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Old 08-06-2010, 18:52   #61
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Mexican people

LOL Last time I looked the police, army, gas guys where people. Robots have not been implemented in most of Mexico.
pisssst: there are Mexicans here in the US too

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Old 09-06-2010, 10:05   #63
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Just to clarify a previous statement by someone here and only because I'm a gunsmith and a picky bugger. .38 spl, 38spl+P, .357, 38 super, 9mm largo, 9x19(luger, parabellum), 9x23, .380 and some others I may have forgoten are ALL basically the same BULLETS give or take a few thousands here or there. The CARTRIDGES those bullets fit in are very different in shape and capacity making for a wide variety of "power" ie .357 is much more powerful than a standard .38spl but the bullets that come out the end of the barrel are the same. The lesson for the today is over..........m
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Old 09-06-2010, 11:47   #64
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Originally Posted by neophytecruiser View Post
Bless the French for bringing the Napoleonic code to the Mexican justice system. Guilty until proven innocent isn't a rule of law that was developed by the Mexican judicial system.

Don't want to sidetrack this thread, but............

...........not correct to claim that the Napoleonic Code is Guilty until proven innocent. In practice perhaps (depending on Country) might be more likely to remand in custody than in UK or US whilst looking into matters - which can give the appearance of Guilty 1st - but it's certainly not the founding principle, Indeed it was arbitary decisions and detention that the Code was introduced to then practiced by Princes & Popes acrross Europe.

Napoleonic code - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Being in an Anglocentric world we don't always get to hear the good that competitors do (especially those we have vanquished. In this case vanquished apart from the legacy of a system of law still voluntarily practiced widely accross the world. and kicking off the metric system).
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Old 09-06-2010, 13:06   #65
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See also, the 90-minute documentary called "Presumed Guilty" that offers a rare—and chilling—glimpse of Mexico's dysfunctional legal system.
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Absolutely incredible.

I am at a loss for condemning words.

3rd world? 5th?
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... and this is nothing new. I remember a TV show 30 years ago that showed that the Mexican Police didn't hesitate to hire crooks. In one case, they found the wallet of a murdered American on the roof of the Police station.
I'm not a huge fan of a number of things the US gov't. does, but it's generally better than most others. Periodically, you'll see Americans on TV who have ventured out into the 3rd world with the assumption that it works like our part of the world only to find it ain't so. Sometimes it's looser. Sometimes it's tighter. Remember the rich American kid who thought he could spray graffiti on some guy's car in Singapore and Daddy could take care of it. They caned his butt.

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