Thursday, November 2, 2017

Tijuana: Snapshot of the killings

Tijuana: A Snapshot of the Killings

The killings in Tijuana have quietly and devastatingly passed 1400, with 181 in October.  I say quiet, because this is nearing Juarez levels of violence, and yet it remains mostly out of the public eye.  In the colonias, the sprawling concentrated pockets of urban poverty, and relentless violence, they are anything but "quiet".  

The blue and red lights of various authorities assigned to "clean up" after the killings pierce many windows, and reflect off graffiti smeared walls,  sidewalks, small businesses, taquerias, mariscos stands, teinditas.  The image is a surrealist nightmare, a never ending fever dream of killing. 


This is an incomplete and partial collection of the latest killings, throughout Tijuana, and including one in Ensenada:

11/1: A man and a woman found dead in a river canal, with gunshot wounds, along Avenue Campos del Parejes del Valle

11/1: A man behind the wheel of a free taxi, found executed, in Camino Verde, Sanchez Tadoaba. 


10/31: A woman's body found in a suitcase, in colonia La Mesa

Scene of murder of free taxi driver
10/30: A man's body found in plastic bags and blankets, in the downtown area, 5 others were found murdered across the city,  the same day. 

10/28: A woman's body is found in a trash container outside the "BLVD" bar on Costero Street, Ensenada.

10/23: Two found "encobijado", one on Blvd 2000, wrapped in a mattress, stabbed to death, another in El Florido, wrapped in a blanket, that had been strangled to death. 

BLVD, a woman's body found in container oustide
10/21: Three killed in a gunfight in Los Mariscos Paisa in Camino Verde, one included a retired US citizen, who lived in Puerto Vallerta, and was planning to visit San Diego, (as reported by the San Diego Union Tribune)

10/21: The body of two women were found encobijado, one in colonia Ciudad Jardin, one in Villas del Campo.

Mornings begin daily with the announcement of multiple bodies found across the city, in the first few hours of daylight, exposing the dead.  The shot, the executed, the strangled, the stabbed, the beaten, bruised and bloody, broken bodies, and ejected shells litter the streets, bodies that cannot speak for themselves.  Nevertheless, the bodies send a message of despair, greed, and the banality of killing under the sun in another day in Tijuana.  

Sources: AFN Tijuana














48 comments:

  1. I grew up in Tijuana and it is a hell hole today. Two weeks ago I drop off my wife at the store in colonia libertad while waiting for her I saw at least three drug deals. What it is worst the police where half a block away. That means they are dirty. How do you clean house if the police only sit on their ass while looking the other way.

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    1. I was in Durango yesterday. I was talking to a family and there three children. They said their 16 year old daughter had just married another 16 year old. She was smiling as they spoke and were very proud of the fact. They said she was upset because two days after they were married the police arrested the boy and his boss. The boy only had been working for him for 2 days. The job was stealing government fuel. I am guessing from pipes. They said the police wanted 200,000 pesos to release the boss. He apparently laughed and said he would just have his wife buy another pipo truck with that money and keep the business going. He said he did not mind sitting in jail. So the guy is stealing government gas and if he pays the police the extortion money he will leave his cell and do not time on prison. Apparently they put the boys age at 18 even though he is younger. They were angry with the police that they were even arrested. They said they have lines of trucks waiting to buy the stolen gas all the time. I guess they feel it is the government against the people and visa-verse. It just never ends. crime and corruption create this never ending cycle. After talking with them just 20 minutes and not really knowing them they asked if we could lone them 10,000 pesos or about 470 dollars. That did not happen. The government needs to get the massive corruption out if things are going to change. So the police are paid off in advance as you say or they extort the people that do not pay.

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    2. 7:50 the police extort the ones that pay a d the ones that don't, but all the money goes upstairs.
      The interesting thing is that PEMEX UNION BOSS SPONSORED by the mexican narco-government the US loves and supports so much, Carlos Romero Deschamps does not have to tap the pipelines at all, he has PEMEX TAP RIGHT AT THE BANKS, ro"ing fuel, money, pension funds, and he does not give a fack what anybody says, his daughter roams russia, his son roams Monaco burning masserattis and lamborghinis tires all over the place,
      Let's forgive the lowly huachicoleros and their stolen fuel pipe trokes, and their 16 year old masters of corruption junior mobster helpers, and aim higher at the priistas in charge of breaking the legs of the mexican government and the State Owned Corporations to enrich themselves with the mordidas from foreigners aiming to privatizing by robbing it all.

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  2. Thanks, J
    I am glad someone is noticing and spreading the word.
    This is ridiculous, unacceptable, heinous and hearbteaking.

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    1. I agree it is like south Houston, south Chicago or in Miami my bartender tells me no go Opa Locka, Overtown, liberty city, around 79th street west of Biscayne,, Carol City area.
      The problem now on Mexico is now the poor people possess los armas and 10-15 years ago they were uncommon. We Mexicans who have money fire kilos of munición for fun, but the poor use munición to make money. I believe the gun store people are happy all way to bank in Tejas y Arizona.

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    2. What’s transpiring in Chicago is the lax of gun control laws and requirements. Indiana is where a good portion of guns are being purchased or stolen. Unfortunately, Chicago has been facing a gang war at an alarming rate. A Very small percentage of shootings or killings are due to drug turfs.
      Apparently, gang life is the norm for these youths and older individuals who never pushed themselves for greatness.
      Truth is; New York had more violent crimes and murders in 1978-1979 than any city on record.
      Far more than the criticism Chicago has received.
      The way I see it; political agendas for election purposes. Preaching an agenda that appeals to those masses. Nothing but political rhetoric in the end. Nothing gets solved!


      Chicago.

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    3. 6:15 on the US the criminals work for the banksters and corporations, even young gangbangers, but in mexico the worst criminals are the police and military working for the government, subsidized by the US government behind the backs of the american people...

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    4. 12:59 preaching their agenda, with help of millions of dollars for the legislators, sure gets things done, fixed, settled, and mouths get bought and paid for too, while NRA enjoys their ill gotten richess.

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  3. Wow. And this is nothing new or unusual.

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  4. Anyone going to Monterrey from Texas beware in Reynosa by the Pemex Facility in the outskirts (reynosa Monterrey hwy), armed men are taking vehicles from civilians. My mom and dad lost theirs to them yesterday around 3pm. Thank God they are safe but I'm just alerting anyone going for the dia de los finados weekend.

    956

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    1. How sad!
      A Vehicle is replaceable,not family!
      You would think respect to all citizens is priority. Apparently all these individuals have no self respect. Nor have any intentions of gaining such anytime soon!


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    2. You are not the first one to report this, ive heard it from multiple sources that CdG not sure what faction has that highway on lock. Specially that Pemex facility area or where the old checkpoint was at (the road close to it heading northwest leads to diaz Ordaz, and several brechas to Comalez) is more likely they hunt their victims. Cabeza de Nalga doesn't care, it shows how corrupt is Tamaulipas no matter what party wins it.
      Since Mexico is about to go on elections these upcoming months will go wild; while the current governments priorties is not the narco gangs, its making PRI win again.
      Very happy your family is safe, we have vacations for thanksgiving and will be going to Monterrey to see family.

      (¬¬)

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  5. si les contara aqui me amaneciera,solo les dire que es un cochinero todo lo que esta pasando aqui por tijuas,la sanchez taboada y la zona norte,aguas!no vengan a tj por tacos por lo pronto,mejor vayanse al taco bell or del taco asta nuevo aviso...

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  6. Is not that bad i live in border of los pinos n presa the top 2 worst colonies here but i guess it doesnt seem like that when i come from juarez n got to see the worst sad but true as long as inoccent people dont get hurth were good love this city hope it gets better

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  7. Maybe with all these Mexican immigrants that are being sent back some change will come. Alot of these immigrants have lived in the United States of America a long time and might stand up perhaps start a movement across Mexico a movement for change I know Mexico has been trying to start this movement an maybe with a little push from returning immigrants that will happen.

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    1. That's a good point 8:22!These folks got used to a certain way of life and may not put up with all that low life crap.After all when Sicilly got bad in the 90's when the Mafia was killing priests,the people rose up to the violence and even the corrupt authorities had to act.

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    2. Mexican government, polesias, and their puppet narcos will never allow any returned foreigners tell them what's up, and I doubt they wanna push their luck.
      So much murdering, so systematic, can be a kind of ethnic cleansing, the kind El Loco Duterte has been practicing on the Philipines, some demand that kind of "action" before delivering on investing promises, a d the local governments trip over each other to deliver.
      I hope somebody publicizes this crap on the California side, and totally boycott tourism to the mexican side for the safety of the tourists and ban mexicans from the US, only way to put the mexican dignitaries on notice that their crap won't fly anymore.
      By the way, any rich people getting killed other than one gringo expatriate?

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    3. I don’t know if you noticed but the majority of cartel bosses once lived in USA.

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    4. That's what the leader of the autodefenzas from guerrero did, she had dual citizenship. Dr. Mireles aldo lived 8n California for a while but they are no match for multi million dollar cartels and government who protect them. Real sp!T

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    5. I was talking to my parents about this a year ago and I told them its going get a hell of alot worse,most of the people the US is sending back are criminals and what do criminals know how to do? Criminal activitys so expect mexico to get worser by the year I predicted this a year ago and its looking like I am right

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    6. 8:22 dude if Im not mistaken there are MANY examples of the other way around. Ever hear of MS13? Origin: US. The gangbangers from Logan Heights back in the day brought violence in TJ and MX to a new level. El Barbie is of US origin!
      Just sayin.

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    7. Every society in the world has a criminal underclass.
      Mexico creates its own thugs, and so does the U.S.
      The United States has reached a new level of violence: terrorist attacks and lunatics engaging in mass killings.
      So far, Mexico's violence has not branched out in that direction. Mexico's violence has a purpose. Drug gangsters want to kill rivals, snitches, cops and soldiers who get in their way.
      Regular violent crime is also a problem, but it's dwarfed but the drug-fueled variety.

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    8. Mexico is another world for someone that hasnt been there in the last 5 yrs. Have you seen el infierno thats what is awaiting them over there

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    9. 8:22. Chicago had 600 murdered and 3,200 people shot since Jan 1. That’s 84 people shot every week in Chicago!
      And Wikipidia shows as of two day ago that St Luis has more homicides per capita than TJ! Source:https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cities_by_murder_rate
      I don’t know why erry1 wanna throw stones at Mexico cuz USA murder is happening erry day in erry city and MOST MEXICAN CITIES are safer than comparable size USA cities. The article sourced below says 2017 is on track to be most the murderous year EVER for St Luis, Baltimore and Detroit (Probably no coincidence H sells big in these cities): https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thetrace.org/2017/07/gun-homicide-rates-baltimore-st-lous-detroit/amp/

      Why people wanna pretend it all perfect and rosy here when it ain’t!!. Mexico as a whole don’t look NOTHIN like TG; but we got several cities here that do..for real!

      Let’s Keep It Real
      Dwight

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    10. Mexico has a lot to gain from good citizens being deportated. Job skills!
      Most have achieved knowledge of certain skills and business practices to help build Mexico progress.
      Skills that do not rely on foreign companies.
      Unfortunately, bad apples will also be in the process of deportation. But if the necessary measures are implemented. Housing such individuals in penal systems will not be a deterrent for progress.

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    11. American citizen and one of tejas favorite sons did not need deportation, francisco javier garcia cabza de cagada de vacas the new tamaulipas narco-governor even got his delinquent record on the US made a secret of state by tejas government, and new hidalgo county sheriff os his buddy, former shariff Lupe Treviño WAS his friend and his buddy all the time, for sure, that how you become a millionaire before you even start your political career loaded with impunity financed by osiel cardenas guillen.

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    12. I’ve had two Mexican boyfriends since living here in México, Both had been deported from the US. Both were working their opportunities outside of US laws while there, one for 6 years, one for 10. All they took away was a good command of the English language, and a hatred of the USA for deporting them.

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    13. Another day in the U.S. At least 27 people were shot dead in a church near San Antonio this morning.
      Yes, let's report and acknowledge that Mexico is beset by violence.
      But it's important that we place it in context.
      It's almost entirely fueled by drug fiends in the U.S. who create the insatiable demand.
      Also, Mexico's violence is not massively random as is increasingly the case in the U.S.
      Schools, concerts and, once again, churches are the scenes of senseless slaughter of innocents.
      If the U.S. would get serious about demand reduction, then we would see Mexico's violence fall greatly. No sign that will happen, sadly.

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    14. lucky ms13, these days most of them are american citizens, their parents earned their visas a long time ago runing away from Battallion Atlacatl, the Butchers of Morazan commanded by captain domingo monterrosa and from Arena commanded by butcher roberto D'Aubuisson, for the extreme right junta overseers of the republica bananeras producers of butchers and bananas...

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  8. I guess I won't be trudging to the Hong Kong Bar anytime soon. TJ looks dangerous these days.

    Sad.

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    1. You'll see the wachos posted outside of Hong Kong now, it's now joke. People still get killed tho

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    2. 1:53 beware, if the guachos posted there like your ass, then you are "it", good luck, pray they be gentle.

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  9. I want to say that this posts, and any of mine are not about making anywhere look "bad" or "unsafe", these are relative terms. The stories and numbers describe a reality, which is an objective term, not subjective. It's perfectly safe, by the odds, to go into Tijuana, and live there, even traveling to areas like Zona Norte, and La Sanchez. That doesn't mean the violence isn't what it has been described as, a relentless amount of killing.

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    1. 12:03 If 1400 murders are not relentless murdering, then we may need another 10 000, maybe if more federal polesias and soldiers get sent they could accomplish better murdering records.
      This is only tijuana, what about other cities and the whole state?

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    2. Chicago's murder rate was a 1/3 of that in 2016 and the right wingers went bonkers over it. Just imagine how crazy the right would get if there was 1400 people murdered in one US city.

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    3. 3:20 chicago's chief of police got fired for being too much of a hard ass, and for being from transylvania, like white apache sheriff arpaio, but he was a Democrat mayor appointee and was doing a much better job, he had police officers targeting gangbangers and their weapons, the NRA took care of business, also assured impunity for gun dealers, nobody can sue them for their illegal weapons sales.
      It is not a Cheekagah problem, it is a national disgrace, blame the NRA and their bought and paid for "lawmakers" and news anchorman like "what, did I fart?" face Fucker Carlson of renowned Fawx News...

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  10. If there is a corpes with a narco manta that a cjng and ctng, if theres no manta the cds is done that way.

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  11. Tijuana is the Wild West, anything goes, ok call it the Wild South. 1400 homicides
    I predict will reach 1700. Who wants to make a bet.

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    1. 7:39 with disappearances, carne asadas, pozole, menudo and other cookouts, the number may be double.

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  12. I agree with J November. An American is relatively safe in TJ if he goes to the well-known tourist spots. Of course, there is always that chance of getting robbed, just like in any American city.

    This reminds me of a time back in the 50s and 60s when it was said that no one was safe in Washington, D.C. after sunset. My boss, Sheriff Ben Clark of Riverside, California was about to leave for a meeting of a law enforcement commission to which he had been appointed by the president. When I warned him about going out after sunset, he shot back at me: "If it's unsafe to walk the streets of our nation's capital, then it's unsafe to walk the streets in any city."

    He was right! When I was in Washington for a couple of narcotics officers meetings, I went out by myself and felt perfectly safe on the well-lighted streets.

    From what I've read, it looks as though Juarez is a more dangerous place than TJ.

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  13. wow I live in vancitybc
    must be crazy.killings
    be hard to break this kind of thinking due to over population.job output not there
    will breed crime n death
    too much.i read border for info..wow

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  14. Los ranas ya nomas andan de pokiteros y peleándose entre ellos mismos x aver lien vende una grapa.

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  15. Slaves 4 a pittance. - Sol Prendido

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    1. Hey chole nice to see, I am interested in how your political, social, positions have changed in all the years you have been posting and if you have learned something here. Please answer me.

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    2. @8:47 I honestly don’t feel drugs should ever be legalized. The political arena is something I don’t get into 2 often. Why put your trust in a man made system. I heard someone here once talk about how Mexico is going through a spiritual war. And I couldn’t have agreed more with that comment. But we all tend 2 see things differently 4 our own reasons. Wars will continue worldwide regardless of what people are abusing. - Sol Prendido

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  16. Hey, Didn't EPN change the way homicides are counted? Resulting in lower counts for awhile. So are these counts with the new or the old count system? (maybe under the old count system, much higher number?) Also, those going home via ICE are just as scared to get into problems with the gentes malo as those who never went north.

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    1. former Sonora governor has been granted an amparo, he will not go to prison, guillermo padres got epn on his side.

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