Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 54053
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2018/05/26 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2011/3/5-4/20 [Politics/Foreign, Politics/Domestic/Immigration] UID:54053 Activity:nil
3/5     The hottest police chief in the world is now seeking asylum in the US:
        \_ Police chief no more.  She's fired.
2018/05/26 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

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AP * - Fri Mar 4, 10:36 pm ET CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico - A 20-year-old woman who made international headlines when she accepted the job as police chief in a violent Mexican border town received death threats and is now in the US, a human rights advocate said Friday amid speculation that she is seeking asylum. Chihuahua state Human Rights Commission official Gustavo de la Rosa Hickerson said Marisol Valles Garcia's relatives and friends told him that she had received telephone threats last weekend. A local official accompanied the 20-year-old police chief this week to the international bridge connecting El Porvenir to Fort Hancock, Texas, he said. Local media have reported that Valles Garcia is seeking asylum in the United States, but officials in the town of Praxedis G Guerrero denied that. City council spokesman Jose Flores said Valles Garcia asked for a leave of absence, but planned to return to work Monday. Both Flores and de la Rosa Hickerson said they had tried to contact Valles Garcia since the rumors began circulating Thursday but she was not answering her cell phone. Chihuahua state prosecutors' spokesman Arturo Sandoval said authorities had not received any reports or complaints of threats against Valles Garcia. Valles Garcia was named police chief of Praxedis G Guerrero in October. The town had been without a police chief since her predecessor was shot to death in July 2009. Drug violence has transformed the township of about 8,500 people from a string of quiet farming communities into a lawless no man's land. Two rival gangs -- the Juarez and Sinaloa drug cartels -- are battling over control of its single highway, a lucrative drug trafficking route along the Texas border. Report Abuse Some interesting background available on line about Praxedis G Guerrero, dumbed the "Valley of Death" in Northern Mexico. The former Police chief, was abducted in August of 2009 'beheaded' and dumped outside the police station a few days later. Of his original 17 officers, 15 were killed in separate attcks by the cartel! Initially, Garcia was both saluted for her 'bravery' as well as questioned as to her intent and what possible success she would have, especially in light of the fact that she refused to carry any weapon with her, since she felt comfortable with her 2 bodyguards, and in light of the fact that the previous female Chief of Police for Meogui was slain while driving to work in December 0f 2010! From what I have read, she supposedly received calls from the cartel attempting to elicit her help, but nothing was specifically stated as to what help they were seeking! Bottom line is, she was more a 'community organizer, than an individual who would not get involved with the job of addressing organized criminal violence. Clearly, she was thw rong person for the position and, as the title here states - a'Rights activist" not a law enforcement individual! Report Abuse Maybe the Obama administration should allow even more gangs to buy AK47s and other weapons here in the US, while the ATF watches the crates of guns go south to kill people, to allow the gangs to totally take over Mexico. Of course, Hillary will blame the gun laws here in the US as the problem. Report Abuse She took the job fully intending to jump the border and ask for asylum. The Us needs to send her and other people like her a message: stay home and fix your country's problems. The information contained in the AP News report may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without the prior written authority of The Associated Press.
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reports that 21-year-old Marisol Valles has been fired from her post as police chief of the violent town of Praxedis G Guerrero when she didn't show up for work this morning. She is reportedly seeking asylum in the United States after receiving death threats from drug cartels. She may have difficulty making an asylum case, though, since US immigration officials typically approve such request on the basis of political threats to an applicant's life or well-being, and Mexican drug violence is obviously not state-sanctioned. the bravest woman in Mexico for agreeing to head up the town's police force when no one else applied for the job in October. Warring local drug gangs had beheaded other city officials--but Valles, a criminology student, said she overcame her fear for the good of her community. Valles said she would focus on administrative tasks and community-building, and would not take on the drug cartels. Even so, she reportedly became the target of a campaign of intimidation. Mexican papers reported Friday that Valles fled the town and was seeking asylum in the United States after receiving death threats, but city officials released a statement claiming Valles was only traveling across the border for a brief stay to get her young son medical attention. told El Pais that Valles received death threats over the phone before fleeing. He said a local government employee accompanied her to the international bridge that crosses into Fort Hancock, Texas on Thursday. Her plan, according to the official, was to seek asylum. In addition to proving a government-based threat, successful asylum applicants must show that the persecution stems from their race, religion, nationality, political views or membership in a particular social group. Women officials have not been spared in the country's brutal drug violence. In Bravos, Mexico 28-year-old rika Gndara was given the chief of police job by her uncle, the mayor, after no one applied. taken from her home in December by armed gunmen and hasn't been seen since. Hermila Garca, appointed police chief of Meoqui, was killed in November after only a month on the job. Report Abuse This girl has guts to have even taken the job. it is a scary world at the border i know and agree that the US should intervene. that is the Mexican government's job to protect their law enforcement. it is funny how people go to what the media deplicts though. and for all of those people hating on the "immigrants" of this country you are all so ignorant! because they find any possible way to find a job rather than sitting on their asses all day waiting for an unemployment check every week. i am a tax payer and am @#$% proud to be an american citizen but am also proud to know about my roots and have respect for these people. Report Abuse Well for one, you have to ask yourself who is buying the drugs? You probably could not enforce a ban of the drugs because government employees and cops probably do them too. Therefore, you must institute martial law and kill cartel personnel on site. I know they are tough, cutting people up into pieces and all, but when you are met with tanks and heavy artillery of a national military, you're toast. This violence could be justified in that killing the dealers prevents the deaths of all those whom the dealers would kill if allowed to go on living. if you are truly a country and not a nation (a mere union of states) you must show that the central government reigns supreme. The cartel boss could spit in the Presidents face and no repercussions would occurr. Report Abuse if united states military can go to other country why can't they do the same thing in Mexico putting a few people at border hasn't done any good all it has done has open gate for drug lords to send their drugs to the united states even gas price are cheaper in mexico.