Saturday, February 04, 2006

Crime in Paradise III

It has happened again. Just two weeks after my friend was raped. Another single woman living alone was raped in her home during the early morning hours. This time in Centro. The news is just starting to circulate but the gringos and especially the gringas are going to be outraged.

It isn't like the City government isn't concerned and isn't trying to do something about it but the justice system in Mexico is fragmented into different areas and they don't seem to share information or resources. The Mayor has been working with the Governor of the State to get additional resources and trying to improve procedures in the Ministerial Publico. I don't have a lot of faith that the police will arrest the rapist but at the same time I know that it is very difficult to find and arrest a serial rapist in the USA. Some people want to berate the police and city government, but we find ourselves wanting to see how we can help them within the parameters Mexican law. This is a very frightening situation but maybe if we all work together, the rapist will be caught and we will have a better investigative police department.

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