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Puerto Ricans March Guillotine as a Frenzy Over Hurricane to Gov’s Mansion Maria Revelations

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Puerto Ricans March Guillotine as a Frenzy Over Hurricane to Gov's Mansion Maria Revelations
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Although the guillotine is best known as the tool of choice in the French Revolution to destroy opponents, its history goes back to the 13th century.

Nevertheless, it was invented by the Gallic people.

While the guillotine has largely fallen out of favor in the more civilized torture age — like a four-part series on Nancy Grace — there remains a certain popularity with people who would like good old days when heads are going for fairly minor crimes.

It could make a comeback in Puerto Rico — and while it will almost certainly not take anyone’s life it will send a message to the political establishment of the island.

The move follows another week of instability in the United States, the time over Hurricane Maria.

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And, as recent video showed, the supplies of disaster relief given to the island from the storm have not been distributed among the people.

The problems for territorial government began last Saturday when the social media user calling himself “El León Fiscalizador” managed to reach a warehouse in the south town of Ponce and find massive amounts of supplies of Hurricane Maria-era that had not been distribuated to the people of the island even though the hurricane had taken place over two years ago.

The video caused massive uproar and a host of officials were sacked not long before.

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However, for many Puerto Ricans, it was not enough because they wanted another governor to resign — Gov. Wanda Vázquez, who succeeded Ricardo Rossello last year after a text message controversy forced him off.

According to the CBS News, Fernando Gil Enseñat, the dismissed Housing Secretary, accused the governor of discovering the Ponce Warehouse of materials not delivered.

“Gil Enseñat said that his department had nothing to do with the supplies found in Ponce in local news outlets. He clarified that his department was responsible for monitoring emergency supply warehouse operations in the cities of Cabo Rojo and Río Piedras rather than Ponce, adding that the Governor had revised inventory details for both warehouses, “NBC News reports.

For her part, Vázquez, her former housing secretary, said “Don’t have my trust under various circumstances,” but the fact that he was more than willing to go to the media to argue that Vázquez knew the location of emergency supplies well remains unknown as early as Saturday morning.

RELATED: Rogue Citizen Breaches Puerto Rico Warehouse, Finds Mountains of supplies Whether the Puerto Rican food chain top knew where the supplies stood was, however, a little mystery.

“The emergency storage facilities located in Ponce and other towns are included in the Emergency Management Plan of Puerto Rico,” reports NBC News.

“The plan was signed in August 2019 by Vázquez to suggest that they already knew the existence of warehouses before outraged residents entered the warehouse of Ponce last week.” That’s a problem and the Puerto Ricans took to the streets to express their fury about the entire scandal.

On Thursday, a crowd of manifestants gathered a blunt guillotine and (warning) they didn’t go to the residence of Enseñat: Um, the Puerto Ricans now bring a guillotine to the Mansion. The guillotine was put outside the Governor’s Mansion in San Juan, pic.twitter.com/uAeH1WoLcN— Joshua Potash, 23 January 2020. pic.twitter.com/siTCpihlRO— Joshua Potash (@JoshuaPotash) 23 January 2020 So @Residente appeared behind a guillotine voice. The resident Rene Juan Pérez, is a Puerto Rican hip-hop artist and filmmaker who — and I’m spitballing here — isn’t on the Vázquez party, pic.twitter.com/R90HDUrg4k — Joshua Potash (@JoshuaPotash) January 23, 2020.

But it looks a bit too wobbly and inconsistent to do any real damage.

It is like tightening some stretched wires to an ottoman of IKEA and calling them an electric chair.

That said, there is something good about these pictures in Boston in 1775. As if to say, I mean in a good way. I mean that.

The people of Puerto Rica are quick to learn that they can not trust a territorial government that does not respond if it is not totally ruthless.

As Hurricane Maria struck, they feuded with Washington for the slow response and the inadequate supply of emergency supplies.

At that point, there was general consensus that the administration of Trump was somehow responsible. I’m not faulting Puerto Ricans to do it.

You should not buy it now, not when you see these emergency supplies in a warehouse from two years before rotting away. The people of the island deserve better.

We don’t have to have a guillotine to get it, but they have to keep their elected officials accountable— and that isn’t just a few memories.

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