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  • Keeping Women and children safe

    I'm going to post a few articles on self defense and rape prevention aimed at women.
    Anyone who has something to add, be it common sense or from experience, please feel free to do so. I'm avaiable via PM if you want to know about my background in the area or have further questions or concerns.

    I find this information to be useful to all members with wives, sisters, and even children. Many of the things attackers pull on women they will try on kids as well.

    A group of rapists and date rapists in prison were interviewed on what they look for in a potential victim and here are some interesting facts:

    1. The first thing men look for in a potential victim is Hairstyle They are most likely to go after a woman with a ponytail, bun, braid or other hairstyle that can easily be grabbed. They are also likely to go after a woman with long hair . Women with short hair are not common targets.

    2. The second thing Men look for is clothing. They will look for women who's clothing is easy to remove quickly . Many of them carry scissors around specifically to cut clothing.

    3. They also look for women on their cell phone , searching through their purse or doing other activities while walking because they are off guard and can be easily overpowered.

    4. Men are most likely to attack & rape in the early morning, between 5:00am and 8:30am.

    5. The number one place women are abducted from/attacked is grocery store parking lots . Number two is office parking lots/garages. Number three is public restrooms.

    6. The thing about these men is that they are looking to grab a woman and quickly move her to another location where they don't have to worry about getting caught.

    7. Only 2% said they carried weapons because rape carries a 3-5 year sentence but rape with a weapon is 15-20 years.

    8. If you put up any kind of a fight at all, they get discouraged because it only takes a minute or two for them to realize that going after you isn't worth it because it will be time-consuming.

    9. These men said they would not pick on women who have umbrellas, or other similar objects that can be used from a distance, in their hands. Keys are not a deterrent because you have to get really close to the attacker to use them as a weapon. So, the idea is to convince these guys you're not worth it.

    10. A good defense mechanism would be: If someone is following behind you on a street or in a garage or with you in an elevator or stairwell, look them in the face and ask them a question, like what time is it, or make general small talk
    I come to you with only &quot;KARATE&quot; - empty hands. I have no weapons, but should I be forced to defend myself, my principles or my honor; should it be a matter of life or death, of right or wrong; then here are my weapons - &quot;KARATE&quot; - my empty hands.<br />- Ed Parker, 1957

  • #2
    Re: Keeping Women safe

    I am with you on this topic. It happened to someone very close to me.

    Another big problem especially here in Florida is the rape and murder of children. Most of you watch the news, the latest was John Couey who raped and buried alive in a trash bag a 9 year old girl Jessica Lunsford. Couey was found guilty yesterday and hopefully will be sentenced to death next week. I would be happy to participate in a lottery to pull the switch on this scum bag.

    Keep your family safe, no one else will do it for you.

    If you're not confused, you're not paying attention.


    • #3
      Re: Keeping Women safe

      Thats one of the most horrible things you can do. :'(.I pray he rotts in the worst part of hell.. >


      • #4
        Re: Keeping Women safe

        Since I responded to bowser330 in another post about what I do, I will comment here on this. I manufacture competition rifle stocks and pistol grips. I used to go to several major competitions per year and one of those had 600 handgun shooters from all over the world. I became friends with one of those guys and he was from Norway.

        The speed in which these guys could unholster and fire 12-15 rounds was blinding. I ask my friend one day about this subject. He of course recommended that all women be armed and know how to use the firearm, and use it well. He went on to add though, that whether a woman wanted to carry or not his first reccomendation was to get a hand exerciser that is used to strengthen the hands. His words" Get those hands so strong that you can burst a lemon with one hand, and if ever attacked and have to time for other defense, grab a lemon and bust it, but don't turn loose for any reason. Just grip harder!"



        • #5
          Re: Keeping Women safe


          that's gotta hurt! :P


          • #6
            Re: Keeping Women and children safe

            Homosassa residents elated about Couey verdict
            MICHAEL KRUSE
            St. Petersburg Times
            HOMOSASSA - The folks here in the hometown of Jessica Lunsford reacted to Wednesday's verdict in the trial of John Couey with a predictable mix of rancor and relief tempered by two things the news didn't and couldn't change.

            Couey isn't dead yet.

            Jessie still is.

            Couey, 48, a drifter, a drug addict, a pedophile, took and raped and buried alive the 9-year-old girl late one night in February 2005. He was charged with murder, burglary, kidnapping and sexual battery. The reading of the verdict Wednesday in Miami sounded the way many it would: guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty.

            "Tears welled up in my eyes," said the Rev. William LaVerle Coats, pastor at Faith Baptist at Homosassa Springs, the Lunsfords' home church. "I am happy for the Lunsfords, and for them to finally hear this verdict."

            "I was elated," said Sharon Armstrong, who tutored Jessie in math and was like a mother to her and was the state's first witness last week in Miami. "I am so, so thankful."

            "Justice," Warren Hill said when asked what he thought of the verdict. Hill is the general manager of Harley-Davidson of Crystal River.

            "Well," he said, "it's not really justice yet. This is a good beginning."

            Only that.

            The next phase of the trial - the penalty phase - starts Tuesday. And for the people in this town? There's just one acceptable outcome.

            "Death," said Leo Furrell, 46, a friend of the Lunsfords who watched the verdict on the TV at the bar next to the restaurant on U.S. 19 called Two Guys From Italy. "He needs to get the death penalty. He needs to be fried."

            "And the sooner the better," said Colleen McBride, who runs Mac 1 Signs, the store that made many of the signs to try to help find Jessie when she first went missing.

            "No waiting around," she said. "Let's just get to it and get it done."

            All this isn't a true-crime TV show for these people. That face in that famous photo isn't just a picture. Jessica Lunsford was a little girl they knew and loved.

            She was a third-grader at Homosassa Elementary School.

            She sang karaoke Friday and Saturday nights at the Saloon on U.S. 19.

            She sat with her grandparents at Faith Baptist in the center section of the pews near the rear and went to King's Kids youth group on Wednesday nights. She put quarters in the collection plate.

            She often ate lunch after church at nearby Luigi's restaurant. Always hot noodles with just butter. Never any of the parsley she called "the green stuff."

            On Wednesday afternoon, there were bright, fresh flowers by her heart-shaped headstone under the oaks at the Fountains Memorial Park cemetery and also at the long-standing memorial at the corner of Cardinal Street and South Sonata Avenue just up the road from the Lunsfords' home.

            In Miami, closing arguments were in the morning, and the jury was out before noon. Up here, TV trucks were parked in the lot behind Emily's restaurant at the corner of Cardinal and U.S. 19, and another one was in front of the Lunsford place.

            Deliberations lasted just over four hours.

            "Shhhhh," said the people at the bar.

            The music was turned off.

            The volume on Court TV turned up.

            Those who were sitting sat still. Those who were standing stood still. Women held their hands together tight and in front of their faces.

            First the murder count. Guilty.

            There was a short sharp clap.

            Then burglary. Guilty.

            Then kidnapping. Guilty.

            Then sexual battery. Guilty.

            "So say we all," the court clerk read down in Miami.

            And at the bar, barely more than two miles from where Jessica Lunsford lived, and where she died, the people clapped and yelled and cried.
            If you're not confused, you're not paying attention.


            • #7
              Re: Keeping Women and children safe

              Jury Recommends Death for John Evander Couey
              A jury of his peers took less than one hour today to recommend a death sentence for John Evander Couey for the kidnapping, rape and murder of Jessica Marie Lunsford. The jury made its decision without hearing Mark Lunsford's victim impact statement -- conspicuous in its absence.
              The same jury that found Couey guilty of kidnapping, burglary, sexual assault and murder, last week, heard testimony Tuesday and closing arguments Wednesday afternoon before beginning deliberations in the penalty phase of the trial. The vote was 10-2.

              The jurors apparently rejected the defense argument that Couey, who tested with an I.Q. of 64, was mental retarded and mentally ill. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that someone who is mentally ill cannot be executed.

              Couey, who spent most of his time in the presence of the jury coloring and doodling on a piece of paper -- a strategy some observers believed was a ruse to convince the jury that he was indeed retarded -- suddenly stopped writing on the paper when the verdict was announced.

              No victim impact statements were presented during the penalty phase, as allowed by Florida law. Reportedly, Jessie's father, Mark Lunsford, did not give a statement in order to insure that nothing would be said that might be used in a later appeal.

              Regardless, Couey's sentence will undoubtably be appealed. Even though Florida has a speedy appeal process for death penalty cases, the process will probably take longer than his victim was able to live her nine-year-old life.

              Now we are all waiting for the outcome of the eBay auction to see who wins the right to pull the switch on Old Sparky.
              If you're not confused, you're not paying attention.


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