A third key police officer was assassinated yesterday in the intensifying war between Mexican officials and drug cartels, the BBC reports. The deputy police chief of the border town of Juarez was killed when gunmen peppered his car with bullets as he left home. The head of Mexico's anti-kidnap unit was killed Friday, and the chief of police operations against drug trafficking was shot dead the day before.
"We have to come together to confront this evil. We Mexicans have to categorically say 'That's enough!'" said President Jose Calderon at a police memorial service. "We can't accept this situation. We have to take back our streets."