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Rio de Janeiro police in a helicopter firing on a moving car

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  1. explorerimports

    explorerimports WA Active Member

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    video of Rio de Janeiro police in a helicopter firing on a moving car in a populous slum has sparked a probe. Footage emerged of the high-octane chase a year after it happened, raising concerns over the excessive use of police force.

    The video that brought the incident to Rio authorities’ attention was released on Sunday by Brazilian media outlet Globo Noticias. The footage from the helicopter’s camera shows how officers tracked Marcio Jose Sabino Pereira – known as ‘The mathematician’ –through the Coreia slum in western Rio.

    The suspect got into a car and drove off, and during the pursuit police opened fire on the moving vehicle with an automatic weapon. The crossfire from the shootout struck the road around the car and the surrounding buildings. Perreira was found dead in the vehicle the next day on May 12.

    Rio police chief Martha Rocha described the use of force by police as “disproportional,” and said that a probe had been opened into the incident on April 30. Secretary of Public Security Jose Mariano Beltrame told Globo TV that police sometimes make mistakes.

    “We have police who make mistakes, we have police that do it right and our policy is always to look for the best for the people,” he told Globo, adding that the incident was highly out-of-the-ordinary for the police force.

    The officer who piloted the helicopter and was in command of the operation, Adonis Lopes de Oliveira, will be questioned on Wednesday by magistrates in connection with the shooting of Perreira.

    Marcio ‘The Mathematician’ Perreira was one of Rio’s most prolific drug dealers, wanted on 26 charges of drug trafficking, conspiracy to traffic and homicide.

    Rio de Janeiro’s favelas are a hotbed for violence and crime, with regular police incursions to wheedle out drug traffickers. Since 2003, Rio police have killed more than 11,000 people in connection with the drug trade.

    Concerns have been raised over security in Rio for the 2016 Summer Olympics, and huge investments have been made by the city’s government to cut down on delinquency in the city’s infamous favelas. There have been accusations that police are forcefully repressing residents in the city’s poorer areas in preparation for the Games.
     
  2. nastybynature

    nastybynature ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Active Member

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    :huh::confused:
     
  3. FarmerTed1971

    FarmerTed1971 Portland, Oregon, United States Well-Known Member

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    Wow!
     
  4. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    Are you kidding? Spike TV could turn this into the next big reality show.
     
  5. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Why look outside Our country. We have enough cops shooting wildly here. Just wait a few days and there will be a news story I betcha. It seems to be pretty common. Cops shooting at the "suspected" bad guy but hitting houses, cars and innocent people. Yeah, just give it a few days, they have a track record.
     
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  6. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    At least they got the bad guy.
     
  7. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    The US has been there, done that, and bought the T-shirt.
    Swat type policing agencies fire millions of rounds and hit like maybe 1% of their intended targets. Look at the Boston bombing and The LA cops recently.
     
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  8. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Coming soon to the USSA
     
  9. Navman

    Navman Canby Oregon Active Member

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    They need Drones :gun12:
     
  10. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    How do you say, "collateral damage" in Portuguese?
     
  11. nastybynature

    nastybynature ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Active Member

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    danos colaterais
     
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  12. bellarum

    bellarum beaverton Well-Known Member

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    Ha! Nice one upper for the win!
     
  13. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Non-government personal.
     
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  14. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Notice that they weren't chasing him on the ground, and waited till daylight to find him dead in the getaway car.
    The barrio slums at night are not a healthy place to be for the cops.
     
  15. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Told ya. Take a look at this....


    Eyewitnesses describe the terror of DWI checkpoint shooting - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

    "BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Jared and Rose Cleerdin found themselves right in the middle of a shootout at what should have been a routine DWI checkpoint. Days after the dramatic shootout in Brunswick County, they are still shaken by what they saw.

    "Every cop turned around and started unloading like super trigger happy as if their training was coming into full effect and they were being able to utilize it," said Cleerdin. "Everybody was just blasting this car to pieces. It was absolutely terrifying."

    They were stunned with what was happening, as officers reportedly shot dozens of rounds - in the direction on-coming traffic.

    "Cops are shooting from the front of the car, back into the rest of the on-coming traffic to the check point, into the rest of the innocent civilians down the road," said Cleerdin.

    Cleerdin says he believes the officers acted with no regard for public safety.

    "It was way beyond reckless," said Cleerdin. "I couldn't believe it. These are professional people, professional officers, and they're training, they're highly trained and they're not supposed to do stuff like that."

    Officials with the sheriff's office are keeping tight lipped about the incident. No one will tell us who shot the two suspects, or what even led up to the shooting.

    "I could understand why they wouldn't come out with an explanation as to what happened after seeing what we saw," said Cleerdin. "It looked like every officer there did not follow protocol in any way, shape, or form."

    After surviving such a scary moment, both Jared and Rose are thankful to spend this Father's Day with their girl Chloe.

    "We're so lucky and so happy that our child still has parents," said Cleerdin. "That's how we feel. We feel like we were inches from death."

    Seven officers - four from Brunswick and three from New Hanover - are on administrative duty. The SBI is investigating the incident."
     
  16. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Details made available in DWI checkpoint shooting | StarNewsOnline.com

    "A Leland man drove an SUV at deputies in a bid to escape a police checkpoint Friday, prompting officers to open fire on the Lincoln Navigator, Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram said during a press conference Monday.

    "Realizing their lives were in danger of being run over by this vehicle, proceeded to shoot at the vehicle in attempts to stop the vehicle from traveling any further," the sheriff said of the four Brunswick County deputies and three New Hanover County deputies working the joint-agency drunken driving checkpoint in the southbound lanes of U.S. 17 near Regent Way in Leland."

    ""...Another question that always arises is, were officers acting recklessly and without regard for the public safety and I can assure you they were acting with extreme care for the safety of the public and the safety of everyone involved in that checkpoint," he said.



    Maybe.
     
  17. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Man would I love to see the dash cam videos of that incident!
     
  18. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    "Both the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office and the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office are conducting their own internal investigations and the State Bureau of Investigation has been called on to conduct a separate investigation."

    Figures.

    The government investigating itself and then another part of the government investigating them again. Wow, they will undoubtedly give us their non-biased opinions.


    http://www.ncdoj.gov/About-DOJ/State-Bureau-of-Investigation.aspx

    "The SBI assists local law enforcement with criminal investigations. We work closely with local police and Sheriffs, district attorneys, federal investigators, and federal prosecutors."


    They are close friends.
     
  19. Cuthbert Allgood

    Cuthbert Allgood Clark County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Looks like Dom Toretto and his crew of street racers have gone back to Rio.

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