Fw: POLICE BEATING STREET CHILDREN IN MEXICO

Flower Child (nternet@c2i2.com)
Sun, 19 Apr 1998 22:16:58 -0700


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From: Charles Wilson <nternet@c2i2.com>
To: jornada@condor.dgsca.unam.mx <jornada@condor.dgsca.unam.mx>;
74511.2345@compuserve.com <74511.2345@compuserve.com>;
internacional@notimex.com.mx <internacional@notimex.com.mx>;
news@novedades.com <news@novedades.com>; nacional@reforma.com.mx
<nacional@reforma.com.mx>
Cc: bruce@casa-alianza.org <bruce@casa-alianza.org>
Date: Sunday, April 19, 1998 7:33 AM
Subject: POLICE BEATING STREET CHILDREN IN MEXICO


>
>To: The Mexico City Times, La Jornada, Mexico Correspondent, Washington
>Post, NOTIMEX , Mexico City News, Reforma, and Bruce Harris:
>
>Beating of children is not permissable in the world of civilized nations.
I
>would recommend to every potential traveler to Mexico:  Don't travel to
>Mexico at this time, withhold your tourist dollars and tell your Mexican
>consulate why you choose not to patronize Mexico at this time.  Violent
>solutions such as the Mexican police used have been shown not to work.  The
>violence, brutality and degraded conditions will be perpetuated and in the
>end more energy and resources will be spent than if supportive social
>actions were decided upon and funded.  Is this sort of action the official
>policy of Mexico and its government?  And if not, there needs to be a
public
>investigation into the police action of brutalizing these children, and a
>report to the world press.
>
>Charles Wilson
>Sierra Vista, Arizona, U.S.A.
>
>