Video: 23 Seconds of the Mexican Drug War

The L.A. Times site has posted dramatic surveillance video of three Mexican hitmen raiding a jewelry store in Mexico’s third largest city; and making quick work of a security guard, a police commander from a nearby town, his wife, and one more person.

They took no money or jewelry.  They just wanted to show what they could do to an exemplary police commander.

Great.  Just in time for my Christmas trip to that nearby town. (UPDATE: to clarify, the murders happened in 2007, but the video was not released until last week).

UPDATE:  By the way, the L.A. Times has collected its stories on the Mexican Drug War here.  You can click here for my posts related to the topic.  And there’s always the inimitable Border Reporter, who does his very own investigative reporting.