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Video Shows Brazilian Police Shooting Boy

Posted on Mar 25, 2011

Recently uncovered 2010 security footage showing Brazilian police shooting a 14-year-old boy has led to the arrest of five men. The BBC reports that the “boy survived with several wounds and is now in a witness protection programme along with his family.”

Warning: The low quality of this video spares us the disturbing details. It is nonetheless upsetting.


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By Napolean DoneHisPart, March 27, 2011 at 6:39 pm Link to this comment

Obfuscation is when someone calls flying bullets blanks… stinkin’ shills…. so many on here.

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By Jorge, March 27, 2011 at 5:21 pm Link to this comment
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Hi, Everyone. I´m from Brazil and i decided to comment this video. Really the brazilian police is very violent organization, mainly in here, Rio de Janeiro city. The boy was shooting during night, at Manaus city, North of here (I´m 1.000 kilometers far Manaus city, because Rio is situated at center of country). The video came now at internet, after a long time covered and supported from Manaus Police, who did not permited divulged before. In the video, the mother of the children was claim and scream to police (She was watch the police action): “DO NOT KILL MY KID, PLEASE, PLEASE, DO NOT KILL MY KID…”. But, the police didn´t mother claims. And she crying, crying, crying…  Was the most terrible images i ever seen.
Well, my friends, sorry for my bad english language, but i believe that all of you understood my comments. I hope god protect the life of this boy. Thanks!

Jorge, from Rio de Janeiro city - Brazil.
mail me: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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By Russian Paul, March 27, 2011 at 3:04 pm Link to this comment

Gmonst-  you may be thinking of Oakland, where there has been numerous
killings of unarmed civilians by the police. the most infamous and recent one was
the murder of Oscar Grant. he had no weapon and was face down subdued on the
ground. the police officer supposedly confused his taser with his gun and shot and
killed the unarmed man. but oakland PD has a long history of shooting unarmed
black civilians…

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By Wildeye, March 27, 2011 at 12:01 pm Link to this comment

It really doesn’t matter what those guns were loaded with - threatening an
unarmed kid with a gun can hardly be considered a lawful act. One can only hope
that the uniformed perpetrators are punished appropriately.

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By Sylvia Barksdale, March 27, 2011 at 10:30 am Link to this comment
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Simply awful!  I hope these cops get life behind bars for they are definitely the criminals here.

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By culheath, March 27, 2011 at 12:48 am Link to this comment

“As awful as it is to terrorize a kid like that…. those were NOT bullets being fired, most likely blanks. “

Yeah, like the cops in Brazil carry guns loaded with blanks. That’s the dumbest comment on here yet.

“The boy survived several wounds…”

Did you not read the BBC article? Who are working for?

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By Jim Yell, March 26, 2011 at 6:45 pm Link to this comment
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Years and I mean years ago I read article of scandal in Brazil over the fact that shop keepers would pay gangsters and sometimes police to round up the orphaned and abandoned children on the street and get rid of them. It seemed this most often involved taking the children to the countryside and killing them, leaving them in a ditch.

I do believe a point was made in this instance above that the child wasn’t apparently hit by a bullet even though the gun appeared to be aimed at him. Nothing was given as reason for this alarming action even if it didn’t involve bullets?

Sadly those people are right who point out police bullying and physical violence is not unknown in this country. Once authorities get used to using violence against the defenceless they soon go on to use it against anyone and at any occasion. This is not good action for the police to get use to or for the public to tolerate.

But, I don’t think the police should be subjected to abuse from the public either, or those they are trying to sort out during the performance of their duties as police officers. The problem is when the public automatically looks at the police as enemies and the police see everyone as villians. Not good in anycase.

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By Serginho, March 25, 2011 at 7:22 pm Link to this comment
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I Googled the words, in Portuguese, “Boy Manaus Shot
Police”.  I got 43,400 hits.

Even if the bullets were blanks (as if that makes it
OK) in this instance, something tells me this is
anything but an isolated incident.

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By inL.A, March 25, 2011 at 5:32 pm Link to this comment

Sadistic and barbaric.

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By Napolean DoneHisPart, March 25, 2011 at 4:23 pm Link to this comment

Blanks?  Did you notice the poliTICK officer shot passed the child, hitting the wall… and then fires over his head to someone probably looking from far right of the camera’s view.

How many shills are on here, TD?

There should be a limit of ONE account per i.p. address… anyone ever take a look at who someone is on the list of accounts?

Interesting to see several opened up on the same exact day and time, isn’t it?

We need to learn how to decipher the BullCheese from the real thing… and obfuscatory elements beware, you cannot hide in your gated communities for ever, you will eventually need to come out for food… or food will have to come to you… but won’t for the people will not allow it…

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By chuck maultsby, March 25, 2011 at 3:26 pm Link to this comment
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As awful as it is to terrorize a kid like that…. those were NOT bullets being fired, most likely blanks.

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By Napolean DoneHisPart, March 25, 2011 at 12:32 pm Link to this comment

This message is disturbing as well:

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By Gmonst, March 25, 2011 at 11:47 am Link to this comment

It has happened in the United States, I believe a teenager was shot in San Fransisco while unarmed and subdued by the police and it was captured on video.  However, I have neither seen nor heard of an incident as cruelly sadistic as what is on display in this video.  There is no mistaking the wanton maliciousness of the cops in this video.  They are calm, collected, and vicious.  The United States may be heading this way, but I don’t think we have sunk that low yet.

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By Ribbet, March 25, 2011 at 10:33 am Link to this comment
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While it is a shocking video it appears that the policeman’s gun is firing blanks.
The boy’s reaction to the shots and his condition afterwards certainly isn’t that of
a person who has been shot by several bullets.

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By Napolean DoneHisPart, March 25, 2011 at 10:06 am Link to this comment


Do you sincerely believe THIS does NOT happen in Amerika?

Welcome to the Police State / Military Dictatorship… where have you been?

Distracted and Consumed?

Yes you have been.

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