New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger is tooled-up. Meanwhile, your average American journalist is about as likely to carry a gun as vote Republican. That’s because We The People own guns. Our firearms deter the government from realizing its predisposition towards tyranny and, eventually, eliminating “non-cooperative” journalists. The Obama Administration spied on James Rosen but (presumably) never considered making the Fox News reporter “disappear.” They knew that any such move would set the government on a collision course with armed Americans. As we’ve said over and over again, the Second Amendment protects the First. But don’t take my word for it. Here’s a borderlandbeat.com dispatch from Veracruz that . . .
Abducted Veracruz journalist found dead, the 11th during Duarte administration
by Lucio R.
Veracruz Journalists murdered during Javier Durate governorship
Mayor ordered his death, former police confesses to the killing
Moises Sanchez was a Veracruz journalist who reported on corruption and organized crime for the newspaper La Union. On the second day of the New Year, gunmen invaded his home and abducted the reporter. His body was found on Saturday in the municipality of Medellin de Bravo, there were signs of severe torture.
On Sunday, the attorney general of Veracruz, Angel Luis Bravo, reported the capture of Clemente Noé Rodríguez, a former municipal police, who said the murder was “commissioned” by Medellin mayor Omar Cruz Reyes. The confessed murderer revealed Sanchez was killed the same day as his abduction.
Although the PGR agency reported a “positive” identification, those results were based on fingerprint comparison. Sanchez’ son, Jorge Sánchez, mistrusts those results because of the poor condition of the body. The body had been decomposing for 22 days when discovered. The PGR agency has ordered DNA studies.
Because the mayor has immunity from prosecution, he has not been arrested. A legal process is being conducted to impeach annul immunity. The same process was conducted in the case of Mayor Jose Abarca of Iguala. It was during that time that Abarca and his family fled.
Since 2010 eleven Veracruz journalists have been murdered
From the date in 2010 when Javier Duarte de Ochoa took office as governor of Veracruz, there have been 11 journalists murdered.
Names of Veracruz Journalists murdered:
Noel López Olguín
Miguel Ángel López Velasco
Misael López Solana
Yolanda Ordaz, Regina Martínez
Guillermo Luna Varela
Gabriel Huge Córdova
Víctor Manuel Báez Chino