Small Mexican Police Force Resigns

The police officers in the Michoacán town of Marcos Castellanos sent a loud, clear, ‘Twisted Sister’-style message Saturday: We’re not going to take it. Nearly the entire force reportedly resigned after being the target of a series of attacks by criminals in the last days of 2012. In total, four officers were killed, five seriously injured, and one kidnapped (his fate is still unknown). The waves of violence, which seem to be the result of rival criminal groups, were enough to convince even the director of police to surrender. Only 11 cops remain to protect the town of 20,000 inhabitants, working in two shifts of five and six.