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.

Cooperating With Criminals Does NOT Guarantee Safety

“Just give them what they want.” We are told by the Left, this will keep us safe from criminals. (Never much talk about rape, when they mention this.) But it is a lie. Midwest City store clerk killed during armed robbery. Cooperation is a strategy for dealing with a violent encounter. It is not a guarantee.

[Police Chief Brandon] Clabes says a man walked into the store and made a small purchase, then waited until a customer outside finished pumping gas and left before pulling a handgun and demanding money.

Clabes says Tahir opened the cash drawer and the man took the money, then shot a video surveillance monitor, then shot Tahir before leaving the store and walking south.

Violent criminals remain violent criminals no matter what you do. A gun may not have saved this individual (there are no guarantees in this life aside from death and next winter’s snows), but cooperation came up short.

The Left Says Cooperation with Criminals Is the Way to Be Safe

These guys didn’t get that memo. Clerk shot in leg during Fayetteville gas station robbery :: WRAL.com

They pointed guns at the clerk and got an unspecified amount of cash. (And a sword that was near the register.) The clerk did what they asked. But that didn’t guarantee safety.

As the suspects were fleeing the store, one of the men fired a shot that grazed the clerk in the leg. The clerk was not seriously injured, police said.

We are supposed to give criminals what they want to be safe. (They are not talking about rape when they say this, are they?) But the truth is that is a strategy for dealing with crime. Not a particularly good strategy if you ask me. (If you give a mouse a cookie, he’s gonna want a glass of milk.)

The truth is no strategy is perfect, but some are certainly better than others. Cooperating with criminals just encourages criminal behavior. And violent criminals don’t stop being violent criminals because you are doing what they want.