Puerto Rico Cop Says Mayor Of San Juan Sabotaging Hurricane Aid For Political Gain

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The mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico has been accused of withholding food and supplies from residents of the island’s capital in order to milk maximum publicity and political capital from the disaster, according to a caller to a New York City Hispanic radio station who identifies herself as a Puerto Rico police officer from the San Juan suburb of Guaynabo. The officer reported that San Juan mayor Caren Yuliz Cruz is guilty of “staggering negligence and dereliction of duty in the wake of Hurricane Maria,” GotNews.com reports.


Via GotNews: 

The police officer begins by pleading with the U.S. Military to go directly to the people of Puerto Rico with its aid, as current efforts to work through Governor Ricardo Rossello and Mayor Cruz are proving futile. “What us Puerto Ricans need is the U.S. Armed Forces to come in and distribute the aid. And that they stop the Governor, Rossello, and the Mayor, Yulin, from continuing on doing what they’re doing. It’s an abuse; it looks like communism, in our own island.

There are dozens and thousands and thousands of food [boxes] and when people ask, we cannot give anything away because Carmen Yulin says that we cannot take anything out, because everything is a soap opera here – everything is a show,” the caller explains. “There have to be cameras here and there because, you know, they are just looking for votes for the upcoming years.”

Carmen Yulin won’t move unless there is a camera behind her,” the caller continues. “I need to speak for the people because the people are suffering. Because I, as a cop – along with other police partners – we are seeing it.


Mayor Cruz, who praised FEMA just five days ago before remembering she’s a Democrat – turned around on Friday and told CNN that FEMA and President Trump had offered no help in front of a giant stack of US aid pallets.

“We’re dying here, and I cannot fathom the thought that the greatest nation in the world cannot figure out logistics for a small island of 100 miles by 35 miles long. So I am asking the president of the Untied States to make sure somebody is in charge that is up to the task of saving lives.”

If anybody out there is listening to us, we are dying. And you are killing us with the inefficiency and the bureaucracy.”


Fox’s Geraldo Rivera pretty much shut that down:

UPDATE: Conservative Treehouse reports that San Juan teamsters didn't show up for work to distribute supplies. 

Puerto Rican born and raised, Colonel Michael A. Valle (”Torch”), Commander, 101st Air and Space Operations Group, and Director of the Joint Air Component Coordination Element, 1st Air Force, responsible for Hurricane Maria relief efforts, has the following comment:

…They have the generators, water, food, medicine, and fuel on the ground, yet the supplies are not moving across the island as quickly as they’re needed.

“It’s a lack of drivers for the transport trucks, the 18 wheelers. Supplies we have. Trucks we have. There are ships full of supplies, backed up in the ports, waiting to have a vehicle to unload into. However, only 20% of the truck drivers show up to work. These are private citizens in Puerto Rico, paid by companies that are contracted by the government”.. (link)

President Trump, meanwhile, responds:  


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nmewn Sun, 10/01/2017 - 17:34 Permalink

Attorney General Jeff Sessions,San Juan mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz would make an excellent cellmate for Hillary Rodham Clinton, don't you think? ;-)

nmewn DavidC Sun, 10/01/2017 - 21:05 Permalink

Second rate, juvenile leftist posturing instead of a forthright and earnest commitment in marshaling all the forces under her command (from firemen, to police, to dog catchers) to ameliorate the suffering of her "fellow countrymen" seems to not even be a secondary thought. Clearly not leadership material when one is shown standing in front of pallets of supplies with not even one thought of ripping the plastic off and walking off camera with an arm load to distribute and not coming back...that was a major opportunity for her...that she missed.If the people of San Juan are too stupid not to see this for what it is, I wish them all the luck in the world, they'll need it with her.

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BidnessMan PlayMoney Sun, 10/01/2017 - 18:44 Permalink

Since the island is only 35 miles wide and 100 miles long, you would think the Puerto Ricans could get aid distributed.  How is local logistics failure on a massive scale caused by this President?  PR and the Electric Utility were bankrupt well before the hurricane hit.  Likely roads and electric power infrastructure were washed out because of lack of maintenance.  Who was the President until this past January?  Why didn't he prevent this from happening during his 8 years in office?   

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Never One Roach BidnessMan Sun, 10/01/2017 - 20:03 Permalink

Very corrupt, drug saturated and crime ridden.I used to go there and drive around fearless in the 80's and 90's...all over, up to the mountain jungle, etc.Things changed late 90s' and early 2000's as drugs poured into the place and at the same time the PR gubmint became extremely corrupt (prob thats why drugs poured in...no border/customs control!). Stopped going when I was held up at gun point in broad daylight.That was sad because in general, the people there are very amiable and the food is great. The jungles and beaches terrific.Their entire PR gubmint should be replaced imo. 

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greenskeeper carl BidnessMan Sun, 10/01/2017 - 20:24 Permalink

Thats kinda my thinking. She is essentially admitting to her inability for her and those who work for her to do their fucking jobs. In a sane world, her tacit admission of incompetence and uselessness would be hidden as best as possible, and people would be taking her to task for wasting time trying to score cheap political points instead of doing what she was hired to do. She is standing there bitching in front of pallets of aid, which she has clearly done nothing to distribute. In a sane world, such helplessness would be frowned upon, and people would wonder how the hell she got elected dog catcher, much less Mayor. But, this is participation trophy America. She will no doubt be praised for her 'bravery' and other such nonsense, when ridicule and scorn are the proper responses to this kind of incompetence.

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greenskeeper carl HalinCA Sun, 10/01/2017 - 20:20 Permalink

Thats just it right there. She is latino, and a woman, and therefore unassailable. She should be taken to task for the shitty job she is doing and for politicing instead of helping, but, in today's America, any attempts to do that would be met with accusations of mansplaining, or whitesplaining. The fact that a good number of Puerto Ricans look white and share the exact same ancestory as many Americans. I should know, I married one, her grandparents were Belgian. There are plenty of fair skinned, blonde haired puerto ricans, too, but I suppose her status as a democrat means she can still play the oppressed minority role, even though she sure looks white to me.

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shimmy Sun, 10/01/2017 - 17:40 Permalink

Just another example of why women probably shouldn't be allowed to be politicians. Almost every one of them seems to be an idiot.

Sweet Cheeks shimmy Mon, 10/02/2017 - 08:26 Permalink

I am a woman and have to agree with you, that by and large, women should not be in politics. I will go even further and say they shouldn’t even have the vote since so few nowadays take the time to learn and understand the issues.

Among my relatives, their rational for voting for Hillary was both sexist and juvenile. Furthermore, these Communist- Nazi feminists are spewing testosterone hate for men, especially white men, and warping young boys.

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Avichi Sun, 10/01/2017 - 17:52 Permalink


Col. Leghorn CSA Sun, 10/01/2017 - 17:58 Permalink

While I believe her, who knows who this caller is? Could be anyone but still this bitch smells to high heaven (probably literally)She is supposedly in bed with DiBlasio and trying to make it look like her fellow Commie will ride to her rescue.  These people who take advantage of misery for political gain should be strung up asap

Chupacabra-322 Sun, 10/01/2017 - 18:08 Permalink

Democrats and Puerto Rican teamsters have orchestrated a stand-down of essential supply distribution throughout Puerto Rico in an effort to make President Trump appear ineffective at responding to the humanitarian crisis.

The Puerto Rico teamsters Union called “Frente Amplio,” a group of private contractors working for the federal government, are refusing to distribute key supplies throughout Puerto Rico because they’re seeking revenge over policies they view as hurtful to their industry set by the Puerto Rican governor.

“It’s just not true,” said Col. Michael Valle, commander of the federal relief effort in Puerto Rico. “As a Puerto Rican, I can tell you that the problem has nothing to do with the U.S. military, FEMA, or the DoD.”

“The aid is getting to Puerto Rico. The problem is distribution. The federal government has sent us a lot of help; moving those supplies, in particular, fuel, is the issue right now.”

Valle says they have the water, food, generators, medicine, and fuel, but they’re not being moved across the country as quickly as needed, and there’s ships full of supplies that still need to unload at the ports which remain full.

“It’s the lack of drivers for the transport trucks, the 18 wheelers,” Valle said. “Supplies we have. Trucks we have.”

“However, only 20% of the drivers show up to work.”


truthalwayswinsout Sun, 10/01/2017 - 18:11 Permalink

If this is in fact true, all the parties involved need to be arrested immediately.But wait, Hillary is guilty as sin and there is no indictment. Most of Obama's cabinet broke the law in spying on Trump..and you guessed it; there is no indictment and yet they spread absolutely false unsubstantiated rumor about Trump and Russia and there is a special prosecutor.My contention has always been that if Trump does not indict Hillary and the Clinton Crime Family, he will not survive his first term because he will be impeached. 

MaxThrust truthalwayswinsout Sun, 10/01/2017 - 22:06 Permalink

" if Trump does not indict Hillary"Trump won't do anything. The deepstate has something on Trump and that's why Bannon left the WH. He knows that Trump is compromised and will not attack any of the agents of the Deepstate. It's possible that Sessions is also implicated in some embarassing activity. He was suppose to idict all the swamp dwellers, go after the Pizza eaters, investigate Comey, find out who killed Seth Rich and we have not heard a word from him.I alwasy expected the deepstate would eventually control Trump. The vote for Trump was  much better than the other option of course. The world breathed a sigh of relief when the AntiChrist Hillary did not win.

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Drop-Hammer Sun, 10/01/2017 - 19:35 Permalink

Christ, when I served in the Army, the PR's were a net loss for us.   Yes, they dramatize everything, and jibber-jabber in their weird Spanish, and have no self-control.  I can not imagine living on an island full of them.