New York wasn't everything I thought it would be. It did not welcome me with open arms. The first year, I was held up at gunpoint. Raped on the roof of a building I was dragged up to with a knife in my back, and had my apartment broken into three times. I don't know why; I had nothing of value after they took my radio the first time... But I was also scared shitless and freaked out by the smell of piss and vomit everywhere, especially in the entryway of my third-floor walk-up. -Madonna 2013 Interview, Harper's
• As you drive be aware of your surroundings at all times
• Make sure to keep your doors locked and windows rolled up
• Do not confront the offenders and call 911 at once
• If possible, leave the scene and make your way to the nearest police precinct to file a police report — do not delay as your memory will be freshest at that point
• Try to make a mental note of the appearance of the offenders and possibly their license plate numbers.
Liberal, Violence, Degeneracy
In the past several years rioting in the United States has almost become the norm, tragically. We have recently been treated to scenes from Berkley, Calif., of mobs of protesters burning, looting, and threatening the lives of others.
1. Pay attention.
2. Make escape plans.
3. Go with the flow.
4. Avoid stores.
5. Avoid law enforcement.
6. Keep driving.
-By Jeff Sanders
Liberal, Oops, Theft
After being robbed a handful of times in the past few months, one Baltimore coffee shop is no longer accepting cash to stop the robberies and keep their staff safe. Nowadays, many people don’t carry cash in their wallets day-to-day, and at Park Cafe in Bolton Hill, cash payments are no longer on the menu. “We’re not going to accept cash anymore,” said Park Cafe & Coffee owner David Hart. “I’m going to take that out of the equation.”
Liberal, Crime, Funny
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – An in-development Microsoft smart phone app designed to help drivers and pedestrians avoid unsafe neighborhoods is proving controversial among some minority rights groups that find the software potentially discriminatory.