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Old 02-25-2014, 08:35 PM   #11
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Best defense is not putting yourself in a dangerous position in the first place. Night time, "shortcuts", abandoned areas are all areas used by criminals to take advantage of you.

Anything you do that takes your attention away from the here and now, can make you a victim and cost you your life. Cell phones, iPods, Walkman, book, newspaper or anything that takes your attention away from your immediate surroundings and those people around you are deadly.

Keep your attention on anyone watching or following you. Learn to use reflective surfaces (car glass, glass storefronts, polished steel or chrome) to watch behind you. If you feel you're being followed, either stop where there are people (in a store or restaurant) or turn towards populated areas.

If all else fails and you find yourself being attacked, do not shut down and do not quit fighting. Scratch, hit, pull hair, use keys on vital areas - all these collect DNA for LEO investigation. Use anything available - sticks, bricks, rocks, knives, knitting needles, purse, backpack and strike frequently and aggressively. Scream for help and report incident to police as soon as possible after the attack.

Many people get attacked, but criminals are usually hunting for those who they can get an immediate advantage on, which are usually not paying any attention to their immediate surroundings. If you watch people in a mall or grocery store with the idea of following them and stealing something, your mind will quickly be able to choose the weakest of the pack. By training your mind in the ways of a criminal, you'll be far less likely to be the target of one.
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Old 02-26-2014, 01:20 PM   #12
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Some if the best tactics you can apply is what Craig Douglas "Southnarc" refers to as Managing Unknown Contacts. I'd recommend to go to a search engine and type in something along the lines of "Southnarc Managing Unknown Contacts PDF". There is close to a 20 page PDF of easy reading with photos of preemptive tactics you can use to avoid a potential violent encounter all together.

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Robbers, thugs, "knockout game" idiots, and their like are predators. Predators are always looking for the young, weak and infirm, don't be one of them.

You almost never see lions, attack the herd bull. Herd bulls are too dangerous, it's easier to prey on those that don't seem to be a threat. I'm not saying become a mall ninja to the "nth" degree, but don't make it easy on the predators, follow the advice already given and give this page a read, especially the "Combat mindset" portion.
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I recommend buying and reading this book. It's not the only book or maybe even the best but it covers a lot of information.

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