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22nd Apr '18 9:20:42 PM Tsierra
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* This is standard operating procedure in Singaporean army camps, where two stops ''"Stop!"'' separated by a paused, then ''"Stop or I will shoot!"'' are being shouted to someone with hostile intent charging the camp guard.

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* This is standard operating procedure in [[UsefulNotes/SingaporeansWithStealthFrigates Singaporean army camps, camps]], where two stops ''"Stop!"'' separated by a paused, pause, then ''"Stop or I will shoot!"'' are being shouted to someone with hostile intent charging the camp guard.guard.
**It should be noted that even when the last warning goes unheeded, standard ROE still dictates that a warning shot be fired first, followed by going for the limbs first. Proper escalation of force is still in effect.
21st Apr '18 11:23:26 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in ''TheSilenceOfTheLambs''. Clarice ''not'' being able to do this is why she has to chase Buffalo Bill into his basement. When she pulls her gun on him he just flees the room and she can't shoot him.

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* Subverted in ''TheSilenceOfTheLambs''.''Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs''. Clarice ''not'' being able to do this is why she has to chase Buffalo Bill into his basement. When she pulls her gun on him he just flees the room and she can't shoot him.
26th Mar '18 6:10:30 PM Snet1939
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* ''Film/CloudAtlas'': "[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill Excessive force authorised.]]"
22nd Feb '18 7:38:51 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in one of the RogueWarrior novels. One of the characters is a former cop who yells for a man, later revealed to be a bodyguard, to surrender during a hostage rescue on a plane. Problem is, the rescue team are SEALS. They're not meant to shout "Freeze motherfucker or name your beneficiary," anyone waving a gun about during a firefight is fair game, and despite the officer's efforts, the innocent bodyguard was gunned down.

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* Subverted in one of the RogueWarrior Literature/RogueWarrior novels. One of the characters is a former cop who yells for a man, later revealed to be a bodyguard, to surrender during a hostage rescue on a plane. Problem is, the rescue team are SEALS. They're not meant to shout "Freeze motherfucker or name your beneficiary," anyone waving a gun about during a firefight is fair game, and despite the officer's efforts, the innocent bodyguard was gunned down.
11th Jan '18 3:20:37 PM kundoo
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* A Russian anecdote subverts this trope. "Stop, I'll shoot!" "Stopping!" "Shooting!"

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* A Russian anecdote joke subverts this trope. "Stop, I'll shoot!" "Stopping!" "Shooting!"
1st Jan '18 11:07:29 AM nombretomado
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* Justified in ''HarrisonBergeron'' in that it is said in an oppressive dystopia, and the speaker has an insane amount of power.

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* Justified in ''HarrisonBergeron'' ''Literature/HarrisonBergeron'' in that it is said in an oppressive dystopia, and the speaker has an insane amount of power.
27th Dec '17 8:47:03 PM Andyroid
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* WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse, of all characters, pulls this on WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck in the short ''WesternAnimation/SymphonyHour''!

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* WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse, of all characters, pulls this on WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck in the short ''WesternAnimation/SymphonyHour''!''WesternAnimation/SymphonyHour'', stopping him at gunpoint from bailing out on a concert performance gone awry.
10th Dec '17 7:36:44 PM Malady
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* MickeyMouse, of all characters, pulls this on DonaldDuck in the short ''SymphonyHour''!

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* MickeyMouse, WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse, of all characters, pulls this on DonaldDuck WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck in the short ''SymphonyHour''!''WesternAnimation/SymphonyHour''!



-->'''Cops:''' Stop and we'll shoot!
-->'''Dilbert:''' Stop ''and'' we'll shoot? If you're going to shoot, why should we stop?

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-->'''Cops:''' Stop and we'll shoot!
-->'''Dilbert:'''
shoot!\\
'''Dilbert:'''
Stop ''and'' we'll shoot? If you're going to shoot, why should we stop?
2nd Nov '17 10:45:50 PM Actua11y
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* In the first issue of ''ComicBook/ShadeTheChangingMan'', the cops don't even finish the sentence when they see Roger (Kathy's black boyfriend who she brought to the Deep South to met her parents) wrestling with Trent (white serial killer who had just knifed Kathy's parents to death) on the lawn; they shoot Roger. They were both covered in the same blood during the struggle, though Trent was more blood-splattered for good reason. Trent lampshades the injustice by mockingly complaining about the discrimination shown against ''[[ItsAllAboutMe himself]]''.

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* In the first issue of ''ComicBook/ShadeTheChangingMan'', the cops don't even finish the sentence when they see Roger (Kathy's black boyfriend who she brought to the Deep South to met her parents) wrestling with Trent (white serial killer who had just knifed Kathy's parents to death) on the lawn; they shoot Roger. They were both covered in the same blood during the struggle, though Trent was more blood-splattered for good reason. Trent lampshades {{Lampshades}} the injustice by mockingly complaining about the discrimination shown against ''[[ItsAllAboutMe himself]]''.



* The first ''Film/{{Blade}}'' film takes this to particular extremes. A group of police officers shout "Freeze!" at Blade and then open fire on him before he has even moved, and a later group continues shooting at him with barely any warning (even bringing out an automatic rifle) while he is carrying a civilian. It's ''just'' about possible that these were police who were in the pocket of vampires, or that they recognised Blade as a wanted and dangerous criminal, but it is still a stretch.
* ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan''. Cops are very aggressive in this film and open fire on Spider-Man twice onscreen. The first time he was doing nothing but ''talking'' to the cop, and the cop almost accidentally killed the man Spider-Man had webbed up. Apparently the police officer was assuming Spiderman's webslingers were deadly weapons, and so therefore he felt justified in brandishing a weapon

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* The first ''Film/{{Blade}}'' film takes this to particular extremes. A group of police officers shout "Freeze!" at Blade and then open fire on him before he has even moved, and a later group continues shooting at him with barely any warning (even bringing out an automatic rifle) while he is carrying a civilian. It's ''just'' about possible that these were police who were in the pocket of vampires, or that they recognised recognized Blade as a wanted and dangerous criminal, but it is still a stretch.
* ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan''. Cops are very aggressive in this film and open fire on Spider-Man twice onscreen. The first time he was doing nothing but ''talking'' to the cop, and the cop almost accidentally killed the man Spider-Man had webbed up. Apparently Apparently, the police officer was assuming Spiderman's webslingers were deadly weapons, and so therefore he felt justified in brandishing a weaponweapon.



* ''Film/TinkerTailorSoldierSpy''. British spy Jim Prideaux realises he's under surveillance and starts walking away. A Hungarian secret service agent races into the street, yelling for him to stop and firing a warning shot (which ends up in the head of an InnocentBystander). The other secret police agents start shouting at him to calm down, as the alley is already blocked off by the secret police, but the man puts a second bullet into Jim's back, much to the KGB's fury as they wanted him alive.
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Film/AdeleHasntHadHerDinnerYet''. Nick Carter, an American private eye investigating in Prague, but cooperating with a local police commissioner, uses this phrase twice when he's chasing a suspect. The suspect is at that point confirmed to be helping The Gardener, who is a mysterious criminal master mind, responsible for the disappearance Nick is investigating and they know they plan a murder. While going after him, he accidentally meets his LoveInterest who doesn't know he's a detective, and he tells her that he's playing a game of "Cops & Robbers" with a friend.

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* ''Film/TinkerTailorSoldierSpy''. British spy Jim Prideaux realises realizes he's under surveillance and starts walking away. A Hungarian secret service agent races into the street, yelling for him to stop and firing a warning shot (which ends up in the head of an InnocentBystander). The other secret police agents start shouting at him to calm down, as the alley is already blocked off by the secret police, but the man puts a second bullet into Jim's back, much to the KGB's fury as they wanted him alive.
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Film/AdeleHasntHadHerDinnerYet''. Nick Carter, an American private eye investigating in Prague, but cooperating with a local police commissioner, uses this phrase twice when he's chasing a suspect. The suspect is at that point confirmed to be helping The Gardener, who is a mysterious criminal master mind, mastermind, responsible for the disappearance Nick is investigating and they know they plan a murder. While going after him, he accidentally meets his LoveInterest who doesn't know he's a detective, and he tells her that he's playing a game of "Cops & Robbers" with a friend.



* In ''Fool Moon'', book two of Literature/TheDresdenFiles, Harry is shot at by FBI agents as he flees arrest. [[LampshadeHanging As they are shooting at him he explicitly thinks about how they are]] ''[[LampshadeHanging not]]'' [[LampshadeHanging supposed to be allowed to shoot him for fleeing]]. [[spoiler: [[JustifiedTrope It turns out the agents are actually the villains of the book, and have been planing for several chapters to kill him and frame him for their own crimes]].]]

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* In ''Fool Moon'', book two of Literature/TheDresdenFiles, Harry is shot at by FBI agents as he flees arrest. [[LampshadeHanging As they are shooting at him he explicitly thinks about how they are]] ''[[LampshadeHanging not]]'' [[LampshadeHanging supposed to be allowed to shoot him for fleeing]]. [[spoiler: [[JustifiedTrope [[spoiler:[[JustifiedTrope It turns out the agents are actually the villains of the book, and have been planing planning for several chapters to kill him and frame him for their own crimes]].]]



* ''Literature/The39Clues'' Isabel Kabra. [[spoiler: Only, it's more like, start obeying me again, son, or I'll shoot your sister. And she does, but in the foot and only as a warning.... And then she threatens to shoot practically everybody.]]
** Plus, she's not a cop- just a [[RichBitch mega-rich evil lady]] capable of probably bribing cops into not arresting her. [[spoiler: Except for in Book 10.]]
* Subverted in one of the RogueWarrior novels. One of the characters is a former cop who yells for a man, later revealed to be a bodyguard, to surrender during a hostage rescue on a plane. Problem is, the rescue team are SEALS. They're not meant to shout "Freeze motherfucker or name your beneficiary," anyone waving a gun about during a firefight is fair game, and despite the officer's efforts the innocent bodyguard was gunned down.

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* ''Literature/The39Clues'' Isabel Kabra. [[spoiler: Only, [[spoiler:Only, it's more like, start obeying me again, son, or I'll shoot your sister. And she does, but in the foot and only as a warning.... And then she threatens to shoot practically everybody.]]
** Plus, she's not a cop- just a [[RichBitch mega-rich evil lady]] capable of probably bribing cops into not arresting her. [[spoiler: Except [[spoiler:Except for in Book 10.]]
* Subverted in one of the RogueWarrior novels. One of the characters is a former cop who yells for a man, later revealed to be a bodyguard, to surrender during a hostage rescue on a plane. Problem is, the rescue team are SEALS. They're not meant to shout "Freeze motherfucker or name your beneficiary," anyone waving a gun about during a firefight is fair game, and despite the officer's efforts efforts, the innocent bodyguard was gunned down.



** An interesting aversion to this occurs in the more recent ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' games. When the player character gets a single wanted star, police officers will approach and attempt to subdue and arrest the player nonlethally, ''unless'' the character has drawn a firearm. At that point they open fire. Progressing to a second star, which generally involves inflicting significant property damage or killing civilians/police, will result in the police simply opening fire and keep on shooting until you're dead.

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** An interesting aversion to this occurs in the more recent ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' games. When the player character gets a single wanted star, police officers will approach and attempt to subdue and arrest the player nonlethally, ''unless'' the character has drawn a firearm. At that point point, they open fire. Progressing to a second star, which generally involves inflicting significant property damage or killing civilians/police, will result in the police simply opening fire and keep on shooting until you're dead.



* Played straight for ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto''. Alright, the way most people play, the cops would be perfectly justified in shooting at your character. Sometimes though, it's less justified, especially when you're comitting non-violent crimes, they'll still shoot.

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* Played straight for ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto''. Alright, the way most people play, the cops would be perfectly justified in shooting at your character. Sometimes though, it's less justified, especially when you're comitting committing non-violent crimes, they'll still shoot.



* This sort of behavior was the basis of the scandal involving Seattle police officer Ian Birk, who shot and killed a Native American woodcarver named John T. Williams he believed was brandishing a knife. However, the dashcam from his police car, while not showing the actual shooting, did demonstrate that there were mere seconds between Birk seeing Williams walking along the street and Williams being shot dead, making it unlikely Williams could even have had the opportunity to do anything threatening. The case was resolved by an internal review declaring the shooting unjustified, and Birk resigned from the force, however no charges were brought against him.

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* This sort of behavior was the basis of the scandal involving Seattle police officer Ian Birk, who shot and killed a Native American woodcarver named John T. Williams he believed was brandishing a knife. However, the dashcam from his police car, while not showing the actual shooting, did demonstrate that there were mere seconds between Birk seeing Williams walking along the street and Williams being shot dead, making it unlikely Williams could even have had the opportunity to do anything threatening. The case was resolved by an internal review declaring the shooting unjustified, and Birk resigned from the force, however however, no charges were brought against him.
1st Oct '17 8:56:51 AM nombretomado
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* ''The39Clues'' Isabel Kabra. [[spoiler: Only, it's more like, start obeying me again, son, or I'll shoot your sister. And she does, but in the foot and only as a warning.... And then she threatens to shoot practically everybody.]]

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* ''The39Clues'' ''Literature/The39Clues'' Isabel Kabra. [[spoiler: Only, it's more like, start obeying me again, son, or I'll shoot your sister. And she does, but in the foot and only as a warning.... And then she threatens to shoot practically everybody.]]
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