Chefe da policia
Manda me avisar
Que na Carioca
Há uma roleta
Para se jogar
Conselho de Ética da Alerj pede cassação de deputado estadual Álvaro Lins: The ethics commission of the Rio state legislative assembly recommends the expulsion of former state police chief Álvaro Lins, accused of putting the fix in for the gambling rackets, being mixed up in paramilitary activities, engaging in “vote Quimby or I will blow your head off” electioneering, and such like.
Once expelled, the gentleman will lose what is effectively parliamentary immunity and be subject to common justice.
On the same day, the house judiciary committee-equivalent voted on a resolution upholding the arrest of the leader of the Justice League, a diversified outcropping of paramilitary-entrepreneurial warlordism in the Western Zone of the city.
Lins, who is a member of the commission, voted to release Natalino Guimarães, a central figure in the “Justice League” case, accused of having another former top Rio cop (and militia leader, and participant in the gambling rackets Lins was allegedly putting the fix in for). See
- Rio: “Batman’s Arsenal Comes From Paraguay”
- Rio: Batman Shoots It Out With Commissioner Gordon
- Rio: “Justice League Builds Fortresses of Solitude”
The Rio and national press (which overlap a bit too much, actually) are highly engaged in this and related stories, in comparison with past significant silence about it.
This brief report is from the Agência Brasil.
Rio de Janeiro – O Conselho de Ética da Assembléia Legislativa do Rio de Janeiro (Alerj) decidiu hoje (5) aprovar, por unanimidade, o relatório que pede a cassação do ex-chefe da Polícia Civil fluminense e deputado estadual Álvaro Lins (PMDB). Lins foi preso em flagrante pela Polícia Federal em maio deste ano, acusado de lavagem de dinheiro, corrupção e formação de quadrilha.
… today unanimously approved a report recommending the expulsion of former state police chief and state deputy Álvaro Lins. Lins was arrested in flagrante by the federal police in May of this year on charges of money laundering, corruption, and racketeering.