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(en) Brazilian Anarchist Coordination [CAB]: 25 years of the Carandiru Massacre: Do not forget, it still happens! (pt) [machine translation]
Sat, 6 Oct 2018 08:33:39 +0300
We do not forget ... ---- The 2 of October of 1992 were marked by the greater slaughter
that the Brazilian State realized through the Military Police in a prison. A total of 111
people were killed in Carandiru, 89 of them still awaiting the first hearing, all
sentenced to death when São Paulo governor Luiz Antônio Fleury Filho gave the order
through his security secretary, Pedro Franco de Campos, to the Military Police invade the
prison to contain a riot in the pavilions of the prison. ---- The military police were
present through the 1st Shock Battalion, headed by former commander of the Route, Antonio
Chiari, 2nd Battalion, under the command of Edson Faroro, 3rd Battalion, under the command
of Edson Faroro, Special Tactical Actions Group ( Gate), commanded by Major Wanderley
Mascarenhas and the Special Operations Command (COE), leading the operation was Colonel
Ubiratan Guimarães, at the invitation of Carandiru director José Ismael Pedrosa.
Most of the dead were killed at Pavilion 9, where the primary and detained defendants were
awaiting their first hearing. After the massacre, the majority of those killed were shot
in the head or chest, which confirms who were victims of summary executions.
No military police officer who participated in the slaughter was punished, although some
were sentenced between 2013 and 2014, the sentencing sentence was annulled last year, of
the 74 policemen who were indicted by the massacre, 58 were promoted and 7 continue to act
in the streets of Sao Paulo.
... It still happens!
25 years after the greatest massacre in the history of the Brazilian penitentiary system,
due to failures and negligence of the State, it is not known for sure the number of people
imprisoned in Brazil is estimated to be more than 622 thousand people, which places Brazil
as the fourth country which he has imprisoned most in the world.
The year that marks a quarter of a century of impunity for the Carandiru Massacre,
recorded in its first fifteen days a number of dead that surpasses the Massacre of 1992,
in the first half of January of 2017 Brazil already had more than 130 violent deaths in
prisons , on the first day of the year 56 people were killed in the prison complex Anísio
Jobim, a private prison in Amazonas administered by Umanizzare Prisional Management and
Services Ltda., followed by the massacre at the Monte Cristo Agricultural Penance in
Roraima, which left 33 dead, and after the massacre in the penitentiary of Alcaçuz in Rio
Grande do Norte, leaving 26 dead, other deaths happened in São Paulo, Santa Catarina, Paraná.
The overcrowding of the prisons has created Dantesque scenes, as in the case of Rio Grande
do Sul where people accumulate in front of shacks handcuffed inside vehicles, on stair
handrails and even in garbage dumps await for weeks the release of places in prisons.
Massacres such as the Carandiru or the more recent leap to the eye, gain visibility,
because there is no hiding hundreds of dead at a single time, but the state has quieter
devices to operate its necropolítica, when the state does not kill, it leaves to die
through untreated diseases that spread through prisons such as tuberculosis, whose
uncontrolled spread in prisons has placed Brazil on the list of the 20 countries with the
highest incidence of tuberculosis in the world.
Faced with the massacres and overcrowding, there are those who affirm the existence of a
crisis, thus accusing a malfunction of the Brazilian prison system, which some insist on
calling a crisis, we call it the State Project, because super-entrapment is just another
side of the genocide of the black and peripheral people in Brazil.
For the end of the genocide of the black and peripheral people!
For a society free from prisons!
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