sábado, 12 de agosto de 2017

Publicher: O Rio de Janeiro still beautiful?

Jean Galvão

In many ways, the presence of the Armed Forces in the State of Rio de Janeiro is immensely disturbing. In this context of institutional crisis that the country goes through, even more. There are many "emblems" involved, such as the precedents open with the political and economic crisis, whose consequences in the social fabric have invited a kind of military intervention that has already foreshadowed for a considerable period, due to Know, in advance, that it will not stop the wave of violence in that State. The most serious are the "lessons" that can be drawn from this military performance. As it is known, the training of the military does not include approach, police investigation, crime prevention or the like, civilian police domain skills, for example. They, the military, are trained for other purposes. Therefore, the use of the armed forces in these operations almost always leads to poor results in terms of coping with urban violence.

Even more surprising is to hear Defense Minister Raul Jungmann say that it is a "learning" process. Strictly speaking, the Armed Forces do not need, do not want, and do not want that kind of learning. This is a total distortion of objectives. In an editorial, Folha de São Paulo newspaper, yesterday, 10/06, warned of the possibility that the military might be co-opted by drug traffickers, just as it does with the Military Police, if this action continues. It would be better to leave this repressive arm of the state out of this possible "contamination." Until recently, a gang formed by military police officers who had engaged with the world of crime to the point of extorting traffickers operating in that state was dismantled.
The great learning of this performance is that the military should be left out of these operations.

The situation of Rio is very serious, starting with the poor example given by the public men who govern the State. Even the organs of control and control of public affairs are compromised by endemic corruption. One of its governors organized not a secretariat, but a gang to rob the treasury, with disastrous consequences for the minimum levels of trust that should exist between rulers and governed. In this scenario, the preposto of such governor has no legitimacy for the exercise of the position, since it is also involved in actions detrimental to the public interest. A few months ago, public servants stopped receiving their salaries, and unemployment rates - as well as across the country - are sky-high, creating serious social problems.
The sharp increase in rates of violence is one of them.

It is in this aspect that Rio de Janeiro looks so much like Brazil. And, in this context, it sets a dangerous precedent for what may lie ahead, in other words, creating the possibility that this situation can be generalized to other federative entities. Rio Grande do Sul also faces a similar situation. The explosive components are there. Political crisis - and governance; Economic crisis - the "encouragement" of recovery sounded only in the moments before the vote on the denunciation against Michel Temer (PMDB) in the Federal Chamber; A chaotic picture of public insecurity; The request for assistance to the Armed Forces - preferably indefinitely - since there is no light at the end of the tunnel in the short or medium term. Here are the ingredients that can significantly harm the health of an already fragile democracy.

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