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French woman´s release
stirs up anger in Mexico

Los Angeles Times, by Richard Fausset

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Posted By:PageTurner, 1/27/2013 10:26:56 AM

MEXICO CITY — In a country where citizens are regularly victimized by corrupt and abusive police, a court ruling freeing a woman from prison because of police mistreatment would seem welcome. Instead, many Mexicans are outraged. Ending a long legal case that had generated front-page headlines on two continents, the Mexican Supreme Court this week freed Florence Cassez, a 38-year-old French woman jailed for kidnapping, because authorities had trampled her right to due process. The 3-2 ruling came in the midst of a sweeping judicial reform being implemented with millions of dollars in U.S. aid and a small army of U.S. advisors.

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The peculiar French lo-fo belief that if an accused is young and attractive, she must be innocent. I´d be mad as a Mexican if this were my country.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 1/27/2013 12:42:45 PM     (No. 9142406)

I would like a very large, very electrified fence on our southern borders - if the illegals get over the fence, there should be pits full of rattlesnakes to take care of them. BTW, the woman was 38 and the Mexicans never miss a chance to give out tickets, arrest people or over charge for their merchandise. If you stay in Tiajuana you are fairly safe. Tip large if you eat there and pick restaurants carefully.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BadgerBill, 1/27/2013 12:54:03 PM     (No. 9142431)

We (taxpayer money) are helping judicial reform in Mexico???

What the heck!

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