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Don’t open the Door!

A young woman, living near DePaul University, heard a knock at the door to her apartment. When she went to answer it she found herself staring at a man wearing a ski mask and displaying a handgun.

4th woman attacked in Midlothian:

It has been just over a week since the last attack took place near the Metra Station in Midlothian. It was the fourth attack in as many weeks. The first attack took place July 20th and the most recent on August 10th. According to ABC News the victims said their attacker punched and beat them […]

Store employees beaten during robberies in Lincoln Square

“He was told to go to the back room. Then the guy roughed him up,” she said. “It was awful. Terrible. There was only $80 in the drawer.”

Wife of suspected Aurora townhouse shooter jumps to safety

The Denver Post reported that when police arrived at the two-story townhouse in Aurora Colorado, they were met by a woman who had escaped the house by jumping from an upstairs back window.

Using a public restroom can be very dangerous

What can you do to keep from becoming the victim of a robbery or crazed attacker while using a public washroom?

Good Samaritans: Coming to the aid of a victim is not without risk Part-2

How can we safely respond to a cry for help?

Armed robbers picked wrong woman to attack

What follows is a great example of what to do when faced with this type of life threatening situation.

What can we learn from the murder of Megan Boken?

What lessons in personal safety can we learn from this tragedy?

3 arrested after robbing and beating 87-year old veteran

It would have been bad enough for three young men to rob a senior citizen by threatening him with violence, but Mr. Cross was never even given a chance to offer up his money and wallet to avoid being hurt.

Colorado shooting: What can you do to escape an active shooter?

What actions would you have taken to survive the horror of that night?