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Category Archives: Polícia Militar

March Against the Genocide of Black People: Majority of women victimized by homicide are black


  Note from BW of Brazil: Today, in cities throughout Brazil, the Movimento Negro and other organizations will lead the Second Marcha (Inter) Nacional contra o Genocídio do Povo Negro … Continue reading

August 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Price of life lowered a bit more in Brazil: Family mourns, daughter of shooting/dragging victim speaks out


Note from BW of Brazil:The shooting and subsequent dragging of a woman’s body from the back of a police vehicle is once again provoking shock at the behavior of “Rio’s … Continue reading

March 19, 2014 · 5 Comments

Black woman shot dead; body is dragged on the ground attached to the bumper of a police car!


Note from BW of Brazil: What the…?!?!? Why does it seem that police atrocities in Brazil, particularly in Rio, seem to always get worse? It almost seems as if they … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

Seven shocking facts about the police in Brazil that will scare you


Note from BW of Brazil: As a number of posts on this blog are about the brutality of Brazil’s Military Police, these facts are not actually shocking, including the data … Continue reading

January 23, 2014 · 8 Comments

Outrage against “apartheid” continues: Upper crust shopping malls are not the “place” for young, black teens


Note from BW of Brazil: The denouncements against Brazil’s own vicious form of racial/social apartheid continue to come. As reported yesterday, the shopping mall is the latest place that the … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Activists repudiate humiliation of black youth in shopping mall by Military Police; evidence shows nothing was stolen


“Why do I call myself a n*gga you ask me, because police always wanna harass me” – Niggaz 4 Life, NWA “60% of the youth from the periphery with no … Continue reading

December 8, 2013 · 3 Comments

Garbage collector killed after police mistake his Bible for a gun


 Antônio Marcos dos Santos was killed for carrying a bible Antônio Marcos dos Santos was shot in the neck by a chief of the Polícia Militar (PM or Military Police). … Continue reading

December 29, 2012 · 6 Comments