Video Detroiters Are Waging Paintball Wars As A Way To Stop Gang Violence (HBO)
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|Description||:||Police in several cities across the U.S. are trying to put a stop to the groups of men waging paintball battles as a part of #PaintballsUpGunsDown — an anti-gun violence campaign police are calling misguided. |
Detroit Police Chief James Craig said the #PaintballsUpGunsDown movement has gotten out of control and could backfire if officers mistake a paintball gun for a real firearm.
The grassroots movement first gained traction on social media in early April as a proposed way to resolve conflicts with paint instead of bullets. Since then, participants from Atlanta to Detroit have engaged in full blown paintball wars on city streets, with as many as 50 shooters taking aim at each other at once, hitting innocent bystanders and marking up cars and homes.
Over the last week, police in Detroit started making arrests for destruction of property. Paintballers say they're being targeted for being young and black and that cleaning up paint is a lot better than picking up dead bodies.
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Nigga iss better than killin eachother
Tru 2:10 2:25 paintball guns up guns down
You have to wear maskes when paintballing. It can damage the eyes.
4:53 tf is that in the back?
This is a good idea
So you can train cops to smell weed and other narcotics and smell the difference bewteen em but you cant teach em how to tell the difference between a paintbull gun and a real one. Pig logic
Shit is stupid, irresponsible, and hazardous. People with low IQs think this is a good way to stop violence, smh. It's a temporary phase. Trust me, if 2 guys have beef over money, or a girl, or other principles, I doubt someone is going to come back with paintball gun. Plus you can injure innocent bystanders and damage other people's property. Bad idea
It's not working very well