Skip to comments.Venezuela's president sends in troops to tackle street crime
Posted on 05/14/2013 3:13:01 PM PDT by dynachrome
The Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, has sent 3,000 troops on to the streets of the capital, Caracas, to crack down on rampant crime which has made the country one of the most dangerous in the world.
The "secure fatherland" plan is a new effort to lower violent crime following close to 20 similar attempts during the 14-year rule of the late socialist leader Hugo Chávez.
"Our armed forces are taking the streets to protect the people," Maduro said in a speech to military police and troops that was broadcast live on state television.
"I call on you to serve your country," he said.
"It must be more than just patrolling. It must a commitment of conscience, passion and love."
The plan will create around 500 checkpoints in the coming months around the city 9,000 new police officers are currently in training and 1,600 National Guard officers will later join the programme.
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Hell, in Boston they sent 9,000. Venezuela is nothing compared to the bamster.
Socialists are so effective in their oppression of Christianity and then wonder why the utopias they create are so crime infested. Europe is no different, it just depends on the neighborhood. If the only thing that counts is the materialism of the here and now, what difference does it make what you do to other people as long as you don’t get caught.
Hugo Chavez turned his troubled country into a hell on earth.
Maybe they should disarm the citizenry.
He isn't taking notes, he's implementing...
He's turning the underclass into a political class...just like Chavez did in Venezuela
We can add to that the government employee class. Most of the links I followed when Chavez died led to “grieved” citizens mourning their loss. Most of those citizens were government employees. They are well fed and cared for by those who pay taxes.
Government employee's (all levels)
Private sector Union thugs
We don't stand a chance...