Tuesday, September 02, 2008

United States sending millions of dollars to Mexico to help fight crime. What about us?

BBC News
Rallies were held in all of Mexico's 32 states, including 150,000 people gathering in Mexico's capital city, Zocalo square. Protesters were wearing mainly white clothing and marched in silence while holding candles to indicate that they had enough of the murders and kidnappings that were plaguing their country.

So far this year, at least 2700 people have been killed and three other people kidnapped mostly from drug related violence.

Last week as a result of the protest, the country's political and security leaders drew up an emergency 74-point plan to combat the ways of violence. Measures include firing corrupt police officers, new prisons and methods to combat drug trafficking.
Washington is also helping out with hundreds of millions of dollars.

I think that it is really great that the Mexican people are banding together to help improve their country. If those that snuck into United States illegally would return home to help, the Mexican people could take back their country and make it a better place to live.

Also, while it is very noble of Washington to help Mexico at in this area, I have to ask what about the crime in the United States?

Why is it that when it comes to helping other countries, we're always there with our pocketbook open, however, when it comes to helping people in our own country, like protecting our citizens for example, suddenly we do not have enough money.

Is it just me or is there something wrong with this picture?

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