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The São Paulo Selfie

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Edu Guimarães:

Teofrezinha de Jesus and her son Eduardo, 10, were inside the residence they inhabit together in the Alemão shantytown of Rio when the boy wandered off to the house of some nearby friends. At that very moment, the police arrived firing, supposedly “in response” to gunfire. One of the bullets struck the child, who died on the spot.

A desperate Terezinha ran out into the street in time to identify the officer who fired the fatal shot. She looked the killer cop in the eyes and called him a “coward.” This led to threats from police.

“He said: ‘If I killed the son, I can kill the mother, too’. I screamed that he had taken the life of my son and even attacked him physically. They fired from less than 10 meters away and knew it was a child,” says a tearful Terezinha.

José Maria Ferreira de Sousa, Eduardo’s father, also received a dose of the “hospitality” of the military police, according to the press.

– When I ran to help my son, the PM said I was scum just like he was. He said he had only killed the son of a scum.

The community assaulted by the police …  organized a march — the most they could do under the circumstances. The death of Eduardo is a threat to all the children of the Alemão.

The note was illustrated with selfies of selfie-takers taking selfies with some of the most brutal units in the metropolitan police forces. The T-shirt reads “Down WIth Dilma.”

Edu Guimarães:

Teofrezinha de Jesus and her son Eduardo, 10, were inside the residence they inhabit together in the Alemão shantytown of Rio when the boy wandered off to the house of some nearby friends. At that very moment, the police arrived firing, supposedly “in response” to gunfire. One of the bullets struck the child, who died on the spot.

A desperate Terezinha ran out into the street in time to identify the officer who fired the fatal shot. She looked the killer cop in the eyes and called him a “coward.” This led to threats from police.

“He said: ‘If I killed the son, I can kill the mother, too’. I screamed that he had taken the life of my son and even attacked him physically. They fired from less than 10 meters away and knew it was a child,” says a tearful Terezinha.

José Maria Ferreira de Sousa, Eduardo’s father, also received a dose of the “hospitality” of the military police, according to the press.

– When I ran to help my son, the PM said I was scum just like he was. He said he had only killed the son of a scum.

The community assaulted by the police took up arms and organized a march — the least they could do under the circumstances. The death of Eduardo was a threat to all the children of the Alemão.

The note was illustrated with selfies of selfie-takers taking selfies with some of the most brutal units in the metropolitan police forces.

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