Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Venezuelan Jesuit Critical Of Authoritarian Police

The force’s friends very evidently don’t include Alejandro Moreno, a Jesuit priest who wrote a book entitled “And I Went Out to Kill people.” He said the first thing that had to be done was weed out bad cops from the Metropolitan Police – many of whose officers are said to have put themselves forward for the new national force.

“Here the people see the Metropolitan Police in the street and it gives them fear,” he said. “They don’t feel safe, and that’s because they (the cops) have been involved in a quantity of crimes. The problem of crime in Venezuela isn’t resolved by isolated initiatives but by integral plans,” he argued, without detailing of what these might consist.

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