TITLE

Brazil's Top Cop

AUTHOR(S)
Margolis, Mac
PUB. DATE
May 2011
SOURCE
Newsweek (Pacific Edition);5/2/2011 (Pacific Edition), Vol. 157 Issue 18, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article describes how Rio Public Safety Secretary José Mariano Beltrame is putting many crime-stricken slums in Brazil into order. It claims that police was able to take control of 14 slums, including Borel, in the first four years of Beltrame's leadership, and the homicide rate for Greater Rio has declined. Among the strategies of the police are wiretapping, computerized crime mapping, and brute force. However, the Rio police officers are still the deadliest in the world based on a 2009 Human Rights Watch report.
ACCESSION #
60405536

 

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