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Brazilian police reportedly warn World Cup 2014 visitors not to scream if robbed
National Post ^ | May 13, 2014 | National Post Staff

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, don’t 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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 3rdworldhellhole; brazil; fifa; muggings; shitehole; soccer; socialism; stayhome; touristabuse; worldcup

1 posted on 05/13/2014 11:55:28 AM PDT by rickmichaels
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2 posted on 05/13/2014 11:56:08 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: rickmichaels

wow

They should issue pistols to tourists


3 posted on 05/13/2014 11:56:50 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: rickmichaels

OTOH, you can stay home and watch on TV.....................


4 posted on 05/13/2014 11:57:55 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: rickmichaels

“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).


5 posted on 05/13/2014 11:58:55 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: GeronL

It sounds like they issue guns to the robbers instead.


6 posted on 05/13/2014 11:59:10 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

“How to be a good victim” would be a better title


7 posted on 05/13/2014 11:59:54 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL
They should issue pistols refunds to tourists.

Avoiding a turd world country will reduce the probability of premature and avoidable death for no good reason.

8 posted on 05/13/2014 12:00:07 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: rickmichaels

How do you say ‘grab your ankles in Portuguese’ ?


9 posted on 05/13/2014 12:00:25 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: GeronL

I got a better idea. I just won’t go to Brazil.


10 posted on 05/13/2014 12:00:27 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: rickmichaels

Wow!

I can’t WAIT until their Olympics!


11 posted on 05/13/2014 12:02:44 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: kearnyirish2

Who do they think they are-Las Vegas!


12 posted on 05/13/2014 12:02:46 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Larry Lucido

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.


13 posted on 05/13/2014 12:04:31 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary"S)
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To: rickmichaels

what a great place for the world cup...one big ghetto


14 posted on 05/13/2014 12:05:05 PM PDT by ghost of stonewall jackson
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To: rickmichaels
Safety has long been a concern heading into the World Cup, stemming both from the type of violence mentioned in the pamphlet and the demonstrations — Brazil’s biggest in a generation — at last year’s Confederations Cup. During the warmup event, police used tear gas, rubber bullets and percussion grenades as they clashed with protesters in every city that hosted games.

So, now that the police are "warmed up" will they be using poison gas, fragmentation grenades and live ammo?

15 posted on 05/13/2014 12:06:00 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: rickmichaels

A different kind of Silent Scream.


16 posted on 05/13/2014 12:06:13 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: EQAndyBuzz

What if the games are being played on the seedier side?


17 posted on 05/13/2014 12:06:53 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: rickmichaels

FIFA awarded them this event WHY again, exactly?


18 posted on 05/13/2014 12:07:01 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Larry Lucido

Traveling to an overpriced, overcrowded, crime-ridden, hell hole to watch....Soccer? Yeah, count ME in.


19 posted on 05/13/2014 12:08:08 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: WayneS

“What if the games are being played on the seedier side?”

Then all bets are off.


20 posted on 05/13/2014 12:08:17 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary"S)
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To: rickmichaels

Still safer than Chicago.


21 posted on 05/13/2014 12:08:21 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: kearnyirish2

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.


22 posted on 05/13/2014 12:09:49 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: trisham

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.


23 posted on 05/13/2014 12:10:27 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Where is “where you do not belong”?


24 posted on 05/13/2014 12:10:31 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Brazil


25 posted on 05/13/2014 12:12:09 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: rickmichaels

Brazilian criminals will have a ball.


26 posted on 05/13/2014 12:20:22 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: rickmichaels

Now we know why their World Cup logo is a facepalm.

27 posted on 05/13/2014 12:21:23 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rickmichaels

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.


28 posted on 05/13/2014 12:26:41 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: GeronL

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.


29 posted on 05/13/2014 12:35:54 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: dfwgator

That would be a great logo — for some sport, where you’re actually allowed to touch the ball with your hands.


30 posted on 05/13/2014 12:36:50 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Beagle8U

lol


31 posted on 05/13/2014 12:41:08 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Red Badger

“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!


32 posted on 05/13/2014 12:53:30 PM PDT by certrtwngnut (')
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Stay away from the seedier side and you will be ok.

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!"

33 posted on 05/13/2014 12:57:22 PM PDT by China Clipper ( Animals? Sure I like animals. See? There's one there, right next to the potatoes!)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
That would be a great logo — for some sport, where you’re actually allowed to touch the ball with your hands.

Freaking hilarious. Made my day.

34 posted on 05/13/2014 1:02:35 PM PDT by Rinnwald
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To: rickmichaels
Brazilian police reportedly have a warning for those visiting for the World Cup this summer: If you are robbed, don’t scream.

Blow your vuvuzela instead!!!

35 posted on 05/13/2014 1:17:23 PM PDT by varon (Para bellum)
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To: Olog-hai

Good point; telling tourists not to scream if they get mugged is giving them a good indication that somebody will mug them...


36 posted on 05/13/2014 1:30:31 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: rickmichaels
Brazilian police reportedly warn World Cup 2014 visitors not to scream if robbed

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.

37 posted on 05/13/2014 1:45:07 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: trisham

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...


38 posted on 05/13/2014 1:55:28 PM PDT by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: rickmichaels

now this metaphor makes sense:

obama is brazil, personified.


39 posted on 05/13/2014 3:34:27 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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