Tuesday, May 13, 2014

News: 'Don't scream when you're being robbed', Brazil police tell World Cup fans

Not that they've given up on preventing crime or anything.
'Don't scream when you're being robbed', Brazil police tell World Cup fans

Brazilian police will distribute pamphlets to World Cup visitors advising them not to argue or scream when being robbed.

The campaign was designed by the head of the committee created by police in Brazil's biggest city to prepare for soccer's marquee event and aimed at avoiding the increasing rate of robberies that end with homicide.

Police officer Mario Leite told the Estado de S.Paulo newspaper that the tips were included in pamphlets that embassies and consulates from the United States to Europe would distribute to visitors boarding planes to the South American nation.

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2 comments:

  1. Are they saying there's no point in screaming because the police won't come to your rescue? So people who are being robbed are just supposed to stand there and take it? After hearing about the soccer fan who threw a toilet down from the stadium and killed another fan down below, I think they might want to consider beefing up the security! Sounds like a good reason to stay home and watch the event on TV.

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  2. ""Are they saying there's no point in screaming because the police won't come to your rescue? So people who are being robbed are just supposed to stand there and take it?"

    Business as usual in Brazil, only now they don't want uppity tourists making a scene and scaring away the rest.

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