Juárez families, neighborhood scarred by 2010 massacre
Parents of the victims and Villa de Salvárcar’s neighbors have said that the massacre was a mistake. They said that there were no members from the AA gang at the party, but that there were players from the CBTIS 128 "Jaguares" Football Juvenile AA League. Five of them survived and two died, according to news archives.
"They were good teenagers. They were students and they liked sports," said Rosario Montalvo, a neighbor who said she knew most of the people at the party.
The massacre left 15 dead, including two children and three adults who were not part of the party.
Reforma reports that there have been 72 homicides in the state of Mexico in the first 24 days of 2013… Here is a summary from Animal Politico. Estado de Mexico is the home state of President Pena Nieto–he was governor there before winning the presidency. In Juarez yesterday, two men were executed in a street shooting but the paper reports the sicarios were arrested later. It was also reported that one of the guns used in the attack had belonged to a municipal policeman killed in October 2011.
My home town of Las Cruces makes the big time as our county sheriff hires Steven Seagal…. funny that none of our local coverage mentioned that Seagal made a rather bad name for himself killing animals (puppies and fighting roosters) and harassing Mexican Americans or other people who might have looked “illegal” while working for Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Maricopa County Arizona… Considering the fact that the majority of residents in Don~a Ana county are Mexican-American, I am quite surprised that our sheriff’s department would sign up Mr. Seagal. Actually, I’m disgusted…
(yes, the roosters were probably illegal…but the puppy? I guess he comes from the: “kill ’em all let God sort ’em out” school of law enforcement…note that a military TANK was used to raid this home in Maricopa county.)
It promises to get interesting in Las Cruces and environs… People will probably stage crimes in hopes of getting on Deputy-sensei Steven’s reality show… molly