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http://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta/conveni ... 09809.html

"We have not been able to determine why the shooter felt the need to shoot from outside of the establishment once the clerk was shot," he said.
:screwy:

He obviously doesn't know the rules of civilized armed robbery -- once you have the money, say thank you and leave politely without harming anyone.

I'm just taking a wild guess here but maybe he shot the clerk because he's a thug with no respect for human life. Could be wrong.
 

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Just noticed the use of the term "shooter" in the quote. Why not "criminal", "robber", "thief" -- each implying illegality -- instead of "shooter"? Thank you AJC.
 

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recently robbed clerks make good witnesses if they are still alive, thats why.
 

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270sniper said:
recently robbed clerks make good witnesses if they are still alive, thats why.
Exactly... Just like the fact that wounded people get to tell their side to the jury.
 

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How many more store clerks need to die before they realize they need to arm themselves? The robbery of convenience stores is not a new phenomenon. Do those places only hire indoctrinated sheep that believe the panic button will save them?
 

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Phil1979 said:
How many more store clerks need to die before they realize they need to arm themselves? The robbery of convenience stores is not a new phenomenon. Do those places only hire indoctrinated sheep that believe the panic button will save them?
yes
 

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Just goes to show the utter fallacy of this kind of thinking...
"...just give them what they want... your life isn't worth the money in the register..."

This...
270sniper said:
recently robbed clerks make good witnesses if they are still alive, thats why.
...and this...
jlw253 said:
I'm just taking a wild guess here but maybe he shot the clerk because he's a thug with no respect for human life.
An armed robbery is a situation in which you are already "off the grid" of "normal, reasonable behavior". Realizing that you are being robbed means you've just now become aware of it.

There's no sense in the victim trying to hold onto vestiges of that "civilized behavior" thing which the victim finds so familiar. You aren't on that particular "reservation" anymore. Instead the armed robber has moved you against your will to somewhere a lot more primitive and savage and animal-like. Your life has already been placed on the line and is being trifled with without your permission -- that is something which has already been taken from you the instant the armed robbery has commenced.

How can there be any hope of "restoring normalcy" by trying to placate the armed robber through cooperation? The "normalcy" has already been visciously ripped from you by the robber and the stakes he's imposed include your life. How is it considered "reasonable" to ever expect this same robber to just pleasantly hand it back to you?

:screwy:

I just don't understand the "...do whatever he wants and you'll be fine..." mindset.
 

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Who knows, maybe it was a gang initiation thing where you can't become a member until you kill somone. Whatever the reason, it will never make sense to normal people. Very sad.
 

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rainmaker said:
Who knows, maybe it was a gang initiation thing where you can't become a member until you kill somone. Whatever the reason, it will never make sense to normal people. Very sad.
Good insight there. It used to be a robbery was required as gang initiation. Nowadays gangs require new initiates to commit murder.
 
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