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Bolsonaro sends bill to protect police and soldiers who kill on the line of duty

Friday, November 22nd 2019 - 09:55 UTC
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday sent a proposal to Congress that seeks to offer greater protection to police and soldiers who kill while on specific operations, known as Guarantee of Law and Order (GLO) missions. Read full article


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  • DemonTree

    Legalising murder is one way to reduce the crime rate...

    Nov 22nd, 2019 - 01:15 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Enrique Massot

    A president granting license to kill?

    This appears to be the latest tool of Jair Bolsonaro, elected while the most popular candidate was imprisoned on dubious grounds thanks to the complicity of judge Sergio Moro, who was later rewarded by Bolsonaro with the Justice Ministry.

    It also is the tool of choice of self-proclaimed Bolivian interim president Jeanine Añez, who also took away penal responsibility from any violent acts committed by security forces against the civil population.

    The more things change, the more they stay the same in Latin America.

    Nov 25th, 2019 - 03:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Looks like Añez has agreed to rescind that law, among other things. Hopefully they can end the violence but keep enough pressure on the interim government to ensure an at least reasonably fair election in Bolivia.

    Nov 25th, 2019 - 05:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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