The recent murder of a teen in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil has thrown light on the racist nature of policing in the country. The 14-year-old Black student, João Pedro Mattos Pinto, was killed during an operation of the Federal Police (PF) and of the Coordinator of Special Resources (Core) in the metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro on the afternoon of May 18, Monday. He was hit in the stomach when he was playing in the yard of his house. The adolescent was taken away in a helicopter of the civil police after being shot. His family was provided no information about his whereabouts till the morning of May 19.