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Category Archives: military police

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

For long-time militant Vilma Reis, Bahia’s police are “being used to support the drug state” in a “war against blacks”


Note from BW of Brazil: Is there an undeclared war on Brazil’s black population on the part of the State? Perhaps a better question would be, if you have been … Continue reading

May 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

In Rio, police operation known as ‘Black Machine III’ hunt and gun down two more innocent black males, one of which was 12-years old


Note from BW of Brazil: I don’t really know that any words can suffice for the senselessness of the violence in Rio de Janeiro, but before getting into the latest … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · 1 Comment