By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Jul 29, 2009 at 8:09 PM

Summer, unfortunately, brings a swell of street crime, including shootings. Knock on wood, I have not been robbed or mugged at gunpoint, so whenever I hear that a victim gets injured after refusing to give up a backpack or purse to someone with a weapon, I get really judgmental.

To me, whatever is inside a purse or backpack is not worth a life or a limb. It’s not even worth a principle. I understand the perspective that "by giving in" you feel like you’re allowing crime to continue, but you don’t really have a choice. One way or another, the bag is going to be taken, with or without bullets.

Also, mid-robbery is no time to "man up" or mouth off when someone’s threatening to end your life. Just give the a-holes what they want and thank your freaking lucky stars that you get to go to work the next day.

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.