Rio’s Governor Invents Rank of “General” for State Police, Firefighters

Governor Wilson Witzel says the measure will help to ensure there is a strong pool of candidates for top positions in the administration.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Governor Wilson Witzel signed a decree Thursday creating the rank of "General" in the state's police and firefighters. The Governor said he also intends to send the measure to the state's assembly to be signed into law.

The move is the latest in a series which demonstrates the Governor’s desire to militarize the state's security apparatus further. Witzel ran for office on a platform that promised to empower police to be more pro-active in using deadly force to target criminals.

Since being elected to office, the Governor has conducted several photo . . .

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