Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Why The Heck Didn't More Americans Demonstrate Against Bolsonaro's Visit ? Over One Hundred Executed In TIJ This Month - Attacks on Policia Double - Santiago Roel Has the Last Word On The Violence In Mexico


Was anyone out there surprised as I was that not more Americans protested the Bolsanaro visit with the crazy man ?  Could it be because the U.S. consensus of right wing radicalism is on the rise ? I think about that a lot, especially when we want to leave here due to the violence and the pollution, particularly the ocean contamination - we cannot even take a dip out in front of us and the past two early mornings the stench is horrible - more raw sewage coming down the baranca.  BTW, I found a house out in Warner's but I have to win the lottery because we'll never be able to sell this place, and it looks like it needs quite a bit of work, everything including a pool.

Meanwhile there has been some coverage of the protest which did happen:

  ~ From Telesur - 03/18/19 :

"Bolsonaro is a Murderer' Signs Greet Brazilian President in US

 ~ From Radio Mayabeque 

Protests Against Bolsonaro's Visit to the United States
by, Jose Daniel - 03/18/19 


Did you think I was kidding when I said the consensus in the United States towards right wing extremism is on the rise ?

 ~ From CBS:

Concern Grows Over Fed's Sluggish Response To Rise of Right-Wing Extremism
By, Jeff Pegues - 03/19/19 


Probably the most current and actually the best in depth coverage of Bolsonaro & Brazil are coming from The Intercept & Democracy Now !  Needless to say, we are worried about Glenn Greenwald and his family who actually live there:

~ From The Intercept - and do not miss the Related Reports regarding Bolsanaro under the articles:

 Video:As Brazils' Jair Bolsonaro Prepares to Meet Donald Trump His Family's Close Ties To Notorious Paramilitary Gangs Draw Scrutiny and Outrage
By, Glenn Greenwald & Victor Pougy - 03/18/19

 Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro Meets With Donald Trump To Consolidate Their Far-Right Alliance 
By, Andrew Fishman & Rafael Moro Martins - 03/18/19

~ From Democracy Now ! - 03/20/19

Trump & Bolsonaro Join Forces to Back Regime change in Venezuela & To Attack Media as "Fake News"

I might add that there are a lot of people in Mexico who actually LIKE Bolsonaro.


Locally, we are at over 100 executed this month in Tijuana, I'll be back later tonight with those reports.  Daca Bob was in another cat fight and hurt his leg again.  Paris wants to move to Warner's and says woof.


The Violence Continues.....A Sampling of Reports while I was recovering....

According to the authorities, there has been a 34% reduction in violent crime in Tijuana:

 ~ From Zeta:

Queremos bajar un poco mas los homicidios - Sanchez Gonzales
Por, Julieta Aragon


"In the last three months and after the arrival in Baja California of elements of the Federal Police, as well as the Secretariats of National Defense and the Navy, homicides in Tijuana have dropped 34 percent, said José Fernando Sánchez González, manager of the Ministry of Public Security of the State.
However, "we want to lower them a little more," said the official who replaced Gerardo Sosa Olachea since March 15. So, the encomienda conferred by Governor Francisco Vega de Lamadrid, is to continue working in a coordinated manner with the three levels of government.
For which, he said, we already established contact with the Secretaries of Public Security of the five municipalities and the states of Baja California Sur and Sonora.
Although he did not specify the strategy to be followed in the fight against crime, Sánchez González mentioned that they will continue to work in coordination with the other levels of government and in actions to prevent the consumption of alcohol, drugs and violence.
Regarding the increase in attacks that the police have suffered, he commented that these are a response from organized crime to the "frontal fight" that is taking place.

He added that they are working on the operational deployment and training of the uniformed to take care of them too, because they go out to the streets to protect the security of the population every day.
On the other hand, considered as "fortuitous" the case of a subject who killed a man in the Arcángeles Hospital, in Mesa de Otay last Sunday.
In his opinion although this time the protocol was not complied with because before the authority to obtain the information of the man who had been shot, due to the fact that the operation of the dependencies was exceeded, the protocol works in other cases, therefore, it is not proposed to revise it, nor to reinforce security in hospitals that treat injured by firearms.
In the event "Sum of Efforts for Prevention", the general directors of the CECyTE BC, José Luis Kato, and the Cachanillas campus, Ramón Reynoso Cervantes, asked for security to be reinforced, through the installation of a police station and constant patrolling in the vicinity of the place, since students have been victims of assaults, which are becoming more frequent.
"It's a difficult point. The day we had the assault of the 5 youths opposite to the primary school set fire to a vehicle with one person inside. Last Sunday, on the side of the ramp, a person appeared in a tambo, "said Reynoso Cervantes.
This Tuesday, March 19, the young people went out to pick up weeds in a street next to the upper secondary school in order to contribute to the fact that there are no hiding places that can make them more easily prey to insecurity. (With information from Eduardo Andrade)"

More than ever, it has been the Policia who have been the targets:

~ From Zeta:

Policias de Tijuana Sufren el Doble de Ataques Armados
Por, Ines Garcia Ramos  - 03/11/19

" More and more municipal police are attacked in Tijuana. It is not a matter of direct aggressions, but of criminals who, in order not to be detained, respond with bullets or bladed weapons. In 27 months, 95 attacks have been recorded in which ten agents have lost their lives in compliance with their duty, in addition to 33 injured. The SSPM attributes the increase to the greater presence of arms in the city and impunity.

The holes of the bullets are counted throughout the house. In windows, doors, a microwave oven, a plaid blanket hung as a curtain and in the kitchen sink. On the floor there are blood stains, pieces of glass and wood between water and a little mud.

It is the scene of an armed confrontation that left one policeman without life, another with a shot in the neck and one more wounded. The exchange of bullets ended when the man who confronted the municipal agents committed suicide.

It happened at dawn on March 5 and is the most recent of 22 attacks against elements of the Municipal Police of Tijuana that have been registered since January 1, 2019.
Under this number, every third day, a municipal police officer is attacked with bullets or with a knife, an increasing number according to information from the Municipal Public Security Secretariat (SSPM).

In 2017 there were twenty events of this type. By 2018, the figure had risen to 45 and in five days of March in 2019, the number had already exceeded the 2017 statistics and represented half of all the attacks counted in the previous year.

Since December 1, 2016, the date on which the current municipal administration began, 95 attacks on police officers have been registered, in which ten agents have died and 33 have been injured.
As a result of these attacks, the Municipal Police has arrested 101 of those responsible -in some events more than one person participated-, has left 22 injured and 22 more attackers died during the clashes.

On this rising trend, Marco Antonio Sotomayor Amezcua, Municipal Public Security Secretary, explains: "We have a complex situation in the city with the presence of criminal groups, with people who are armed with weapons that come from the United States, that we do not have a control on our border, but also, for more than two years the Law has been friendly with these criminals and allows them to be on the streets. "

The municipal official continues: "What is the option of the Tijuana Police? The only option we have is to face them and that is what has been happening. It is not an option to turn to another side and let them walk in the street with a weapon with impunity so that they deprive innocent citizens of their lives, rob them or kidnap them ".

In an interview with ZETA , one day before the attack on March 5, the head of the SSPM detailed the daily risks that a municipal policeman faces, "at all times, he is subject to a surprise attack because it is everywhere. Unlike the state authorities, the Army, the Federal Police that go in a group of two or three units, the Army, the Federal Police, the Municipal Police, is always the first response. "

According to the police report of the events recorded at dawn on March 5, the confrontation resulted from an attempt at routine review. Shortly after 2:00 am, policemen on board a patrol observed a man walking on Perla Street in Colonia El Rubí, who upon seeing the police unit, ran away.
He entered a house with blue fence and the number 20 written with white paint.

According to the report of the officers, from the door of the domicile, the man shot them twice and then entered. It was about Jasar Antonio Martínez Álvarez, 34 years old.
The police requested support through their radios and decided to enter the home. At that time, according to the officers' account, the man was no longer in the yard, but inside the house, located less than three meters from the fence. From there he continued to fire them with a 40-gauge Glock pistol.

That is how he wounded officer Enrique Gerardo Ramos Talledos, operative supervisor of San Antonio de los Buenos, a district to which the colony where the confrontation belongs belongs to.
Ramos Talledos, 30 years old, was transferred to the hospital by his own colleagues, but lost his life minutes after entering the hospital.

He was not the only policeman who was shot in the confrontation. Also agent Cristian Orobio García was shot in the face, so until the close of this edition, his health was reported as serious.
The third injured, but of lesser severity, was Adrián Santaella Guevara, who suffered cuts in the abdomen due to a glass that broke with the shots on the site.

Although other units of the Municipal Police and the Mexican Army responded to the report of support, by the time the reinforcements arrived, the agents had already been injured.
According to Mario Martinez, director of the corporation, a couple of police arrived at the site to try to talk to the person in charge and so he turned himself in, but he did not allow them to approach because he was still shooting.

The official added that after a lapse of ten minutes in which no shots were heard, the officers entered the house and found lifeless Jasar Antonio in the bedroom located on the second floor.
The pistol was inches from his hand and there was a bullet wound in his temple, in apparent suicide.

On the afternoon of January 3, 2009, Jasar Antonio Martínez Álvarez was arrested along with Gilberto Zapién Hernández and José Arce Villa by elements of the State Preventive Police (PEP) in the Lomas del Hipódromo subdivision, one of the most luxurious residential areas in Tijuana. 

The three were carrying a kidnapped man and were identified by the authorities as hit men by the then leader of the Arellano Félix Cartel (CAF), Fernando Sánchez Arellano "El Ingeniero".
They were traveling in a 2007 White Trail Blazer truck that ended up completely destroyed after it crashed into several vehicles waiting at a traffic light and a tree during a chase that the PEP initiated due to the report of a man kidnapped in the same colony.

The victim, Raymundo Álvarez, stated that the armed men forced him into the truck. He admitted to the trafficking of people and having left the ranks of the CAF to work with Teodoro García Simental "El Teo", rival of "El Ingeniero" and then leader of the Sinaloa Cartel in Tijuana.

At 23, Jasar was the youngest of the detainees. Along with his accomplices, he was accused of kidnapping, organized crime and carrying weapons exclusive to the Army, as they were found two AK-47 rifles, a .380 long caliber weapon, eleven chargers, 495 useful cartridges, bulletproof vests and hoods.

After remaining nine years in prison, he was released in 2018. Although the police have no reports that he has committed a crime since leaving prison, he has criminal records prior to his arrest in 2009 for the crimes of robbery with violence and robbery. vehicle.

For the Secretary of Public Safety, Jasar Antonio was a "delinquent accustomed to face authority," but he had an advantage due to a greater field of vision, which is why on March 5 he was able to wound two elements of the corporation. before taking his life.

Although, Sotomayor Amezcua argued that the suicide of the man who confronted the police with bullets is what they could appreciate when they found the body, the Attorney General's Office of the State (PGJE) confirmed that this line of investigation is being followed.
"The first impression it gives us refers to this (suicide), but I can not guarantee it, until we collect the evidence," said Jorge Álvarez, deputy attorney general in Tijuana.
"The investigating policeman saw a body that apparently has a bullet impact on the side of the head and a gun, at first intuition there is an issue that may be suicide, but we have to carry out the investigations first, confirm the identity of the person, the ballistics tests and process the scene, "he added.

For his part, Juan Antonio Martínez, father of Jasar Antonio, expressed hours after the events to the media that his son was inside the house when the police forcefully entered the building.
The man admitted that Jasar was armed at the time and started firing at the officers, who had been released from prison in 2018 and for days before the attack drank alcohol in the wake of a problem with his partner.

The father of the assailant reported that he was in the place when the confrontation began, but that police took him by force to get him out of the house and they did not allow him to try to dialogue with his son so that "he would not do more harm, so that he would surrender "
Despite not having been inside the building when Jasar lost his life, the man ruled out that it was suicide.

In this regard, the head of the SSPM said: "It would not make any sense to deny that we had deprived us of life, when there was self-defense because since they arrive, the offender starts shooting them. That already gives the legal option to the police to enter.

"The Municipal Police has to work according to law, we understand that it can be a disadvantage because criminals do not work according to law. At the slightest suspicion, reasonable doubt, that his life is at risk, the policeman is authorized to use force. If the offender has a handgun, the police will not wait to give verbal instructions to release it. The police are authorized by the Constitution and the Penal Code to make legitimate use of force, "the official added.

Sotomayor Amezcua reiterated that, due to the characteristics of the most recent events, the aggressions to its elements are not part of a hunt.

In less than a week, a supervisor was shot and wounded when an armed man was involved, a deputy chief was also injured by a bullet when he responded to a robbery report, and an armed attack was recorded -without any injuries- to the Strategic Operations Group (GOE) and the Army, when they persecuted those responsible for a homicide.

"In these events there have been coincidences, there has been an event where the police go, see an armed criminal and there is this exchange of shots, but not where they have followed the police or there was an armed command. What it is that we are going to take measures so that this does not happen again, to reform the strategy of grouping of units, to look for that the policemen are safe to be able to give security to Tijuana ", commented.

These attacks are "a clear sign of what the police are doing, situations that are happening and we see that it is not an armed commando, it is a person with a criminal trajectory that at that time determined that it was more important that he not be arrested. his life, but it is not a direct attack to the Police, but it has to do with the preventive work of police routes ".

On the characteristics that expose municipal agents more to this type of attacks, the secretary said: "We do everything possible because the units are distributed equally, according to the criminal incidence, to emergency calls to have patrols in different areas of the city, that people see presence and inhibit the commission of crimes, but also to respond quickly to emergencies. This is also a vulnerability because these elements are alone, perhaps in a colony with a high incidence of crime, because here, unlike what happens in many parts of the country, wherever the police go. "
Regarding the violence with which the criminals respond when arrested, "to the extent that they have been detained two or three times, they know that they can be kept in preventive detention. This implies that they are seeking not to be stopped, in some cases, and in others, they are people under the influence of a drug. "

Indeed, on February 2, an agent of the Municipal Police was shot and wounded when he tried to check a man who was at a drug store in the Sonora neighborhood.
His attacker, arrested in flagrante delicto, was a former gang member from San Diego who was drugged.

"We, as Tijuanenses, feel proud of the bravery of the police officers who are facing the criminals at the cost of their own lives," concluded the head of the SSPM."

Since that report, another Ministerial Police Officer wounded:

 ~ From Zeta - 03/16/19

Policia Ministerial Resulta Herida en Ataque Armado  


" An agent of the Ministerial Police attached to the Deputy Attorney's Office for Special Investigations   (SIE) was injured after an armed attack in the vicinity of the neighborhood Lomas Conjunto Residencial, in the La Mesa Delegation, in Tijuana.

The first data refer that around   At 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, it was reported that between the streets of Paseo de las Lomas and Monte Everest detonations were heard by a firearm where apparently there were wounded police officers.

 To the place arrived municipal, state and ministerial agents, who when seeing a wounded comrade with reason of bullet in the head, they transferred it to the facilities of the Red Cross, enclosure that remains under police guard.

In the surroundings of the Lomas Conjunto neighborhood, an operation is carried out to find him or the alleged perpetrators. So far no detainees are registered."


Ghosts From the Past (2018): 

And I might add, a difficult and delicate time for this report to be published, however true that it is. The push is for spring breakers and the return of the gringo touristas. Nothing changes, same tactics. Surely the real estate or tourism industries would have preferred to forget about the past ( a little less than 3 months ago) and sweep this report  which created a firestorm in Tijuana under the bed. Lucky for them, I saw no posting of this report on the USMSM:

 ~ From Zeta  - 03/18/19:

Logra Tijuana Primer Lugar Mundial en Homicidios
Por, Lourdes Loza Romero y Patricia Tamayo 

Tijuana wins first place worldwide in homicides

 The border city went from step five to first in less than twelve months, in the list where the Citizen Council for Public Safety and Criminal Justice "highlights" the 50 cities with the highest rate of violence in the world. Both Governor Francisco Vega, Mayor Juan Manuel Gastélum and Secretary of Public Safety, Marco Antonio Sotomayor, rejected the study. The head of the SSPM argued: "It is clearly false and is totally removed from the reality that exists in Tijuana." According to Semáforo Delictivo, 2019 "started very much in red". According to the PGJE, in the first two months of the year there were 365 homicides.

Tijuana ranks first in the world, but it is not the best city in Mexico that its mayor, Juan Manuel Gastélum Buenrostro, proclaims, but the number one site and the most violent municipality in the world.

This position was obtained thanks to the 2 thousand 640 homicides that occurred in the border city during 2018, and that having a population of one million 909 thousand 424 inhabitants, averaged that in Tijuana there was a rate of 138.26 homicides per 100 thousand inhabitants , according to the study shared by the Citizen Council for Public Safety and Criminal Justice (CCSPJP)

The figures are not far from the registry that makes the Attorney General of the State (PGJE), which in 2018 had 3,157 criminal crimes committed in Baja California; 2 thousand 518 correspond to Tijuana.

The CCSPJP was in charge of carrying out the analysis that detected the 50 most violent cities worldwide, according to the figures of malicious homicides recorded; The report and its respective list referring to the 2018 figures were presented to the general public on Tuesday, March 12 in Mexico City.

But it is not the first time that Tijuana is listed among the most dangerous cities.
In May 2018, Eduardo Guerrero, security analyst for the Center for Economic Research and Teaching and partner of Lantia Consultores, considered that based on a study conducted during the first four months of 2018, this border municipality had been considered the most dangerous in the country. country.

On that occasion, the security expert considered that the increase in violence is related to the confrontation between the Arellano Félix, Sinaloa and Jalisco Nueva Generacion cartels, for the control of the local market and the fentanyl, heroin and methamphetamine transfer routes to United States, so the study conducted by the CCSPJP confirmed that crime rates continued to grow during the rest of last year.

"For a few years, murder figures were rising in the city and Tijuana was approaching becoming the most violent city in the world, more with that very important increase that has occurred in the area of ​​intentional homicides," José Antonio Ortega declared. Sánchez, president of the CCSPJP in an interview for ZETA .

In the decade that the agency has been making the list, Ortega said that 2018 is the most violent year for Mexico, given that it was ranked first with more cities on the list, and for the second year in a row, one of them occupied the first place.

"It is a worrisome situation that Mexico has, because five of the most dangerous cities in the world are Mexican. In addition, this year is the one that more Mexican cities entered, a total of fifteen, "he explained.

In general, it gives the impression at international level that the public policy that was implemented in the country on the security issue is not having the expected effect, "when we started this list Ciudad Juarez occupied the first place for three years and then left the list, because it was going down and was improving, it came out but right now it is back. It is clear that something is not working, and the face that shows our country is not the friendliest, "said Ortega.

In 2015, Tijuana was ranked number 35 on the list, with a figure of 668 intentional homicides, below cities such as Caracas, Venezuela, that year was placed in the first place with 3 thousand 946 homicides; in second place appeared San Pedro Sula, Honduras, with 885 violent crimes; and in third place San Salvador, El Salvador, with 1,918 murders.

The following year, 2016, Tijuana climbed to position 22 with 871 murders, Caracas remained in first place with 4 thousand 308 homicides, while the Mexican city of Acapulco -which a year before was located in the fourth site- was placed in the Second place, with 918 homicides. In third party appeared San Pedro Sula, with 845 murders.

In 2017, Tijuana managed to position itself as the fifth most violent city in the world, with a thousand 897 murders; Los Cabos was in the first place with 365 homicides that, in relation to its 328 thousand 245 inhabitants, achieved a rate of 111.33 murders per 100 thousand of its residents. It should be noted that it did not appear in the list of the previous year.

Also in 2017, Caracas was ousted to second place with 3 thousand 387 murders, Acapulco remained in the third place, with 910 murders, and in fourth place was the Brazilian city of Natal, with 1,378 homicides.

In the list of 2018, in the second place is Acapulco -948 homicides-, in third place Caracas remains -2 thousand 980-, Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas is located in the fourth place -314 homicides- and fifth appears Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua - 251 murders.

Within minutes of concluding on Tuesday, March 12, the Municipal Public Security Secretariat (SSPM) was the first authority to issue its rejection of Tijuana being considered the most violent city in the world.

Under this context, the unit in charge of Marco Antonio Sotomayor, stressed that homicides were reduced by 34 percent in February, while 2018 has been ranked as the lowest crime rate in the last ten years.

"We must start by accepting the problems generated by the rivalry between criminal groups that caused the homicide figures to increase significantly last year in Tijuana," the document shared by the SSPM begins.

Therefore, the corporation claims that it has faced the situation by applying the Law, for sample, the results of the various operations carried out during the previous year, highlighting the seizure of weapons and drugs, as well as the arrest of narcomenudistas.

About the CCSPJP, he indicated that it is not a public body or similar to the Public Safety Citizen Council of the State of Baja California, highlighting a series of "errors" in the methodology of the study on which the list is based and which could influence their results.

The first of these errors is "that only considers as a variable the homicide to measure violence in a city, when violence must be measured based on all crimes."

To this, it is added that it was considered to add the murders of Playas de Rosarito so that Tijuana could complement itself as a Metropolitan Area, a situation that does not occur with other cities and, in consideration of the SSPM, "this methodological error seems to have been used for Tijuana to head the ranking ".

"Nobody can go against the truth, there is no doubt that Tijuana has great security challenges, but to be considered by this study the most violent city in the world is obviously false and is totally removed from the reality that is lived in Tijuana, "he stressed.

The former was reiterated by the Governor of the State, Francisco Vega de Lamadrid, through a brief statement that at first glance is a list of crimes and favorable numbers to "clean" the name of the city.

"The Governor of the State, Francisco Vega de Lamadrid, flatly denied that Tijuana is the most violent city in the world; on the contrary, crime rates clearly show the decrease in crime in the last ten years ", is the first thing that is read in the document.
What continues, is an ode to the border city, which from the eyes of the State Government, is one of the regions with the highest foreign investment, being the most visited in Mexico and highlighted by its tourism, high rates of job creation and because "every day hundreds of Mexicans come from all over the country and from other nations", in reference to their migratory flow.

"Therefore, Vega de Lamadrid was forceful in stating that an insecure city could not present so many benefits for the one state and one country (sic)," says the text.
After presenting a series of points in which the criminal indices of both Tijuana and Baja California are compared in the last ten years, he concludes by assuring that all the achievements are the result of the Coordination Group and the Crusade for Security that unites the three government orders and all security authorities, including the Armed Forces and the Secretary of the Navy.

Like the SSPM, the State Government considered that Tijuana can not be the most violent city in the world, given that "violence must be measured based on the totality of crimes, and not only for one type of crime", which is precisely the one that has not presented a considerable decrease for a couple of years.

Santiago Roel, founder of the citizen project Semáforo Delictivo, pointed out that Tijuana begins the year "very much in the red," since during the first two months of 2019 there have been 365 fraudulent homicides compared to 2018, when 368 crimes were reported; records that are the same as those shared by the PGJE.

 "At the end of 2018, Tijuana had a very high homicide rate: 148.5 per 100 thousand inhabitants, for example, the national rate is 23 per 100 thousand inhabitants, and the world rate is 6.2; there you see the magnitude; Tijuana goes very poorly evaluated. "

He stated that the state authorities have not been able to do anything on the subject of homicide and will not be able to stop it if there is no regularization of the drugs.
"They will not be able to lower the homicides, because they are executions of drug trafficking, of those mafias that are dedicated to the black market. It is a war for the control of drugs that are brought in the whole country and that was originated by the prohibition of drugs and that exacerbates the war that it has with this market ", warned Roel.

According to the figures, some crimes have decreased and others have remained, however, drug trafficking continues to increase.

"Tijuana has one of the highest rates of homicides in the world, but I exempt local and municipal authorities, it's not theirs, but you have to put pressure on the Federal Government to regulate drugs; There is an initiative but it is asleep and it has not been discussed because it is a controversial issue. No drug should be in the hands of mafias, regulation is much healthier and it is important that Tijuana understands it. "

In the course of 2019, 425 malicious homicides have been recorded in Tijuana, according to figures from the PGJE. The majority have been victims of armed attacks due to the dispute between narcomenudistas for the control of the drug.
So far in March, 61 people have been deprived of life in events that occurred largely east of the city.
Dismembered bodies, burned, shriveled, with wounds produced by firearm and threatening legends, appeared in the first thirteen days of the current month.
At the beginning of the year, the PGJE projected the perpetration of 2 thousand 610 crimes in 2019, however, in February, after the arrival of federal forces, the effects have decreased to 2 thousand 125 victims."


 Since that report, we are up to over one hundred homicides/executions in Tijuana alone:

~ From

Hombre Ejecutado en El Fraccionamiento El Florido
Por, Angel F. Gonzalez - 03/18/19 


" After being attacked with a firearm, a man died on the outskirts of the Red Cross facilities in the El Florido subdivision today afternoon.

At 12:25 hours, a man of around 30 years old was attacked with bullets in the private Narciso, in the Margarita Residencial neighborhood.

After the attack, the victim was transferred to the hospital aboard a private vehicle, model Blazer, black.

The driver chose to take the assaulted Red Cross of El Florido, however, upon his arrival, paramedics declared the man lifeless because of the impacts.

Elements of the Attorney General's Office of the State carried out the corresponding process, to later transfer the body to the Red Cross.

The investigations were carried out by the Dolicide Homicide unit of the Ministerial Police.

In another incident, at 12:20 hours, inhabitants of Calle Ferrocarril, in the ejido Ojo de Agua, reported the presence of what looked like a burnt corpse in an abandoned home.

Experts from the PGJE went to the site and inspected the property, which was set on fire on Sunday.

Inside, the finding of a male body in a state of complete calcination was confirmed.

Statistics from the Attorney General's Office of the State indicate that March accumulates 104 violent deaths in Tijuana, with which it reaches 469 in 2019.


 I have counted at least seven more since that last report and a flurry of kidnappings both in Rosarito & Tijuana. In fact as long as we are here, check out this daylight kidnapping video in Tijuana:

 ~ From Zeta - 03/20/19

Reportan Privacion de la Libertad de Hijo y Sobrina de Chuy Labra (VIDEO)

Rosarito this month:

 ~ From

Toda la Informacion Relacionada Con Policiaca Rosarito  

They haven't put this one up yet:

De Un Tiro en La Cabeza Matan a Joven en Rosarito: 03/20/19


Santiago Roel Has the Last Word On the Violence In Mexico:

An excerpt: 

"According to Semáforo Delictivo, it is estimated that 80% of the homicides registered in the country were executions for territorial control of the drug market.
"This is the main problem of violence in Mexico and the only way to solve this tragedy is by regulating drugs to take the business from the mafias," said Santiago Roel, director of the group.
He argued that, although Morena already presented an initiative for the regulation of marijuana, "we see no progress on the issue", so he urged the legislators of the Congress of the Union to regulate that and other drugs.
He abounded:
"We are very concerned that the issue will not be understood by the new administration and now, moreover, the militarization of the National Guard will be insisted on. Drug regulation is the right way to fight organized crime and the only way to return the army to the barracks. We thought that the president and his team understood it that way, but we see that they have taken the opposite direction and now, the risk is increased by elevating militarization to constitutional rank. "
In the opinion of Santiago Roel, each crime has different treatment. "There are local police who have done a great job and, above all, a drug market is not fought with police or army, but with regulation. If Mexico regulates drugs, the homicide rate would fall by 80% and we would have a rate close to 5 homicides per 100 thousand inhabitants, instead of 23 as it closed in 2018, "he said.
And riveted:
"Let's say it again: The deterioration of security in Mexico is not the fault of the police, or of poverty, but of a government that insists on public policies of war."
In its measurement of the criminal incidence, Traffic Light also detected a decrease in the commission of the following crimes: kidnapping 15%; home theft 8%; Intentional injuries 6%, and theft to business 3%.
However, it also recorded notable increases in the following crimes: executions 22%; 15% homicide; femicide 13%; 8% violation; extortion 6%; family violence 5%, and vehicle theft 1 percent."

 ~ From Proceso:

2018, El Ano Mas Violento En Dos Decadas Con 90 Muertos Por dia: Semaforo Delictivo - 01/24/10 


You might be interested in all the events, including arrests and drug seizures and the editorials, don't miss those:

Frontera Policiaca (hit portada when you are at the report for the news & editorials) 

Zeta Tijuana

Over and out for now.


Monday, March 18, 2019

Adios Don Dale, Gracias Por Todo

I'm pretty sure the guy on the right is Dora - doesn't matter now, they are all together up there....

 I love this album....


...too many to post, if you get a chance, check out his version of Hendrick's "3rd Stone From The Sun"...

Friday, March 15, 2019

I'm Backkkkk...sort of. Happy St. Patrick's Day ! - Mehdi Hasan On New Zealand - Unfortunately Beto O'Rourke Is One Of "Them" - Shane MacGowan For President !

Hope BREXIT doesn't ruin it

 Hola, I am recovering from the first phase of laser treatment, which means I'm not in any pain...just peeling.  It was pretty weird, so much for "going to the light" and no they did not laser my brain.  If you are planning on doing this, the best cream for afterwards is the Dermend Fragile Skin Moisturizing Cream, but it is outrageously expensive - like around forty dollars for a 4.5 oz tube.  So, go to ebay, where I've been picking up a stash, running anywhere from eight dollars to 17 dollars, no tax and sometimes free shipping.

Only one more trip back to wound clinic at end of month to give me the all clear...which means YEAH ! I can start taking Himalayan Salt Baths again, except I don't have a Himalayan Salt Lamp or any Shilayt.  I can't go in the sun, so nothing is getting accomplished around here.

But I am making a carrot cake for St. Pat's. So, despite what happened in New Zealand, have a Happy St. Patrick's Day...unsure on Beto O'Rourke, still checking him out. I should be back soon, check the links for the latest of course.....

UPDATE/EDIT 03/17: I made the carrot cake from scratch last night, am making the icing after this update.  Before getting into some raucous Irish music, important report on the New Zealand massacre from Mehdii Hasan, and he is right:

 - From The Intercept:

Don't Just Condemn The New Zealand Attacks - Politicians And Pundits Must Stop Their Anti-Muslim Rhetoric
By, Mehdi Hasan

And regarding Beto O'Rourke, a real bummer...he is one of "them" - the report is long and not completely revealing, look at the comments :

 - From The Intercept:

Beto O'Rourke Is Running For President And It All Started With Weed 
By, Ryan Grim & Robert Mackey

xxxooo.... I submit therefore, that Shane MacGowan run for President, or at least be Bernie Sander's running mate.  xxxooo 

end edit.


Saturday, March 2, 2019

Best Review of the Michael Cohen Testimony: Shields and Brooks - February 2019 Execution Stats For TIJ: 145 Dead


 Before the next storm hits and the electricity goes out,here is a quick backup of videos covering the Michael Cohen testimony which many believe will open up a pandora's box of Trump demons.  Already Cohen has accused Trump of perjury, bank fraud, insurance fraud, election fraud, witness tampering and threats, and making false statements (not to mention Trump's racist persona):

From CNN:

Cohen's Testimony May Be The Tip Of The Iceberg 

 Michael Cohen will return on March the 6th for another round of testimony. 


It seems that even the most progressive talking heads are taking a back seat as far as reviewing the Michael Cohen testimony, but I did catch this last night and felt that to date, it is by far the best review of the week's events, a must see...they nailed it:

  - From PBS - 03/01/19:

 Shields and Brooks 


The Local Stats....

Yesterday, Zeta reported that there were 145 people executed in Tijuana the month of February, with a YTD total of 364 killings in the city:

From Zeta - 03/01/19:

Matan a Hombre En Camino Verde 

This seems to be the lowest monthly fatality number compared to last month and every month of last year.  Still, that is a high numberTime is needed to measure the full impact of the Mexican Ejercito deployment in our region.

You can keep abreast of the situations here, note the attacks on Federal& Municipal Agents and of course the beheadings, leg left in front of a school, bodies burned, and women and children shot and killed:

Frontera Policiaca 

Frontera Policiaca Rosarito 

Zeta Tijuana 


 Slightly bummed out...have to go back for another leg wrap, then laser surgery this Friday in La Mesa....maybe they'll just laser my brain.  Paris says woof, Daca Bob has been a good boy, Susan is in and out.  I hope we don't have an earthquake , look:

~ From - 02/18/2018

Se Registran 63 Sismos En BC y Otras 6 Estados en Las Ultimas 12 Horas 


So, just remember to keep flip flops by your bedside in case you have to jump up in the middle of the night in the event of a quake so you don't step on glass. Don't miss Randy Rainbow up in the corner - oh what the heck, here it is again:

Over and out for now.


Monday, February 25, 2019

I Don't Want to Drown In My Own Tears

I tripped over one of Paris's toys, fell and sprained the heck out of my wrist, that's why I haven't been here.  Actually wearing this compression wrap on my leg didn't help matters, because the sock over the wrap had loosened up and was disorienting my balance. Gawd, what a mess.  So, for days I've had my wrist on ice and tried to keep it elevated.  The good news is that the leg wrap comes off for good this week.  I told Mike, that's it, I need to go to the hot springs for at least two weeks. (Right...) Meanwhile, Daca Bob was in another fight and back to Dr. Silva's. Poor little guy, he is completely confused.

We left off with the deployment of the Military and Federal Police in Tijuana and Rosarito Beach.  It's a little difficult to say if it was their presence alone (which authorities already have stated the stay will last forever) which impacted the decrease in violent executions, or if the drug guys just cooled their heels to gain a better perspective of the Ejercito's strategy or navigate different strategies of their own; perhaps new deals and alliances are being made all the way around,  maybe everyone is dead and it is over, or the freezing temperatures and rainfall (13 inches to date here) or all of the above which accounts for the lower execution numbers.

What I can tell you is that the Military is everywhere.  In Rosarito, they are going up and down Benito Juarez and pulling cars over.  When they pull a vehicle over and take the person(s) out of the car, the Military and the Federal Police completely surround the vehicle - no one gets in, no one gets out. And, I will be back this week with the stats and local reports.

Briefly, we are looking at a wild week ahead regarding the Mueller Report and the so-called National Emergency:

The National Emergency:

 - From MSN - 02/24/19

 The Washington Post

 "A bipartisan group of 58 former senior national security officials will issue a statement Monday saying that “there is no factual basis” for President Trump’s proclamation of a national emergency to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border."

Former Senior National Security Officials To Issue Declaration on National Emergency
By, Ellen Nakashima


 - From MSN - 02/24/19

New York Daily News - 02/24/19

Republican Opposition Mounts Against Trump's Emergency Declaration, Could Trigger President's First Veto
By, Chris Sommerfeldt


 ~ From The Rolling Stone:

Will Congress Terminate Trump's National Emergency?
By, Ryan Bort 


 ~ From Vox - 02/22/19

The House Will Vote Tuesday On Blocking Trump's National Emergency 
by, Li Zhou 


The Mueller Report

I thought I heard somewhere that Mueller is going to release his report this week...

 ~ From Raw Story - 02/24/19

" And yet another group says that while worse may be coming, what we already know amounts to a damning imputation of Trump and his allies."

Why The Collusion Matters - Here's What Almost Everyone Misses About the Origins Of Robert Mueller's Investigation
By, Cody Fenwick, Alternet 

Well, not everyone...we're still waiting for Big Jim Risen's report on The Intercept.  
Everything that is anything here on Democracy Now !. 
BTW, I have not seen coverage of the Piedras Negras affair on the local news here, it is on DN under "Immigration".


I read that Spike Lee walked out of the Oscars after "The Green Book" took best film. Well okay Spike, but after all, it is Hollywood. I actually cried after "The Green Book" - and did the same after your "KkK" film.  We can sit and talk about  white 'saviors'; but couldn't the same said about your white heroes who stood up and backed your main (black) character? You had me believing  they were sincere. Apparently the realities of racism in American history can be portrayed in a zillion forms.  Well, the final episode of True Detective is on tonight,  my verdict is still out on that one.

 Still, if nuthin happens with the Mueller Report or axing the National Emergency, I don't want to drown in my own tears...although I won't be completely shocked. Paris says woof.


Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Strange Brew

Zeta reported during the first six days of February there were 45 executions in Tijuana and brings us up to date on the totals from the other Municipalities:

Zeta Investigaciones - 02/11/19

Operativo Permanete

(Also includes the objectives of the Military Deployment in Baja California and the Narcomanta threats made against AMLO last week. An update: two arrests have been made, one of a Central American hanging the threats, and now of a CAF cell leader.  Initially it was thought the CAF had distanced themselves from the threats.)

"According to statistics from the Attorney General's Office of the State, until the end of this edition - Thursday 7- February, there are 44 violent deaths in Tijuana, followed by Ensenada (20), Mexicali (8) and Playas de Rosarito (9)." The Ensenada numbers cover the attack and shoot out in front of the Lucerne Hotel in El Sauzal, Ensenada - that link includes video.

Since then from Zeta's Daily Reports I have counted 17 more and 3 injured by gunfire in Tijuana,  three more in Rosarito from the Carmen Gutierrez reports (note Plaza Del Mar and area seems to be a favorite dumping ground these days), and one more in Mexicali.

Will the recently deployed 1,800 Mexican Army troops (plus 600 more on their way) working together with the Federal Police, the State Police (PEPOs) and the Municipal Police manage to curtail the violence?  Differing opinions prevail:

 - From

Destacan 2 Municipios de BC Por Homicidios
Por, Alejandro Villa


"Baja California has two municipalities that are in the top ten of the sites where more homicides are committed per 100 thousand inhabitants, which makes it one of the most violent states in the country, according to the Citizen Council for Public Safety and the Criminal Justice

In its annual report "Violence in Municipalities of Mexico," the agency lists the most insecure entities in Mexico and places Baja California, Guerrero, Oaxaca and Zacatecas first and at the same level.

The foregoing, the study details, because in the five municipalities of this state the level of violence is higher than the national level.

In the case of Tijuana, it appears as the second most violent municipality in 2018 of 234 cities that exceed the national average of violence per 100 thousand inhabitants.

In this study, released by the president of the Citizen Council, José Antonio Ortega, it is noted that Tijuana was outnumbered in the incidence of intentional homicides by Tecomán, Colima, in 2018.

While Rosarito was located in the sixth position, surpassed by the municipalities of Acapulco, Guerrero, Salamanca and Salvatierra, Guanajuato, and Manzanillo, Colima.

The violations

In relation to other crimes, the violations put the municipalities such as Mexicali, Tecate and Tijuana in the ranking of the 20 cities with the highest number of violations in the whole country; Tecate ranks sixth with 35% of crimes committed in the Entity.

Mexicali ranked 14th in the ranking of violations in 2018 with 28% for every 100,000 inhabitants, and Tijuana ranked 19th with 26%.

While in robbery with violence and extortion no city of Baja California appears in the top 20 of this study conducted by the civil association; which takes up the data provided by the National Secretariat for Public Security and the Inegi.

Expense without results

Representatives of the Citizen Council assured that in the subject of social crime prevention the federal government spent more than 16 billion pesos, but without any result.

"It was money thrown in the trash, they left the country more violent and insecure," said José Antonio Ortega.

He added that the study is important, since the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador intends to continue the social prevention of crime.

"But in a more radical way than its predecessors, through an increase in the distribution of subsidies, also in a way that is no longer focused but massive and indiscriminate," he said.

He concluded that the subsidies to deal with the issue of the violence index in the country did not reduce the violence nor will they do so, since they assure that since 2013 that they started with this study they have not seen a downward trend in criminal acts in the municipalities of Mexico and each time they add more to the list.

The most violent municipalities in the country

1. Tecomán, Colima

2. Tijuana, BC

3. Salamanca, Guanajuato

4. Salvatierra, Guanajuato

5. Manzanillo, Colima

6. Rosarito, BC"


 - From Zeta:

Mandos Medios De La Policia De Tijuana Estan Coludidos Con El Narco; Leyzaola
Por, Eduardo Villa Lugo


Middle controls of the Tijuana Police are in collusion with the narco: Leyzaola

"The middle managers of the Municipal Police of Tijuana are in collusion with drug trafficking and therefore criminals enjoy such impunity, as to commit 25 crimes in 24 hours without being disturbed.

The foregoing was part of the responses of Julián Leyzaola Pérez, current precandidate to the Mayor's Office of Tijuana by the coalition PES, PEBC and PRD, in Baja California, for the upcoming elections.
Accompanied by his counterpart from Mexicali, Elvira Luna Pineda, who will seek the Municipal Presidency of the capital, the lieutenant colonel, commented that it is impossible for organized crime gangs to operate and grow without the backing or support of the authorities.
"In order for them to settle, progress needs the protection of the authorities, if they do not have the protection they can not do it."
He added that the police are moved from certain areas when a criminal incident will occur so they do not obstruct it.
"It is not possible that there are 25 deaths in 24 hours and that none of them intervene in the police. When there is going to be an event, the commanders move the patrols so as not to hinder the criminal activity ".
In the same way, he commented that when he is mayor of Tijuana, he will carry out a police purge, but not as big as the one carried out in 2007, since he is not in the same conditions of corruption.
He pointed out that the police should not only be a protector, but should also be taken care of and that is the responsibility of the police commanders.
The formal registration of both candidates will take place on March 8."

 - From Zeta:

PEPos, Ligados al Cartel de Sinaloa  

 It's a long one......

PEPos, linked to the Sinaloa Cartel

" State preventive police investigated by the intelligence areas due to their links with organized crime are still active. In Tijuana, the troop links the armed attacks against uniformed officers to partners who participate in illicit activities with the Sinaloa Cartel and put the corporations at risk. The 500 Control and Confidence exams conducted per month by C3, yield limited results

 At least three elements of the State Preventive Police (PEP) of Baja California, in payroll and assets, are investigated by the intelligence areas for their links to drug trafficking, particularly with the Sinaloa Cartel and the cell led by René Arzate. " The Frog".

An investigative agent revealed to ZETA the names of those investigated: Edmos Sánchez Lizárraga "El Elmos", Luis Santiago Burgoin Ruvalcaba "Burgoin", and one who he only referred to as "El Leo", since they have not been able to identify which of two elements, whether Leobardo Ramírez González or Leonardo Triay Blandón.
According to the inquiries, the three elements of the PEP would be linked to a group of drug dealers who, on June 1, 2018, murdered Francisco Ibarra González, head of the PEP's technical area in Ensenada.
But that would not be the only attack by criminals against officers. They are accused and investigated after it is presumed that on November 6, 2018, two state agents attacked and wounded in Punta Colonet, while conducting investigations precisely to capture the murderer of Ibarra González.
Twenty-four days after the attack on the officers and the escape of the murderer, on November 30, on the pedestrian bridge in front of the military garrison and the Government Center in Ensenada, a blanket was hung with a criminal message that directly involved the policemen investigated today: 

" To all the people who are working for the cartel of La Rana (Mercenary) and (90) and state policemen named Elmo ',' Leo ',' Burgon ', municipal and min. The sweeper has already fallen, we are working people, not assassins or thieves atte: Cartel de Ensenada ".
The epistolary affront confirmed what was already being investigated about the state: its collusion with drug trafficking.
In the tables of Territorial Coordination for the Construction of Peace, the operational commands of the municipal, state and federal corporations know about the issue, although the official inquiry is a mystery and the three alleged dishonest agents are still active despite the suspicion that they provided information for the murder of agent Ibarra.
The investigated PEP agents have a long history of crimes:

Edmos Sánchez Lizárraga appears in the penitentiary system in 2009 for trade and possession of dredges, and in 2011 for possession. In 2010 he was charged with burglary and abuse of authority, federal crimes and injuries; in 2012 and 2016 due to abuse of authority and threats, while in 2013 he was investigated for qualified homicide.
Since August 2016, he had been officially mentioned as an infiltrated agent of the Sinaloa Cartel, at the time in the service of Hugo Iván Rivera Gómez "El Padrino", trafficator of the Arzate brothers. However, such information had no repercussions.

With respect to Luis Santiago Burgoin Ruvalcaba, his name has been included in three previous investigations: one for robbery in 2006, another for abuse of authority in 2014 and one more for the same crime in 2017. He was threatened in December 2014, when criminals left a box with the head of a pig and a rifle cartridge on the forehead of the animal, in the vicinity of the house of the uniformed. In 2017 he received another threat, curiously from the Sinaloa Cartel, with which he allegedly has agreements.
As for the agent nicknamed "El Leo", he has not yet been identified.
Unofficially, ZETA was informed that in the investigations it is reported that these state policemen are supporting a cell in Sinaloa that descends small planes in the south of Ensenada. They have criminal influence in colonies like Los Laureles, Villa Residencial del Prado second section, Valle Verde, Encinos, Laureles and Villas del Sol.
"The plaza" would be fought by the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG) and the cells identified as La Barredora, Ensenada Cartel and the Castro Mendoza brothers in Isla de Cedros.
In relation to René Arzate "La Rana", who according to the investigators has an arrest warrant for the purposes of extradition to the United States, they have identified him as criminal lieutenants to:
* Alfonso Niebla Vega "El 90", 37 years old, operator in Ensenada. He was captured for damage to property owned by others in 2005, and for drug possession and trade in 2009 and 2011.
* Carlos Adrián Casas Reyes "El 8" and / or "Mercenario", Sinaloan and "second in command", with two residences in Ensenada. Since 2016, he is credited with being part of the Sinaloa Cartel and maintaining gun battles for the control of the sale of narco-traffic in the port.
* Jesús Salvador Villavicencio Meza "El Venado" and / or "El Rayder", 24 years old; arrested, investigated and released for the crimes of injuries, attempted murder on three occasions, drug possession (captured and released twice) and one more for corruption. March 2017.
* Ufrano Alberto Beltrán Romero "El Betillo", presumably dedicated to the narcomenudeo and located in the attack to the palenque Poker in January 2016.
* Manuel Enciso "El Gordo", located by the group of forces coordinated as an element that transports drugs from Ensenada to Tijuana for "El Niebla".

Raúl Adrián Macías Rodríguez is 20 years old and has at least two nicknames. Some say "El Tigre", others place it as "El Rulo". When he was 12 years old, he witnessed an aggravated homicide by kinship. His mother used to work in the State Penitentiary System and a state agent was his partner.
Nowadays, at his young age, "El Rulo" is investigated for homicide. Particularly for the murder of Francisco Ibarra González, who was the director of the technical area of ​​the PEP in Ensenada.
In the investigations they have been able to identify that the network between the indicated killer Raúl Macías and the Sinaloa Cartel, is with Alberto Beltrán Romero and Manuel Enciso. In addition, Ibarra, the murdered officer, had headed several Fraga assurances south of Ensenada.
According to the investigators, Macías Rodríguez and his criminal group are accused of attacking the state police officers - including a commander - with bullets on November 6, 2018, after five o'clock in the afternoon in the vicinity of a gas station in the Ejido Mexico in Punta Colonet south of Ensenada, they were looking to arrest Raúl Macías.
The attack was the product of an internal betrayal, when from the ranks of the PEP they informed the Sinaloa cell that the group of agents was on their way to arrest "El Rulo".

When the police arrived, they were already waiting for them.
In the attack where long weapons were operated, one of the elements destroyed his right hand and another the spleen and right knee.
To date, Raúl Adrián Macías Rodríguez is still a fugitive, so the authorities of the State of Sinaloa, in coordination with those of Baja California, are looking for him in Mazatlán.
Around nine in the evening of Sunday, January 13, in the C4 received the report of an armed attack in the private Aniz de Villas del Prado, area where several police received housing credit.
There the body of Aldo Garibaldi Rodríguez was located, and as a wounded, the municipal police René Solís Alor.
Witnesses say that the attack was direct against Garibaldi. Five shots faced the young son of Monica Rodriguez, a municipal agent assigned to Los Pinos. Solis was shot later. The bullets came to him from the back while he dressed in civilian clothes and accompanied his neighbor. He was not working as he does in the Central Zone.
Solis and his family would have been living with the victim in front of a bonfire when two men arrived. One wore a black hooded sweatshirt and carried a short weapon, the other was covered with a blue jacket and wielded a long weapon; one of the sweatshirts had the legend Aero .
The official Rodriguez explained to the authorities that she lived in the house in which her son was attacked, but had moved a week ago, after receiving "threats from a hitman who lives outside the private one", which she did not identify.
Other witnesses warned that a couple of police who live in the same private "seized a drug" and ignored how they stayed, but they were "selling", the criminals found out and were threatening.
In the search for the murderer, the Municipal Police captured Cristian Reynoso Ordaz, 32, in possession of a rifle. Previously he had recognized selling drugs for the CJNG.
The alleged offender detailed that on Sunday of the attack, he spoke "El Homero" to give instructions to pick up a car and then go through "The Virus", who had run out of gas, he waited for twenty minutes but did not appear, and when He went down to look for him, after the bullets stopped him.
Although "El Homero" was identified by one of the witnesses of the shooting in Villas del Prado, where they murdered the son of the police Rodríguez, he would later say that he had only driven the car.

Although he did not admit to having participated in the attack unofficially, Reynoso Ordaz did say that he had been working with "El Homero" for three months, of whom he knows, he is the brother of "El Tortas" and that the two had been recently arrested. He gave details about his participation in the criminal operation of the CJNG cell: supplying three "little shops " in the Sanchez Taboada neighborhood, in exchange for between one and two thousand pesos a week, although he was sometimes paid with the drug known as " Crystal "
Those referred to as "El Tortas" and "El Homero" are the Hernández Quintero brothers, Juan and Homero, apprehended around five in the afternoon on Thursday, January 10, in the vicinity of their house, between Biznaga and Cactus streets. the Sanchez Taboada colony. They carried with them a .22 caliber pistol, a shotgun and 33 "crystal " wrappers. The official report indicates that they found a citizen complaint that warned about the presence of armed men. "El Tortas" had an arrest warrant for qualified homicide, granted on May 11, 2018.
The police officers who detained them included in the report a caption: "We did not omit to inform that the insured are direct suspects of participation in the murder of the police in Sanchez Taboada a week ago," however, they did not provide evidence.
Unofficially, ZETA was able to learn that both the legend in the Homologated Police Report and the version of the Public Security Secretary, Marco Antonio Sotomayor, in which he accused the CJNG leaders of the murder of agents Omar Araujo and Fidencio Figueroa. night of January 3 in a Chinese restaurant, derived from the capture of at least three criminal groups that unanimously betrayed as responsible the thug Juan Hernández Quintero "El Tortas"; the leader of sicarios Jorge Luis Quezada "El Veloz"; and the criminal cell leader, Alejandro Vázquez Vázquez "El 50".
However, such delations were not integrated into the file of the homicide of officers Araujo and Figueroa, at least at the close of this edition, there were no major elements to link them with the crime of the Sanchez Taboada colony and they were being investigated for the murder committed. of Villas del Prado.
" I was worried when the first version came that they had attacked them in civilian terms and in their house, because that was climbing, but after talking to our people, we saw that it was a direct attack on the boy, and that it was not the house of the police. I can be wrong, I am not the possessor of the truth, the investigation is in process, but I think it will be because of the background of the deceased, "said Tijuana Municipal Public Security Secretary Marco Antonio Sotomayor .
Between 2012 and 2017, the young Aldo Garibay, who worked as a guard in a school, had been arrested six times by the Municipal Police for crimes against health, carrying weapons, damage to property of others and drinking drinks on public roads.
- How is it understood that the aggressors are from the same group as "El Tortas"?
"They are part of the group that operates criminally in that area, but it would not make sense for them to attack a police in the Central Zone or a police in Los Pinos who do not even work, nor do they make arrests or assurances in Sánchez Taboada."
- What do you know among the commanders of the threat to the woman police mother of the victim and of the denunciation of a supposed robbery of drug?
"We do not have a report about it, but everything will be investigated."

While in the facilities of the Regional Comandancia Sur "Margarito Saldaña Rivera" was the weekly meeting of officers of the Municipal Public Security Secretariat of Tijuana, a few meters away, on the pedestrian bridge that goes from north to south, criminals hung another narcomanta which was immediately withdrawn by elements of the Tactical Operations Group.
 Consulted the municipal authorities, recognized the fact and, in addition to not reporting to the Public Prosecutor, decided to reserve the content of the message of the criminals, limited to declaring that words more or less, the CJNG disengaged from the second attack, in which a The policeman was wounded and the young Aldo was shot.
As for Juan Hernández, head of the group allegedly responsible for both criminal operations where the police were victimized, he was brought before the Public Prosecutor's Office for drug dealing, and once he was arrested, an arrest warrant for his murder was executed. The nickname "El Tortas" denied the recent charges. He said that he was in a detoxification center from which he left recently.
In the homicide for which he will be tried, one of his accomplices, Manuel Santiago Navarro Silva "El Minimí", was sentenced to 27 years and six months in prison, and the payment of compensation for the damage for 734 thousand 782.40 pesos in favor of the offended, wife of the victim.
The file that served to convict Navarro indicates that on September 22, 2016, "El Minimí" received a call from "El Tortas", who gave him instructions, a weapon, a photo of the victim and moved him to the target's house, including he warned him when his prey was coming out. Between the Huapango and Niagara streets of Lomas de la Presa, Juan Manuel Aguilar Villa, a 53-year-old drug dealer, was killed.
He accused that Juan Hernández Quintero, his wife, another man whom he only identified as Giovany, his wife, Daniel Misael Murillo Gastélum "El H" and himself, also participated in the murder. For that homicide they paid 3 thousand pesos, and Murillo, 5 thousand.

Complaints, complaints and debugging

During 2018, the State Human Rights Commission (CEDH) received 102 complaints against elements of the State Preventive Police (PEP); 41 were presented in Mexicali, 38 in Tijuana, 20 in Ensenada and three in Tecate
The main rights violated were legal security, legality, dignified treatment, integrity and personal security. While the main violations were arbitrary arrests, disproportionate violence, lack of legality, honesty and bias in the performance of their duties, as well as improperly impute facts.
The total number of complaints against municipal police in the five municipalities of Baja California was 492 last year: 279 in Tijuana, 90 in Mexicali, 79 in Ensenada, 26 in Rosarito and 18 in Tecate. The accused violative acts are arbitrary detentions and lack of legality and honesty in the service.
As for complaints filed against agents of the various corporations before the Public Ministry, in September 2018 the Transparency Unit of the Attorney General of the State (PGJE) reported that from January 2016 to date the prosecution received 3 thousand 811 complaints against police officers throughout the State, without specifying the corporation. The most reported crimes were abuse of authority, damage to property and injuries; while the least reported were bribery and deprivation of liberty.
Only in Tijuana, under the New Criminal Justice System, between June and December of 2017, 450 complaints against police officers were filed, while during 2018, the number amounted to 610 complaints.
In most cases, the victim was unable to identify to which corporation the police officer belonged that abused the authority, with actions ranging from mistreatment to robbery, physical aggression and deprivation of liberty.
In fact, of the 450 complaints of 2017, only 88 were lodged specifically against municipal agents and 77 against state agents.
Such statistics are incomplete, since the PGJE decided to protect the uniformed and evaded to deliver the information in a detailed and official manner.
As for the Public Security Secretariat of the State, which currently has an average of 660 active elements, it details its fight against corruption in the report published by the Center for Confidence Assessment and Control (CECC): between 2013 and November 2018, initiated 710 administrative investigations to elements of the State Preventive Police, of which 108 have resulted in removal proceedings against the uniformed, but only 32 have been removed. In the last five years, 41 agents resigned, eleven have been suspended and three were arrested.
In her last interview with ZETA, granted in June 2018, the director of C3 in Baja California, Brenda Valdez Jaramillo, mentioned as statistical data that perform an average of 500 evaluations of Confidence Control per month, and in the last eight years, 1,080 agents failed the permanency test, with an average of 135 per year."


Around my neighborhood, some people are wondering what exactly these newly deployed forces relationship will be with the migrantes?

So, does anyone have anything good to say about the newly proposed National Guard in Mexico ?

 - From El Sol de Mexico:

Guardia Nacional, Mal Necessario Por Corrupcion en Policias Locales: Solalinde
Por, Oscar Reyes Rodriguez

Pasted :

National Guard, necessary evil for corruption in local police: Solalinde.

 During his visit to Irapuato, Father Alejandro Solalinde said that the police are corrupted by organized crime
Irapuato, Gto.- The priest and activist Alejandro Solalinde Guerra, director of the Hermanos del Camino hostel, said that the National Guard is a necessary evil, since the municipal and state police are corrupted by organized crime.
The National Guard is not what we would like, it is a necessary evil, because the previous regimes of the PAN and the PRI, but above all of the PAN, did not know how to build a real prepared police, they militarized Mexico, since from the beginning they had the opportunity to make a police competent, trained, equipped, endowed with a conception of human rights and they did not do it.

During his visit to Irapuato, Father Alejandro Solalinde said that even though Ernesto Zedillo's administration had been corrupting since the administration of Ernesto Zedillo, it was until Felipe Calderón's administration that they were caught by the crime and where even security officials were involved with the crime. delinquency when.
Solalinde Guerra pointed to Genaro García Luna, former Secretary of Public Security during the presidency of Felipe Calderón as one of the architects of what he called "the years lost in security for Mexico and faith that we see today its effects."
"This man could, if he wanted to, have prepared some good police corporations, I was a witness and I was going to throw him in his face, in his office, in his bunker that he was involved in the kidnapping of migrants, who was intruded on the Federal Police and direct kidnapping of migrants, they did not do it and now we are against the clock, because we have a narco-state that they have inherited from us . "
"Right now in the country the healthiest, the least involved in the drug trade are the Armed Forces, that's why I'm sorry, there's no other thing we have to start with a National Guard with a base of armed forces, so that now we can achieve some corporations police with a civil profile and the time will come when the Army will retreat to its barracks, but while there is no other: either we accept this or the crime that has infiltrated practically all the institutions of Mexico will continue to grow . "