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Are cops in Rio being too harsh on Ryan Lochte and his fellow swimmers?

Rio police are alleging Ryan Lochte and fellow swimmers filed a false police report to cover up a fight at a gas station bathroom. A judge ordered Rio police to confiscate the swimmers' passports and they've been detained for questioning. Are the Rio police being too harsh? Or is this what you get for being a lying douche?

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Ryan Lochte and his fellow swimmers were being selfish and took advantage of the fact that Rio is indeed plagued with crime.
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The Olympics are a big deal, and as an Olympic athlete, you represent your country. You probably shouldn't be getting into fights at a gas station bathroom and filing false police reports. Filing false police reports is also against the law in the United States.
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Filing a police report in Brazil is punishable by six months in jail. Lochte and the other swimmers not only wasted police resources to cover up their partying, but also perpetuated xenophobic stereotypes.
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That said, there are a lot of reasons to doubt the Rio police, and why they're doing what they're doing. The athletes may have lied, but did they really harm anyone?
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Some have suggested the Rio authorities are particularly enraged that the swimmers would portray their city and their country in such a negative light on an international stage, and are going after them as harshly as possible as a result.
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It's not like Rio has bigger issues to tackle. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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