This Thursday (16), at 2pm, the Citizenship, Human Rights and Popular Participation Commission and the Public Security and Social Development Commission of the Legislative Assembly of Pernambuco will hold a public hearing on the increase in lethal violence and the absence of a plan security in the state.
The meeting is promoted by Deputy Dani Portela and Deputy João Paulo, through a request from the Popular Public Security Forum, at the Senador Sérgio Guerra Auditorium, in Alepe.
According to data from the Secretariat of Social Defense, in the first nine months of this year, an accumulation of 94 deaths were recorded as a result of police activity. The majority of victims are black and peripheral people. Another more recent example, such as the massacre that occurred in Camaragibe, in September this year, reveals weaknesses in the sector.
After suspending the Pact for Life, governor Raquel Lyra announced, at the beginning of this year, “Juntos Pela Segurança”, a program that would replace the previous one, responsible for developing the new public security planning for the state. Months after the launch, which took place on July 31, the executive branch has not yet presented the program’s action plan.
“Hearing from our people their complaints about this issue will help us to intensify demands on the State Government. It’s been 11 months of government and Pernambuco continues without an effective public security plan. This scenario becomes insecure when leaving home, and mainly, an increase in deaths. We need to act urgently so that this scenario changes”, highlighted deputy Dani Portela, president of CCDHPP.
According to deputy João Paulo, “reducing violence in Pernambuco also involves improving the security structure, valuing police professionals, training in human rights and more integration between municipal, state and federal governments. It is also necessary combat hunger and poverty and invest more in education.”
Source: Dani Portela Communications Office