Brazil Police Killed More Than 11,000

Before you make plans to attend the 2016 Summer Games in Brazil, you probably ought to see what a unique place Rio de Janeiro is, skimpy bathing suits aside.

Police in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo have killed more than 11,000 people in the past six years, many execution-style, according to a report released Tuesday by Human Rights Watch.

And whatever you do, don’t break the law there. Law enforcement there seems to have a good way to keep the court system from getting backlogged. Take no prisoners, just shoot them.  From 2003 to 2009, over 11,000 killings in Rio and Sao Paulo alone and a ‘significant portion’ of 48,000 ‘slayings’ in the country.

  • The São Paulo Shock Police Command killed 305 people from 2004 through 2008 yet left only 20 injured. In all of these alleged “shootouts,” the police suffered one death;
  • In Rio, police in 10 military policing zones were responsible for 825 “resistance” killings in 2008 while suffering a total of 12 police fatalities;
  • Rio police arrested 23 people for every person they killed in 2008, and São Paulo police arrested 348 for every kill. By contrast, police in the United States arrested over 37,000 for every person they killed in alleged confrontations that year.


Give Them All Medals

Without a doubt, the U.S. Military Court qualifies for the MRIOTD Award for bringing to trial three Navy SEALs for allegedly punching a piece of human debris named Ahmed Hashim Abed. Abed was sought, and captured, for being responsible for the murder, mutilation, burning, and hanging from a bridge, of four American civilian contractors.

The charges stem from an alleged assault after the SEALs captured Ahmed Hashim Abed in early September. Abed is believed to be connected to the killings of four Blackwater security guards who were protecting a convoy when they were attacked by Iraqi insurgents. Their burned corpses were dragged through the city, and two of them were hung from a bridge over the Euphrates River.

These Navy SEALS are facing courts-martial. Instead, they should be given a combat medal for snatching the piece of garbage.

The judge scheduled courts-martial next month for Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew McCabe of Perrysburg, Ohio, and Petty Officer 1st Class Julio Huertas of Blue Island, Ill. A third SEAL, Petty Officer Jonathan Keefe of Yorktown, Va., is charged with dereliction of duty and making a false official statement. His arraignment has not been scheduled.

This is no way to fight a war. The military courts should have these guys’ back. Not charge them like criminals. No charges should have ever been brought against these heroes.

Aside from all the above, look what the terrorists are trained to say if captured.   Check out items 1 and 2 of Lesson Eighteen in the al Qaeda training manual. This was released by the Justice Department on December 6, 2001.

1. At the beginning of the trial, once more the brothers must insist on proving that torture was inflicted on them by State Security [investigators] before the judge.

2. Complain [to the court] of mistreatment while in prison.

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