In seven months, Minas Gerais has almost a thousand records of threats with the use of firearms

In seven months, Minas Gerais has almost a thousand records of threats with the use of firearms
In seven months, Minas Gerais has almost a thousand records of threats with the use of firearms

08/31/2022

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Used to “scare”, to collect some debt or threaten for any other reason. Between January and July of this year alone, there were 959 records of threats made with the use of firearms in Minas Gerais. The most updated data are from the Secretary of State for Justice and Public Security (Sejusp).

The number is about 6% lower than in the same period in 2021, when 1,026 such occurrences were recorded. In the whole of last year there were 1,784 records in the state. In recent days, several threats have been recorded in the Metropolitan Region of Belo Horizonte.

On Saturday (27), an armed military policeman, who was not working, threatened a couple at MG-030, in Nova Lima. He collected a debt from the sale of a horse, and the action was filmed by the victims.

On Sunday (28), in Contagem, an 18-year-old girl denounced having been threatened by her partner and two of his companions. She told the Military Police that she was at a friend’s house when she refused to leave at the man’s request. Faced with the refusal, the trio went to the property armed to scare the victim. A shot was fired into the air. Nobody was hurt.

Earlier this month, state deputy Beatriz Cerqueira (PT) received threats through social networks. In a photo, a man appeared with a gun in his waist and with the caption: “come left straw to oppress me the lead will cut loose (sic)”.

The suspect in the post worked as a parliamentary advisor to a councilor in Mário Campos. After the threat, he was fired from the cabinet. The three cases are investigated by the Civil Police.

Between January and July of this year, Belo Horizonte recorded 129 cases of consummated threats with the use of firearms. In the same period of 2021 there were 151, and in the whole of last year 245 in the capital of Minas Gerais.

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