The LawDog Files: "She was doing everything she was supposed to do to stay alive"
Preach it, brother, tell it to them that got to hear the word.
Remember, everyone, people who tell you not to defend yourself are not looking out for you. They are looking out for them. The way they see it, your violent death is very, very unlikely, and even if you somehow beat the odds and are attacked, there's no actual penalty to them in the end.
But if you put your attacker in a wheelchair, or kill the son of a bitch who tried to kill you, because they advised you that it was the best way to survive a violent attack, then they're responsible--and if the wrong people get wind of it, they might be out real money.
The fact that, statistically speaking, armed resistance actually does beat out both unarmed resistance and capitulation does not enter into consideration for these people.
That's why the Illinois State Police is still telling women that guns are bad, but cutesy ploys like throwing up on your attacker are your best hope. Don't fall for it.