*Protest of residents in front of the police headquarters in Vitoria. Photo credit: Agência Brasil Fotografias – February 07, 2017 by Mario Saraiva, Co Editor and Writer at Brazil Talk In an exclusive interview, a retired colonel of the Espirito Santo military police, Colonel José Nivaldo, explained the complexity of the wave crime in the State.… Read More An Urban War Zone – The violent crisis in the Espirito Santo state.
September 18th, 2014. It is 5 pm in São Paulo. Carlos Braga, a street vendor, is shot in the head while trying to protect his friend from the pepper spray used during a police blitz. He was unarmed. The police officer is taken into custody, but released four days later. According to the judge responsible for the case there were not enough elements to justify the imprisonment. The other police officers who witnessed the incident declared it was accidental. Other witnesses declared it was deliberate murder. … Read More A democratic Brazil doesn’t need a military police force