Rio ‘Robocops’ Resemble Police From Dystopian Classic ‘Brazil’

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    Life imitates art as militarized forces prepare for World Cup

    Paul Joseph Watson
    Infowars.com
    May 16, 2014

    400 ‘Robocop’ style military police set to patrol the World Cup in Brazil next month closely resemble the cops depicted in Terry Gilliam’s cult 1985 classic film Brazil, in which a totalitarian government rules a dystopian society with a bureaucratic iron fist.

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    “The men are part of the elite BOPE unit of military police who operate in Rio de Janeiro and are usually on 24-hour standby to deal with the threats from terrorists – but they will now also deal with football hooligans who step out of line,” reports the Daily Mail.

    The cops are armed with M16 and M4 carbine rifles as well as fragmentation and stun grenades. Should anyone be confused as to the friendliness of the unit, its logo features a skull impaled by a knife surrounded by two golden guns.

    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.

    Former BOPE member Lieutenant Colonel Joao Soares Busnello warned fans traveling to the World Cup that they should refrain from consuming alcohol so as not to antagonize the robocops.

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    Firstly, I think "Robocop" is very much sensationalism. Their gear is only what you'd expect on a counter-terrorism force.

    Secondly, they aren't there to police. They are there to react. In case there is a threat. There's a big difference between them being there to keep people in line, and to respond to a threat.

    So, there's nothing wrong with it at all.

    Essentially, the terrorists have won, mentally. They've caused us (as a nation and as a planet) to panic, and fear them. That was their goal, and they accomplished it. Just look at the power the TSA wields.
     
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    Over here we've all been told who's considered to be the threat. You for one when you muster out and come home. You top the list these days.

    In an interview with Fox 59, a Morgan County, Indiana Police Sergeant admits that the increasing militarization of domestic police departments is partly to deal with returning veterans who are now seen as a homegrown terror threat.

    http://www.infowars.com/police-now-armed-for-war-against-returning-veterans/

    That's two strikes against you Buddy. You'd be a returning Christian veteran. :eek:

    They're gonna be watchin you close. That's gotta be a drag man. You sign up to go fight terrorists in foreign lands only to come home to be suspected of being one, by your own government.

    No worries it's still a free country, right?

    I don't know what the Army is telling you over there but things have changed since you left. Washington is allied with "Al Qaeda" (again) as a matter of convenience to do the regime change boogey on Libya and Syria, evidently funding the guys you're fighting is proving to be a lucrative adventure for some fortunate sons. That's all being down played now with new threats coming from the Evil Russkies and you.

    You must be a real scary guy Sapper.

    Hey "it ain't me".
     
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