A message brought to you by NSW Police

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  1. zhuk

    zhuk New Member

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    Sitting on the bus today, I was half-watching one of those small TV screens up the front (usually gives info about timetable changes, ticketing etc). However, this one had a more 'public-safety' oriented messages on loop - from the "NSW Police & City of Sydney Council".

    Now normally I'd ignore such bureaucratic 'we are only here to help' type spin campaigns, but this one brought me out of my apathy. I wondered what you guys in the US would think of such advice. Read:

    WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE BEING ROBBED!

    * DO GIVE the offender whatever they are asking for - your money &/or possessions are not worth your life!
    * TRY as hard as you can to remember what they looked like
    * ATTEND a hospital emergency department as soon as possible if you have been assaulted
    * REPORT all crimes to the Police



    On the face of it, eminently sensible advice...which I think very few in Australia would have any argument with. And neither would I have, in the days before I considered the possibility of firearm-enhanced self defence.

    (however theoretical that must remain!)
     
  2. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    If I was a criminal type I think I'd get a passport. Abd oine of those bags with dollar signs to haul off my loot.:rolleyes:
     

  3. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Do they say anything about carrying a brick in your back so you can smash his skull in while he is robbing you.
     
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    The number of highly cooperative victims is stunning. What do I mean by that?

    "Give me your money"
    (Hands money over- AND STANDS THERE WAITING FOR THE NEXT DEMAND)

    as opposed to-
    "Give me your money"
    "Here- take it" (Tosses money on ground to one side, and then HAUL AZZ)

    Deciding to fight back is one thing- not always wise at that moment- but for God's sake- DO NOT STAND THERE AND WAIT FOR ACT 2 OF THE PLAY!
     
  5. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I can see it now:
    What to do if you have a fire:
    *Let your possessions go up in smoke, they are not worth risking your life for.
    *Don't inhale the smoke.
    *Report all fires to the Fire Department.
     
  6. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    Are you permitted a steely glare or stern voice when dealing with the attacker or must you prostrate yourself or assume a passive stance? What happened to the Crocodile Dundee image in Australia anyway?
     
  7. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    I like this better

    * DO GIVE the offender what they are asking for - your money &/or possessions are worth their life!
    * Don't bother to remember what they looked like, 2 .45auto 230 Gr. to the face and their look wont matter anyway.
    * Don't semd them to the hospital emergency department, send them to the morgue
    * REPORT all crimes to the Police
     
  8. zhuk

    zhuk New Member

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    That might depend if he is threatening you with anything that 'trumps' a brick, tango. But you'd have to explain why you were in public armed with "an offensive weapon" ie one brick lol

    Wouldn't go down too well :p


    That "image" may have been more applicable years ago, when we were still allowed to legally have some balls. Ironic since Australians tend to think of themselves as fairly 'anti-authority' :rolleyes:

    Carrying THIS would be enough to get you a decent stretch inside, and no mistake:

    [​IMG]



    God I'd love to hack into the bus vid system and replace it with that :D

    priceless, opaww.
     
  9. AcidFlashGordon

    AcidFlashGordon New Member

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    And then, there's always this response:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pcVDmX4ho4]YouTube - Denny Crane gets robbed[/ame]
     
  10. zhuk

    zhuk New Member

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    That Shatner-awesomeness never gets old :D
     
  11. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Denny Crane for President!!!!
     
  12. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Makes me kind of wonder... if a perp is expecting you to pull a wallet out of your pocket, how long does it take for them to figure out its not a wallet but your gun.
     
  13. russ

    russ New Member

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    I'm guessing right around "BANG". :D
     
  14. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Action is faster than reaction.
     
  15. General_lee

    General_lee New Member

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    "Watch, wallet, GUN!" :D