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    Default Aggressive cops

    The following 3 things have happenned lately, and could be coincidence, but nevertheless it might be wise for those of us who can to be careful.

    1) I never mentioned it but when my missing uncle was found, he was found in police custody, naked and badly beaten. This is not surprising given how aggressive he can be when he is off his meds, and the police claimed they found him that way in a public park, which is also not so hard to believe.

    2) I was pulled over on the 27 de Feb. on Sunday by two plainclothes PN on a motorcycle, they asked to see my car's papers and started insisting the papers were wrong, needed more stamps, etc. (not true) just giving me a general hassle until finally they got bored with my 1-word responses and refusal to argue with them and went away. There was absolutely no reason for them to pull me over and in 5 years in Santiago this has never happenned before.

    3) Yesterday my store's messenger was arrested for no reason while on his routes, beaten to a pulp, asked to confess to being a motorcycle purse-snatcher smothered with a plastic bag, beaten again, and when he pointed to his work uniform as proof that he was just making rounds for our store the uniform was torn from him and ripped to shreds, and he was beaten and smothered again. He is now at the Palacio de "Justicia" with our company attorney filing a complaint.

    So is it just me, or do the police seem a little restless lately?

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    This is sickening.

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    Hello,

    Could it be that these policemen know or feel this is the end a a period where the can do anything and this make them nervous ?

    I've been told that Hipo gave the police many power and that they could do almost everything they wanted. I don't know if this is true or not, as I never experienced any problem of this kind (and hope I never will), but I can easilly believe it. Any dictator in the world finds a support near the police and the army. No wonder why so many generals have been appointed recently and why so many policemen have been appointed during the last 4 years.

    "El calvo I" doesn't even wants to assume his responsabilities until the new government is in place (see the fiscal reform, the negociation with the IMF, etc.), so this country is virtually without government till the 16th of August. Why should they stay till this day if they don't want to take any decision and do nothing ?
    I remember a few times ago, in a former USSR Republic (cannot remember which one), the people invaded the Presidential Palace and got the sack to the President because they did not approved his actions anymore. All this happened in a pacific way without a shot. I think such a think should happen here, as, after 4 years of treachery and robbery, the actual government is just busy trying to steal what still can be stolen.

    After an election, the winner should be in place after a short transition period and not after 3 months !

    They cannot pay the gas allowances, they cannot pay the power, but, strange enough, they had money to buy more than 200 jeepetas to members of the PRD and to pay motors who were given to support his balness campaign (without counting all the 500 RD$ notes that were given to the people who went to the meetings and the bags of food they gave to poor people - who indeed really needed them, as thanks to the policy of these last years, the people is starving). I never saw that much luxury cars and SUVs as this last year in the country, so I am afraid that the money the poors lost has been "collected" by some others...

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    Default Oh man!!

    Quote Originally Posted by MrMike
    The following 3 things have happenned lately, and could be coincidence, but nevertheless it might be wise for those of us who can to be careful.

    1) I never mentioned it but when my missing uncle was found, he was found in police custody, naked and badly beaten. This is not surprising given how aggressive he can be when he is off his meds, and the police claimed they found him that way in a public park, which is also not so hard to believe.

    2) I was pulled over on the 27 de Feb. on Sunday by two plainclothes PN on a motorcycle, they asked to see my car's papers and started insisting the papers were wrong, needed more stamps, etc. (not true) just giving me a general hassle until finally they got bored with my 1-word responses and refusal to argue with them and went away. There was absolutely no reason for them to pull me over and in 5 years in Santiago this has never happenned before.

    3) Yesterday my store's messenger was arrested for no reason while on his routes, beaten to a pulp, asked to confess to being a motorcycle purse-snatcher smothered with a plastic bag, beaten again, and when he pointed to his work uniform as proof that he was just making rounds for our store the uniform was torn from him and ripped to shreds, and he was beaten and smothered again. He is now at the Palacio de "Justicia" with our company attorney filing a complaint.

    So is it just me, or do the police seem a little restless lately?
    I am so sorry, again, that you are going thru so much again. When would it end!!
    Let me tell you that there are alot of cowards that they think that they are "big machos" when they are carrying agun. I am so darn sure that if they did not a gun to wave around, they are pendejos with a capital P. They think that having a gun gives then authority and power. I just hope that when they lose their jobs, for people that were wronged by them, to gather in a circle and beat the hell out of them!!!!!. Sorry MrMike.

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    For what it is worth I have ALWAYS known the PN to be this way. They are nothing more than cowardly thugs! In most situations they are looking for bribes. I usually just mention how they look like they could use a beer and offer them 50 pesos for a 'grande' and if they are looking for more $$$ then I mention we should head for the palacia to straighten the problem out.

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    Well I'm having an extra slice of bacon for breakfast each morning as a silent protest until the new government takes over. Not because I think the problem will end there, just because I think that's all the bacon I can handle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Belga
    Hello,

    I remember a few times ago, in a former USSR Republic (cannot remember which one), the people invaded the Presidential Palace and got the sack to the President because they did not approved his actions anymore.
    Georgia, the president was Edouard Chevardnadze

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juan_Lopez
    ...I mention we should head for the palacia to straighten the problem out.
    This is what helped me a few times too. I just mentioned having seen a bunch of officers on the corner and asked the greedy bastards to go over there, to talk to them and clear things out.
    Suddenly they were in a hurry....

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    One thing for sure you guys have big big @@ , you really must love DR
    Generally I'm not a coward, anyway these stories I keep reading are really scary.
    I know for experience that we have to take what we read here with a bit of detachment but this stuff is disgusting

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMike
    The following 3 things have happenned lately, and could be coincidence, but nevertheless it might be wise for those of us who can to be careful.

    1) I never mentioned it but when my missing uncle was found, he was found in police custody, naked and badly beaten. This is not surprising given how aggressive he can be when he is off his meds, and the police claimed they found him that way in a public park, which is also not so hard to believe.

    2) I was pulled over on the 27 de Feb. on Sunday by two plainclothes PN on a motorcycle, they asked to see my car's papers and started insisting the papers were wrong, needed more stamps, etc. (not true) just giving me a general hassle until finally they got bored with my 1-word responses and refusal to argue with them and went away. There was absolutely no reason for them to pull me over and in 5 years in Santiago this has never happenned before.

    3) Yesterday my store's messenger was arrested for no reason while on his routes, beaten to a pulp, asked to confess to being a motorcycle purse-snatcher smothered with a plastic bag, beaten again, and when he pointed to his work uniform as proof that he was just making rounds for our store the uniform was torn from him and ripped to shreds, and he was beaten and smothered again. He is now at the Palacio de "Justicia" with our company attorney filing a complaint.

    So is it just me, or do the police seem a little restless lately?
    Try not to stop for those plain clothes "officers". It has become an easy way to mug people. Uniform only...if you feel like it at the time. If you see an army stop with soldiers and rifles...STOP right away...no messing with the. The rest...ignore as much as possible...el arte de hacerse el pendejo.

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