Brazil is a wonderful place. Our food is delicious, our music is delightful and the weather is extremely pleasant. Even our people are, for the most part, kind and gentle.
But our police. Oh sweet mother of god, our police is something else. A delicate balance of corruption, stupidity and brutality creates one of the most inefficient and incompetent police forces on the planet.
The most recent public debacle was just yesterday, when a week-long hostage situation resulted in death & disfigurement. Some crazy 22-year-old dude kidnapped his 15-year-old ex-girlfriend and her best friend and held them hostage in a shitty apartment somewhere in a poor São Paulo suburb.
After a week of insanity coordinated by Colonel Eduardo Félix, shoo-in for Fuckin’ Idiot 2008 Award (at some point the friend was released but wanted to return to help her friend, and the police let her – that’s how bad it was) the police decided to invade, and of course fucked it all up. The dude freaked out and splattered his girlfriend’s brains all over the place, and shot her friend in the face. All this after the family’s lawyer and the District Attorney had negotiated with the kidnapper, who agreed to give himself up.
I understand that policemen in Brazil are people too stupid and violent to do anything else, but can we get some training on these motherfuckers? I was watching the news, and the guy kinda stuck his head out the window at least five times, without any of the girls in front of him. Can’t we have some snipers blow his head off or something?
But the worst part is that in Belo Horizonte right now we’re about to vote for mayor, and the choice is between Márcio Lacerda, a piece of shit criminal who’s spending around 20 million dollars to basically buy votes and Leonardo Quintão, a fanatic christian nut, who is a spoiled upper-class piece of shit that pretends to be stupid and illiterate to pander to the masses.
I’ll take a relapsed catholic over a crazy-assed christian any day of the week, but now everybody’s too busy worrying about a random kidnapping to actually think about the next four years of our city.
PS: When I say people are worrying about the kidnapping, I don’t even mean using it as a segue for a discussion on the many problems with the crazy uniformed fucks that patrol our streets and fuck up everything they get their hands on – I mean idiots whining about how brutal mankind is and how the world is a violent place and other meaningless bullshit.