Residents at Pinheirinho favela (Sao Jose dos Campos, state of Sao Paulo) prepared to resist eviction.
During this week, two judges emitted conflicting orders, the first issuing and the latter cancelling their eviction, as the favela was born from an invasion of private property.
The latest news are that the police is on site conducting the eviction at this moment. See #Pinheirinho on Twitter.
EDIT: Less stylish pictures from today’s action.
The eviction order was cancelled while the police was already carrying it. The eviction was concluded and the residents are now allocated to a temporary camp made by the city authority. A fiery reaction occurred on Twitter, not only because poor people were being expelled, but also for the owner of said property being Naji Nahas, billionaire stock broker accused of serious crimes against the financial system, jailed and absolved in 2008.
A gang of drug traffickers in Brazil is inserting pictures of late British singer Amy Winehouse in their bags of cocaine to improve sales.
Yesterday’s Marijuana Liberation protest in São Paulo was cracked down by the police. The cops were acting on a judicial order that simply forbid the manifestation on the grounds that it was an excuse for smoking pot in public. The judge in question apparently considered himself in the powers of a precog, sending the cops after a presumed crime.
A vicious circular logic is affecting both judges and conservatives arguing against the protesters - marijuana is forbidden, so asking for it not be forbidden is to make an apology to crime - and so, also forbidden. Unfortunately, after 26 years of democracy, Brazil still has a very shallow understanding of liberty (maybe also logic).
It’s also worth noticing the cheerful addiction of Brazilian cops to the spice. The camera being pepper-sprayed at the beginning of the video is from Folha de S. Paulo news team.
This is a video I just watched of two brazilian policemen (Here from Rio de Janeiro, the state I live in) being beaten by a suspect. The guy tries to get their guns, runs aways, gets hit by a car and comes back trying to steal the police car. And the policemen? COMPLETELY unprepared to deal with a situation like this. They didn’t even run after the suspect when he runs away. They didn’t try to do ANYTHING.
The worst part? A totally random guy that was there at the time has to take control of the situation and do the policemen’s job. This is tragic.
How can we feel safe living in a place where the police can’t arrest a guy that’s not even armed?
I hate to say that, but this is rather comic. Look at the fat guy sitting on the thug to keep him from fleeing. I just wonder how the situation would have developed if the cops were not being filmed.
A Brazilian judge says a former police inspector must do nearly two years of community service for offending a woman wearing a hijab in Rio de Janeiro.
Judge Andrea Teixeira says in her ruling that the retired officer broke Brazilian laws protecting religious freedom.
The Monday ruling says former inspector Raul Oliveira Dias Alves verbally accosted the woman, a Brazilian citizen, inside a bakery last year.
He loudly made insulting comments about her clothing and the Islamic faith, and asked what she was doing in Brazil. The ruling noted he showed signs of being drunk.
Another judge will decide how Alves does his community service. He will also face still to be determined restrictions on his movement during weekends.
Brazilian military police officer and his pepper spray in action. Scumbag!