Cuautla, Morelos: Neighbors Drive Away Criminals With Tarpaulins

Latin America World

Sol Prendido” for Borderland Beat

In recent months, violence and insecurity have increased considerably in various parts of the city

In recent months violence and insecurity have increased in Cuautla.

In neighborhoods north of the city, the warning tarpaulins to criminals reappeared, derived from the tiredness of the population due to the lack of results of the operational security area.

In recent months, violence and insecurity have increased in Cuautla, so neighbors have repeatedly demanded that the municipal authorities generate preventive actions to prevent this from continuing to increase.

Because while they recognize that it is the State Security Commission that is responsible for security in the municipalities, the local authorities also have responsibility.

However, in the absence of actions and indifference of the same authority, people have come out again to warn criminals that if they are caught committing their misdeeds, they will do justice by their own hand.

Such is the case of some streets in the Tierra Larga neighborhood, where due to some criminal acts, neighbors placed tarpaulins with warnings: “Organized Neighbors. Thieves, if we grab you, you’re not going to the police station. WE’RE LYNCHING YOU. We don’t call the police.”

This practice has been done for several years. This was being done mainly to warn thieves that they will not allow them to continue ransacking their homes or committing other crimes, in the absence of vigilance by police corporations.

According to the neighbors themselves, these actions are being carried out because the criminals take advantage of the few police rounds that the authorities carry out in these areas, and the slow response to emergency calls.

However, they hope that the authorities will also do their part, and that greater vigilance will be generated in the areas with the highest crimes. Otherwise, they are determined to do justice by their own hand.

El Sol de Cuernavaca


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