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Old April 10th, 2012, 12:00 PM #18
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Originally Posted by mpdc4511 View Post
Gentlemen while I agree the defeatist attitude given off by the police here isn't one your willing to accept but I think your missing the point.

So I just reached into my wallet and I have 39 bucks (I never carry cash either). Is your life worth your 39 bucks, a pizza, and some delivery money that isn't even yours?

I know it's fun to play make believe, "oh I'd get the drop on that thug and kill him dead before he knew what hit him" but, and hate to be the bad news giver, chances are you wouldn't. In 99% of robberies the victim is unharmed (wanna know how I know? Ohhhhh maybe a year on a robbery suppression team). The criminals don't want to hurt you they want your stuff but if you spook a guy with a gun generally bad things happen........ask me how I know?

I will concede that if more people were armed maybe they would think twice before robbing someone but to tough talk and chest puff chances are your going to lose. It may be a hi-point filled with blazer but I for sure don't want to be on the working end.

Just asking you to think before acting.
You're correct in that a life is not worth $39, a pizza and some spare change. However for many it's more of principle. At what point do we stop being victims? If you continually "just comply" it may not only take a toll on your funds, it could take a toll on your self esteem as well. Being a victim ican be a very demoralizing experience.

-Swift
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