Sunday, May 8, 2011


AZMEX SPECIAL 7 MAY 2011 Backgrounder

95% of the Juarez lives in fear, the study sheds UACJ
BY: LAREDO | 06-MAY-2011 15:59

The results of the Second Citizen Perception Survey on Uncertainty in
Ciudad Juárez, conducted by the Centre for Social Research UACJ
revealed that in the past year was an increase in the number of
people who have been victims of crime in this city.

These results also revealed that 95 percent of the population
surveyed said that feels insecure in this border and a high
percentage felt that by 2011 the security situation will remain the

The results of this second survey were presented on May 6 by the
authorities of the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez, in an
event that was chaired by the Rector Javier Sánchez Carlos and was
developed at the Institute of Social and Administrative Sciences.

The first survey was conducted in November 2009.

The teacher researcher at the Centre for Social Research UACJ,
Socorro Velásquez Vargas, who coordinated the second survey reported
that the percentage of people who were victims of crimes increased
from 2009 to 2010 by 3.5 points going from 17.5 percent to 21 percent .

Other findings from the survey indicate that the most common crimes
are burglary (24.1%), theft bystanders (23.8%), while an increase of
extortion going from 9.2% to 15.5%, while kidnapping decreased by
four points.

The researcher said that 62 percent of victims of crime do not report
the incident to the authorities because of the distrust that has the
population towards the authorities and because they believe it is a
waste of time.

Other findings of the survey is that 34 percent of the population has
a relative who has been a victim of crime.

Velásquez Vargas said that in this 2010 survey of public perceptions
about safety, 62 percent of people do not feel at all safe in the
city and 33 percent felt as insecure, giving as result 95 percent of
the population feels insecure in Juarez.

On the stage of violence and insecurity in 2011 found that a high
percentage of the population believes that the situation will just

Regarding the economic activity that has been most affected by
violence and insecurity are considered to have been shops and

As for the sense of security, said the survey population and night
hours of the morning are all safe and where you feel most insecure
are the center and the streets of the city.

According to survey results, the climate of insecurity in the city
has caused people to change aspects of their daily lives, such as
talking to strangers, night and give information by telephone, also
highlights an increase in joint actions neighbors to obtain security
in the area of ​​residence.

In this presentation of results of the Second Citizen Perception
Survey on insecurity in the presidium were the director of the
Institute of Social Science and Administration, René Soto Cavazos,
and the heads of the departments of Social Sciences and Humanities,
Luis Alfonso Herrera and Ramon Robles Chavira Chavira, respectively.

For the preparation of this second survey, the researcher said
Velásquez Vargas applied 2 000 100 questionnaires in people over 18
years of age and reside in different parts of the city.

Other complementary subjects in this survey found that 60 percent of
the population agrees to implement only the police, while 71 percent
said they disagree on the presence of Federal Police in Juarez and
counterpart, 66.7 percent prefer the permanence of the Army.

The researcher said that the survey found that 25 percent of the
population has been the victim of police abuse and 66 percent agree
international action to combat the violence that is recorded in the

Regarding the legalization of drugs, 77 percent of people do not
agree to this measure.
As the most trusted institutions in the population are firefighters,
81 percent, followed by the church, 64.9 percent, while those who
have less confidence are the legislators and political parties and
4.4 and 4.3 percent.

The rector of the UACJ reported that the results of this survey will
be available to all people, and to be published on the website of the
University ( and handed to the government agencies
represented on the committee security, in order to be taken into
account in making public policy.

Note: Maybe this might have something to do with it?

Offenders, a quarter of the municipal police: Leyzaola
BY: LAREDO | 07-MAY-2011 10:27

At least one of every four members of the Municipal Public Security
Secretariat (SSPM) is involved with organized crime activities,
ranging from the simple act of leaking information to actively
participate in the commission of crimes, such as the Road Agent was
arrested in possession of cocaine, said the head of the corporation,
Julián Pérez Leyzaola.

Since taking office, the police chief has run to 100 items, while
approximately another 20 asked for their voluntary withdrawal.

In the review of the state power corporation and has the profile of
each of its members, Leyzaola has identified a group of police who
take orders by criminal groups and is separated from the SSPM.

"Some commands were involved in the move and did not allow the agents
would come to a particular site when committed any criminal act, so I
withdrew some and others are being targeted," he said.

The arrest of a traffic cop with a drug shipment in one of the
international bridges, made by U.S. authorities, forced the clerk to
acknowledge that at least 25 percent of the members of the security
forces are linked to crime , so that since coming to the corporation
made changes in operational schemes and personally leading patrols in
the city.

The actual functions performed by some police to organized crime are
varied, said Leyzaola.

Some serve as informants, others carry messages to other members of
law enforcement agencies, but there are those who participate in
providing protection to those carrying out executions and
kidnappings, he admitted.

For that reason, the chief began an in-depth personal purification
and Traffic Police, a process that will take place in the coming months.

He said that does not rule out that some cops are going to end up in
jail, after the separation process is planned and will showcase the
state and federal governments.

The owner of the SSPM made it clear he will not allow the police to
continue working alongside crime, and warned that they must go or the

In connection with the arrest of Carlos Flores Olmos, agent of the
Transit arrested in the U.S. inspection booths located in the Free
Bridge, on Wednesday, external Leyzaola is unfortunate because it
involves the name of the whole corporation, but the Once you are
happy that a bad element has been arrested and expected to last many
years in prison for having defrauded the confidence that you
deposited to wear the uniform.

Mentioned that no corporation is 100 percent healthy and that the
Juarez Police are not exempt from having bad elements, which will
have to go with the treatment processes to be implemented shortly.


Note: The LeBaron family been very active for self defense rights

Julian called LeBaron beat "our main enemy, the fear"
| 07-MAY-2011 11:49
Mexico, DF. After almost 40 kilometer walk, Mexico's Teresa Carmona
keeps pace. Carries aloft the photograph of his son Joaquin, who was
assassinated in August 2010 at his apartment in Mexico City.
'Mobilization, the only thing that can save us', Julian LeBaron,
whose brother was killed.

Since then, Carmona has looked in vain for answers about his death.
And when he learned of the March for Peace with Justice and Dignity
to which the poet called Javier Sicilia after the murder of his son
Juan Francisco, did not hesitate to travel from the southeastern port
city of Cancun, where he lives, to join the walk.

This requires radical change the government of President Felipe
Calderon, whose strategy of militarization to fight drug trafficking
has left nearly 40 people dead, plus an indefinite number of orphans,
widows, displaced and maimed.

"My son was 21, studied architecture, was the kind of people that
Mexico needs," said Carmona, who walks a few steps from Julian
LeBaron, whose brother Benjamin was killed in July 2009.

The case shocked the country because Benjamin was a community leader
who had stood up to organized crime.

Now, Julian, the oldest of the 12 brothers LeBaron, carries the
national flag that is on the tip of the walk. This left Thursday in
the southern city of Cuernavaca to travel 85 kilometers to the
capital of the country, and has added the support of thousands of
Mexicans fed up with violence.

"Pain can cause bad things like the fear that paralyzes or revenge,
they are useless. So our battle is against the fear that keeps us on
the knees. And the mobilization of society the only thing that can
save us, "LeBaron said in a stretch of the walk.

The march has added support from all sectors of the population and
its impact on national and international press forced the president
to change the discourse to discredit the criticism he had had in
recent weeks.

On Wednesday night, hours before the march began, Calderon launched a
nationally televised message to ask for understanding and support
Mexican counternarcotics strategy. "Some people, good or bad faith,
seeking to stop the action of government," he said.

But Thursday, after the impact it had on the first day of walking,
the President issued a statement expressing "respect" to the march
and "each of whom make up."

"The federal government is responsive to citizens and their demand
for a Mexico without violence," said the official text, which however
did not mention the possibility of changing the security policy.

From Coajomulco, a town in the state of Morelos where protesters
spent the night, Sicilian said, "Hopefully not demagoguery, talked
about his heart and not political and that really comes out with the
entire political class to listen to us in silence, to listen , to
receive the message and say yes, the public is right. "

The president asked us what we understood, and I say that we
understand: we bring children dead, bring fear, bring families
threatened, much pain. "

Patricia talks about the pain of Duarte and Jose Martinez, who walk
with the image of Andres Alonso, his son, stamped on the shirt.
Andrew was one of the 49 children who died on June 5, 2009 on ABC
nursery fire in the northern state of Sonora. Since then, parents
demand justice and punishment for those responsible for a string of
corruption and negligence that led to the fire.

"I promised that I would not get into a vehicle to get to the Zocalo
(Mexico City), and I will comply," said the mother.

Or the pain of Melchor Flores Landa, who did not drop the banner with
the picture of his son, Melchor, El Vaquero Galactic policemen
disappeared in Nuevo Leon, when he worked in the street as a human
statue in March 2009.

O mothers of missing women in Ciudad Juárez, which carry a banner
with the names of their daughters.

O Olga Reyes, human rights activist in Ciudad Juarez, whose family
has been pursued relentlessly, following the murder of six of its

It is the march of parents, mothers, brothers. There are many: the
most intense moments have stood by Javier Sicilia barely a thousand
people, mostly in silence. Have traveled over 40 miles and at every
point where they stop receiving expressions of solidarity.

On the first day the priest went with Raul Vera of Saltillo diocese
and one of the most recognized religious in the country for its
commitment to human rights. They also walk Native Bees, the community
was massacred by paramilitaries in Chiapas for 13 years.

"This march is synthesizing many causes and expectations are growing
with every step," said Magdiel Sanchez, one of those responsible for
the logistics and have walked in previous years with teachers and
electrical workers who claimed job demands.

The walk is inspired by the Salt March, which led in 1930 Mahatma
Gandhi (1869-1948), said Pietro Ameglio personal friend of Sicily and
humanitarian activist organization Peace and Justice Service.

Many hope that Sunday, when the walk starts from the City University
National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) at the Zocalo in the
heart of the country, the hundreds who have walked these days are
becoming thousands.

"I think so many people there. This I have seen here gives me hope
that people will begin to inspire and participate," he summed up,
without missing a beat, Julian LeBaron.

La Jornada

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