Tijuana shooting

The way I found out about the shooting in Tijuana early Sunday morning was through a concerned email from my mom. Hours earlier, I had been at a house party where a friend of mine had been telling me about the time he was kidnapped in Tijuana and taken to a house filled with Americans who’d been kidnapped, too. He said some men dressed as cops nabbed him and told him to call people he knew and tell them to bring cash.

He obviously survived the incident, but that friend now lives in San Diego, and I completely understand why. Tijuana is dangerous, I acknowledge and accept that, but it doesn’t mean people from the United States, people from San Diego especially, should turn their backs on the city. Ninety percent of the drugs — the stuff the cartel is fighting over — is on its way to junior-high stoners and college-aged coke heads in Estados Unidos. Globalization should be about more than just sharing goods — black market or not — it should be about sharing resources. Our neighbors obviously need some help.

About Kinsee Morlan

Arts and web editor at San Diego CityBeat. Interested in art and the Tijuana/San Diego border.
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2 Responses to Tijuana shooting

  1. Josh says:

    Unfortunately, the people of the united states have a feeling of entitlement and don’t like to share outside of their immediate families. I think the more stuff you hoard for yourself, the better your heaven area is… no really.

  2. lagringaadventurera says:

    I hate to say it, I don’t even pay that much attention to the shooting stories now, it seems that they are always narco related, I just try to do my best to dodge the bullets! did you ever see the you tube video from “el tambor” with all the corrupt cops pictures and addresses etc????

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