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Honest coppers? What’s the world coming to?

26 February 2007

Maybe the experiment in Neza is paying off.  I wrote about the educational program for Neza police officers a while back, and thought it was interesting that as the police officers became better educated, they got more respect, and crime dropped.  It seems to be having some very interesting secondary effects on crime. 

Not only Neza’s finest — but their State Police colleagues — are looking to take THE bite (la mordita) out of crime prevention.  

More than 500 State of Mexico Police (Agencia de Seguridad Estatal — ASE, assigned to the Rapid Action Force in Nezahualcóyotl, as well as officers from Ecatepec and Tlalnepantla, launched a protest to demand better salaries and working conditions.  They also denounced corrupt police chiefs, and the “chain of corruption” in their departments. 

The demonstrations — mostly in downtown Neza City were peaceful and no arrests were made. 

(Mark-in-Mexico “scooped” me on this, with his usual anti-union, provincial “evil Mexico City” spin)

3 Comments leave one →
  1. 26 February 2007 5:15 pm

    dude, i’m telling you, we are going to article 33 that guy yet.


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