Governor Witzel Suggests Cariocas Avoid Bus Stops During Police Actions

Last week, Gabriel Alves, an 18-year-old, who was waiting for a school bus, died of a stray bullet, in Tijuca, on Rua Conde de Bonfim, one of the busiest streets in the North Zone neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The governor of Rio de Janeiro, Wilson Witzel, after meeting with vice president Hamilton Mourão in Brasília, said on Monday that the police will continue the fight against organized crime.

He further emphasized that it is organized crime that kills. "Crime bosses order killings. Are we going to continue living like this? Who kills is organized crime, not the police."

"The police will continue to enter the communities; they will continue to enter neighborhoods because the police face organized crime in the neighborhoods, in the community," added the governor.

Witzel said: “The government needs . . .

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