In the absence of justice society rapidly devolves into the dark heart of humanity. The Mexican government admits to investigating less than five percent of murders. Life has become worth so little in Mexico that the violence, which started as a result of economic and political forces, now clearly has an independent, sadistic component.
I’ll be live tweeting tonight at 6:30 pm EST during the airing of “Profits and Impunity”, Fault Lines first episode of the new season on Al Jazeera English.
In this image released by Mexico’s Defense Department, SEDENA, on Sunday, June 5, a makeshift armored truck is displayed after it was seized on June 4 in the city of Camargo, Mexico. According to Mexico’s Defense Department, two makeshift armored trucks were found in a clandestine shop that was being used to create these vehicles.
A cop has just been assassinated in the SUV. He was shot in broad daylight at a major intersection on his way home from work. The white van has just shown up to collect his body. On this Saturday there will be 16 murders in Juarez.
In a make-shift asylum just outside of Juarez Becky shares an emotional moment with a doll. In the upcoming episode of Fault Lines, Impunity and Profits, we go in the mental institution and profile an unbelievable act of compassion.
Downtown Juarez. A cop has just been assassinated. His corpse still in the SUV. Investigators, hiding their identities, comb over the scene. The billboard in the background says something about the people here being noble.