Saturday, March 10, 2012
You don't have to wait for "The Dark Knight Rises" to see Batman in action... just head down to São Paolo
The police in São Paulo (specifically, Taubaté) have recruited a fifty year old man and former soldier who likes to dress as Batman to help them combat murder and drug trafficking in one of their more violent neighborhoods.
I think I speak for all of us when I say, "This can only end well."
Here's the article in Portuguese.
Aaaand, a loose translation from "Google Translate" after the jump:
Military retiree who uses fantasy superhero PM receives invitation to participate in violent actions in neighborhoodsMichelle MendesGood morning TaubatéResidents and business owners Taubaté approved the initiative of the Military Police to invite retired military André Luiz Pinheiro, 50, who tends to dress up as Batman, to participate in the peace effort in city neighborhoods with high levels of crime.The goal is that it is part of the Movement for Peace, held by various civil society organizations organized and had its first edition last Sunday.The Military Police want the "Batman Taubaté" begin their work already on the 17th, when a step is carried out more work to combat crime in the neighborhood Esplanade St. Therese, one of the most violent city.The action will be part of the efforts of UAPC (Advanced Community Policing Unit) installed in the neighborhood last year by the PM for the purpose of assisting the integration between the police and the community.Labor. The first chat between Pine and Eliane Nikoluk Scachetti Major, commander of the 5th BPMI (Military Police Battalion of the Interior) in Taubate happened yesterday, but details of his work will only be discussed at another meeting scheduled for tomorrow.The goal is for the retired military help to combat crimes such as murder and drug trafficking, which have increased in Taubaté mainly in the suburbs."I am eager to know how we can work together. One child that I can help bringing the story of a character, it would be very cool, "said Pinheiro.Reaction. Batman has not yet arrived in Terrace St. Therese, has been approved by the residents of the neighborhood."That's cool. Like much of the comic characters and the story they do not have to wait to see one in this neighborhood, "said student Victor Paduan, 15 years."Children do not have space or where leisure and play. Is this a good project to have such a great character. Will help rescue the values that are lost here, "said housewife Fatima Ferreira, 52 years.For the director of Ciesp, Fabio Duarte, the cartoon character could help with the object of the movement."We realize that families are dysfunctional and that way will we be able to rescue the kidnapped children," said the businessman.LEARN MOREBatman TaubatéThe retired military André Luiz Pinheiro, 50, tends to dress up as Batman for children's parties and events in Taubaté. The former captain of the frigate is a fan of comics and features 200 costumes, and two of BatmanJoint actionHe was invited by the command of the Military Police to participate in actions to fight crime. The first should be double in the next 17 days working in the UAPC to be held in Terrace St. Therese