Thursday, December 13, 2007

Grace on Corruption

Pay for police officers is abysmal, which means that Rio’s finest often live in favelas and must struggle to make ends meet. And it gets even more complicated and scary, because since Rio’s armed drug gangs are usually based in the favelas, and as you can imagine, they are not too fond of police officers. This means that being a police officer can be incredibly dangerous — both on the job and off. According to what I’ve heard, there are a couple of ways to deal with this: either you go undercover and pray no one realizes you’re a cop, or you come to some sort of “agreement” with the local Comando.

here. And congrats on getting into Yale law!

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