Writing Plan – ahntkd99

1.) Thesis Statement

Rio De Janeiro seemed to be on a path to prosperity for years to come, but it was not. Rio security forces are responsible for 38% of the violent deaths in the city. Many of these killings are concentrated in police operations, supposedly aimed at drug traffickers. Drug policy is at the center of Rio’s problems. Rio must find other ways to address drug trafficking and insecurity, starting by discussing alternatives for police action that are legal and humane.

2.)Background and Evidence

Rio hosted the Summer Olympics in 2016, and the city seemed to be on a path to prosperity for years to come, but in just three years, there was no hope in Rio. A succession of political, economic and security crises in Brazil led its citizens into a deep distrust of traditional politicians. Drug policy is at the center of Rio’s problems. There are generally two possible paths in attacking this scourge: The first is to pacify the suppliers and traffickers by offering them entry to the general society. The second is to hammer the criminals with violence in their lair. Governor Witzel has opted for the latter. He calls drug traffickers and other criminals terrorists and defends the use of snipers to attack them in the favelas. Unfortunately, Brazil’s leaders have chosen to ramp up violence against not just drug carriers but also the innocent favela families themselves and the new violence has produced only more destruction and sorrow.

3.) Sources I Have Found

The Brazilian government’s decision to act now seems driven mostly by the deteriorating public security situation in cities like São Paulo and, especially, Rio de Janeiro. Drug gangs there are increasingly powerful and violent, with more firepower than the police, and they have demonstrated an ability to attack police stations and to force businesses and schools to close.

American officials took action after noticing that arms suppliers in the United States had sent nearly 35 million weapons and rounds of ammunition to Paraguay in 2017. Many of those weapons were then secretly funneled to parts of Brazil’s biggest cities, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, that were under the control of drug gangs with tens of thousands of foot soldiers. The Brazilian government’s decision to act now seems driven mostly by the deteriorating public security situation in cities like São Paulo and, especially, Rio de Janeiro. Drug gangs there are increasingly powerful and violent, with more firepower than the police, and they have demonstrated an ability to attack police stations.

4.) Sources I Haven’t Found Yet

I wanted to find that why the they most drug problems happen in Rio.

5.) Counterarguments I Need to Refute

The drug has already penetrated Brazilian society. So, if they tried to remove the drug, then it is attacked Brazil’s economic.

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