College Student, Marisol Valles, Named Police Chief in Mexico Town … Because No One Else Wanted the Job

This is insane. Liz Goodwin writes in Yahoo News’ The Upshot:
Marisol Valles

A town near drug cartel capital Juarez, Mexico, had just one applicant for police chief after a spate of killings of public officials in drug-related violence.

So now the new chief in Guadalupe, a town of 10,000 residents near the Texas border, is 20-year-old college criminology major Marisol Valles García.

Public officials have increasingly become the targets of assassination as Mecxian cartels try to tighten their grasp on the country. Just this year, 11 Mexican mayors have been slain, including the former mayor of Guadalupe, who was killed in June. In the small town, “police officers and security agents have been killed, some of them beheaded,” according to the AFP.

Valles tells a local paper that she took the job to help the town’s people become less fearful. “Afraid? Everyone is afraid and it’s very natural. What motivates me here is that the project [to make the community safer] is very good and can do a lot for my town. I know that we are going to change and remove this,” she said.

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16 Comments on "College Student, Marisol Valles, Named Police Chief in Mexico Town … Because No One Else Wanted the Job"

  1. Oh, she seems nice and well-intentioned. It’ll be a shame when the cartels behead her next week.

  2. Oh, she seems nice and well-intentioned. It’ll be a shame when the cartels behead her next week.

    • Ironaddict06 | Oct 21, 2010 at 9:52 am |

      Yep. Vegas should have odds on how long she will be police chief. I give her a month. First the cartels will offer her money to turn a blind eye. If she refuses-she’s gone. That should take about a month.

      • GoodDoktorBad | Oct 21, 2010 at 6:01 pm |

        You give her a month? You’d make that bet -huh? You sound like a member of the cartels.

        Dude, you are sick…..

  3. Namelesswon | Oct 21, 2010 at 1:47 pm |

    its a backward third world country, what do you expect.

  4. Namelesswon | Oct 21, 2010 at 9:47 am |

    its a backward third world country, what do you expect.

  5. Ironaddict06 | Oct 21, 2010 at 1:52 pm |

    Yep. Vegas should have odds on how long she will be police chief. I give her a month. First the cartels will offer her money to turn a blind eye. If she refuses-she’s gone. That should take about a month.

  6. Anonymous | Oct 21, 2010 at 3:08 pm |

    Balls of steel or just dangerously naive?
    Either way, all the good fortune in the world to this young thing. I hope she lives to see her next birthday.

    Viva Garcia!

  7. GoodDoktorBad | Oct 21, 2010 at 11:08 am |

    Balls of steel or just dangerously naive?
    Either way, all the good fortune in the world to this young thing. I hope she lives to see her next birthday.

    Viva Garcia!

  8. Anonymous | Oct 21, 2010 at 10:01 pm |

    You give her a month? You’d make that bet -huh? You sound like a member of the cartels.

    Dude, you are sick…..

  9. Tuna Ghost | Oct 22, 2010 at 12:06 am |

    If this works it’ll be a goddam miracle, but props to her for trying. One has to wonder where her parents are in all of this.

  10. Tuna Ghost | Oct 21, 2010 at 8:06 pm |

    If this works it’ll be a goddam miracle, but props to her for trying. One has to wonder where her parents are in all of this.

  11. I don’t see why this is ‘insane’??
    sounds like an awesome story of bravery and down right someone actually trying to do the right thing.
    all the old farts that run the rest of the countries of the world certainly don’t have the guts to stand up to any kind of real crime. they’re all too busy securing the cocaine trade and child slavery.

    way to go youth.

    way to fail horribly at your jobs everyone prior.

  12. I don’t see why this is ‘insane’??
    sounds like an awesome story of bravery and down right someone actually trying to do the right thing.
    all the old farts that run the rest of the countries of the world certainly don’t have the guts to stand up to any kind of real crime. they’re all too busy securing the cocaine trade and child slavery.

    way to go youth.

    way to fail horribly at your jobs everyone prior.

    • Hadrian999 | Oct 22, 2010 at 2:12 pm |

      she’ll probably die for nothing
      she’s brave but it takes more than that to survive against the cartels,
      hope they don’t make a mess of her to send a message.

  13. Hadrian999 | Oct 22, 2010 at 6:12 pm |

    she’ll probably die for nothing
    she’s brave but it takes more than that to survive against the cartels,
    hope they don’t make a mess of her to send a message.

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