Government launches Pronasci with criticism of the police and ignores organized crime
The federal government launched, this Wednesday (15), the new version of the National Program for Public Security with Citizenship (Pronasci), which is the main bet of the Ministry of Justice and Public Security (MJSP) to gear up actions to combat crime. – theme that represents one of the “Achilles heels” of the government since the election campaign, and that walks slowly in this beginning of the mandate.
Launched at a time when more than 20 cities in Rio Grande do Norte are suffering violent attacks orchestrated by a criminal faction linked to drug trafficking, President Lula (PT), who was present at the event that launched the program, and the Minister of Justice and Security Public Flávio Dino did not mention concrete actions to face organized crime in the country.
At the event, the government announced the delivery of 270 vehicles to patrol Lei Maria da Penha and specialized police stations for women in the states. Flávio Dino also declared that a partnership will be signed with the Ministry of Women for the construction of 40 Casas da Mulher Brasileira distributed throughout the country and mentioned changes in the training scholarship of public security operators in states and municipalities that participate in the so-called “Pronasci 2” .
Security professionals who take courses offered or recognized by the Ministry of Justice will earn R$900 per month paid for each month the course lasts. The measure is in line with Lula’s campaign promises to indirectly interfere in the training of military and civilian police, whose content is the responsibility of the states and not the federal government. There will be 100,000 training grants paid to police officers. The value of the purse more than doubled to attract security agents.
Pronasci was instituted in October 2007, during Lula’s second term in office. The original objective of the program, which is carried out by the Union in cooperation with states and municipalities, is to articulate public security actions for the prevention, control and repression of crime.
In this second edition, however, the government proposes to focus on policies to promote human rights. One of the focuses of the program presented by the MJSP is the fight against gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and cultural diversity prejudices. Other priorities of the PT administration for the program are disarmament and the fight against violence against women.
Pronasci 2 launch event is marked by criticism of security agents
At the opening of the event this Wednesday, two residents of Complexo da Maré, in Rio de Janeiro, opened the event with a series of criticisms of the police forces of the state of Rio de Janeiro and classified the security operations as “planned to fail”. The young people, who are activists linked to the NGO Redes da Maré – which is part of an action in the STF that calls for broad restrictions on police operations in Rio de Janeiro – also avoided mentioning the violence of criminal factions, which dominate the hills of Rio de Janeiro and motivate police incursions into these areas. areas.
In his speech, Minister Flávio Dino said that Pronasci 2 will have five lines of action: combating violence against women; fight against the so-called “structural racism”; support for victims of crime; prisoner and egress policies; public security policies focusing on vulnerable territories.
“Pronasci is the junction and the solution that we, on the left, had in mind. Is security police or security social? And we, with Pronasci, resolved – dialectically I would say – this apparent contradiction. It is clear that they are both things at the same time, and one cannot live without the other”.
According to the minister, this year a total of 500 vehicles will be handed over to the country’s police, with 270 initially destined for violence against women patrols. “We want the Maria da Penha patrols to become a national practice, because they allow protective measures to get off the ground, give greater effectiveness to the Maria da Penha Law”.
President Lula, during his speech, valued Pronasci saying that the program was one of the most important actions of his second term, and stated that the focus of the measure is that society has more State, but not necessarily more police. In his speeches, the PT member criticized the security agents, spoke about “creating a new police force” and addressed the reduction of incarceration.
“Many times the State is only present in the periphery with the police, and it is not present to resolve, it is present many times to beat. Because often, depending on the neighborhood, you don’t ask what’s going on. They try to solve it in the most brutal way possible, and this happens in almost every periphery of the country”, said Lula.
When talking about the incarceration of young people, Lula went so far as to say that offenders are often innocent and “victims of a crime”. “The boy will come out of jail worse than he went in, maybe worse off than he went in. Because an innocent person comes in, that is, a victim of a crime who often had no clarity as to why he was committing what he was doing and will leave a violent human being”.
Later on, Lula discussed the training of police officers in line with the government’s vision and said that he will invest in training “so that they [policiais] learn to behave more appropriately, more civilized in dealing with human beings”.
For an expert, the government avoided touching on issues essential to public safety
In the evaluation of the Major of the Military Police of the Federal District (PMDF), Olavo Mendonça, a researcher in the area of public security, the government fails to clearly touch on crucial points for confronting crime in the country.
“The plan focuses from the beginning on the issue of minorities, but there is no analysis of macro-violence, of large problems in Brazil. For example, realistic public policies were not presented to combat organized crime – which is afflicting the population, as we are seeing now in Rio Grande do Norte – and the extremely high criminal rates that Brazil has, transforming the country into one of the most violent of the world”, points out Mendonça.
“We hope that the government, in the coming months, will look for more pragmatic technical staff and begin to implement public security policies at the national level, mainly in relation to transnational crimes that affect cities, such as international arms and drug trafficking and money laundering. , and start fighting it in a more structured way”, he adds.