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    Quote Originally Posted by amberjul View Post
    oh I can't recall the name of the book, but it's about protecting yourself from stalking to being attacked. A man wrote it; his job is protecting highly visible people.

    Anyhoo, he says to Follow Instinct when protecting yourself. The same holds true with a "feeling" that something is off, imo, whether a gunshot in the night, people outside arguing or pleading (I had that once - Very Scary), a strange person -

    Gotta Trust your Warrior Instinct! (did I say I'm on a roll? )
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    They're certainly entitled to think that, and they're entitled to full respect for their opinions... but before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.- Atticus Finch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimster View Post
    The thought always comes in when we say to ourselves "but what if I'm wrong?" I have called LE in the night because I think I heard a gun shot. I'll say "I could very well be wrong, but I think you need to know just in case". It just needs to happen!

    But there's always those times when our emotions carry us away. We have to find a balance in ourselves.
    I agree with finding balance. That is true.
    They're certainly entitled to think that, and they're entitled to full respect for their opinions... but before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.- Atticus Finch

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    This is a wonderful idea. I have been doing Take25 to help educate parents on how to keep their children safe.

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    I say don't just call police but follow up and keep following up quickly if something isn't right. People called on this guy beforeand also on Jaycee's abductors but nothing was done. Also demand that weird school employees who aren't professional or abusive be fired and get them Away from kids.

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    I think I would rather to think of myself as a seeker than a warrior, but warriot would probably catch more people's attention. About the only thing I can think of right now (I already took my meds, including sleeping pill, before I saw this) is pretty simple.

    Any time you find yourself thinking - somebody should stop that, somebody should call the police, someone should call an ambulance, someone should offer to, I hope somebody got the license number, or anything similar, remind yourself that You Are Somebody!
    Every murderer is someone's old friend ... Agatha Christie

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    I think that phrase "See something, say something" that is used regarding suspicious packages, etc. could also well apply to this type of situation.

    In this case, it is difficult to believe that every neighbor who said they called the police was lying. Yet the police "have no records" of these calls. Strange.

    Yet, I have personally seen cases of a neighbor calling police about loud music blaring in a townhouse and the police pull up, knock on the front door, get no answer and get back into their cruiser and drive away. I've seen the same police action when the complaint was a loud fight.

    (I have a scanner, live in a townhouse community, and when it is on my street.....well, I guess I'm nosy. Thankfully, both the loud music folks and the fighters moved away long ago.)

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    Considering that smart phones seem to be the rage these days...

    If you see something that you think is suspicious, snap a picture, and, at the very least, message yourself with a notation, time & location. If your smart phone has video capability, you could even shoot a video and narrate what you're seeing.

    That way, if you decide what you saw was report worthy, you're not left trying to remember pertinent details. And even if you don't report it, if you later hear of an incident, and you think the pic/vid you took is relevant, you have info that could be crucial to an investigation.

    There is also an iphone app by VorpalFox called iSpotACrime. Don't know how good it is but it's something I stumbled across while doing some iphone dev research.



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