Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Mexico swaps computers for guns

Sounds like they aren't any smarter south of the border than here in the US.

MEXICO CITY (AP) —Police in the Mexican capital have kicked off a campaign to exchange guns for computers and other gifts in an attempt to reduce firearm deaths.

On the first day of the program in Tepito, a neighborhood known for drug dealing and street markets rife with contraband, officers collected 29 guns Tuesday and gave out several desktop computers along with packets of food and cash.


Right. The drug dealers are so poor, and starved for information, that they'll give up their guns for a computer. Or maybe they will just become gamers.

The gun exchange program is part of a crackdown on crime by Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard, who has sent in thousands of police to tackle crime gangs in Tepito and other rough neighborhoods.


Sounds like he might make a good mayor for NY, if Bloomberg ever retires.

7 comments:

Dazd said...

The dealers need computers so they can make connections over the WWW. Electronically launder money now, pay for your fix via PayPal, the list is endless.

And they've obviously heard of MySpace.com. Look for 29 more profiles from Mexico this week. lol

The Cynical Libertarian said...

Sounds like a great idea. I'll pick up a crappy old Auto 5 for $50, take it down Mexico way and trade it in for a $200 Xbox. I'm a genius.

Hammer said...

woo hoo I wonder how many raven 25's are going to be traded for computers?

Ambulance Driver said...

Still alive out there, BobG?

It ain't like you not to post for so long...

BobG said...

Everyone else has been covering stuff so well, and I have been feeling a bit run down lately. Thanks for asking, AD.

Cookie..... said...

Being an upstate New Yorker...I'd rather see Bloomberg go to Mexico, along with Hillary and Schummer....

Can you tell that I'm a conservative Republican...???

DirtCrashr said...

I can only wish that Bloomster goes down to Mexico to do a straw-purchase and winds up in a Mexican prison holding the soap... Keeps hope alive.