Brazil’s Drug Gangs Are Prepared To Go To War Over Bolsonaro’s Gun Crackdown (HBO)

Brazil’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro, signed a temporary decree on Tuesday fulfilling a campaign promise to tackle the country’s epidemic of violence by making it easier for Brazilians to buy guns.

“I signed this decree, created by many upstanding people, so that at this first moment, upstanding citizens can have peace inside their homes,” Bolsonaro said at the signing ceremomy in the country’s capital, Brasília.

Bolsonaro, a conservative former Army captain, was sworn in as president on Jan. 1 after sweeping to power last year on a hard-line law-and-order platform, pledging to reduce the countrys record murder rate and booming trade in illegal drugs that fuels it.

On the main highway leading into Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s Federal Highway Patrol or PRF say they’re confiscating record numbers of illegal guns and drugs. The officers patrolling the road seized 18 tons of drugs last year — a more than 300-percent increase from the year before.

“It’s a traditional route for drug traffickers – not just for drugs, but also heavy arms,” Alcino Galvao da Silva, Unit Leader of the Federal Highway Patrol, told VICE News. “Machine guns, bullets, marijuana, and cocaine… It has grown quite a bit, especially in Rio de Janeiro.”

“Johnny,” as he asked VICE News to call him, has been dealing drugs for the Third Command drug gang since he was 16 years-old. Now at 28 he manages all the drugs corners in the neighborhood and isn’t afraid to defend them by force.

“I can tell you that today I’ve got 35 homicides,” “Johnny” told VICE News. “Fear? We don’t have fear. That’s what we’re here for. To kill and die. We’ll die, but die fighting. It’s our war motto: Die fighting.”

Bolsonaros plan to “give guns to good people,” and ramp up the military’s role by giving security forces more power to shoot and kill armed criminals isn’t getting the drug gangs to drop their guns. Third Command says their stockpilling weapons of war.

“He’s going to take the world into an urban war,” “Johnny” told VICE News. “Instead of us killing the Red Command we’re going to go after the guy who is in the police who listened to one of Bolsonaro’s orders.”

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MTV reality star Johnny Bananas finds new ‘Challenge’ as host of NBC’s ‘1st Look’

(6 Nov 2018) ‘The Challenge’ vet Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio is the latest host of NBC’s late-night travel series “1st Look.” (Nov. 5)

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Tributes to French rockstar Johnny in Paris

It would’ve been his 75th birthday, and fans of French rocker Johnny Hallyday didn’t forget, with hundreds gathering outside the Madeleine Church in Paris to celebrate. IMAGES

Music and singing: France bids farewell to its idol Johnny

Excitement and emotion: tens of thousands of fans paid on Saturday, their idol Johnny Hallyday a final tribute by playing music and singing during a concert. IMAGES

Motos et rock’n’roll: la France dit adieu à son idole Johnny

Le cortège funéraire du rocker français Johnny Hallyday, suivi de centaines de motards, a descendu les Champs-Elysées samedi à Paris, passant place de la Concorde devant des dizaines de milliers de fans venus rendre un dernier hommage à leur idole. IMAGES. // COMPLETE ENVOI VID1115843_FR

France’s king of rock Johnny Hallyday dies aged 74

France’s best-known rock star Johnny Hallyday has died aged 74 after a battle with lung cancer, his wife Laeticia tells AFP. The leather-clad would-be Elvis known simply as Johnny, who earned both love and scorn over five decades spent belting out American rock ‘n’ roll, announced in March he had been diagnosed with lung cancer.

Johnny L – Dreaming (Sensai Remix)

Sensai’s remix of Dreaming by Johnny L – This track has been getting a lot of support from the likes of Grooverider and is looking to be a big release!

Forthcoming on Nero Records UK, available to download on 10th May and on vinyl from the 3rd May.

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