Fighting police violence in Brazil, one amateur video at a time

On February 22, 2016, police officers killed 19-year-old Igor Silva in the Maré favela in Rio de Janeiro. Many newspapers only covered the official version of events: that the teenager was injured during a clash with police and then died en route to the hospital. He was allegedly in possession of a 40-calibre pistol and a bullet-proof vest.

Brazil was a great choice for the Olympics.

Come for the Zika! Stay for the violence!

  • The Butterfly

    The video doesn’t show anything.

    • Not really save for the absence of the alleged bullet proof vest.

  • Dana Garcia

    Brazil has been a very violent place for a long time. How did the Olympics honchos ever think it could safely run the complex mega-games? Was there a payoff somewhere, or just misplaced do-gooderism?

    • Norman_In_New_York

      They wanted to get laid, relayed and parlayed by all those hot babes in Rio.

  • mobuyus

    Dying on route to the hospital must have been as he was falling down dead after being shot. More like he died on route to the ground.

  • Maggat

    Perhaps Brazil will end the Olympics for good. Long past time to excise the world of the Olympics, that complete waste of time and money.

    • Dana Garcia

      The 2012 London Olympics cost $2billion for security. In 1948, some events were held rough in city parks. That’s one measure of Muslim immigration.

  • Spatchcocked

    The constabulary are only JUST keeping the pot from boiling over.
    You’ll notice the punks face was pixilated? You ask why?
    I’ll tell you why. The kids eyes had been scratched out by the Brazilian Feline Death Squad.

    The criminals call these paramilitaries FDS……a reference to their ghetto name of dirty stinking twats.

  • Spatchcocked

    Or conas fedorentos in Portogoose…….being an expert though of purely amateur status gynocologist I can tell you the smell is definitely not chicken or fish but cat piss…..stale cat piss to be exact.
    THATS when you know FDS has been on the scene….

    • Daviddowntown

      Don’t go slandering cats around here.

  • Brett_McS

    The other main contender was Chicago – until Obozo stepped in it. That much difference?

  • k1

    …fighting Organized Crime infiltration of the Police, GOV’T, citizenry …