January 2, 2014
With one of my New Year’s resolution being to blog at CopBlock.org, I thought I’d start with two recent stories that left me wondering, “Where are the police when you really need them?”
The first story comes from Dallas where, according to the local Fox station (see video below), five men armed with guns attempted to rob a convenience store. They got a little more than they bargained for when the store owner opened fire on them, wounding one of the would-be robbers.
The second story is from Florida, and according to WTFV.com, a 15 year old boy shot and killed his own father. Via the article linked before:
The Avalon Park community is in shock after a 34-year-old father was shot and killed by his son early Wednesday morning.
Orange County deputies said the 15-year-old shot his father, Christopher Albano, just after 2 a.m. at a home on Sun Dew Road because the man was allegedly beating his wife.
“We are so early into this investigation that we are still getting the facts into what happened tonight, but we do have an approximately 35-year-old Hispanic male dead,” said Lt. Paul Hopkins of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
Jinette Albano called 911 and said her husband came home intoxicated and began hitting her, so her son, Johnny, grabbed a gun and shot him.
Now the saying goes, “9mm beats 911 every time” and these stories are perfect examples of that. In both of these cases, had those who were being assaulted relied on the police to ‘protect’ them, they most likely would have suffered more at the hands of their aggressors. The store owner most likely would have been robbed of his hard earned wealth (the fruit of his labor) and the woman would have continued to take a beating from her husband.
Instead, and without any involvement from the police, the store owner lost no money, sent a message to other would-be robbers and the boy ended, what one would assume to be, a physically abusive relationship. Furthermore, in the case of the store owner, the police didn’t even respond to the scene until one of the wounded robbers showed up at a local hospital, which really makes one wonder, “Where are the Police when you really need them?”
It’s stories like these that make it easy for me to say, “I can’t think of any reason, scenario or event that would lead me to call the police.”