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Do Not Mess with the Mommy
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cluegirl From: cluegirl Date: January 5th, 2012 03:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Being a Rape Crisis Counselor, I too absolutely support the right of an intended victim to use deadly force in defense of him/herself. At best rates, the police cannot get to the site of a home-invasion in progress for three to seven minutes, while it takes an adult male under a minute to kick in a door, and if armed, take down a surprised lone occupant. And that's presupposing the intended victim has a panic button they can press before they're subdued.

When my home was invaded, the ambulance arrived first, in five minutes. The police did not arrive for twenty. At that point I pretty much cemented it that my safety really was entirely down to me, and the 'legal authorities' could not be trusted to see to it.

Well done, her, though, for realizing what was going on in time to save herself and her baby.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: January 5th, 2012 07:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yes...

Ideally, people help each other. In practice, most of the time if you can't take care of yourself, it won't get done.
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