El Salvador is one of the most dangerous places in the world and ‘boasts’ the highest murder rate of any country in the world. It’s so bad that even while on lockdown, El Salvador still saw 50 people killed between Friday and Sunday (by comparison – Miami has gone 7 WEEKS without a murder for the first time since 1957).
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According to The Yucatan Times, the president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, has now authorised the police and army to use lethal force to curb the violence. He’s also ordered a 24/7 lockdown for imprisoned gang members, arguing that many of the murders were ordered from behind bars.
Here’s what that looks like – horrific:
Holy shit. I mean it looks like they’re filming Human Centipede 4 or something. Is there anywhere else in the world you’d rather not be than an El Salvadorian prison? Well that’s probably also true without these new lockdown measures, to be fair.
Bukele was elected last year on the promise that he would reduce the murder rate, so imagine how bad things are that he can’t even do that during a pandemic. I guess this new plan of cramming all the prisoners together and ensuring they have zero contact with the outside world might help, if indeed the murders are being ordered from inside as authorities believe. Still, it’s a pretty gross human rights violation, even if the majority of these prisoners are rapists, torturers and gang members notorious for dismembering and beheading their victims. Not entirely convinced cramming rival gang members together like this is a great idea though.
We’ll have to see how it plays out, but let’s hope the murder rate does actually go down, and also that there’s no coronavirus outbreak that leads to the prisoners taking over the jail and breaking out and running wild all over El Salvador. Finally – thoughts & prayers with anyone wrongfully imprisoned in El Salvador right now.
For the LA gang member who died after attempting to gold-plate his penis, click HERE. He’d have been popular in prison.