Luana Santos: mother, black, poor, lesbian, dies after being beaten by three Military Police in Ribeirão Preto

Black Women of Brazil

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Note from BW of Brazil: Of course, as with any other story that we report in which there are conflicting stories, we must always wait for more details to arise before passing judgement. And this is certainly the case in today’s story. But what we do know from past posts is that Brazil’s Military Police is brutal, particularly against Afro-Brazilians. And with a police force that is five times more deadly than police in the United States, if one were to believe that Brazil’s police had a license to kill, it would be understandable. Again, I wasn’t there, but I find it a little unbelievable that such a small woman would risk serious bodily injury or even death as it turns out to physically assault Military Police soldiers, especially given their reputation of their treatment of civilians. Check out the story below and come to your own…

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