How far does a person have to retreat from the city to keep from getting ambushed, robbed and killed? It seems to me that there is nowhere else to go but the final retreat- Inside your home. That isn’t even safe anymore. Even if you are armed, like myself, and someone suddenly kicks in your door, you’re still screwed unless you carry your weapon around the house at all times, which of course I don’t.
If you happened to see the local Houston news tonight you may have seen a quick report about a man shot right in front of his wife at Fox Pointe Apartments on Pavilion Point. If not you can read a short report about it HERE . I live at this very complex. In fact, I heard when the cops (Harris County) showed up. It was between 5:00 and 5:30 AM. I was already awake but still in bed just laying there. I heard a few short “bwoop” “bwoop” blasts of a siren and knew it wasn’t good.
I knew that because this isn’t the first time it has happened here. I’ve heard gunshots at the same hour more than once and have even seen some thug wheeled out on a stretcher to an ambulance bleeding from gunshot wounds just after sunset. I don’t know if he lived and to be totally honest, I really don’t care if he did or not.
In a city this size murders are so common that it ceases to be news. There is nothing new about it. I am as unintentionally desensitized as the next person about the daily homicide reports but when it happens to innocent people living clean lives it infuriates me enough to almost to make me bleed from the ears. I didn’t mean for this to be so long-winded. The main point I wanted to make is that there is a reason we out here in BFE live where we do. We’re trying to distance ourselves from the animals that think nothing of robbing, raping and killing us and our kids and they just seem to follow us no matter how far we retreat.
As I was writing this, the link I provided had already gone dead before I could even hit the publish button. I guess it wasn’t that news-worthy. How’s that for being right?