A Texas National Guardsmen was killed in the city of Ciudad Juarez across the border from El Paso. Jose Gil Hernandez Ramirez
, 21, of El Paso, was found shot dead on the street along with 42-year-old Rafael Ramirez Reza. The border city was shut down and taken over by gun battles that raged through the streets entering residential areas and forcing people to run to schools to ensure their kids were safe. Businesses went into lock-down for hours not allowing employees to leave. Members of drug cartels carjacked vehicles to barricade streets.
A spokesman for the Texas National Guard said that there is a prohibition for full time staff and members of the guard to remain out of Mexico, but that is only when they are on duty. Off duty they have been warned that Mexico is dangerous and to avoid it or be extremely cautious when in the country.
There has been no reason given as to why Ramirez was in Ciudad Juarez, the FBI says they are looking into the matter.
Just more reasons to stay out of mexihole. It's just not safe! I had a good friend when I was in High School (many many moons ago) that was robbed then murdered while surfing. That was in 1970!!
Posted by: tiredofit2010 on October 21, 2010 03:58 PM
No kidding! Anyone who goes there has to have more than a few dead brain cells. The odd thing to me is the warnings that have been given by gov agencies to stay clear, but locally I have been seeing an increase in TV ads saying to vacation in mexico.
Posted by: Nightowl on October 22, 2010 05:19 PM