Monday, March 01, 2010

What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

One of the great constants of Mexican life is the perp walk. If you are ever arrested for any crime, no matter how insignificant, you can count on being paraded in front of the cameras along with all your alleged loot and any alleged weapons you may allegedly have been carrying, and the whole thing will appear in the newspapers with the exception of the word "alleged." This is a free service provided by the Mexican government in lieu of due process.

Anyway, we thoroughly enjoyed this picture of Querétaro's Irene Barrón López, whose spectacularly dysfunctional relationship with her boyfriend led the two of them to exchange gunfire in the middle of the street. Things may have changed a bit since we were cadets at Quantico, but "do not hand the perp a rifle, even for the purposes of public shaming" used to be the kind of thing they covered on day one.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

You feel lucky, punk?

Anonymous said...

not only you are paraded, but you are blitzed by reporters and you answer and confess. they have the evidence on camera, like black widow grannie:

http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/notas/662674.html

Anonymous said...

who is the guy in the blue apron with his back to the camera in both photos? do they not have a little black sign, like we have for US mugshots? or does he have another function, like keeping the perp from using the weapon while in the lineup? this is a serious question- please, burro, restrain yourself in reply! thank you.

Burro Hall said...

He's a cop. (That's a bulletproof vest, not an apron.) I suppose in this instance he also serves the added function of keeping her from spraying the reporters with gunfire.