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The host of a hit Brazilian TV crime show has disappeared after being stripped of the political immunity which prevented him being arrested on charges of arranging hits to boost his show's ratings. Former police officer Wallace Souza fronted Canal Livre, in which he "railed against rampant crime". So popular was the show that …

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  1. Ian K
    Go

    A man hunted and alone...

    ...presumably accompanied only by a camera crew, lighting team and makeup artist?

    Be a tragic waste not to get at least one season out of his life as a fugitive, after all.

  2. davenewman

    Why road blocks in Manaus?

    Surely you need river blockades, as he slips away by boat.

  3. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge
    WTF?

    I he has a Death Squad

    ...then he has safe houses and various minions to call upon in time of need. Getting Bin Laden must be easier.

  4. Tim Greening-Jackson
    Dead Vulture

    Presumption of innocence

    Describing him is Murderous when he's not yet been charged - let alone tried - does seems to have abandoned any idea of balance or the presumption of innocence in favour of a lurid headline.

    But, of course, it's the Register.

  5. MinionZero
    WTF?

    They could make a crime show series out of this...

    This guy is a very good example of an extreme Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD).

    (1) He's got a total lack of empathy for his victims.

    (2) He's manipulated himself into a situation where the killings are used for self gain to boost his show and gains again from eliminating his rivals.

    (3) He's manipulating viewers of his show by pretending to be a concerned host talking about crime when he is the criminal!

    (4) He has even used his position to get himself a powerful political job.

    (5) I strongly suspect he even enjoyed parading his dead victims on TV ... NPD's this extreme want to show they have power over others and so he probably loved being the host of the show in control, parading his work in front of everyone, (thereby repeatedly proving to himself he had power over others to lie to everyone and so manipulate everyone), all the while knowing he was behind the deaths he was showing!.

    Thats a truly sick individual. Behaving like the charismatic show host is all part of the deceptive manipulation of others. So we have a self interested, charismatic, greedy, manipulative Narcissistic with a total lack of empathy for his opponents. Wow he has every characteristic he needs to make it as a great politician!. He could go far with an attitude like that.

  6. james 68
    Big Brother

    @minionzero

    so just your average politician then? ;-)

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Grenade

    He is just stupid to get caught

    During the Balkan wars we always knew where the next conflict will be. It was going be where the the CNN team has arrived a week ago.

    Correlation does not equal causation... Or does it?

  8. Anonymous John
    Happy

    Title

    This story reminded me of Drop The Dead Donkey and Damien Day for some reason.

  9. Bilgepipe

    Turning In

    "His lawyer has been in touch and he is looking for a way to turn himself in."

    Perhaps he should try walking into a Police Station...?

  10. Will Godfrey Silver badge
    Stop

    NoNo

    It was the LAWYER that was trying to turn himself in :)

  11. goggyturk
    FAIL

    @ Presumption of innocence

    Yes, I can really see those 12 angry Amazonians in the jury being swayed by the tabloid headlines of a UK IT website.

    NOT!

  12. Sir Runcible Spoon Silver badge
    WTF?

    pointless text field

    banned from running for office for 8 years!?

  13. J 3
    Terminator

    @Sir Runcible Spoon

    "banned from running for office for 8 years!?"

    Yup. In Brazil, when you get removed from a political position because of doing something wrong, you get stripped of "political rights" for 8 years. (said rights meaning holding office, although I think the person may still vote, but I don't know the details)

    We impeached a corrupt President (Collor) in the 1990s, and after his eight year ban he came back to politics. In the meantime, one of his minions who used to control the money got "suicidated" with his girlfriend (they said she killed him and then committed suicide, but the investigation is reported by some to have been sketchy). Collor got elected by his state (shameful Alagoas) to the Senate, and is now powerful again.

    Sad, but true.

  14. jon 72
    Paris Hilton

    Smut Alert

    Paris because she knows all about a brazilian

  15. Anonymous Coward
    Big Brother

    RE: He is just stupid to get caught

    No! No! No! the Americans have top secrete spy satellite images showing that the soldiers where sent there in a card box by <insert name of world leader who won't do what he/she is told here>.

    You can see the pictures here

    http://regmedia.co.uk/2008/12/16/box_air_2.jpg

    Of course the Russians will claim they have photos that show otherwise but you can't trust them commies......

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