12 Mangled Bodies Dumped on Mexican Highway
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 14, 2009 7:19 AM CDT
Mexican soldiers patrol the streets of Aguililla, Mexico, in the western state of Michoacan.   (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)

(Newser) – The bodies of 11 men and a woman were found by the side of a remote highway in Mexico's Michoacan state yesterday, Reuters reports. The victims had been tortured before being executed, police said. Officials believe the killings are linked to an ongoing feud for control of the state between the Gulf drug cartel and a group of smugglers known as "the Family." Four bodies were found in the same place last week.

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Jul 14, 2009 12:37 PM CDT
Legalize it. And the murderous profit motive would evaporate.
Jul 14, 2009 10:44 AM CDT
These dumb fucks might as well dig up Al Capone and put him in charge. Prohibition is prohibition. Doesn't matter if it's alcohol or crack.
Jul 14, 2009 5:21 AM CDT
Mr. C (above)--You miss my point. You've "seen drugs and crime together a lot" because of the prohibition, not because of drugs. Imagine if they put a prohibition on water. You'd see a lot of crime around water because of it. Under such circumstances, however absurd the example, water should not be maligned for this artificially produced association caused by the prohibition, not a property of the water. I'm sorry you didn't read my statement more carefully.