Monday, August 07, 2006

Oaxaca, Mexico: APPO "captures" bus burner, then lets him go

The APPO, demonstrating its deep and passionate commitment to public service, "captured" one of the youths who commandeered and then burned a city bus on Saturday. The youth, who identified himself as "Sixto" (last name, Senso, maybe), is a high school student at Oaxaca's High School #6. Hmmm. Sixto from number six. I'm sure that's just a coincidence.

In any event, the APPO let him go because "nobody would file charges against him". That might be because the local D.A. and his staff haven't been able to get into their offices for a week due to the APPO blockade. It also might be because no cop in his right mind would have attempted to take custody of the young buffoon.

"Sixto" says he was part of a band of young thugs led by a fellow named "Krispy" (last name Kritter, maybe). Now, if the APPO was as serious as it pretends to be about having nothing whatsoever to do with vandalism, one would think that they could have held young Sixto or turned him over to authorities, or just beaten the sh*t out him. But they didn't. They let him skate.

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