“Listen up, gentlemen. As our broadcasting of religious subliminal messages didn’t work out as planned, I present you the plan B for ending the violence in Rio”.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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.
I don’t care if the movie talks too much about samba and Carnaval, or if the soundtrack is annoying at parts, it’s just too damn cute. Also, in the stereotypes department, it’s breaks one nicely be being (as far as I know) the first movie to depict nerdy Brazilians (Professor Tulio and, in a sense, Blu). You’re even informed that there are book stores in Rio.
4 out of 5 fruit salad hats.
We’re not in Britain but I guess it’s kind of a universal fact that these guys aren’t ever supposed to smile…
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.