- Title: Brazilian NGO calls attention to police deaths, violence in Rio
- Date: 25th July 2017
- Summary: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (JULY 25, 2017) (REUTERS TV) SHOT OF POSTER WITH NAME OF DECEASED BRAZILIAN MILITARY POLICE OFFICER AND ROSE CLOSE SHOT OF POSTER WITH THE NAMES OF TWO DECEASED BRAZILIAN MILITARY POLICE OFFICERS SHOT OF POSTER ON FENCE WITH TWO MORE NAMES OF DECEASED BRAZILIAN MILITARY POLICE OFFICERS AND ROSE MAN JOGGING ALONG PATH LINED WITH POSTERS WITH NAMES OF DECEASED BRAZILIAN MILITARY POLICE OFFICERS CLOSE UP OF WHITE ROSE AND THE LOGO OF THE NGO, RIO DE PAZ (RIVER OF PEACE), THAT ORGANIZED THE EVENT CLOSE UP SHOT OF ANTONIO CARLOS COSTA (THE PRESIDENT OF THE RIO DE PAZ ORGANIZATION) BEING INTERVIEWED SHOT OF ANTONIO CARLOS COSTA BEING INTERVIEWED ALONG THE PATH WITH THE NAMES OF DECEASED MILITARY POLICE OFFICERS (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) PRESIDENT OF NGO, RIO DE PAZ, ANTONIO CARLOS COSTA, SAYING: "The World Health Organization recognizes that above 10 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants is characterized as an epidemic. In Rio de Janeiro 30 people per 100,000 inhabitants are murdered per year." MILITARY POLICE OFFICER WITH A RADIO IN HIS HAND AND A SHANTYTOWN IN THE BACKGROUND AND TRAFFIC IN THE FOREGROUND MILITARY POLICE OFFICERS AND THEIR VEHICLES IN THE MIDDLE OF A STREET CLOSE UP OF THE ARM PATCH OF A MILITARY POLICE OFFICER (16TH MILITARY POLICE BATTALION) MILITARY POLICE OFFICER (CABO LOUZADA) HOLDING A BLACK POSTER (AS A SYMBOL OF THE NEXT POLICE OFFICER DEATH) CLOSE UP OF MILITARY POLICE OFFICER (CABO LOUZADA) HOLDING A ROSE AND A BLACK POSTER (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) BRAZILIAN MILITARY POLICE OFFICER, CABO LOUZADA, SAYING: "Unfortunately it is a scene that is repeated (the death of Brazilian Military Police Officers) and it will certainly occur again, because as I said the governor (Luiz Fernando Pezao) has simply turned his back on the military police." MILITARY POLICE OFFICER, CABO LOUZADA, PLACING A BLACK POSTER ALONGSIDE THE OTHER POSTERS WITH NAMES OF DECEASED BRAZILIAN MILITARY POLICE CLOSE UP OF BLACK POSTER WITH NO NAME ON IT (SYMBOL OF NEXT POLICE OFFICER DEATH) PEOPLE WALKING ALONG PATH LINED WITH POSTERS WITH NAMES OF DECEASED BRAZILIAN MILITARY POLICE (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) PUBLIC SERVANT, HENRIQUE NELSON DA SILVA, SAYING: "It's a great barbarity (the deaths of military police officers), a great urban war. If we were to look at the statistics, we could compare it to various wars, and unfortunately, this is occurring here in our state." SHOT OF THE SKYLINE OF IPANEMA IN RIO DE JANEIRO THROUGH THE GRATES OF A RAILING (AS IF RIO WERE BEHIND BARS) SHANTYTOWN OF VIDIGAL (WHERE THE MOST RECENT MILITARY POLICE OFFICER DEATH OCCURRED) LEBLON'S BEACH AND BOARDWALK WITH THE VIDIGAL SHANTYTOWN IN THE BACKGROUND
- Embargoed: 8th August 2017 19:10
- Keywords: Brazil Rio de Janeiro Violence Police Military Police
- Location: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
- City: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
- Country: Brazil
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice,Crime
- Reuters ID: LVA0016R7VCJN
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:A non-profit organization is calling attention to violence in Rio de Janeiro Tuesday (July 25) by placing posters with the names of deceased military police officers along a popular walking trail close to Ipanema Beach.
The organization, Rio de Paz or 'Rio of Peace' printed the posters with the names of the 91 police officers fallen in the line of duty so far in 2017, as well as the dates the deaths occurred and how each officer died. According to the non-profit, there are 30 deaths per 100,000 residents in Rio de Janeiro.
Rio de Paz intends to maintain the posters and other public reminders of the violence wracking the city in the public eye until the government brings the number of violent deaths below the World Health Organization's definition of an epidemic - 10 per 100,000. According to Antonio C. Costa, President of Rio de Paz, Rio's police officers, "die nearly daily," and must, "perform their duties in subhuman conditions. When they die, their families are ignored by public authorities." But, "without their work, life in society is impossible."
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