Mexican drug gang murders the unarmed woman who was brave enough to take police chief job men didn't want

Mexico is today mourning the death of a female police chief, the latest victim of a seemingly unending drug war between gangsters and the authorities.

Hermila Garcia, 38, became the top law enforcement officer in the town of Meoqui only two months ago.
One of a small number of women who have had the bravery to take on the drug cartels, she was gunned down at 7.20am on Monday.

She was attacked as she drove to work by herself.

Garcia, a lawyer by profession and single with no children, was one of a handful of women who have taken leadership roles in police departments in towns where men have stayed away because of fear.
The most high profile of these is 20-year-old Marisol Valles Garcia, a student who became police chief of Praxedis, in the Juarez valley, also in the state of Chihuahua.

'La Jefa', as she was known, didn't carry weapons or have bodyguards. But her security ideology has proven fallible.
'If you don't owe anything, you don't fear anything,' she was fond of saying when asked why she didn't have security.
Mexico's drug violence has claimed almost 30,000 lives since President Felipe Calderon took office in late 2006 and sent about 45,000 soldiers to fight the cartels.

Some wondered if Hermila Garcia's death was a warning from the drug cartels to other women, like Marisol Valles Garcia, who have taken on leading roles in law enforcement. - especially in Chihuahua. The state is home to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico's most violent drug war city.

Chihuahua has become Mexico's most violent state since Calderon launched his drug war four years ago.

Violence in Chihuahua is due to struggles between rival drug cartels over lucrative smuggling routes, as well as police operations against the cartels.
In and around Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas, some 7,200 people have died in drug violence since January 2008, when Mexico's top trafficker Joaquin 'Shorty' Guzman made a push to control the city and its lucrative smuggling routes.

Despite the arrest of thousands of suspected gang members in Chihuahua, the crackdown on cartels has provoked a wave of violent crime.
Thousands of jobless young men are fighting over local kidnapping, narcotics and extortion rackets in Mexico's home-grown drug market.
The drug violence is tarnishing the country's international image and worrying Washington and some investors.

In recent months, Meoqui had started to see some of this violence. A once peaceful town, the drug-related death tally has shot up to 40 deaths so far this year.
Meanwhile, Mexican soldiers have uncovered 18 bodies buried on a ranch near the U.S. border.
Troops acting on information from captured drug gunmen dug the bodies out from 11 graves near Palomas in Chihuahua state.

source: The Dailymail

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Comment by aim on December 4, 2010 at 5:14am
man neva dat sad but u cant expect dem drug lords to give a F uck...betta have bodguards
Comment by Hecs on December 4, 2010 at 2:55am
Bunch of idiots posting comments. Riko and Cheez you two are f****** morons. RIP to this brave woman.
Comment by E on December 3, 2010 at 11:41pm
If every other Police chief before her got massacred, what the hell made her think anything was gonna change when she volunteered to take over? But that's a woman for you! Always thinking they could do something better than a man.
Comment by 9MMABOVEYOSURFACE on December 3, 2010 at 9:50pm
u clowns still acting tough on the internet? LMFAO! grow a pube and get a job.
Comment by Riko on December 3, 2010 at 6:52pm
@ gettinmoneymuhfucka Yo U r talking about the past my n**** Im talking about today dude. Quit livin in the past Bro Thats ur problem Live 4 the future. By The Way Where do u think he got the drugs from smart Guy?? Oh Yea Yall Get Along So Well i can Tell. N**** Shut ur dumb a** up U Should think before u open up ur dicksuckers. N**** this s*** is like chess one wrong move and ur outta of there.
Comment by Riko on December 3, 2010 at 6:02pm
@ cheez straight up homie i dont care what u have been thru just how u dont care what ive been thru.. Its Funny Though How U Act Like U Own Some S*** Over There.. Bruh Go Travel the world So U Can See What Its Like, Get A Different Perspective On Things Open Up Ur Closed Mind To Other Cultures. S*** U Might Not Want To Even Go Back Once U See That People Live Just As Good N Other Countries. . For Ur Information We Were There Before All Of Yall Including The White People. Go Get Some Knowledge Dude.. Leave All That Scary Racist talk To The White People It Dont Look Good Comin From Black a Person.. 1 more Thing My Comment Wasnt Just 4 black People it was for the world.
Comment by GettinMoneyMuhfucka on December 3, 2010 at 6:01pm
@Riko shut your ignorant f***** a** up. talkin bout where would black ppl be without yall. um we got a long just f***** great without you. when Nixon intro'd drugs thats when the black economy got f***** up. so shut the f*** up ignorant a** f*****
Comment by Keith Ranald Simmons on December 3, 2010 at 4:41pm
she could have pay more attention of her self

damn rip
Comment by Larceny. on December 3, 2010 at 3:30pm
yall dumb muthafuckas made this is a racist isssue...thats some dumbass lame a** s***...s*** is real...whats happening in mexico is happening alot of other places and s*** as well...this is just getting press cause its close to home ya dig...anyways s**** real...and thats what it is.
Comment by chaz on December 3, 2010 at 2:49pm
2 my mans 2 comments down u dont kno wht da f*** we been thru n history...dats y yall broke poor a***** moved over here to get money like us and aint even getn taxed....dummys....hope u got ur green card...yall aint no better den us matta fact yall below us f*** off go have 10 kids or sumting...I GETS MONEY

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