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Brazil: Huge spike in number of police killings in Rio ahead of Olympics Watch

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    https://www.amnesty.org.uk/press-rel...head-olympics?

    A huge increase in the number of people killed by police officers in the city of Rio de Janeiro in the run up to the Olympics lays bare the security services’ chilling disregard for the right of life, said Amnesty International today.

    According to new figures from Brazil’s Public Security Institute, in the city of Rio alone 40 people were killed by on-duty police officers in May: an increase of 135% on the same period last year, when 17 were people killed by police. Across Rio state as a whole, police killings almost doubled, from 44 to 84.
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    With the Olypmics being there, and the next couple of World Cups, you have to wonder what was going on the decision makers' heads.
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    (Original post by MildredMalone)
    With the Olypmics being there, and the next couple of World Cups, you have to wonder what was going on the decision makers' heads.
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    I'm tempted to make a bunch of golfball sized beby hats with the Olympics logo on
 
 
 
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