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Old 04-16-2005, 07:07 AM
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Default April is Sexual Assault/Awareness Month

...or it is around here anyway. [img]/forum/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

Okay half the month is over, but I figure better late than never, right?

There are other websites and shelters, but this is one of a place I volunteer at (so this is the only one I could think of [img]/forum/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]). It has some facts and safety tips and some other resources. But if there is a shelter near you I encourage you to check it out.

Also here's an email I got with some self-defense tips... even some new ones to me.

> > Subject: FW: FYI
> >
> > It is always good to be reminded.
> >
> >
> > Abduction Precautions for Women
> >
> >
> >
> > We can now add to the list of victims the
> > retired 77 yr. old TCU
> > professor from Ft Worth whose body was found
> > last week in
> > Oklahoma--and the 11 yr.old in Sarasota, FL.
> > Because of these recent
> > abductions in daylight hours, refresh yourself
> > of these things to do
> > in an emergency situation...This is for you,
> > and for you to share
> > with your wife, your children, everyone you
> > know.
> >
> > After reading this, forward it to someone you
> > care about. It never
> > hurts to be careful in this crazy world we
> > live in.
> >
> >
> >
> > 1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do: The elbow is the
> > strongest point on your
> > body. If you are close enough to use it, do!
> >
> >
> >
> > 2. Learned this from a tourist guide in New
> > Orleans. If a robber asks
> > for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT
> > TO HIM. Toss it away
> > from you....chances are that he is more
> > interested in your wallet
> > and/or purse than you, and he will go for the
> > wallet/purse. RUN LIKE
> > MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!
> >
> >
> >
> > 3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a
> > car, kick out the back
> > tail lights and stick your arm out the hole
> > and start waving like
> > crazy. The driver won't see you, but everybody
> > else will. This has
> > saved lives.
> >
> >
> >
> > 4. Women have a tendency to get into their
> > cars after shopping,
> > eating, working, etc., and just sit (doing
> > their checkbook, or making
> > a list, etc. DON'T DO THIS!) The predator will
> > be watching you, and
> > this is the perfect opportunity for him to get
> > in on the passenger
> > side, put a gun to your head, and tell you
> > where to go. AS SOON AS
> > YOU GET INTO YOUR CAR, LOCK THE DOORS AND
> > LEAVE.
> >
> >
> >
> > 5. A few notes about getting into your car in
> > a parking lot, or
> > parking garage:
> >
> > A.) Be aware: look around you, look into your
> > car, at the passenger
> > side floor, and in the back seat.
> >
> > B..) If you are parked next to a big van,
> > enter your car from the
> > passenger door. Most serial killers attack
> > their victims by pulling
> > them into their vans while the women are
> > attempting to get into their
> > cars.
> >
> > C.) Look at the car parked on the driver's
> > side of your vehicle, and
> > the passenger side. If a male is sitting alone
> > in the seat nearest
> > your car, you may want to walk back into the
> > mall, or work, and get a
> > guard/policeman to walk you back out.
> >
> > IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY.
> > (And better paranoid than
> > dead.)
> >
> >
> >
> > 6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the
> > stairs. (Stairwells are
> > horrible places to be alone and the perfect
> > crime spot).
> >
> >
> >
> > 7. If the predator has a gun and you are not
> > under his control,
> > ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a
> > running target) 4 in
> > 100 times; And even then, it most likely WILL
> > NOT be a vital organ.
> > RUN!
> >
> >
> >
> > 8. As women, we are always trying to be
> > sympathetic: STOP. It may get
> > you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial
> > killer, was a
> > good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS
> > played on the sympathies
> > of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane,
> > or a limp, and often
> > asked "for help" into his vehicle or with his
> > vehicle, which is when
> > he abducted his next victim.
> >
> >
> >
> > 9. Another Safety Point: Someone just told me
> > that her friend heard a
> > crying baby on her porch the night before
> > last, and she called the
> > police because it was late and she thought it
> > was weird. The police
> > told her "Whatever you do, DO NOT open the
> > door."
> >
> >
> >
> > The lady then said that it sounded like the
> > baby had crawled near a
> > window, and she was worried that it would
> > crawl to the street and get
> > run over. The policeman said, "We already have
> > a unit on the way,
> > whatever you do, DO NOT open the door." He
> > told her that they think a
> > serial killer has a baby's cry recorded, and
> > uses it to coax women
> > out of their homes thinking that someone
> > dropped off a baby. He said
> > they have not verified it, but have had
> > several calls by women saying
> > that they hear baby crying outside their
> > doors, when they're home
> > alone at night.
> >
> >
> >
> > Please pass this on and DO NOT open the door
> > for a crying baby. This
> > e-mail should probably be taken seriously
> > because the Crying Baby
> > theory was mentioned on America's Most Wanted
> > this when
> > they profiled the serial killer in Louisiana.
> >
> >
> >
> > I'd like you to forward this to all the women
> > you know. It may save a
> > life. A candle is not dimmed by lighting
> > another candle. I was going
> > to send this to the ladies only, but guys, if
> > you love your mothers,
> > wives, sisters, daughters, etc., you may want
> > to pass it onto them,
> > as well.
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When you pass through the waters, I will be with you. When you cross rivers, you will not drown. When you walk through fire, you will not be burned, nor will the flames hurt you. - Isaiah 43:2.

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me --- everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you. - Philippians 4:8,9.
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