Cooperating with Criminals is a Strategy, Not a Guarantee

The gun-fearing crowd would have you believe that if you “just give them what they want” you will be safe. Gas station clerk shot after giving money to robber – Indianapolis, IN

They never seem to want to talk about rape in the context of “just give them what they want,” but that is a discussion for another time.

A spokesperson with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said a man entered the gas station and demanded money. The clerk gave the suspect money when asked, but the suspect still shot him.

“Unexpectedly” a violent criminal remained a violent criminal despite the actions of his victim.

Cooperating with Criminals is a strategy. One I find has numerous flaws, as shown by this example and others. Self-defense in the face of violence is also a strategy and not a guarantee. (“There are no guarantees in this life save for death and next winter’s snow.”) It is up to you decide what you can and will do in general, and in any particular instance.