2 days ago, (19DEC13), the police swept through the neighborhood picking up all of the drunks and thieves. They didn't get them all, as the word spread quickly and people hid in doors, but the police knew exactly who to take and who not to take.
I was told this was done to keep crime and drunkenness down during the holiday season. Further, I was told they would be shipped off to La Dalia for a month to go through some type of boot camp to dry out.
I am not sure how I feel about this. Sure, it will be nice to have a few less thieves and drunks around, but to do it with out due process surprises me. My neighbor was one of the fellows taken and yes my neighbor enjoys his rock-gut caballo rum. Still, he was forced to go. He couldn't say good-bye to his family or even let his wife know what was happening.
I will think twice before drinking a beer on my porch in the future.