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13-year old student shot four times in Military Police action in Rio’s north zone; family accuses police of execution style murder

Note from BW of Brazil: When I say that there is a concerted effort to eliminate a parcel of the population, you can dismiss it as conspiracy if you wish, … Continue reading

April 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Military Police in Rio caught on film executing men laying on ground; police involved in 37 so-called murders in acts of “resisting arrest”

Note from BW of Brazil: It’s often said that the criminal acts of police are not new. What IS new is that in this age of information, cell phones, cameras … Continue reading

April 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Another innocent victim in the ‘war on drugs’: 16-year-old student shot dead in favela during shootout between police and drug traffickers in Rio

Note from BW of Brazil: I’ve said it several times in past posts. With the prevalence of violence throughout Brazil, I could run a blog that focuses solely on general … Continue reading

January 21, 2017 · 2 Comments

“I can’t take publishing news of murdered children anymore”: 11-year-old black boy killed by police in Rio neighborhood; protest closes down main streets

Note from BW of Brazil: Sometimes, after something depressing happens again, again and again and again, there are simply no more words to really express the sense of outrage and … Continue reading

September 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

“War on drugs” claims yet another victim! This time 13-year old Christian Andrade, who was shot after attempting to help a woman that had hit the ground

Note from BW of Brazil: So this is how it works in Brazil. Consistently. Military Police wage a so-called “guerra às drogas” (war on drugs) but yet week after week, … Continue reading

September 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

In quick verdict, judge absolves Military Police that killed 12 black males execution style – Judge of case running for federal judge position

Note from BW of Brazil: One must really ask if there is a such thing as justice. When it involved police and black youth in Brazil it seems the answer … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

Military Police in Recife are sentenced to 96 years in prison for forcing 17 teenagers to jump in a river

Note from BW of Brazil: This story is actually from May but it serves as yet another example of the cruelty and brutality with which Brazil’s Military Police deals with … Continue reading

July 14, 2015 · Leave a comment