Brazilian Soldiers Shoot Black Musician 80 Times

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Luciana Nogueira, widow of Evaldo Rosa dos Santos in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil April 8, 2019 (REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes).

Evaldo dos Santos Rosa, 51, a Black musician and security guard, was driving his family to a baby shower in northern Rio de Janeiro on Sunday when the Brazilian army opened fire on his vehicle. Officials believed that Dos Santos was a bandit who reportedly stole a white car nearby.

Police accused the soldiers of firing over 80 shots, killing Dos Santos. His wife’s stepfather and a passerby were injured, but Dos Santos’ 7-year-old son, 13-year-old granddaughter, and wife were reportedly safe. Authorities also revealed that no weapons were found in the vehicle, the BBC reported.

The “family ended up being victims of the military,” Detective Leonardo Salgado said, adding that he could not see “a legitimate defense for the number of shots.”

Salgado told The Guardian that “only a miracle…

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  • Cinn

    The atrocities that take place in Brazil are insane. Their president alone makes Agent 45 look like a nun.

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