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11,000 shot dead by police in Brazil since 2003

• Miami Herald
 Police in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo shot to death more than 11,000 suspects since 2003, and "frequently'' carry out extrajudicial executions that only add to Brazil's spiral of violence, Human Rights Watch reported Tuesday.

"Each year, the police in Rio and Sao Paulo kill more than 1,000 people in alleged armed confrontations'' the report said. ‘‘While some of these police killings for ‘resistance' are legitimate acts of self-defense . . . many are extrajudicial executions."

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Comment by Steve Freedom
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WOW!  More like hit squads than peace officers. This is the result when you mix military tactics with law enforcement. 

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