Circle K Doesn’t Want Employees to Defend Themselves – Suspends Them If They Do

I know which convenience store chain I won’t be visiting in the near future. Circle K suspends clerk after she shoots robber | Albuquerque Journal

I guess they would prefer that their employees are shot rather than defend themselves.

Circle K clerk Jennifer Wertz who shot an armed robber Monday afternoon told KOAT-TV that management has suspended her for two weeks following the incident.

She said robberies happen all the time and yet workers are told they can’t defend themselves.

I suppose they would rather rely on cooperation with criminals to keep people safe. Not that it works all that well.

The story from Monday can be found at this link.

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Cooperation Does Not Guarantee Safety

A guy working a job is killed by two miscreants even after he handed over the cash. Person Of Interest In Custody After The Kill | WBAL Radio 1090 AM

[54-year-old Deric Ford, Sr.] complied with the robbers’ demands, giving the men all the money from the cash register, but they shot him in the head before leaving the store, detectives said.

“Just give them what they want” is a strategy promoted by the Left. It is not a guarantee. As you can probably guess, I don’t think it is a particularly good strategy.

Cooperation with criminals supposes that violent criminals will stop being violent criminals because of something are doing or not doing. That isn’t how it works. You can’t stop them from being violent, anti-social persons. You don’t have that kind of control.

A gun may not have saved this man. There are no guarantees in this life except death and next winter’s snow. But just doing whatever they asked didn’t make him safe either. Unfortunately most people – even if they are inclined to defend themselves – are disarmed by corporate policy while at work. (I don’t know it that was the case here or not.)

I Thought That Cooperation Was the Key to Safety

Violent criminals don’t stop being violent criminals because you are cowering in fear. Police: Store clerk shot after giving cash to robber in NE Houston | abc13.com

The suspect demanded money, and when he was given the cash, he opened fire on the clerk.

Giving bad guys “what they want” is not a guarantee of safety; it is a strategy for dealing with violent criminals. A strategy that sadly has a lot of flaws.

A gun in the hands of this clerk or in the hands of one of the customers in the store may not have changed the outcome. There are no guarantees in this life.

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 – TheIndyChannel.com 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.

Cooperation With Criminals is a Strategy, Not a Guarantee

The folks who don’t like legal self-defense, usually say something like, “Just give them what the want, and you will be OK.” Of course that isn’t true. Friend testifies against teen accused of shooting, killing beloved store clerk | KFOR.com

Surveillance footage captures a man walking into the store with a handgun. Even after Tahir handed over $200 in cash, police say the man shot Tahir in the back.

Violent criminals don’t stop being violent just because you are singing Kumbaya. (And they never – conveniently – talk about rapists when they say things like “give them what they want.”)

There are no guarantees in the life, save for death, and next winter’s snow. But reacting to violence with meekness is not a very good idea, as far as I am concerned.

If you give a mouse a cookie, he’s gonna want a glass of milk.

I Thought “Giving Them What They Want” Was the Way to Stay Safe from Criminals

This guy didn’t get that memo, because he got what he wanted. It didn’t help. Family calls for Chesterfield motel clerk killer to come forward | WTVR.com

Colyer was killed after a gunman entered the business, displayed a handgun, and demanded money, police said.

He got the money, but then shot Colyer even though motel manager Jay Patel said surveillance video inside the office showed Colyer never put up a fight.

Cooperating with criminals is a strategy for staying safe. I think there are better strategies, but no strategies, but no strategy is perfect. I prefer self-defense, because I believe it is a better strategy.

A gun may not have saved this man – who was working and trying to provide for his wife and child – but the Left’s party line of cooperation did not work. Violent criminals do not stop being violent because you are acting meek.

I thought cooperating with criminals was the way to stay safe

I guess this guy didn’t get that memo. Convenience store clerk shot during South Side robbery | KABB

One of the robbers stood at the door and told other customers inside the store to get out.

After getting some cash from the clerk, the second thief shot the clerk in the side.

Cooperating with criminals is not a guarantee of safety, it is a strategy for dealing with a violent confrontation. To my mind, it is not a very effective strategy. Violent criminals do not stop being violent based on any action you take or do not take. They remain violent criminals.

Better strategies are available.