Stocking Up On Ammo-Just in CaseFebruary 23, 2011 Marina Y Sanchez Freelance Columnist
How was your weekend? Was it good? Mine was as well.
Across the border, approximately 10 miles from my home, there were over 50 murders over the weekend in Juarez.
Among the 53 victims between Thursday and Saturday were a Juarez police officer, a municipal patrolman and a state investigator.
This has been the most violent three-day period seen this year. Normally it’s been reported that on average eight people are killed everyday in Juarez. Yeah just eight. That’s it!
More than 150 people have been killed in Juarez this month, according to the state police.
Since a war broke out between the Juarez and Sinaloa drug cartels in 2008, more than 7,600 people have been killed in Juarez. Last year, 3,112 people were murdered in Juarez.
The violence began to pick up Thursday with 14 slayings. A shootout between police and hit men Thursday morning left a police officer and two alleged hit men dead. Two other police officers and two suspects were wounded during the attack. Later that day, state police investigator was shot and killed on his way home.
Friday was the bloodiest day, with 20 homicides, including a violent attack where a couple was shot to death with AK-47 rifles at a home.
On Saturday, a municipal patrolman was shot and killed by a driver at a traffic stop. Four men were killed at a party. Chihuahua police officials said a total of 19 people were killed in Juarez that day.
As of Sunday afternoon, state police had reported three more homicides, including the death of a man who was wounded in one of the multiple attacks Saturday. He died at a hospital, police said. Also, a man was found dead about 5 a.m. in the middle of a dirt road and another man was killed and three people were wounded at a tire repair shop.
This is everyday! So why is it that Americans rushed to service Haiti, rushed to service the country of Georgia. We having been trying to establish order and government in Iraq.
So what’s the problem with Mexico? Especially since its right across the border. Literally, it practically connected to El Paso separated by the Rio Grande which is 328 foot wide river. It is effecting an American city. It’s disturbing the peace. The citizens are uncomfortable and it makes us all feel that our nation doesn’t care. Are we forgotten?
And it’s not just people who are involved in the cartel that are getting shot. If you are at the wrong place at the wrong time, you will get shot at. Wrong place could be you neighborhood store, a car lot, even in your own home. Children, the elderly, women, men die; all that have nothing to do with this war that are just living in their city die every day!
How long will it take to spill into our city? Will someone have to be killed before we get some sort of notice?
I certainly hope not. It’s just really upsetting because we see the citizens of Juarez suffering, living in fear. They try to take refuge over here because their own government can’t do anything for them. And when they take refuge here to protect themselves and their families, people are outraged that they are moving here.
So everyone seems to be angry. We are living on the edge over here. That is why I am stocking up on ammo just in case.