The following was posted on the Volcan Yahoo Group.
There is a meeting with the press and officials scheduled for Thursday afternoon at the Cancha( the big cover) in Cuesta De Piedra. 12 km below Volcan.
Please show up and offer your support towards changing things so that the ladrones-crooks have to pay consequences for their actions.
There have been a series of robberies in Cuesta de Piedra lately. ( among many other neighborhoods in Panama)
A few days ago another was in the process when it was foiled by the owner’s workers. Several of the community responded quickly and were able to catch one of the robbers who ran on foot and was subdued. 3 others fled in a vehicle and escaped even though a neighbor parked his car across the road. The fleeing vehicle when off road through rough terrain and back onto the road and fled.
The police DIJ responded in force and later in the evening, again with the tip of a neighbor, caught the other 3.
The recently formed neighborhood watch group is working and producing results despite all the naysayers.
After a couple days the alleged criminals were released. The case, however, continues to stay open.
The alleged criminals returned to Cuesta de Piedra last night and again the Police and DIJ responded to protect the victim and to look for the accused who allegedly brought a total of 8 associates with them.
Thus, a meeting has been called for Thursday afternoon with media presence and officials in order to address this grave shortfall in the laws surrounding criminals.
PEOPLE ARE SICK AND TIRED OF GETTING ROBBED OR OTHERWISE AND HAVING THE PERPS GET FREED ON TECHNICALITIES OR OTHERWISE.
PLEASE COME OUT AND SUPPORT THIS MEETING AND HERE INFORMATION DIRECTLY ON HOW THE SYSTEM NEEDS TO BE CHANGED. THIS IS NOT A DEMONSTRATION BUT RATHER A MEETING AND YOUR ATTENDANCE IS REALLY NEEDED TO SUPPORT THE CAUSE FOR ALL OF US.
THOSE OF YOU WHO SPEAK SPANISH AND CAN BRING ANY AND ALL OF YOUR LOCAL FRIENDS AND FAMILIES, PLEASE DO SO. PLEASE COME TO ATTEND SO WE CAN ALL BE EDUCATED!!!!
ANY OF YOU WHO HAVE MEDIA CONTACTS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO GET THEM TO THE MEETING!!! WE ARE HAVING CHAIRS BROUGHT IN, BUT, IF YOU HAVE SOME YOU CAN EASILY BRING DOWN FOR YOURSELVES PLEASE DO SO.