Bolsonaro has previously said that cops who kill criminals should be given medals and have to be legally protected.
120 sharpshooters for the Rio de Janeiro police will get a “license to kill” anybody in the city's slums that looks to have a rifle.
Former Brazilian marine, federal judge and Governor-elect of Rio Wilson Witzel explained on 12 December:
The protocol will be to immediately neutralize, slaughter anyone who has a rifle. Whoever has a rifle isn't worried about other people's lives, they're ready to eliminate anyone who crosses their path. This is a grave problem, not just in Rio de Janeiro, but in other states.
Witzel will create a security council that answers only to him to control the war against the poor.
Central to Witzel's plans for a police state is a planned surveillance network with 30,000 security cameras. Witzel travelled to Israel to meet with Elbit Systems and Israel Aerospace Industries, which develop drone technology.
Rio's police are known for resorting to force. In only the first 11 months of 2018 the Rio cops murdered 1,444 suspects; an increase of 39% over 2017 and more than any year since 2003.
This includes completely innocent people, like a 26-year-old man with an umbrella that was shot and killed by the cops, because it “looked” like a rifle.
Rio's acting security secretary, General Richard Nunes, said that violence alone can't completely solve crime.
Nunes called the jump in police killings in 2018 "totally undesirable and unexpected"; and:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... de-janeiroIf we don't address public security with a broader vision, instead of thinking things get resolved by tactical, direct confrontation, the tendency for indicators is to worsen.
Not really surprising either...
In his first week in office, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced plans to privatise 44 airports, slash taxes for the rich, cut pensions, and set the minimum wage lower than was planned by his predecessor.
Critics say this will worsen inequality across Brazil, putting corporate profits above the well-being of middle- and lower-class families.
Bolsonaro unveiled plans to raise the miniumum wage at a lower rate than what was recommended by Michel Temer's outgoing government - to about $260 per month, 8 dollars (3.1%) less than previously planned.
Finance Minister Paulo Guedes announced plans to privatise state power company Eletrobas.
Guedes also announed on Twitter that 12 airports and 4 seaports will be privatised, claiming Brazil is burdened by "hundreds of bureaucratic governing bodies" and that this will earn $1.85 billion in private investments.
Guedes also expressed the need for “tax simplification and reduction” – which sounds like an euphemism for slashing taxes for the rich so that low and middle income families can pay more taxes: https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/ ... -and-wages