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    500 Acapulco police officers to be fired because of corruption

    Mayor of Mexico's Acapulco resort says 500 police officers to be fired because of corruption

    Published November 02, 2012
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    ACAPULCO, Mexico Five hundred police officers in this resort city will be fired because they failed tests used to identify corrupt officers, the mayor announced Friday.

    Mayor Luis Walton Aburto said he will ask the federal government to send in federal agents to help what is left of the 1,700-officer police force provide security in the city of 800,000 people. He said the officers would be let go in January.

    Police corruption has been a constant problem in Mexico, where poorly paid and poorly trained officers are easily corrupted by drug cartels.
    Interior Secretary Alejandro Poire said this week that there are 43,000 state and local police who failed confidence tests and should be dismissed.

    Drug violence has grown in Acapulco since the December 2009 killing of cartel boss Arturo Beltran Leyva, which set off fighting among factions of the Beltran Leyva cartel.

    Mayor of Mexico's Acapulco resort says 500 police officers to be fired because of corruption | Fox News
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDoe2 View Post
    Police corruption has been a constant problem in Mexico, where poorly paid and poorly trained officers are easily corrupted by drug cartels.
    Something similar happened with police forces in our own country during our failed experiment with Prohibition.

    Our War On Drugs has destabilized two countries, yet we refuse to acknowledge that this war is a complete, total failure. Demand creates supply, so the only thing which will work long term is legalization, taxation, regulation, and education.
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