I like big arguments!
Mr. T said:
Shooting someone doesn't stop them. In fact, they will get a huge dose of adrenaline for a few moments, and have plenty of time to stab you back (I assume they are threatening you with a weapon?!)
But Mista T, L0L, that's why you don't just shoot ONCE and with a PUNY pistol, but instead you shoot multiple times with a 12 ga. shotgun at the limbs of your attacker, to sever tham and leave him unable to move or use weapons, while finishing him off with pumping his torso full of hot, mangly, magnum buckshot like t3h m4tr1x !!!11!!!
Actually, Maes, by and large, most petty thieves do indeed come from there, even many that aren't aware of their own situation.
In Argentina you've had you own share of a shitty global situation, which manifested itself in a certain manner. But in other places, where there are large endemic Gypsy populations or turnover from neighboring countries, as well as "imported criminality", so the "ecosystem" of criminality tends to be different and follow different patterns.
As a guideline, Gypsies = "petty theft", metal hunting and grey marketing. Russians = prostitution, protection rackets, etc. Albanians = violent, heavily armed crime etc. Non-gypsy Greek criminals tend to "rank high" in this scale, being either pimps, racketeers or heavily armed robbers, while petty theft is usually the "privilege" of Gypsies with Greek citizenship (though they recently got unwanted competition from "imported" gypsies and afro-asian immigrants, and clashes between those two groups competing for the same lebensraum are not unheard of).
Last edited by Maes on 12-17-12 at 09:07