A Nurse with a Gun

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Honey Badger in Berkeley



The absolute willingness to fight and the ruthless determination to win. The soul of a warrior can appear in the most unlikely of places and people.

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23 Comments:

Blogger Hyunchback said...

I agree.

A warrior soul shopping at a Whole Foods in Berkley?

Whodathunkit?

My advice to this feisty woman is sell your minivan, move to Texas, get a CHL and live free.

8:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHY do the police recommend that we just hand it over, roll up in a ball, and hope that they don't kill us?
Is the LACK of the warrior mind set the reason there are so many low life bad guys around?
Has the "don't fight back" mind set created a target rich environment?

9:04 AM  
Blogger the pawnbroker said...

"police do not recommend fighting back in this manner"

well, of course not...let the police do their job; go along for the ride and i'm sure within a day or two they would have recovered the body...hey, detectives and csi guys need to be needed, yes? or maybe they recommend the dreaded "death ray stare"...heh.

good on this tough old girl, the only thing she could have done better is to pull out her ladysmith instead of the scissors and "stab" him with a couple of +p's, then that subaru driver would have went merrily on his way.

oh, yeah, this is berkely...can't have decent innocent people going around with the means to effectively defend themselves against poor, misunderstood armed carjackers...

jtc

10:40 AM  
Blogger Conservative Scalawag said...

Good for her, sad they police still pander the "better if you don't fight back" garbage though.

11:20 AM  
Blogger YoelB said...

2 comments: that's Berkeley with another e, and, more important to the subject, she looks and moves like she's in pretty good shape.

11:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One more for the good guys!

11:58 AM  
Blogger Nate said...

You know, this video has caused so many thoughts to pass laughingly through my cranium that it makes me laugh.

First, good on this woman for standing up for and defending herself. I think she really did figure out what manner of steel she is made from.

But the Berkely, Whole Foods, police advise "don't defend yourself", and the 2 featured autos, a VW camper bus and a Subaru Outback stereotypes remind me of why we have stereotypes- because they have some level of truth! And this new video clip captures it all with a straight face and no irony. That's what is funny to me.

11:58 AM  
Blogger Rorschach said...

and of course "police do not recommend that you try to fight off an attack".

Google's censors do not allow me to use the sort of language that statement deserves.

12:56 PM  
Blogger Xavier said...

Thanks Yoel!

1:13 PM  
Blogger OldCop said...

Happy New Year Xavier, I've been enjoying your blog for a very long time.

2:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hyunchback: "Get a CHL and live free."

While I appreciate the sentiment, what you said is a non-sequitur. It should be, "Move to Alaska or Vermont, and live free." Or simply, "Get a pistol and live free."

The police should have included in their description of the thug, "Has several deep puncture wounds, which are probably infected and oozing by now. The assailant may be stiff as a board due to tetanus."

4:23 PM  
Blogger Old NFO said...

Agreed! A good way to start the new year

5:00 PM  
Blogger Robert said...

Once she had her hands on the gun why didn't she shoot the SOB and save the next victim? And where the heck is the gun?
I've been in this Whole Foods several times on trips to California- even by WF standards it's pretty far-out-there liberal. I try not to bat an eye among the natives but I nearly walked into an endcap a couple of times.
Great story, gotta love that minivan!

5:50 PM  
Blogger Geoffrey said...

Is it possible that the police say not to fight off criminals for fear of litigation presented on behalf of injured or killed citizens "doing what the cops told them to do?" Or perhaps as part of it?

This is not an argument against what others have said, simply an attempt to test the plausibility of a potential factor.

10:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Don't fight back" is the mindset that allowed those islamist pigs to capture three airliners on 9/11 and turn them into weapons of mass destruction. The warrior attitude saved countless lives by fighting back aboard United 93.
dltpilot

8:56 AM  
Blogger tom said...

How does moving allow you to live free, to Texas, AK, Vermont, or anywhere else? How is asking for permission to exercise a natural right guaranteed by the constitution "living free"?

You live free by living free and not playing the "mother may I?" game with your government. If everybody adopted that attitude of non-compliance there'd be no more concealed or open carry laws on the books as their wouldn't be enough prisons to hold us all.

When people say stuff like that it reminds me of people that told and still tell Americans of African and other minority descents, "if you don't like it, go back to Africa (or what have you)" as opposed to treating them as equal free humans where they currently are. There are no magic "free people" spots of dirt on this Earth, just some places where people have the balls to fight for freedom.

Kudos to this lady for fighting back, even if it seems she did everything tactically wrong that she possibly could have done wrong.

11:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if she had been more observant if she would have noticed the goblin before he got close enough to car jack her.

Mark McYoung (sp) has a whole web site that talks about this. Worth reading.

7:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dltpilot, an AAMRAAM AIM-120 is what happened to United 93.

Now you need to ask what happened to WTC 7, which was hit by . . . nothing.

8:42 PM  
Blogger Geoff said...

Tom, amen on all points.

8:44 PM  
Anonymous Connor said...

LMAO! Priceless...

3:02 PM  
Anonymous OrangeNeckInNY said...

She should've pulled the trigger when she had the chance.

7:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TV 2 News 03. JAN Denmark.
Female beat robber in Aarhus

03-01-09: 10:21 | by: krja / Ritzau

Although she was both threatened and cut in the forehead, a 42-year-old woman in Aarhus managed to make a looming knife armed robber fled.
The woman, who according to the police, attends boxing lessons, smacked two lightning fast punched in the face of the offender, who went to his knees for a moment, before he chose to run away.

The woman was out to vent her daughter's dog, on the paths behind Skjoldhøjkollegiet in Brabrand, when the man suddenly came up in front of her.
"I shoot your dog," he shouted, before he began to threaten the woman for her money, keys and mobile phone.
Police would like to hear from people who have seen the assault. The man is described as of Somali appearance, 20-25 years, 170 cm. high. He had black, flat hair and dark clothes.
Speedy neuhof:-)

7:55 PM  
Blogger Joe Carpenter said...

Did I hear the news report right? She grabbed the gun, THEN he got into her van to drive away?
I'm voting that his gun was not loaded. BG knows this, and simply lets it go to get in the car and drive off.
With all of that "don't fight back" advice, apparently its easier to rob someone with an unloaded gun?
Are there any statistics out there documenting how many attempted crimes (such as this) are committed with unloaded guns?

If people are told to "not fight back", banning real guns won't work to stem crime, because using something that simply LOOKS like a gun is good enough.

11:36 AM  

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