Thursday, August 12, 2010

More Arrests of Kidnappers of Journalists

The Federal Police says it has arrested five more members of the kidnapping gang that abducted four journalists in La Laguna a couple of weeks ago. Unless I'm mistaken, the most recent mass arrest, which came in Lerdo, brings the total of those arrested for the crime to nine. That's probably more a product of good fortune than a concerted effort from the government to punish the perpetrators of this specific crime, but it's a good example of exactly how the government should respond to crimes that specifically target the pillars of a free society: arresting any and everyone involved with the group. That may seem obvious, but it's something that often doesn't happen.

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