Saturday, March 10, 2012

Wasn't Cooperation Supposed to Ensure Safety?

I guess this guy didn't get that memo. Family of slain store clerk: 'We're all just in shock' - Chicago Tribune
On Sunday afternoon, Simpson-Beaver was working behind the counter at the Lucky Food Mart when a gunman wearing a white "Jason or hockey mask" burst in and demanded money. After grabbing two drawers of cash, the robber turned at the front door and shot her in the chest, police said. He then walked back and shot her in the head.
After he got the money - you know the "just give them what they want part" - he decided what he really wanted was no witness to testify.

Doing whatever a criminal wants is a strategy. It never comes up with the subject of rapists and pedophiles, but it is still a strategy that pizza restaurants, insurance companies and the occasional police chief are in favor of. The only problem is, it doesn't always work. This guy had what he came for - 2 drawers of cash. But that isn't the only thing he wanted.

A gun may not have saved this woman. But cooperating with the bad guys didn't save her.

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