Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Barney Fife had more bullets than these guys

Mexican police in five border towns - Reynosa, Rio Bravo, Matamoros, Nuevo Laredo and Valle Hermoso - are patrolling the streets only with batons after being disarmed earlier in the week by the Army for suspected drug involvement. No word when they'll get their guns back - the weapons were confiscated to see if any had been used in cartel-related killings.

Regrettably, for all the hoopla, the occupation of municipal police stations appears to have netted few corrupt cops or cartel connections. Sounds like the bad guys were tipped off before it happened.

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