Light in the Darkness is a one-hour documentary about a town coming together to take action after anti-immigrant violence devastates the community. In 2008, a series of attacks against Latino residents of Patchogue, New York culminate with the murder of Marcelo Lucero, an Ecuadorian immigrant who had lived in the Long Island village for 13 years.
This documentary is part of Current TV’s Vanguard series. In this documentary Christof Putzel examines the continued use of American guns by Mexican gangs and drug cartels. He even investigates how easy it would be for these guns to be purchased before being smuggled back across into Mexico.
I just got done watching this episode of “Vanguard” on Current TV and was so happy to find the link to share it. This episode covers the violence in Ciudad Juarez and how American guns are fueling the violence. This documentary series is very well done and I hope they continue to cover other informative topics.
You can run but you can’t hide has become a cliché statement in pop culture. However in Mexico with the spreading violence from the Drug War it is not far from reality. With towns previously untouched by the drug cartels being consumed in violence the war is becoming hard to escape. President Calderon released a statement this weekend stating that the drug cartels and organized crime is beginning to threaten the democracy in Mexico. A random family can be victimized in numerous ways including extortion, being robbed, kidnappings, random violence, bus hijackings, school shootings and much more. At a time with many Americans organizing against capital greed it pales in comparison to what the people of Mexico are currently experiencing. Yes, it would be incorrect to say the violence is spread throughout the whole entire country but honestly it’s not far from the truth at this point.
Last night I received a message from @AnonPrelations on Twitter inviting InformUSCitizens to view their demands before they are released to the public on Sunday. As part of their #SafeRoads (#OpCarreterasSeguras) they issued the following demands for the Mexican Government and Private Companies involved in bus transportation in Mexico. Bus transportation in Mexico is very important and widely used because of the economic gap which exists within the country. In the video of demands Anonymous states that only 5% of the people in Mexico are wealthy enough to travel by airplane.
DEMANDS FOR #SAFEROADS (#OpCarreterasSeguras)
1. All buses should travel on toll highways to reduce criminal acts against passengers.
2. All buses install GPS location systems so that the bus can be located at all times, as a precaution in case of a kidnapping.
3. All buses install a realtime camera and silent alarm with a double back up that will recorded and monitored. Anytime the bus makes an unexpected stop or encounters danger a silent alarm can be tripped. Cameras will capture the image of persons responsible for any attacks against the bus.
4. A “bus marshal” will be placed on each bus to aid in keeping passengers safe and to deter possible criminal activity. These bus marshals could be private security or members of the Mexican Army.
5. All Mexican citizens and foreigners traveling in Mexico be held under the articles of the Geneva Convention and be granted the immunities and humanitarian treatment set in the treaties.
#OpCarreterasSeguras (#SafeRoads) Video Release of the 5-Demands on the Mexican government and Bus Companies concerning kidnappings, rapes and robberies on Mexican highways. Operation to start December 10, 2011.
We inform the English language media in the United States and the United Kingdom that we, ANONYMOUS SpyPeople Crew, will release a video of our 5-demands derived from #OpCarreterasSeguras (#SafeRoads) that will commence December 10, 2011 in Mexico. There will be two videos, one in English and one in Spanish.
We will allow you, the media, to view the video 48-hours before it is released to the general public so that you may report on it. We have chosen certain media outlets, preferably those that have maintained contact with us the last few days, as viewers. Therefore we ask the media to check your emails and twitter accounts starting Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. ending Friday, December 2, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. If you did not receive an email and you are media, please follow @AnonPrelations on twitter and make a request.
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