El Sexto y Contando en Zih

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, September 27, 2019, 18:48 (673 days ago) @ hromero

I am so disappointed in police response. A couple of weeks ago we called the local police to report people illegally dumping their trash in the areas below our land and blocking a dirt road that gives us access to the lower portion of our property. Firstly we had to call 3 different times before someone picked up. Once we explained our complaint they said they would send someone. 30 minutes later no one had shown up and we called again. We were told that there was a shift change happening and no one could respond immediately. Of course the dumpers left without anyone ever showing up and as far as I know no law enforcement ever came by to check it out. I understand that my complaint isn't necessarily life threatening and there are people with bigger problems but I am sorely disappointed that no one could be bothered to show up or even offer any other kind of assistance. It is great that there are all kinds of improvements happening around the area, but as Rob said, if we don't have anyone enforcing the laws or protecting the citizens we will eventually lose our tourism industry as well.

Really sorry you had to find that out the hard way. You've invested in our community. You attract the class of tourism we need. You pay taxes. You deserve to have the police respond in a timely manner when you call them, not to receive BS excuses.

As a followup to the howling woman who finally called it quits at 9:00 a.m. that morning, she walked by the folks drinking coffee on the sidewalk at the Café Caracol on our ground floor, who of course had been listening to her torturous howlings for some time, and she had the audacity to say something like "if you don't like it you all can go somewhere else." They all looked at her astonished she would be so brazenly rude, but no one said anything. What do you say to a meth head or coke head wired out of their mind? Well, I'm not so shy but that's not the point. This is part of what our local government is allowing by emitting all these bar permits then not policing the bars.

I know that if you mention gunshots the police will show up approximately 40 minutes later, if that's any help.

The citizens had really hoped for better with the arrival of the Guardia Nacional.

Maybe you heard that three of them were killed in an ambush in another part of the state yesterday. The president said he'll have to rethink his security strategy so that it doesn't happen again. In case you were unaware, all the police and military have essentially been under orders not to use force of any kind even when provoked. A few months ago in Michoacán after police confiscated a cache of arms including a .50 cal Barrett a group of civilians took a platoon of soldiers hostage and threatened their safety if their weapons weren't returned. The weapons were returned and the hostages freed. The military has since said it will not allow itself to be put in such a position again. basically telling the president to let them do their job and stop exposing them like helpless babes. The public supported their statement.

Welcome to the Cuarta Transformación.

Paz y amor y muchos abrazos.

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