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I feel "safe"

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, December 21, 2017, 19:59 (28 days ago) @ Casa Juan

Not exactly clear on what was going on but at 8:45 am today 12/21 on the main road in Ixtapa were most of the marines, state police and bomberos in this part of Guerrero all with clean fancy uniforms apparently trying to promote a sense of security in the area. Probably for 10 % of the cost 10 cops walking the beat in downtown Zihua at night and 5 on motorcyles in Ixtapa would be far more effective at controlling crime saving the big guns for the cartel.

It was the annual show for the tourists and the bought-off media. It is quite a stupid show that only serves as a photo op at best. The government's been doing this for a few years now. It only reinforces local sentiment that they're all hat and no cattle.

A local favorite radio program, Zona Libre, the only truly open caller show where folks have their say and get to criticize the government, has been off the air for the past 3 days now after an anonymous caller commented about witnessing state police commit an extrajudicial execution of a 14-year old child after a chase and shootout and then receiving a threat to keep quiet by the same police in a local neighborhood last Monday evening. Reality here is in stark contrast with the farcical show you witnessed. #PobrePueblo


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