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The other day we took note of a New York Post report that Juan Carlos Garcia, who was the CEO of Amazon Mexico from 2015, when the company opened its first office there, until 2017, currently is on the run while he is being tried in absentia in a Mexican court.  The charge:  hiring two hitmen for $9,000 to murder his estranged wife."

I commented:

I know that this isn't strictly a retail business story … but I'm also pretty sure that based on the headline alone, it will be the one story that everybody reads on MNB this morning.

While this took place in Mexico, it also is important to point out that this is part of a broader trend in which men commit acts of violence, and then the system treats them with benevolence that belies the threat they present to other people.  The Post writes that "the mother of three had accused García of beating her with a bat while she was sleeping. He was taken into custody for the incident but released when the judge downgraded the charge to domestic violence."

I really appreciated this email from an MNB reader:

First time, long time. No, this isn't strictly a retail business story and for that I'm sure you'll catch your fair share of flak. But comments like, "...it also is important to point out that this is part of a broader trend in which men commit acts of violence, and then the system treats them with benevolence that belies the threat they present to other people" are why I read MNB daily. As a girl dad, I see this in the world too often and your words hit home. Again, some might say this isn't why they subscribe to the newsletter, but I'm of the opinion that to not use your platform to call out injustices such as this would be even more problematic. Keep it up, good sir!

Thank you.   That means a lot.