Mexico – “And I will give youth to be their rulers” Marisol Valles Garcia, 20, Police cheif in Mexico flees without word – potentially in the US, Texas

The idea of this child being a police chief, brings this verse in Isaiah to mind.  It has meaning on many different levels and is very appropriate here.

 

<< Isaiah 3 >>
New International Version

Judgment on Jerusalem and Judah

1See now, the Lord,

the LORD Almighty,

is about to take from Jerusalem and Judah

both supply and support:

all supplies of food and all supplies of water,

2the hero and warrior,

the judge and prophet,

the soothsayer and elder,

3the captain of fifty and man of rank,

the counselor, skilled craftsman and clever enchanter.

4I will make boys their officials;

mere children will govern them.

5People will oppress each other—

man against man, neighbor against neighbor.

The young will rise up against the old,

the base against the honorable.

6A man will seize one of his brothers

at his father’s home, and say,

“You have a cloak, you be our leader;

take charge of this heap of ruins!”

7But in that day he will cry out,

“I have no remedy.

I have no food or clothing in my house;

do not make me the leader of the people.”

8Jerusalem staggers,

Judah is falling;

their words and deeds are against the LORD,

defying his glorious presence.

9The look on their faces testifies against them;

they parade their sin like Sodom;

they do not hide it.

Woe to them!

They have brought disaster upon themselves.

10Tell the righteous it will be well with them,

for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds.

11Woe to the wicked! Disaster is upon them!

They will be paid back for what their hands have done.

12Youths oppress my people,

women rule over them.

O my people, your guides lead you astray;

they turn you from the path.

13The LORD takes his place in court;

he rises to judge the people.

14The LORD enters into judgment

against the elders and leaders of his people:

“It is you who have ruined my vineyard;

the plunder from the poor is in your houses.

15What do you mean by crushing my people

and grinding the faces of the poor?”

declares the Lord, the LORD Almighty.

16The LORD says,

“The women of Zion are haughty,

walking along with outstretched necks,

flirting with their eyes,

tripping along with mincing steps,

with ornaments jingling on their ankles.

17Therefore the Lord will bring sores on the heads of the women of Zion;

the LORD will make their scalps bald.”

18In that day the Lord will snatch away their finery: the bangles and headbands and crescent necklaces,19the earrings and bracelets and veils, 20the headdresses and ankle chains and sashes, the perfume bottles and charms, 21the signet rings and nose rings, 22the fine robes and the capes and cloaks, the purses 23and mirrors, and the linen garments and tiaras and shawls.

24Instead of fragrance there will be a stench;

instead of a sash, a rope;

instead of well-dressed hair, baldness;

instead of fine clothing, sackcloth;

instead of beauty, branding.

25Your men will fall by the sword,

your warriors in battle.

26The gates of Zion will lament and mourn;

destitute, she will sit on the ground.

<http://niv.scripturetext.com/isaiah/3.htm>

Is Mexico now at the verse  6?

 

On a more personal level, I hope that she leaves and goes someplace safe.  I hope she raises her child and is a good mother.  After her child is able to provide for himself or is grown, then she should come back and do what she wants with her life.

In my opinion, she is being selfish.  She is idealistic, which in and of itself, NOT a bad thing.  However, she is NOT “in an of herself.” She is now two.  Her priority should be HER family.  While the child is soooo young and depends on momma, she needs to stay alive.  It’s irresponsible.  She should raise the child and come back AFTER he doesn’t NEED her anymore.

I agree with her enthusiasm, her courage, her tenacity, just not her TIMING.

 

 

Concerns Raised Over Young Police Chief in Mexico

By ELISABETH MALKIN
Published: March 4, 2011

MEXICO CITY — Marisol Valles García, the young mother who took the job of police chief in her violence-ravaged town when nobody else would, has not been to work in three days. On Friday, it appeared she might not be planning to come back soon.

Marisol Valles García, the police chief in a small Mexican town, has not been seen for days, and some people are worried.

 

 

 

A human rights official in Chihuahua State said that Ms. Valles might have been threatened and crossed into Texas. But her bosses said she asked for a few days of leave to attend to her baby son, who had been ill.

Gustavo de la Rosa Hickerson, who is in charge of the Ciudad Juárez office of the state human rights commission, said he had spoken to someone who had accompanied Ms. Valles to the border and watched her cross the bridge. He did not know if she had crossed alone or with family.

“We are trying to reach her to help her,” said Mr. de la Rosa, who said that he had not spoken to her and that he was trying to confirm reports that she had been threatened.

But officials in Praxedis G. Guerrero, where Ms. Valles was appointed police chief last October, when she was 20, said they had no reason to be suspicious.

“She is still our colleague,” said Andrés Morales Arreola, the town hall secretary in Praxedis. “In her talks with the mayor, she had not shown any sign of receiving threats,” he said.

Mr. Morales said he had tried to call Ms. Valles on Friday, but had not been able to reach her.

What is clear is that the situation in Praxedis, about 60 miles southeast of Ciudad Juárez, was not auspicious for Ms. Valles’s job security when she became police chief. The town is one of a group of farming towns in the Valley of Juárez hugging the Texas border that has been swept by drug violence as gunmen from the Sinaloa and Juárez cartels battle over smuggling routes.

One of her predecessors as police chief had been beheaded. The week Ms. Valles took the job, a local politician and his son in a neighboring small town were ambushed and killed.

Some headlines are hailing her as the bravest woman in Mexico. Marisol Valles Garcia, all of 20 years old, says she’s just tired of everyone being afraid.Valles Garcia, a criminology student, became the police chief this week of Praxedis G. Guerrero, one of the most violent municipalities in the border state of Chihuahua. She was the only person who accepted the top job in a police force whose officers have been abducted and even killed.”Yes, there is fear,” Valles Garcia said Wednesday in an interview with CNN en Español. “It’s like all human beings. There will always be fear, but what we want to achieve in our municipality is tranquility and security.”

 

With her unlined features and chunky glasses, Ms. Valles, who is studying for a criminology degree, looks every inch the student, not a police chief in one of the most violent places in Mexico. Reporters from around the world trekked to meet her.

In a January interview, Ms. Valles said that her task was not to take on drug traffickers — that is the job of the better equipped federal police and the army — but instead to focus on preventive measures and petty crimes like public drunkenness, bicycle theft and domestic violence.

She did not carry a gun, or even wear a uniform, preferring jeans and a powder-blue sweatshirt for the interview. Still, she was attuned to the danger around her. The sole remaining police officer, also a young woman, in the neighboring town of Guadalupe Distrito Bravos, had recently been kidnapped and was still missing.

“Yes, it’s worrisome,” Ms. Valles said. “But at the same time I always see hope in what we’re doing.”

Randal C. Archibold contributed reporting.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/05/world/americas/05policechief.html?_r=1

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