Monday, February 06, 2012

Isn't Cooperation Supposed to Ensure Safety

I suppose you could file this under stupid criminals, but it is just tragic. Gas station clerk shot and injured during attempted robbery

Police chiefs, pizza companies, and anti-gunners routinely tell us that if we just give criminals what they want, we will be safe. (We should take a moment to consider rapists and child abusers and others who just want to do harm before we adopt that policy.) But even in the case of robbery - which is all the experts ever discuss - it doesn't always work out that way.
Police say two male suspects entered the store with their faces covered. One was armed with a handgun, and demanded cash.

While the clerk was complying with the request, she was shot.. The bullet passed through her arm and into her abdomen.
So she was doing what they asked, and she got shot anyway. No news has been released about her condition. But it doesn't sound good.

So if you want to adopt a policy of acting like a sheep, that is fine. Just don't pretend it is anything other than it is. A strategy, and a fairly poor strategy from my point of view.

The idiot criminals didn't get any money for their trouble. One can only hope they left something at the scene that will tie them to the crime.

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