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A Mexican councillor has caused outrage after suggesting that homeless people should be culled by lethal injection. Olga Gutierrez Machorro represents vulnerable groups in Tecamachalco, a suburb of Mexico City, which has a spiralling homelessness problem. But while speaking at an event in the south-central Mexican state, she talked about how to help the homeless and disadvantage.
However, she provoked anger when she said culling those without shelter would help to solve the homeless problem adding that it would be 'best for them'. Her remarks, reported in local newspaper Cambio, came when she alleged that the local government lacked the necessary resources to deal with an increasing number of beggars on the streets.
She claimed that she herself had a big heart but was unable to solve the homeless problem alone. Ms Machorro also said that she had often offered her home and office as a sanctuary for those individuals with nowhere to go - but said it wasn't a real solution. She explained: 'Yes they're a little crazy, but they're harmless. Which is why I think to myself, wouldn't it be kinder to give them a lethal injection?'
The councillor then went on to allege that local hospitals were already unofficially killing patients with mental health problems. She said that patients deemed 'unagressive' would be dumped in the middle of motorways in a bid to put them at risk. However, her comments caused much indignation among the local population and she has since apologised. She has now promised a new action plan which is to be put forward to the government in a bid to solve the problem.
originally posted by: pl3bscheese
46% live in poverty in Mexico. How dumb is it to tell nearly half the population that they need to die out? Our politicans are so much more subtle, I mean better... kinder? hrmm.