Met Marcia Honoraro, from the Network against violence.  She was keen to point out that there are many problems, including corruption and violence, within the ranks of the UPP, and within so-called pacified favelas.  They are hassling residents of favelas that are supposedly pacified.  She showed me lots of clips on Youtube, of people who feel that they are being mistreated by the police, irrelevent of whether they are UPP or not.

Marcia has herself been the victim of police violence on several occasions.  She is an outspoken critic of the policing system in Rio, and fights to get the truth of what really happens in some favelas out into the open.  Many police officers would like to quieten that voice, and continue to attempt this.

Blog posted January 2012, refers to interview conducted November 2011