Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mexico acquits last of 35 officials arrested in 2009 on suspicion of aiding drug cartel

AP
A Mexican judge has acquitted the last of nearly three dozen officials arrested in 2009 for supposedly aiding a drug cartel.

The freeing of Mayor Armando Medina Torres marks a major setback for the federal effort to clean up alleged corruption in President Felipe Calderon's home state of Michoacan.

Medina was among 12 mayors and 23 other officials who were arrested on allegations that they had protected the Michoacan-based La Familia cartel.

All 35 officials have now been acquitted.

State prisons director Jaime Alvarez Ramos said Medina Torres was freed Tuesday.

A spokeswoman for the federal prosecutors office had no immediate comment on the acquittal.










Video made by Human Rights Commission of Michoacan

10 comments:

  1. The cartels call the shots from the Government level. This is how it is and always has been. The entire Mexican judicial system is saturated with cartel feces.
    The word law in Mexico is a joke.

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  2. THAT JUDGE IS A TRAITOR AND SHOULD BE ARRESTED AT ONCE ALONG WITH EVERY ONE OF THOSE CARTEL MEMBERS THAT HE RELEASED. THEY ALL SHOULD BE DEALT WITH VERY HARSLY AS A REMINDER TO ALL WHO CROSS THE LINE INTO SUCH CHAOS AND MADNESS.
    AN IRON FIST IS REQUIRED HERE FOR THESE WORTHLESS PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IS RIGHT AND WHAT IS WRONG!
    A BULLET TO THIER HEADS WOULD ASSURE ALL THAT THEY ARE CURED OF ALL CRIMINAL ACTIVITES FROM HERE FORTH AND THAT THEY WOULD NEVER BREAK THE LAW AGAIN.

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  3. Mexico is a narco-state. When is the US going to admit this?

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  4. The judge should be arrested then disappeared.All arrested in the act of cartel violence should be executed on the spot ,as well as their entire family.If El Chapo can't be found,then hunt down his family and execute them all.Legalize gun ownership and let the Mexican people defend themselves.The police,judges and government are worthless.The cartel putos are cowards.They kill without because no one can retaliate.

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  5. Don;t forget to give these guys a medal of honor ,and back pay, I just love Mexico. WTF

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  6. The BB know-nothing US Right Winger crowd has once again chortled in with their usual show of know-nothing opinions about the judge and this case, though they seemingly remain utterly clueless about the context and the history of this prosecution. The arrests were made immediately before national and state of Michoacan elections, where Calderon and his PAN Party were falling rapidly in popularity as is still the case until this very day. In other words, the arrests had more to do with partisan politics than they did with any legal merits.

    The judge ultimately seems to have dismissed the charges because of that, or at least due to partisan manipulations behind the scenes... this being Mexico, though much the same occurs constantly inside the US as well on politicized issues. In either case, Calderon had no national consensus to go after the 12 mayors and others as he did. He really has no multi party support inside Mexico for much of what he is doing, his firm support coming mainly from outside the country with the US government pushing for their Made by the US 'drug war'.


    Below is reportage from May, 2009 when the arrests occurred...

    'Massive drug sweep in Michoacán strikes PRD hardest
    In an unprecedented operation, federal police and the Army arrested
    30 state and local officials in Michoacán for giving protection to the
    La Familia cartel. Those arrested included ten mayors (6 from the
    PRI, 2 PRD, and 2 PAN), a judge, and several police chiefs.

    The most prominent state official arrested was Citlalli Fernández, the
    former Secretary of Public Security of the state and close advisor to
    Governor Leonel Godoy. The arrests were a deep blow to the PRD,
    which views Michoacán as one of its key bastions.

    Godoy was not given any advance notice of the sweep; only the next day did Government Secretary Fernando Gómez Mont state clearly that neither Godoy nor his predecessor, Lazaro Cárdenas Batel, was a target.
    PRI and PRD leaders met urgently with Gómez Mont the next day.

    PRD party president Jesús Ortega said, “We made clear to the Sec-
    retary that the PRD will not allow an issue of such importance as
    public security ... to be used for electoral purposes.”

    This was the
    first time during the Calderón government that PRD leaders have
    visited the Ministry of Government offices. (Universal 5/27, Excelsior
    5/29)'

    from http://zemicommunications.com/articles/pdf/zemi-newsletter06-01-09.pdf

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  7. I just lost all hope with Mexico. The place is finished. Maybe if they had given their police force good incentive and to fight like good pay and generous bonuses and harsher methods (like shooting first rather than trying to arrest) then they would not have been as liable to turn corrupt then that way Mexico would have had a stronger more reliable force to fight the cartels without having to worry who might shoot you during a shootout: one of the cartel guys or the crooked cop behind you who's supposed to have your back.

    There is no law and there is not quality of life now out there, all that is evil seems to prevail while peaceful folk die just so some asshole drug baron can live a life of luxury.

    Satan has a strong hold on Mexico and there ain't nothing anyone can do about it and it slowly creeping into America.

    R.I.P. Mexico.
    Sa

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  8. @ARDENT
    Your a blowhard with sympathy for the dope dealers and corrupt judges and cops. Maybe you should go and work with them instead of just representing them.
    How do they pay you? In pesos or in favors?

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  9. DFL, you should be the one to speak about blowhards here on BB???___ lol. The facts seem to bother you when they get mentioned by others in reply to your own usual idiotic comments written in caps.

    ´DFL said...
    THAT JUDGE IS A TRAITOR AND SHOULD BE ARRESTED AT ONCE ALONG WITH EVERY ONE OF THOSE CARTEL MEMBERS THAT HE RELEASE...´

    Yes, it is you that is the total blowhard here, DFL. Cap away all you like though, Buddy. It still won't change the idiotic nature of your comments accusing others of being paid in pesos by the cartels.

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  10. I miss your point Ardent of how political it is. the article clearly states people from ALL parties were arrested in the raid. Now we know, NO ONE in politics is involved with Cartels, right? (think of the dude sneaking in so he could get sworn in so he could avoid prosecution), so the bottomline is that EVERYONE is involved. Watch the movie SHOOTER, when Wahlberg burns the tape recorder and the FBI agent tells him what are you doing, that`ll prove your innocent? His response: Nobody is innocent, this stuff like plutonium, it`ll get you killed. Kinda like being in Mexico, it`s like plutonium. question is, who gets killed first and by which party?

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