In 2007 Liz Martin’s nephew Joseph was murdered in Brazil by a policeman. The year Joe was killed, 15% of all the murders in Rio were committed BY the police. Liz’s father was a Worcester policeman for over 30 years. She changed jobs so she could work from anywhere in the world at any time, downsized her home and took out a loan! Thus began the human rights campaign, “Don’t Kill for Me; Safe Games for All.”   

Liz Martin became a reluctant activist after her nephew was murdered in Brazil by a policeman. As the daughter of a Worcester policeman, she was appalled by the high use of lethal force in the ranks of police in Brazil. Police in Brazil kill 5 people a day. By joining with victims’ families in Brazil and seeking advice and support from experts from Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, Liz created the campaign “Don’t Kill for Me; Safe Games for All”. Through story telling and reporting, Liz Martin plans to educate others about the high rates of police killing citizens in Brazil, considered among the highest in the world. But the journey doesn’t end there. The ultimate goal, to help reform Brazilian police long term and have not only a safe World Cup in June and Olympics in 2016, but to have a safe future for that country her nephew so dearly loved.

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