Monday, November 03, 2008

Early Voting

There's still two months left, but we're pretty sure we can declare this the Most Fucked Up Mexican Killing of 2008:

Kidnappers Kill Mexican Child with Acid Injection

Kidnappers grabbed a 5-year-old boy from a gritty Mexico City street market, then killed him by injecting acid into his heart — a new low even for Mexico's brutal kidnapping gangs.

The boy, Javier Morena, was the oldest son of a poor family that sold fruit at a market in the tough neighborhood of Iztapalapa, proof that the plague of kidnappings for ransom afflicts the working class as well as the wealthy....

Mancera said the assailants injected the boy with acid and buried him on a hill outside the capital....

Javier was buried early Monday. Hours later, sitting in her home of cinderblock and corrugated tin, the boy's mother, Laura Vega, said she has no idea why the kidnappers targeted her family. But she said she felt they should face the death penalty, long banned in Mexico, and that they should "suffer the way my son suffered."

"He didn't have to die like that, far from his parents," she said, her eyes red and swollen from crying. "If he had to go to God, it shouldn't have been like that."

We've arrived at a point where strangling or shooting a five-year-old boy would actually have been the morally superior choice. That's depressing beyond words.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It really is depressing beyond words! I guess it take a really big man to kill a 5 year old child!