posted on Feb, 9 2011 @ 10:59 AM
I can almost see this guy getting sympathy from the judge, if he can keep his politeness.
But if I was the judge, and he came before me, I would throw the book at him.
Obviously there's always a lot going on in a person's life when they get to this level, but whether they think the whole thing through, or not,
they've crossed a line that makes them dangerous to everyone.
How about the ethics of risking your life, and or freedom, when you have those mouths to feed? What would be going through his mind if he got shot,
and lay bleeding on the floor? "Oh my, now I've really done it."
If I was the clerk getting robbed, he would not have walked out the door. Not that I care about the money, but in my book, if you pull a gun on me,
you just forfeited your life. The minute he pulled that gun out, he no longer had any right to live, and it would then be my responsibility to make
sure he never did it again to anyone else, to the extent that I was able to make that happen, given the circumstances. That's a very bad place for a
desperate person to put themselves in, but it's worse that the victim is put in such a terrible position as well.
And I'm sure I'm not alone in my thinking, the guy was lucky that he picked on such a mild-mannered fellow. But no doubt he targeted him partially
for that reason.
What would the world be like if every clerk in that situation, felt that at that moment they were given the solemn responsibility of terminating such
madness, to the extent that they were able? Or if every home invasion met the same determined "moral" indignation, and the perps seldom walked
My guess is that guys like Mr. Politeness would have to either figure it out, or they would just self-terminate, doing everyone the favor.