There is no end to the irony that in a country in which 98.5 percent of crimes go unpunished, there is a case in which there are two many guilty parties. Such was the case yesterday with the capture and presentation of the members of the group Los Petriciolet, allegedly responsible for the kidnapping and murder of the teens Fernando Martí and Antonio Equihua. These crimes didn't merely cause a great social impact at the time, but they also generated huge pressure for the authorities. The issues is that months ago, the capital city justice department had already arrested the parties allegedly involved in the diabolical murder of young Martí, among them Sergio Humberto Ortiz Juárez, El Apá, and Lorena González Hernández, La Lore. The presentation by the federal Secretariat of Public Security of another group yesterday raised all sorts of speculation. Were there scapegoats? Did the two groups operate as independent cells? Is it all due to a confrontation between federal and capital city authorities? The controversy is just beginning.
Here's Ricardo Alemán, who saw the original arrest as a complete charade, on the same subject:
We stated in Itinerario Político on September 11: "When the media truth supplants the plain truth, and when media judgment replaces legal judgment, the least of our laments is the failure of politics and politicians: of the state itself. No one knows with absolute certainty, based on the scientific evidence, if Sergio Ortiz is really the chief of the band La Flor. No judge has blamed anyone for the Martí crime. But the media judge has already found him guilty.It was noteworthy that in 2008, when the government of Mexico City accused el Apá for the Martí crime, Calderóm --through Juan Camilo Mouriño-- applauded Marcelo Ebrard. We said then: "It was urgent that for the sake of public opinion that the governments of Ebrard and Calderón resolved the Martí crime. There exists a sort of symbiosis of power. If it goes badly for one, he pulls the other to the edge. That's why there is a lot of evidence that we witnessed a sort of "political rescue". Both are interested in resolving, however possible, this case. So both have leapt over the barrier set down by Alejandro Martí"...But what happened? Why did the agreement break? Because with the appearance of the real Martí criminal, Calderón draws a line in front of Marcelo. Something broke.