Sunday, March 27, 2011

14 Year old kid shot in the chest by police, survives

You thought cops were bad in the states, Sao Paulo takes police brutality to a whole 'nother level. Six Sao Paulo police officers have been arrested after being caught on video shooting an unarmed 14 year old with no criminal record 5 times in the chest. Miraculously the kid survived and is on his way to a full recovery.

As you can see from the video, the boy is clearly not a threat to the officers and did not make any attempt to flee when shots began firing. Fortunately after the release of the surveilance video, 6 of the 7 officers involved have been arrested and charged with attempted murder. It remains to be seen what the punishment will be for these officers, but as this story is now being heavily covered in Brazil hopefully they'll be pressured into locking them up for a very long time.

The 7 officers involved are: Janderson Bezerra Magalhaes, Andre Castillo, Wilson Henrique Ribeiro da Cunha, Rozivaldo Ferreira de Souza, Marcos Teixeira de Lima, Wesley Souza dos Santos, Alexandre Souza dos Santos.

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