The National Police reports the death of six criminals wanted on warrants for everything from homicide to assault with deadly weapons in just one 24-hour period over the weekend. This brings to 25 the number of persons who have been killed over the past two months in what reporters always call, with quotation marks, “armed confrontations” with police patrols.
Not surprisingly, all of the deceased are said to have long rap sheets, with one including some three homicide charges, still on the streets.
At the same time, the same police source revealed that for the first time in several years, there had been 72 hours without and civilian fatalities at the hands of criminal elements.
The details of the latest shootings seem repetitious at best. Every person shot has a police record for violent criminal acts, and all had arrest warrants for their apprehension. None were over the age of 30 and several were minors.
Coinciding with the announcement, Police Reform commissioner Jose (Pepe) Vila del Castillo spoke of advances in the Police reform in the presence of Minister of Interior & Police Jesus (Chu) Vasquez.
5 December 2022