Police shoot unarmed man dressed as the Joker at Batman-themed sex party in Earth's thunderdome, Aus

steve knight

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aah its so cute trying to be like the US

https://io9.gizmodo.com/police-shoot-unarmed-batman-cosplayers-at-australian-se-1796770866?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark
Australian police shot a man dressed as the Joker and a woman dressed as Harley Quinn late Saturday night after being called to the nightclub Inflation where a costumed sex party was taking place.

While the Harley Quinn cosplayer merely sustained a non-lethal flesh wound in her leg, her partner was rushed to the Royal Melbourne Hospital where he was initially in critical condition before eventually being stabilized. According to the police, they opened fire on the couple because the man dressed as the Joker allegedly brandished a gun at them. But security for the event said they verified the gun was not real, and witnesses who were attending the “Saints & Sinner Ball” claim the man was not holding it at the time of the shooting.


“Venue staff have stated that the male victim was not holding anything in his hand,” club owner Martha Tsamis said in a Facebook post. “Rather he was in a compromising position with his female partner, which is a normal activity with the nature of this event.”
 
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MadeTheSwitch

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I'm not sure what to be more disturbed by...the shooting or that people were having sex dressed as the joker and Harley Quinn! :D
 
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I'm not sure what to be more disturbed by...the shooting or that people were having sex dressed as the joker and Harley Quinn! :D
I'm no expert on either comic-book supervillains, or the societal mores of Melbourne: But it is not just acceptable - it's pretty much expected that Harley Quinn and the Joker will be banging at any Batman-themed sex party you go to.
 

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First off, sounds like a cool party. Second, it seems there is a dispute over whether or not he was holding a "fake" gun at the time and if he pointed it at police. However, the headline states as a fact that he was unarmed. So are you saying he was unarmed because the gun was fake or are you saying there was no gun at all?
 
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