Here is a story that Democrats are remaining, unsurprisingly, silent about.
A Mexican police officer who was involved in the failed attempt to arrest one of the sons of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman last month, was assassinated by the cartel in broad daylight.
The targeted officer has only been identified as a 30-year-old man named Eduardo N. He was a member of Sinaloa’s State Preventive Police, and as such his assignment was to protect Carlos Alberto Hernandez Leyva, the Undersecretary of Public Safety.
The entire assassination was captured on CCTV, which can be seen here:
De al menos 100 balazos fue asesinado un policía estatal preventivo adscrito al grupo élite, dentro del estacionamiento de una plaza comercial, en Culiacán, Sinaloa.
El participó en el operativo de la captura de Ovidio, hijo de Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, el pasado 17 de octubre. pic.twitter.com/hrdLi8O1QO
— En Tres Palabras (@PocasPalabrasDk) November 7, 2019
In the footage, Eduardo can be seen sitting in his vehicle which is in a shopping center parking lot. A few seconds in, a red vehicle pulls up alongside Eduardo’s vehicle.
Several armed gunmen then jump out of the red vehicle with assault weapons, firing over 150 bullets at Eduardo at close range in less than 30 seconds. Everything happened as one would expect it to when the brutal Mexican cartel is involved.
It appears that the assassination was payback for Eduardo’s participation in the failed attempt to arrest Guzman Lopez on October 17th.
On that day, police managed to capture Lopez at a house in Culiacan. But, shortly thereafter, members of the cartel launched an attack on the police convoy which left eight people dead and over twenty more wounded. The police eventually gave in to the attack by handing Lopez over to the cartel.
Authorities were and are after Lopez for drug trafficking.
Although the Secretary of Public Safety says that Eduardo was not directly involved in the effort, he was part of the anti-drug security unit patrolling the region.
Making things worse
You may be asking why the police officers gave in to the cartel. Well, that is thanks to Mexico’s president, Andres Manual Lopez Obrador, who has instituted a policy of not fighting violence with violence. He is on the record as saying:
The bad cannot be confronted with the bad. The bad needs to be confronted doing the good. We believe that the most important (thing) is life, protecting the lives of everyone; the lives of the military, the lives of the presumed delinquents, and the lives of civilians.
At what cost, Mr. Obrador?