St. Paul is bleeding, and not because of "The Depeche Code"  

rm_VoodooGuru1 49M
2116 posts
5/17/2006 8:48 pm

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St. Paul is bleeding, and not because of "The Depeche Code"

"In the 1980s we didn't take proper care of our children and our teenagers. If we had invested in education at this time ... certainly lots of these young people who are in prison now would be working, teaching, or studying."

- Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil

Pop quiz-time kids: With a population of 15,000,000, what is the largest city in South America?

Here are a few hints... you wouldn’t know this if all your news comes from TV, but the city has been gripped by violent riots since Friday that would make the Los Angeles riots of ‘92 look like the St. Petersburg riots of ‘96. Since Friday, more than 30 cops have been killed by the young gangs that rule this city’s drug trade. Thirty. Now, if this was LA, or some areas in Texas, some might say that this is a good start, but Fox, CNN, MSNBC., et al, aren’t even talking about it. Thirty fucking cops have been murdered in the past five days in this city and no one is reporting it!

No one knows how many gang members, some as young as ten, have been killed, but hundreds have been confirmed. Seems the police are a bit trigger-happy after seeing so many of their friends torn apart with hollow-points.

The spark that set this city afire was Friday’s prison transfer of 765 members of the First Command of the Capital, the gang currently in control of the city’s drug trade, to a detention facility outside the city. When word of the transfer hit the street, the gangs went bat-shit. The city lit up, and the cops started dying. Then the kids with guns started dying.

In recent days, human rights activists have stepped in to protest what they’re calling “police death squads.” In response, a long-frustrated and terrorized civilian population is protesting the human rights activists. Heh, the hippies get protested against... I thought that only happened here at home.

Why, why, why aren’t mainstream journalists covering this? Maybe, like Bush, they don’t know that there is a South America? This is disgusting, contemptible and irresponsible.

Give up? The answer is inside.

rm_VoodooGuru1 49M
2053 posts
5/17/2006 8:50 pm

The answer is Sao Paulo, yo. How'd you do?

rm_rsp54 58F
531 posts
5/18/2006 5:35 am

Frightening, but not newsworthy because it dosen't fit into the current scheme. Let me see. How can we put a spin on this to promote the cause of fighting terrorists? Does Brazil produce any oil? If the answer is no, then it dosen't matter how many are killed.
No, seriously, I have all but finished watching television news. If I watch any, it is the bbc world news. Still biased but at least a little more worldly than all the us news programs trying to emulate people magazine.
I read some personal accouts from residents of various ages. It sounds so bad. No public transportation, no schools; people are virtual prisoners in their homes.
I fear that our educational foundations are crumbling in this country. Perhaps this scene will be the wave of the future.

rm_AnOddGirl 57F
3469 posts
5/18/2006 6:13 am

I knew that but what I just recently found out is that ALL of Brazil within 5 years switched to Ethanol use. I guess they got tired of buying just oil from Venezuela!


PrincessKarma 43F
6188 posts
5/18/2006 7:41 am

Let's see....

People with brown, tan and black skins? Check.

Poor? Check.

Non-English-speaking? Check.

Do not produce anything the US economy devours? Check.

Not threatening the lives of the four gringo assholes who deliberately chose to live there? CHECK!

Then why would any red-blooded "American" (HAH! like only the US is America?) journalist even bother to mention it in a filler note at the bottom of page 17 in the Podunk Press?

Note to readers and censors: In case you hadn't noticed, I am being sarcastic.

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma

demonicsexkitten 41F
10671 posts
5/18/2006 7:57 am

Funky thing... I just got done reading about Sao Paulo in "The World's Most Dangerous Places". Like the day before the riots broke out.

rm_1hotwahine 62F
21091 posts
5/18/2006 2:00 pm

Well, hell...your title took the fun out of guessing.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]

MissAnnThrope 56F
11488 posts
5/18/2006 2:34 pm

Yeah. In the 80s, instead of taking care of the discarded kids that women were forced to have, they sent death squads out to gun them down at night. The ones that didn't become street smart, that is. Now the survivors are criminals and causing all sorts of shit and recruiting street kids into their gangs. Yeah. Nothing like hindsight.

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