Report: "No proof" man killed in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico was social media user

UPDATE: Nuevo Laredo Live reports that the man killed is "not one of our collaborators," but "a scapegoat" whose murder serves to send a message of fear.

Animalpolitico reports about questions in the case of a man murdered yesterday in a cartel-style torture and beheading, who was identified in the press as a moderator of the "Nuevo Laredo Live" forum where locals share narco crime tips. An editor with that same website was confirmed murdered two months ago, but in this new case, the identity of the person killed Wednesday is still unknown. Previous BB post here. (via @longdrivesouth)


  1. Narcoterro policing is reaching a level of tragic comedy.  “If you wanna get away with murder, all you gotta do is shoot somebody in the head and put a demo tape in their pocket.  ‘This is a rap killing – let’s go home.'”

  2. I’m glad they confirmed this, because clearly this is the most important part of this story.  Another example of their stellar work: Victim of quadruple dismembering did not like egg salad.

    1. Actually this is a very important part of how the story is spreading, and a very important central fact in the crime. But I think you knew that, and are trolling.

      1. I do know that Xeni, but please, I am not trolling.  I’m being a wise-ass.  There is a difference, even though “troll” seems to be the default way to insult someone who rubs one the wrong way for any particular reason.

        1. You’re being an off-topic wise-ass, and that falls under the definition of troll. Someone seeking attention in a negative way, without adding to the conversation in any meaningful way.

  3. OT: This scares me still as it may have implications real close to home if  Forbes is to be trusted…

    OffTopic:  I think trolling needs a secondary definition of positive connotation for those like me who claim the title with some pride. There a valid holistic uses, particularly of assessing motive by seeming to shift topic to dismantle a “classic” troll  as I have been doing aggressively with success in websites affiliated with our local Occupy.  Been thinking this a while and there’s never an on-topic for troll’s rights.

    OT: Buncombe County is tense but in denial among local GA.  Story washed over too easily… is this discussed on BB  somewhere else? Inbox overload today and rushing the webz.

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