Parlor Spider...Step In, Little Fly

Insightful thoughts and/or rants from atop the soapbox from one who wishes to share the "right" opinion with everyone.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Maybe Willie Is Right...but Then...

Don't go to Chalco, Mexico, with bad things on your mind. Chalco, a small town near Mexico City will mess you up if you're not on the up and up. I know the State Department has recently issued travel warnings for US citizens bound for Mexico, but I'm not sure this is the kind of people we were being warned against.
OK, here's the story. If you know anything about crime in Mexico, you know that kidnapping is one of the most frequently-committed crimes: easy ransom money, and kids are the usual victims...but don't try it in Chalco.
It seems a group of three men were attempting to kidnap some school children, only to be outed by six women who began screaming, "Justice! Justice! They're kidnappers!" At this point, someone ran to the church and began ringing the bells in an attempt to alert the townspeople who, indeed, came running: 600 of them.
The crowd, brandishing clubs, bottles and assorted homemade weapons, seized the three, dragged them off to the town square and proceeded to douse them with petrol and light them afire! Holy 4th of July! By the time the police got there, only one was still alive, and he died a short time later. What a way to go!
I must to admit to being somewhat ambivalent about the whole affair as a right/wrong moral issue. In a country where lawlessness and political corruption seem to have become the new order, people need to be their own protection...but setting criminals on fire? Maybe it's quicker than making pinatas out of them, but still, it's hard to justify.
Twenty-three people have been detained. It will be interesting to see what happens next.
In the meantime, Toby Keith and Willie Nelson have a bit of musical advice:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drEGR-H92EU

1 Comments:

At 3:43 PM, Blogger UpsideDown Kate said...

It's sad, but a corrupt government leads to this kind of behavior.

 

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