Normally I wouldn't care what goes on in Rio because the chances of me or anyone I know going there are about equal to my becoming an astronaut.
My concern is the IOC awarded Rio the Olympics in 2016, and this is going on there today.
I wonder how many members of the IOC are on the Nobel Prize comity? They have the same mentality when they award something to a person or place that is totally undeserving.
Or is it some other reason like South America never had the games and that makes it okay to put tens of thousands of Olympic fans at risk of being robbed or killed by gun toting teen gangs who rule parts of the city.
Brilliant move. Don't you wonder where the police are if a journalist can film what's going on out in the open?
The gun-toting boys from Brazil who rule Rio’s ‘Corner of Fear’ - Times Online
A boy steps boldly into the night traffic and waves a gun to bring the cars to a halt, clearing a path for a motorcycle which screeches into the intersection. Riding pillion is another boy, brandishing a machinegun.
Later two teenagers, also riding pillion on motorbikes, flash their guns at other motorists; nearby, a boy can be seen taking aim with a rifle equipped with a telescopic sight. Other youths wander the street smoking crack.
For residents, the junction between the busy Dom Helder Câmara and dos Democráticos, in North Rio de Janeiro, has become known as the Corner of Fear — and video footage of daily life there has shocked a nation already familiar with guns and violence.
The latest images, captured by undercover journalists from the Rio tabloid Extra, have exposed the city’s criminal youth culture in a manner that echoes the journalistic investigation featured in the film City of God