Friday, October 7, 2016 Policing the police IIIn his successful electoral campaign last year, President Mauricio Macri identified three top priorities — “zero poverty,” the fight against drug-trafficking and national reconciliation. The government remedy continues to be parading numbers but it is quality which needs attention, not size — policy-making is also woefully inconsistent. The new City force only underlines these flaws — paid over twice as much with superior educational requirements and a focus on detective work instead of going on the beat. Elsewhere Buenos Aires province Security Minister Cristian Ritondo praises his hard-line predecessor Alejandro Granados one day and echoes Governor María Eugenia Vidal’s reform intentions the next — in contrast, national Security Minister Patricia Bullrich is not so much inconsistent as permanently disconnected. No more space to list problems but evidently Macri needs to sort out his police ahead of any crime-fighting plans.

Source:   Bueno Aires Herald
October 07, 2016 04:29 UTC