Saturday, December 25, 2010

Lone Female Police Officer Kidnapped in Juarez Valley of Mexico


Erika Gándara, 28, lone law enforcement officer of Guadelupe in the Juarez Valley, has been kidnapped. [El Paso Times photo.]

By: Border Explorer

The last and only police officer remaining in a stretch of rural towns in the Juárez Valley outside Juárez, Mexico has been kidnapped, state police officials reported today.

Erika Gándara, 28, had assumed leadership of law enforcement in Guadelupe, replacing eight men, one of whom was killed and seven of whom resigned out of fear for their lives.

Armed men stormed into her Guadalupe home about 6 a.m. Thursday and kidnapped her, according to Carlos González, a spokesman for the Chihuahua attorney general, reports the El Paso Times.

Initial Mexican media reports claimed Gándara's body was found; however, González said police were still searching for her.

Gándara had told the Times in November: "I am here out of necessity."

She joined the department as a dispatcher in June. One member of the force was killed the week she joined. When the other members resiqned, she subsequently became the only member of the local law enforcement in an area torn by violence.

Women are increasingly representing the face of law enforcement in Mexico.In the nearby Mexican town of Praxedis Guerrero, which is also in the Juárez Valley, the police chief is a 20-year-old college student with a department staffed by 12 women and two men. Her appointment created an international media frenzy.

In contrast, Gándara received little notice, even though her town of 9,000 is larger than Praxedis.

21 comments:

  1. Thats pretty fucked up!!!

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  2. Oh no, that is not good, I hope they are lifting earth to find her quick like NOW!

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  3. "I hope they are lifting earth to find her quick like NOW"

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    You must be kidding, about 90% of the kidnapping cases in mexico remain unsolved. Unfortunately she has most likely already been killed as a message to other persons brave enough to want to serve as a policeman in that area.

    Mexico is rapidly becoming a failed state where criminals have impunity from any criminal prosecution.

    It won't be long before we have to move our troops from Afghanistan to Mexico. Mexico is obviously so corrupt to bring any justice to the thousands of murders in the last few years.

    Mexico is in serious need of a complete overhaul of it's police and criminal justice system. We will probably be reading about another mass prisoner release in the next few weeks.

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  4. MEXICO SHOUL LEGALISE TOTALLY ALL DRUGS.LEGAL DRUGS=LEGAL MONEY=LACK OF INCOME FOR CARTELS.USA DOESN'T CARE ABOUT FAITH OF MEXICO-AMERICANS SELL GUNS FOR CARTELS, THEY CONSUME DRUGS, AND DON'T HELP WITH FIGHTING AGAINST CARTELS.THIS IS THE BEST SOLUTION.IF SOMEONE WANT TO TAKE DRUGS IT IS HIS OWN CHOICE-HE WANT TO KILL HIMSELF-THAT HIS OWN CHOICE.

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  5. Pobrecita. I knew this story wouldn't end well when i read about her back in November.

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  6. Pinche cobardes messing with a woman... I hope the authorities find her soon. Alive and well.

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  7. Get that other young lady who is 20 years old criminal justice system student out of her town now. The women is a mother of child she has no business there is never a reason to see a women,wife,mother get murdered. Where are the men in this world every Male in Mexico should stand up before they see another mother killed. Cowards

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  8. Yeh when I read this before I just knew this would happen. Sad but its unlikely she will be found alive.

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  9. La linea has no morals, women, children, elders are all free game. The CDS has pretty much starved them out and they desperate for any new cash flow. Kidnapping and extortion is all they really have going out in Jtown and the surrounding areas. Even their drug flow has been cut down by the Govt. and the quality is shit and it has been for a number of years. That why they lost a lot of customers and dealers to the Sinaloans in Juarez.

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  10. your stupid.are u even from there u that left a message saying shit about la linea.you think they would be doing that knowing its gonna make them hotter?sinaloa hasnt won.youre just a follower a montaperro.alot of the people gettin killed work for sinaloa crossing or selling for them.thats how they killed like 10 people that i knew.and where i go in juarez theyre still hard.theyre in broad daylight selling and shit.And the Aztekas always killing too.

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  11. Me and My American friends would happlily go down to Mexico and go hunting for those pigs that did this. We have balls unlike those police that quit because they were afraid and left the position open to a single female who was much, much braver then them.
    Cowards are the ones who did this and the police that quit thier jobs....

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  12. I'd really like to see a comprehensive report on the status of the Juarez group, because theres equal rumors, hearsay, and speculation unconfirmed reports from both sides, as the two posters in this report have posted. Are they hurting bad? Are the still strong enough to fight? What is the real situation? Is there US distribution solid?

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  13. @ ANON 3:26
    you fly I'll buy...

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  14. If drugs were legalized with no controls all the money would go to the cartels. With no way to stop it.

    They should do weed like alcohol. Controlled, taxed, and regulated. You can brew a little beer or make some wine for yourself, but try to sell moonshine by the carload and you get arrested.

    If kidnapped she is probably dead. Mexico is a mess. The Gov't of the US would rather look to illegals as potential voters and cheap servants for the rich gov't class than help fix Mexico to stop the problems that are causing people to flee. There is a reason we don't worry about Canadians flowing over by the millions.... Canada is stable and competently run.

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  15. COWARDS! COBARDES DE MIERD@! Que se puede esperar, parece que en estos tiempos las mujeres deben de tomar las riendas ya que los hombres solo saben aprovecharse de los mas debiles...que lastima

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  16. The poor woman has probably been raped, endured non-stop beatings and brutal interrogation methods only to be dismembered at the end.

    Nothing will stop the endless violence in Mexico without a justice system that works.

    GOD bless her brave soul -

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  17. Not to sound like a male chauvinist, but why was this woman here in the first place? Should have never happened Esp. 20 years old, hasn't even really experienced a lot of life. Not been allowed to take the job, it's not worth the consequences, at least when considering my own family members and friends.

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  18. She is an EXAMPLE OF KING DAVID"S leadership. She was bold and courageous to make a stand where the odds were against her. The cowards that have killed her will someday pay.

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  19. those guys are fuckin pussies whoever kidnapped her. a fuckin woman they have no fuckin respect.. what a bunch of pussys i swear i hope they burn in hell. better yet hope they kidnapp there ass and cut them up that will teach them get a taste of there own medicine... mazer.....

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  20. That's just sad and it's sickening! This lady who has cajones bigger than most guys I know was brave to work as the sole police officer in a country run by outlaws! Unfortunately, assuming her body is even found, she will have been raped, tortured and finally killed by the cartel monsters who have made being a cop down there an almost suicidal proposition? God Rest Her Soul!

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  21. those people live like animals... ugh.. and then they filter into our country. I live in a Mexican neighborhood. BY FAR the worst in my city.

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