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Eldorado

147 murdered in five days of Police strike

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Eldorado

"The authorities in Brazil say 147 people have been murdered in the north-eastern state of Ceará in the first five days of a military police strike.

"The homicide rate is five times higher than usual, despite the deployment of the army to patrol the streets.

"The violence has led to the cancellation of carnival festivities in several cities at what is the height of the summer holiday season.

"The police began their strike on 19 February, demanding a pay rise."

Full report at the BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-51623670

At CNN Espanol: https://cnnespanol.cnn.com/2020/02/24/record-tv-147-homicidios-en-ceara-brasil-desde-que-comenzo-huelga-de-policias/

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Tuco's Gas
24 minutes ago, Eldorado said:

"The authorities in Brazil say 147 people have been murdered in the north-eastern state of Ceará in the first five days of a military police strike.

"The homicide rate is five times higher than usual, despite the deployment of the army to patrol the streets.

"The violence has led to the cancellation of carnival festivities in several cities at what is the height of the summer holiday season.

"The police began their strike on 19 February, demanding a pay rise."

Full report at the BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-51623670

At CNN Espanol: https://cnnespanol.cnn.com/2020/02/24/record-tv-147-homicidios-en-ceara-brasil-desde-que-comenzo-huelga-de-policias/

Damn. So Ceara normally gets around 30 homicides a day? That's loco. 

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Sir Wearer of Hats

And people wonder why many Americans have issues about the southern border.....

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Tuco's Gas
50 minutes ago, Sir Wearer of Hats said:

And people wonder why many Americans have issues about the southern border.....

No shiatsu. Even Chicago "only" gets 1-2 a day. Ceara makes that city look like Mr Rogers neighborhood. 

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and then

Reminds me of a major city in the U.S., Baltimore, IIRC, where the people raised hell after a young black man was shot dead.  The mayor blamed the cops and the cops said okay, we'll stand down.  The citizens were practically begging for them to go back to work in less than a week.

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Gromdor

Well, the police did shoot a Senator.  

There was also this from the article:

"Senator Gomes' brother, Ciro Gomes, said that he "hoped that the responsible authorities catch those who attempted this barbarous homicide". He also wrote that he and his brother would not let the state be run "by militias"."

Makes me wonder who is doing the shooting.

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