Many readers kindly sent in photos from the on-going police/military operations in the Rio slums. These two photos in particular caught my eye.
This police officer is uses a 90 degree mounted EOTech. I have seen small red dot sights mounted on the side of competition rifles, but never before a large EOTech mounted like this in the field.
This photo shows a tacti-cool (note forgrip) Madsen machine gun. Despite officially being retired in 2008, it looks like at least one is still in service with the Brazilian police.
[ Many thanks to all the readers who emailed me info about the Rio situation. ]