The harassing ties of militiamen with power

The harassing ties of militiamen with power

The arrest of two suspects in the execution of councilwoman Marielle Franco and the death of driver Anderson Gomes, show that the militias' parallel force increasingly dominates the spaces created by the leniency and corruption of public administration.

With forty-eight hours to go in order to complete one year after the execution of councilwoman Marielle Franco, two suspects were arrested on Tuesday 12, by the Civil Police and the Public Prosecutor's Office of Rio de Janeiro, after an exhaustive investigation that went from simple anonymous denunciation to the most sophisticated application data recovery technology. Prisons punctuate, in an embarrassing way the Brazilian society and threatening democracy and the rule of law, the ties of militias with power. According to the MP, it was the retired Military Police Sergeant Ronnie Lessa, a former police recorder due to involvement in heavy crimes, who fired the submachine gun that punched three bullets in the head and one in the neck of the councilwoman. In the attack, the driver of Marielle, Anderson Gomes, also died. The other suspect arrested is a former military police officer Élcio Queiroz (expelled from the corporation for involvement with militiamen, drug trafficking and gambling), who was driving the car from where Ronnie fired.

Poor, black, lesbian, sociologist, feminist and human rights defender. Marielle was born in the favela and became a governor. The militias could not tolerate her.

Crime and prisons have bare and cruelly exposed the invasion of the militia tentacles in the country public life. For being no less than the first president of Brazil, it was impossible that the name of President Jair Bolsonaro would not appear in the media (as would be the case, for instance, of a music or football star), since Ronnie was his neighbor, in the street C of the condominium Vivendas da Barra, in the neighborhood of Barra da Tijuca. This, of course, was before he has been elected and moved to the Alvorada Palace. It can not be said that the President of the Republic, Jair Bolsonaro, has to do with the death of Marielle or Anderson. He can not even choose his neighborhood. Some issues, however, naturally prevail, and the country is given the constitutional right to obtain answers.

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