If you're reading this, no doubt you're acutely aware of the epidemic non-White on White crime rate everywhere. It's a top priority and personal responsibility to stay prepared and continue to spread awareness of these brutal crime reports. Also, we should learn from them. I'm not suggesting to "blame the victim", rather ask yourselves what would you have done different, how could that have altered the turn of events or even prevented the crime?
Many (White) black sympathizers live in most to all White areas and haven't been preyed upon aka "culturally enriched", and do not (yet) understand the reality they and their kin are faced with. I hope many of them will finally pay attention. Although there are cities/"bad parts of town", that we know to avoid (whenever possible), know not to leave your guard down when in a "better part of town" either.
Criminals (when they obtain transportation)-will beeline to these areas (more likely at night when they're less visible), to take advantage of what they see as an opportunity. What could that be? In no particular order-robbery (armed or not) carjacks, rapes, "knockouts", mob beatings, ("knockouts" and mob beatings I deem attempted murder), breaking into homes, the possibilities are endless.
Someone I know personally recently told me of a Vet clinic broken into overnight. There was blood everywhere due to the broken window climbed into to steal ketamine (drugs). Even the garbage had been gone through. The security camera revealed the identity of the perpetrator. Great part of this? The "ketamine" stolen was the display which held water filled syringes! The real ketamine was locked away. No animals were harmed, which was the main concern.
Although some on the following list are "common sense practices", it's surprising how one may not think to do simple things!
Some safe practices I suggest include-in no particular order,and certainly not limited to are:
- Try not to go out after dark (anywhere, but especially known "bad areas"), if you can help it. For some it's not an option due to their scheduled commitments. Is there security or management you can ask to follow you out? It's more challenging in the Winter when darkness falls as early as 6:00. If you do, be keenly aware without looking paranoid-of your surroundings at all times. This ties into the third on the list.
- Monitor and train your children!!! Do they catch the bus to school? If so, can they be walked to it & waited with for the bus by you or another trusted adult? Teach them these ways of awareness and self defense just as you would a fire drill-it could save their lives just the same! Do they ever have to stay home alone? Go over all details regarding that. Talk with them and look for changes in behavior and/or appearance. Make sure they're not being bullied in any way (by peers or adults). This can be anything from being made fun of to verbal assault, physical bullying, theft of personal items, even sexual abuse. Often times victims hide what happened ranging from fear, to not wanting to worry someone, to shame, or even guilt (self blame). Of course they deserve a carefree childhood, but we're responsible to instill survival instincts. All the garbage the media exposes them to has them growing up quicker than ever already unfortunately. This information will be a protective of information/training.
- Have weapons 24/7. Obviously, if you can legally obtain a firearm and a concealed carry license with training, would be optimal. If not, blunt and/or sharp objects can be a great defense, mace (aka "pepper spray"), etc. Everywhere you go. Hornet spray kept behind a desk is a simple addition.
- If in a parking area you're not comfortable in (if you have a key remote w/ alarm)-use it as you approach the vehicle IF you find it appropriate. Not only does it help you locate the vehicle quicker, but the horn sounding w/ lights flashing is a deterrent for a would-be "opportunist". I've done this on a few occasions and felt it was an asset to my safety.
- If you're physically able: Again, try to get and stay fit, including at least basic self defense moves. Whether with or without a weapon, it betters your odds if/when ever found in a defensive situation.
- Females tend to be looked at as "easier prey". We know this already. If you're out alone, take special heed to all of this. Remember, there's safety in numbers. Do you have to carry a purse? Where are you going? Can the essentials fit into your pockets? Dress accordingly. You don't want to look especially attractive as if you were going on a date or an event when you're simply going to work. In other words, it's normal to want to look attractive, but realistically clean and covered is the order of the day. Likely you'll be alone commuting to & from work with errands. And take into account the customers and co-workers you'll be in contact with while at work.
- Body language! Stand straight and confident, aware not fearful. Better to be perceived as someone who'd give a fight than an easy victim/target any day.
- Cellphones! When commuting, shopping, etc., if you're on a cellphone it can be distracting to the point of becoming an easy victim. Not only for being focused on the cellphone, but that they are a highly sought after item of many thieves.
- Be observant, always. In places where there are more people (transient), such as commuting, shopping, events, restaurants, etc.. Here's a somewhat humorous (yet useful), way to be keen eyed: Think of a situation where you've been in one of these transient areas and you spot someone you find attractive and take quick looks they likely don't notice so you can look a few times. Same with "crowd watching", which is being observant. Not only for yourself, but if you see anything suspicious aimed at the facility or other people, you'd be a great source of information to identify, locate, even detain a suspect (all within reason, of course).
- If you drive, lock your doors AS you enter and exit the vehicle, making sure the keys are in your hand, in ignition, or on your person, noticing the perimeter of the vehicle and where you're headed on foot. Also note the drivers/vehicles/pedestrians in your view. When approaching your vehicle upon return, observe anyone nearby, making sure to use the windows as a reflection of what's behind you. While unloading items such as groceries, look around before turning your back for even a second, unloading quick. One woman attacked while unloading groceries was assaulted and fought back with a frozen turkey! Luckily, she made noise and put up a fight and nearby citizens reacted, running to her aid by beating down and detaining the perpetrator until police arrived. Where I live, a woman I work with told me she was going to Wal-Mart just after dark and saw several suspicious looking blacks roaming the parking lot. She then decided to cancel the errand without even parking and called her Husband. The next day it was revealed it was local gang doing this often looking for trouble (or should I say, opportunity?)
- If your car is parked within signal distance, have the remote by your bedside. Why? If you hear someone breaking in-hit the alarm button, you'll have more time to grab your weapon, call 911, and/or whatever else your instincts would have you do to defend yourself. That alarm may even run them off.
- Fueling your vehicle: Upon exiting the vehicle, lock all doors and you should already have a weapon on your person. Keep your eyes on the entire area. There have been numerous reports of thieves entering unlocked vehicles from the other side while it's being fueled. Many women tend to have a purse visible-ready for the taking.
- Transactions: There have been several instances of assault, even murder while attempting to exchange items such as a man murdered when he met someone from Craig's list to sell an I pad. IPhones are very sought after at the moment. Don't risk it. When making purchases at a register, be mindful who is around you at all times, especially when you reveal the method of payment and while leaving.
- Keep doors, windows, gates, vehicles locked at all times! Use extra locks, deadbolts, and security systems. I used to work for different millionaires in their households while they were away. Guess what? I kept everything as secure as in an inner city-one can never be too safe.
- Always trust your instincts. They're there for good reason. If you ignore them, you may really regret doing so.
- This is not being paranoid, but realistic By being safety wise, one has more control over their personal space. It is responsible self-preservation, and that is a powerful, positive thing!