Give Them What They Want And Die

I saw something on the news this morning that pissed me off to the point where I was yelling obscenities at a Colleyville police officer and an airhead reporter.  It seems that some miscreants are targeting home owners in the Colleyville and Coppell areas for home invasion robberies.

Police in Colleyville and Coppell are warning homeowners to be alert after a string of home invasion robberies.

The departments are investigating four incidents that happened around 10 p.m. Monday night. Authorities believe they are all related.

Police are encouraging residents to lock their doors and be aware of their surroundings. The suspects are armed and searching for easy opportunities, they said.

That’s bad enough, but what got me was that the cops are pushing the typical “give them what they want” crap. 

Police said the robberies were crimes of opportunity and added that only a trained expert should ever try to confront a suspect.

“The bad guy has the advantage,” Hudgins said. “He knows what he’s gonna do, whereas the complainant or the victim doesn’t know what is going to happen next.”

“Just give them what they want. If they’re not gonna hurt you, then you’re that much better off.”

To which I can only say, “Bullshit!”  We all know that simply giving them what they want doesn’t work anymore.  You’re just as likely to get shot after complying as you would if you’d resisted these days. 

Of course, if you’re in condition white, you’re an easy target and it’s too late after the robbers stick a gun in your face.  One of the problems here is that people get a false sense of security and let down their guard at home, especially because Colleyville hasn’t had a home invasion in seven years prior to this string of them.  People need to remember to stay alert (condition yellow) and be prepared.  If they do this, it negates the bad guy’s advantage.

Frankly, I’m a bit disappointed.  This is Texas after all.  We should be getting righteous shooting reports out of Colleyville or Coppell instead of more “trained expert” nonsense!  Anyone who would invade someone’s home at gunpoint deserves whatever they get.


  1. Cinomed says:

    If the criminals continue their current MO, there will be dead people in the story, I pray it is the criminals.
    Just because this is Texas does not mean the police are on our side (That being 2A self defense types)
    If these bozos pull off another 4 invasions in the same neck of the woods I will expect the people to begin buying guns all over the area, and that is good and bad, I’m sure you agree.

    Anyrate, I doubt it will be long before the criminals turn up dead or at least wounded, barring that maybe Kim, you, and I could start a patrol?

    Oh by the way, not sure the deal but your RSS 2.0 feed seems to link over to your .com not here, strange stuff I don’t understand, jut thought I would mention it.

  2. Bitter says:

    If they’re not going to hurt you, then you’re much better off?

    How the hell does that work when they are invading your home while armed?

    Maybe it’s my craziness talking, but I assume anyone who breaks into my home while armed is trying to hurt me.  Here, we have a strict standard for self defense.  Be happy you don’t down there.  It wasn’t terribly long ago that we even had to RETREAT until there were no more options before we could defend our homes.

  3. Texas law is pretty liberal (and I mean that in a good way) on the topic of home defense.  We even have a provision that allows even more leeway at night, although using it would probably open you up to a civil suit.

    Still, anyone brandishing a gun and breaking into your home would be fair game for use of deadly force at any time.


    The only problem is that you can’t go after the bastards.  cool mad  You’ve got to wait for them to come to you…