You may have read about the arrest of a recently released rapist. If not, link is here, http://bit.ly/2xlvC5 this article says she didn’t hear her attacker coming up from behind her because she was listening to music with either headphones or ear buds. In other articles it mentions that he came up behind her while she was fumbling with her keys while entering the building. While we may not be able to thwart every attempt at an attack by being aware of what is going on around us, we can make it a lot harder for criminals like this guy to make you their victim. If you are walking alone please don’t wear headphones or ear buds no matter how safe the area is suppose to be. Have your key in your hand and ready to use, whether to unlock your door or to use as a weapon to defend yourself. This girl was stalked for blocks. The attacker had a plan in mind, the majority of them do. In many cases you can foul up those plans just by paying attention to your environment and seeing them before they act. In many cases just knowing that you saw them can be enough to deter an attack
On Wednesday afternoon July 7th, after officer Soderberg had gotten off of work in Englewood, a man approached him from behind as he was walking to his car. The offender struggled with the officer, taking his service weapon and shooting the officer in the neck and chest. This article discusses the story further: http://bit.ly/97dElO Soderberg was a […]
What is it that makes us pull out that phone as soon as we hear it ring or feel it vibrate though we may be putting ourselves at risk?
Comic-con was even more lively than usual when one of the attendees took exception to another guy sitting too close to him and took a pen and tried to shove it in the other guys eye. Now don’t get me wrong, as a self-defense technique, I am all for using everyday objects to defend oneself […]