to Resist Criminal Attack?
As law abiding citizens, we not only have the
moral and legal right to prevent and resist criminal assault, we have an obligation; an obligation to protect ourselves and
an obligation to protect our loved ones. No one has the right to harm you or your family.
As a well-trained, armed,
and experienced police officer, I would gladly face an attacker for you. However, you must accept that you will be on your
own and alone when you are robbed, sexually assaulted, beaten, or your child abducted. The obligation to protect yourself
and your family lies solely with YOU! Once police have been notified of a crime in progress (remember, police can only enforce
the law after it has been broken, this is, after you have been hurt!), they will respond as soon as possible. The best response
time may be merely a few minutes, the worst, hours. And if the police are not immediately notified what then? Bottom line,
at the onset of a criminal attack, it is just you and the criminal face-to-face. Ask yourself, what will you do in such an
encounter? If the attacker wants your wallet or purse, so be it. WHAT IF HE WANTS YOUR SIX-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER OR SON? WHAT
IF HE DECIDES TO BEAT, TORTURE, RAPE, OR KILL YOU OR YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS? WHAT CAN YOU DO? Do you have the skills and tools
to stop a hardened street thug? Reflect upon crime reports you have heard about. How could you of handle the home invasion
robbery? The rape attempt? A little preparation can give a lot of peace of mind and reduce your chance of being a statistic.
The most AWARE, the most CUNNING, the most PREPARED, and the most capable of adapting to their environment are the
ones who survive, not the most brawny.