The Conspiracy Spin!
As this subject didn't "take off", I started digging a little more about all this that happened and found evidence of conspiracy.
First, let me say that this is probably my last post on this thread, since it's clear to me this has not taken much "space" on international media
specially because "it was not supposed to" anyway.
Second, the evidence I found points to the direction all this was "expected and allowed" to happen by authorities.
Nine days of confrontations, 37 death, 205 guns, 123 arrests, 102 vehicles trashed. (Mind you, these are Official Numbers, some say they are
Now for the conspiracy spin:
I have observed the media constantly trying to make police action heroic (despite the violence they are usually known for in Brazil) and turn the
blame of the vandalism and violence on inmates (drug dealer leaders) that "ordered their pawns to deliver terrorist actions"... and yes, they
(media) used the word "terrorist" a lot too.
All this (the heroes vs bad guys part) was so badly done that, at least for me, didn't look very realistic... almost as if we were watching a movie,
or a bad episode of "24". You have to understand that the people from the places where police action happened are always AFRAID of the police
because their violence... and now, on live TV, people were applauding and supporting the police like never seen before.
Something was smelling fishy so I dug up this:
- Around 10 months ago, there was a first try on Congress to vote for a law projetct called "PEC 300". The purpose of this law is to give a big
raise for all police force around the country. Politicians (specially governors) were NOT pleased by the text because the money for the raise should
came from the States Treasures, and you know how politicians are about giving money to others.
The law project was put aside and never voted.
One week before these "terrorist acts" started happening around the city, the subject of this law project was "ressurected" by the media.
Right now it's all about "the heroes that deserve a raise".
OK, let's get somethings straight:
The police in Brazil have really, really bad salaries and they DESERVE a raise and better work conditions too (training, guns, equipments, etc). But
that would never give them the right to ALLOW criminal actions to take place only to move population in order to support their interests.
Of course is really hard to find PROOF of what I'm saying here only partial evidences...
So I just wanted to make this post to register my insights on this before I forget, since I know this subject is going into oblivion as you read
Links about PEC 300, all in portuguese:
PS.: Sorry for any mistakes (typing, grammar, etc) as I'm not using any spelling check right now.