|Ninos peligroso; Police groping child in the Zócalo on Independence Eve|
Photo: Carlo Echegoyen
DD: Drug lords can walk the streets of the cities in Mexico with impunity. Caravans of 40 or 50 vehicles carrying sicarios and other cartel members can travel the highways (even though all those eyes in the sky can see them ad report on their routes) with impunity. Corrupt politicians and union leaders can steal from the treasury and extort their constituents and continue to buy muti-million dollar homes and yachts and nothing is done.
But in the name of public safety, the government will go to incredible lengths to insure the public safety from “terrorist”.
Translated by Reed Brundage for Mexico Voices
Something sinister dwells in the minds of those who govern Mexico when, on the main national holiday, they have the hands of police insult the bodies of children under the guise of public safety
And something is very broken, too, that--except for marginal comments among 120 million Mexicans--society consents, dismisses and even justifies such aggression against the most sacred thing a people have: their children
The police groping of children and babies in the Zocalo [Mexico City's central plaza] on the night of the Shout of Independence, is not a random or isolated act, but an order coming from the government of Enrique Peña Nieto that has come to stay.
The message of Monte Alejandro Rubido, head of federal public security, and Roberto Campa Cifrián, Undersecretary of Government Relations, is unequivocal: What was done--the insult to the children--was well done.
This "yeah, so what" is the language of intolerance of those in power, the maxim that governs the conduct of those who know they go unpunished. And following this path, Mexico will only walk into the abyss.
When to the daily violence, cynical corruption and impunity at all levels are joined the hands of police violating the bodies of children and babies, by order of those in power, barbarism is installed in Mexico, to the shame of everyone.