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Amnesty: 'Trigger happy' police kill hundreds in Rio | World War 4 Report


Amnesty: 'Trigger happy' police kill hundreds in Rio | World War 4 Report: According to Amnesty's research, military police across Rio de Janeiro have regularly used unnecessary and excessive force during security operations in the city's poor districts, or favelas. The majority of victims of police killings registered from 2010 to 2013 are young Black men of between 15 and 29 years of age. Such killings are hardly investigated—many cases are filed as "resistance followed by death," which effectively closes the books and shields the perpetrators from the civilian courts. Amnesty also found that crime scenes are frequently altered—police officers remove the body without due diligence and place weapons or other "evidence" on the scene. When there are investigations, they tend to focus on the victim's criminal profile to legitimize the killing.

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