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30,000 Policemen in Megaoperation Across Brazil Nab Over 2,000 Crooks

30,000 Brazilian policemen were in force on the streets

30,000 Brazilian policemen were in force on the streets In Brazil's largest police operation ever against crime more than 2,000 criminals have been arrested this Friday, March 23. Authorities didn't have final numbers at the end of the day and police action seemed to continue in several towns of the 25 states in which the operation was unleashed.

30,000 police agents were used in the cleaning out campaign. In São Paulo alone, 1,675 people, 583 of them in flagrante delicto, were detained, during the 11-hour raid. Never before had São Paulo arrested so many people in just one day. Three of them were killed, according to the police, for resisting arrest. 257 of those arrested were wanted by authorities.

In São Paulo, each police district planned its own action. The undertaking wasn't focused on any particular gang but aimed at dozens of criminal groups that are being investigated by the police of that state.

In Rio the megaoperation gave birth to a mouse. While about 2,000 policemen went to the streets to chase crooks they only arrested 42 people, eight of them minors. involved with drugs. The Rio police also recovered eight stolen motorcycles. They seized pirated goods, weapons and drugs too.

Bahia state, in the Northeast, arrested 72 criminals, 48 of them in the act. Bahia authorities also seized 24 weapons, 11 illegal vehicles as well as 18 lbs of marijuana, half a pound of crack and a quarter pound of cocaine. There were over 1,000 police agents taking part in the operation, which also counted on 130 police chiefs. In the state the action lasted four days: from March 19 to 22.

In the southeastern state of Espí­rito Santo the police ended up placing 35 of those detained in a bus parked at the Homicide and Personal Protection Bureau in capital city Vitória because there was no room in close-by jails. Authorities there had 555 warrants of arrest but were only able to capture 74 people.

In the southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul, 63 people were arrested and 21 weapons were seized together with 4.500 pirated CDs and DVDs. 20 stolen cars were also recovered there.

In Paraná state, also in the South, there were 29 arrests. One of those detained, a 29-year-old man, is accused of having kept his wife in captivity for nine months. She was found in the Greater Curitiba, capital of Paraná, weighing 77 lbs and with wounds all over her body.

In Brazilian capital Brasí­lia the police nabbed over 40 fugitives who were convicted for murder.  There were another 130 arrests in the western state of Mato Grosso.

This was the first time that the Brazilian state police forces coordinated such a huge operation. "The idea," said Mário Jordão, São Paulo's civilian police chief, "was to articulate together the several police forces, giving them motivation and approaching them to the population."

Jordão, president of the National Council of General Police Chiefs, was one of originators or the megaoperation idea. The suggestion was first presented less than two months ago during a meeting among police chiefs.

Minas Gerais, the only state that didn't take part in the national operation, justified its decision saying that it prefers to  conduct its own individual actions against criminality.

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  • Professor

    Tempus omnia revelat
    Thanks to whomever fixed my mistake with the graphic!

    Tempus fugit…

  • Professor

    “Time Flees”
    [quote]”Time Flees”[/quote]
    Time is fun when you are having flies!

    P.S. Please excuse me for adding that big graphic in my prior post, I had no Idea
    that it would resize by width. I feel like a China-man in a whorehouse trying to read
    the post on my 15 in. monitor.

  • aes

    Steve 1: ‘Dejame Solo’ Benjamin Franklin 1776
    ‘Mind your own business’, Benjamin Franklin 1776

    On 21 April 1787, the Continental Congress of the United States authorized a design for an official penny, later referred to as the Fugio cent because of its image of the sun shining down on a sundial with the caption, “Fugio” (Latin: I flee). The image and the word combine to mean “Time Flees”. This coin was reportedly designed by Benjamin Franklin, and as a reminder to its holders, he put at its bottom the message, “Mind Your Business”. This design had also been used on the “Continental dollar” (issued as coins of unknown real denomination, and in paper notes of different fractional denominations) in February of 1776.

    Some historians believe that the word “business” was intended literally here, as Franklin was an influential and successful businessman. However, considering the full saying of “mind your own business,” which would not have fit on the coin, it can just as easily be interpreted as a statement of privacy

  • aes

    Steve I: ‘being putatively safe’ and the life and times of Barry Goldwater
    ‘My children were born in Hawaii. We lived 400 feet above the Pacific, you could almost see Japan. For 4 months a year we leaved on 100 acers on the corner of Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. There was a gate, that required a warrant to get on the property, a lake and two streams. It was covered in forest and rife with game. I am a philosophical naturalist. I believe Nature to be the greatest teacher. I taught my children to be themselves, and never do anything that you have to lie about. Life was not about things, it was about Nature and the ascertainable truths therefrom. I explained to them that God could be considered Gravity in its most profound sense of contemporary physics. As a stone dealer I had a binocular scope, that at three I introduced them to. I had a piano that the three of us improvised on. At 6 months they were swimming. It was my Eden, my Walden Pond, they were equals, I knew more about many things, but they were as human as I. The experiment is still in progress. One is studying nuclear engineering, and the other underwater photography. I have long ago sold Walden Pond, it had served its purpose, an aerie upon which to raise to great souls to set into the world. 2,000,000 miles I do not envy you, though I am most at home at 30,000 feet travelling 600mph. As to Barry Goldwater, he was the quintiscential hawk. He lost his bid for presdency because he suggested nuking the forests of Viet Nam, and was made a fool of in the liberal press. He would probably have used greater force with more efficiency in the current game of global chess. But one thing is for sure that he would not have tolerated the Sept 11th attack on the United States. I prefer my own solitude, I miss the museums and architecture of Paris, the cognac in the morning, and the smell of herring in Amsterdam in the morning, it too was a city of smells, ahh ‘digustibus non est desputandum’. But as to Brazil let us use the metaphor of the insect exterminator’s technique when there is an infestation. It is a massive and consistent use of agents to irradicate the infection. Similarly in medicine, massive doses of antibiotics are used initially to overwhelm the infecting agent. It is one solution. There are I am sure many others, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, amputation. We used to play a game my sons and I, it was shoot an arrow in the air as hard and as high as you could and it did not matter where it landed because it was your property. They also learned to throw a boomerang. I like your writing. We know what we have done, it is self evident that you do not merely know, but really know.

  • Steve1

    Response to pretensions of intelligence
    I doubt, dear AES that you travel more then the 200000 miles more or less that I travel each year. I have been in all the countries that you mention including 27 years ago in Somalia because of a college friend who’ s father was a diplomat in Turkey. It was hardly interesting then and it is still is not interesting now, not to mention Djibouti with the Pepsi Cola bottling plant. As to singapore if you ever spent any time there you might have discovered (at least some years ago not now) if you traversed Orchard Road enough timer that Prostitution and meetings of various types barring drugs were never enforced as long as things were low profile, and names of John’s were never published.

    Amsterdam and Paris USED to be good before the EU started to standardize things. Amsterdam is basically sterilized now partially because of EU conformity and secondly because of the resurgence of racism in Europe not arguing any of the reasons. Paris, my favourite city is in the midst of becoming Guilaini-zed (which I am sure that you adore) and sterilized at the same time. Only in France the person is even more dangerous as Nicholas Sarkozy is a would be demagogue of the worst type, using the Le Pen philosophy when he chooses and then casting the old man aside when it no longer serves his purpose.

    Back to Brasil, there is no paradise anywhere and no one should wish to live in such a place. I consider Brasil more satisfying to me then Europe as the EU is another corporatocracy beurocratic entity that I do not find to be appealing. As to your assertions about the 1960’s, I am not a parent, but I cannot understand why parents of today do not wish their teenage children to enjoy the freedoms that we enjoyed. Many outside the US would say that this hysteria of fear about every other person being a ‘predator’ is aside from the horrendous witch hunt going on, it is creating a generation of social misfits that sit in fron of their computers all day long until the moment comes that they rebel and all get drunk. I suppose since the US knows (especially Republicans and moralists) beteer then everyone else that this is the way that society should run. If you consider the present regime in the US to be a model of ‘balance’ then you my dear sir do not appear to have travelled much.

    I agree that the 1960’s had many excesses as the crime in brasil is excessive, however to paraphrase one of the greatest Republicans of all time Barry Goldwater (who most likely would turn in his grave if he knew what his party has turned into under the current regime) extremism in the pursuit of liberty is no vice. According to one’s interpretation of that is the differing factor here. You appear to believe that liberty means beingputatively safe at ALL cost, where I prefer to go to the other extreme and use the Spanish expression – Dejame Solo! (leave me alone), and no I have never used a gun even though i support the second amendment because it is of no interest to me, no more no less.

  • Steve1

    Another Steve1
    The last Steve1 was not I but someone else. No I am not a first year college student. I am middle age and make a reasonably good income. The issue here is not conservative or liberal (I for one am libetarian but pro military at the same time). It is the issue of excessive law enforcement casting a pale upon society, especially in these times of absolutism and frightning technology which did not exist in previous times.

    I cannot accept neither in the US nor Brasil massive raids which serve as a populist way to fan an already angry population, the majority which get their information from the idiot box and are just one or two steps up from illiteracy. As one of the greatest propagandist and campaign managers once said ‘I could have told those sausage necks to jump out of the balcony and they would have done so!’ Sportspalast 1941.

  • bo

    [quote]aurba is nothing compared to brazil at least in aurba when the police could not do the job they callled the FBI
    in brazil they dont want the FBI as they would be found out to be what they are and the cover up nature of all crimes would be exposed[/quote]

    Just wait, I’m sure we’ll hear all kinds of stories about what’s been going on doing in the tri-border region over the last decade. Homeland security has been there for nearly 2 years now, I’m sure the brazilian authorities in that area are in it up to their necks. The U.S. gov’t. is on record as saying the brazilian gov’t. is “complicit”, the brazilian gov’t. says the U.S. gov’t. is “over reacting”. Let’s see what they say when Hamas and/or Hezbollah decides to throw a bomb or fly some planes into skyskrapers in Sao Paulo.

  • bo

    [quote]Did the First World screw the Third World?
    written by Professor, 2007-03-26 00:17:05[/quote]

    That story is unreal. Unreal as well how the writer tried to make it “funny”. I will repeat, I would be willing to place a hefty wager that brazil has more fags per capita than anyplace in the world.

  • jab

    You should read the book F.I.A.S.C.O it about wall street. It is an interesting read. Another about an Economit Hit men. I hear these stories I have not come to any conclusion.
    I also read how barbaric some of the crime is and how the criminal world have quite a bit of control in these places. The world can be a scary place.

  • forrest allen brown

    The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
    in brazil if it has a title it is dangerous , it is there to feed off the lower class .

    they are at the top of the food chain and the whole country is its play ground .

    aurba is nothing compared to brazil at least in aurba when the police could not do the job they callled the FBI
    in brazil they dont want the FBI as they would be found out to be what they are and the cover up nature of all crimes would be exposed

    Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together.

  • Professor

    Did the First World screw the Third World?
    The first world is like a rubber it gives you the sense of security while you are being screwed.
    The third world, same as the first minus the security and be sure not to pass out on the ground after leaving the bar.http://www.imagensdokibe.blogger.com.br/Bebado-e-Dono-g.jpg

  • aes

    Did the First World screw the Third World? It is the nature of business that someone gets screwed.
    You ask an interesting question. ‘Did the First World screw the thrid world?’. First of all it is about business and business is about screwing someone, ideally it is a win win situation, but more often then not it is the one with the most money that comes out on top of the transaction.
    Without law and order it is easier to take advantage in business deals, because the people you are buying from are more desperarte to sell.
    And finally Brazil is not a Third World country. There is a psycholological concept called ‘self fulfilling prophecy’. Act as if you are equal to any country in the world and you are. You get what you think you deserve not what you deserve. Demand respect, recognize your value, it is hardly Third World.

  • jab
  • jab

    I can see both sides. I beleive many of the problems are as a result of poverty, lack of education and hopelessness. I also beleive that there is some sort of system that is keeping the poor, poor.(I don’t want to get into that). The State can be as corrupt as the criminals. The common working person gets screwed. They are victimized by criminal groups and
    have difficulties progressing in society.

    Nevertheless I don’t see how you can have common criminals acting with impunity. I don’t think these raids will solve the long term problem.
    The safety of the community is the number one concern so I think that I support this measure, for now. These problems are the same in so many third world countries. Did the first world screw the third world?

  • conceicao

    Speaking of Amsterdam, no matter how bad the crime situation is in Brasil, it is nothing compared to Aruba. Just ask Kenzie Martin – Brasilians went out of their way to help her. No one on
    Aruba did a thing to help Natalee Holloway.

  • aes

    Pretentions to intelligence
    Ah Singapore, where tennaged vandalism is punished by caning. Spare the rod and spoil the child. You are without limit, carpie diem and the hell with my children. One becomes less permissive when one acquires responsibilities for others lives.

    I suggest you live in Amsterdam. It is the most human of all cities and a short trip to Paris the greatest of all cities. An environment of law is better than an environment of murder, rape, graft, corruption, theft. Giuilini was ex head of the FBI he was not interesed in middle he was not interested in maybe right or maybe wrong but right and wrong. In pursuit of right and wrong you achieve degrees. He made a great difference. There are my naive friend preditors, that are indiferent to your particular humanity. They would just as soon put a bullet in between your mothers eyes for her money as go to church and ask for repentence or smoke some crack.
    They are socio paths, they exist. One of the things I like about the United States is that you can choose to arm yourself if you want. I assume you have never fired a gun, and have no idea how to use it as a tool, for that is what it is is a tool. A city living in the corruption of political graft is the U.S. under Tammany Hall in the U.S. a hundred or so years ago. If you dont like the sterility of Singapore try Somalia, be free live a little. There are no police in Somalia. You are looking for the ‘eden of your mind’ nothing you can think of has not already existed or does exist. But there is nothing so pleasing as a cop when you need one. A random soul that will help your dying self as your being robbed or murdered. I grew up in L.A. when in the 50’s you were advised by your mother that if you were ever lost or in trouble to seek a Police Man. Then came the Sixties and Burn Baby Burn, and the Police are Pigs, and how hip it was to be free and not fascist. And then, and then, the commune evaporated, and the city called, with its light and running water. And with it the wonder world of crack, cocaine, morphine, speed, a world of chemical death. Think about it. These arn’t pharmacists your injesting these drugs from, for all you know its ant poison. There are places on Earth that are less structured than others. Get up off your lazy ass and go get on a plane and transcend your fear of leaving home and find your paradise. That optimum degree of law and order and individual freedom. It is ,dear soul ,drugs that are the ‘fly in the ointment’. There is very little crime or addiction in Holland. There certainly are no drug cartels. The more money you provide the criminal the more crime he is capable of manifesting. Tax the bastards and arrest them on tax fraud. Legalize Canabis and tax it, make money off it it is far less a societal detriment than Liquor of cigarettes. When children are forced to deal with criminals to buy pot it is not a good thing. They become alienated from police out of fear of their own arrest. We make, for little reason or societal benefit, criminals of our children. Here are the top ten villians to society.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com:80/id/17760130/

  • jab

    written by Jamie2, 2007-03-25 21:11:24

    My guess would be that you’re young, maybe in your first year of univrsity, studying, of course, social sciences? Yer young, give it time, that creeping conservatism always gets you in the end. I donÀ‚´t mean that youÀ‚´re goin gto eventually turn into a Pat Robertson or Bill O Riely, but you will eventually loose your patience for those in society that have never cared about the common good, never cared about working, and never cared about responsibility. WHen youÀ‚´re young, you see them as misguided lost souls in need of direction or a caring shoulder to cry on, after youÀ‚´ve dealt with them for a few decades, you realize what they were all along. USELESS, LAZY and HEARTLESS wastes of time!

    That’s funny but there is some truth to it. I think because that “bad boy” image has become so popular where for the working stiff there is very little sympathy or respect.

  • Jamie2

    Steve1
    My guess would be that you’re young, maybe in your first year of univrsity, studying, of course, social sciences? Yer young, give it time, that creeping conservatism always gets you in the end. I donÀ‚´t mean that youÀ‚´re goin gto eventually turn into a Pat Robertson or Bill O Riely, but you will eventually loose your patience for those in society that have never cared about the common good, never cared about working, and never cared about responsibility. WHen youÀ‚´re young, you see them as misguided lost souls in need of direction or a caring shoulder to cry on, after youÀ‚´ve dealt with them for a few decades, you realize what they were all along. USELESS, LAZY and HEARTLESS wastes of time!

  • Jamie2

    [quote]The debate is whether one wishes to live with excessive law enforcement.[/quote]

    YUP! If that means being able to walk the streets at night (something I havenÀ‚´t been able to do for years now) without the fear of being assaulted. Damn straight. You sir, can go fudge-off.

  • Jamie2

    [quote]Therefore I still vote for Brazil with the geito Brasiliero which hopefully will not go away that easily. [/quote]

    Hang em all, and hang em high. Thank the earth for Ruddy. I would have gone one step further and reintroduced public stonings.

    “Steve1 is before you becasue he was found guilty of stupidity”….and hush in the crowd. “His greatest crime through, being a lilly-hearted sissy Liberal” The crowd hisses. “You may cast your stones at will”.

  • Steve1

    Pretensions of half intelligence
    I do not profess to be a writer and do not posess the skills emplyed in the elements of style. I did however live in the time when Giuliani was attorney general ( or some might say grand inquisitor) in NY and did not find the daily parade of arrests at all pleasent. Yes he cleaned up New York at a price the first one being sterilization of the city.

    As to the legalization or other substances, I would not suggest that today the liquor and tobacco industry (which I firmly support even though I do not smoke) are the greatest impediments to change buit rather once again the excessive law enforcement industry juxtaposed with the Drug business (some would say traffickers) cartels themsleves. Yes the problem is economic.

    New York indeed has less criminality and Oprah and CNN are profiting greatly from the current witch hunt which always seems to occur in times such as these. As for myself, as illiterate and ignorent as it may seem I prefer the days of Koch, woodstock, Time Square, the three card monty players and for that matter Plato`s retreat! In summary I miss the shmootz and the proverbially fresh air! Therefore I still vote for Brazil with the geito Brasiliero which hopefully will not go away that easily.

  • Steve1

    The Idiot
    When I speak of Soviet-Nazi style or for that matter maoist Chinese and any other type of regime that includes brutal state force and all encompassing enforcement (and yes I include the US in this) I am not speaking of POLITICAL philosophy but rather at the type of repressive practices that are/have been employed. This idiot buddy will also point out that the relationship between Germany and Russia is far more complex then the simplificaztion theory that they were at war with each other. The US was at war with the crown as well. . Indeed plenty has been written about assistence first given to Lenin by the Hollenzaloren government and how later in nascent Soviet times assistance was given first to the German army under Weimer and later to the National Socialist movement, albeit clandesitnely, say nothing about the mutual assistance pact of 1939 which supplied essential rasw materials to the German government.

    That is not the issue here. The debate is whether one wishes to live with excessive law enforcement. All regimes of a populist nature employ hysteria and fear in order to advance their positions, and the principle vehicle for this is what I prefer to call out of control law enfocement. The blitzes that took place in Brasil last week were an example of these type of practices and therefore nothing to be proud of. I find it for myself to be onerous, unpleasent and depressing therefore I choose not to live in the US until at such time the politics of fear and the current hysteria about crime changes. I have had plenty of brushes with crime in Brasil. I prefer my freedom and to take my chances with it. This is a personal choice from an idiot that makes enough of a living that can therefore choose where to live. That is all sine die. THE IDIOT!

  • ch.c.

    Soviet Nazi style ????????
    could the idiot who wrote the above stupidity realize effectively how idiot he is ?????

    Soviet Nazi style…….DONT EXIST AND CANNOT EXIST !!!!!! Nazis were not Soviets, but 2 different countries, Germany and USSR and they WERE AT WAR…AGAINST EACH OTHER…..IDIOT BUDDY !!!!!

  • bo

    [quote]Blitzkrieg
    written by Professor, 2007-03-25 05:10:39

    30,000 police agents were used in the cleaning out campaign-more than 2,000 criminals have been arrested

    If the U.S. used this ratio in Iraq, the Iraq conflict would have been over years ago!
    [/quote]

    This was nothing but a dog and pony show. Every now and then the police must do something to give the appearance that they’re actually doing something.

  • bo

    [quote]written by u.s. guest, 2007-03-25 00:36:01

    is given to the alien traffickers operating out of Minas Gerais !!!!!….. [/quote]

    Was my thought exactly when I saw that Minas didn’t participate. They could round up literally hundreds of people involved in making fraudulent documentation and conspiracy in governador do valadares alone.

  • Professor

    The truth is out there…
    [quote]alien traffickers operating out of Minas Gerais [/quote]
    Aka. Men in Black (MIBs), or in Brazil (MIBs), (Mineiros in Black)

  • Professor

    Blitzkrieg
    [quote]30,000 police agents were used in the cleaning out campaign-more than 2,000 criminals have been arrested [/quote]
    If the U.S. used this ratio in Iraq, the Iraq conflict would have been over years ago!

  • Professor

    Mice no mais..
    [quote]In Rio the megaoperation gave birth to a mouse. [/quote]
    I always wondered where mice came from, now I know!
    [quote]more than 2,000 criminals have been arrested this Friday[/quote]
    I wonder how many of these 2,000 criminals were on furlough from prison at the time of arrest? I also wonder how many were later released?
    [quote]Minas Gerais, the only state that didn’t take part in the national operation, justified its decision saying that it prefers to conduct its own individual actions against criminality. [/quote]
    Many criminals have ventured into the Mineiro Triangle and have not been seen or heard of since!

  • ch.c.

    Interesting New Idea !
    1) from one comment it looks like that the “aliens” are responsible for all crimes and trafficks in Brazil ! Hmmmmm ! Laugh !
    Thus in my view they should send out all illegals “aliens” from Brazil, and the USA should send out all Brazilians “aliens” from the country. Security and city peaces….GUARANTEED !!!! CORRECT ? lAUGH….LAUGH…LAUGH

    2) It should be relatively easy to have a 100 % hit rate in Brazil against some illegal activities :
    Just send the police to the Senate and Congress and arrest them all…with corruptions charges !!!

    But please please after you arrested them dont allow them to eat Pizzas.
    Is there not a Brazilian common saying for corruptions : it all ends up in Pizzas anyway ?????

  • forrest allen brown

    How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
    THEY could have just not left the ploice station and thrown each other in jail and 30.000 real crooks would have been off streets

    when crime has become a way of life for well over 20% of the brasilian population starting with lula and going down to the avrage street person .

    and by the way you not to use the term illegal alien , they are to be called displaced person seeking a new home .

  • guest

    the export of criminals , and …anyone else who has $10,000 .00..
    illegal alien traffickers operate in Brazil with apparent impunity…

  • jab

    Alien? Illegal Alien?

  • u.s. guest

    AND A BLIND EYE
    is given to the alien traffickers operating out of Minas Gerais !!!!!…..

  • aes

    Steve 1: Your pretension to intelligence has half failed.
    You are fatuous. ‘Law enforcement is out of control’? That is your opinion it is not fact. You are an Al Capone Fan? You are opposed to Law and Order including doing anything to serve your country. You are a taker, not doubt a doper. I think Canabis Sativa should be legal, it was a you know in your ignorance made illegal because of the liquor industry, because it was a Black practice and they wanted their business. I dont believe the state should stand in the way of the individuals right to be stupid. Look at tobacco, it is a toxin, buy it anywhere. Seventy percent of the people in prison are there because of drug related criminality. You want to kill yourself please knock yourself out. As to Elliot Ness, I suggest you do not know what a metaphor is or how to compose a cogent paragraph that is not an opinion masquerading as a fact. Which do you prefer ‘super max’ or death by decapitation. People are more deterred by the prospect of the ‘super max’ than anything else. The consequence of increased policing and prisons has been a significant reduction of criminality. Look at New York. You do read dont you, I mean you are capable of statistical analysis? Bring back the draft and this criminal shit will be cut in half. You are obviously sub parental, with nothing but your ‘humanistic idealism’ to pander. Go to Holland, it is a nation of humanists.

  • Jamie2

    Dont become like the US
    YouÀ‚´re right Steve, we should have all these murderers, thieves and pedophiles at a 4 star Marriot Hotel with the very finest for meals, and evening entertainment. Heaven forbid anyone be like the good ole USA and actually take crime seriously. How many family members do yuou have in the pokey?

    [quote]Also the US revels in Super-Max prisons which are nothing more then a sanitized and horrified technological version of Soviet Nazi style dungunes.[/quote]

    I WISH. Maybe prison would actually be a deterant. You wont find me crying for the scum in these facilities. Hang em all and let God sort em out.

  • Steve1

    Dont become like the US
    While it is true that crime in Brasil is out of control, in the US law enforcement is out of control and we have become the greatest police state on earth. I do not particularly applaud personages such as Elliot Ness, and it is not to particular credit that the current occupier of the white house, Hangman Bush earned his nickname by executing everyone in sight (when he was ‘governer’ in Texas) that the persecuters asked for regardless of whether or not they had adequate representation, not lawyers falling asleep at
    the table after carousing all night. Also the US revels in Super-Max prisons which are nothing more then a sanitized and horrified technological version of Soviet Nazi style dungunes. Way to go!!!

  • e harmony

    [quote]30,000 police agents were used in the cleaning out campaign.[/quote]

    Holy sh*t! 😮

  • bo

    [quote]…
    written by Ric, 2007-03-24 11:58:11

    How a bout a program to lock the honest citizens up at night for their own safety while the great unwashed do their thing, on the streets and in the bairros.[/quote]

    Don’t know about where you are Ric but where I am that is exactly what it is. Iron gates, iron doors, iron-barred windows, electric fences, that is exactly the reality where I live, the honest citizens need to make a self-imposed prison for themselves, they call it “home”.

  • aes

    Bravo well done. ENCORE
    Lets do this every week. It is a great begining. Reminds me of Elliot Ness in the Age of Prohibition and Gangsterism in the U.S., when enough was enough, enough smuggling, murder, graft, greed, and corruption, and good men in mass made raids on the villany that had come to infect ‘the body politic’. BRAVO BRAVO, ENCORE ENCORE.

  • Ric

    How a bout a program to lock the honest citizens up at night for their own safety while the great unwashed do their thing, on the streets and in the bairros.

  • jab

    correction
    I am not sure how the jails work there.

    correction” let the states(u.s.a.).

    I wouldn’t really want that.

  • jab

    Maybe
    Maybe they should privatize the jails and let the State move in. I don’t like to just lock up people and throw away the key but things seem way out or order.

  • bo

    [quote]In Brazilian capital BrasÀƒ­lia the police nabbed over 40 fugitives who were convicted for murder.[/quote]

    Only in brasilia, 40 [b]fugitives[/b] convicted for murder. Truly UNREAL how in ONE city there could be [b]40[/b] escapees wanted for murder. Obviously something is very wrong in the way murderers are being handled here in brazil. Maybe they shouldn’t let them out of jail for X-mas break, I don’t know, just brainstorming here. 😉

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