3.5 Dead for 1 Injured: Bonus for Cops in Brazil Doubles Number of Killed Suspects

Police in Rio favela, Brazil The growing number of police killings of suspected criminals in Rio de Janeiro's war on drugs is linked to bonuses now paid to "brave" police officers, according to a just-released independent study.

The group that conducted the research, the Institute for Studies on Religion (ISER), tallied the deaths of 10,216 people from 1995 to 2007 in police raids on the favelas (shantytowns) and other places inhabited by drug gangs.

It found that the ratio of dead to wounded climbed significantly after the city started offering bonuses to police in 1995 to particularly courageous officers.

In 1995, the ratio of killed to injured was 1.7 dead for every person injured.

That ratio has more than doubled, to its current 3.5 dead for every person injured. If police were not seeking to kill suspects, a greater proportion of injured might be expected, the report noted.

The man who wrote the report, sociologist Ignacio Cano, called the decision to pay bonuses a "Wild West incentive" which encourages police to kill suspects.

"It consolidated armed conflict as a security policy," he said.

The report was based on statistics from the Rio de Janeiro state government.

Despite the rampant violence, Rio de Janeiro was chosen last month to host the 2016 Olympics, the first edition of the Games ever to be held in South America.

Since then, scores of people have been killed in the city's drug wars. Police justify the deaths of most of these civilians, arguing that they are criminals who resisted arrest.

Rio's Public Security Ministry did not dispute the figures but insisted that the city "will not give up repressing drug traffickers" and do whatever it legally takes to quell the plague.

"Police have the obligation to act in that context," the ministry said in a statement.

Cano noted that the death toll of more than 10,000 for 12 years was worse "than many wars" and did not contribute to reducing violence in the city.

In comparison, the financial capital of Brazil, Sao Paulo, reported 40% fewer people killed by police in the same time period, even though it has 2.5 times more people than Rio do Janeiro.



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  • asp

    pip pip and fuck you , briggs….
    and you are a fucking bank robber punk, rot in hell

  • ronnie biggs


    You are a bore, cherrio…pip..pip..

  • asp

    ah ch c, its been a slow business and e mail day….
    luckily i had you to come over and chat with to keep me ocupied after my wonderful lunch break…..

  • ch.c.

    And back to “3.5 Dead for 1 Injured: Bonus for Cops in Brazil Doubles Number of Killed Suspects”
    1 – In Brazil they kill first, and then close the file ! Why go to Justice and have the suspect being judged if guilty or not ?

    2 – Just imagine an inverse ratio of 1 Dead for 3,5 Injured !
    a) A dead cant speak by definition and name cops involved themselves in drugs trafficking. Thus better dead than alive ! And bonus the cops get, not if they only injured the suspects ! A WIN WIN situation !
    b) a ratio of 1 dead for 3,5 injured would just put more people in already crowded hospitals, and cost far more than if simply killed. And it will also not put more pressure to the government to build more jails. ANOTHER WIN WIN WIN strategy !!!!

    And as stated in the article from 1995 to 2007 the Police in Rio alone killed more than 10’000 people.
    Probably a much much understated stats ! but….chuuutttt….they record what THEY WANT !
    Stilll…..very impressive !
    Because of course the Deaths Squads killings are Also not counted, since “officially” THEY ARE NOT THE COPS DOING OVERTIME CLEANING HOURS !!!!

    Welll…it’s Brazil !

    It may also be that one of these days…YOUUUUU or one of your sons will be SUSPECTS TOO !
    And now you have the probabilities ratios of being “just” injured or “just” killed by Your Cops !

  • Lidia

    These comments are sooo silly..
    Sooooo Silly

  • asp

    its obvious, shit for brains
    its so obvious i aint even going to lay it on here except to asure you i am not gay and have a full and satisfying hetero sex life …

    i mean really, what the fuck is wrong with not having sex with girls i dance with? just dancing with people i like that i am in just freindly relationships or profesional relationships

    i guess only you are the warped one to think that the only way you can relate to a brazilian woman is to have sex with her.

    i dance with these women because i love to dance samba

    and i love the sensuality of the brazilian woman that comes dripping out in just everyday normal life

    you are so hung up on the lolitas thing i guess that is your bag ,huh? cause i dont like green apples, it just aint my thing or never crossed my mind

    by the way you old jerk off, when i said ” call your fucking daughter…” i didnt mean it as your fucking daughter, i meant the fucking as an emphasis…i wouldnt insult your daughter like that, not my bag, just give her a call and tell her you love her

  • ch.c.

    their horrible tasing yougurt shakes at mccdonalds !
    Done the american way !
    McDonald is NOT a Swiss Company….to my knowlege.

    And your “i dance a lot with women and dont have sex with them”
    Thus as I said, later you have MONOSEX…with 2 fingers !
    And you dont have sex with Women you dance with….because THEY dont want YOUUUUU ?
    Too fatty ? Too big beer belly ASP ?

    What buttons are you then hitting (as you stated above) if you dont have sex with these WOMEN ?
    Lolitas buttons ?

    Strange. very strange ASP ! More than strange !
    Cant you see how you are in perpetual CONTRADICTIONS ?????????

    Because at the end if not with these Women, not with Lolitas, and Noooo MONOSEX…therefore with WHOM ????
    Do you end up then in brothels ?

    I tell you ASP, NOTHING ADDS UP !
    Thus let me have my stated certainties : you are a liar, a junkie, a cheap Joe, and A PREDATOR with under aged girls or boys !
    And you just hide in your perpetual contradictions !


    POOR YOU !

  • asp

    you havent been listening , stupid fuck
    i did do business there, and had to deal with their horrible tasing yougurt shakes at mccdonalds…i mean who the fuck puts yougurt in a mccdonalds shake? nice place but cold people

    no man, nothing against geneva or switzerland, but it sucks compared to rio

    oh some dip shit poll and statistic sais that more people like geneva more than rio? like im suposed to give a fuck about that? you idiot,i am my own man, live my own life…i sure dont let polls or statistics tell me where is better…a million other square ass mother fuckers want to over spend their money in geneva…ha ha i laugh my ass off at them..because im hip enough to spend it in rio

    i have my own personal tastes ch c, and brazil hits a lot of buttons

    not young flesh for me though

    i dance a lot with women and dont have sex with them…incredible women..,.i get out and dance some samba and break into a sweat with them and god damn does it feel good and alive, i have real relationships with brazilian women, like they are real people that i love to be around

    its only uptight people like you who get out of joint with the sensuality down here, you cant handle it ,mo fo….i think you like burkhas..i dont…and you can only make your stupid cold ass uptight acuasations that are about as firm as a potato chip

    god bless the women and their sensuality down here in brazil, they are lifetimes ahead of the rest of the world….i love and respect them

  • ch.c.

    This I can understand perfectly well !

    Especially since you are a VOYEUR and a LOVER of Young Flesh !

    Here your balls would not be frozen…BUT CUT BY OUR JUSTICE !

    Outside of this, you never came to Geneva ! What are you then comparing ?
    Thus EXCEPT climate, I just remind you that Geneva is always ranked one of the WORLD LIVELIEST CITIES !
    NOT RIO !
    And this is not my nationalism telling you it. BUT RANKINGS…RANKINGS….. !!!!!

    Viva RIO says ASP !
    Lolitas are by the hundreds of thousands. They are cheap. And the Justice in Rio doesnt meddle with ASP sensuality and sexuality !

    No doubt in reading your comments your are singing daily Your ALLE-LULA !

    smelly and stinky ASP !
    Or are you only a VOYEUR….and when back home you have…MONOSEX ?

    Anyway……enjoy your life in Rio as long as you can.
    Hopefully they will also finally cut your balls, frozen or not, and give them to FISH !

  • asp

    awww ch c, i love rio so much more than geneva…
    my business investment for the next 7 years is to try to get to rio as much as i can….

    and not freeze my balls off in geneva….

  • Andrade

    That is 1 million a day for the Cops maybe!
    Don’t forget the pay for crooked cops, politicians and overheads involved.
    Genocide is going on against poor people and blacks mostly daily in Rio. The politicians benefit at high level – so why should they solve the problem which pays so well?

  • ch.c.

    rio brings in one million a day in drug traficing profits ?????
    Come on !
    It is a hell of a lot more than that.

    Assuming 500’000 daily users/consumers, which is most probably on the very very low side, dont tell me they generate only
    US$ 2 profits per day !

  • ch.c.

    That is how cops raise their salaries.
    That is also why the Deaths Squads, KILLING CHILDREN are rarely arrested.
    They are cops doing OVERTIME work, to get even more bonuses.

    Because after your cops killed the drugs traffickers, THE COPS take control of the traffics, to further triple/quadruple their
    income !
    Well known Reality.

    Viva Rio, the Marvelous City !
    Viva Brazil, the Shameless Country !

    Christians say ALLELUILA
    Brazilians say ALLE-LULA


  • asp

    rio brings in one million a day in drug traficing profits for drug gangs…
    nothing is going to stop that…that is big business

    the only way to put any kind of dent in that is to legalise in some way drugs and take the profit margin away from the traficars

    with marijana there is no problem because this is the least harmless drug of them all including alcohol and cigarettes, it just shouldnt be illeagal and people going to jail for it…

    for sure cocaine and other hard drugs presents a differant problem. they are dangerous and bad for the health…

    with the understanding that people en masse are doing it anyway, i would think some kind of super regulated , doctor consultation and perscription, with consuling and back up every step of a users tragectory might make a differance

    of course ,young people would not be allowed , and ,they are the ones doing it the most, but, if it was inside the system, at least it could be regulated and the real dangers could be constantly shown to the potential users

    whatever anyone thinks of this, obviously, nothing is working now…nothing…and it is putting unbelevable money in thugs hands…money that could be taxed and used for health purposes to get addicts off of these drugs..and putting an unbeleivable drain on society…its a hole so deep no one can dig there way out of it for now

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