Criminals Confess to Killings in Mexico

August 25, 2012

This past Wednesday, authorities in Mexico announced that a group of captured criminals confessed to the killings of five journalists in the state of Veracruz earlier this year, reports the New York Times. One criminal admitted to committing an astounding 36 crimes alone. While this initially may seem like a crucial development, human rights activist groups are angered by the way these confessions were obtained–usually through torture and abuse). As the Times reports, these groups feel it is “unacceptable for the authorities to announce the resolution of these cases based on confessions rather than conducting full investigations.”


2 Responses to “ Criminals Confess to Killings in Mexico ”

  1. Tae-Seung Kim on September 11, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    The usage of torture to gain these confessions raises an interesting point about morality and justice.

  2. Nicole on October 1, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    The fact tat attorneys resorted to torture methods is a poor reflection upon our justice system. Perhaps there is an external force that is pressuring these attorneys to push these extremes onto the accused, but forcing evidence and confessions is not the way to go about solving these investigations.