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Old 10-14-2013, 09:51 AM
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Biker thief dropped by cop?

I guess the rules of engagement are a bit different in Brazil!

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Biker in Brazil captures video of gunman stealing his motorcycle, who then gets shot by cop - NY Daily News

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Old 10-14-2013, 10:08 AM
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Thief did indeed point the gun at the cop. I hope he learned his lesson and so did his accomplice and they never steal again. I also hope others learned and the cop gets a promotion and widespread praise.
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:12 AM
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Thief got what he deserved.
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:40 AM
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:00 AM
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Takeaway: Never try to steal a motorcycle .......wearing flip flops >
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:19 AM
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Takeaway: Never try to steal a motorcycle .......wearing flip flops >
I noticed.....further evidence of the thief's level of brain matter.
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Old 10-14-2013, 08:39 PM
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Don't mess with South American cops.
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Old 10-14-2013, 08:42 PM
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I guess the rules of engagement are a bit different in Brazil!
Yeah, an American cop would have either taken 12 shots and missed, hitting a bystander or two, or shot the thief in a more vital part.
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Old 10-14-2013, 08:48 PM
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If the officer was in the NYPD he would have shot 30 times and missed the guy but hit 10 bystanders.

The NYPD has horrible training and probably the worst trigger on a pistol you can buy, even by Soviet standards its crap.
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If the officer was in the NYPD he would have shot 30 times and missed the guy but hit 10 bystanders.

The NYPD has horrible training and probably the worst trigger on a pistol you can buy, even by Soviet standards its crap.
I thought the heavy trigger was deliberate, to emulate their old revolvers and prevent them from "pumping and dumping" their entire pistol without thinking. Which goes back to training, I guess.

Then again, if you see the stats, the rate of officer-involved shootings is actually lower for NYPD than for many departments in the US...
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:34 PM
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A heavy trigger pull results in wild shots. It's a stupid attempt to address a problem of discipline and leadership through crippling the weapon. The results are predictable - wild shots hitting bystanders.
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:04 AM
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All the NYPD trigger does is insure you can't hit what you intend to hit, so every time they open fire lots of bystanders catch lead.

Compare that to this video, the cop in this video was either very well trained or very experienced. Two shots, two hits, subject down. Vastly better than this:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/09/15/new-york-nypd-shooting/2815851/
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:15 PM
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No sympathy.

If you're going to carry around a gun and threaten lives to steal property, you deserve whatever you get. If your luck is so bad that you commit your crime in front of a cop and get shot by him in the process...well...
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Only problem with the whole thing was that the perp is still alive.

You threaten someone (particularly a cop) with a gun and the cop has to pull his weapon to protect himself, he should, without second-guessing, fill up the empty space between your ears with the lead from his revolver/pistol.

Anything short of that and the perp then becomes a ward of the state.

More tax-dollars wasted on nothing.
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Only problem with the whole thing was that the perp is still alive.

You threaten someone (particularly a cop) with a gun and the cop has to pull his weapon to protect himself, he should, without second-guessing, fill up the empty space between your ears with the lead from his revolver/pistol.

Anything short of that and the perp then becomes a ward of the state.

More tax-dollars wasted on nothing.
Unlike the US, which still retains medieval barbarism, Brasil abolished their death penalty 120 years ago. (Not to say that unofficial examples didn't exist after that...)

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