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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:01 PM

Mexican police brutality uncovered by human rights investigators

Source: Guardian

Mexican police brutality uncovered by human rights investigators

Four case of torture among alleged offences during inauguration of President Enrique Peña Nieto

Jo Tuckman in Mexico City
The Guardian, Thursday 6 December 2012 14.19 EST

A preliminary investigation by Mexico City's human rights commission has found evidence of police brutality and arbitrary detentions during the violent protests during last Saturday's inauguration of President Enrique Peña Nieto.

The ongoing investigation has identified at least four cases of possible torture, three of them involving electric shocks, as well as 22 cases of unjustified arrests among the 70 people still in jail in relation to the protests. Many of these face a preliminary charge of "attacks against the public peace", which carries a long prison term.

"The important thing here is that the authorities provide convincing evidence that the people who are sanctioned were really involved in the events and that we don't see people criminalised who were protesting peacefully or, in some cases, not even participating in the protests," the head of the commission, Luis González Placencia, told MVS Noticias.

The day began with intense clashes between masked youths and federal police around 10ft high barricades set up to keep protesters away from the inauguration ceremony in the congressional chamber. These events left one protestor in a coma and another without the sight in one eye.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/dec/06/mexican-police-brutality-presidential-inauguration

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:22 PM

1. Brutal Mexican police? That's a shocker.

You ought to see what the army is up to.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 12:01 PM

2. Improving Police

Police use of excessive force, especially deadly force, corruption and other misconduct hurts everyone – including the police -- in terms of lost cooperation, support and trust – which, in turn, diminishes their effectiveness. That's the reality. Now what? To learn how to confront and prevent it. Follow my blog at http://improvingpolice.wordpress.com.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:35 PM

3. Mexican police

 

As bad as they can be, they can't match the brutality of the cartels (I am in no way justifying this).

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Response to randomtagger (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 05:49 PM

4. Except some large fraction of cartel killers ARE cops.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 07:03 PM

5. Yeah

 

The cartels have largely infiltrated the police force and bribed their way through.

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