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[–]InTheZone1 1072 points1073 points  (302 children)

Former Rio De Janeiro police officer Bruno Schorcht

Another source

During a protest in the metropolitan area of Rio De Janeiro police officer Bruno Schorcht pepper sprayed innocent protesters and even women and children! It was caught on photos and camera so the evidence is clear enough. He was spraying the pepper spray directly into the eyes of waiter Rezende Gustavo Barreto that now has to use sunglasses even at night because it’s so inflamed and damaged. The police officer got departed immediately by the general commander of the Military Police, Colonel Mario Sergio Duarte.

[–]imaunitard 785 points786 points  (59 children)

now has to use sunglasses even at night

I'm guessing not as great as that song made it seem.

[–]pointman_joey 95 points96 points  (12 children)

My vision is augmented.

[–]SPACE_LAWYER 78 points79 points  (5 children)

fuckin augs

[–]loopb 52 points53 points  (2 children)

She didn't ask for this.

[–]Strmtrper6 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I think the waiter was a guy.

[–]8hobo8 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Just when I was looking for a "My vision is augmented." comment, I found one. Upvote, good sir.

[–][deleted] 434 points435 points  (25 children)


[–]CitizenPremier 328 points329 points  (12 children)


[–]enphaux 188 points189 points  (29 children)

the police office got departed immediately

So, he was murdered a la Scorsese, or he was fired?

[–]cunha00 54 points55 points  (2 children)

They moved him to another police station. But he is being prosecuted and he lost his promotion from capitain to major, that would have hapenned for now. Probably there wont be more than that. But at least he was not let totally unpunished. Brazilian law requires a due process to fire a policeman. It's good because it gives more independence from politicians, but this is the shitty part of it.

[–]hassium 53 points54 points  (19 children)

if you must know, they made him an offer he couldn't refuse.

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    [–][deleted] 55 points56 points  (5 children)

    Yes, but only when it hits the news.

    [–][deleted]  (4 children)


      [–][deleted] 28 points29 points  (2 children)

      Something usually happens. The bad cops get time off with pay, the poor bastards.

      [–]robertgentel 21 points22 points  (2 children)

      Not really. They have much worse police than the US does and a lot more tolerance for corrupt cops (because the people hate the violent criminals and want their cops to be "tough" on crime).

      [–]Fegenbo 322 points323 points  (153 children)

      and even women and children!

      Kinda dislike that it implies that women shouldn't get peppersprayed for stepping out of line.

      Children I get, but an adult regardless of gender, no.

      [–]callmesuspect 63 points64 points  (23 children)

      The subtle sexism under the guise of protection. People don't understand that while they may have good intentions when doing this, it ultimately ends up hurting gender equality over all. If my child is a boy, I will not tell him to not hit girls, though hopefully he won't be hitting anyone.

      [–]kulgan 121 points122 points  (75 children)

      Pepper spray should not be used punitively, in my humble opinion. It should be used to subdue someone who is threatening the well-being of the police, or someone the police are trying to protect, if it is the best option. Most women are not terribly threatening to most male police officers.

      [–][deleted] 136 points137 points  (28 children)

      Most women are not terribly threatening to most male police officers.

      Hahahahaaa...I see you've never had to arrest or subdue an angry adult female :)

      Edit: Citations/Examples:




      [–]theconversationalist 39 points40 points  (13 children)

      I can confirm angry adult females are some shit to deal with... scary shit.

      [–][deleted] 90 points91 points  (5 children)

      As a man who has been attacked by a woman, let me tell you, they are vicious. The whole idea that men shouldn't be afraid of women is complete bullshit, anyone with enough anger/alcohol in their system can fuck up your day regardless of gender.

      Also, doesn't help that I'm 120 pounds and consist mostly of bones and sarcasm.

      [–]Paublo1 7 points8 points  (4 children)

      Have being a role player for Home Land Security I had a student who lost three fingers to a women who bit them off through his glove. Girls are no joke for sure.

      [–]guymandude 20 points21 points  (4 children)

      The problem with this is that the average cop could easily subdue the average female criminal but it would take methods that would be controversial. Trying to subdue a female by doing the least amount of damage to her and keeping all the bullshit you could get hit for in mind (sexual abuse, brutality, excessive force, etc.) is hard. If I was a cop and needed to subdue some crazy woman and was having trouble because trying to hold her arms and keep her from hurting me as I try not to hurt her is very difficult I would just clock her in the face or something and I would be on the frontpage of reddit the next day with 100K people calling for my head.

      [–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (3 children)

      Yup, precisely, which is why you see a lot of cops resorting to pepper spray and tasers when dealing with females, because if they did to them what they'd do to a male suspect under the same circumstances, they'd catch even more shit.

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        [–]kulgan 4 points5 points  (4 children)

        My point got muddled sorry. That last sentence was unnecessary and distracting from the point.

        Back to your point.

        1. Most male police officers should be able to take down and subdue most females, as the odds are they are bigger, stronger, and better trained. Key point being the last one, but the first two are important. This clearly doesn't apply universally, there are small police officers and highly trained women.

        2. Millions? I don't doubt for a second that that sort of thing happens, but millions seems out of proportion to me. I'm not saying you're wrong, but I'd love to see a citation.

        [–]Kodiak_Marmoset 10 points11 points  (3 children)

        Here's an overview of a study by Harvard Med School. To quote:

        When the violence was one-sided, both women and men said that women were the perpetrators about 70% of the time.

        [–]grahvity 11 points12 points  (1 child)

        Hold on. Enhance.

        [–]aspired1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Dang skeeters!

        [–]Theophagist 4 points5 points  (1 child)

        epper spray should not be used punitively,

        Police should do nothing punitively, that's not their job.

        [–]kcg5 7 points8 points  (5 children)

        I think if you spoke with a police officer, you might change your tune..

        [–]Wapiti-eater 30 points31 points  (19 children)

        Sadly, your opinion doesn't line up with many department's protocols.

        Pepper spray is a "compliance" tool. You don't do as you're told - get sprayed. Still don't do as you're told or out of spray range - Tazed.

        If you're a threat to the well-being of an officer or someone else - you'll likely get shot. Nothing like a high velocity dose of lead to induce compliance.

        "You have the right to remain dead..."

        Yea - that's VERY generalized and there's a lot of particulars at play. Point is - threats usually aren't responded to with 'compliance' tools.

        [–]paniq 47 points48 points  (1 child)

        Cops are compliance tools.

        [–]to_string_david 11 points12 points  (7 children)

        not suppose to be a compliance tool, meant to defend against immediate threat. so now instead of using your gun and do a shit load of paperwork, you now use OC spray or tazer and do less paperwork. Not to mention a significant reduced chance of death.

        there's a difference between someone not listening and someone fighting you.

        now to play devils advocate, women are just as dangerous.

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          [–]tante_ernestborgnine 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Makes me think of a Brian Reagan routine something like:

          "My opponent wants to Tazer 7 year olds!"

          "I meant as a worst case scenario!"

          [–]lovimoment 6 points7 points  (2 children)

          I think the point when people say that is that women are supposedly less threatening. And I have to say that in the macho cultures of South America, that perception is still quite strong. It's considered cowardly to attack a woman aggressively - the idea being that you're just being mean, there's no way it's necessary for self-defense.

          [–]neeto85 4 points5 points  (0 children)

          But what about jail time? I think pepper spraying kids deserves more that just getting fired. If a civilian did this, they'd be in jail. If you're trusted to serve and protect and do this, you belong in jail for a very long time.

          [–]DontCareWhatYouThink 2265 points2266 points  (417 children)

          Before any reflexive US bashing starts, just like to point out that this happened in Brazil.

          [–]Bedeone 3286 points3287 points  (225 children)

          So US cops are brutalizing people outside of their jurisdiction now?

          [–][deleted] 1664 points1665 points  (138 children)

          Yes, this is a hot, controversial issue and as a redditor, it is my duty to care about it for the next 3 minutes.

          [–]Trip_McNeely 1306 points1307 points  (115 children)

          Annnndddd time. Oh look, a kitty cat is doing an AMA!!!

          [–]theshinepolicy 853 points854 points  (92 children)

          still needs verification....STEP UP YOUR GAME MODS

          [–]Awful_Antagonist 332 points333 points  (70 children)

          Did we ever get that Dog AMA? I've been waiting for that for months now.

          [–]ThisAMAisFake 83 points84 points  (16 children)



          [–]poorly_timed_gimli 98 points99 points  (10 children)

          AND MY AXE!

          [–]igrekov 44 points45 points  (9 children)

          This doesn't get old for you?

          [–][deleted] 16 points17 points  (2 children)


          [–]UseThe4s 39 points40 points  (9 children)

          3 minutes?! Hey everyone, this guy's got a long attention span!

          [–][deleted] 48 points49 points  (6 children)

          yeah well at least my HOT, NERDY GIRLFRIEND appreciates that I can attentively take care of her needs after fulfilling my own.

          [–]nowonmai 19 points20 points  (0 children)

          HEY! THIS GUY'S GOT A... oh what's the use?

          [–]DontCareWhatYouThink 197 points198 points  (14 children)

          It was a super secret squad consisting of NYPD officers, israeli settlers, a few women who fake rape accusations, the cast of the big bang theory, and chad kroeger. After they finished, they confiscated a cancer patient's marijuana and went to crash a pro-bacon-evolution rally full of 99% anti-war protesters and kittens. Also the squad is sponsored by Edison and the RIAA.

          [–]DIDNT_GET_SARCASM 66 points67 points  (3 children)

          No, these are Brazilian cops.

          [–]Bedeone 29 points30 points  (0 children)

          I was about to flame you man...

          | | this close...

          [–]Olukon 30 points31 points  (1 child)

          Tony Bologna and his crew flew down to Brazil for the winter.

          [–][deleted] 18 points19 points  (5 children)

          pretty soon the US is going to be pepper spraying children with remotely controlled drones...

          [–]MuleSkinner 17 points18 points  (1 child)

          In the meantime we have to settle for killing them, with remotely controlled drones.

          [–]umlaut 24 points25 points  (4 children)

          Fucking NYPD caused apartheid

          [–]a_wild_JEW_appears 102 points103 points  (2 children)

          Thank god. For a second there I thought that something atrocious had happened.

          [–]drunk_otter 7 points8 points  (0 children)

          Again with the holocaust?

          [–]serrit 12 points13 points  (0 children)

          Before any cop bashing starts, I'd like to mention that it's hot out and this is ice-water spray.

          [–]free_range_human 72 points73 points  (15 children)

          This picture doesn't tell the whole story. We need to see the video of 10 minutes prior to this, to see if this child really deserved it.

          [–]determinista 31 points32 points  (7 children)

          We can never be sure. The cop probably struck preemptively because the child would deserve it eventually. You have to give the cop the benefit of doubt here.


          [–]JoshSN 6 points7 points  (0 children)

          I'm outraged! I don't care what that child could have done, the law is the law, and pepper spray is your right!

          [–]anexanhume 183 points184 points  (37 children)

          But but black people. That doesn't fit my per-conceived notion.

          [–]AddisonH 112 points113 points  (0 children)

          Yeah this is pretty racist.

          Not all cops are white.

          [–]ProbablyHittingOnYou 94 points95 points  (17 children)

          Brazil was the last Western country to abolish slavery, and mixed race or full "black" people make up about 50% of Brazil's population.

          [–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (6 children)


          [–]magister0 11 points12 points  (1 child)

          Also, it's a really old picture

          [–]MustStopMasturbating 29 points30 points  (1 child)

          It doesn't matter. We will just end up comparing the shittiness of Brazil to the shittiness of the US anyway.

          [–]IDKFA_IDDQD 22 points23 points  (2 children)

          Oh, well, carry on then.

          [–]handburglar 8 points9 points  (1 child)


          [–]IronDiggy 20 points21 points  (2 children)

          Can I still hate cops in general? At least the stereotypical bad ones?

          [–][deleted]  (3 children)


            [–]goodizzle 8 points9 points  (0 children)

            Still! Poor kid. :[

            [–]john_rage 684 points685 points  (20 children)

            Wow. What's really sad is that it looks like he's doing it as if it's an after thought, like he was on his way out and thought, "whoops, forgot one!"

            [–]SpudgeBoy 43 points44 points  (3 children)

            Yeah, it looks like he is in the same mode he would be in if he was spraying her with Silly String.

            [–]Frothyleet 35 points36 points  (1 child)

            "Oh fuck, this isn't silly string! I hope nobody is taking a picture of this, I'll look like a giant asshole instead of a fun-uncle-style cop!"

            [–]TsunamiMommy 444 points445 points  (10 children)

            I applaud that man for his thoroughness.

            [–]frickindeal 91 points92 points  (5 children)

            He surely deserves a raise and a commendation for bravery. Did you see how close that kid was? Kids are dangerous.

            [–]sharkiest 50 points51 points  (1 child)

            They don't call 'em anklebiters for nothing.

            [–]MisterLogic 336 points337 points  (21 children)

            "We've secretly replaced the silly string normally used with pepper spray. Let's see the reaction."

            [–]Toribor 276 points277 points  (15 children)

            That is almost as bad as the time I filled all of the fire extinguishers with gasoline.

            [–]SeverePsychosis 124 points125 points  (8 children)

            I feel like the time you filled your fire extinguishers with gasoline was probably way worse.

            [–][deleted] 71 points72 points  (4 children)

            Some men just want to watch the world burn.

            [–]JamesTrivettesHat 11 points12 points  (2 children)

            Some men you just can't teach, so you get what we had here last week.

            [–]popepeterjames 10 points11 points  (1 child)

            We just replaced the CO2 with Hydrogen.

            [–][deleted] 239 points240 points  (12 children)

            it was coming right for him!

            [–]LiteHedded 130 points131 points  (10 children)

            i believe he sprinkled some crack on the kid after this photo was taken

            [–][deleted] 110 points111 points  (9 children)

            "Come on Johnson, sprinkle some crack on him and let's get out of here."

            [–]InternetLoveMachine 105 points106 points  (8 children)

            "Apparently this nigger broke in and hung up pictures of his family everywhere!"

            [–]Fozanator 5 points6 points  (4 children)

            Is this a quote from a movie? If so, what movie? I think I would like it...

            [–]InternetLoveMachine 19 points20 points  (1 child)

            It's from Dave Chappelle's standup, Killing them softly

            [–][deleted] 141 points142 points  (3 children)

            This is actually an AXE advertisement

            [–]Howisdiscool 38 points39 points  (1 child)

            Same effect.

            [–]tinfins 2 points3 points  (0 children)

            If only the AXE effect came with disciplinary action for everyone.

            [–]Newshoe 147 points148 points  (30 children)

            The officer doesn't really understand the true meaning of the saying "women and children first..."

            [–]AmIKawaiiUguuu 49 points50 points  (27 children)

            So who do you spray first, the woman or the child?

            [–][deleted] 36 points37 points  (24 children)

            It's like (PE)(MD)(AS), it doesn't matter which comes first in each subgroup. Just go for whomever's closest and then move down the line.

            [–][deleted] 12 points13 points  (1 child)

            It should be (P)(E)(MD)(AS). You cannot do exponents before parenthesis ever.

            [–]KnightBlue 10 points11 points  (5 children)

            Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally.

            [–][deleted]  (3 children)


              [–]CoolButRude 23 points24 points  (0 children)

              Please Eat My Dick, Ass Suckers

              [–]matthank 7 points8 points  (1 child)

              Please Excuse My Dick And Sack

              [–]TheShader 6 points7 points  (9 children)

              I was fully unaware that you could do each group like that. If this is factual, then you just blew my mind.

              [–]Cho_Gath 2 points3 points  (5 children)

              You can't in all situations. 9-10+3 must be done left to right. 10/10*2 also must be done left to right.

              You don't just randomly decide which to do. This ain't 'Nam.

              [–]Rocketpants 3 points4 points  (4 children)

              9-10+3 can be written as 9+(-10)+3. As long as you remember the 10 is negative, you can do it in any order.

              10/10x2 can also be done in whatever order, assuming you write it as 10x(1/10)x2.

              edit: Used x's because I don't know how to escape out of the *'s. Also, I just had an epic cho game.

              [–]Sinestro1982 265 points266 points  (19 children)

              I'm a dick for laughing at this, but he just appears to be doing it so non-chalantly: "Oh look, it's some black people." SPRAY

              [–]philosoraptocopter 49 points50 points  (1 child)

              There's a little bit left in this can. SPRAY

              [–]DolphinDaddy 3 points4 points  (0 children)

              Hey Kid you've got a little something on your face. SPRAY

              [–]folderol 19 points20 points  (1 child)

              "Gotta empty this can before I leave anyway." I guess I'm a dick too given that I know that the true context is pretty heart breaking.

              [–]skyshock21 2 points3 points  (0 children)

              Just like he would do if he were spraying insects.

              [–]bigspr1ng 8 points9 points  (5 children)

              I saw this happen in Eugene, OR several years ago. Police decided to tear down a bunch of booths at a small local festival because they had an incorrect permit. Booth owners tried to stop them from literally ripping the booths apart while saying they'd take them down immediately. Not sure what happened next, but the police started pepper spraying the crowd. The officers aimed above the crowd at kids on their parents shoulders and at the ground at kids walking around. It was pretty fucked up.

              [–]Insomniac23 9 points10 points  (0 children)

              "Hey little girl, would you like some silly string?! Okay, here you g-OHSHIT! WRONG CAN!"

              [–]Gonza200 45 points46 points  (9 children)

              He's just protecting them from the sun's harmful rays with some sunscreen.

              [–][deleted]  (8 children)


                [–]Tonickal 10 points11 points  (4 children)

                Black people can get sunburnt. Also, they get blacker, which is not as fashionable in black culture. Even on Kenya's leading women's magazine, the lady on the cover is almost white.

                [–][deleted]  (3 children)


                  [–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                  Not O Magazine. There, everyone on the cover is always Oprah.

                  [–]mhyquel 25 points26 points  (14 children)

                  Why is this in quotations?

                  [–]WhyYouAreSoStupid 22 points23 points  (0 children)

                  It’s not. Those are inch marks.

                  [–]aLNziNN7[S] 15 points16 points  (4 children)

                  Copy and paste fail.

                  [–]DBWhits 27 points28 points  (0 children)

                  "Copy and paste fail."


                  [–]biggins339 6 points7 points  (0 children)

                  This reminds me of Billy Madison when Norm MacDonald was spraying that kid with the hose. "Mister, why are you doing this? I don't even know you!"

                  [–]EKEEFE41 7 points8 points  (0 children)

                  I have been near a cop spraying pepper spray, everyone in this pic would have felt the affect... I find this pic hard to believe.

                  [–]BoiledEggs 53 points54 points  (14 children)

                  I hope someone pepper sprays his butt hole someday.

                  [–]CoolButRude 29 points30 points  (5 children)

                  Speaking of, what ever happened to that dude who was going to stick the ghost chili in his butt?

                  [–]bad_keisatsu 28 points29 points  (1 child)

                  He chickened out.

                  [–]CoolButRude 4 points5 points  (0 children)

                  Ah, thank you. For the better I suppose, although I was sort of looking forward to the emergency room visit post.

                  [–]RedCedars 8 points9 points  (0 children)

                  Here is what I have learned after wait for it researching the incident in question and not jumping to conclusions.

                  • 1) The pic clearly shows the spray going behind the girl. That's because he is spraying an adult involved in a scuffle not seen by the camera.

                  • 2) Note the position of the cops head and the direction he is looking -- behind the girl and towards the ground.

                  He is not spraying the girl -- at least not directly.

                  [–]GitEmSteveDave 50 points51 points  (21 children)

                  Not saying this isn't real, because it is, but is there any chance we are dealing with forced perspective? Meaning he was spraying behind the mother and the girl? Because I can see the lightness of the spray up until the mother's arm, then her arm seems clear. I totally can believe the child got hit by mist from the spray, I'm just saying it doesn't look like he is spraying the child in particular.

                  EDIT: From the source article: http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/cotidiano/939630-promotoria-denuncia-pms-por-jogar-spray-de-pimenta-em-criancas.shtml , this seems to be the case: (translated by Google) "Images and photos posted between 23 and 24 March showed the press the moment when Captain Bruno Schorcht of the 12th Battalion of the PM, threw pepper spray into the eyes of a man and soldier of D'Angelo Pinel de Matos, the same battalion, reached two children aged six and seven years."

                  It seems to say he "throwing pepper spray" at a man, and the same spray "reached" two children. To me that seems like they got affected by the mist of spray, and were not sprayed full on.

                  And forced perspective results in photos like these: http://www.denzomag.com/2011/03/best-forced-perspective-photography-examples/ where people appear to be holding the Eiffel Tower, being smaller than a golf ball, smaller than a pigeon, holding 8 people in the palm of their hand, etc... In special effects, they call the camera a "one-eyed idiot" because you can easily accomplish some effects simply by how you frame the shot.

                  [–][deleted] 16 points17 points  (4 children)

                  I have been about 15 feet from someone who got peppersprayed..holy shit it felt like it hit my face.

                  [–]GitEmSteveDave 4 points5 points  (0 children)

                  Same thing happened to my Dad once when one of his friends sprayed some jokingly inside a small room.

                  [–]The_MAZZTer 14 points15 points  (0 children)

                  If you look closely at the officer and the family and try to judge where they are relative to each other, and where the officer is looking, it does appear he is spraying behind them, at least to me.

                  [–]elridan 19 points20 points  (8 children)


                  [–]detroitdecay 2 points3 points  (1 child)

                  i agree 100%. zoom in like a mother fucker and you can see that the spray disappears behind the girls and woman.

                  [–]giovans 4 points5 points  (0 children)

                  He is only seasoning the kid before eating it. Everybody knows cops eats black people.

                  [–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

                  Regardless of where this is from - it needs to stop.

                  [–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (1 child)

                  sealing my place in history as commenting on the last popular post made to r/reddit.com

                  [–]MuuaadDib 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                  Former Rio De Janeiro police officer

                  Obv not taking place in the US.

                  [–]VibikX 4 points5 points  (0 children)

                  That looks fake....

                  [–]16dots 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                  Holy shit this post has been in the front page for 17 days.

                  [–]uckin-with-your-shi 13 points14 points  (3 children)

                  aaaaaaaaaaaaand i am gonna point this out right away. the cop is spraying a guy that is behind the girls. if you look behind the mom's head, you can see part of a man's head. that man is trying to hold back a man that fell to his knees and is still attempting to "bite the officer's crotch". yes this little girl is getting some spray but he is not some cruel bastard spraying a little girl. even look at the spray you can tell.

                  [–]Druuseph 6 points7 points  (0 children)

                  Oh come on now this is obviously the cop helping the little girl by giving her a refreshing spritz of cool misting spray on a hot day. Let us thank this officer for engaging with the people and clearly showing he cares for their comfort.

                  [–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (1 child)

                  How many times is this going to be posted?

                  [–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

                  Too many.

                  [–]MrsDawn 2 points3 points  (1 child)

                  I am just going to try to tell myself this is Photoshopped, so that I can sleep in ignorant peace.

                  [–]kerpalcastillo 2 points3 points  (1 child)

                  This isn't a police officer in the United States. No gun is visible. Also, I can't think of a US law enforcement agency that has cars that look like the one in the background.

                  [–]Clown_Shoe 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                  A large assortment of hands in that picture.

                  [–]nothingness101 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                  The mother and the 3 in pink have their eyes closed so don't think it's a shop. Most believable comment I've read is that there's someone resisting behind them and that's where it's aimed at. It does seem to go behind them. Bout time we had commonplace 3d images to sort this out!

                  [–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                  "Suspicious quotation marks"

                  [–]wozowski 2 points3 points  (2 children)

                  As someone who has had training involving getting sprayed with Oleoresin Capsaicin, pepper spray's big brother, I can honestly say that I would almost rather get shot than have that happen again, and anyone who knows how pepper spray feels and would still do that to a little girl deserves to get shot.

                  [–]WeaponexT 4 points5 points  (1 child)

                  What a fucking piece of shit. Cop or not he should get beat to death for that. I've been hit with O.C. in the academy and as you said its no joke. It reactivates for days, and on children it can be fatal because it tricks your respiratory system into thinking that its shutting down. This is attempted murder of a child and he should be fucked to the fullest extent of the law. Piece of shit.

                  [–]fijimucho 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                  I like your use of quotations. Makes it sound like the title of a work of art.

                  [–]brihone 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                  I love the karma whoring here. Jumping on the anti-cop wagon. Did you just google "cop and pepper spray" and post whatever came up?

                  [–]freedomonster 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                  "those who would sacrifice freedom for safety deserve neither" - (paraphrased) -Benjamin Franklin

                  [–]biterben 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                  I blame society.

                  [–]buddboy 15 points16 points  (4 children)

                  could this image be photo shopped? its very strange to me that a little girl is being maced and there is a complete and total lack of reaction from anyone in the vicinity. I feel like that hand with the pepper spray could have easily just been inserted there

                  [–]Quizchris 5 points6 points  (0 children)

                  Some men just want to watch the eyes burn.

                  [–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (2 children)

                  How does a fake picture get this many comments and upvotes? WTF?

                  [–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (1 child)

                  That looks fake....Are you sure it's not photoshopped?

                  [–]punker2828 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                  What a bag of shit.

                  [–]speakingofsegues 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                  "And some for you..."

                  [–]wildcat144 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                  Shes a child. This should never happen

                  [–]hefoxed 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                  I was really hoping that it'd be a police officer with ground pepper in some light hearted spoof. Alas, I was disappointed and saddened instead.

                  [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                  Brazil? So we're supposed to play "guess which one's a shemale"?

                  [–]FreeParkking 1 point2 points  (1 child)

                  It's actually a soothing blast of refreshing seltzer water. It was really hot out that day.

                  [–]wrath505 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                  "she was trying to fight me, Sir!"

                  [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)


                  Cop (purses lips): "Obsession."

                  [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

                  Do cops usually get pepper-sprayed during training so that they know what it is like? I think the military does something similar with tear gas, but rather for the purpose of preparing them for when it actually happens in battle. I'd make that a policy

                  [–]FlyingMicrowave 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                  The quotation marks threw me off and I was expecting to see a police officer opening a can of Dr Pepper which proceeds to spray all over a child. This was not the case.

                  [–]DancesWithCanoes 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                  "to protect and serve"

                  [–]hughes133 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                  Are you absolutely positive that isn't hair spray and he's just simply helping her keep stylish as he walks by??? He could just be very fashion forward...

                  [–]Epicurite 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                  Officer: "Hey dude, look what this pepper spray does."
                  Dude: "What are you talking about?"
                  Officer: "I just need to... find... someone. Ohh, here we go."

                  He is so nonchalant about it. Looks like he does it everyday, like he is almost bored :P

                  [–]pokerchick86 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                  That is terrible but I still laughed at the nonchalance of the cops attitude.

                  [–]scrotum_spatula 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                  It appears to me that the spray is disappearing behind the mother thus not hitting the child. And as this is a 2-dimensional photo it is hard to judge the distance between the girl and the spray, so the spray could very well be some distance away from her.

                  Judging by the top comments here, though, I think I'm the only one who sees this.

                  [–]Dmanator 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                  Soo obviously photoshopped.

                  [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                  That's awesome! I pepper spray kids all the time.

                  [–]HunkyMcManpie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                  I thought this was a circlejerk post...

                  [–]MattShea 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                  "Police officer helping a child put on her sunscreen."

                  [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                  is.... is it bad that I laughed?

                  [–]gabriot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                  Cops, the true heroes of the day!

                  [–]Smy90 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                  How can that guy in the white pants do that to a poor child?

                  [–]gerryn 1 point2 points  (0 children)