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The Life Of Zih

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, May 22, 2017, 11:56 (491 days ago)

Just a few more days until the Marina Armada takes control of the pier and its installations. Not a moment too soon. Except for the state government giving it a couple of emergency fix-ups, and the daily morning cleanup by Servicios Públicos, it has been totally ignored by local authorities and it shows. Unfortunately neither at the pier nor anywhere else is there any regular police presence or maintenance. Same as the rest of the Paseo del Pescador from La Madera to the pier. A damn shame and quite a disappointing performance by our municipal government.

All but 20 or so of the over 60 local police detained last week have returned to their jobs, but since they've all been disarmed they refuse to patrol the streets.

Meanwhile, locals do what they can to keep on keeping on by going about their daily affairs.

Still waiting for the rains... Just another day in paradise!

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by JACK @, Monday, May 22, 2017, 12:44 (491 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

All but 20 or so of the over 60 local police detained last week have returned to their jobs, but since they've all been disarmed they refuse to patrol the streets.

According to this article in Despertar this morning they are all gone. True?

http://www.despertardelacosta.info/news/desalojan-a-policias-municipales-de-su-cuartel/

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, May 22, 2017, 13:21 (491 days ago) @ JACK

All but 20 or so of the over 60 local police detained last week have returned to their jobs, but since they've all been disarmed they refuse to patrol the streets.

According to this article in Despertar this morning they are all gone. True?

http://www.despertardelacosta.info/news/desalojan-a-policias-municipales-de-su-cuartel/

Yes, something that should have been done years ago when they mostly failed their control and confidence testing and lost the right to bear arms in public. If inaction by the local government has had a crippling effect on local public security, then it makes sense that the federal and state governments fill in the void. I keep hoping that the mayor will resign and either name his suplente Rodrigo Campos or our friend Homero Rodríguez as his replacement or else that the federal government will dissolve our municipal government and install a provisional government, because too many folks currently aren't doing their jobs yet we're still paying millions of pesos a month for them to remain in office and on the payrolls.

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by jaui @, Zihuatanejo, Monday, May 22, 2017, 15:49 (491 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

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A Fine Mess In The The Life Of Zih

by Johnny Briefcase @, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 12:19 (489 days ago) @ JACK

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by ixtapa96, Monday, May 22, 2017, 13:16 (491 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I'd refuse to patrol as well.

What are they gonna do against a bad guy without at least a pistol.....pull their pecker out and yell "STOP OR I'LL SHOOT"!! :)

Too damn funny......cops without guns. That'll put the fear of God in them and straighten up things in short time.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, May 22, 2017, 13:27 (491 days ago) @ ixtapa96

I'd refuse to patrol as well.

What are they gonna do against a bad guy without at least a pistol.....pull their pecker out and yell "STOP OR I'LL SHOOT"!! :)

Too damn funny......cops without guns. That'll put the fear of God in them and straighten up things in short time.

There are plenty of ways for unarmed police to apply law and order. They shouldn't need firearms for most situations. The problem is they are so poorly paid, poorly prepared and poorly equipped to begin with and they don't have anything like health insurance or unemployment compensation, so they aren't highly motivated to start with. The mayor even said the only reason he hadn't fired the elements who didn't pass the control and confidence testing was because the city supposedly lacks the funds to pay their severance pay, even if they are fired for cause, such as not being trustworthy or not meeting the minimum criteria for the job.

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by ixtapa96, Monday, May 22, 2017, 20:57 (491 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

YIKES!! That surely sounds like a quite the mess in all aspects that does not have a resolution coming soon enough.

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by HolyMole @, Monday, May 22, 2017, 13:32 (491 days ago) @ ixtapa96

I'd refuse to patrol as well.

What are they gonna do against a bad guy without at least a pistol.....pull their pecker out and yell "STOP OR I'LL SHOOT"!! :)

Too damn funny......cops without guns. That'll put the fear of God in them and straighten up things in short time.

Funny? U.K. cops would disagree. With the apparent exception only of Northern Ireland, they still don't carry guns in the U.K.