They say you shouldn’t resist a robber because your stuff isn’t worth your life. Sometimes it is:
An art school graduate who had just moved into a rooming house was strangled and beaten to death by another tenant trying to rob her, police said Wednesday.
…He apparently believed she had a large amount of cash, said police Lt. Walter Bell, who would not disclose what Jakson allegedly stole.
Police said the events likely began unfolding Sunday night during a confrontation in the rooming house. **REDACTED** allegedly killed Araujo during a struggle, stuffed her body in a duffel bag, then drove her car — filled with her belongings — to a vacant lot in north Philadelphia, police said.
I can’t speculate on the items stolen, but picking on an art school graduate as somebody to rob is not the wisest decision if you want to make your fortune.
God forbid this young woman had bought a gun to protect herself. There might have been a “Gun Death”, and the anti-rights people would find that deplorable. This outcome is preferable to them.
What do you think?
Totally senseless from so many angles… But looking at her background (NYC/Philly) there was no way she’d actually have a gun. And robbery of an art student? Most if not all of them have NOTHING worth stealing… Hell, half of them live on raimen noodles…
Our local campus is pretty safe, at least according to those mandatory published stats. Lots of patrols by armed, sworn police, well-lit, and only one housing unit on campus itself. Off campus, where some students at our mostly commuter school live, may be a different story. There was at least one execution-style murder of a student some years back in a vacant lot. According to my memory of the news, he was a ‘burbs boy who wanted to be a player in the drug trade.
Give ’em what they want? I’m confident there are many accounts of compliant victims who were killed or severely injured anyway.
It’s like I keep saying: You might not think your stuff is worth a life, but your opinion on the matter is completely irrelevant if the guy robbing you thinks it’s worth a life.