Wednesday, September 21, 2011

More Security Ideas from Creel

From Excéslsior:
With the absence on the monopoly of organized force to combat organized crime, panista Santiago Creel Miranda proposed the creation of a "Mexican DEA", a special and specialized agency that has the training, personnel, resources, and investigative system to combat the criminals.

This agency should be composed of elite elements from the army, the marines, the Federal Polic and four other governmental security institutions, operating beneath a unified civilian command that would be charged with directly combating organized crime, with 20 percent of the work being police-related and 80 percent investigative labors...
That actually doesn't sound much like the DEA to me. It's also the case that proposing hypothetical new agencies during a campaign is the easiest thing in the world to do, but neither the ideas nor the mere attempt to build the agency alone do much to improve security. I also think it's odd that he separates police work from investigative work. By police work, I imagine he means the sort of force patrols that the Federal Police and the army conduct, and he is right to de-emphasize that aspect of security.

In any event Santiago Creel seems to be the candidate who is generating the most ideas on security. I don't expect that to last, nor do I think the quality of the ideas is particularly astonishing, but that's where we are at this point.

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