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Old 10-20-2010, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Americans are always complaining about Mexicans coming to the US instead of staying and fixing things in their home country. Well here is a young girl who has stepped up, because no-one else would. I wish you all the luck in the world Marisol.

The entire country should rally behind her!

viva la mexico

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(CNN) -- Some headlines are hailing her as the bravest woman in Mexico. Marisol Valles Garcia, all of 20 years old, says she's just tired of everyone being afraid.


Valles Garcia, a criminology student, became the police chief this week of Praxedis G. Guerrero, one of the most violent municipalities in the border state of Chihuahua. She was the only person who accepted the top job in a police force whose officers have been abducted and even killed.


"Yes, there is fear," Valles Garcia said Wednesday in an interview with CNN en Español. "It's like all human beings. There will always be fear, but what we want to achieve in our municipality is tranquility and security."
20-year-old woman becomes top cop in violent Mexican municipality - CNN.com
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Old 10-20-2010, 09:46 PM
 
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geez what a job to take on.

I hope the govt and community do get behind her ....
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:27 AM
 
Location: The North
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This is pretty much the future of Mexican government and their civil servants. No one else will want to do it. Only other alternative is to start using fake names or just refer to people by position name. Sometimes I wonder why even reveal the names of key members of law enforcement or the legal system. Wouldn't it be better not to reveal names and then have the police chief always out in a "uniform" of sunglasses and a fake mustache?
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Old 10-21-2010, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry NC/Randolph NJ/Cape Coral FL
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Americans are always complaining about Mexicans coming to the US instead of staying and fixing things in their home country. Well here is a young girl who has stepped up, because no-one else would. I wish you all the luck in the world Marisol.

The entire country should rally behind her!

viva la mexico

20-year-old woman becomes top cop in violent Mexican municipality - CNN.com
Oh wow..my prayers are with her
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Old 10-21-2010, 08:17 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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Kudos to her!
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Old 10-21-2010, 03:07 PM
 
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Default Meh...

I'm for the enthusiasm, the message, and point being made, it is noble. However, she has no real powers, her direct reports are all women police, none of them will carry weapons... come on.

I agree it's something, but the brutal reality is she's not doing what needs to be done.
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Old 10-21-2010, 03:25 PM
 
Location: colorado
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Americans are always complaining about Mexicans coming to the US instead of staying and fixing things in their home country. Well here is a young girl who has stepped up, because no-one else would. I wish you all the luck in the world Marisol.

The entire country should rally behind her!

viva la mexico

20-year-old woman becomes top cop in violent Mexican municipality - CNN.com

Bravo, Bravo..
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Old 10-21-2010, 03:26 PM
 
Location: TX
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I'm terrified that she's going to end up dead.
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Old 10-21-2010, 06:33 PM
 
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I'm terrified that she's going to end up dead.
She probably won't end up dead, she's already reassured the traffickers she's not going to interfere with anything. She seems to view the job more like a social work kind of job.

It'd be great if she surprises everyone and solves the problems of that region, but in my opinion it would take someone strong and knowledgeable, someone very tough and clear on law and order and she's obviously not trying to present anything tough.
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Old 10-21-2010, 07:47 PM
 
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She probably won't end up dead, she's already reassured the traffickers she's not going to interfere with anything. She seems to view the job more like a social work kind of job.

It'd be great if she surprises everyone and solves the problems of that region, but in my opinion it would take someone strong and knowledgeable, someone very tough and clear on law and order and she's obviously not trying to present anything tough.
Yes, at my company, we have people that do that, we call them Social Directors. They get paid well too. She'll do more community organizing more than anything, not setup stings, or setup sniper training, or SWAT squads. I think the media is glamorizing it more than it needs to be.

I would think that the cartel would be man enough not to harm a woman, but I've seen what they do to women that end up dead, so I do share the sentiment and hope that she, nor her force meet harm.

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