First, the full video, then the back story:
The Reader’s Digest condensed version is below:
From the UK Telegraph comes the South American story:
Caught on camera: Brazilian robber shot while trying to take motorcycle
A motorcyclist with a camera fitted to his helmet captures the terrifying scene as two would-be robbers try to steal his bike, only for a passing off-duty policeman to climb out of his car and shoot one of the men.
12:10PM BST 14 Oct 2013
A helmet camera captured the terrifying moment an armed robber was shot by an off-duty policeman as he attempted to steal a motorcycle.
The dramatic scene unfolded in broad daylight on a busy street in Sao Paulo. Video footage shows a motorcyclist’s view of the road ahead as he speeds through Brazil‘s largest city. As he approaches a junction, another motorcycle suddenly pulls alongside. The pillion passenger draws a large handgun which he points in the face of the video-equipped motorcyclist.
While the agitated robber demands the man hand over his keys, a policeman driving by in a small hatchback car has noticed what is going on.
With the robber climbing onto his newly acquired motorcycle, the policeman steps from his car and without any warning shoots the man twice.
Local reports claim the wounded robber later died in hospital.
A brief bit of editorial:
Was any sort of “justice” meted out this day, many would ask? I submit for your consideration: in the Real World, yes, it was.
However, in America, the officer would be featured by the American Media Maggots as a bloodthirsty killer, out for revenge, another notch in his gun, waiting to eradicate a young male held down by a system designed to oppress, diminish and negate the worth of such a misunderstood and naive juvenile who was only responding to the daily whipcracks of a society that sought to repress his enthusiasm and impugn his worth — a product of nothing more than his poor, skewed and tragic environment.
First, the video would be played and re-played for hours and days on the MSM/DEM venues. The bleating would be constant and strident: confused youth gunned down by onerous cop.
The officer’s life would be examined under a microscope. His fifth grade teacher would be interviewed. A Pitchess Motion would be made. A photograph of him wryly smirking for a camera would be utilized as the stock photo in every story, portrayed as the way he addressed every suspect, with disdain and abuse.
There would be marches. There would be protests. There would be candlelight vigils covered in graphic detail by the AMM. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson would ensure their racist mugs were featured up front. Though it may not be an issue of race it would be manufactured as an issue of race. The facts be damned. Lawyers would queue up, the saliva running down their Thom Browne suits.
On the other hand, as with Trayvon Martin, the American Media Maggots would unearth the most innocent and the youngest photograph available for the male. They would find the one person in his neighborhood that he hadn’t burglarized. They would find, so to speak, the one seal that he hadn’t clubbed to death.
I submit that, under this somewhat thin veneer of civilization, there is still a fundamental right and wrong to the universe. A yin or yang, a proper and an improper.
Why are many Westerns so honored by moviegoers? Because they tend to break down events into their fundamental components: right and wrong. People know it, they smell it, they recognize it when they see it.
Perhaps John Wayne said it best: