There's been a lot of tension here in Georgia recently due to the escape of a pair of convicts. The two men, Ricky Dubose and Donnie Rowe, killed a pair of guards during the escape and took their pistols. That's a real "point of no return" thing to do, because it means you are armed and have committed murder, and if the cops find you, they will shoot you if you don't surrender immediately. Dubose and Rowe knew that, and that means they had nothing more to lose, and that made them very dangerous.
Not only were a number of law enforcement agencies involved in the
manhunt, but ordinary citizens also became a bit more wary than usual. People
who don't normally carry guns started toting their AR-15s around their
farms while feeding the livestock.
But it's all over
now, thanks to the good folks of Tennessee. Dubose and Rowe made it as
far as the Shelbyville area before their luck ran out. They tried to steal yet another
vehicle, but the brave homeowner confronted them and held them at
gunpoint until the cops could arrive.
Anyway, I'm glad it's over, and thanks to the people of Tennessee for putting an end to it all without any further loss of innocent life.