtapa a safe place to go still?

THANK YOU for your response!!

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by Canada1 @, Tuesday, January 09, 2018, 02:44 (167 days ago) @ Huck

We have been going to Ixtapa for about 12 years,and always enjoyed our vacations.
We have planned another vacation this year,but are VERY CONCERNED about our safety.

We love the resorts that we stay at,but also like to go out for dinner & drinks sometimes. Never real late,but quite often it is 9-10:00 PM when we get back to resort.

What are your feelings? Is Ixtapa a safe place to go still?

THANK YOU for your response!!

After 9 years my response is yes Ixtapa and Zihua are safe places to be...and as in visiting any country/city be aware of your surroundings and don't be somewhere you shouldn't be.

Another shooting/assasination 5 PM Calle Los Cocos

by karenanddick, Sunday, December 31, 2017, 10:27 (176 days ago) @ OlsenMN

I walk that street almost every day to go shopping. Guess I will have to change my route.

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by Wanderer @, Vancouver canada, Sunday, December 31, 2017, 11:46 (176 days ago) @ karenanddick

I had to fight my way through the crowds/lineup of locals/visitors waiting to get into dona licha this morning on my way to the market, I won’t be changing my route.

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by gemini67, Sunday, December 31, 2017, 11:57 (176 days ago) @ Wanderer

OMG where are the Doggie Nazis when we need them? Try to take your dog on the beach after 8am, maybe they should be patrolling the streets and forget about dogs and the coolers being brought to the beach. Who sanctions them...priorities?

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by Zbulldog @, Sunday, December 31, 2017, 14:26 (176 days ago) @ gemini67

I'd rather patrol the beach. Less chance of getting shot at by a dog.

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by Charlybby, Sunday, December 31, 2017, 23:28 (176 days ago) @ gemini67

:megusta:

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by karenanddick, Sunday, December 31, 2017, 14:32 (176 days ago) @ Wanderer

So that means stay in the middle of the crowd....maybe the bullet will get the guy next to you. Funny!

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by Charlybby, Sunday, December 31, 2017, 23:25 (176 days ago) @ OlsenMN

Are you stupid or what?!?! Don't post this shit until you know the facts, and don't scare people away!! :wtf:

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by Charlybby, Sunday, December 31, 2017, 23:30 (176 days ago) @ Charlybby

Sorry that was for Olsenmn

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by islandgirl @, Cowichan Valley, Monday, January 01, 2018, 05:08 (175 days ago) @ Charlybby

One could ask the same question of you. What facts are there to get straight? You mean there's a difference if it is a tourist that is shot, as compared to a local?
I for one am glad this was posted. I stay in that area, and walk to and from on that street with my young son several times a day when we are there. An assassination is not on my bucket list of things to I want to see.

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by Bonnie @, wherever you go, there you are..., Monday, January 01, 2018, 09:39 (175 days ago) @ islandgirl

:megusta:

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by jbmass ⌂ @, Mass,.. N.H...Zih., Monday, January 01, 2018, 09:55 (175 days ago) @ islandgirl

Rob has over 20 newspapers listed on this website, that might be more appropriate and accurate.

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by islandgirl @, Cowichan Valley, Monday, January 01, 2018, 15:50 (175 days ago) @ jbmass

Rob suggested his news page in an earlier post. So I looked. Interestingly enough, there's nothing. At least yesterday. Maybe today there's something.

Another shooting/assasination 5 PM Calle Los Cocos

by zkaliman, Saturday, January 06, 2018, 22:34 (170 days ago) @ islandgirl

this can happen in any city. dont worry about it.

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by Mexalberta @, Saturday, January 06, 2018, 23:09 (170 days ago) @ zkaliman

That’s getting to be a stale theme!

Another shooting/assasination 5 PM Calle Los Cocos

by Charlybby, Saturday, January 06, 2018, 23:32 (170 days ago) @ Mexalberta

Another sad shooting in front of 3Amigos @ 1:30 this afternoon....young Mexican again! :( very sad