Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Cooperate and Still Die

7-Eleven clerk had been robbed before -
Singh called 911 about 1:10 a.m. to report the shooting. He told police a man entered the store, walked up to the counter and demanded money. Singh handed the gunman money in a bag and the gunman shot him in the abdomen.

Singh later died in surgery at a hospital.

Police said they don’t know why the gunman shot Singh since Singh fully cooperated with his demands.
Police don't understand that acting like a sheep doesn't make violent criminals stop being violent.

There are those who say, "Just give a criminal what he wants, and you will be safe." Of course cooperation is a strategy, not a guarantee. Defending yourself with a firearm is another strategy. It is also not a guarantee. There are no guarantees in this life. A plan for your personal safety will not ensure your personal safety whether that plan is wearing seat-belts while driving in your car, or cooperating with criminals.

This is the story of a tragedy, and I don't mean to make light of it. But when I see police - or others - willfully disregarding the fact that violent criminals are perfectly capable of trying to eliminate witnesses to their crimes, I am frankly flabbergasted. Violent criminals remain violent no matter what you do.

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