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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Crime in Ecuador. Quito, August 2015.

As you can see from testimonials below, in Ecuador, the victims of robbery don't have rights, however, the thieves are protected.
Testimonial: Peter P. from France source "El Comercio", June 15, 2015.
Peter P and his spouse were traveling in Argentina, Bolivia and Perú before arriving to Ecuador, where they were robbed on a bus Quito-Tulcan.
When they realized that they were robbed, Peter immediately informed the bus driver and bus stopped at a gas station. Peter asked bus driver to see the recording of the bus camera, to try to determine who was the person who slashed the backpack, but the bus driver said that they could not.
Peter and his spouse decided to return to Quito and denounced the theft in the police and Prosecutor's Office. In these places they were told that to check the recordings had to wait three days.


Testimonial: Karolina L. from Quito, posted on Facebook
translation is below the text in Spanish.
El día de hoy, jueves 8 de Agosto a las 12:30 pm en la Av. Portugal y Av. 6 de Diciembre, mi madre fue asaltada por dos cobardes, uno en motocicleta y el otro que sin contemplación se le abalanzo a quitarle el celular, mi madre al poner resistencia la golpearon derribándola al suelo. Le quitaron el aparato pero metros más allá los ciudadanos que fueron testigos los detuvieron y los golpearon. Llamamos a la policía, llegaron después de unos minutos mientras la multitud quería hacer justicia por cuenta propia.
Crédulamente, mi madre y nosotros decidimos ir a poner la denuncia, fuimos con temor pero con las ganas de cumplir con nuestra obligación ciudadana.
Nos encontramos con un sistema caduco, lento, burócrata en donde se nos obligaba a quedarnos en concaraciones, exámenes médicos (de los asaltantes por haber sido golpeados), declaraciones aproximadamente 9 horas.
A todo esto teníamos a 10 personas (familiares de los ladrones) esperándonos afuera, quien sabe para que.
Decidimos no hacer nada.
Increíblemente teníamos las de perder porque además no prometían que estos pillos se queden en la cárcel.
Tuvimos qué salir con resguardo policial!! Nosotras!! Las víctimas. Y dejar las cosas impunes.
 Sólo cuando le pasa a uno es cuando entiende. IMPUNIDAD, INJUSTICIA, INDIGNACION, IMPOTENCIA... IRÁ...FRUSTRACIÓN.
Los ciudadanos somos nada frente a esta gente que irónicamente es amparada por las leyes.
 Esto es una denuncia pública pero más que todo es un agradecimiento a todos los ciudadanos que indignados detuvieron a esta lacra.
Estos ciudadanos son los que están cansados de vivir a merced de unos cuantos pillos. Que decepción.
Seguimos en manos de gente que no se preocupa por el bienestar de los ciudadanos.
Me gustaría que el presidente y los asambleístas caminarán por estas calles sin tanto resguardo policial para que sientan la inseguridad que cualquiera de nosotros siente todos los días.

Today, Thursday, August 8 at 12:30 pm in the Av. Portugal y Av. 6 de Diciembre, my mother was assaulted by two cowards, they were trying to still cellular, my mother put resistance, they struck her, knocking her to the ground.
We call the police, they arrived after a few minutes, while the crowd wanted to do justice by own account.
We decided to go to file the complaint, we went with fear but with the desire to fulfill our civic responsibility.
We find ourselves with an outdated and slow bureaucrat system where we were forced to stay in cameras, to wait for medical examinations of the assailants for having being struck, declarations approximately 9 hours.
To all this we had 10 people (relatives of thieves) waiting for us outside, who knows what for.
We decide not to do anything. Incredibly we had to lose because in addition not promised that these crooks will be in prison.
We had to leave with police! Us! The victims. And let things go unpunished. Only when it happens to you, you understand. IMPUNITY, INJUSTICE, INDIGNATION, OUTRAGE... .. FRUSTRATION
Citizens are nothing against these people (robbers) who ironically are protected by the law.
This is a public complaint but mostly is a thank you to all the citizens who were outraged during arrest of  this scourge.
These citizens are those who are tired of living at the mercy of a few scoundrels. What a disappointment.
We are still in the hands of people who don't care about well-being of the citizens.
I wish the President and the Assembly members will walk down these streets without so much police escorting them so that they feel the insecurity that we feel every day.



I already posted this episode in here

http://dayinquito.blogspot.com/2015/08/indigenous-march-to-quito-pictures.html
See photo below: the guy who was trying to contaminate food for the indigenous march was protected by the police.





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