5 killed yesterday in Juarez; total of 43 so far in March; 242 for the year

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molly

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Mar 13, 2012, 11:06:57 PM3/13/12
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Here's an attempt to summarize the last few days in terms of the violence in Juarez.  According to these articles, as of Sunday, a total of 38 people had been victims of homicide in the month of March. Monday there were 5 murders, so by the best count I have is 43 in March and a total of 242 people killed so far this year--or an average of 3.3 people per day.  That is less than the daily averages in 2008-2011, however, the death toll as of March 12 is higher than it was at this time in 2008. Seven of the March victims are female, including the 10 yr old girl stabbed to death in her home on March 3. ALSO, posted below is a statement by Fiscal Jorge Gonzalez Nicolas, more or less saying that yes, the beheadings, killings of police, and other recent "high impact" crimes, are attempts by one of the rival forces to show their enemies and society in general that they are still here and still fighting. But they really aren't--they are just carrying out these killings to make people think they are... Well, that is not exactly what it says, but read the original and the google translation and decide for yourself. molly

Murders per day:

2007 – 0.86

2008 – 4.4

2009 – 7.5

2010 – 9.9

2011 – 5.7

 

http://www.diario.com.mx/notas.php?f=2012/03/12&id=02043f51bdea3782c23c7363dd472553

Ejecutaron a 12 el fin de semana

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EL DIARIO | 12-03-2012 | 21:58

Durante el fin de semana se registró una docena de muertes violentas por diversos puntos de la ciudad.
Lo anterior constituye la cifra más alta registrada en lo que va de marzo y parte de febrero.
El pasado viernes se registraron los asesinatos de cinco personas, al día siguiente fue otra y para el domingo se presentaron seis homicidios.
Hasta el domingo pasado y de acuerdo con datos oficiales de la Fiscalía General del Estado, se tienen registradas las muertes de 38 personas desde el pasado primero de marzo, lo que en promedio ha representado que 3.4 personas hayan muerto al día.
Del primero de enero de este 2012 al 11 de marzo se tienen documentados los decesos de 238 personas.
Al día, desde entonces, se han ejecutado en promedio cada 24 horas a 3.3 víctimas.
Los días de este mes con más alta incidencia criminal se dieron el 7 y el 11 de marzo cuando se presentaron seis asesinatos respectivamente.
El pasado viernes 2 de marzo ha sido la única jornada en la que no se han registrado decesos.
Durante estos primeros 11 días de marzo se han dado la muerte de siete mujeres, entre ellas el de la menor de 11 años, perpetrado en el interior de su vivienda, en la colonia Centro, el pasado 3 de marzo.
Para el primer fin de semana de marzo que incluyó los días 2, 3 y 4 se presentaron ocho víctimas fatales.
Mientras que el viernes no se presentó ningún fallecimiento, para sábado y domingo se dieron cuatro en cada uno de esos dos días.
Únicamente el fin de semana del pasado 27 al 29 de enero y el del 3 al 5 de febrero superaron este periodo de tres días cuando se presentaron 24 y 13 homicidios respectivamente.
 


http://www.diario.com.mx/notas.php?f=2012/03/13&id=80d05015d443155e77cb35613b2d5f58

 Ayer, 5 homicidios aquí

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El Diario | 13-03-2012 | 00:51

Sicarios asesinaron ayer a un hombre en la colonia Anáhuac que, de acuerdo con testigos, corrió para salvar su vida pero fue alcanzado por las balas.
Con este caso suman cinco los homicidios perpetrados el lunes, informaron autoridades.
Extraoficialmente se dijo que el victimado se llamaba José Murguía Gómez, de aproximadamente 40 años, quien cayó muerto en la esquina de las calles Batopilas y Carlos Adame.
El homicidio se cometió a las 3:15 de la tarde, cuando el hombre apenas había caminado unos metros tras salir de su domicilio.
Agentes estatales localizaron en la escena del crimen siete casquillos calibre .40 milímetros y un proyectil deformado.
El cadáver, que presentaba tatuajes en el abdomen con la leyenda “Alpine Street”, fue localizado boca abajo por vecinos que salieron tras escuchar las detonaciones.
Los habitantes de la zona cubrieron el cuerpo con un pendón de un partido político, mientras llegaban las autoridades.
Al momento de morir, Murguía Gómez vestía un pantalón azul de mezclilla, cinto negro, tenis gris con blanco y sudadera roja.
De los asesinos nadie supo dar características.
Con este deceso suman cinco los homicidios perpetrados ayer, pues a la 01:30 de la madrugada un hombre fue victimado en la burrería denominada “Tin Tan”, ubicada en la colonia Partido Romero, en la Avenida 16 de Septiembre y calle Emilia Calvillo.
También el cuerpo de una mujer fue localizada sin vida la mañana de ayer envuelta en una lona en la colonia Campesina, al sur de la ciudad.
Además, el hallazgo de un par de cadáveres se realizó a las 10:35 de la mañana en una brecha localizada a un kilómetro al sur de la carretera Juárez–Casas Grandes, sobre el kilómetro 5 más 400.


http://www.diario.com.mx/notas.php?f=2012/03/12&id=4d7559c32592674388b0cb1468b58300

‘Con homicidios de alto impacto buscan grupos intimidar a rivales’

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EL DIARIO | 12-03-2012 | 21:55

Los recientes eventos violentos en los que se han encontrado un cuerpo cercenado, otro decapitado, así como el ataque a policías forman parte de una estrategia que pretende hacer ver a los rivales y a la sociedad en general que están retomando fuerza en la disputa por el control de la plaza, aseguró Jorge González Nicolás, fiscal de Persecución e Investigación del Delito.
Mencionó que desde hace tiempo a uno de los grupos se le ha mermado en su capacidad de fuerza, lo que los ha llevado a disminuir su capacidad de generar actos violentos.
Dijo que un esfuerzo desesperado por querer hacer ver a la comunidad y a sus enemigos que no están muertos del todo y por ello se dan algunos repuntes en la incidencia criminal.
Estos delitos de alto impacto, señaló, pretenden enviar un mensaje a los rivales de que todavía tienen poder de fuego, pero la realidad es otra.
Comentó que la autoridad ha logrado abatir los índices de violencia precisamente porque ha desarmado a estos grupos y no tienen la misma capacidad que en los primeros años en que se incrementó la violencia en esta frontera.
Indicó que habrán de aplicarse nuevas estrategias para seguir abatiendo la criminalidad.
Expresó que en la actualidad Ciudad Juárez registra niveles de violencia que se encuentran muy debajo de lo que se presentó hace tres años.
Si bien es cierto que siguen apareciendo decapitados, cercenados y ataques a policías, se trata de casos que únicamente buscan llamar la atención pero que no representan ninguna amenaza de que regresen de nueva cuenta los niveles de violencia que se tenían antes.
El fiscal González Nicolás aseguró que el trabajo realizado tanto por la Secretaría de Seguridad Pública Municipal y de la Fiscalía General del Estado, así como las penas interpuestas por jueces del Poder Judicial han contribuido de manera sustancial a recuperar la tranquilidad para esta sociedad.
Reconoció que falta por hacer, ya que aún se presentan extorsiones, homicidios y otros delitos de alto impacto que generan desconfianza en la sociedad.
Sin embargo, aseguró que en una comparación con las cifras registradas en el 2008, 2009, 2010 y 2011 con las de estos meses del 2012 hay una diferencia sustancial.
Con las estrategias que se están diseñando para combatir a los integrantes de los grupos del crimen organizado que 'trabajan' aún en la sociedad se contempla que sigan a la baja los homicidios, robos de autos con violencia y extorsiones, puntualizó.

GOOGLE TRANSLATION

"With high-impact homicides groups seeking to intimidate rivals'

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THE JOURNAL | 03.12.2012 | 21:55

Recent violent events in which they have found a severed body, another head, like the attack on police are part of a strategy that seeks to impress upon rivals and society in general are regaining strength in the battle for control of the square, said Jorge Gonzalez Nicolas, Attorney Harassment and Criminal Investigation.
He mentioned that in a while one of the groups has diminished in its ability to force, which has led them to reduce their ability to generate violence.
He said a desperate effort to want to see the community and its enemies are not dead at all and so are some spikes in the crime rate.
These high-impact crimes, he said, intended to send a message to rivals who still have firepower, but the reality is another.
He said the authority has managed to bring down rates of violence precisely because these groups have been disarmed and have the same capacity in the first years of increased violence in this border.
He noted that new strategies be implemented to continue lowering the crime.
He said that currently registered Juarez violence levels are far below what was presented three years ago.
While that still appear decapitated, severed and attacks on police, these are cases that only seek attention but no threat of returning again into violence levels they had before.
Nicholas Gonzalez The prosecutor said the work done by both the Ministry of Municipal Public Security and the Attorney General, and the penalties filed by judges of the Judiciary have contributed substantially to restore peace to society.
He acknowledged that to be done, since there are still extortion, murder and other crimes that generate high impact mistrust in society.
But he said that in comparison with the figures recorded in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 with those of these months of 2012 is substantially different.
With the strategies that are being designed to fight the members of organized crime groups 'work' even in society is seen to continue down the murders, car thefts with violence and extortion, he said.


molly

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Mar 14, 2012, 1:01:19 AM3/14/12
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Here are a few more attempts below to explain the brutality of recent killings in Juarez...as someone who looks at the news stories almost every day, there is really no anomaly to try to explain.  What is an anomaly are the boasting pronouncements of politicians and policy analysts about how everything is getting better.  We should recall that in mid-2008, several politicians including the governor of Chihuahua and the mayor of Juarez made statements to the press saying that the conflict was over and that tranquility and normalcy would return.  Instead, the violence continued to grow to unforeseen levels. The killings are down in number this year so far. But, they are still higher than they were at the beginning of 2008 when no one could imagine what was to come next.  The only way to look at the current killings as a great improvement is to consider the horrifying statistics of 2010. But the killings in Juarez so far this year are more than triple what they were in 2007 and every year before that. molly

http://www.elpasotimes.com/news/ci_20160068/juarez-psyche-may-suffers-from-recent-slayings-brutality

Juárez's psyche may suffer from recent slayings' brutality

Posted:   03/13/2012 07:31:08 AM MDT

JUAREZ -- A recent string of brutal killings, most of them in Juárez's south and southeast areas, is making some security analysts wonder how calm things really have become.

Gustavo de la Rosa Hickerson, ombudsman in Juárez for Chihuahua state's human rights commission and a member of the Citizens' Security Worktable, said that though the number of killings is down, the criminal brutality in the ones that have occurred can convey a sense of dread.

"A swallow doesn't make a summer," de la Rosa said. "I think quantitatively homicides have gone down, but qualitatively there are much more important and gruesome aggressions. And sometimes a homicide committed with such brutal ferocity is much more destructive to the social fabric

than killings that result from gang fights or executions trying to defend a market."

De la Rosa also pointed to the unpunished killing of almost 40 police officers in the last six months as a sign of the problems authorities have in taming the violence.

"The level of violence in Juárez hasn't gone down. Forty fallen cops and no murderers arrested speaks of an incredible level of impunity," he said. "We can't talk about a decrease in violence if we're having these horrifying crimes."

A spokesman for the municipal police didn't return calls for comment.

Scott Stewart, vice president of tactical intelligence at geopolitical analysis company Stratfor, said that while the Sinaloa cartel has gradually gained more control of drug




operations in Juárez, the Vicente Carillo Fuentes cartel continues to resist invasion of its turf and fights to stay relevant.

Stewart said the irregularity in activity came from the recent calm, not the brutality.

"Honestly, it does not surprise me that we're seeing that level of gratuitous violence," he said. The previous downtick in violence "could only do with the flux of battles. Like a military field, you'll have these battles between groups and then it will take time for them to build up for a new offensive."

On Sunday, authorities found a severed head on a bus stop bench on Ramón Rayón Avenue and Juárez Porvenir Road. The dismembered body was located blocks away inside a black plastic bag, along with a Texas identification card belonging to Eder Vidana Solis.

Last Friday, another decapitated body was found on the road to Casas Grande near the kilometer 17 marker. Hours later, a human head was found near the kilometer 20 marker. Authorities haven't determined if the head corresponds to the body.

In the last four weeks, other incidents include finding a charred body, a man who had torturous burn marks on his feet, a man hanging from a bridge and a number of people -- including two women -- who were found dead with plastic bags over their heads.

Alejandro Martínez-Cabrera may be reached at a.mar...@elpasotimes.com; 546-6129.



Several gruesome murders take place over weekend in Juárez

Posted:   03/12/2012 04:28:39 PM MDT

The violence continued in Juárez over the weekend and today with a woman found slain, two police officers killed and the public display of the mutilated body of a man who had a Texas identification card, the Chihuahua state prosecutor's office said Monday.

The man's severed head was found Sunday afternoon on a bus-stop bench near Avenida Ramon Rayon in the Zaragoza area, officials said. The rest of the body was later found cut into pieces inside two bags left in the Morelos Zaragoza area.

Along with the body parts, investigators found a pair of black jeans, a shirt, a wallet and a Texas identification card with the name Eder Vidana Solis. A prosecutor's office spokesman said Monday the dead man had not been formally identified because no one had come to claim the body.

The gruesome incident was one of six homicides Sunday in Juárez, including two police officers killed in an afternoon street shooting that wounded two other men in the Rancho Anapra area. The officers were identified as Jose Alfredo Delgado Acosta, 39, and Armando Muñoz Quiroz, 35.

The violence continued on Monday with four more homicides. The deaths included two unidentified men shot and with possible signs of torture whose bodies were found late Monday morning in the desert off the highway to Casas Grandes.

Shortly before 9 a.m., the body of an unidentified woman wrapped in a bed cover was found in a vacant lot in colonia La Campesina. The woman, who appeared to be in her late 40s, with a plastic bag over her head and had been stabbed several times, police said.

At about 2:30 a.m., a man, identified as Luis Torres Torres, 39, was shot to death inside a business in downtown Juárez, police said.

Daniel Borunda may be reached at dbor...@elpasotimes.com; 546-6102.

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