Read about the latest attack in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood here: http://bit.ly/Cn5BA Could this attack have been avoided? All we know right now is that the victim got into an argument with his attacker and was stabbed in the neck and died. We weren’t there and so we can only guess at possible alternatives, which might have saved his life. First, stay out of alleys. These are not great places to be in any case, even if you are in the alley behind your home or apartment. Do not stop and have arguments with strangers, especially in alleys, no matter how many people you have with you. If you are attacked your friends may not be able to help you in time, which is what happened in this situation. If someone says something to you just keep moving and get as far away from that person as possible while keeping an eye on them over your shoulder. Keep your ego in check and keep yourself safe. Above all, keep moving!
Most passengers continue to be totally oblivious to what is going on around them. That type of behavior will not only increase their chances of being robbed, but could end up endangering their physical well-being and possibly the life of an innocent bystander.
How might your lack of attention get someone else injured or killed?