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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Failure to Act and Protect in Creel

They did not act against the sicarios in Creel because there were only seven officers said Saul Hernandez, director of CIPOL.

Saul Hernandez, director of the Police Intelligence Centre (UNCLE), acknowledged that the day the sicarios took the town of Creel hostage and terrorized the residents while going on a killing spree were being monitored through video by authorities but the police did not intervene because it was only seven of them and the closest military installation was in Cuauhtémoc.

"We did react but the problem is ... there were only 7 officers who immediately contacted the Mexican military but the truth is they can't get from one point to another just like that, I mean they have to get their equipment, they must get organized and they have to leave from where they are, from Cuauhtemoc which is a good few kilometers way" said Saul Hernandez.

He added that in this situation they (military) could not get to the town in three minutes and he highlighted that he wish they could do it in three minutes but logistically they can't.

At the same time he rejected any responsible to the monitors of the video for failure to take any action against the sicarios because they immediately alerted the state police but that logistics problem already mentioned prevented them from intervening.

The wide range of the broadcast of the video of Creel taken hostage by sicarios was cause of worldwide attention.

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  1. I have been living seasonally for more than 32 years in the Sierra Tarahumara of the Copper Canyon for up to 6 months each year. I have witnessed many changes, much sadness and infinite beauty with some of the finest of humanity that I have ever known. I have been shot at 8 times at close range and robbed while bass fishing the Rio Fuerte, witnessed a murder in the plaza of Batopilas at the New Years dance and so much more. I was in Creel during this crazy shooting of March 15 from 6 to 7 am. If the Cipol were to try an intervene it would have been a sure death sentence for them and then what of their families? I cannot and will not comment further, but I understand their fear. For my part I will return next Fall to continue my crazy, beautiful and dangerous life with a cast of characters who I am proud to call mis amigos. I remember that wonderful song phrase from Waylon Jennings..."I'm crazy, but it keeps me from going insane".

  2. so whats the point of surveilling this place, if you can't protect it?

  3. To keep gringuitos entertained. Chihuahua is Disneyland and we're in the portion called Sicarioland! I prefer tesguinadaland with my Tarahumara friends, but we don't always get what we want. The Rolling Stones? Que le vaya muy bien.


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