Of all the lies that get told by and about criminals, one that bothers the most is the "But he was unarmed and you shot him!" lie. If you think the only criminals you have to worry about are the ones carrying guns, I can't help you. It's going to take an altercation with a strong, young, assailant that beats you to the ground and stomps you into unconsciousness to get you in touch with that lesson.
An apparently unarmed assailant may hit you, choke you, kick you, bounce your skull off the pavement. How much injury do you think an unarmed man can do?
In other news, a man who punched a soccer referee in the head for ejecting him from the game plead guilty to manslaughter to avoid trial on 2nd degree murder charges. He hit the ref one time.
John Bieniewicz left behind a wife and two children. He worked in a pediatric dialysis center. He loved soccer and was the president of the Metro Detroit Soccer Officials Organization.
What he wasn't was someone that could recognize the signs of an impending attack and respond appropriately.