The recent van, and to a lesser extent, bus incidents have attracted attention:
The reaction seems overdone, like making all travelers take off shoes after the shoe bomber attempt in the US:
I think that there may be a better way, which would impress the world community ahead of the 2014 and 2016 games: on officer video. This is what works in the UK. I think all Policia Municipal, and bus drivers/ attendants who drive in Copa should wear on officer video, which is uploaded to the internet database. I know that Rio has progressed positively since the events in Tropa2, not to mention Ciudade de Deus, but I think that on officer video would really re-assure the world community that Rio/ Brazil is committed to being world class in terms of security. The cops might not like on officer video, but I think the professional prosecutors, politicians, and business leaders (like at Gerdau, Vale, Petrobras) should be in favor of it. This is in the same category as upgrading from A4 aircraft to F18, and to upgrading the 3G networks. It might not be perfect, a lot of the equipment may not be fully utilized, but if Brazil went ahead and bought a few thousand sets of on officer video with ability to upload to a internet database, the world would be impressed.
What do you think?