MEXICAN SNOBS INSULT/BEAT POLICE OFFICER-RAISES DEABTE OF CLASS ISSUE

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MEXICAN SNOBS INSULT/BEAT POLICE OFFICER-RAISES DEABTE OF CLASS ISSUE

Chivis
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17:39 PDT MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) --
 
An odd instance of police abuse in which two snobby women shoved, slapped and insulted a cop has captured Mexico's attention and sparked debate on police tactics, gender and class issues.
 
Almost a week after the incident, one of the women was detained Friday and charged with resisting officers, insulting authorities and discrimination. She was released on her own recognizance because the charges are not considered serious. The other woman was being sought.
 
Tapes of the late-night confrontation on Aug. 20 in the upscale Mexico City neighborhood of Polanco became a hit on social networking and video-sharing sites, exposing Mexicans' frustration with both the arrogant rich and ineffectual police. The press have given the aggressive pair the ironic nickname "The Ladies of Polanco."
 
Pulled over in a traffic stop, the two women shout, swear, shove and slap a policeman, who does nothing to resist. He tries to calm them, moves away several times and eventually allows them to drive away in their late-model SUV.
 
One of the women, a former Puebla state beauty queen identified as Maria Vanessa Polo Cajica, can be heard on the video waving her hand in front of the officer's face, insulting his mother and calling him a "crappy wage slave."
 
In a country where most municipal police are dark-skinned and earn an average of only about 4,000 pesos ($300) a month, the sight of a taller, light-skinned woman spewing some of the worst verbal insults in the Mexican lexicon caused anger.
 
An unseen bystander watching the confrontation can be heard on the tape saying, "Me, I'd grab them, arrest them and take them in right now."
 
The city says the officers at the scene — only one actively tried to calm the women — stopped the women's vehicle because someone called in to say they were driving erratically.
 
Police chief Manuel Mondragon said the officers were waiting for a backup unit of female officers to detain the pair, because male cops only physically detain women if someone's safety is at risk.
 
"I prefer that the officer acted as he did, than that we wind up on the front pages," Mondragon said later. "If they (officers) had acted in a harsher way, that would not have been agreeable to the public or the human rights groups."
 
That was evidently a bigger concern for police than allowing two screaming, violent women from driving city streets, possibly not in control of themselves. Since they were not detained Sunday morning, no blood tests could be taken, but Mondragon said he believed they had been taking some substance other than alcohol.
 
Carlos Flores Gutierrez, a city councilman from the conservative National Action Party, said the police "should have taken appropriate action, given that allowing them to drive in their condition put the public at risk."
 
"What the video shows is the lack of training in the use of force by our police forces," Flores Gutierrez said.
 
Class may have been a factor, too. The policeman likely sensed these were women with connections, who might get him in trouble. While neither appears to be particularly rich, one is a former state beauty queen and the other, Azalia Ojeda, is a would-be starlet and singer who has appeared in a reality television show on Mexico's largest network.
 
Picking up on their bad behavior, the newspaper El Universal described them as "Neither Ladies, nor from Polanco."
 
Guadalupe Loaeza, a prominent writer who chronicled the foibles of the rich women of Polanco in her 1988 book, "The Queens of Polanco," said that while her subjects may have been self-absorbed, superficial or arrogant, they weren't as bad as this pair.
 
"These two are nothing like the Queens of Polanco. They are clearly social climbers," Loaeza said. "They (the 'queens' of the 1980s) were much more respectful, much more serene, much more discrete." Loaeza said the proliferation of laundered drug money may be feeding the rise of a new type of arrogant social climbers.
 
Ojeda, the woman briefly held Friday and the only one of the two to comment publicly on their behavior, was half apologetic after her court appearance.
 
Saying there were "external factors" that caused her to behave so badly, she said: "If I committed any error, I will accept my responsibility."


 
The way I see it.... the more people that don't like me, the less people I have to please
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Re: MEXICAN SNOBS INSULT/BEAT POLICE OFFICER-RAISES DEABTE OF CLASS ISSUE

yankagoot
in Mexico ..there is no respect for anybody or anything..except groveling respect stemming  from  fear, anarchy at it's purest, might makes right, the super wealthy are above any constraints, even more than is usual anywhere else  
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Re: MEXICAN SNOBS INSULT/BEAT POLICE OFFICER-RAISES DEABTE OF CLASS ISSUE

curioso
That is an interesting story Buela.  I have never seen that side of Mexico as where I live there really aren't too many really rich people, or I just don't know about them. I'm trying to imagine that happening in Chicago....hahaha......those women would have been in for a rude awakening.
Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience
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Havana
"Saying there were "external factors" that caused her to behave so badly,"
is basically saying she was driving screwed up on something or maybe she was admitting to merely being stupid.  I'm pretty sure this behavior and being called "a wage slave" (or whatever it was), wouldn't fly with Texas Rangers for a second.  Nice combination.. irate, Mexican, social climbing ignoramouses.
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Re: MEXICAN SNOBS INSULT/BEAT POLICE OFFICER-RAISES DEABTE OF CLASS ISSUE

Guerro
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This didn't cause a "DEABTE OF CLASS ISSUE." Where the hell did the author pull that shit out of his ass?

This just pissed people off in el DF on the lack of training on part of the police department to detain two drunk women. Second this put in perspective what some cops go through. It puts good cops in a dilemma if they do their job and detain these women, the video would have made it to the human rights commission and they would file a complain. Eventually get the cops fired for excessive force or police brutality. So the cops were damned if they did and damned if they didnt.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvEsYsDHSvI&feature=related
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Bones
Well you cant just arrest 2 rich women. Especially an ex beauty clean. What if its a narco wife? Wanna risk having your head turn up in a cooler somewhere?? Best take your lumps and live another day