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Puerto Rico Falls Victim of Facebook Scandal Again

This time, it's not the doctors helping Haiti. This time, it's the police.

On May 20, a group of a hundred students and supporters of the University's strike infiltrated a Fund Raising Event at Hotel Sheraton, sponsored by the Governor. These students demanded to see the Governor, wanting to ask him one question: "How is it possible that while the country is undergoing a massive strike because of the lack of funding for the University of Puerto Rico, you are having an event where each plate costs a thousand dollars?"

Immediately after they entered the premises, the S.W.A.T. team came down on them at full force, using the Taser gun on a student that was already on the ground. Many people attending the event claimed police brutality, but that was not the disturbing part.

What happened next alarmed Puerto Ricans. Scandalous screen shots circulated the web, where police officers used their Facebook to publicly say on their status updates: "Finally! I got to beat somebody today after 12 days." Another one said, "I bought beer and popcorn to watch the police beat up the students of the UPR". After the screen shots circulated every newspaper on the island, police offers and even the Governor claimed that these accounts had been hacked.

For the purpose of this article, I looked up the pictures on the web and was unable to find them. However, for those of you who are Spanish-speaking readers, I found a video on Youtube with the original screen shots on it. There are also images of the encounter between police officers and students, and the Taser gun incident. Be advised, this video is very graphic.

I agree wholeheartedly with this user's opinions. He posses the question: "How is it possible that the accounts had been hacked, when there are pictures of police officers posing inside police cars and offices. Who are they trying to fool?"