Let's have fun shall we:
Does anyone remember the first "Death Wish?" The premise is that a middle-aged man had his wife and daughter attacked by street thugs in their own apartment. Tormented, he gets his hands on a gun and turns vigilante. Using himself as bait, he wanders alone in the bad parts of town. When a thug comes up to rob him...BAM! He takes his revenge. I read the book long before I saw the movie. I thought it was a brilliant plot!
Actually, all his "Murders" were really self defense. That is if you forget that he was out hunting them. Still, this is America, you ought to be able to walk wherever you want.
Let's say you wanted to turn vigilante yourself, but you didn't want to get caught. Would you do it like Charles Bronsen, or would you use different tactics?
Here's what I think:
Question: How would you attract the criminals to you?
Answer: I think the "Helpless old man," ploy would work best. Poor old guy, hobbling along on his cane, his pockets are stuffed with fresh cash from his retirement check... Old shabby clothes, grey wig... the perfect disguise.
Question: What weapons would you use?
Answer: In real life, guns are noisy, people are going to hear, people are going to notice you run off. Sure, you need to HAVE a gun, but it's better if you don't use it. I would suggest a quiet, accurate little .22 for a back-up, but for real vengence, how about you spray them with mace, or pepper spray and then wade in with a hammer? Quiet, effective, satisfying, and private. Don't let them yell too much.
I really need to explore the Taser. That might work better.
Question: How would you get away?
Answer: I think a bicycle. It's quiet and invisible. Plus, it's easy to get rid of if you have to.
Have your vehicle stashed a couple of miles away, somewhere secluded and quiet... It's best to park near water. Everytime you make a "Strike," you'll have to take off all you clothes and bag them before you get in your car. It would be great to have somewhere to bathe. it's also nice to have a clean plase to dispose of evidence. Remember to keep your extra clothes outside the car. And don't forget those shoes and fingernails. Get rid of everything right away, before you get in the car.
Hiding in some bushes with a bow and arrow is effective, but you may have to feather a few innocent citizens before you bag a felon.
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Over the top. The last show I watched that delt with this theme was about outerspace creatures that ultimately got sentenced to prison cause thats where the highest concentration of 'bad guys' was.
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Speaking of vigilantes. haters-gonna-hate-gay-batman.jpg I'd do it like that guy. That way they can't capture your identity on video camera and you can make a perfectly silent escape on roller blades at high speed while remaining utterly terrifying. Try it and make sure to post pics.
If you don't want to get caught, don't get that close. Look at how long it took to nab Malvo and Muhammad. Imagine if they only prowled the tougher parts of town and not middleclass neighborhoods, picking out their targets by use of planted microphones, camera surveillance and/or interviews with locals posing as reporters, college students conducting neighborhood research, or somesuch.
The whole business is far too sticky, how do you determine who gets it and who doesn't? There are plenty of folks that have it coming more than some street level dirt bag. For starters how about the upper management responsible for the disaster at Union Carbide in Bhopal?
Wait a minute, I promised myself I wouldn't respond to this!
Umm, how many opponents of Charlie Bronson had a gun with them in that movie? You think real BGs today don't carry better and more firepower than you?
You think you're going to clean up the streets of your hometown? You know that movies aren't real, don't you?
^What they all said...
Originally Posted by Bastid
-Convincing knuckleheads that the real key tool lies between the ears in creativity, application of common sense, adaptation and thinking out of the box might just be a losing battle.
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about all I have to say is, somebody must have an interest in this. movies and books have been written about vigilante...ism. Wasn't batman a vigilante?
If you're gonna do it, you might as well do it right:
If you wanted to be a vigilante, and not against anyone in particular, hanging out in bad parts of town and alleys, while looking like a total wuss in order to attract criminals might be a good tactic.
Not to say this is a good idea, (because it ain't), but it's about the only way a vigilante wannabe could go about finding actual criminals.
Or, just watch the South Park episode "The Coon"...that will give you all the vigilante tactics and internal dialogue you need.
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