Saturday, October 17, 2009

Maybe The Olympic Committee Wants A Do Over

Maybe Chicago wasn't such a bad choice for the Olympics.
Drug traffickers shot down a police helicopter and killed two officers in a burst of drug-based violence just two weeks after the city won the 2016 Olympic games. Three suspected drug traffickers were also killed.

Bullets flying from the Morro dos Macacos ("Monkey Hill" in Portuguese) slum in northern Rio de Janeiro hit the police helicopter pilot in the leg as he hovered above a clash between rival drug factions, causing him to lose control and crash.

I hope this doesn't inspire the gang bangers in Chicago to aim higher, no pun intended. It is a long time before athletes from around the world start getting ready for these games but if this sort of thing keeps up they might want to think twice about participating.

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