|Police watch a demonstration by displaced people on Plaza Bolivar.|
high rates of street crimes such as muggings, even murder.
|Police detain a man on Carrera Septima.|
Altho some say that the police already have some of these powers, the code has generated protests from opposition politicians and civil rights groups, who say that it opens the door to more police abuses.
The reform bill is still under consideration in Congress. Expect protests if it advances.
|Posters protest police abuse.|
|Anti-riot police along Carrera Septima.|
|Police at night in La Candelaria.|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours