This is a followup to my post from yesterday One video showing why you need to have situational awareness, concealed carry, and high capacity magazines.
Some good news:
Holy shit, 48 robberies in August, 23 in one week, a 50% increase from the previous year.
Most of these arrested were recidivists.
Clearly the Minneapolis Minnesota judicial system is failing to adequately rehabilitate these offenders and innocent people are paying the price.
Something to take note of from the news article:
His concerns grew upon seeing the disturbing robberies caught on tape, occurring near the places he walks. At about 4 a.m. on August 17, at the intersection of 5th Street and Hennepin Avenue, a man stands by himself while looking down at his phone. Slowly but surely, people approach him to talk. Eventually he is surrounded, beaten and left unconscious — all so the thieves could take his phone and wallet.
Lesson #1: nothing good happens between the hours of midnight and six am.
Unless you are gainfully employed with a job that requires you to be outside at 4:00 am, don’t be hanging around outside at 4:00 am.
Lesson #2: maintain your situational awareness, especially at 4:00 am. You don’t need to be nose down in your cellphone, not paying attention to the world, especially (x2) at 4:00 am.
Lesson #3: do not let yourself get surrounded.
From January 1 to August 26 in 2018, police said there were 156 robberies downtown. During that same span in 2019 there were 240 — an increase of 53.8%.
Most of the robberies are taking place along between 3rd and 6th Street, as well as Hennepin and 2nd Avenue. The key time is from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
What did I just say Lesson #1 was? What are so many people doing outside between midnight and 3:00 am?
Police said the criminals in the recent cases “finesse” the victim. They search for easy targets, typically someone who is intoxicated, alone, and looking at their phone.
You don’t need to be walking around nose down in your phone, not paying attention to your surroundings. Take a peek, that’s fine. But do not get lost in your phone and abandon your situational awareness.
If you look like an easy victim, you will be preyed upon. Don’t look like an easy victim.
And if for some stupid reason you have to be outside, downtown in the low single-digit hours of the morning, carry.