Swiss National Taken to Jail in Brazil for Calling Airport Agent a Monkey

    Davide Bianchi

    Davide Bianchi Brazilian authorities arrested a Swiss citizen in Rio's international airport Antônio Carlos Jobim, charging the man with racism. According to the airport's federal police, Davide Bianchi, 38, was detained on Sunday, October 21, after he got irritated with an airline company's employee and called her nigger and monkey, in Italian.

    At the police station the Swiss national tried to explain his behavior saying that he was mad due to the flight's delay and that all his requests for an explanation had been ignored by the airline's worker.

    The federal police called his behavior a racist crime. Other passengers in the area confirmed that they had heard the insulting remarks made by Bianchi.

    During his testimony at the police station the man alleged that he was the one who should sue for racism since he felt discriminated when his complaints about the delay weren't answered. He also said that he became even angrier because the employee seemed to be polite with a friend of his, but simply ignored him.

    Authorities say that witnesses "showed profound indignation with what happened." These witnesses, say the Police, testified that the Swiss after calling the employee "black" and "monkey" pointed to its own skin, "implying, in principle, practice of racist crime."

    Bianchi told authorities that he had come to Brazil with a friend for a boccia championship.

    The Federal Police has charged  Bianchi  with aggravated offense for having offended with racist remarks a Brazilian. The crime carries a penalty from one to three years in jail.

    The foreigner was taken to a state prison in Rio. He will be kept in jail until the Brazilian Justice decides what to do with him.

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    • forrest allen brown

      US embassy would say it is a civil matter
      monkey to most brasilians means , a form of jack
      it is the tone that sets most apart and on the fly
      no the N word is known all over the world
      like the F word
      and the middle finger

      what people call each other in private should be the same thing in public
      if it is bad for every one to speak it should be the same for them .

      i know some people dont like gringo , sould brasilians go to jail for that ???
      or setrango , why not tourtist ?

      like REV AL Sharpton want s for the vice president to say he is sorry for the confredit flag on the building behind hem when he walked through a block some where .

      if words offend you than life will be very hard for you
      stupid , would be more harmful to most people
      to admit one lives in a favala would be bad ,
      to say i am a programa to a gringo and he says get away whore and he gets put in jail ?
      it was a admission of guilt on her behalf just a different word

      i would worrie more about guns and crooks than a name called at me

    • FP

      INFERIORITY COMPLEXION? WHAT A HELL IS THAT?
      You mean inferiority COMPLEX? COMPLEXION? Why would Brazilians go to the beach everyday to get tanned and dark if they didn’t like it?? YOU MAKE NO SENCE AS USUAL !!!
      Learn how to write and read first (son of a bitch) . Ironically, you feel fit to correct the world when you are just a simple idiot with no education or qualification to speak off.
      You may impress some other people in this siteÀ¢€¦ but not me!
      A word of advise for you Swiss Boy, you don’t want to screw around with me !

    • João da Silva

      Simpleton et all
      [quote]Identity theft !
      written by ch.c., 2007-10-27 09:35:12
      [/quote]

      This is HIM! As usual he outsmarted ALMOST every one!!

    • ch.c.

      To Beija-flor and your statement “…….and corrupt despots;-) ”
      Are you including Brazilians corrupt despots ?????
      You should better read and re-read where the over 100 billion Reals that were smuggled illegally from Brazil between 1998 to 2002…..went to !!!!!!
      USA BANKS !!!!!!!!
      And your despots, as you name them, voted in December 2004, NOT to open an investigation BECAUSE 90 names of Brazilians despots were named and spelled out in the report submitted to them !!!!!!

      And check why there is no Brazilian investigation continuing……on Meireles……your Central Bank President !!!!!!
      The same for Palocci your ex finance Minister, so much cherished by Bin Lula and his 4000 thieves !!!!!!!!

      If despots in Banana Republics such as Brazil dont control the outflow of money from their own despots, why should others care ????

    • ch.c.

      The law, is the law at the land where you are. That is what constitutions are all about.
      And that is why Brazilians lawmakers have voted laws….to protect their corruption practices !

      “The law, is the law at the land where you are. That is what constitutions are all about.”…… and this is true even in Banana Republics…such as Brazil !

    • ch.c.

      Identity theft !
      I was not the one who wrote the above comments.
      No doubt it was a brazilian.

      And was Bianchi STATEMENT…..wrong ?

      Brazilians have just proven, once more, their inferiority complexion !

      And to the idiot FP :
      – go back to basic education, B is not the same letter as C ….if you did not know !!!!

    • Simpleton

      Yaahhnn
      Okay, my good humble fellow. You woke up and read the article. Maybe you had your cafezinho this morning instead of what was left over within arms reach from the night before. We’ll forgive you for skipping right down to the juicy / potentially juicy commentary this time. Next time please be sure to read carefully. (One pass is all anyone should need to put back 70 to 80% verbatim with all associative correlations on a short term basis, but then again I’m assuming they are all slow readers like myself). After that you can put more effort into decifering the hyrogliphical rantings from the peanut gallery. Go back to sleep OM.

      “jealous that his friend’s cuica was more appealing to her? “
      “Which one was handicapped, the Suica or his mate”

    • FP

      too humble…just one problem
      except that bianchi is ch.c

    • JDS

      Simpleton
      [quote]He also said that he became even angrier because the employee seemed to be polite with a friend of his, but simply ignored him.[/quote]

      I missed this one. It is very obvious that Ch.C was escorting this fella Bianchi and because of his ease to strike friendship with the Brazilians, he managed to get lots of attention from the “Employee” in question. Bianchi got jealous of Ch.c and started getting nasty towards the good lady.So our PF decided to put Bianchi in the slammer and let Ch.c to continue his arduous journey to his large coffee plantation in BA on a jumento. Since he is in CÀƒº do mundo in the interior of BA, he is unable to communicate with us.

      How does my humble theory sound to you, Simpleton?

    • beija-flor

      “on the business side, the Suica do have another language going for them don’t they.”

      Well, English is the international language used for business, but in Suica, they also speak money…money…money and private banking for the world’s rich …and corrupt despots;-)

    • Baba

      Of course not Bo
      The law, is the law at the land where you are. That is what constitutions are all about. You are subject to or protected by the laws of that coutry regardless of your nationality. At the same time, any coutry that disregard the law of the land of other coutries, is going agaist the international law. Now; what happens behind closed doors on the diplomatic fronts, when a case loke this occurs, is another story.

    • bo

      baba…
      the same as with the swiss national. It all depends on the circumstances and from this report it sounds as if he was definitely being racist. But, you didn’t answer my question. From the wording that I quoted above it appears that here in Brazil it’s only a crime to be discrimatory towards a brazilian….well if that is the case that very law is being discrimatory, is it not?

      You can call an Italian, American, Swiss or African a monkey, just not a brazilian! 😉

      Now…one of the kids just shit the bed, you better run! 😉

    • Baba

      A better question for you BO
      IF instead of a Swiss national, an American national was involved in this incident, what would have been your reaction, big guy? 😉

    • JC

      Sorry JDS
      But your assumption that Ch.c is vacationing in CONGO is like saying that if Hitler was alive today he would go to Israel for vacation. Read the U.N. REPORT on organized and subsidized racism in Switzerland. Switzerland speaks Italian, French, ‘SchwitzerdÀƒ¼tsch’ which is a mixed German and also the Rhaeto-Romanic language which is probably what Simpleton is referring to.

    • bo

      [quote]The Federal Police has charged Bianchi with aggravated offense for having offended with racist remarks a Brazilian.[/quote]

      And what if he offended someone of another nationality here in Brazil? Does this law only apply to Brazilians?

      Wouldn’t surprise me.

    • Simpleton

      Um beijo
      beija-flor, Pardon my ch.c but my point EXACTLY!!! But on the business side, the Suica do have another language going for them don’t they.

      JDS, as it is harvest season and all the combines are coming together, I should make the short jaunt to Iowa for to see family and who knows in my ancient conversion van (aka f mobile). Gets only 15 mpg on local gasoline blend but using the farmers blend over there (which is cheap as heck during the high usage season) it does quite a bit better. Besides, the exterior over night temps aren’t so low you have to worry about thinning your blood so much Brazilian Ethonal and the healthy gals there are so much more active during the rut that you may even need ar conditioning. Ha!

    • João da Silva

      beija-flor
      [quote]That said, it was wrong for the guy to call the dame a black monkey in any language.[/quote]

      I agree with you that there is no language called “Swiss”. I missed this.

      I also agree that it was absolutely horrendous on part of Ch.c to have used such unacceptable language. Of course, we all have to understand that Ch.C is quite insensitive and MULE HEADED. We all warned him and he never paid any attention to us. The end result is that he is in jail.Thank God, we dont have death penalty in this country.

    • beija-flor

      Dear Simpleton – When did Swiss people speak Swiss? There is no such language. Try German or Italian or French, because depending on where you live in Switzerland, that’s what they speak … most speak German.

      That said, it was wrong for the guy to call the dame a black monkey in any language.

    • João da Silva

      simpleton
      [quote] Are you calling me a dummy just because I don’t do a Texan call em’ out thing and choose to make some kind of brain fart comment on this that or the other thing as if they were who they said they were?[/quote]

      I would never ever dream of calling you dummy, my friend. But I thought your sharp investigative mind was blunted by the excess amount of Brazilian Ethanol you consumed while celebrating after you heard the news that Ch.c was nabbed by our PF and imprisoned in a Federal jail. However, I shall keep your advice in mind and be on the look out for the videos regarding Ch.c. As he has been quiet for a few days since his arrest, I suspect that our Feds allow him to use the Intenet just once a week and that too to send coded messages to his lawyer. So it will be a long time before we hear from Ch.C. Lets hope he is being fed well while in custody.

    • Simpleton

      Correction
      Previous title omitted “ior” prior to ponto pergunta. As in I don’t think just a fine is what this misguided distraught traveller is going to take for using the M word. As to what the use of the N word and hand gestures for clarification were all about will get handled effectively by the lawyers (in due time which might take a while).

    • Simpleton

      Imposter what Em poster?
      JDS, so what makes you think I’ve not been perceptive to those who can’t mimmic our varied and nefarious companions here on and off over the last couple of years? Some have actually come somewhat close a couple of times but as your impeccably perceptive self have noted, there’s always some tell tale flaw memory and brain power can clue onto. Are you calling me a dummy just because I don’t do a Texan call em’ out thing and choose to make some kind of brain fart comment on this that or the other thing as if they were who they said they were? Did ya see a while back how ruffled I got giv in suggesting he had been imposting himself even though clearly the text wasn’t his (but I knew he’d be watching and might have agreed with it)? Dave? Dave? You’re not Dave are you? Anyway, if you get any videos of the good stuff happening to ch in the slammer or him getting off or out be sure to control it carefully. There’s a heck of a market for stuff like that out there but you’d best smuggle it elsewhere before starting distribution.

      My dear Forrest, please acknowledge that what they call each other in their own neighborhood communities and even within their own families is and should be differently considered. Yes, it happens and nothing would ever be done about such. I’m not completely comfortable with your “it only applies to non Brasilians” concept. I know it is somewhat of a tangible truth since I’ve personally been hushed / told so and so can be saying such and such / use that colloquial name for that person outside but that I can only say such things / use such words and names if I am inside the house because I, estrangeiro, would be sent to prison. In the market place, airport, etc., I don’t think such miniscule but factual differences apply / occur.

    • forrest Brown

      was it the word monkey or nigger that got him in jail
      the n word should have got him a slap in the face .

      not a jail term .with all the names brasilians call one another
      only a non brasilian goes to jail for it .

      i have seen police use the n word to call down people
      have seen them call women whores ,

      so how much money will they stick him with . the polit got $28.000 US fine for a finger slip

      also does not make the brasilian tourist agence work any easer

      they still are getting emails about the roamdeep and the so called new 2 year law

    • JDS

      Simpleton
      [quote]A new oven for the Brazilians??? What, pray tell, are you trying to cook up ch? When the rico macacas come from somewhere in Africa to visit Brasil they don’t treat them any differently than the rico macacas from anywhere else.[/quote]

      U don’t have to get too excited over the post of the Impostor who is posing as Ch.c. Look at his writing. Ch.c would never say “but but but”, but “BUT,BUT,BUT”. Ch.c is well and alive, somewhere taking his vacation, probably in Congo. Or in our Federal Prison in Rio, where he has no access to the Internet.If our good Feds did permit him to use the Net, they would have let him use the uppercase letters to make his point.

      Simpleton, do u think we have to start a campaign titled “Saving of Ch.c” and make a movie? Also being a humanitarian, I was thinking of sending a bottle of good cachaÀƒ§a to Ch.c to make his prison life much happier. Your views would highly be appreciated by all of us,including Ch.c, his friends,relatives and all his well wishers.

    • Simpleton

      Finish what you start
      A new oven for the Brazilians??? What, pray tell, are you trying to cook up ch? When the rico macacas come from somewhere in Africa to visit Brasil they don’t treat them any differently than the rico macacas from anywhere else. When they cook up Meth in the middle of dead nowhere Iowa it is the same as everywhere else. If some community oriented neighbor, citizen or worker doesn’t phone it in to the policia, things go on as usual / don’t change. Some things stink and stink alot no matter where you are or what your skintone.

      Anyway, wasn’t this a championship for the handicapped? Which one was handicapped, the Suica or his mate who was being treated more favorably from someone out of groping range?

    • Ch.c

      but but but
      I was thinking in terms of a Swiss macak which by definition is quite more civilized and light skinned them the Brazilian monkey behind the counter she should had thanked me for that. Yesssss itˢ۪s thru that my superior Swiss ass will be on the black market at the prison but itˢ۪s just no different than anywhere else in Brazil, they are all liarsˢ۪ stupid junkies anyway. I feel that with my superior genetic structure, I will be able to outsmart all the macaks in prison. What the world needs is a new oven for the Brazilians.

    • João da Silva

      [quote]This guy Bianchi is there for the World Raffa Championship and he’s the best player of plastic balls! How fast tables can turn!
      [/quote]

      A few years ago, it happened to a famous Brazilian Tennis player at B.Aires Airport, except that the person under discussion did not offend anyone, nor was jailed. While he was returning to Brasil, the Argentine authorities wanted to charge the Airport “Impuesto” again, though his ticket had included this too. He refused, in spite of the fact that he could afford to pay. Finally they let him go. I happen to know his family. Their motto: Work hard and pay all the taxes charged by the government and thus you have the right to demand your rights.

      One hell of a Tennis player and a great kid.

    • what goes a round…

      Yesss Costinha , this is him! Ch.c!
      Well well well, you are going to make a nice wife for big gang leader. 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉

    • Ric

      How quickly plastic balls can get one into trouble.

    • jay

      Go USA
      This guy Bianchi is there for the World Raffa Championship and he’s the best player of plastic balls! How fast tables can turn!

    • aes

      A macack is a macack is a macack
      When in Rome a monkey is a monkey. When in Brazil it is a macack. But at the airport it is simply disorderly conduct. However a macack is a macack is a macack. And you dont have to be black to be a macack. You can be Swiss for example. You can be educated, you can be a politician, or you can just have bad people skills.

    • Simpleton

      Ahhh, finally some meat to chew on!
      Now I am impressed, the Suica ch.C fala em Italiano? Why didn’t he just speak Swiss? There is plenty of Swiss lawyers and bankers in Rio. To bad for him the Brasileira also had mastery of that language. And why be so jealous that his friend’s cuica was more appealing to her? Was his friend Suica o Italiano? Anyway, looks like balls in his court now.

    • Kostinha

      CH.C…. Is That You????
      Fucking moron, now you are at the right place. Happy honeymoon with a BIG flamguista guy in the Brazilian jail….hehehe!

    • ernest johnson jr.

      he got what he deserved!
      i wonder where he learned that?
      switzerland??

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