When some one receives “authority” they tend to abuse it to some extent. Man is not created to control other men.And this is going on all over the World but not many are reporting it. I would say its a Tit-For tat scenario in Brasil Using the same weapon against Them .. Its a surveillance but of a Diff kind 🙂 like the Hunter is Now being Hunted..Well like-in the Vdo Priscila Neri from Witness.org just Quote it Right “The difference is there are that People are armed and Filming it back , so when we Talk about surveillance- you know the state watching you from the TOP-DOWN, now you have the suveillance – which is the people watching from the BOTTOM-UP, opening up a whole New possibility for Fair Justice,
~ Galactic human ~
Police are regularly fighting against drug traffickers in the middle of the streets in some of the poorest areas of Rio de Janeiro. Sadly, many innocent bystanders are caught up in the struggle, both in the shootings and the random checkpoints that are set up throughout the cities. In many cases, residents are treated as criminals even though they have nothing to do with the drug trafficking operations.
In response to the constant brutality, residents created a group called, Papo Reto, which is Portuguese for “Straight Talk.” The group basically works as an alternative media organization to document cases of police brutality against the people and spread them to the mainstream media which is locked out of many of these areas by the authorities.
In one incident, a 10-year-old boy named Eduardo de Jesus was killed by police in a shootout, and the organization was able to raise unprecedented awareness about what was going on.
Members of Papo Reto are seen as heroes in their communities and they have sparked a police accountability movement that is quickly growing in Brazil.
Camera: Matias Maxx, Patrick Granja, Carlos Coutinho
Producer: Orlando de Guzman
Reporter and Final Edit: Tim Pool
Editor: Luis Dechtiar
Research: Lorien Olive