Brazilian BOPE Sniper Team Is Judge, Jury, and Executioner

first published on July 10, 2018 by

Members of Police Special Operations Battalion, Batalhão de Operações Policiais Especiais (BOPE), eliminate a threat walking down the street in area where police often report contact. They are judge, jury, and executioner all at the same time.

BOPE Sniper

Brazil is one hell of a country to live in. Crime is rampant in some sections of the country, and the only people that are able to combat it are local law enforcement. On-duty and off-duty officers are often the targets of criminal attacks, and they are also often featured being the heroes to civilians who are becoming the victims of violent crime. Without this brutal warrior class of good guys in the country, the entire place would have been overrun by gangs and drug trafficking cartels long ago.

Seeing a video like this may come as a surprise to some people, especially in the United States. In America, if a person is walking down the side of the street openly carrying an assault rifle, it is not a clear indication of criminal intent. We have laws that allow people to do this, and we also have people who do this with zero ill-intent in mind. In Brazil however, this is not the case. Openly carrying an assault rifle in an area that is often the location of criminal attacks against law enforcement is proof of guilt, and cause for swift justice from a jury that is also your executioner.