Skip to comments.Brazilian police reportedly warn World Cup 2014 visitors not to scream if robbed
Posted on 05/13/2014 11:55:28 AM PDT by rickmichaels
Brazilian police reportedly have a warning for those visiting for the World Cup this summer: If you are robbed, dont scream.
The instruction comes in a pamphlet advising visitors on how to stay safe that will be distributed by Brazilian embassies and consulates, according to a report. Do not react, scream or argue, the brochure says.
The advice is meant to keep tourists from provoking robbers into further violence once a robbery is underway, as robberies that end in murder are becoming increasingly common.
It is also recommended that visitors avoid showing off valuable objects, be careful at night, avoid travelling alone and make sure they are not being followed.
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"The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision
of what is before them, glory and danger alike,
and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it."
They should issue pistols to tourists
OTOH, you can stay home and watch on TV.....................
“The advice is meant to keep tourists from provoking robbers into further violence once a robbery is underway, as robberies that end in murder are becoming increasingly common.”
BS; the advice is meant to conceal the crime problem in Brazil. If someone ten yards away from you in a crowd is robbed, the Brazilian government would simply prefer you didn’t know about it. I know people who went to World Youth Day in Brazil, and their impressions weren’t flattering. They were warned in advance of the high crime there (and they weren’t told not to scream).
It sounds like they issue guns to the robbers instead.
“How to be a good victim” would be a better title
Avoiding a turd world country will reduce the probability of premature and avoidable death for no good reason.
How do you say ‘grab your ankles in Portuguese’ ?
I got a better idea. I just won’t go to Brazil.
I can’t WAIT until their Olympics!
Who do they think they are-Las Vegas!
Been to Brazil 5 times. It is like any country. If you go where you do not belong, do not be suprised at what happens to you.
Here is advice to those going to world cup. Stay away from the seedier side and you will be ok.
what a great place for the world cup...one big ghetto
So, now that the police are "warmed up" will they be using poison gas, fragmentation grenades and live ammo?
A different kind of Silent Scream.
What if the games are being played on the seedier side?
FIFA awarded them this event WHY again, exactly?
Traveling to an overpriced, overcrowded, crime-ridden, hell hole to watch....Soccer? Yeah, count ME in.
“What if the games are being played on the seedier side?”
Then all bets are off.
Still safer than Chicago.
Saying stuff like that certainly isn’t concealing their crime problem. It’s not only admitting it, but blatantly advertising that they are unwilling to do anything about it.
Well, after all, the robbers are just carrying out a little “income redistribution.” Brazil is a “poor” country and all those evil rich Americans and Europeans deserve to have their money taken. So when they steal your money don’t protest. Don’t fight back. You deserve it you evil capitalist.
Where is “where you do not belong”?
Brazilian criminals will have a ball.
Now we know why their World Cup logo is a facepalm.
Typical tyranny: If you are attacked by robbers, you have no right to carry a gun to defend yourself. And whatever you do, do not scream, cry or whimper when attacked because this will just remind the robber how pitiful and unworthy of life you actually are.
No, what they should do is send out fliers and advertise that the Brazilian government has hired 1,000 American Special Forces soldiers to dress as tourists and mingle with the crowd.
They will be fully armed and authorized to use deadly force as they see fit on thieves, pick-pockets, robbers, thugs, and criminals of all kinds.
They will have no power or desire, to arrest, they will just shoot you.
If you are shot by one of them, please don’t scream or cry out, it just makes them angry.
That would be a great logo — for some sport, where you’re actually allowed to touch the ball with your hands.
“OTOH,you can stay home and watch on TV”...........
If I happen to be home when it is on TV I will be watching re-runs of the N.Y. Rangers hoisting Lord Stanley’s cup. Maybe!
Uhh, I could be wrong but I am willing to bet that a TON of people are going to Brazil and the Olympics to, ah, ahem "experience" that "seedier side"...
Hehehe "Caveat emptor!"
Freaking hilarious. Made my day.
Blow your vuvuzela instead!!!
Good point; telling tourists not to scream if they get mugged is giving them a good indication that somebody will mug them...
Can they give the same instructions to the players when they are bumped by an opponent? Flopping only makes them angry and they'll kick you until you really have something to cry about.
Funny, isn’t that what the crooks always say? “Just hand it over and nobody gets hurt.” Of course, there’s no CC down there...
now this metaphor makes sense:
obama is brazil, personified.