Cooperation Is Still Not Ensuring Safety

Violent criminals don’t stop being violent because they get what they want. Man accused of killing clerk, injuring another during shooting rampage | WSB-TV

The gun-hating part of the Left is always telling me that if I just give the bad guys what they want, I will be OK. Always in relation to robbery. (Ask them about rape and they either shut up or insult you.)

So this guy shoots and kills one clerk at a gas station.

Minutes later, Nicholson walked into Elm Street Food and Beverage on North Elm Street, took money and then shot that clerk, according to investigators. The clerk was rushed to Floyd Medical Center and is listed in critical condition

Say it again. He got the money. He got what he wanted. Then he shot the clerk in cold blood.

Now I would not be surprised to discover that the companies that owned these 2 businesses didn’t want their employees armed, though that is becoming less true in all-night convenience stores and gas stations. Of course being armed is not a guarantee of safety, but neither is giving the bad guys what they want.

At least the cops have arrested the guy they believe to be responsible.


He Cooperated, But the Bad-guy Tried to Shoot Him Anyway

We are told, “Just give them what they want, and you will be OK.” I guess this guy didn’t get that message. West Side AutoZone manager shot during robbery, gunman at large

So the bad-guy shoots the store manager and drags the clerk to the back to empty the safe.

According to police, the clerk emptied out the safe and when the robber aimed the gun at the clerk and attempted to fire, the gun jammed.

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

The manager was taken to a local hospital, and is in critical condition. This clerk must have a guardian angel.

Corporations often have policies disarming their employees. (Pizza restaurants – national chains anyway – are particularly bad on this score.) This is even though the corporate big-wigs dictating these policies will almost certainly never be held up in one of their stores.

Cooperation is billed as the only way to deal with violent criminals, and it is white-washed as some kind of guarantee. It is a strategy, not a guarantee. It is a pretty poor strategy.

Now having a gun for self-defense may not have saved the manager of that store. Being armed for self-defense is also not a guarantee of safety. “There are no guarantees in this life save for death and next winter’s snow.” But you should not be lulled into the idea that cooperating with the bad guy will ensure any particular outcome.

He Cooperated. He Got Shot Anyway

The Left loves to say, “Just give them what they want, and everything will be OK.” Of course it isn’t true. Tulsa Store Clerk Shot In Leg During Robbery

And the Left never likes to bring up the subject of rape when they are giving that advice. But that is a story for another time.

Police say the man walked into the store and pointed a gun at the clerk, demanding cash from the store’s clerk.

After getting the cash, the man shot that clerk in the leg.

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

Even the cops are not clear on this. Though mostly they don’t like the “little people” – that’s you and me – stealing their thunder.

“That is the advice we give victims, just comply. And then when they do comply, someone is callous enough to inflict injury,” said Tulsa Police Captain Mike Williams.

The fact that the advice is so flawed, doesn’t stop them from giving it. (And the cops have not caught the guy with the gun.)

Being armed may not have saved this clerk from getting shot. (He is expected to be OK.) Cooperation is not the iron clad guarantee that some, including cops and corporate officers, who will almost certainly never face a robber in one of their stores, or delivering one of the pizzas, or whatever, would have you believe. (“There are no guarantees in this life save for death and next winter’s snow.”) Cooperation is a strategy. And a fairly poor strategy at that.

Despite Cooperation Gas Station Clerk Shot 5 Times

Just give them what they want. That’s the advice given by the gun-hating/self-defense hating Left. VIDEO: Gas station clerk shot 5 times during robbery

“This time he took the money and then still shot the guy. The guy didn’t deny him or anything, he was like ‘here man take whatever you want,’ but he still shot the guy… he is just taking his time. He is just walking around just like he is not scared of anything,” said Mike Singh, the manager.

Violent criminals don’t stop being violent criminals because of something you are doing, or not doing.

The clerk who got shot is expected to survive. The manager is looking at bullet-proof glass for the station.

Cooperation with criminals is a strategy for getting out of a bad situation unharmed. It is not a guarantee. Obviously. I don’t think it is a very good strategy. Bullet resistant glass is an interesting idea, but of course it can be defeated by the right ammo. No mention is made of armed self-defense.

He Cooperated, They Tied Him Up, and When He Was NO Threat, They Shot Him

This is an update to a story from a couple of days ago. Tuscaloosa gas station clerk wants robbery suspects caught

A gas station got robbed, and the clerk got shot.

Sunday night, two men wearing black outfits and masks went inside the Chevron gas station on Highway 69 south and robbed the clerk, tied him up, then shot him in the stomach.

As I said before, violent criminals do not stop being violent criminals because of anything you are doing or not doing. This guy was cooperating – the secret key to safety according to the haters-of-self-defense. They tied him up, and when he was absolutely no threat to them, that’s when they shot him.

So I guess cooperating with the bad guys isn’t really the key to safety after all.

The Gun-hating Left Loves to Say Cooperation is the Key to Safety

Just give the bad guys what they want and they won’t hurt you. Seems these guys didn’t get that message. Tuscaloosa store clerk shot during Christmas Eve holdup; 2 gunmen sought

[The clerk] said he was trying to comply with their demands when one of the suspects shot him.

Violent criminals do not stop being violent criminals because of anything you are doing, or not doing.

Cooperation is a strategy. One that failed in this instant.

There are no guarantees in this life, but I think a better strategy than acting like a doormat might yield better results.

They Cooperated, Gave Them Everything They Asked For. Then One Was Shot and Killed.

Violent criminals don’t stop being violent criminals based on anything you can do or not do. Indian American Sikh store clerk shot dead during armed robbery in Mississippi

In case of Sandeep Singh, three masked attackers took money and cell phone from him and two other friends who were standing outside their house. As the assaulters ran from the scene one of them fired a bullet that hit Singh on his stomach, knocking him unconscious.

Singh died at University of Mississippi Medical Center, on Monday.

Cooperation with criminals is a strategy for dealing with violent crime. Depending on the circumstances it may be all you can do. But it is a strategy, not a guarantee.

Of course being prepared (i.e. armed) to defend yourself is also a strategy. It is also not a guarantee. Personally I think it is a better strategy than cooperation; even if you have to begin an encounter with cooperation you have other options.

The violent criminals are still out there, and it looks like they might be responsible for a series of crimes.

“It appears they are intent, don’t mind hurting people, don’t mind shooting people,” said Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance to MS News Now. “So we got to put a stop to this right away. We very rarely see a group of crimes like this committed in such a short period of time.”