>> The death toll in Brazil rising to at least 122 after seven straight days of a police strike that has spurred lawlessness in the state of Espírito Santo. Authorities on Friday now threatening criminal charges against the more than 700 police officers on strike who are protesting late pay and budget shortfalls that have limited their ability to do their jobs.
Thousands of federal troops and police are now being deployed to restore order in the state, clobbered by rampant assaults, heists, and looting, often in broad daylight. Residents in the state's capital of Vitoria fearing for their safety. Schools, shops, and public transportation shutting down, leading to $30 million in business losses.
> It is very difficult. I wanna move away from here, because I don't like this place. It is very difficult. Everyday, there are killings, shootings. Everyday, I am scared.>> In the nearby state of Rio De Janeiro, similar financial woes have folks concerned the police strike could spread as the city of Rio prepares for its most popular tourist event, the annual Carnival celebration later this month.