1. I'm not blaming her for what happened, but I must say "She should have been armed." Even if it's "illegal" inOhio to do so she should havehad SOMETHING on her. Especially women and the elderly (like WE aill all be, if we live long enough), who are prime crime victims. If it IS illegal inOhio to be armed, she should bring suit aganst the state of Ohio for denying her the means to exercise her right of self-defense. IfOhio DOES allow her to CC with a permit (if it's not an OC state), then she SHOULD have gotten a concealed permit.
So many people think things like this won't happen to them personally (part of the herd instinct). When it DOES happen,it's too late to wake up. NOW, she has this psychological scar FOR LIFE.
2. You can't depend on ANYONE -- even the police (not blaming THEM, either, as they can't be everywhere) -- except yourself. Again, be armed at all times.
3. The POS should be execucted, whether it's a damn teenager or not. Of course, this won't happen.
4. If someone HAD gotten out of his/her car and shot the punk in the backof the head on the spot (and in the act) -- and although that would have been the RIGHT thing to do -- he/she probably would be in big legal trouble. THAT also is criminal.
This incident is disgraceful in that no one got out to help...but that's how it is nowadays.
Makes me think ofJeffrey Synder's book A Nation of Cowards.
-- John D.