Friday, June 26, 2009

Role Model of the Week: XVII

Today we could discuss the effectiveness of restraining orders against abusive spouses. Or we can look to the real world for guidance.

Last weekend a woman in Capitol Springs, Md, had to defend herself against her husband. Her husband, Richard Wilson, was in violation of his protective order when he attacked her. Acting to defend herself, she shot him. Police found him sitting on the front porch when they arrived. He later died at the hospital.

There are two lessons to be learned here:

1) Anybody worth shooting is worth shooting twice. I realize that it is a cheesy cliche, but it's the truth. He could have continued to hurt her until he succomed to blood loss.

2) A protective order from a judge is just a piece of paper. It is not a magical shield. It means nothing until the police show up to enforce it, and how long can that take?

h/t Fox News

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