October 2, 2014
Gov't condemns 'Talion Law' violent acts
Lynching cases that have shocked society over the past days “only prompt more violence,” Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said and pointed out social inclusion policies must be the way to battle crime.
Addressing reporters at the government house this morning, the head of ministers affirmed that the "application of the Talion Law is inconceivable” and called on each branch of power to create necessary conditions to guarantee “public security.”
“Criminal events must have their corresponding judging and be punished,” Capitanich added.
According to the minister, taking justice into own hands is an “extremely dangerous method” and it is necessary to acknowledge that public security must be addressed from a social inclusion perspective.
The lynching of an 18-year-old in the city of Rosario after he had allegedly stolen a woman’s purse or the attack against a thief in the Buenos Aires City neighbourhood of Palermo must be condemned and “poverty not stigmatized,” Jorge Capitanich insisted saying that such events “can deepen breaches in society.”
“A society is built upon values, without stigmatizing,” the official stated.