Hero Shopkeeper Punished: Law Protects Thieves

In another shocking example of law enforcement gone awry and justice turned upside down, a courageous business owner finds himself under investigation for doing what the police seem to no longer care to do: protect his livelihood.

As reported by KCRA.com, a diligent clerk at a 7-Eleven in Stockton, Northern California, took matters into his own hands after being victimized not once, not twice, but three times in one evening by a belligerent shoplifter threatening violence and openly stealing.

On his third daring raid, the thief – who clearly thought he had the right to flout the law and terrorize hard-working citizens – finally met his match. The fearless shopkeeper took him down with an assertive thrashing, justly subduing the would-be robber who had threatened to pull a gun.

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But what’s the thanks he gets? A criminal investigation by the very police who should be applauding his stand against crime.

It’s an all-too-familiar narrative in today’s upside-down world where the rights of criminals are upheld over those who obey the law. Police, it seems, have lost interest in the basic principles of justice, preferring instead to persecute those who refuse to be victimized.

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No longer can the ordinary citizen rely on law enforcement to protect their property and well-being. Now, even standing up for oneself is met with the cold hand of a system that seems more interested in coddling criminals than punishing them.

This incident begs the question: when did the tables turn so far that defending one’s own livelihood becomes a crime? When did the protectors of our society decide to side with the scumbags over the law-abiding? It’s a sad reflection of the times, and a frightening indication of where our values may be headed.