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3rd Aug '17 9:08:29 PM BURGINABC
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A variation is for police to make it ''look'' like the perp is cooperating with them so that they'll be targeted anyway, and their only hope is to take their chances with the police.

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A common variation is for has police to threaten to make it ''look'' like the perp is cooperating with them so that they'll be targeted anyway, and their only hope is to take their chances with the police. police.
7th Apr '17 2:54:00 AM Baeraad555
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* Zigzagged on ''Series/{{Daredevil}}''. Daredevil ''does'' manage to force a low-level crook to tell him who he's working for - but the crook is so terrified of what [[ComicBook/TheKingpin his boss]] is going to do to him now that he's ratted him out that he immediately commits suicide.
31st Mar '17 5:12:40 PM Gamermaster
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* During the Stardust Crusaders arc of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', the heroes have very little information on the BigBad's Stand because his underling fear him more than death itself. The most obvious example is Daniel J. D'Arby, who has a mental breakdown after being cornered to spill this information.

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* During the Stardust Crusaders arc of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', the heroes have very little information on the BigBad's Stand because his underling fear him more than death itself. The most obvious example is Daniel J. D'Arby, who has a mental breakdown after being cornered to spill this information.
23rd Sep '16 5:43:19 AM KillerClowns
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* ''VideoGame/ShadowrunReturns: Hong Kong'': Going into your team's composition would mean too many spoilers, but they're the kind of outfit that takes on armies and topples nations. However, none of them will raise an untoward eyebrow towards Kindly Cheng, Yellow Lotus 432 (Straw Sandal, middle manager) completely normal, non-cybered, non-mage human and your Fixer.

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* ''VideoGame/ShadowrunReturns: Hong Kong'': Going into your team's composition would mean too many spoilers, but they're the kind of outfit that takes on armies and topples nations. However, none of them will raise an untoward eyebrow towards Kindly Cheng, Yellow Lotus 432 (Straw Sandal, middle manager) completely normal, non-cybered, non-mage human and your Fixer.
Fixer. Even a pair of {{Token Evil Teammate}}s who regard [[spoiler:[[EldritchAbomination Qian Ya]], The Queen of a Thousand Teeth]] as only just making WorthyOpponent status are careful around Kindly Cheng.
30th Jul '16 10:45:54 PM thatother1dude
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* During the Stardust Crusaders arc of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', this is the main reason why the heroes have so little information on the BigBad's Stand. The most obvious example is Daniel J. D'Arby, who has a mental breakdown after being cornered to spill this information.

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* During the Stardust Crusaders arc of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', this is the main reason why the heroes have so very little information on the BigBad's Stand.Stand because his underling fear him more than death itself. The most obvious example is Daniel J. D'Arby, who has a mental breakdown after being cornered to spill this information.
14th Jun '16 3:31:30 PM Divra
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* ''VideoGame/ShadowrunReturns: Hong Kong'': Going into your team's composition would mean too many spoilers, but they're the kind of outfit that takes on armies and topples nations. However, none of them will raise an untoward eyebrow towards Kindly Cheng, Yellow Lotus 432 (Straw Sandal, middle manager) completely normal, non-cybered, non-mage human and your Fixer.
18th May '16 12:21:42 AM RavenWilder
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* On ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', Laurel actually manages to [[InvertedTrope flip this trope around]]. An arrested gangster initially refuses to give the cops any information on his boss for exactly this reason, so Laurel threatens to charge him with the murder of another gangster who worked for a ''different'' mob boss. The charge will never hold up in court, but it doesn't have to: the prison he's being sent to is filled with members of the murdered gangster's gang; they'll kill him long before his case gets to trial. He's soon telling Laurel everything she wants to know.
3rd May '16 1:08:19 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* A recurring problem in Mexico's current Drug War: ordinary citizens are reluctant to cooperate with the police and army for fear of retaliation by gang members.

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* A recurring problem in Mexico's current Drug War: ordinary citizens are reluctant to cooperate with the police and army for fear of retaliation by gang members.
3rd May '16 1:02:59 PM ChaoticNovelist
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Naturally, this can also apply to the general public, although in this case it may be a more general fear and unwillingness to get involved that is the motivation. Tends to be particularly common in poor countries where the [[PoliceAreUseless criminals may have more control than the government]]. Things aren't helped either if the police are known for being [[CorruptCop corrupt]], [[PoliceBrutality brutal]], [[BadCopIncompetentCop incompetent]], or all three.

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Naturally, this can also apply to the general public, although in this case it may be a more general fear and unwillingness to get involved that is the motivation. Tends to be particularly common in poor countries where the [[PoliceAreUseless criminals may have more control than the government]]. Things aren't helped either if the police are known for being [[CorruptCop corrupt]], [[PoliceBrutality brutal]], [[BadCopIncompetentCop incompetent]], or all three.\n
16th Mar '16 2:21:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* On ''Series/{{Justified}}'', a [[DirtyCop corrupt FBI agent]] working for mob boss Nicky Augustine chooses to kill himself rather than be arrested because he believes that merely being arrested will cause Nicky to have the agent's family killed. Nicky later threatens Raylan's family in order to get Raylan to give up a federal witness. Raylan believes him and knows that if he arrests Nicky, Nicky will make good on the threat. Instead, Raylan [[spoilergets a rival mob boss to kill Nicky]].

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* On ''Series/{{Justified}}'', a [[DirtyCop corrupt FBI agent]] working for mob boss Nicky Augustine chooses to kill himself rather than be arrested because he believes that merely being arrested will cause Nicky to have the agent's family killed. Nicky later threatens Raylan's family in order to get Raylan to give up a federal witness. Raylan believes him and knows that if he arrests Nicky, Nicky will make good on the threat. Instead, Raylan [[spoilergets [[spoiler:gets a rival mob boss to kill Nicky]].
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