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12-29-10, 12:41 AM #1
Last Police Officer In Mexican Border Town Missing
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- The last remaining police officer in the Mexican border town of Guadalupe has disappeared, and prosecutors in northern Chihuahua state said Tuesday they have started a search for her.
Twenty-eight-year-old officer Ericka Gandara held out despite the desertions and resignations that left her as the only officer in the Juarez Valley town, which was served by eight police a year ago.
But Gandara hasn't been seen since Dec. 23. While some local media have reported Gandara was kidnapped, prosecutors' spokesman Arturo Sandoval said her relatives have not filed a kidnap complaint.
Sandoval said the search was started Monday as a missing-person case.
The same day she disappeared, assailants also set fire to the home of a Guadalupe town councilwoman.
The Sinaloa and Juarez drug cartels have been battling for control of the Juarez Valley, leading many residents to flee across the border to Texas or to other Mexican cities.
Most police officers, outgunned by the drug cartels, have resigned and officials say few people are willing to take their place.
The burden of law enforcement has increasingly fallen on a few women.
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Last Police Officer in Mexican Border Town MissingSI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
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12-29-10, 06:29 AM #2
That's too bad. Sounds like she is the only one with balls enough to try and stick around.'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly
promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
holds forth the proposition that it is entirely
possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'
“A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.” Sigmund Freud
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