Local TV news loves them some home invasions. The subject’s a ratings winners fer sher. Over the course of the last six months, I’ve seen a dozen of these “what to do in a home invasion” local reports. This one is particularly annoying. Nebraska police officer Jason Bettin advises viewers to “flee, comply or resist.” Yes, but … the report clearly suggests that it’s a sequential hierarchy . . .
If you can’t flee, you comply. If you can’t comply, you resist. Resist as in … attack? You know, come at the bad guy or bad guys with speed, surprise and violence of action? Maybe before you even think about complying?
They can’t say that! Nor, apparently, can the news package use the word “gun.” (Or fire a revolver double-action without staging the trigger, apparently.) I’ve got one thing to say about all that. SALLY! SALLY!