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.
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