When will we protect our Country??


(The Blaze/AP)– The entire police force in the major Gulf coast port city of Veracruz was dissolved on Wednesday, and Mexican officials sent the Navy in to patrol.

The Veracruz state government said the decision is part of an effort to root out police corruption and start from zero in the state’s largest city.

State spokeswoman Gina Dominguez said 800 police officers and 300 administrative employees were laid off. At a press conference, she said they can apply for jobs in a state police force, but must meet stricter standards for an agency with officers “who are better trained and more committed and who can deliver under our current security circumstances.”

Armed marines barricaded police headquarters Wednesday and Navy helicopters were flying above the city where 35 bodies were dumped in September. It was one of the worst gang attacks of Mexico’s drug war.

The change was agreed upon Monday by Veracruz Gov. Javier Duarte and federal Interior Secretary Alejandro Poire.

Mexico’s army has taken over police operations several times before, notably in the border city of Ciudad Juarez and the border state of Tamaulipas. But Veracruz becomes the first state to completely disband a large police department and use marines as law enforcers. There are about 2,400 marines in the state of Veracruz.

Dominguez said the Navy operations will last only until the state can train more of its own police. Duarte already had disbanded a police force in the state’s capital of Xalapa, but in that case state agents immediately replaced city police.

President Felipe Calderon has pushed an ambitious process for vetting all of Mexico’s 460,000 police officers. His administration allocated $331 million for 200 cities to train and re-equip municipal police forces.

Governors have complained they lack the resources to ensure their police forces are clean.

Veracruz is a common route for drugs and migrants coming from the south. It was first dominated by the Gulf Cartel, and then its former armed wing, the Zetas, took over after the two split. The state saw a rise in crime this spring after a government offensive in neighboring Tamaulipas scared drug criminals away to Veracruz.

But the dumping of the 35 bodies shocked Mexico as it turned the port into a battleground between the Zetas and a gang aligned with the Sinaloa Cartel, led by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

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6 Responses to When will we protect our Country??

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  3. Chucker says:

    Many of the Mex. Marines are former US Marines who have dual citizenship and can and have joined up. I know one and have totally reliable info of two others who have joined. Best I can tell is that they are true Protector Warriors who are there to directly combat Cartels with a vengance. They may be out to make their own sub state in Mexico, which, if true, would sour my shining view of them.

    BTW I must thank you all for allowing Nichole and I (Charles) to join you in shooting out in the desert today. We felt like we were part of your family and that, to me is what real Christianity is about. Thank you so much.

    • azgol says:

      You are a shining example of the patriotic people we need to all be like in this country. Good-hearted, kind, Christian disciples. God bless you and you are very welcome. We look forward to the next time we meet.

      • Charles Yuditsky says:

        Thank you. I lost the card you guys gave me, so I do not have your phone numbers. I would appreciate it if you guys could send a contact phone number to my email at cyuditsk@asu.edu I would like to know when you guys are shooting again.

      • azgol says:

        We will let you know in your email. If that works for you.

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