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Brazil: Bill Could Shield Abusive Police

Expand A military police armored vehicle passes by a person killed by police on April 7, 2016 in the Jacarezinho favela. Military police killed tow other people during the same raid.  © 2016 Carlos Cout (São Paulo) – A bill unveiled by Jair Bolsonaro´s government in Brazil on February 4 could be used to let police officers who kill people in unjustifiable circumstances evade punishment, Human Rights Watch said today. “The new bill could spur an increase in unjustifiable killings by police,” said José Miguel Vivanco, Americas director at Human Rights Watch. “That would antagonize the very communities…

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