View Full Version : Puerto Rico - Local Government Is Preventing Supplies From Getting to People

10-02-2017, 02:21 PM
Wow, and the mayor of San Juan has the audacity to place blame? To ignore FEMA and their help? To ignore shipping containers? To claim her people were dying as a result?

More and more and more news has since come out after her media blame game, and it seems like the incompetence is on HER end, and others perhaps in Puerto Rico. And it's a shame, because WHO takes the brunt of the incompetence? :(

If the bold is true, and someone were actively preventing supplies from getting to the people who need them, they should be arrested.


Puerto Rican Female Cop Says Local Government Is Preventing Supplies From Getting to People

A Puerto Rican police officer says that the United States military needs to take over disaster relief on the hurricane-ravaged island because the local government is not doing what needs to be done.

The distraught female officer, who was able to get a call in to a Hispanic radio station in New York (La Mega) last week, described the gross incompetence and inaction she has been witnessing in the wake of the hurricane. She said she couldn't give her name because she works for Puerto Rico's police department.

FEMA reported in a news release on September 21 that commodities such as meals, water, cots, and blankets were already pre-positioned and ready for distribution at its Distribution Center and Warehouse in San Juan. More supplies have been shipped in since then.

As of September 30, at least 10,000 shipping containers of food, water, medicine and other critical supplies were sitting on the docks at the port in San Juan, but were not moving because of a lack of truck drivers, some of whom appear to be on strike.

The frustrated officer said red tape was preventing people from getting the supplies they need.

Fighting tears, she said Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz was not allowing anyone to distribute the aid and begged that the U.S. armed forces take over and distribute the aid and stop Governor Rossello and Mayor Cruz from "doing what they are doing."

"It's an abuse," she sobbed. "It looks like communism in our own island!"

She said "people are helping us but they are not accepting it. They are not accepting any more help because supposedly they have to wait for the [licenses] ..."

Rest - https://pjmedia.com/video/puerto-rican-female-cop-says-local-government-is-preventing-supplies-from-getting-to-people/

10-02-2017, 02:50 PM
"wait for the licenses" ????

We knew there was some corruption in Puerto Rico (power company anyone?) but this is beyond the pale!