Janet Lee

Janet Lee
Photo:Janet Lee, injured by a taxi partition.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Gunshots increasingly fatal despite bulletproof vests

Deaths may be more frequent because assailants aren't aiming at body mass anymore, because of the possibility that a bullet-resistant vest might be worn, they may be aiming at the head more often. Security measures don't happen in a vacuum. If an adversary is aware of new obstacles, they just inspire the adversary to adjust. In the case of bullet-resistant vests, assailants now adjust their aim. Now they aim at the head. As a result... there are more deaths.
Where cab robbers used to rob drivers most often without a gun. they'd use brute force, an implied weapon or at worst... a knife. That was before partitions rendered knifes strategically ineffective. However, just because there may be a partition now, that doesn't mean the thug won't just roll down a window and aim the gun through the side window at the driver. This is better for the assailants. Now, with a partition, the assailant is immune to driver reaction or retaliation. As a result... there are more deaths of cab drivers.

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