The Special Tactical Motorcycle Group (Grupamento Especial Tático de Motos/GETAM) was created in 2009, in order to combat, above all, the assaults made by criminal motorcyclists in Greater Aracaju (Brasil).
It is deployed as a quick reaction force with adequate weapons to enter hard to reach areas in the suburbs and downtown.
German press reported in January 2018: Seven murders an hour. Violence is escalating in Brazil. 61,000 people were killed last year, more than ever before. Politics reacts helplessly. Although heavily armed police and soldiers are patrolling Brazil's metropolises, it does not increase road safety. "The Brazilian society is extremely violent," says sociologist Lima. The common understanding is that violence is only solved by force. The victims are above all the poorer population in the periphery of the cities. Gang wars are a common cause. Take care! Pitter