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June 13, 2007

Police advice on attacks

My, how times change. It was the police who once advised victims, not just women, to cooperate with criminals because to resist might lead to heightened violence. That advice was poor then, and nothing has changed today (6/9, A-4, “In an attack, it’s best to fight”).
Criminals used to be able to count on the cooperation of victims because the victims were likely to follow police advice.
Victims then and today have a duty to resist criminal attack whenever a reasonable opportunity presents itself to do so.
Following the advice of the police in the past resulted in further injury to victims, and some even died as a result. The change in police advice is welcome but very late.
The only reason I can offer for the past police advice not to resist criminals is politics. It is a sad truth that politics often shades the advice and activities of the police.
Michael Lee Kobe
Kansas City, Kan.

Comments

T. Hanson

The fact is that we were told during a hijack situation on a plane we need to do what the teriorist want, because then it will be over shortly. After 9/11 this has changed, and I am sure if a teriorist tries to take another plane he will face quite an angry mob.
Now on the point of the letter. Yea I would say that when police told you to do what the guy with a gun says, but that was more in referance to being robbed. If you are being kidnapped I never heard of "just go with him". You need to scream, fight, bite, hit all the car alarms you can. The biggest fear for that guy is attention. Too bad at 7:30 on Saturday night in a crowded Target parking lot Ms. Smith did not have that chance.

T. Hanson

The fact is that we were told during a hijack situation on a plane we need to do what the teriorist want, because then it will be over shortly. After 9/11 this has changed, and I am sure if a teriorist tries to take another plane he will face quite an angry mob.
Now on the point of the letter. Yea I would say that when police told you to do what the guy with a gun says, but that was more in referance to being robbed. If you are being kidnapped I never heard of "just go with him". You need to scream, fight, bite, hit all the car alarms you can. The biggest fear for that guy is attention. Too bad at 7:30 on Saturday night in a crowded Target parking lot Ms. Smith did not have that chance.

NoMoreMrNiceGuy

The 2nd Amendment is awfully important and makes good sense. You see, a dead criminal, well......doesn;t take up taxpayer money, doesn't get a second chance and the victim more often than not does not become a victim.

 
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