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Old 12 November 2009, 09:09 PM
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Comment: Is this real? It doesn't look like El Paso.

THE AVERAGE RESPONSE TIME FOR A 911 CALL IS FOUR MINUTES

THE AVERAGE RESPONSE TIME FOR A .357 MAGNUM ROUND IS
1400 FEET PER SECOND

Here is the latest from the El Paso, TX PD

Living on the border, we are all familiar with criminals coming from
Mexican gangs. In this situation, three armed felons crossed the US
border, and tried to rob an off duty El Paso, Texas Police Officer
dressed in civilian clothes while he stood in front of a bank.

The plan was for two of them to grab his backpack and toss it to an
accomplice on a stolen motorcycle. However, the well prepared Police
Officer shot all of them, managing to kill 2 immediately. The 3rd one
was shot in both arms and bled to death before help arrived.
Gun used: a 40 cal.



Do you realize how much the US taxpayer saved by not having to
prosecute these worthless thugs?



This guy won't be around much longer.


Final score:
Good Cop: Three
Bad guys: Zero

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Old 12 November 2009, 09:18 PM
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Wait, so it's the death penalty for robbing a bank now?
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Old 12 November 2009, 09:22 PM
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Guy in last picture, on the ground. Is it just me or does that arm look broken/dislocated? Can a gunshot do this to an arm?
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Old 12 November 2009, 09:29 PM
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Wait, so it's the death penalty for robbing a bank now?
It might just be my liberal pinko commie side talking, but it does seem rather extreme for stealing a backpack.

The text claims the suspects were armed, but I don't see any weapons around their bodies in the photographs (although they might have been removed from the reach of the suspects).
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Old 12 November 2009, 09:29 PM
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The sign partly visible in one photo says "Gravia," which is a Brazilian company. This is probably some favela.
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Old 12 November 2009, 09:31 PM
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It might just be my liberal pinko commie side talking, but it does seem rather extreme for stealing a backpack.
Me too, it's not even like the text justified it by saying they were about to shoot the place up or anything. It's like: cop saw them, they were foreign, let's shoot!
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Old 12 November 2009, 09:35 PM
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It might just be my liberal pinko commie side talking, but it does seem rather extreme for stealing a backpack.
It's extreme for Texas and even Mexico where this seems slightly more likely. The pics simply don't gel with the story. Found more here On the link at the top of the page, there is a suggestion that this actually took place in the Philipines.

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Old 12 November 2009, 09:39 PM
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The US Taxpayer wasn't likely saved any money at all, even if this is true. The last picture shows the logo and sign for Gravia Group, in Brazil.

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Old 12 November 2009, 09:42 PM
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Me too, it's not even like the text justified it by saying they were about to shoot the place up or anything. It's like: cop saw them, they were foreign, let's shoot!
Except the cop in the photos appears to be the same ethnicity as the criminals. How in the world could you tell if they were Mexican or American nationals without asking for ID?
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Old 12 November 2009, 09:46 PM
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A different story on this forum; location, Brazil. Two dead, one survived.

Additional photos (if any are needed) at this NSFW/NFBSK site.

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Old 12 November 2009, 10:07 PM
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Except the cop in the photos appears to be the same ethnicity as the criminals.
And all of the bystanders.
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Guy in last picture, on the ground. Is it just me or does that arm look broken/dislocated? Can a gunshot do this to an arm?
Severely broken. It depends on the size of the round, but yeah. You can break a bone. He also could have been the guy on the bike and fell on that arm real hard.
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Old 13 November 2009, 01:13 AM
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Can you really tell "ethnicity" from these photos? I'm a little surprised to hear they all look the same. Um... Are we looking at the same photos even? They all have a bit of melanin - some more than others, which is pretty much true for all humans. And there seem to be a lot of males. Not that "male" has anything to do with ethnicity...
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Old 13 November 2009, 06:34 AM
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And definitely not Texas license plates.
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Old 13 November 2009, 02:07 PM
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Can you really tell "ethnicity" from these photos?
They look like they could be Hispanic. How is this confusing?
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Old 13 November 2009, 02:14 PM
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They look like they could be Hispanic. How is this confusing?
I guess your physical appearance may not always betray your religious, cultural, linguistic and behavioural distinctiveness - there are many ways to define ethnicity.
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Old 13 November 2009, 02:16 PM
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Can you really tell "ethnicity" from these photos?
They people in the photographs all appear similar enough in skin colour that it's strange to immediately finger the suspects as unscrupulous foreigners.
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Old 13 November 2009, 02:18 PM
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I guess your physical appearance may not always betray your religious, cultural, linguistic and behavioural distinctiveness - there are many ways to define ethnicity.
Yes, yes, we know. However, how in the world would you know that these 3 were foreigners and the cop was not? What Jenn said.
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Old 13 November 2009, 03:58 PM
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The likelihood of this happening in Brazil is very likely. I have a pen pal from Brazil who told me a similar story about 4 years ago. Her best friend's husband was a police officer. He was riding his motorcycle home from work one day, and two or three guys (according to witnesses) tried to bike-jack him. When he refused to give up the motorbike, and was reaching for his badge, he was unfortunately shot in the head and died at the scene. The shooter was caught, and is in prison. His widow moved to a "safer" city because of it.
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Old 14 November 2009, 01:27 PM
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Yes, yes, we know. However, how in the world would you know that these 3 were foreigners and the cop was not? What Jenn said.
Oh you know do you? well i'm at ease then I really am
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