01 July 2022

Expecting The System™ to Protect You Not a Wise Course of Action.

The cops called this a classic case of domestic violence. Legal Analyst: 'Our criminal justice system should've protected her' after the murder of a local mom

But also, you can't help someone who doesn't want it. She requested a court order of protection (a restraining order) but then she dropped it. Why? We will never know.

As for counting on the system?

"We certainly do not expect a protective order to protect her from a person like this. He had been arrested at least 25 times. On probation at the time he executed her. There were multiple opportunities for him to be incarcerated or receive help. Or serve significant time to stay out of her life," said Rodrigue.

Brown is also accused of shooting a cop in Tennessee while getting away.

Even if you get an order of protection, the police are under no obligation to protect you.

If you think you need an order of protection, then you also need a plan for your personal safety. I like firearms for personal defense, but they are not for everyone.

Now having a firearm may not have saved this woman; there are no guarantees in this life.

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

But it has been shown time and again that relying on The System™ for your protection is not going to work out for you.

This is certainly a tragedy, that could have been avoided if the guy who killed her could have dealt with the statement, "It's over!" But he couldn't.

The linked article above was written before the guy in question was arrested. CAPTURED: Suspect accused of New Orleans execution, Tennessee officer shooting.

Early Wednesday morning, the man accused of murdering a woman in downtown New Orleans was arrested. The suspect is also believed to be the perpetrator in the shooting of a police officer during a traffic stop in Tennessee.

They aren't clear on whether he will face justice in Tennessee first, and then be extradited to Louisiana. Either way there is no statute of limitations for murder in most states.

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