Rio: Batman Strikes Again?

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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)
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Jovem é morto em posto de saúde no Rio: A young man “gets into a fight” during a carnival ball in Campo Grande, in the Western Zone of Rio.

Two hooded men enter the clinic where he is being provided with medical attention and pump lots of bullets into him.

Um jovem foi morto a tiros no final da noite desta terça-feira (5) dentro do Posto de Saúde Dr. Mário Rodrigues Cid, em Campo Grande, na Zona Oeste do Rio de Janeiro. Segundo a 35ª DP (Campo Grande), Maicon da Silveira Luiz, de 27 anos, teria se envolvido em uma briga durante um baile de carnaval. Ele era morador da região.

A young man was shot to death late Tuesday night inside the Rodrigues Cid medical clinic in Campo Grande, Western Zone, Rio de Janeiro. According to the 35th police precinct in Campo Grande, Maicon da Silveira Luiz, 27, got involved in a fight during a carnival. He lived in the area. 

De acordo com a delegacia, Maicon sofreu um corte na testa durante a confusão no baile de carnaval, que acontecia numa das ruas do bairro. Ele foi socorrido por parentes e amigos e depois levado para o posto de saúde. A polícia não soube explicar o motivo da briga.

According to the precinct, he suffered a cut on his forehead during the dust-up at the ball, which was being held on a neighborhood street. He was rescued by relatives and friends and taken to the clinic. The police did not know the motive for the fight.

A polícia afirmou ainda que dois homens armados invadiram o posto de saúde, que fica na Estrada do Campinho, ordenaram que todos deixassem o local e fizeram vários disparos contra a vítima, que estava sendo atendida pelos médicos. Os criminosos estavam encapuzados e fugiram logo após o crime. Maicon teria sido atingido por pelo menos sete tiros.

Police said that two armed men invaded the clinic, located on the Campinho road, ordered everyone to leave and fired a number of shots at the victim, who was receiving medical treatment. The criminals were wearing [hoods or ski masks] and fled the scene immediately after the crime. Maicon was reportedly struck by at least 7 shots.

A delegacia informou que Maicon seria ex-presidiário e trabalhava em um depósito de bebidas. Testemunhas e parentes da vítima deverão ser ouvidas ainda nesta semana. O corpo foi retirado do local após a perícia e levado para o Instituto Médico Legal (IML).

The precinct said Maicon was a former prison inmate who worked in a beverage warehouse. Witnesses and relatives are to give statements this week. The body was taken from the location after a crime scene investigation was completed and transported to the medical examiner’s office. 

Campo Grande was the focus of a recent crackdown on illegal businesses run by militia groups, including van services, bottled cooking gas and GatoNet (pirated cable TV signal). See, for example,

The state public security secretary promises a continued crackdown on death-squadding protection rackets. See

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