The Minister of Security, Patricia Bullrich, announced this Thursday that she will restart the protocol for the use of firearms that was repealed in 2019. She justified the measure due to the attacks suffered by the Prefecture in its workplaces on the border. “We saw the danger and lack of protection that our prefects have,” she said.
“Tomorrow in the Official Gazette a resolution will be published so that the Prefecture can use all types of firearms. The short weapons that are allowed today do not have the range they need on the border,” the official explained at a press conference. And she added: “Every day we see the violent events that the prefecture faces. “We are working to reduce the crimes of robberies and homicides.”
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Along the same lines, Bullrich pointed out: “Smuggling crimes or organized crime are generated in the rivers. The agents have risked their lives to the limit. They have been surpassed by criminals in firepower. They have escaped several times because of that.” And he added: “The two episodes we have had recently were one in Formosa and the other in Misiones. When they gave the signal to stop, they fled using firearms.”
Bullrich relaunched the protocol for the use of firearms, suspended by the government of Alberto Fernández. (Photo: Télam / Eliana Obregón)
“We saw the danger and lack of protection that our prefects have. That is why we have worked on this special protocol so that from today it can protect the borders, the citizens and be in better or equal conditions than criminals,” the minister noted.
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The regulations were dictated by resolution 956/2018 when Bullrich was Minister of Security of the Government of Mauricio Macri and was annulled by former minister Sabina Frederic, on December 20, 2019, one of the first measures she took during her term. management in the Fernández government.
Frederic herself spoke out in recent hours against the protocol being reestablished since she warned that it would allow “the Security Forces to harass the population without cause.” In addition, she criticized the resolution that proposes “what are technically called extrajudicial executions” so that the police act “in situations that have a margin of ambiguity.”
“It is a hidden death penalty. Not only does it violate the protection provided by the Constitution and the Penal Code, but it goes against the security force itself because it forces them to act against the Penal Code. Justice should put a stop to these types of resolutions,” the former minister remarked today in statements to radio AM 750.