Whenever the government tries to blame the crime wave on a media-driven “feeling of insecurity”, I think of stories like this gut-wrenching case of a 12-year old kid in San Felix who terrorized his neighborhood. He was found shot dead underneath a bridge the other day.
Dieguito was already known as a threat in several areas of San Felix… …for the last two years, he was identified by the neighbors as one of the most dangerous robbers in the zone.
In several opportunities he was captured but later released in a matter of hours… “He told us that it was just more work for us because he can’t be held in prision”, according to a officer of Bolivar State police.
Apparently, local gangs were using him to do their dirty work because they knew he was protected by LOPNA.
The state completely failed this kid. The case shows the lack of measures to stop young boys getting into crime. The situation in Bolivar is so grave, even chavistas want swift action, but of course the local authorities are still trying to wave off the damage.