- Posted September 29, 2012 by
Brazilian Federal Police protests in New York
Brazilian federal police President Marcos Wink, Police Officer Mercia Barros, some federal police representatives and supporters protest in New York to express their fight for salary restructuring, careers and recognition by the Federal Government. The strike started on August 7 and will last for 54 days.
According to Police 0fficer Barros, “the strike is happening in Brasil, but we shift some police to New York. We decided to go because President Dilma was there and because we do not have much space in the Brazilian media. The strike continues, but 30 % of police officers are working for essential services, such as prison, dispatch of passport, etc.“
Barros also said, “Around 15 thousand Federal Police are fighting for several years by a salary restructuring, careers and recognition by the Federal Government. They are the only ones in the whole country who play roles compatible with the higher level of education required for their admission, responsibility and complexity of their career, besides the peculiarities inherent in their function, such as, the risk of death and stocking in inhospitable areas and borders. Many political corruption crimes are elucidated by them, as the case of the "Mensalao" that is on trial in the Supreme Court now. It was a vote-buying scheme of parliamentarians leading to greater political crisis suffered by the Government of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. The Brazilian Federal Police is scrapped by political interests, governed by an archaic model process of investigation police that only exists in Brazil and two African countries. The current model isn't effective and shows a bureaucracy scenery leading to impunity and comes from the imperial time. It is extremely bureaucratic, time-consuming processes and does not value and there are no law recognition of their scientific intelligence practice exercised by police officers who have multidisciplinary education. Brazil suffers from gaps. The country's security at airports, borders and anti-narcotic efforts are weakness. About 30% of their force still working to deal with emergency situations. However, the border control, intelligence services and investigations are stagnant. With the widespread chaos in Brazil's public security institutions, settles the question of whether the President Dilma will resolve this situation on time for the World Cup and the Olympics events and will impose as a priority the resolution of this conflict situation.”