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
Democrat, Liberal, Crime, Violence, Government, Incompetence, Degeneracy, Law, Theft
Authorities in Washington, DC, have provided a list of tips for residents as carjackings rise in the city, urging people to “drive in the center lane to make it harder for potential carjackers to approach the car” and to “GIVE UP YOUR CAR” without argument in the event of a criminal issuing a threat with a weapon...
One of those tips encourages a victim to “GIVE UP YOUR CAR!” and “Don’t argue” in the event of a carjacker issuing a threat with a weapon. Police are also urging people to refrain from rolling their windows completely down “no matter how short the distance” of the destination and no matter “how safe the neighborhood is.”...
Additionally, authorities say people should think ahead and “leave enough room to maneuver around other cars, especially if you sense trouble and need to get away” when coming to a stop.
Washington D.C. Police: Crime Avoidance Tips for 2021...
For example when you go to a mall or shopping center, park in a busy area. Don’t park behind a large truck, park where you can be seen.
One thing criminals don’t like, they don’t like to be seen. So if you are in an area where there are a lot of other people and you will be seen, so will the criminals”, said DelPonte.
Try to remember what the carjacker looked like — sex, race, age, hair and eye color, special features, clothes.
Liberal, Crime, Degeneracy
There will probably be times in your life where you’ll need to enter an unfamiliar town or city, whether as a student or as an urban explorer. That’s where the RedZone app, a navigation app that displays crime data, could come in handy.
In short, RedZone combines data from government agencies and the app’s users to display a map that highlights shootings, assaults, and thefts in a specific area, for example, with the three crimes differentiated by color. If you need to navigate to a certain location, RedZone uses that information to avoid problematic areas and show you a safe route.
Democrat, Liberal, Crime, Degeneracy
The LexisNexis Community Crime Map is a free tool that gives users instant access to the latest crime reports and data from local law enforcement agencies.
With it, you can search a convenient map of police reports, and filter the results based on location, date range, and the type of offense. You can also sign up for free crime alerts and use the site to anonymously report tips to police.
The LexisNexis Community Crime is created and updated with the participation of thousands of law enforcement agencies across the country, so you can rest assured its information is accurate and up-to-date.
Democrat, Liberal, Character, Degeneracy, Waste
An NBC Bay Area Investigation reveals a dangerous concoction of drug needles, garbage, and feces lining the streets of downtown San Francisco. The Investigative Unit surveyed more than 150 blocks, including some of the city’s top tourist destinations, and discovered conditions that are now being compared to some of the worst slums in the world.
The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit surveyed 153 blocks of downtown San Francisco in search of trash, needles, and feces. The investigation revealed trash littered across every block. The survey also found 41 blocks dotted with needles and 96 blocks sullied with piles of feces.
Liberal, Crime, Violence, Guns, Degeneracy, Threats, Law, Theft
The Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) recently warned residents about new ways criminals are gaining access to peoples’ homes and luring them into carjackings...
According to MPD, carjackings are so common that it’s no longer safe to exit a vehicle if it’s involved in a fender bender. MPD described “bumping into your car” as a means of “how carjackers lure victims.” After your vehicle is bumped, “you might be tempted to pull over — only to have your car taken,” the police warned. “Stay inside with the windows shut and the door locked and, if you feel a threat, drive to the nearest police or fire station.”
MPD’s message also offered some safety tips to help Minneapolis residents avoid becoming victims of crime. For example, they advised people who carry weapons to keep them on their person. “The tool or weapon must be at hand at the moment needed (not in a bag, under the car seat or in the glove compartment) and you have to know how to use it properly,” the email said.
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
Washington D.C. Police Tips for Carjacking Avoidance...
● Report the crime to the police immediately.
● If the carjacker threatens you with a gun or other weapon, GIVE UP YOUR CAR! Don’t argue.
● Get away from the area as quickly as possible.
● Reducing your risk of becoming a victim when you are on the road.
● Always keep your doors locked and windows rolled up (if it’s hot and you don’t have air conditioning, roll them up at least part-way) no matter how short the distance you’re traveling or how safe the neighborhood is.
● Drive in the center lane to make it harder for potential carjackers to approach the car.
● Avoid driving alone. Travel with someone whenever possible, especially at night.
● When you are coming to a stop, leave enough room to maneuver around other cars, especially if you sense trouble and need to get away.
● Always drive with the doors locked. If a thief can’t get in your vehicle, you stand a better chance of leaving with it.
● DON’T stop to assist a stranger whose car has broken down. You can help instead by driving to the nearest phone (or using your cell phone) to call the police for help.
● Park in well-lit areas, near sidewalks or walkways. Avoid parking near dumpsters, large vans or trucks, woods, or anything else that limits your visibility.
● Never leave valuables out in plain view, even if the car is locked. Always put them in the trunk or out of sight.
● Try to park in a garage with an attendant. Leave only the ignition key, with no identification.
● Even if you’re rushed, look around before you get out and stay alert to the surroundings.
● Always trust your instincts. If the situation doesn’t “feel right,” get away Officials also warned to not stop for stranded vehicles on the side of the road as it could be someone waiting to carjack another vehicle. Instead, police said to call 9-1-1 and note the location of the vehicle.
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.”