I originally tried to post this article under a different title; one pointing out the absurdity of the “good neighborhood/bad neighborhood” lie. (had the same problem that appears later in the post — spacing isn’t working right)
Four young men in costumes calmly walked into a Pantego house and robbed 30 to 35 teens at a Halloween party Saturday night, Pantego police said Tuesday.
Two of the robbers were armed with handguns and ordered everyone to the floor as they collected money, jewelry and cellphones, police said.
The party was in a home in Pantego, a small community surrounded by Arlington, the prototypical “good area” if there ever was one.
Go check out the street view at google 1700 Robin Rd Pantego Texas.
That’s lie #1 — crime can and does happen in any type of neighborhood.
The costume party was for students mostly from Arlington High School, with two adults present, McKinney said.
The four robbers walked around the party until a student confronted them.
“The girl whose home the party was at wanted to know who they were,” McKinney said. “That’s when they brandished the weapons and ordered the students to the floor.”
That’s the high school my kids attend. Note that two parents were home — but unarmed.
Lie #2 — You don’t need to carry at home.
Note that the parents and the kids didn’t resist, didn’t fight back. I may be the victim of a crime but I won’t be a passive victim of crime.
Only 4 robbers — out numbered 7 to 1 and no one resisted at the party.
There is a saying “What we allow, we teach”. We allow criminals to commit crimes with resisting — we are teaching our kids, our selves to be passive victims. And we are teaching the criminals that they won’t face resistance — we are teaching them it is safe to be criminals.
At some point, the father of one student came to the front door.
“One of the suspects opened the door and that father figured out what was happening,” McKinney said. “The father then got into a fight with the suspect.”
The fight spilled out into a yard, where a second robber joined in.
Lie #3 — It’s just property, you shouldn’t resist.
The father’s life was jeopardized because of the passivity of the rest of the people. Two robbers distracted and still no one else resisted.
I don’t get how people can turn the decision on whether they live or die over to criminals.
If I figure out who was the father that resisted, I’ll buy him a dinner or a drink.
When you are at Google — get directions from 1700 Robin Road to 2600 Miller Lane Pantego.
Know what is at 2600 Miller Lane — approximately a quarter of a mile away from Robin Road?
The Pantego Police Department! Yep folks, about a 1/4 of a mile from the home is the police department, yet this home invasion happened, a man was beaten, a car stolen and the crooks got away.
So when do we say enough? When do we call the antis on their lies, when do we insist on the free exercise of our right to keep and bear arms?
I won’t settle for a ‘compromise’ that means people only take away half my rights this time.
I won’t be silent, I won’t stop working for liberty. If others think I’m mean for calling them on their lies, so be it. But they are lying and I’ll point them out when they do.
Please join the discussion.
Updated to Add
Since MikeB302000 and his buddy Jadegold are trying to claim that antis never say “crime doesn’t happen in good neighborhoods”, I thought I would add a quote from Sparky