The article makes pretty good job trying to obscure the fact it was an armed bystander that stopped the carjacking. Also a lesson - good Samaritans taking on criminals without proper tooling end up in a hospital, or worse.
All the more reason to bring your own gun to a carjacking or mugging!
This is Minneapolis though. What is the chance this mess happened in a gun-free zone, and this is why the carjackers were so brazen in the middle of the day.
BYOG carjackings now playing in…
At the end she talks about changing something so this doesn’t happen again.
What do we change? Dirt bags are everywhere, my heavens they beat up on this lady in public in the middle of the day.
See that’s the attitude. Someone somehow will do something. Not her. Someone else.
Gotta start with self.
I don’t know. Her quote in the article seemed plain enough:
“And what ultimately stopped it was there was a third community helper who came around and he had a gun, and everything stopped. The fighting stopped. The chaos stopped and the attackers stopped attacking.
One day later, she’s now sharing her story, hoping it will encourage others to take their personal safety seriously…”
She seems to know what stopped the party. Just because she’s not down at the gun club yet while the bruises are healing doesn’t mean that she won’t be. Or that others won’t take the lesson if she doesn’t. If the article had left that quote out or spun it vague, it would still look like a complete narrative — but the resolution would be completely without a lesson.
Any opinion here, yours or mine, is subjective. If I were writing the article, I’d give it a different title - Armed Bystander Stops Violent Carjacking. Many people glance over the news, having to read all the way to the end to find out the important detail is nearly the same as omitting that detail.
I am surprised by the lack of good spelling by a journalist–10th line down–SHEAR boldness.
Public schools shining again. Argh.
Most news and opinion outlets seem to no longer consider literate copy editors (let alone fact checkers) to be essential elements of journalism. If it gets past spell-check and grammar-check, it’s ready for ink. And if it comes in over the transom for free, heck, who even needs reporters? There is no AI reality-check app available at this time.
When it comes to the importance of quality journalism in a free and informed society, I’m more depressed by failures in standards of investigation and reporting than the general opt-out of literacy in society.
Expecting the government to protect her.
If it makes you feel any better, I work with no one who can spell or speak properly; they all use the wrong tense and pronoun. They never say any sentences that don’t include, kind of, sort, of, I mean, like, ya know. It is so disheartening every day. Many are execs…
Long ago I had to give up on noting the poor language skills of average folks because it had become so ubiquitous. What will still send me off on a rant is when people who make their living with language – print and broadcast journalists, news readers, politicians, pundits, advertisers, preachers, etc., – seemingly can’t be bothered to learn the proper use of the tools of their trade. The English language allows for great precision of meaning and can be used to express the finest nuances, the subtlest shade of emotions…i wish more people would use some of it!
…and that some people would use less of it?
You are so racist! Dont you tell us 2+2 has to equal something specific either.
Isn’t it kind of late to be questioning 2+2? At this point we have quite a lot riding on basic math, don’t we? Like bridges and tunnels and skyscrapers and jet planes and tax accountancy…the list goes on and on. What happens if 2+2 all of a sudden doesn’t equal 4? Do the pyramids fall over?
I can only tell you that folks who want to abolish 2+2, are doing well calculating income from their real estate portfolio.
Years ago a friend of mine ask me to pay attention when people talked, count the number of words that had more than 4 letters, It’s shocking.