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    Mexican Police Accused of Mass Extrajudicial Executions

    Was it an inside job? Mexican police stand accused of executing 22 people in one of the bloodiest episodes in the country’s anti-drug war. The government’s human rights commission has released a report on a police raid last year of a drug cartel’s ranch in Michoacan state. The disproportionate death toll — 42 suspects and one police officer killed — raised eyebrows, and the commission’s report accuses police of covering up a mass execution which they hope will focus public pressure on dealing with state-sanctioned police corruption.

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