Exactly. The same hysterical celebrities hollering about the human rights of victims now were mysteriously silent during and after the dictatorship (indeed many considered human rights a concept to be mocked during their support of amnesty laws for perpetrators of crimes in the dictatorship)pericles said:Yes Porteños like to glorify that they were safer in the good old days of the 70s and 80s but wait wasnt there a dictatorship back then that kidnapped thousands of people never to be heard of again.
This particular bout of media hysteria has been gradually gathering momentum over the past 8-9 months. There is a political agenda behind it - to be able to prosecute and incarcerate 11 year olds like adults and now the call for the death penalty or various forms of vigilante justice. The media is giving blanket coverage to whatever they can find to sow more fear. It's worthwhile to stand back from this a little and just evaluate the number and the nature of the incidents that are being picked over in such detail and think about the number of people living in Gran Buenos Aires.
I'm astonished that some of these celebrities who have distorted facts, told outright lies and called on the public to dispense justice by lynching suspected criminals have any remaining credibility (or career for that matter).