The controversial clip of the Chubut Police, sung by members of the Infantry Guard while they were training in the streets of Rawson, provoked a strong reaction between officials, politicians and local leaders.
The General Defender of Chubut, Sebastian Daroca, presented this Tuesday a note to the Chief of the Chubut Police, Miguel Gómez, in which he expressed his I repudiate the controversial chants during a training session for members of the Infantry, while expressing concern about “the emphatic non-rejection by the authorities of the force.”
The controversy broke out after the provincial police shared the video of the physical training of the troops. “Piquetero, piquetero, be careful, be careful, on a very dark night I will enter your village”, read the song that the officers sang and that aroused multiple criticisms on social networks.
After the repercussion, the Chubut force deleted the video. However, the authorities they justified the violent harangue.
The head of the Chubut Police, Miguel Gómez, recognized the repercussion of the video, that “the Headquarters did not take account of that video until after it was uploaded. It was a mistake of the person in charge of uploading that video, ”he said.
“It was something that one of the inmates who are in training improvised and we did not think it necessary to cut it, but we will take it into account because the piquetero is not the enemy of the police, “Gomez added after the controversy.
The video spread quickly through social networks and WhatsApp. It is just 13 seconds that, despite the brevity, exploded in thousands of criticisms and questions from users.
The General Defender of Chubut conveyed his concern regarding the dissemination of the video and the explanation that the police chief later offered. “It is not clear how a sentence with such a worthless meaning can contribute to police training to deal with stressful situations inherent to the task, “he said.
In the letter sent to the police chief, he indicated that the video “contains phrases clearly discriminatory and stigmatizing“.” The non-emphatic rejection of these actions by the authorities of the force generates the endorsement for the production of police practices that reproduce said values and that could place the institution outside the normative and constitutional framework, “he warned .
In addition, the official pointed out that “the right to equality and non-discrimination is a cornerstone of our constitutional order.”
Daroca conveyed his desire that his message be taken as “a contribution so that in the training processes of police personnel they are provided with professional tools that contribute to police work and definitively banish practices such as those I am aiming at.”
The truth is that the police chief explained that “these types of courses for Infantry, GEOP and the special units are made up of volunteers and there is a lot of demand.” “Men are prepared for peaks of stress. In this particular case, it happened that -for lift the spirits of the students who are fatigued – a student is asked to improvise a song, “he insisted in his attempt to justify the fact.
“I do not agree with the content of that phrase,” clarified the commissioner, who added that “the student found that possibility to lift the spirits of his colleagues with that chorus. We did not see it as a conditioner nor as a reason to cut it off ”.
The video sparked several repudiation messages on social media. The provincial legislator Soledad Díaz García condemned the “fascist training of the Chubut Police “.
“Governor Mariano Arcioni expresses the repressive orientation of Alberto Fernández and Sergio Berni. It is clear that there is no crack in harassment and repression to the popular fighters who face the adjustment, “he highlighted on social networks.
The leftist leader Christian castle He also came out against the controversial video. “This can not go unpunished. I remember that he is a governor aligned with the Front of All, “he transmitted through his Twitter account.
The candidate for national deputy Emilse Saavedra also questioned the viral clip. “This is how the Chubut police train, with antipiqueteros songs. And as if that were not enough, today Gómez the police chief says that it is to ‘lift the spirits’, “he remarked through his Twitter account.
“Our more energetic repudiation to the repressive doctrine of Massoni and Arcioni, the same one that shot ‘Tino’ John, “he added. The reference has to do with Federico Massoni, the controversial Chubut Security Minister, a man backed by Governor Arcioni.
The official was questioned about the event that occurred on May 27, when Martín Alejandro “Tino” John was killed by the Chubut Police Operations Special Group (GEOP). The incident occurred within the framework of a search for a complaint of abuse of firearms.
According to the police version, Tino John received the police officers with shots and that is why it was the response of the security forces that ended with his death. John was 62 years old and from a family of Swiss settlers with several generations in the region.