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(Info Wars)   Rio's new "World Cup" Police look exactly like secret police SWAT eams from Terry Gilliam's Brazil   (infowars.com) divider line 106
    More: Ironic, Terry Gilliam, SWAT team, World Cup, Joel Kinnaman  
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2014-05-18 09:40:00 AM
Don't Worry, the US is well on its way to building up its Police State too.   they have Capital to protect.
 
2014-05-18 09:40:30 AM
I guess you'll want to pick up any empty cans laying on the ground, just in case.
 
2014-05-18 09:43:51 AM
They also look like every riot cop everywhere.

/irony police assemble!
 
2014-05-18 09:44:00 AM
Brazil

They're just nuts there...
 
2014-05-18 09:44:06 AM
Infowars? I know Fark is Freeper Central these days, but come on...
 
2014-05-18 09:44:51 AM
Pegue aquela lata!
 
2014-05-18 09:49:35 AM
img.fark.net
Approves
 
2014-05-18 09:50:24 AM
What's an "eam"?
 
2014-05-18 09:51:22 AM
A reenactment of the move "Brazil" ... IN Brazil?

I approve.
 
2014-05-18 09:56:16 AM
Is is just me or are these outfits increasingly designed to hide the wearers identity. It also makes it hard for the officer to communicate with the public increasing the risk of confrontation and violence.
 
2014-05-18 09:57:18 AM
Linking to InfoWars is the internet equivalent of having "I'm a lunatic and I don't care" tattooed on your forehead.
 
2014-05-18 10:01:00 AM
FTFA: The robocop suit weighs 22lb and is flame resistant to up to 427C. The National Post also made the comparison between the gear worn by Rio police and the most recent Robocop movie. In reality, the Rio robocops look far more intimidating than the character played by Joel Kinnaman.

Apparently I watched a different Robocop.
 
2014-05-18 10:02:07 AM
Why they insist on holding tournaments for the world's most popular sports in the worst places is confusing.

Oh, they do it t because of bribes. Nevermind.
 
2014-05-18 10:02:13 AM
Looks like we need to send a team over to Info Wars to fix the ducts again...
 
2014-05-18 10:03:38 AM
Infowars.com?  Come on subby, you farkin suck.
 
2014-05-18 10:03:48 AM

jamspoon: Is is just me or are these outfits increasingly designed to hide the wearers identity. It also makes it hard for the officer to communicate with the public increasing the risk of confrontation and violence.


I don't think a drug lord with an AK-47 is going to worry too much about identifying and communicating with the police.
 
2014-05-18 10:06:04 AM
Nothing requires the protection of heavily-armed soldiers and "police" than an event where two groups of men kick a ball around on the grass.
 
2014-05-18 10:07:12 AM
Hold on, let me look up some Max Payne 3 quotes about the UFE.
 
2014-05-18 10:07:15 AM
Wow, a riot/ SWAT wearing all black looks like a movie version or every single other riot / SWAT team uniform over the last 30 years! These people are onto something. Terry Gilliam is a prophet!*

*Don't get me wrong, I love Terry Gilliam movies. Just mocking the writer of article.
 
2014-05-18 10:09:22 AM
At this point, we're just a quick hop on to Narcolumbia.
 
2014-05-18 10:11:10 AM
SWAT eams are the worse
 
2014-05-18 10:14:03 AM

shastacola: Linking to InfoWars is the internet equivalent of having "I'm a lunatic and I don't care" tattooed on your forehead.


BumpInTheNight: Infowars.com?  Come on subby, you farkin suck.


Is there some Poe's law equivalent?  If you post a link to one of Alex Jones websites you are marked with a scarlet I for Idiot?
 
2014-05-18 10:14:42 AM

FriarReb98: What's an "eam"?


As if the link was posted by Alex Jones himself.
 
2014-05-18 10:16:56 AM

Pattuq: Nothing requires the protection of heavily-armed soldiers and "police" than an event where two groups of men kick a ball around on the grass.


Have you seen what happens at soccer games? Those fans are mental.
 
2014-05-18 10:18:05 AM
A: Infowars? Really? Ugh. I'm about as libertarian as they come, but Alex Jones is a certified nutjob.

B: Sooo...a SWAT team looks exactly like a SWAT team? This is a story?

C: Yes the militarization of police worldwide and in the US is an increasing problem. But there is a niche need to SWAT teams that isn't going away. And those teams pretty much do need to have that gear and weapons to do their job. The real problem is twofold. The increasing use of SWAT teams for jobs that don't really need them, and the militarization of regular patrol officers. I get having a go bag in the trunk with some tactical gear for immediate response to active shooter scenarios, and I get having a patrol rifle in the car like an AR-15. But the average office is likely to encounter a real need to pull that stuff out a handful of times over his entire career. It's very distressing that more and more officers are going the "tacticool" route for regular patrols.

\Current military
\\And current police officer
 
2014-05-18 10:19:33 AM

Mouser: jamspoon: Is is just me or are these outfits increasingly designed to hide the wearers identity. It also makes it hard for the officer to communicate with the public increasing the risk of confrontation and violence.

I don't think a drug lord with an AK-47 is going to worry too much about identifying and communicating with the police.


Actually, they are. This trend started in Asia where drug lords started going after the families of special police units and kidnapping, torturing, killing etc in reprisal for enforcement activities. Same in Mexico.

That spread PDQ to radical Islamists and is the reason Paki SF units took to wearing balaclavas and not showing their faces in the news, so as to avoid going ro work and coming home to fresh wife-and-child salad.

Now its a bit of a trend around the world where gangs and law enforcement are a little more evenly matched than we are used to.
 
2014-05-18 10:22:31 AM

Pattuq: Nothing requires the protection of heavily-armed soldiers and "police" than an event where two groups of men kick a ball around on the grass.


Strangely enough, the audience for said contest seems to very often contain an even larger percentage of the sort of people one might expect to find among the crowd at a 49ers vs. Raiders game.
 
2014-05-18 10:23:29 AM
I've never seen Brazil. Nor do I think those outfits are any different from riot police anywhere.
 
2014-05-18 10:23:43 AM

skinink: Why they insist on holding tournaments for the world's most popular sports in the worst places is confusing.

Oh, they do it t because of bribes. Nevermind.


My honest to God take on this?
The extreme opposite.

It's to dangle the possibility of growth in jobs and infrastructure for a country, then every once in a while threaten to pull the games whenever you want that country to make certain political decisions.

See South Africa, Brazil and Qatar as recent examples.

/"that's a nice stimulus program you've got going there...would be a shame if something would happen to it"
//not saying there aren't bribes
///olé, olé olé ooolé
 
2014-05-18 10:24:07 AM
Was Sunset Sam involved?
 
2014-05-18 10:25:55 AM

Linux_Yes: Don't Worry, the US is well on its way to building up its Police State too.   they have Capital to protect.


I'm Hiding behind My Couch right Now with my 17 assault Rifles at The ready to defend myself from Obama's jackbooted Thugs to coming to take Away my 17 Assault rifles.
 
2014-05-18 10:26:42 AM
TFA is dead right.  I really dislike Alex Jones, though - should be called DisInfoWars.
 
2014-05-18 10:28:47 AM

CruJones: They also look like every riot cop everywhere.

/irony police assemble!


Yes, they do. And if you happen to live in any city that's hosted a G20 summit, that ain't nothin'.
 
2014-05-18 10:29:06 AM

Cthulhain: Infowars? I know Fark is Freeper Central these days, but come on...


I was wondering how many posts and it only took 5.

Look. AJ is a bag full of crazy. We all know that. But, he does produce some interesting content if you can filter out the hysterics.
 
2014-05-18 10:33:02 AM
They should've gone with (speaking of Terry Gilliam):

c2.staticflickr.com
 
2014-05-18 10:39:10 AM

cameroncrazy1984: I've never seen Brazil. Nor do I think those outfits are any different from riot police anywhere.


i478.photobucket.com



Go watch it! NOW!!!

 
2014-05-18 10:39:18 AM
skinink:

Why they insist on holding tournaments for the world's most popular sports in the worst places is confusing.

Oh, they do it t because of bribes. Nevermind.


Yeah, it's not like football is a big deal in Brazil or anything.
 
2014-05-18 10:41:01 AM
Damnit, I didn't read where the link went to. That's like rule number one here.
 
2014-05-18 10:44:22 AM
Wake me when the Steampunk/Dieselpunk SWAT team shows up.

fc00.deviantart.net
 
2014-05-18 10:46:49 AM
Where's the browser add-on that removes InfoWars and Opposing Views links from Fark?
 
2014-05-18 10:55:17 AM
They all know that they switched to metric, right? Hate to see some of them carrying around outdated hole covers.
 
2014-05-18 11:00:19 AM

phenn: But, he does produce some interesting content if you can filter out the hysterics. your capacity for critical thinking.

 
2014-05-18 11:03:02 AM

CruJones: They also look like every riot cop everywhere.


Well yeah but you can't tie in the whole Dystopian Future meme unless you use a movie reference.
 
2014-05-18 11:04:48 AM

phenn: But, he does produce some interesting content if you can filter out the hysterics.


If you filter out the hysterics there is nothing left.
 
2014-05-18 11:05:40 AM

Pattuq: Nothing requires the protection of heavily-armed soldiers and "police" than an event where two groups of men kick a ball around on the grass.


You don't know much about world soccer matches, do you?
 
2014-05-18 11:06:05 AM
I was doing the tourist thing in Nepal a few years back right around the anniversary of China eating Tibet.

Nepal is VERY sensitive about this, being a tiny little country wedged between the hammer of China and the anvil of India, and having a big Tibetan ex-pat population. So there was a huge police presence at all the Buddhist holy sites. You'd be wandering around a stupa and happen upon a bunch of guys decked out in camo chilling out with riot shields and automatic rifles.

Was slightly weird.
 
2014-05-18 11:07:10 AM

FriarReb98: What's an "eam"?


There is no "I" in eam!
 
2014-05-18 11:13:24 AM

taurusowner: A: Infowars? Really? Ugh. I'm about as libertarian as they come, but Alex Jones is a certified nutjob.

B: Sooo...a SWAT team looks exactly like a SWAT team? This is a story?

C: Yes the militarization of police worldwide and in the US is an increasing problem. But there is a niche need to SWAT teams that isn't going away. And those teams pretty much do need to have that gear and weapons to do their job. The real problem is twofold. The increasing use of SWAT teams for jobs that don't really need them, and the militarization of regular patrol officers. I get having a go bag in the trunk with some tactical gear for immediate response to active shooter scenarios, and I get having a patrol rifle in the car like an AR-15. But the average office is likely to encounter a real need to pull that stuff out a handful of times over his entire career. It's very distressing that more and more officers are going the "tacticool" route for regular patrols.

\Current military
\\And current police officer


I like it. At least now their contempt for the populace is on open display. I've had very little luck with the police, in spite of always being polite and respectful. Whether calling on them for help, encountering a cop randomly on the street or being pulled over. I'm having a hard time figuring out what it is they are supposed to be doing for me. I've called for vandalized property, they showed up at the wrong address. I was assaulted with a weapon, they did nothing except run my license and question me about my brother's concealed carry permit (came up in the search). I asked for directions and was scoffed at. I've never received the follow up calls they promise to make. I am trying to think of a time that interacting with the police had a positive result and I am coming up blank. In addition to being ineffectual, they've always made a point of ordering me around, lecturing me or otherwise talking down to me.

This is in multiple cities and states. I'm in my late 30s and have a white-collar office job. I don't have any visible tattoos. I am a white male. I've never sassed or smarted off to a cop in my life.

Maybe if the cops looked scarier somebody would start asking questions and make some reforms.
 
2014-05-18 11:14:26 AM

Linux_Yes: Don't Worry, the US is well on its way to building up its Police State too.   they have Capital to protect.


True, and our uniforms are spiffier.

img.fark.net
 
2014-05-18 11:20:19 AM
There's no 'I' in team, and apparently, no "T" either.
 
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