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Fighting Crime with a Vodka Bottle in Place of a Gun

Michael3116 Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 10:33 AM
I wouldn't be so quick on that one. Roy Bean had a tendency to hang people who's sole crime was trotting through his territory and looking like they might have some cash to pay an arbitrary fine. He was under the color of authority a highway man who used a force of "deputies" to round up people passing through his territory. Once in a while, he'd hang a murder or robber but it rarely was for their crime.

It happens probably nightly. A citizen fights off a criminal in order to protect his property. But it doesn't always make the nightly news. In this case it did.   


How much easier and safer would have been this takedown of a punk in New York City if the clerk had been equipped with a hand gun rather than just a vodka bottle?  How much less of a burden to the taxpayer too, who will now have to incarcerate the criminal?

And just think of chilling effect it would have on criminals if shootings of miscreants during crimes like this were on the nightly...