Rio: “Batman Lawyers Up (Vote Quimby)”

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Caption: “City councilmember arrested is accused of using the Batman symbol in areas that pay for ‘security’ (Photo: TV Globo archives)
.” Source: G1/Globo (Brazil).

Standing next to me in this lonely crowd,
Is a man who swears he’s not to blame.
All day long I hear him shout so loud,
Crying out that he was framed.
Zimmy

I am in jail on suspicion of fighting drug traffickers. I have 35 years in the police, and I believe in Justice. I know I will be released. –Jerominho today

Jerominho nega crimes em depoimento: Original reporting from the G1 news portal, bylined to Aluizio Freire:

City councilmember denies crime in statement to police

File under “vote Quimby or my friend police chief Wiggum here will blow your freaking head off”?

O vereador Jerônimo Guimarães Filho, o Jerominho (PMDB), prestou depoimento nesta quinta-feira (10) na Delegacia de Homicídios (DH) na condição de testemunha no inquérito que investiga o atentado ao sargento PM Francisco César Silva Oliveira, o Chico Bala, em agosto do ano passado, na Região dos Lagos do Rio. O genro de Jerominho, André Luiz da Silva Malvar, foi preso acusado de participação no crime. Na ação, mulher e enteado da vítima foram mortos.

Councilmember Jerominho (PMDB) gave a statement today to the homicide division as a witness in the attack on military police sergeant “Chico Bullets” in August of last year in Região dos Lagos, Rio de Janeiro. Jerominho’s son-in-law, André Luiz da Silva Malvar, was arrested in the crime. During the attack, the sergeant’s wife and stepson were killed.

Why do press reports continue to call that “an attempt on the sergeant’s life,” when the wife and kid were killed? This is not attempted murder: This double slaughter of the innocents is a dirty done deed.

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Bat macumba oba: The Batman shield marks protected homes and businesses in Rio’s Western District — and the campaign advertising of two local candidates.

“Ele (o vereador) negou conhecer o fato e a motivação do atentado. E disse ainda que não acredita no envolvimento do genro”, afirmou o delegado-substituto da DH, Ricardo Barbosa, após o interrogatório que levou mais de duas horas.

“He (the councilmember) denied knowledge of the event or the motive for the attack. He also said he does not believe his son-in-law was involved,” said the acting Homicide Division captain after the two-hour interrogation.

Jerominho, que está preso por suspeita de formação de quadrilha, é acusado de chefiar grupo de milícias – grupo armado que cobra para manter suposta segurança – na Zona Oeste. Às 17h45, ele saiu do prédio da Chefia de Polícia, no Centro, algemado e escoltado por vários policiais. O vereador reclamou das acusações. “Estou preso por suspeita de combater traficantes. Tenho 35 anos de polícia e acredito na Justiça. Sei que vou ser solto”, disse.

Jerominho, under arrest on suspicion of criminal conspiracy, is accused of heading a group of milicias — an armed group that charges to maintain supposed security — in the Western Zone. The politician complained of the charges. “I am in jail on suspicion of fighting drug traffickers. I have 35 years in the police, and I believe in Justice. I know I will be released,” he said.

Com prisão de Malvar, a polícia apreendeu um fuzil que também teria sido usado na morte do inspetor Félix dos Santos Tostes, em fevereiro. Félix era suspeito de chefiar a milícia na Favela Rio das Pedras, Jacarepaguá.

With Malvar’s arrest, the police seized an assault rifle that may also have been used in the murder of state police inspectorTostes last February. Tostes was suspected of leading the militia in Rio das Pedras in Jacarepaguá.

De acordo com a denúncia do Ministério Publico, a quadrilha comandada por Jerominho, conhecida como “Liga da Justiça”, atuaria em Campo Grande, Guaratiba, Paciência, Cosmos, Santa Cruz e outros bairros da região e usaria o símbolo do Batman para marcar as casas e estabelecimentos comerciais que pagavam por seus “serviços”. Segundo a denúncia, quem se recusava a pagar sofria violência ou era assassinado. O vereador negou as acusações.

According to the state prosecutor’s indictment, the gang headed by Jerominho, known as the “Justice League,” operated Campo Grande, Guaratiba, Paciência, Cosmos, Santa Cruz and other neighborhoods in the region and used the Batman symbol to mark homes and businesses that paid for their “services.” According to the indictment, those who refused to pay suffered violence or were murdered. The councilmember denied the accusations.

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