Thursday, August 16, 2007

I Guess These Guys Don't Know They Aren't Suppose to Shoot if You Cooperate

Lancaster Online.com: News : $10,000 reward in Hess clerk shooting So once again we have a story of a store clerk cooperating with robbers only to be shot anyway.
Two bandits came into the Hess store Sunday and demanded money from the clerk, investigators said. The clerk obeyed, but one of the men still opened fire, police said.
They shot a 70-year-old man in the leg with a rifle. Why? Because they are violent scum that's why. Violent criminals do not become nonviolent saints just because you cooperate.

The Left (and the police) love to say that if you cooperate with violent criminals you are less likely to be injured, but they show no statistics to back that up, and ignore the statistics that point to exactly the opposite conclusion.

These urban goblins shot this man for no reason than they wanted to. Did they think a 70-year-old man was going to run after them? They did shoot him in the leg. They wore masks during the robbery so he couldn't identify them. Why shoot him?

Sometimes cooperation with criminals is the smart thing to do. Sometimes not. But the Left (and the cops) usually make it sound like it is the best way to go. It isn't.
New information reveals the old assumptions were found to be largely attributable to confusion concerning the sequence of self protective actions and injury. In crimes where both occurred, injury followed self protection in only 10 percent of the incidents. Combined with the fact that injuries following resistance are almost always relatively minor, victim resistance appears to be generally a wise course of action.
There are no guarantees in this life, and cooperating with violent criminals offers no guarantee of safety, and in fact, has a poorer statistical showing regarding injury.

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