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Favela Children Speak the Truth About Abusive Policing

Expand Letter sent by a child from Rio de Janeiro's Maré favela to Rio state judiciary about police operations © 2019 Redes da Maré/Defensoria Pública RJ “One day I was at a physical education class in the schoolyard when suddenly a helicopter started shooting down, then everyone ran to [take cover in] … the stands …. when the shooting ended, we ran into the school until my mother picked me up.” “When we get to school, it is full of bullet holes [in the walls] and everything [is] turned upside down. I don't like [police] operations because we don't have school.” “When there is a shootout,…

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