Friday, February 22, 2008


Tijuana's Jesus Rey David Alfaro is the latest grupero musician to get an extremely negative review from the hometown crowd.

Alfaro's body was found last week covered with a blanket on the edge of the city, with rope marks around the neck and a gunshot wound in the head, the attorney general's office said.

But here's where it gets unsettling:

A message was pinned to the body, saying, "You'll be next," a taunt aimed at the thousands of soldiers sent to Tijuana to crush the drug gangs and clean up police forces working with the cartels.

Now this is a pretty short article, so maybe there's a lot the reporter knows which he had to leave out for space, but how one leaps from "You" to "thousands of soldiers sent to Tijuana" requires, I think, some explanation. Until then, I'll be in hiding.


Anonymous said...

You have to be a registered member of the LA Times to read a review! What's up with that?


Burro Hall said...

Keeps the riff-raff out.