Unnamed prisoner stuck in a wall while trying to break from from a prison in Goias.
Man in Recife caught with false national I.D. card while trying to open a bank account.
I wonder if being caught was somehow related to the picture he has chosen.
A gang of drug traffickers in Brazil is inserting pictures of late British singer Amy Winehouse in their bags of cocaine to improve sales.
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.
Cangaceiros were early-to-mid 20th century notheastern criminal gangs roaming the land in large and heavily armed groups.
The gangs were composed by both men and women, dressed in a striking and recognizable style, composed of raw leather clothes to protect against the thorny flora of the region, plus bandoliers and hats inspired by Napoleon Bonaparte.
The name is derived from canga, the Portuguese word for yoke, the wooden bar applied to the back of oxen when pulling carts. The way cangaceiros carried their weapons across their shoulders, with both hands hanging from each side, reminded people of oxen tied to yokes.
See a picture gallery at Folha de S. Paulo website.
A gunman has shot dead at least 12 children at a school in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro before killing himself, police say.
At least 12 others were wounded when the man entered the school with two revolvers and began shooting indiscriminately.
The killer has been identified as a 23-year-old former pupil.
President Dilma Rousseff wept as she condemned the school massacre - the first of its kind in Brazil.
The attack happened at the Escola Municipal Tasso da Silveira school in the western Realengo area.
Officials said Wellington Menezes de Olivera arrived at the start of the school day and got into the building by saying he had come to give a lecture, but then went into a classroom and began shooting.
Teachers barricaded the doors of other classrooms while children hid under desks.
Some wounded children escaped and alerted police, who rushed to the scene.
Police said the gunmen shot himself in the head after he was confronted by officers.
“The shooting was still going on when I arrived at the school,” military police Sgt. Marcio Alves told O Globo.
“I found him on the second floor coming out of a classroom. He pointed his gun in my direction, he got shot and fell, and immediately committed suicide”.
In fact, this was the second massacre of this kind in Brazil. In 1999, a med student opened fire with a machine gun against the crowd in a movie theater, killing four persons.
Viewer Discretion: dozens of Critical Mass bicycle protesters in Porto Alegre are run over by a psycho in a car.
Remember Christina Mortagua, who posed for "sexy" shots with her own underage son? She’s in jail. She was called to a police station when that same son denounced her for aggression - then proceeded to demonstrate her innocence by knee-blowing a female officer in the gut.
BFG of the Day: Brazil-based firearms manufacturer Taurus recently took its double-chambered revolver line (capable of firing both pistol and rifle cartridges), the “Taurus Judge” — so named because it is supposedly a favorite of judges in Miami’s high-crime areas — to cartoonish levels, when it introduced “The Raging Judge”: A handgun chambered for an unf**kwithable 28 gauge (55 caliber) shotshells.
The Firearm Blog claims Taurus canceled further production of the 28-gauge Raging Judge after the ATF stepped in and designated the weapon a Short Barreled Shotgun (making it illegal to own without a special permit). Guns America says this is untrue, but has yet to receive confirmation.