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  • State of emergency declared in northern Brazilian state as police strike

    State of emergency declared in northern Brazilian state as police strike leads to violent crime spike

    http://beta.latimes.com/world/la-fg-...106-story.html



    A state of emergency was declared Saturday in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte as its police approached the third week of a strike that has led to a spike in violent crimes.

    Civil and military police walked off the job Dec. 19 to demand back pay and better working conditions.

    Officers haven't been paid in full since November. They were told the rest of their salaries from two months ago would be issued this week, but the payday was again pushed back, this time to Monday. December paychecks and mandatory end-of-year bonuses have yet to be discussed.

    Last month, Rio Grande do Norte's state government asked the federal government for an extra 600 million reais ($185.8 million) to pay its public servants the salaries they were owed. The Ministry of Finance denied the request.
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    More than 100 people have been killed since police stopped patrolling the streets of the northeastern state, considered one of the deadliest places in the world long before the strike. The number of homicides in Rio Grande do Norte has been on the rise for years, jumping 232% between 2005 and 2015. According to a report from the Observatory of Intentional Lethal Violence, 2,408 people were killed last year, a record number of homicides for the state.

    Much of the violence on the streets of Rio Grande do Norte is because of a longstanding turf war between local gang Família do Norte and São Paulo-based gang Primeiro Comando da Capital, or PCC. The state is part of a much-desired drug-trafficking route that would be extremely profitable for the PCC, which has spread north in an attempt to overtake and control it.

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    I have never been to Latin/South America. Not even Cancun. As a gringo I have reservations it would be really safe.

    That's a shame 'cause on the other hand, most latinos I met either on the other side of the Rio Grande or Europe happened to be super friendly.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by JakeScully View Post
      I have never been to Latin/South America. Not even Cancun. As a gringo I have reservations it would be really safe.

      That's a shame 'cause on the other hand, most latinos I met either on the other side of the Rio Grande or Europe happened to be super friendly.
      come to Ft. Worth (meet the Tango Blast street gang), we';ll get together, have a few laughs, .............

      https://i.ytimg.com/vi/8X7S0Zo2QUY/hqdefault.jpg

      https://i.ytimg.com/vi/8X7S0Zo2QUY/hqdefault.jpg


      https://cbsnews1.cbsistatic.com/hub/...a-original.jpg

      just wear your old mil dogtags, so they can identify your body when and if the FWPD find it.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by commanding View Post

        come to Ft. Worth (meet the Tango Blast street gang), we';ll get together, have a few laughs, .............

        https://i.ytimg.com/vi/8X7S0Zo2QUY/hqdefault.jpg

        https://i.ytimg.com/vi/8X7S0Zo2QUY/hqdefault.jpg


        https://cbsnews1.cbsistatic.com/hub/...a-original.jpg

        just wear your old mil dogtags, so they can identify your body when and if the FWPD find it.
        Some dudes with their faces fully tatooed scream gangbangers and I'm not looking to encounter these kind.

        Pretty much common sense, same reason as East St Louis isn't much a tourist spot, and people chose Times Square or Ocean Drive instead.

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        • #5
          It makes me think of all the persons who bash the police in the USA. The same thing would happen here, under the same circumstances.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Cowboy's daughter View Post
            It makes me think of all the persons who bash the police in the USA. The same thing would happen here, under the same circumstances.
            well maybe not exactly the number of killed in Brazil would happen here, as we have a lot of well armed citizens here, and some of us are well aware of laws protecting citizens from crime such as assault, theft, etc. The second anything like that would come up on the radar here, many of us would go full (Jeff Cooper's condition) "condition Red".

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