South African police

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  1. Cambo

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    I watched a documentary on 2002 about the South African Pursuit Police who's sole purpose is to go after car thieves and jackers. Two cops per car. Here's the procedure:
    1. Cops spot stolen car.
    2. Cops announce over loudspeaker that driver needs to pull over within 10 seconds, or lethal force will be used.
    3. The thief / jacker never pulls over.
    4. Passenger cop leans out the window with R4 assault rifle hosing the car, mag after mag.
    5. Car crashes.

    The car is always destroyed, but the message gets sent.
     
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  2. John_AZ

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    Wonder what the insurance rates are
     
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  3. gh1138

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    Sounds like Mad Max, the original one.

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    Pick your ammo that goes thru the windshield like butter.
     
  5. Cambo

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    South Africa also has BMWs and Mercedes with the following anti carjacking options:
    1. Bullet resistant glass.
    2. Electrified door handles.
    3. A spring loaded blade that sweeps out from along the running boards / between wheel wells that can chop through two legs.
    4. 45 degree angled flamethrower nozzles, one beneath the drivers door, and the passenger door.


    View: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aLhWzMOccTg


    I assume insurance rates would be lower with these precautions.
     
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  6. John_AZ

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    I’m talking more about the insurance rates for the car owner. Your car gets stolen, it’s either moved and gone forever, or the cops fill it with lead and set it on fire after cutting off the drivers legs apparently.
     
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  7. Cambo

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    No, those options are for car owners, not cops. Think of it like having a car alarm to lower insurance rates, except it's a little more pro-active. I don't know if car owners get reduced rates for onboard anti carjacking weapons, but it would make sense.
     
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    I gotcha. I misread thinking it was the anti-theft police unit.
     
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