We saw some comments teaching individuals how to protect themselves. Various ways to do it. We feel the need to write this post although we are certain that our readers are smart enough to know this.
Use any and all techniques to protect yourself. Do not take the offensive in any attack against anyone. Remember, if you attack instead of defend, our city will erupt and the prosecution against your would be on the front page of every newspaper. Politicians, prosecutors and media would paint you as a crazy, wacked out, racist, bigot with nothing but hate for people. The proverbial bus that they threw you under would run you over time and again. It is a double standard that exists when it shouldn't. That is the reality of this fucked up situation and we are helping you deal with it as we see it.
With that being said, do not sit back and take the beatings, the attacks, the threats, the robberies, the burglaries, etc. You have the right to defend yourself and we encourage you to use any and all means to do so.
Example: If someone tells you they are going to kick your ass and makes an act of furtherance to complete their stated task (i.e. clenched fist, step toward you). That is a threat and you have the right to defend yourself. The use of force model that applies to our police department also applies to the private citizen when it comes to someone that is an assailant. The private citizen has just as much of a right to protect themselves as much as the police officer.
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