“Yo vi a los gatos míos en la jaula que los metieron. Y después los vi en la televisión, después que los tiraron por el puente. Me los mataron y yo los vi, eran los míos”
Translated as: "I saw my cats in the cage they put them. And then I saw them on the television, after they were thrown off the bridge. They killed them and I saw them, they were mine."
It's a freaking mess. And why did this happen? It is one of those unfortunate cases where a moron lets power go to his head. On October 1st, the management of the public housing projects passed from the state government to the municipal government as part of a pilot program. I guess the town mayor decided he did not want pesky animals in the projects under his rule, even though neither state nor federal laws prohibit residents from owning pets.
The mayor is trying to separate himself from the actions of the private contractor, and threatening to sue them because the incident is ruining the public image of his municipality, but he should not be let off the hook. If he had not tried to unilaterally obliterate the residents' right to have pets, none of this would have happened. If the local government officials and the private contractors had not coerced the residents into handing over their pets by threatening them with eviction, none of this would have happened.