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Police are pretty much thugs here, there, and everywhere

prisonMexico’s and the USA’s prison system is run by thugs!
 
Capitalism has long created and enforced a thug-like prison system. I have recently been told the experience of someone in this system and which thousands of people do too. I am also reading The Trial by Franz Kafka and  I was reminded of this experience. As I listened to this person in tears both of relief because he got out, but also because of complete fear for what happened to those not as lucky as him, I felt sorry for him because even if he was not put back in jail, he won’t be able to become anything else because of capitalism’s structure. And so here is his story and I hope that this will not be the fate of him, and that someday Mexico’s thug-jails will be gone as will the criminality produced by poverty  in an alienating system like Capitalism.

“I was at a party and two friends went to a store and stole some alcohol. They went back to the party and continued listening to loud music. The police showed up and  I tried to run. I would have gotten away but my brother was in the house and I couldn’t  leave him.

The police caught us and lined us up against a wall where they began to hit us. They hit the girl with the butt of their gun on her head and she fainted. They hit us on the shoulders, the head and the face and they kicked us and stepped on us. My brother yells as they hit him and I scream at them to let him go but they continue punching us on the face and then they put us in the car. My brother is sixteen and so he gets lucky and is only kept over night. I, however, was there for three months.

My  friend was sent to Topo Chico where they tied  him up and hit him with wooden boards. They then soaked  him and connected  him to the light where he was electrocuted.

They are tied up for three months where they lie in their own filth and some are shot in front of all the other prisoners. My friend owes the Zetas 20,000 Pesos and the police will continue to hit him until he pays the Zetas.  

Sometimes when the police shoot someone that is tied up, they offer a prisoner to take the blame in return for 20 years in prison but without being tied up in their own filth and without the daily starvation and blows.

Most of them are innocent but they get us on the street and they torture us to get money from us; which isn’t much and sometimes their parents are forced to accept the cruelty of which is bestowed upon their kids. Sometimes it’s 4,000, sometimes it’s 30,000 but if you don’t give them money, they torture you.

They get us to confess by putting us on a board and then a towel on our face which will become drenched with water and we’ll feel as if we’re drowning. We begin to get sick from the filthy cells. I have sores all over my skin and I can’t stop itching, but I almost forget it because of how happy I am to get out.

I got lucky but I’m sorry for others that don’t because they can’t afford the quota. We are all poor and we don’t receive decent educations because even the public education is expensive and so we resort to petty crime and then get caught… Sometimes, even those with money get caught.”

Mexico has thug-like prisons that are run by cops that are no better than the organized crime. In fact, the Zetas, a major cartel group, came from the Mexican police force. And by having this alienating system and prisons, it creates a circle of even more crime.  Good luck to all of the youth trapped in this unjust system that is full of corruption and which many people cannot escape.

US military created today’s monster terrorist drug trafficking gang alliance

The Zetas, Mexico’s nastiest gang of drug traffickers noted for mutilating bodies and dumping body parts all over the place into cities and rural towns alike, and the Mara Salvatrucha, Central America’s most notorious gang are joining forces together. See Two of Latin America's deadliest gangs join forces and then let us examine some the history of how these two gangs now have ended up allied together, and who helped create them in the first place?

— In the case of the Mara Salvatrucha, it was the American war against the people of El Salvador, where our kindly, gentle US ex President ‘Ronnie’ Reagan, supplied the El Salvadoran military with US ‘advisors’ and billions upon billions of American tax payer dollars. This caused a wave of Salvadoran immigration into the US, with many of these young immigrants without papers joining Los Angeles gangs, out of which Mala Salvatrucha was formed. Who could have foreseen that good Ol’ Ronnie was producing such a future catastrophe for so many? Perhaps almost anybody with half a brain? However, America’s population seems to be rather short of brains…. and has been for quite some long time, too. Those Salvadoran gang members went back to El Salvador from California’s prisons, and Mara Salvatrucha grew and grew and grew.

The ZETAS of Mexico were formed by the US military at Fort Benning’s ‘School of the America’, known also as ‘School of the American military-trained Torturers’ to help the Mexican military out with its own counter insurgency operations. These people later were hired as a unit by the Gulf Cartel and later split off that group to then form their own drug trafficking gang called the ZETAs. Their American military training background was found to be of great use in being able to gang fight against other cartels for control over Gulf Coast drug trafficking routes arriving up from Colombia, whose military was also trained by the US military. And now the Zetas are in cahoots joined together with Mara Salvatrucha, with both operating in Guatemala which is yet another country whose military has been consistently trained by the US military, and a country that has slaughtered off hundreds of thousand of its own population as well, all as the US government pretended not to know about.

That was a lot of US military work to help create this new monster drug trafficking alliance, was it not? Our tax dollars hard at work! Get your taxes in quick, we only have a couple of days left…. Who knows what monsters we have yet to have our US military create? Some neo- Osama perhaps?

US drug war export to Mexico is tearing the country apart

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The US drug war is tearing Latin America apart and nowhere more so than in Mexico. The US government struts around the Americas ordering others to do their dirty work, fomenting civil strife and regional separation (Bolivia), and implementing coups without any regard to the disasters they make for others.

Here is the latest from the US militarization of Mexico… 24 bodies discovered in suspected gang execution And to think that not so very far back that a mayor of Mexico City actually had Rudy Giuliani in his town doing public relations for its crime prevention programs ?!?! See Giuliani’s Mexico City Game Bizarre but true!

Mexico needs to run as far as it can from this US Drug War, rather than get suckered in by US funding for its police and military units. That is a recipe for certain disaster, and that disaster is already well under way.

The latest Drug War news from the El Paso-Ciudad Juarez metro area

At last count, Ciudad Juarez has had 840 people murdered there this year, most of them Drug War victims. Severed head The entire US-Mexican Border area has been turned into a killing battlefield by the US campaign to militarize Latin America as well as our own country. Here is the Narco News report on the latest violence in the El Paso-Ciudad Juarez metro area Masked Gunmen Unleash AK-47s on Drug-Rehab Center; Mexican Soldiers Parked 50 Yards Away Do Nothing

For further recent US-Mexico Drug War news from a little further inside Mexico see Suspected drug hit men dump head in Mexican city