Pregnant Woman Slashes Suspected Purse Snatcher

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    Phillip,

    No blame is being placed anywhere.
    Her purse could have been empty and she still would have been victimized, by the BG.

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    Holding the Criminal Responsible!

    We had a rash of smash & grab car break-ins in the driveways of a particular neighborhood in town. The County Sheriff took the opportunity for some free TV exposure and warned the citizens not to leave any valuables in their cars & trucks because it was an undue temptation for the thieves. So the affirmative burden for the crime & its effective elimination was directed toward the victims!

    I would have been much more confident in a Sheriff who used the same free TV time to promise the thieves that they were going to get caught & punished. To ask the residents to leave outside lights on for a week of so to aid his Deputies in seeing and arresting the criminals. And that, if you HAD one, leaving a big, mean dog unfed in the front seat of your car might be a good idea. That His Department would buy breakfast for any dog that caught & held a thief until they arrived. And that they were increasing patrols in that neighborhood expressly in an effort to hopefully buy a lot of dogs breakfast. So then the affirmative burden for the crime was directed more at the people breaking windows & stealing!

    This woman's money didn't cause this crime to occur or the attacker to die as a result. The cause was THE CRIME...and the deceased committed it.
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    There was no statement saying or alluding otherwise, GT.

    Obviously the womans money didn't cause the crime.
    The BG had no idea what might have been in her purse muchless how much, unless of course he had on a pair of those x-ray vision spectacles.

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    Stuff happens, whether or not "X" is carried on your person, lets focus here, pregnant woman + knife = beating bad guy

    Is it wise to carry a bunch of money on a regular basis? Not IMHO, but there are times when it has to be done. Lets let that part go shall we

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    Dang it JD, you sure know how to quash a lively conversation! Okay, I'll ask again...nicer.
    Do my Forum Brothers think a better course of action for this young lady would have been to surrender her purse (IF she was without the additional motivation of the aforementioned Rent Money) at the first tug?
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    Outright surrender of the purse was never suggested.

    But to play along I'd answer, maybe.
    If it allowed me to escape with no other confrontation, and associated risk, then yeah I'd might maybe just do that.
    One never can say though without having been there on the spot for that specific scenario, which was not the case here.

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    Sounds like she did well, nuff said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost tracker View Post
    Okay, I'll ask again...nicer.
    Do my Forum Brothers think a better course of action for this young lady would have been to surrender her purse (IF she was without the additional motivation of the aforementioned Rent Money) at the first tug?
    Ghost, your asking what I think about this situation as it is described. No, I don't think she should have given up her purse, regardless of what was in her purse.

    Now am I saying that is the case with everyone, no. This lady was obviously prepared, and good for her. With that said, this scenario could have ended up differently if there were two of them or if the perp had a weapon of his own. That wasn't the case here, and I am glad she did what she did to protect herself and her property.

    Personally if I am by myself and I don't have any concern about my wife and child at that moment and someone wants my wallet or whatever, and I have a chance to defend myself and keep them from taking it, I am going to do it. I am not planning on letting some startup criminal get braver by simply turning over and saying here buddy, let me be your victim. I feel that I am within my rights morally and definately within the laws of Texas to do so.

    Why are we here in a defensive carry forum. It is simply that when our lives are in danger we are going to react. I doubt that fits the profile of many here, maybe I am wrong. Criminals don't just stop being criminals one day out of some self reflection or internal conflict. They usually either get caught or someone stops them from doing stupid things and they then have a change of attitude. If society doesn't stand up to them, we won't have a civil society for long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farronwolf View Post
    Ghost, you're asking what I think about this situation as it is described. No, I don't think she should have given up her purse, regardless of what was in her purse?
    No one mentioned that the attacker did not show a weapon. He only assaulted her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4sfed View Post
    No one mentioned that the attacker did not show a weapon. He only assaulted her.
    No need to have shown a weapon...the assault was enough reason for her to react...
    She certainly was aware of her surroundings, she had the desire to defend herself...now if she could just have had a REAL weapon, this dirtbag could have been introduced to the 'dirt nap'...
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    No need to have shown a weapon...the assault was enough reason for her to react...
    I should have clarified . . . it may have been a factor in choosing to defend her property. I'm glad she did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4sfed View Post
    No one mentioned that the attacker did not show a weapon. He only assaulted her.
    He put hands on her; that's battery.

    He was committing a forcible robbery. Where I'm from (and most places I know about) that justifies responding with deadly physical force.

    As far as I'm concerned, it's too bad he didn't bleed out.

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    Maybe she just hadn't heard that women are supposed to be non-resisting victims.
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    She carved the GB up just like a turkey. Too bad she didn't have a snub nosed smith and wesson.

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    Hey, the GG wins and the BG loses.

    What more have we the right to ask?
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