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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Life Saving Safety Awareness

Happy New Years, folks.

I don't know if I mentioned it, but the rat-bastard maggot that murdered one of my weekend employees ("Deadly Words") was arrested in Las Vegas in early December.  They just extradited his sorry ass back to Yolo County where the murder occurred.

Sadly, my wish that he would resist arrest was not granted.

There are a bunch of things that could have taken place that might have saved her life.  In the original article, I discussed a couple of these things.  Like ignoring California gun laws against personal preservation and life.

This article by the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault ("What We Talk About When We Talk About Trigger Warnings") discusses how focusing on pre-defined violence trigger may actually put you at risk.
Because of the diversity of experiences, literally anything can be a trigger. Peaceful lakes, or green valleys, the sound of a meditation bell or empowering songs or the scent of lavender can all be triggering depending on one’s experience. We simply cannot impose our concept of what may provoke a distressing response on others.
Amen to that.  Any kind of assault - sexual or otherwise - can be difficult to predict.  Look at this clearly race-based, "Knock Out Game" (aka Polar Bear Hunting), and how it is random, other than the race of the attacker and the victim.

Every video I've seen usually has a man or woman who is alone being attacked by the coward.  That's mistake number one.  Number two is not paying attention to your surroundings.  Like it or not, we're all vulnerable to attack at any time of the day or night.  Keeping your Safety Awareness basics engaged can help to keep you unharmed.

Check out these three newsletters from our archives on the subject:

Personal Safety While "On The Road" - Part 1
Personal Safety While "On The Road" - Part 2
No Victims Here!  What's in a Personal Safety Plan?

Accept The Challenge

  • Don't put yourself in a situation where you're likely to become a victim.
  • As the Great And Powerful Ol' Remus reminds us, "Stay away from crowds".
  • Never leave home - NEVER - without some way of defending yourself against stronger or numerically superior criminals.
  • Never give up.
  • The best place to be when an emergency happens is somewhere else.

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