“Just Give Them What They Want” Is Supposed to Prevent Injury

crime scene tapeBut it is not a guarantee of safety. Armed robbers wanted after shooting store clerk at Starr Shop in Houston.

Two miscreants broke into a store using concrete to smash a window. They attack the clerk in an effort to get cash.

Police say it’s clear that the employee wasn’t offering any resistance, but they are questioning why the suspect still decided to shoot him.

Because violent criminals don’t stop being violent criminals because of anything you are or are not doing.

“Just give them what they want,” or cooperation, is a strategy to deal with a violent encounter. I think it is a fairly poor strategy in the long run, though a lot of employers would rather see injured employees than armed employees.

The employee is expected to survive his injuries.

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