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Police violence rocks the Mexican/U.S. border

June 16, 2005

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Police violence rocks the Mexican/U.S. border
Police violence rocks the Mexican/U.S. border On June 8 the police chief of Nuevo Laredo, a Mexican city just across the border from Laredo, Texas, was shot to death after only 9 hours on the job. Since then, the city has become ground zero in Mexico's fight against organized crime. Federal and local police clash in this "lawless city" as both claim to be doing their best to fight the drug cartels, known to execute and bribe officers with impunity. Below are a number of stories about the incidents, in chronological order from the earliest to most recent reports

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