Here’s an entertaining/instructional cellphone video that shows one of the Zetas’ more preferred torture methods in action. It is called the tablazo. I wrote about it a few months back:
It comes from the word “tabla,” or “board.” The kidnappers usually have this specially crafted wooden board, a two-by-four with a handle for grip and holes drilled into the main body for less wind resistance. They drop your trousers, bend you over and hit you continuously with the wooden board till your ass turns to purple mush and you are left looking like some diseased red-assed baboon. (The cops here like to use the tablazo, too.)
This particular vid you’ll be watching is very recent and has been making its way around my town of Monterrey. It’s a gentle warning to all the neighborhood kids, I guess. And seems to say, “Hey, don’t get any funny ideas if you work for us you little bitches. Or else you’re gonna be in a world of pain. Or worse.” The footage shows a few Zetas errand boys that had been stealing from their bosses being taught a lesson with a tablazo. I guess the kids weren’t stealing very much. They get off pretty light, considering all the nasty shit the Zetas could have done to make their life a living hell. Shit, it’s pretty obvious that the bosses are just having a little fun fucking with them, scaring the youngins shitless. The beating is not even half the bloody carnage one could whip up all over your back, legs and ass with a prolonged tablazo beating.
It’s a little grainy, but it’s the real thing. Enjoy.
As a native of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, located in northern Mexico, Mr. Montana lives in Gulf Cartel territory. That means the streets belong to the Zetas, a paramilitary organization trained by the Yankees and hired by the Gulf Cartel to keep things civilized and business booming. Read his last dispatch: Shaming The Zetas: Mexican Army Takes Down The Badass Enforcer That Lobbed A Grenade At A U.S. Embassy.
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