Defense Against Crime

July 23, 2014

Facts about Alcohol and College Sexual Assaults


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Once Young Adults leave home from the watchful eyes of their parents, it seems that for many the ability to make wise choices is often something they leave home as well. Once they are in college they begin to experiment with alcohol.  Unfortunately for many, this is when things don’t go as planned.

Conservative estimates of sexual assault prevalence suggest that 20 to 25 percent of American women have experienced sexual assault, including rape. Approximately one-half of those cases involve alcohol consumption by the perpetrator, victim, or both parties. Alcohol contributes to sexual assault through multiple pathways, often escalating existing risk factors. Beliefs about alcohol’s effects on sexual and aggressive behavior, stereotypes about drinking students, and alcohol’s effects on cognitive and motor skills contribute to alcohol-involved sexual assault. The lines of Consent become blurred in the minds of one or both parties

Here are some interesting findings

  • Alcohol use can contribute to an atmosphere where anything goes, including rape by individuals or groups of Males.
  • Perpetrators use many forms of coercion, threats and manipulation to rape their victim including alcohol and drugs. Alcohol, Rohypnol and other drugs are often used to incapacitate victims.
  • Alcohol slows reflexes and can impair the victim’s ability to recognize a potentially dangerous situation
  • Alcohol impairs judgment and lowers inhibitions, making some people more likely to force sex on an unwilling partner.
  • Males who have committed sexual assault also frequently report getting their female companion drunk as a way of making it easier to talk or force her into having sex. (Abbey, A., McAuslan, P. & Ross, L. Sexual Assault Perpetration by College Males: The Role of Alcohol, Misperception of Sexual Intent, and Sexual Beliefs and Experiences. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 17, 167-195. 1998.)
  • An incapacitated person does not forfeit his/her rights. In Michigan when someone is drunk, she or he is unable to give consent. If you have sex with someone who is passed out or incapable of giving consent, it will be considered SEXUAL ASSAULT
  • Males are more likely than Females to assume that a woman who drinks alcohol on a date is a willing sex partner. Of Males who think this way, 40% also believe it is acceptable to force sex on an intoxicated woman. (Journal of American College Health, 1991)
  • Under the influence of alcohol, Males are more likely to interpret a woman’s smile, laughter, clothes or body language as evidence that she wants to have sex.
  • Alcohol use at the time of the attack was found to be one of the four strongest predictors of a college woman being raped. (Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology)
  • Although the new reports has labeled drugs such as Rohypnol and GHB as the date-rape drugs of the present, these are only two of the many drugs used to incapacitate a victim. Of the 22 substances used in drug-facilitated rapes, alcohol is the most common. (LeBeau, M., et al., Recomendationss for Toxicological Investigations of Drug Facilitated Sexual Assaults, Journal of Forensic Sciences. 1999.)
  • At least 80% of college students who had unwanted sex were under the influence of alcohol. (Core Institute, University of Southern Illinois, 1995)
  • Alcohol is many times a common factor in most cases of dating violence. Of campus sexual assaults, 75% involved the consumption of alcohol by the victim and/or the perpetrator. (Caponera, 1998)
  • Of those involved in acquaintance rape, 75% of Males and 55% of Females had been drinking or taking drugs prior to the incident. (Caponera, B, 1998)
  • In 55% of campus sexual assaults, the offender and/or victim were drinking or using drugs (“The Rape Victim: Clinical and Community Interventions,” Sage Library of Social Research, 1991)
  • 60% of Sexual Assaults are never reported and legal agency.
  • 97% Of rapist never spend one day in Jail.
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July 22, 2014

How To Prevent Thieves From Breaking Into Your Garage


Crime-Prevention-TIPS-LogoWhen I moved into my house many years ago one for the first things I did was have all my locks re-keyed.  This is always recommended.

Some people will change their locks, however as reported in a previous post, and several news sites you may want to carefully shop for door locks. Many of the big home repair stores (Home Depot, Lowes, etc)  purchase their locks in bulk and many of the lock have the same key. So you may end up re-keying your lock anyway.

Our house has a typical manually-operated garage-door. The garage door has a locking T-handle in its horizontal center. At the back of the handle is a cam. Inside the door, a spring-loaded latch is mounted on the left side and another on the right, each locking to its respective rail.  A single cable attached the two latches and runs through the handle-cam. When the handle is unlocked with a key and rotated counter-clockwise, it rotates the cam to pull the two latches, releasing the door so it can be lifted.

The locksmith told me that I will need to be careful with the garage door as it is one of the easiest ways to enter the house.   The other day one of the local news channel did a story about this and I’ve included a link to their story here.

AN EASY FIX TO FEND OFF THIEVES FROM BREAKING INTO YOUR GARAGE

figure3The lock smith advised me to just get a lock and put it in the hole of the door bar once it is closed and it will prevent the garage from being opened from the our side.

We also recommend that if you have a home alarm and an attached garage, then place an alarm sensor on the house door.

 

 

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July 16, 2014

History of Law Enforcement Officers

Filed under: Crime,Self Defense Infomation — Onyx Knight @ 08:02
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I have always had a deep respect for the people in uniform who honorably risk their lives to uphold justice and justly uphold the rules of Society.    One of our Guest bloggers  has compiled the history of great policemen and great detectives: men with honor and brains and guts.

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Here is some dialog from the Dragnet Episode “The Interrogation”

Written by: Preston Wood

“It’s awkward having a policeman around the house. Friends drop in, a man with a badge answers the door, the temperature drops 20 degrees.

You throw a party and that badge gets in the way. All of a sudden there isn’t a straight man in the crowd. Everybody’s a comedian. “Don’t drink too much,” somebody says, “or the man with a badge’ll run you in.” Or “How’s it going, Dick Tracy? How many jaywalkers did you pinch today?” And then there’s always the one who wants to know how many apples you stole.

All at once you lost your first name. You’re a cop, a flatfoot, a bull, a dick, John Law. You’re the fuzz, the heat; you’re poison, you’re trouble, you’re bad news. They call you everything, but never a policeman.

It’s not much of a life, unless you don’t mind missing a Dodger game because the hotshot phone rings. Unless you like working Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, at a job that doesn’t pay overtime. Oh, the pay’s adequate– if you count pennies you can put your kid through college, but you better plan on seeing Europe on your television set.

And then there’s your first night on the beat. When you try to arrest a drunken prostitute in a Main St. bar and she rips your new uniform to shreds. You’ll buy another one– out of your own pocket.

And you’re going to rub elbows with the elite– pimps, addicts, thieves, bums, winos, girls who can’t keep an address and men who don’t care. Liars, cheats, con men– the class of Skid Row.

And the heartbreak– underfed kids, beaten kids, molested kids, lost kids, crying kids, homeless kids, hit-and-run kids, broken-arm kids, broken-leg kids, broken-head kids, sick kids, dying kids, dead kids. The old people nobody wants– the reliefers, the pensioners, the ones who walk the street cold, and those who tried to keep warm and died in a $3 room with an unventilated gas heater. You’ll walk your beat and try to pick up the pieces.

Do you have real adventure in your soul? You better have, because you’re gonna do time in a prowl car. Oh, it’s going to be a thrill a minute when you get an unknown-trouble call and hit a backyard at two in the morning, never knowing who you’ll meet– a kid with a knife, a pill-head with a gun, or two ex-cons with nothing to lose.

And you’re going to have plenty of time to think. You’ll draw duty in a lonely car, with nobody to talk to but your radio.

Four years in uniform and you’ll have the ability, the experience and maybe the desire to be a detective. If you like to fly by the seat of your pants, this is where you belong. For every crime that’s committed, you’ve got three million suspects to choose from. And most of the time, you’ll have few facts and a lot of hunches. You’ll run down leads that dead-end on you. You’ll work all-night stakeouts that could last a week. You’ll do leg work until you’re sure you’ve talked to everybody in the state of California.

People who saw it happen – but really didn’t. People who insist they did it – but really didn’t. People who don’t remember – those who try to forget. Those who tell the truth – those who lie. You’ll run the files until your eyes ache.

And paperwork? Oh, you’ll fill out a report when you’re right, you’ll fill out a report when you’re wrong, you’ll fill one out when you’re not sure, you’ll fill one out listing your leads, you’ll fill one out when you have no leads, you’ll fill out a report on the reports you’ve made! You’ll write enough words in your lifetime to stock a library. You’ll learn to live with doubt, anxiety, frustration. Court decisions that tend to hinder rather than help you. Dorado, Morse, Escobedo, Cahan. You’ll learn to live with the District Attorney, testifying in court, defense attorneys, prosecuting attorneys, judges, juries, witnesses. And sometimes you’re not going to be happy with the outcome.

But there’s also this: there are over 5,000 men in this city, who know that being a policeman is an endless, glamourless, thankless job that’s gotta be done.

I know it, too, and I’m damn glad to be one of them.”

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July 9, 2014

Warning: Fake Order and Shipping Company Scam


040513_0112_BewareofDel1.jpgAlmost every month for the past few years I get a trolling e-mail from someone who is interested in buying my products. The e-mails start something like this

Attn: Sales Department, My name is Ian Walker with Sid’s Warehouse,I write to inquire about safes. I will be glad if you can send me a quick pricing on you standard safes or send me a link to your available safes to browse through

Kindly advise on the type of credit cards you do accept for payment and also if you do accept pick up orders ?

Kindly call to discuss options or probably send me an email with further questions based on the quote request. A prompt response will be greatly appreciated as I look forward to working with your company on the quote inquiry.

Sincerely, Ian Walker

Sid’s Warehouse 480 Smith Street Suffolk County Farmingdale , NY11735-1105 Ph :631-247-6701

 

You can google Sid’s ware house and it appears to be a real business.

So I responded as such

Hello Ian

Here is a link to all of our Diversion Safe Products.

http://www.peppereyes.com/DiversionSafesProducts

we except all major credit cards and you can order directly from the site.

If you use the coupon code Student42, it will give you an additional 10% discount.

If you have any additional questions please check out our FAQ Page (http://www.peppereyes.com/FAQs)

 

The Next e-mail you will get is where they put bait on the hook. It is almost always a LARGE order to appeal to greed.

Hello ,

Please advise the total cost without shipping for the below

  •  300pcs of SKU PE-BS
  • 300pcs of SKU PE-SWLBSC

Thank you

Since I have seen these types of e-mails before I go ahead and give them the price, but also tell them they can order directly from the Web Site.

 

This is where worm turns

Hello

I would like to proceed with the order.Meanwhile,I have been able to review the total cost of the materials.I would like you to kindly contact the below freight company with the information and get me a freight cost for shipping the materials to my client in Malaysia.Below are the necessary details.

 

INFORMATION

1.Pick up address

2.Delivery address

Libron Homes
Suite 21A-15-1, Faber Imperial Court
Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia

 

Freight Company Details
Name of Company : RUNNERS LOGISTICS INC
Contact Person : Mr. Bob Marshall
Contact email : runnerslogistics@outlook.com
Contact Phone : 443-478-7877
Kindly email them for a freight cost and get back to me.

Sincerely,​

 

In every instance the ‘client’ want me to contact some bogus shipping company (you can google this) and want me to contact the shipping company to have them calculate a shipping rate or state that the shipping company will come to my business or warehouse to pick up the order.

At this point I politely point them to our companies various policy pages including shipping policy which states that we only use the Big Three for Shipping (USPS, FEDEX, UPS) and do not accept custom shippers. I also told him that we will gladly ship them to him and he was free to ship them to anywhere they pleased.

The conversation always ends there.

I then went to see how common this scam was and it appears these people have lots of time on their hands.

So if you get these types of e-mails there is a very high probability they are scams. If your company doesn’t have policies to address these issues, you should develop them.

 

PepperEyes.com is dedicated to providing you with the best and most affordable self-defense products, and safety products on the market to meet the security needs of you, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime. If you want to take personal responsibility for protection, home security, business security, purchase our high quality discount self-defense products and arm yourself with the knowledge about self-defense and security products and information of the best way to stay secure in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society, being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.

July 8, 2014

Don’t Consult The Hong Kong Book of Kung Fu


 

download (1)I’ve written about Krav Maga (contact combat) form of Self Defense in a previous post.  Krav Maga has released an android app so that users can watch video tutorials to learn self-defense techniques based on military grade jiu-jitsu.  Krav Maga  is a martial art and self-defense system developed for the Israeli military that consists of a wide combination of techniques incorporated from boxing, savate, Muay Thai, Wing Chun, Judo, jiu-jitsu, wrestling, and grappling, along with realistic fight training. This Military grade system is created to work in real life situations, unlike MMA, UFC, Mixed Martial Arts, which is entertaining to watch but will get you killed in a street fight.  Krav Maga teaches techniques that work where there are no rules and your attackers never play fair – on the real streets

 

While Krav Maga is an excellent martial art style and will serve you well in defending yourself, I usually find that to truly learn a Martial Art, you need to be under the instruction of a instructor, and do actual practice.

 

If you remember the classic cartoon Hong Kong Phoney, the hero always consulted his trusty Hong Kong book of Kung Fu before making a move, this is what came into my mind when I heard about this. If you have never seen the cartoon I’m sure there are a few episodes on YouTube

 

Or

 

If you remember in the movie the Karate Kid, Daniel tried using a karate book to learn karate moves, which didn’t quite work out.

 

Or

 

In the classic Andy Griffith Show, Deputy Barney Fife used a book to study Judo moves. In one scene, he tried to show Andy a few moves and stopped in mid demo to consult the judo book.

 

Today you can find all kinds of book, and YouTube video, DVDs and not mobile apps that attempt to teach martial arts moves.

 

While I do advocate having many tools at your disposal including carrying a self-defense product like pepper spray and knowing some basic martial art self-defense strategies. I don’t think you can truly master martial arts from watching a video even if it is in your phone, or on your computer screen.  I’ve taken karate for years and know from experience that if you don’t shape your foot correctly doing kicks, you can injury your foot, and the same come with punches.  The most important benefit from actually taking a class is the repetitive nature of the drills, so that you can perform the moves without thinking about them. Unless you have lots of discipline to repeat the moves you watch, they really want do you much good, other than perhaps push you to take a class.  It is not going to benefit you to get into a situation and reach for your smart phone to see what move to make.

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I would ask that you Take a look at the app an explore the Krav Maga style, and if you are serious about learning it, enroll in a good class.

 

 

 

PepperEyes.com is dedicated to providing you with the best and most affordable self-defense products, and safety products on the market to meet the security needs of you, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime.  If you want to take personal responsibility for protection, home security, business security, purchase our high quality discount self-defense products and arm yourself with the knowledge about self-defense and security products and information of the best way to stay secure in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society, being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.

 

 

 

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