Shootings in Rio – level 1

05-06-2019 15:00

This news is from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. The city has a crime problem. People shoot and kill people. From January to April of 2018, police kill 469 people.

It is worse this year. From January to April of 2019, police kill 558 people. In all of 2018, police kill 1534 people in Rio.

The New York Times says that there are gangs in Rio. They are the problem. They make the city bad.

Some people think that it is good that the police kill the criminals. They think that the police stop the criminals by killing them.

Other people think that this is not good. They think that good people can be scared of police.

Difficult words: gang (an organised groups of criminals).

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