By Cory Doctorow at 9:08 am Fri, Jun 14, 2013
From Sao Paulo, where the the cops are violently attacking protesters, a video of a cop smashing his own police-car window, presumably to blame it on the protesters later.
Policial Quebra Vidro da Própria Viatura - São Paulo 13/6/2013
And here's a glimpse of the Sao Paulo police's advanced media strategy.
Angry Cop is angry.
Just look at the expression on that shithead. However, I still find the UC Davis what’s-his-face pig more disturbing, taking a casual, nonchalant stroll while macing the whole lot of sitting protesters.
When my mom was young and pregnant with me, she saw a DC police officer pick up bricks and start smashing things to blame it on the non-violent vietnam protesters. It changed her and my view of what some police officers are capable of… the difference here is that now the world can see it and there’s a better chance this cop will be dismissed (hopefully he would have to pay for repairs & serve some jailtime, too).
I’m getting a feeling that cop’s bosses, and bosses thereof recursively, won’t give a toss. Am I jaded?
Oh no, they’ll care. They specifically told him to check if he was being filmed before he started smashing stuff to blame on the protesters.
Cory, the city is called São PAULO, not Paolo.
Obviously, a protest had broken out inside his car due to protesters spontaneously generating in there. He was just trying to get back into the vehicle.
or, he was punishing the window for overt transparency.
Oh that’s good.
It would be very inconvenient to have mobs spawn inside your car. It would be a handy place for your own respawn, though.
São Paulo not Sao Paolo.
“In five years, São Paulo police kills more than all USA police”
“Report of the Police Ombudsman’s Office of São Paulo shows that more than one person was killed a day in São Paulo by a military policeman from 2005 to 2009″
paraphrasing: With a population nearly eight times less than that of the United States, the State of São Paulo recorded 6.3% more killings by police officers than the U.S. over the years 2005-2009. 2,045 people were killed in the state of São Paulo vs. 1,1915 in the US.
Hmm, is Brazil really ready for the Olympics?
The Olympics will be held in Rio de Janeiro, not São Paulo, which is 300 miles away.
And the police in Rio is so nice and fluffy…
The video above was not shot in Afghanistan. That’s Rio. It shows the brave operation to kill a drug lord, I mean, serve a warrant for his arrest,
I didn’t say that Rio was ready for the Olympic Games…
Thanks for clarifying…
I’m sure their money moving and hobnobbing abilities haven’t changed.
Same as Mexico City in 68, I guess.
You want scary stats from violence in Brazil? There are around 20 killings A DAY in Rio de Janeiro alone. That does not include the cases where no body is found to account for.
With less than 10% of crimes solved, impunity is rife too.
Here in America, they usually send some of their buddies dressed as protesters to do that. Looks like they’ve got a ways to go before they catch up with our first world standards of law enforcement.
Right, and I point to this and other immoral acts they’ll do when people tell me they don’t think the United State government could ever get soldiers and/or law enforcement to attack United States citizens.
While some of the ones with backbones will resist, there’s plenty of others that will “just follow orders” and sadistically enjoy it as well.
US police forces got their start with gangs of thugs like the Pinkertons murdering labor organizers.
Dude, there’s like, historical footage of it.
Agreed. But, it doesn’t matter to numbnuts who can’t critically think.
Based on the headline, I was hoping the cop got so confused he ended up smashing his own car up in an instance of misdirected aggression. I’m sad that isn’t the case.
A little bit of Bee Gees during the Salad Uprising in Sao Paulo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmcLqlFk6Ac
For clarification: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sxyxZbO92g
Sao Paulo police has an irrational hatred of streaky glass, be it windshields or lenses.
Prison teacher with hands up after a discourse : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulc1XNGlOnU
Police doing Rally over people in Brasilia ( not in SP ):
A video to show how critical is the situation:
I’m so sad about everything so, here some points about our fights:
I will be very happy if you can share with the international media, reddit, etc, using the hash tag #changebrazil, every step will be great help, make some noise, please.
A huge censorship is occurring where peaceful protests are not shown by the , local/national media, mainly by one of the biggest manipulative mass: Globo and its affiliates.
Thanks for everything guys!
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