Rio Shootout

Ritch

LE
There's 23 dead after a shootout in a Rio favela. Must have been quite a firefight!


Apparently an operation was underway to arrest drug traffickers and murderers. One policeman amongst the dead and innocents wounded on a passing metro train.
 
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Regular occurence by all accounts. The local police captain running the Dallas County College Police Department is married to a Brazilian. He goes down at least once a year to visit her family, as he is Texarrse SWAT certified he has run a few courses down there.
 
Some more details.

'A massive police operation in Rio de Janeiro’s Jacarezinho slums resulted in the death of two dozen suspected criminals, one officer, and several injured police and civilians – including subway passengers caught in the crossfire.

'More than 200 Brazilian police officers raided the third-largest favela in Rio, home to over 60,000 residents, on Thursday morning. Local media reported heavy gunfire and explosions in Jacarezinho, and spoke of rifle-armed militants jumping across roofs to escape the police.

'Police were targeting Comando Vermelho (Red Command), a criminal organization suspected of drug and weapons trafficking. According to the newspaper O Globo, Thursday’s raid followed court-authorized surveillance that identified 21 criminals who were using force to keep parts of the slum under their control. The organization had hundreds of “soldiers”armed with rifles, pistols and hand grenades and wearing body armor, police said.

'Jacarezinho’s narrow alleys, barricaded by the criminals, made the use of armored vehicles impossible, O Globo reported. Police used helicopters instead. Three Covid-19 vaccination posts, including a family clinic, were temporarily closed due to the raid.

'Thursday’s raid was the first major operation against organized crime since last June, when the Brazilian Supreme Court said such raids should be halted during the Covid-19 pandemic save in “absolutely exceptional cases.”


 

Ritch

LE
Some more details.

'A massive police operation in Rio de Janeiro’s Jacarezinho slums resulted in the death of two dozen suspected criminals, one officer, and several injured police and civilians – including subway passengers caught in the crossfire.

'More than 200 Brazilian police officers raided the third-largest favela in Rio, home to over 60,000 residents, on Thursday morning. Local media reported heavy gunfire and explosions in Jacarezinho, and spoke of rifle-armed militants jumping across roofs to escape the police.

'Police were targeting Comando Vermelho (Red Command), a criminal organization suspected of drug and weapons trafficking. According to the newspaper O Globo, Thursday’s raid followed court-authorized surveillance that identified 21 criminals who were using force to keep parts of the slum under their control. The organization had hundreds of “soldiers”armed with rifles, pistols and hand grenades and wearing body armor, police said.

'Jacarezinho’s narrow alleys, barricaded by the criminals, made the use of armored vehicles impossible, O Globo reported. Police used helicopters instead. Three Covid-19 vaccination posts, including a family clinic, were temporarily closed due to the raid.

'Thursday’s raid was the first major operation against organized crime since last June, when the Brazilian Supreme Court said such raids should be halted during the Covid-19 pandemic save in “absolutely exceptional cases.”



I do find it funny how police said they conducted the raid because they learnt the gangs were using children. They must be a bit slow on the uptake because the drug gangs have been recruiting young kids for decades!
 

Funbaby

Old-Salt
I wonder if they broke out the Madsen.
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