Streets of Shame

Pedro Belo hasn't slept in two days. Commander of the Police District of Baucau, about 100km east of Dili, Belo is still wearing his body armor, yawning as sirens wail around his station. He sits at his desk reading reports of local outbreaks of violence that his men cannot respond to. "Every time we leave here they know, and they will attack this place," he says. "We've asked for help and we had the Australian soldiers come here, but they went around and then they left. They patrol in helicopters, but you can't catch anyone from a helicopter. You...

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