panamag8or said:In this day and age, you certainly don't want to confront the kid shoplifting at the mall, you might get shot.
Unless you have a carry permit,...
Either way I'd confront a shoplifter at the mall and anywhere else also.
The problem is to many people have this attitude of looking the other way, and so crimes of all sizes and types go unpunished, thus perpetuating the problem into something rampant.
Right now in Philadelphia we are faced with the rediculous attitude of "dont snitch" that comes from the hip-hop world. Its something seen on the news often. Most mature black people can't stand the saying or attitude also seen in interviews of folks in the city.
Well, this "dont snitch" crap has only perpetuated MORE crime that people DO see and dont do anything about other than hand out flyers and cry after the fact that crime rises.
Lots of talk, but not the right kind,....lots of action, but mostly mis-directed and uneducated. Give the people the means they need by knowledge and the people will have power, perpetuate the lack of knowledge and ignorance and civilization will implode!
So, yes, I'd confront the kid stealing,...and if he pulls a gun, so be it, I'll just defend myself likewise.