Skinhead Gang in Brazil Attacks Black and Almost Beats Policeman to Death

    A Brazilian skinhead

    A Brazilian skinhead Another scene of violence shocked Brazil this past Sunday, June 8. A group of 15 men attacked and almost beat to death a police officer at one of the most boisterous areas of the Brazilian southeast city of São Paulo: Augusta Street, close to Paulista Avenue, one of the town's major financial districts.

    The brutality occurred, when a young Afro-Brazilian walking down Augusta Street around 4 am was surrounded by skinheads, a neo-Nazi group. After being called "nigger" by his aggressors, the victim was attacked. A local police officer, who was in the area at the moment of the attack, tried to intervene, with no luck.
     
    The police official was brutally  attacked by the gang, who carried weapons including a metal bar. His face was completely disfigured following the episode. A cyclist, who was passing by during the incident, immediately called the local police station. Only five  gang members  ended up being arrested. Every one of them had a previous criminal record.
     
    It is not the first time an incident of this nature has occurred in São Paulo. In February 2007, University professor Alessandro Ferreira de Araújo was also a victim of the skinhead violence, that time for being homosexual.

    According to Decradi (Department of Police for Racial crimes and Racial Intolerance), there are approximately 3000 gang members listed in their database, who are involved in some type of hatred activity.

    Punk Threat, Punk addiction, Hooligan Impact, Front 88 to name a
    few are some of the names. Gang members normally wear steel boots, camouflage shirts and suspenders. Most of these gangs preach hatred against, Jews, Afro-Brazilians, and homosexuals.
     
    This year Brazil is celebrating 120 years of abolition of slavery. According to the IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics), in southeastern Brazil close to 40% of the population is Afro-Brazilian, while in the North and Northeast region this number jumps to 75%.
     
    Edison Bernardo DeSouza is a journalist, having graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University in São Paulo, Brazil. He lived in the US for close to 10 years and participated in volunteering activities in social works agencies. DeSouza currently lives in São Paulo where he teaches English as a Second Language, and is pursuing further advancements in his career. He is particularly interested in economics and human rights articles.

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    • Tamashin

      Suspenders
      Can you edit your page to alter suspenders to braces. Women wearsuspenders, men wear braces to hold up their trousers. 😮

      Punk Threat, Punk addiction, Hooligan Impact, Front 88 to name a
      few are some of the names. Gang members normally wear steel boots, camouflage shirts and suspenders. Most of these gangs preach hatred against, Jews, Afro-Brazilians, and homosexuals.

    • Jim

      WTF?????
      EVERYONE HERE SEEMS TO BE GOING ON ABOUT WHITE RACISTS, YET HALF OF YOU HERE ARE BEING RACIST TOWARDS WHITE PEOPLE – THERE ARE WHITE AND BLACK RACISTS, AND I TEND TO FIND THAT A LOT OF BLACK PEOPLE ARE MORE RACIST THAN WHITES – YOU ARE ALL HYPOCRITS. I AM ENGLISH , AND REMEMBER IT WAS THE BRITISH WHO ENDED SLAVERY IN BRAZIL AND PUT PRESSURE ON MANY OTHER COUNTRIES TO STOP

    • OLIVEIRA

      tHE QUESTION IS… WHY THE HELL IN BRAZIL THOSE IDIOTS WANT TO BE CALL SKINHEADS??? FIRST OF ALL IF THEY HATE SO MUCH, BLACK, JEWS, BRAZIL IS NOT THE PLACE FOR THEM… IF THEY THINK THEY ARE EUROPEAN OR WHATEVER THEY THINK THEY ARE THEY ALL SHOULD GO TO SOMEPLACE ELSE, JUST FOR THE FACT THAT BRAZIL IS A PLACE OF ALL RACES…WE HAVE WHITE, BLACK, YELLOW,RED EVERYTHING THAT PEOPLE CAN POSSIBLE IMAGINE… AND I ASSUME THAT THEY AREN’T PURE RACE EITHER EVERYBODY COME FROM SOME PLACE ELSE NO MATTER WHAT… YOU OR YOUR PARENTS OR YOUR GRANDPARENTS. SO IF THEY THINK THEY ARE SO SMART OR THEY ARE (WHITE) PURE RACE ,WHY TO STAY IN BRAZIL?
      IN BRAZIL WE ARE ALL DESCENDENTS OF AFRICAN, PORTUGUESE, GERMANS, ITALIANS, JAPONESE, AND ETC… SO THAT IS NO PURE RACE… WE ARE ALL MIX AND THAT’S IT.
      INSTEAD OF GOING OUT AND KILLING INNOCENT PEOPLE THEY SHOULD GO TO SOMEPLACE ELSE, WE, BRAZILIANS ARE NOT IN THE WRONG PLACE, THEY ARE IN THE WRONG PLACE. ( JUST GO BACK FROM WHERE THEY CAME FROM).
      THEY THINK WAS SO PRETTY WHAT HITLER DID TO THE PEOPLE AND I GUESS THEY ARE SO PROUD OF HITLER, IS SIMPLE, NOT TO WASTE THE TIME TALKING SHIT ABOUT RACES… WHAT THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND SHIT ABOUT ( GO BACK FROM WHERE YOU THINK YOU BELONG TO). I’M WRITING IT TO SOME PEOPLE THAT THINK THEY ARE PURE RACE WHEN THEY ARE NOT… THIS IS NOT THE ONLY WEBSITE THAT I WROTE.. I WROTE ALSO IN SOME BRAZILIANS WEBSITES I WISH THAT PEOPLE WOULD UNDERSTAND BETTER… I THINK THAT INSTEAD OF GOING OUT AND KILLING INNOCENT PEOPLE… THEY SHOULD STOP BEING IGNORANT AND TO EDUCATE THEMSELVES…AND OF COUSE IF THEY EDUCATE THEMSELVES FIRST THEY WILL NOT GOING OUT TO KILL ANYBODY.
      WHO EVER KILL SOMEONE IS CONSIDERED CRIMINAL, NOT MATTER WHAT YOU THINK YOU ARE DOING… AFTER YOU KILL SOMEONE YOU ARE A CRIMINAL.
      THEY THINK THEY ARE SMART BUT WHAT THEY ARE??? iGNORANTS, THAT IS THE ONLY WORD (IGNORANT)
      WE CANNOT ACCEPT WHAT IS GOING ON, NOT ONLY IN BRAZIL BUT IN OTHERS COUNTRIES ALSO.
      TAKE CARE YOU ALL,
      ROSE

    • Interesting

      GDA Day
      Dark Skin people of the world look up on the internet, God damn america day.

    • CHOSEN PEOPLE

      OBSERVER
      OBSERVER I THOUGHT YOU WERE DONE! APPARANTLY ‘NOT”!!!

    • PA

      written by okie dokie, 2008-06-11 18:01:48
      Samech, there are white pple in guyana…the portuguese. I should know because im guyanese and im 1/3 portuguese. everyone there knows that they used to be the so called “n****rs” of guyana because they came from the poor ass island of Madeira and tried to blend in with the other european slave-owners but it never worked. There is racism all throughout south america please wake up and educate yourself. (not trying to sound stuck up)

      TRUE WHAT YOU SAY ABOVE, BUT JUST BECAUSE THE BRITS THOUGHT THEY WERE NON-WHITE DOESN’T MAKE IT SO. THE BRITS/WASPS ALWAYS THINK THAT NO ONE IS WHITER OR JUST AS WHITE AS THEM, HOW FUNNY.
      NOW LOOK AT THE BRAZUCA’S IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT SHADE THEY ARE & THEY ALWAYS CALL THEMSELES WHITE, NOW HOW FUNNY IS THAT, JUST BECAUSE THEY SAY THEY ARE AGAIN, DOESN’T MAKE IT SO.
      AND ALL THESE NATZI’S SHOULD INVEST IN COMPLAINING ABOUT THE ILLS OF THE COUNTRY NOT TAKE IT ON THE POOR INNOCENT POPULUS. BUT OF COURSE BRAZUCA’S CAN’T COMPLAIN, REVOLT, MANIFEST, IT’S AGAINST THE BRAZUCA’S POLITE WAY’S, THEY MAKE THINK THEY ARE BEING RUDE. LOL, LOL.

    • observer

      Chosen One,

      Enough already, leave it be, …try not to get the LAST word in okay?

    • CHOSEN PEOPLE

      OBSERVER
      Blogging is NOT my profession. This is not about taking heat from “critics”, this is about YOU responding to my post trying to incite verbal confrontation and NOT doing a good job at it. Yes, you should be done!! Thank You!!

    • observer

      Chosen One,

      second thoughts…this is childish and I am done…

    • observer

      Chosen One,

      If you can’t take heat from critics, stop blogging then and choose another profession!

    • CHOSEN PEOPLE

      Observer
      If I recall YOU responded to ME. Not the other way around. YOU are the one who wants to be confrontational. I did NOT post ANYTHING to YOU! In fact, YOU are the one who should “JUST MOVE ON!”

    • CHOSEN PEOPLE

      LOL. You are the one who CAN”T seem to move on around here! Go pick a fight with your spouse and stop sweating my posts!

    • observer

      Chosen One
      just move on !!!!!

    • CHOSEN PEOPLE

      Observer can you PLEASE get a life!!!

    • observer

      Chosen One,

      Please “explain” “exaplanatory” to me

    • CHOSEN PEOPLE

      IT IS WHAT IT IS
      The Title is self exaplanatory Observer.

    • Response to Irony written by Ashley

      Ignorant
      Your an “Idiot” I would watch what I say in public about other races. Your lucky your online!!!!

    • observer

      Chosen one,

      So you are an anthropologist now??

    • CHOSEN PEOPLE

      PERSPECTIVE
      Observer!! The chinese and the Indians WOULD FALL UNDER THE CATERGORY OF THE DARKER RACE PEOPLE ON THIS PLANET!! HOW IS THAT FOR PERSPECTIVE?? MR. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT I READ!!

    • observer

      ” Black and white ‘ is miniscule when compared to 1 billion Chinese and nearly 1 billion Indians… how is that for perspective??

    • CHOSEN PEOPLE

      GODS CHOSEN
      BLACK PEOPLE “ARE” IN FACT GODS CHOSEN PEOPLE. THE MOST DOWN TRODDED ON THE PLANET! THE ORIGINAL JEWISH. THE CREATORS OF CIVILIZATION. THE EGYPTIANS. THE MOORS, THE NUBIANS. THE SEEDS OF ABRAHAM. THE BOOK OF REVELATION TELLS YOU GOD IS BLACK. WHITE PEOPLE WERE NOT CREATED WITH PEACE IN MIND. THEY WERE CREATED AS THE “NATURAL” ENEMY TO THE BLACK MAN AND WOMAN. GODS PEOPLE. THEIR BEHAVIOR SHOULD NEVER COME AS A SURPRISE TO ANYONE. INSTEAD UNDERSTAND THEM FOR WHAT THEY ARE. THEY WILL TURN ON YOU AND ANYONE WHENVER IT SUITS THEM. THEY ARE NOT A FRIEND OF THE DARKER SKIN RACE. TIME TO STAND UP AGAINST THEM AND LET THEM AND THIS WORLD KNOW THAT RACISM AGAINST THE DARKER SKIN PEOPLE OF THIS WORLD WILL NO LONGER BE TOLERATED. TIME TO LET THEM KNOW THAT THE WHITE SUPREMACIST THINKING WILL AND CAN BE SQUASHED. THE DARKER OUT NUMBER THE LIGHT PEOPLE ON THIS PLANET. STOP SITTING ON YOUR BUTTS AND TAKING THEIR CRAP. STAND UP FOR YOURSELVES AND STOP BEING WEAK AND OPPRESSED. DEMAND THAT THIS RACIST THINKING AND BEHAVIOR CEASE. DO NOT STOP DEMANDING TILL IT DOES. BOYCOTT. DO SOMETHING. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DO SOMETHING!!!

    • getonmylevel

      black is beautiful…learn to love it!!!
      I ALSO HAVE TO WONDER WHY THE HELL ARE WE SOO HATED UPON…I MEAN THIS SHIT IS CRAZY….I MEAN EVERY RACE HAS A PROBLEM WITH BLACK PEOPLE…WHY? WHY? WHY????? CAN YOU PLEASE KICK SOME KNOWLEDGE MY WAY…AND I HAVE TO AGREE MAYBE WE ARE GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE…..BUT THE MEXICANS ARE TAKING OVER!!!!

    • João da Silva

      [quote]BTW, what’s with the brown shirts anyway?[/quote]

      I leave to our European correspondent to explain. He has more more patience than I do. btw, Ignorance is a bliss and stay that way.

      [quote]With a name like JoÀƒ£o da Silva I feel pretty safe to assume that you’re not WHITE dumbass. You’re already SOME shade of brown.[/quote]

      My real name is Sepp Dietrich III. I assumed a new ID to blend with the natives. I don’t know if you know the brilliant career of my grandpa and I feel pretty safe to ASSUME that you have not heard of him. Ignorance is not only a bliss, but a virtue in some cases, such as yours.

      Have a great day.

    • ………

      Why the big hate towards black people? Are we God’s chosen people?
      The truth about Black People will one day be revealed about why we as a race are so hated on. But until then you all better appreciate us trying to stay laid back because when we go into (((beast mode))) there isnˢ۪t a gun thatˢ۪s made by man that will be able to stop us and you know this Рthatˢ۪s why you fear this. Besides with the help of our black men who your white women love and adore because of there bigger and better well endowed package, your so called white supremacy race will be eradicated sooner than you think. Chow

    • okie dokie

      Samech, there are white pple in guyana…the portuguese. I should know because im guyanese and im 1/3 portuguese. everyone there knows that they used to be the so called “niggers” of guyana because they came from the poor ass island of Madeira and tried to blend in with the other european slave-owners but it never worked. There is racism all throughout south america please wake up and educate yourself. (not trying to sound stuck up)

    • jan

      WHATEVER
      ALL OF YOU WHINEY RACIST GET SO UPSET WHEN SOMEONE SHINE’S THE LIGHT OF TRUTH ON THE DARKNESS OF YOUR HATRED, PERHAPS THESE RACIST EVERYWHERE COULD FIND SOMETHING MEANINGFUL TO DO WITH THEIR LIFE OTHER THAN POLLUTING THE EARTH WITH THEIR EXISTANCE. WHAT’S REALLY FUNNY IS HOW WHITE’S SPEND MOST OF THEIR TIME HATING BLACK’S WHILE MEXICANS ARE TAKING OVER THE PLANET AND I DON’T DISLIKE MEXICANS BUT IT’S TRUE.

    • Anti-Cowards…

      JoÀƒ£o da Silva is a coward who’s jokes SUCK!!!
      written by JoÀƒ£o da Silva, 2008-06-10 18:23:06

      PERSONALLY, ALL AFRO-BRAZILIANS AND ALL PEOPLE OF CONCIOUSNESS SHOULD ALL
      UNITE AND ERADICATE THESE FAGGOT PARASITES. TALK IS CHEAP. THESE PIECES OF
      CRAP HAVE NO PLACE IN ANY SOCIETY. KILL THEM ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Don’t count on me and my family members to put on our Brown Shirts and follow your lead.

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      Did anybody ask or imply for you or your coward family to stand up and defend your OWN right to exist? NO! I’m pretty sure that they could kill anybody in your family (including you) and your family would just go on about life like you never even existed with their brown shirts. BTW, what’s with the brown shirts anyway? With a name like JoÀƒ£o da Silva I feel pretty safe to assume that you’re not WHITE dumbass. You’re already SOME shade of brown. P.S. I bet your brown shirts are nothing but dirty white t’s!

    • nunya

      RE:Suspenders
      Tamashin…These people are performing terriable acts against others that are life threating and horrific and all you can worry about is some damn suspenders…did you even read the article….WTF??

    • NWA

      Wipe them Out !!!
      Ok so when is the world going to react? When the black people of the favellas take up their machetes and start to slice off the heads of these white neo-nazis in brasil? If that is the case, i suggest the people of the favellas start doing that now because they got nothing to lose since no one checking those nazis

    • Valentine

      Tamashin is an idot
      So that is what you have to say is that crap Tamashin? Again stupid people are just stupid! I am sorry to have to say that!!!!!!!!!!

    • ASHLEY

      IRONY
      SAD THING IS THE NEO-NAZI HERE IN AMERICA WOULD THINK THEY ARE ‘DIRTY MEXICANS’ AND KILL THEM HERE IN AMERICA…TSK TSK TSK

    • samech

      Wow…Brazil is sooooooooooo mixed- culture wise. I did see a news cast where they are doing the same in russia. My country is right next door, Guyana- we don’t have whites there and we are considered part of the caribbean. I never thought this would happen in Brazil. There whole soccer team is like……..dark skinned. come on……….

    • Jay

      Skin heads
      White people are genetic knock offs. Therefore they can’t possibly love another race. They are scared.

    • ..

      [quote]a man fights alone[/quote]

      Sometimes, yes. But eventually he finds allies of good character.Just stop and think. Many times, the cowards have the capacity to intimidate the “Real men”.

    • João da Silva

      [quote]PERSONALLY, ALL AFRO-BRAZILIANS AND ALL PEOPLE OF CONCIOUSNESS SHOULD ALL
      UNITE AND ERADICATE THESE FAGGOT PARASITES. TALK IS CHEAP. THESE PIECES OF
      CRAP HAVE NO PLACE IN ANY SOCIETY. KILL THEM ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]

      Don’t count on me and my family members to put on our Brown Shirts and follow your lead.

    • DSKI

      How Long
      Cowards fight in uneven number. a man fights alone. these skinhead cowards are children of the devil and no matter how they try, they will not defeat Gods children in the City Of God.

    • REGGI

      PERSONALLY, ALL AFRO-BRAZILIANS AND ALL PEOPLE OF CONCIOUSNESS SHOULD ALL
      UNITE AND ERADICATE THESE FAGGOT PARASITES. TALK IS CHEAP. THESE PIECES OF
      CRAP HAVE NO PLACE IN ANY SOCIETY. KILL THEM ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • João da Silva

      Ch.c
      [quote]the murderers are mostly Serbs, Kossovars and Albanians…. in their early 20’s.
      Worse yet…they dont kill to steal something, just to kill ![/quote]

      Do you think that is because of trauma caused by the civil wars in their home countries while they were growing up there?

    • ch.c.

      Very sad !
      This unfortunately happens regularly in Germany and believe it or not in Russia, where foreign black students are treated the same….until death !!!!

      And less regularly in France, Italy, Spain, UK and so forth.

      so far, nothing here but the opposite. Regularly a foreigner, with legal residence or not, murders another citizen (whatever skin or passport) for Noooo reason whatsoever.
      the murderers are mostly Serbs, Kossovars and Albanians…. in their early 20’s.
      Worse yet…they dont kill to steal something, just to kill !

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