Thursday, July 25, 2013

Public Official Humiliates And Makes Mexican Child To Dump Candy After Threatening To Confiscate Basket

Child made to dump candy after a public official from the municipality of the Centro de la Zona Luz in Villahermosa, Tabasco forced him to toss the candy away.

By H. Nelson Goodson
July 25, 2013

Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico - A Youtube video posted by Channel TVX 16 on Wednesday shows an official from the Municipality of Centro de la Zona Luz in Villahermosa forcing a child to throw his candy to the ground because he was going to confiscate his basket. A TVX news reporter caught the action in public.
The child was caught selling his candy in front of a bank and then was taken to the municipality building grounds where he was forced to throw his candy away. Municipality officials says, that the child is a minor and shouldn't be selling candy in public, but they have not identified the municipal worker who made the child throw his candy. The Tabasco state government officials have initiated an investigation to what some public officials are saying, is an abuse of authority by the municipal official seen in the video.
The child is heard crying while the public official is laughing as a woman looks on. Afterwards the official left the basket and walks away when onlookers told the official "it's enough." 
Another man looking at what was going on decides to help the child pick up his candy, as the child is humiliated and continues to cry in the scene.
The identity of the official or child have not been released, but news anchor reporters alleged that the official might have wanted a $40.00 dollars ($500 pesos) bribe from the child who is trying to earn an honest wage instead of engaging in criminal activities as some children are forced to do so.
The public official shows no shame of what he did, according to reporters.

TVX video at link:

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