Video from Cidade Alta de Cordovil – one of the favelas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, shows a local drug trafficker beating the living shit out of a woman with a 2×4 plank of wood. The 20 year old woman reportedly attacked the trafficker’s wife.
Favelas have their own justice system which operates outside of the state. Often times the condemned is killed, or expelled from the community. Their punishment serves as warning to others.