Thursday, April 16, 2009

Occupational hazard

A man suspected of robbing a Fox Point bank was shot to death in Glendale on Thursday morning during an exchange of gunfire with police.

I've never been a fan of capital punishment -- there are solid reasons to oppose it -- but this isn't capital punishment. It's an occupational hazard for any scumbag who robs a bank and then shoots a gun. By those acts he earned the opportunity to have his ticket cancelled.

2 comments:

Rich said...

This is not! an editorial on the police. Instead it is my opportunity to say that ANY loss, yes even of a supected robber, is a sad loss.

But that's just me. I'm sure there are many other legitimate ways to see this.

RAG said...

Rich,

I understand your point and agree with part of what you said.

The reality is that the robber, by his conduct, engaged in acts which resulted in forfeiture of his rights by his own doing. Tragic, yes. Legally/morally justified, also yes.

Live by the sword, die by the sword (or gun, in this case).

Sad indeed.