Polemic on vigilante squads escalates

Mayor Mauricio Fernández further inflamed matters when he said he would not be like other (unnamed) officials, who stood by like “stupid oxen” in the face of criminal activity. In an interview in Reforma, he called on the private sector to finance his 20-man “cleaning crews” to get rid of gang activity in San Pedro. Government Secretary Fernando Gómez Mont condemned vigilante action: “Whoever does this is harming everyone; he is a criminal, and it is not acceptable to fight crime with crime.” (Reforma 11/6, 11/7)

Comments are closed.