Brazil: Police Violence and Privatization of Public Space in Porto Alegre
On October 4, 2012 hundreds of students and activists met at the Montevideo Plaza and in the GlAanio Peres Square in Porto Alegre, to protest against what they called the privatization of public space .
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#1 Oct 23, 2012
One of the more important functions police need to do in a society is to be both peacekeeper and protector. How police respond to public protest is something in which we all should be concerned. For more on this and other important police improvement issues, see Arrested Development: A Veteran Police Chief Sounds Off About Protest, Racism, Corruption and the Seven Steps Necessary to Improve Our Nations Police( Amazon.com ). And my blog at http://improvingpolice.wordpress.com/ where other current police improvement issues are discussed. The goal in a free society is to have great police. Great police are police who are well-trained and led, restrained in their use of force, honest, and courteous to every person.
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