This is a simple collection of instances in which retreat or compliance with criminal demands leads to death or serious bodily harm. This collection is designed to demonstrate that, contrary to prevailing "wisdom," the universal advice to comply and give the criminal what he wants can and does get innocent people killed or seriously hurt. If you have a link to an article that demonstrates one of these sad occurrences, please add a comment with all the info and I'll add it to this post.
Police continued their search today for a robber they say fatally
shot a store clerk Wednesday night despite the employee offering no
The shooting and robbery, which occurred shortly
before 10 p.m. at Smokey's Paradise convenience store at 5310 E.
Rosedale St., was caught on video, according to Sgt. Pedro Criado, a
The slain clerk has been identified as Azmi Elqutob, 66, of Arlington.