Navigation
Suscribe
Menu Search Facebook Twitter
Search Close
Menu ALL SECTIONS
  • Capital Coahuila
  • Capital Hidalgo
  • Capital Jalisco
  • Capital Morelos
  • Capital Oaxaca
  • Capital Puebla
  • Capital Quintana Roo
  • Capital Querétaro
  • Capital Veracruz
  • Capital México
  • Capital Michoacán
  • Capital Toluca
  • Capital Mujer
  • Reporte Índigo
  • Estadio Deportes
  • The News
  • Efekto
  • Diario DF
  • Capital Edo. de Méx.
  • Green TV
  • Revista Cambio
Radio Capital
Pirata FM
Capital Máxima
Capital FM
Digital
Prensa
Radio
TV
X
Newsletter
Facebook Twitter
X Welcome! Subscribe to our newsletter and receive news, data, statistical and exclusive promotions for subscribers
Opinion
Rubén Lara
Rubén Lara Good News This primitive regulation gives rise to the enormous amount of impunity in Mexico City
Share Facebook Twitter Whatsapp

On Monday the Federal Supreme Court of Justice (SCJN) announced an extraordinary gift for the inhabitants of the capital city: it determined part of Article 287 of the Mexico City Penal Code to be unconstitutional. The section of the article is an atrocity sponsored by legislative, judicial and administrative authorities in Mexico City and deals with the validity of a disgraceful concept called “Ultrajes a la autoridad” (aggressions toward authority), which aims deny citizens one of the few loopholes against the daily abuses of authorities, mainly the Public Prosecutor’s Office and the police.

For example, if you were a witness to an abuse and announced who did it, recorded it or registered it in some way to publicly denounce it, you would surely be accused of “ultraje,” and would experience terrible consequences to your integrity. There are still people imprisoned today because of this. Needless to say this primitive regulation gives rise to the enormous amount of impunity in Mexico City.

The convenient silence from all public figures in Mexico City cannot be avoided. They didn’t care about remaining silent in front of this medieval scenario. On the contrary, they allowed official outrages to be justified. They forgot about the campaign messages that said it was “a city for all” and about their “progressive” initiatives. Practically no other important capital in the country has a similar disposition in its legislation. They adopted impunity.

Fortunately, the court showed up and instilled order. Now, we are recuperating our fundamental space after the denouncement. Those in uniform need to follow the rules. Tierra Blanca and so many other dangerous examples occurred precisely because of the lack of rules. Now, we should spread the word about this great news. We should denounce Mexico City authorities, as “ultraje” is no longer constitutional. This right was recuperated thanks to the SCJN.

rularle@yahoo.com

Comments
Whatsapp Twitter Facebook Share
More from Opinion
By Thérèse Margolis

Remembering the Carnage

2 days ago
Thérèse Margolis
By Ricardo Castillo

Fruitful Day

2 days ago
Ricardo Castillo
By Thérèse Margolis

The Naked Truth about Playboy

3 days ago
Thérèse Margolis
By Ricardo Castillo

Inseparable Nations


Republicans purposely developed a short-memory and forgot that walls have costly emotional distortio ...
3 days ago
Ricardo Castillo