I received an email from my university, which passed on a "Spring Break Safety Message and CRIME ALERT" from the Boston Police Department.
After the obligatory, "If you're leaving for spring break, make sure to lock all your doors and windows and ask a neighbor to keep an eye on your house..." stuff, they went on to mention that there have been some muggings around various T stops, especially in the east side of town. Then came this gem:
As you walk around Boston anytime, please always be aware of your
surroundings and should you be approached comply with the perpetrators
Your life is always more valuable than your property.
They also go on to say that should you be a victim of a crime, to report the incidence immediately to the nearest police station. They don't add the qualifier "should you be ALIVE after the attack". But they should.
Well, you know what BPD? With all due respect:
Take your asinine advice-for-sheep and shove it where the sun don't shine...assuming your head leaves enough room.