April 19, 2021

He Gave Them the Money. They Shot Him Anyway

Violent criminals do not stop being violent criminals because of anything you are or are not doing. Suspect indicted in Kenner store clerk's murder; alleged accomplice extradited from Memphis

The Left loves to go on about how you should "Just give them what they want, and they will leave you alone." The Left never wants to talk about rape in that context, but that's another conversation. There is just one problem with the "cooperate and you will be safe" mantra; it isn't true.

Rodgers is seen on business surveillance cameras grabbing packs of cigarettes from behind the counter as Sylla knelt on the ground, authorities said.

Loggins then pistol-whipped Sylla. He was about to walk away, but he turned and fired a shot that hit the still-kneeling Sylla on the right side of his torso, according to Kenner police.

Cooperation with criminals is a strategy for dealing with a violent confrontation, not the guarantee of safety the gun-hating-Left would like it to be.

Of course being armed in your own defense is also not a guarantee.

Nothing in this world is absolutely certain but death and next winter’s snow
   — Marion Zimmer-Bradley. The Saga of the Renunciates (Darkover Saga)

Still, some strategies are better than others, and I think relying on the kindness of violent criminals is a poor strategy.

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