Defense Against Crime

August 28, 2015

General College Safety Tips


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With the increased activity on campus, many of you may be on campus more frequently, or traveling to and from campus buildings later than usual. In your travels, please consider the following risk reduction strategies:

  • Avoid walking alone; it is best to walk in pairs or with a group.
  • Always be aware of your surroundings. Listening to music through headphones or looking down at a cell phone can impede your ability to be alert.
  • Walk on well-lit paths in heavily traveled routes. Using dark and isolated areas make you a more vulnerable target. Please take a moment to review your campus night map, and know where all the emergency call boxes are.bxp35697
  • Use your resources!  Many colleges and Universities provides safety escorts on campus 24/7.
  • Females – Carry Pepper Spray

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August 25, 2015

Crimes near college campus

Filed under: College Crime Report,Crime Alert — peppereyes @ 14:39
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The Following Story is true…..some of the elements have been changes to protect the innocent.PE_Banner_SelfDefense1

This story serves to remind our readers that crime on and off college campus is real!

Incident: Off-campus Robbery

Date:  08/24/15

Time:  2342 ( 1142pm )

Reported to: River City –City Police Department and College Of River City Department of Public Safety

Report #  0156-0014331

Location: 141 St. George St., River City, S.C.

Suspects’ status: at large

Incident description: On 08/24/2015 at 2342 hours, the victim stated that as she passed 141 St. George St., an unknown person grabbed the strap to her purse from behind. The victim stated that she turned around to see a man tugging on her purse strap. She resisted him and attempted to fight him off by punching him repeatedly in the head until the purse strap broke and the suspect ran. The victim stated that she and a witness gave chase to the suspect across St. George Street into the parking lot of the This and That AME Church at 15 Morrison Street, where she lost sight of the suspect.

Suspect Description: Believed to be a black male in his mid-20s, wearing a grey shirt, and black shorts with white tennis shoes. He is approximately 5 ft., 6 in. tall, thin build, with a buzzed style haircut.

Important Message: It is important to note that the victim/survivor is never the cause of the criminal offense. The College does not tolerate this behavior.

Tips:

  1. Use well-lit routes;
  2. Avoid dark vacant areas and those not frequented by other people.
  3. Avoid walking alone at night.
  4. Be alert and aware of your surroundings at all times.
  5. Avoid distractions like talking on your cell phone.
  6. Use ATMs during the day. If you must use an ATM at night, do not do so alone. Avoid ATMs that are not clearly visible from the street.
  7. Be aware of people loitering in areas around ATMs, vehicles and residences.
  8. Carry some type of non-lethal self-defense products.
  9. Enroll in the RAD Class if you campus offers it!

If you observe unusual activity, try to remember details as best you can (for example, what a person was wearing or any other identifiers like scars, tattoos or shoes). As stated above, always be aware of your surroundings, avoid walking alone at night and notify Law Enforcement immediately if you observe potentially dangerous situations or individuals.

Get Involved and Make a Difference: The College encourages the prompt reporting of all crimes: on-campus, contact Public Safety and off-campus, local police (911).

Oftentimes, students are present when a crime is about to happen, and bystander intervention is one method students may use to help prevent a crime from happening. Learn how to develop this skill and safely intervene.

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August 3, 2015

Did Jesus really want his disciples to arm themselves with swords?


Let me begin by stating emphatically that I totally believe that every capable citizen should be responsible for their own Guns-in-churchsafety and security in a manner that is both legal and comfortable for them. I I I also know that not everyone is ready or capable of taking a life in order to be safe, and not everyone can deal with the psychological repercussions of killing in self-defense. Everyone must draw that line for themselves.

As some of you may know there was a mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston SC in June of this year. This church is about two city block from my office, and I have on many occasions  walked past this and many of the historical building in downtown Charleston, when seeking to find new things to discover in this old city.  After this event there was both a local and national revival of Church Security Training.  In listening to many speeches given by politicians, clergy, and other leaders they suddenly gave the view that the Churches are no longer safe places, and are considered “Soft Targets” for criminal activity.

While I was listening to this rhetoric, I was pondering the ignorance of the speakers about violence in churches.  Since the foundation the Church has always been under attack.  If you read the book of Acts of the Apostles you can see this for yourself.   In many countries there are churches and church members who have been violently attacked especially where Christianity is the minority religion. There are web sites like Voice of the Martys  (http://www.persecution.com/) that give testimony about current attacks  in these countries.  According to some gathered statistics gathered by experts there have been over 971 criminal incidents in churches in America from 1/1/1999 to 2/15/2015.  There have not been that many terror attacks in this same time period.  Where there are people there is going to be crime.

The point is we have witnessed these crimes in Churches, schools, malls, parks, restaurants etc, and you can probably expect more of them as the population continues to rise and morality declines.

Every time there is a mass shooting in America the two sides of the gun debate come out. One side saying we need more guns in America, and the other side saying we need less.

There was a Church security class held in Charleston and the speaker who was a former security agent and a current minister gave tips on things the churches could do to better protect themselves, and this issue of having armed disciples in places of worship came up.  Here is the passage that the speaker used as his justification for allowing guns in church.

Then Jesus asked them, “When I sent you without purse, bag or sandals, did you lack anything?”

“Nothing,” they answered.  He said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.    LUKE 22:35-36

Someone else in the audience said with great assurance that this same biblical passage was the basis for the second amendment of the US Constitution. There are better and longer historical evidence to support that this was borne out of the recently fought American Revolution and not biblical text.. This is why the amendment speaks of militias. It was the Supreme Court that interpreted this to mean that all citizens have the right to bear arms. However, I’ll leave this to my readers to research this for themselves

But the question remain ..did Jesus advocate the use of a sword for self-defense purposes (Luke 22:36-38)?

When we think about the teaching for Jesus, we know of their emphasis on obedience to God, love, forgiveness, and “turning the other cheek.”  However, did Jesus really want his disciples to arm themselves with swords?  Putting this into biblical context, this passage was given during the last supper where Jesus knew that his time to be crucified was coming and he was preparing his Apostles for their next mission apart from his physical presents.  We also must remember that to best understand biblical writings you need to read the whole story as when these were penned, they were written in continuous narrative form, and did not have chapters, verses and punctuation. However, when we read this passage in the natural it appears that Jesus is instructing His disciples about future hostility they would face (2 Corinthians 11:26-27) and encouraged them to sell their outer garments in order to buy a sword . Here the “sword” (Greek: maxairan) is a dagger or short sword that belonged to the Jewish traveler’s equipment as protection against robbers and wild animals.  Is this really what Jesus was talking about?

There are followers who easily say “yes… you have a right even as a disciple of Christ to defend yourself. There are Bible passages which give clear pictures of the Israelites having to defend themselves against attackers. You read this for yourselves in the book of Nehemiah, Exodus, Joshua, Judges, and others.

There are also followers on the other side who would say “no”, and they can also point out an equal number of bible verses about faith, and God being the protector. They also point to passages to the Sermon on the Mount and other passages that Jesus spoke.  These disciples of Jesus believe it is always morally wrong to injure other humans, no matter what the circumstances. And the same principles supporting belief carry over to acts nonresistance–the belief that any form of self-defense is wrong. This view is usually based on the exemplary life and teachings of Jesus Christ. These are also recorded in the Book of Acts.

Perhaps for the disciples in this camp self-defense may actually result in one of the greatest examples of human love. Christ Himself said, “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:14). When protecting one’s family or neighbor, a Christian is unselfishly risking his or her life for the sake of others.  Jesus also said as recorded in Matthew 16 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. Could it be that perhaps the sword that Jesus wanted his disciples to carry was a spiritual one and not a physical one. In Ephesians 6:17  The Apostles Paul penned “Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” and the writer of penned this “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12).  If you read the Gospels it appears that the word of God is the only weapons the Disciples of Jesus used.

The answer to the question “Did Jesus really want his disciples to arm themselves with swords?”  Is for you to decide.  There are disciples in both camps. Let me conclude with other things for you to consider. Jesus instructed his followers with wait in Jerusalem for the Holy Spirit whose function was not only to empower them for their mission, but to bring clarity of Jesus teachings.  In reading the epistles of the New Testament, you will note that none of the disciples ever use a physical sword in their encounters with hostilities, including the Apostle Paul.  I do know how the Romans would have reacted if the all of the Jesus followers were seen carrying weapons. History makes it very clear how the Roman Empire dealt with perceived threats.  For my final point, in the Book of Revelations it illustrates that when Jesus returns he is seen as a Warrior complete with a sword to purge evil. Was this a physical sword or a spiritual one?

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July 20, 2015

What is the Clery Act ?

Filed under: Self Defense Infomation — peppereyes @ 11:21

  • How Safe is that College you are sending your daughter off to this fall?
  • Do you know what the crime stats are?download (6)
  • Did you even think about it.

Consider this

Approximately 1-in-5 women and 1-in-16 men are sexually assaulted while in college (Krebs, Lindquist, Warner, Fisher, & Martin, 2007).
The majority of these crimes (90%) on college campuses are never reported (Fisher, Cullen, & Turner, 2000).

Nationally every 107 Seconds in the United States someone is Sexually Assaulted according to the RAINN.Org website.

You are entitled to know how safe colleges are.

The Clery Act is a federal law enforced by the U.S. Department of Education that requires colleges and universities in the U.S. to disclose information about campus crime. As part of the law, schools must publish an annual security report, maintain a public crime log, release crime statistics, issue timely alerts about crime, implement an emergency response plan, and have procedures for handling missing persons cases.

HISTORY OF THE LAW

In 1986 , Jeanne Clery was murdered at Lehigh University located in in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She who was a student at the time of her death was killed in her campus dormitory. Through the work of her parents who believed the University did not share vital campus safety issues, Clery’s death spurred the Clery Act which is a federal law that requires universities and colleges that receive federal student financial aid programs to report crime statistics, alert campus of imminent dangers and an Annual Campus Security Report to current and prospective students and employees.

So before you send your daughter to fend for herself…get the facts.

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July 6, 2015

July is Vehicle Theft Prevention Month


VehicleTheftPrevent-Infographic2015-prPerhaps you didn’t know, but July is Vehicle Theft Prevention Month in the United States, when more cars are stolen than any other month.

Some of you may have had that experience were you go to the parking lot and can’t remember where you parked. Now imagine learning that your car had been stolen. In the United States a car is stolen every 45 seconds.

Vehicle theft is a very expensive crime, with the cost of stolen vehicles pegged at more than $4.1 billion. Over the past few weeks, there has been an increase in motor vehicle thefts and thefts from motor vehicles in the surrounding area. Never leave the vehicle running while unattended. Be sure to park in well-lit areas and avoid leaving valuable property inside your vehicle. Most importantly, always lock your vehicle. Trends in auto thefts indicate that over half of vehicles stolen are left unlocked at the time of theft. More information can be found in these related articles.

 

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