Japete is always going one about “Advanced industrialized countries not at war” that we seem to have the worst rate of “gun deaths” of. Well one thing I know is true, we don’t have anything like the kind of violence in this country that is depicted in this movie about Brazil.
Elite Squad is a Brazilian movie about Rio de Janeiro’s elite BOPE, which appears to be a cross between a SWAT team, a military commando unit, and the most violent gang you can imagine. The movie is based upon a book written by a sociologist and two members of BOPE.
It’s not a pretty movie. You won’t come away from the movie singing the praises of Brazilian policing methods. The regular cops are all corrupt. BOPE uses a plastic bag during prisoner interrogation if simply beating the suspect up doesn’t work. The drug gangs basically rule the slums. It’s a level of horrifying that I don’t think our political enemies could possibly imagine. There is widespread and systematic screwing with the statistics so that the cops don’t have to actually solve crimes.
While watching all this, I kept thinking that japete pretends that our country has a worse “gun violence” problem because she and the other gun grabbers lump suicide in with murder, completely ignoring the fact that on a per capita basis, Brazil has more than 5 times the intentional homicide rate.
For a peek into REAL gun violence, get your hands on Elite Squad at Netflix. It’s in Portuguese, subtitled in English. It’s a great movie, and a window into a world of actual violence.
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