Shocking Things that go Bump in the Night!

 

Turn on any news feed and you will not go five minutes without a story about violent crime. Whether it be another murder in a major city or a violent home-invasion in a quite suburb…crime is on the increase.  More than ever, we must be on guard for things that go bump in the night.

Physical assaults, rapes, strongarm robberies, car jackings and hate crimes are all on the upswing at unprecedented levels.  Legal firearm sales are at all-time highs as people feel the need to arm themselves for personal protection.  There is no denying that America is experiencing a crime wave that has not been seen for decades.

Legitimate polls indicate that Americans rank “fear of crime,” as one of the most disconcerting issues facing them for 2021.  Do not let the incompetent media fool you.  Trust what your eyes and ears are telling you.  While politicians are pretending everything is under control, the average person living in a metropolitan area knows first-hand that criminals are running rampant and for the most part, law enforcement is powerless to prevent such acts.

Crime…by the numbers

In 2020, major cities saw a 33% increase in homicides.  Sixty-three of the 66 largest police jurisdictions saw increases in at least one category of violent crime in 2020…which includes homicide, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault, according to a report produced by the Major Cities Chiefs Association.

The increase in homicide rates across the country is both historic and far-reaching.  Experts point to a “perfect storm,” of factors resulting in these violent crime increases.  Specifically, they reference economic collapse, social anxiety because of the pandemic, de-policing in major cities after protests that called for the abolition of police departments, shifts in police resources from neighborhoods to metropolitan areas because of those protests and the release/ refusal to prosecute defendants pretrial or before sentencing…may have all contributed to the spike in violent crimes.

For 2021, many cities are set to out pace last year’s violent crime numbers.  As an example, in Chicago homicides are up 33% in the first three months when compared with the same period in 2020!  In New York City, murders have jumped 14% through March 28th of this year.  In Los Angeles, homicides have increased nearly 36% through the end of March.  You are hard pressed to reference any major metropolitan areas that are not currently experiencing significant increases in violent crime.

How Not to Become a Statistic…

What can you do to protect yourself?  The old rule-of-thumb of “don’t resist,” has proven to be a fallacy of appeasement that likely results in far more serious injuries and death.  Most experts now concur that if faced with a violent assault the best course of action is, “hide, run, fight.”  As many of todays violent criminals are now considered at minimum mentally defective and at worst depraved, there is a serious concern that being a non-combative target only assures a more sinister outcome for the victim.

If you hear or see a violent crime about to take place hide and then dial 911. Look for “cover,” preferably over “concealment.”  If you are concealed it means you may not be seen but whatever you are concealed behind is not a ballistic barrier.  In other words, you are likely hidden but not safe from bullets.  Cover, not only hides you but will protect you from bullets.

If there is no place to hide, then RUN.  Run as fast as you can do so while bent over at the waist as far as you can.  This makes your vital organs “smaller,” to an active shooter.  Run while looking to get to the first “cover,” you can find.  Finally, if hiding or running/escaping are not options…then you must FIGHT!  This is not the time to fight by the rules either.  Attempt to injure soft targets on your assailant.  Use any and all weapons available to you.  Fight like your life depends on it because it likely does.

Use your Yellow Jacket Smartphone Stun Gun Case to discharge high-microcoulomb shocks in quick, multiple attacks.  The throat, face, neck, genitals and even the eyes are prime targets with your Yellow Jacket if your life depends on it.  Now is not the time to be squeamish.  Fight for your family, fight for your children…fight for your life!