Even if it is ONLY 25% accurate, that's still enough for ME AND HOPEFULLY OTHERS to be more aware of their surroundings.I think the point was that crime was sometimes over hyped in the media.
The lesson for the DR from Mexico is this: the narcos existed with arrangements with the government for years without violence. The extreme violence began when the new party decided it wasn't going to play the same way. Cracking down on the narcos is what spawns the violence, not their mere existence.The difference is THIS article is about HERE.......
Who gives a F*** about Mexico City....
B in Santiago
I would have to agree with this statement!.... I also lived in the DR back in those golden years of the 90s and it was much safer back then and it was almost unheard of any tourist being victims of any mayor crime. The criminals were so scared to mess around especially, with the wealthy and powerful people or even worst the tourist. The police were brutal back in those days and even more feared and worst than the criminals themself's and if they would be caught they would be beaten and tortured and in some cases even executed on the spot by the police while under their custody.I see the resident,or should I say,"Non-Resident"?, DR1,"Spin Doctors" are already "on patrol" today.
ANYTHING negative MUST be "SPUN",by saying,"It's the same,or,WORSE everywhere else.
Or attack the source,"That's not true"!,The source is biased!
I first came to the DR, in 1986.I have lived here "full time" for the last 16 years.
I used to roam the streets until the sun came up with no fear.Criminals were afraid to do ANYTHING to a "Tourista" for fear for their lives!
Now I never go out at night!
Once a year,in those days,you would hear about a tourist being killed or injured in a crime,now it's every week!
So,"Spin,Spin,Spin" you ain't gonna change reality!
Now how did you overlook HB.CC - Nice to hear from a Moderator that actually lives here in the DR. That makes two - you and Whirlybird!
OLLY and the Team