Dear LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, LOS ANGELES TIMES
I loved your story on DAWN WILSON, gal in Ensenada prison caught buying epilepsy pills. Cops
were waiting outside T.J. pharmacy and nabbed her on street. Story didn't
mention she's been in prison for 1 year already out of 5 yr term, was there
10-14-03 when prisoners rioted, raped their way thru woman's section.
But, finally, PUBLICITY for the DAWN WILSON CAUSE!
I'm an L.A mom who just "bailed"
my kid out of same, Ojos Negros PRISON, (C.E.R.E.SO. standing for center
of rehabilitation, HAH!)
I MORDIDA-ed him out to be exact. My son
is schizophrenic, had a history of mental problems, had walked from LA
to Ensenada, a feat in itself, drank water off highway to make it, stole
a sailboat, was riding around in it. Mex gov wanted $2,000 to release him,
threatened 3 yrs imprisionment. They called it bail but it was "MORDIDA".
Authorities hunkered down in their ferocious, "outraged Government" act,
always useful for a family shake down. NOT LAW at all. EXTORTION.
To facilitate this maneuver, I e-mailed
Consulate Embassy in Tijuana where two vice consuls, Kristi and Elisa,
run the jailed Americans detail, saying: "Gee, 2k seems extreme, kid joyriding.
Talk to them.'
Having lived 7 yrs in Mexico in the sixties, I DID NOT GO
TO A LAWYER. You go to a lawyer -- twenty thousand dollars later, the kid
is still being squeezed like a milk cow cuz lawyers are intermediaries
in the graft system, holding family down, explaining why HUGE SUMS of money
are 'THE ONLY WAY.'
In my case, the U.S. EMBASSY went to MEX JUDGES, said
"Hey are you practicing extortion again? THIS sailboat joyride KID
is nuts. Long psychiatric history. You have him in prison trying to squeeze
2k out of mother? You know how you're going to look to AMERICAN NEWSPAPERS?
You know what you are doing to the real cash cow, the MEXICAN TOURISM industry?
EVERYONE who's visited TJ/ ENSENADA has had COPS shake them down on street corners.
Americans KNOW about you.
MEX Judge said, abashedly, "well Just GIVE US
400$" This momma ran down there and handed the $ over. Mex handed him to
American cops at border as he'd run away from his half way house in L.A.
and now he's in his 2nd term at Patton Mental Hospital.
The LAWYER "helping"
Dawn may just be the problem. I know from her website (now defunct) that he's
made twenty grand from her relatives. The MEX COPS who arrested her used Dawn's credit card,
emptying 4k out of her VISA while she was asleep her first night.
Her family posted the VISA bills at website,
proving 'twas done first week post arrest. Mex won't release this
woman to come back on COPS/JUDGES/ GOV for COP misdeeds. SOME 'LAW' they
have DOWN there.
PITY MEXICO! SO FAR FROM GOD AND SO CLOSE to rich tourists.
Mex lawyers/ judges will CONTINUE SHAKING Dawn Wilson down 'til it's just
skeleton bones rattling in a cell. Every Calif politico including AHNOLD
was apprised, (see Dawn's website) but all refused to get involved being
so ignorant as not to know about the BRILIANT TIJUANA U.S. CONSULATE amazon
maidens Kristi and Elisa who get what they want from the thieving Mex legal
system by just going in and facing the judges and spitting in their lying
stealing eye. Trouble with CALIF is, we ain't got no steenking politicos!
Anita Sands Hernandez, Mother of 4, the other 3 of which MEXICO will not be squeezing.