By Gregory Wilpert
GREG WILPERT: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Greg Wilpert in Baltimore.
Earlier this week, Brazil’s right-wing president, Jair Bolsonaro, said that he wants to pass legislation that would allow the police to shoot and kill criminals so that they “die in the streets like cockroaches.” Here’s a clip of the interview where he said this and that was published on YouTube last week.
JAIR BOLSONARO, PRESIDENT OF BRAZIL: Someone breaks into your house with a gun and if you stop to think whether to shoot them or not, you’re dead. You have to shoot him. That guy, the criminal, needs to understand, if you invaded a private property, he’s going to suffer the consequences. We are sending this bill to the Senate for approval. From the moment I am protected by the protection in case of legitimate defense, defending my life and the life of others, my property, and other people’s property, and patrimony. Violence will drop drastically. These guys, the criminals, will die in the streets like cockroaches.
GREG WILPERT: Bolsonaro’s call for more police violence is part of new legislation he is pushing called “Excludente de ilicitude.” It would give police officers…