Make Personal Safety A Top Resolution This Year

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Well another year has come and gone. As we embark on the new year, it is wise to reflect and review on the past year. Did we meet our goals and objectives? Personal safety is an area that is often overlooked. Are you vulnerable to a would-be criminal? Is your wife or children an easy target? Most of us find ourselves consumed by our day-to-day lives. The last thing on our minds is falling victim to an assault, robbery, rape or home invasion. Unfortunately, for many of us it only becomes a priority after we’ve been directly affected.

I challenge you to make personal safety a top resolution in 2016. Here are some tips to help you be successful.

  • Pay attention to your surroundings. Keep your eyes open and trust your gut feelings. If you feel something’s not right, it probably isn’t right
  • Stay in well lit and populated areas. Don’t even think about walking through an alley-way to save time.
  • Walk with confidence and purpose. Know where you are going and if you get lost, make it look like you know where you are. Don’t allow yourself to be easily surprised.
  • If you’re being followed, or see a person or group ahead you want to
    avoid, make changes in your path. Cross the street, walk in another direction, or duck into a well populated place.
  • In public or social situations work on keeping an eye on your surroundings. Keep your hands free, eyes and ears open. Don’t allow yourself to become distracted by your smart phone or other activity that you loose touch with your surroundings.
  • Make eye contact. If you feel threatened or intimidated it’s natural to avoid eye contact. But looking someone straight in the face is the best deterrent. That eye contact may scare off a potential attacker because they fear you will be able to identify them.
  • Change things up often. If you are a walker, jogger or biker, it is best to change your route regularly. Plan out different routes and identify safe places you can go for help. If trouble arises, you can stop at these places and know you will be safe.
  • The “buddy system” works, use it. If at all possible, go places and do things in groups. If that’s not possible, there are several safety apps available that allow you to send contacts a text message with your location so they can track your safety throughout an activity. Some apps allow you to check-in or broadcast your current location to contacts through SMS messaging.

What happens when it’s too late. If you find yourself in a violent situation. Fight like your life depends on it. Having and using good quality pepper spray can stop a determined attacker quickly. Many law enforcement agencies consider pepper spray to be the most effective non-lethal personal security solution because of it’s ease of use and it’s high rate of effectiveness.

Best Stun Master Stun Guns-The Top Three

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In today’s blog post we are introducing you to the best stun guns from Stun Master-the top three. Stun Master has been around for close to 30 years and features quality products that all have a lifetime warranty as a testament to their quality. They are all characterized by innovation and industry leading features such as the disable pin wrist strap.

1. The first on our list is the Runt Stun Gun that is 10,000,000 volts and features a 120 lumen LED flashlight built-in along with a built-in slide out charger. It is only 3.5″x2″x1″ making it one of the smallest stun guns available. It has a protective rubberized coating and the aforementioned disable pin wrist strap.

2. Second on our list is the 11,000,000 volt HOT Shot Stunner that is only 3 inches tall and 2 inches wide and 1 inch deep. It is operated with long life lithium batteries that come with the product. It is disguised to look like a hand-held mobile device that can be worn on your belt with the free stainless steel belt clip.

3. And one of the more popular self-defense products especially against dog attacks is the 7.5 million volt rechargeable Telescoping Stun Baton. It expands from 13 inches to 21 ½ inches at the press of a button and can protect you three ways-the stun feature, a 120 dB alarm and a super bright LED flashlight.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Costs Of Domestic Violence

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This is an article that talks about Domestic Violence and the effects it has not only on the individual but on the cost to society as well.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), domestic violence costs society billions of dollars every year with employers losing $13 billion a year due to absences and lost productivity.

The CDC also estimates victims who receive medical treatment for physical assault face an average cost of $2,665.

“Direct medical expenses and mental health services in response to domestic violence cost nearly $4.1 billion each year. Of this total, less than half was covered by private insurers, and the victims paid about 29% of the costs.

Recently, the Affordable Care Act has mandated that screening and counseling for domestic and interpersonal violence be included as one of many free services for women, meaning that many more women will now have access to needed resources at zero cost.”

Still, despite these triumphs, domestic violence remains a significant problem with close to one out of every three women the victim of domestic violence.

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Physical assault is the main culprit in domestic violence. Women who are in a domestic abuse situation need to learn how to defend themselves and protect themselves. One of the best ways to do that is with one of our 40 Keychain Pepper Sprays. Any one of them can incapacitate an assailant for as long as 45 minutes.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Sexual Assaults On Campus-Most Involve Drugs Or Alcohol

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Here’s a story about campus Sexual Assaults where US representative Pat Meehan R-Delaware, convened regional experts on campus safety last month to discuss the issue and come up with policy recommendations on how to narrow the gap between the number of actually assaulted women and the number who choose to report it.

Nearly 20 percent of women attending college are sexually assaulted or victims of an attempted assault, yet only between 5 and 12 percent of them report the attacks.

“That gap is staggering,” he said. “That amount of victims is eye-opening. We have a responsibility to work collaboratively to assure that we not only prevent future sexual assault in an environment like a college setting, but we are able to respond more effectively to those victims.”
Many women are under the influence when the attacks occur, he said, resulting in “incapacitated assault.”

“Incapacitated assault means that there has been alcohol, drugs, some other kind of agent that may have influenced the ability of parties to be appropriately responsive,” Meehan said Monday.

It has been estimated that as much as 70% of all sexual assaults on college campuses involved drugs or alcohol or both.

We recommend that young women everywhere, but especially on a college campus, carry a self-defense product with them. Products that are on keychains are best because they’re more likely to be with you at all times.

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Two of the most popular models are this Mace Triple Action (shoiwn above) and this Sabre Keychain Model. (shown below)

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Pepper sprays can incapacitate an assailant for as long as 45 minutes and are legal everywhere with a few cities and states having some restrictions.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Domestic Violence On The Rise In Las Vegas

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There was a story recently out of Las Vegas, Nevada that talked about the rise in domestic violence in that city. So far this year five homicides involving domestic violence have happened in the Las Vegas area. In 2013, 32% of all homicides were a direct result of domestic violence. One officer from the Las Vegas Family Crimes Bureau said that a lot of factors are beyond the Police Department’s control and that tensions run high in domestic violence cases and law enforcement has to get in the middle of it. He blames the high rate of domestic violence on the transient population of the city and the 9% unemployment rate.

Police statistics show that close to 48% of all women in Las Vegas will be subjected to some form of domestic violence. That is much higher than the national average which is closer to 30%.

“The economy is a huge factor,” he said. “Financially, people are struggling, and that just adds more stress. Relationships are already stressful enough. Throw in some of these extra factors like a lack of money, being foreclosed upon and not knowing where you’re gonna live, those are huge factors and lead to a lot of our calls.”

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We always recommend that women carry a self-defense product with them wherever they go. The Sabre Pink Pepper Spray is on a keychain so it is much more likely to be with you.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Teen Dating Violence-A Big Problem

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Here is an opinion piece about Teen Dating Violence a subject that has gotten a lot of attention lately.

About one in three teens will be emotionally, verbally, physically or sexually abused by a dating partner. Even if this never happens to the teen in your life, it’s likely they’ll know someone in an abusive relationship.

If teens would respect themselves and their partner, treat each other as equals, show trust rather than jealousy, resolve conflicts with open communication and not violence, allow for personal space and respect each other’s boundaries they would be much safer .

Young women need to learn how to defend themselves with a self-defense course like Small Man’s Advantage and then arm themselves and learn how to use a self-defense product such as a pepper spray or stun gun.

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A pepper spray such as this one Stop Strap Spray can disable an assailant for as long as 45 minutes, giving you time to get away and seek help.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

What Are Dog Owner’s Responsibilities In An Attack?

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Here’s a letter to the editor that was published in the Baltimore Sun recently about dog attacks. It focuses on dog owner’s responsibilities not dog owner’s rights.

Read the whole story HERE.

The author is the mother of a boy who was attacked six years ago by a pitbull and who’s case led to a decision by a Maryland court that pit bulls are inherently dangerous.

She asks these questions in her letter.

1. “How will dog owners pay for catastrophic injuries caused by their dogs? Homeowners insurance is not required by law, it is required of homeowners by mortgage lenders. Renters can go uninsured.

2. The animal advocates say the largest portion of their shelter space is pit bulls and the greater share of their placement in foster homes are to renters. Any new law must consider the feasibility of a victim being able to gain a recovery.

3. Returning to common law with pit bulls and other dogs means a dog bite victim must prove negligence. The animal lobby says dog behavior is the dog owner’s fault, so then a dog bite itself should be evidence of negligence. Like them or not, muzzles are always available to dog owners, or they can choose a less dangerous breed to mitigate the risk of bites.”

Every year over 5 million Americans are attacked by a dog and bitten. Of those nearly 1,000,000 require hospitalization with the vast majority of them being children.

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The best thing is to avoid dogs altogether. Unfortunately for millions of Americans who love to get their exercise in the great outdoors by walking, jogging or cycling that just doesn’t seem feasible. The second best thing to do is to arm yourself with a self-defense product that can protect you against a dog attack and prevent you from getting bitten.

We have found that this Sabre Dog Pepper Spray has an effective range up to 15 feet and will improve your confidence and peace of mind while walking outdoors.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

DOJ-New Policy to Address Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault And Stalking In The Workplace

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“Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole today announced the release of a new Department of Justice policy for employees addressing the effects of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in the workplace. The Department of Justice has long been at the forefront of addressing domestic violence in the workplace.

‘With approximately 114,000 employees in 53 components, the Justice Department is a diverse workplace and it is our hope that this policy will serve as a model for other employers to address domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking,” said Deputy Attorney General Cole. “This new policy, and the steps it requires components to take, will improve the safety of the department’s workplaces and will help us better support victims.’

On April 18, 2012, President Obama issued a memorandum entitled “Establishing Policies for Addressing Domestic Violence in the Federal Workforce,” which required the Office of Personnel Management to issue guidance on the development of agency-specific policies to address domestic violence in the workplace. All federal agencies are required to develop an agency-specific policy based on the guidance. The department welcomed the chance to build upon the existing policy first created by Attorney General Janet Reno in 1999, which established support and resources for department employees who experience domestic violence. This order unequivocally stated that domestic violence perpetrated in the workplace was unacceptable and would not be tolerated.

Today, the department adopted a robust workplace policy that fully responds to the president’s call to federal agencies, and addresses not only domestic violence in the workplace, but also sexual assault and stalking.

‘The impact of domestic and sexual violence is far reaching,” said Acting Director Bea Hanson of the Office on Violence Against Women. “And it is clear that we all have a part to play in creating a work environment that is safe for all of us. As we introduce this new policy, we must educate ourselves on how we can support co-workers who may be experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. And I am proud that the Office on Violence Against Women has led the charge in supporting organizations that work to address domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in the workplace.’ ”

The Wildfire Keychain Spray as shown here has an 18% solution of oleoresin capsicum the main ingredient in all pepper sprays. But 18% is nearly twice as hot as their competitors, making it more effective.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Ending Domestic And Sexual Assault Violence

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“Domestic violence and sexual assault is a sad trend that doesn’t seem to be going away. There have been numerous high-profile cases in the Milwaukee area recently.”

Read the whole story HERE.

Domestic violence and sexual assault against women is not just a problem in Milwaukee. It is a problem throughout the United States and throughout the world. It has been estimated that as many as one out of every three women has been abused in a domestic situation. It has been one of the most discussed issues in the last two or three years after decades of being in the closet. Over 10 years ago, we wrote about “Domestic Violence-One Of America’s Best-Kept Secrets” and since then the problem has not gotten any better but the pursuit of perpetrators has improved thanks to an onslaught of public opinion.

Ending domestic abuse and sexual assault against women may be a pipe dream, but women need to learn how to defend themselves-which is reality.

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One of the best ways that women can defend themselves and domestic abuse situation is with a self-defense product such as this Wildfire Pepper Spray that has an 18% concentration of oleoresin capsicum, comes in a variety of colors and has a keychain attachment so it is more likely to be with you when you need it.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Most Powerful Stun Guns-Product Reviews

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In today’s blog post we’re doing a review of two of the most powerful stun guns. We have always told our readers that you should get the most powerful stun gun you can afford. Here are some great choices.

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The first one is the Streetwise Small Fry Stunner which is 11,000,000 volts in a product that is 3 ½ inches tall and 2 inches wide. It weighs 9 ounces and has a built-in LED flashlight, the popular disable pin wrist strap and two levels of safety built-in to prevent accidental discharge. It has a flip out charging plug to recharge the device so no cords are needed. It comes with a leather like holster and a lifetime warranty which belies the quality of the product. It is certified to be best in class.

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Another powerful stun gun from Stun Master is the 10,000,000 volt Runt Stun Gun. It has a 120 lumen LED flashlight built-in making it one of the most powerful flashlights built into a stun gun. It is very small at 3.5″ x 2″ x 1″. It has rubberized coating that helps ensure firm grip in any conditions. It comes with a free nylon holster and is backed by Stun Master’s famous lifetime warranty.

Those are two of the most powerful stun guns in the market today.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Sabre Pepper Spray-The New Police Standard In New Zealand

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“New Zealand Police look set to buy thousands of canisters of a potent new pepper spray that is more than six times stronger than the one currently used.

Sabre Red from America looks just like the old spray on the police tool belt, but is more likely to stop offenders in their tracks.

“Our current spray, which we’ve been using for over ten years now, we’ve seen a leveling off in its effectiveness,” said Inspector Jason Ross.

A trial of the new spray has just wrapped up in the Bay of Plenty. It has been used to douse almost one person each day over the past six months.

“It’s been used about 150 times throughout the trial and feedback – anecdotal feedback – so far is very positive,” Mr Ross said.”

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“Around 9,000 canisters of pepper spray are currently in circulation nationwide with police, but it is one of the lowest strengths available.

The spray currently used is just 10 times stronger than the Tabasco sauce you can get at the supermarket, compared to the new one, which is more than 60 times stronger.

The sting after being hit with the new spray lasts much longer, and it leaves a red mark on its target, which can be washed off.

Police Association president Greg O’Connor said the roll-out of the new spray is just New Zealand catching up.

“There is now a better product, and it means police don’t need to go further up the tactical framework, which means tasers and ultimately firearms,” he said.

Until the data from the trial is analyzed police cannot say if anyone was injured, but overall the new spray appears a lot more effective.

Police are also trying out a gel, which is more effective than a spray in bad weather.”

Now you can get the same Sabre Crossfire Spray that the New Zealand Police Department will be using. Sabre Red, in the United States, is one of the most popular self-defense products that women use for their personal safety and personal security.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Campus Sexual Violence Exposed

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Sexual violence is as prevalent as ever on college campuses. On average one in 20 college females report being raped and one in four will be the victim of sexual assault during her academic career as an undergraduate, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)

According to NSVRC, sexual assault does not only include rape, but any involuntary sexual activity that someone in coerced to engage in when they have not consented. Sexual assault on college campuses is evident and many efforts to prevent such violence have been put in action.

USD, being a smaller campus, reduces the risk of sexual assault but does not eliminate it altogether.

Nevertheless, Sophomore Sloane Smith feels that sexual violence is prevalent on any campus.

The rest of the story is HERE.

“The issue of rape and sexual violence is relevant whether not you are a male or female, partier or Friday night studier, on a big campus or a small campus,” Smith said. “USD is no exception to sexual violence.”

Despite statistics, many USD students, including junior Kami Shabaz feel relatively safe on USD campus.

Shabaz is fortunate never to have been victim of sexual violence, but many other female college students across the country have been less fortunate.

The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center said that every 21 hours a woman is raped on an American college campus. The study found that these women are normally in their first or second year of college. The report also said, “8 percent of men admit to committing acts that meet the legal definition of rape or attempted rape. Of these men who committed rape, 84 percent said that what they did was definitely not rape.”

Confusion on whether it was rape or consensual is often related to the consumption of alcohol.

Being intoxicated increases the chance of being raped by one and half percent, according to NSVRC. The Cleveland Center said men are more likely to think that a woman who drinks is more willing to engage in sexual behavior. Sarah Lawrence College did a study and determined that at least 50 percent of college students’ sexual assaults are associated with alcohol use. Their study showed that if a woman is drinking than she is perceived as being willing to have sex.

Sexual assault is most likely to occur on campus than off campus and is normally committed by someone the victim knows. The Sarah Lawrence College study of sexual violence said that 80 percent of rape victims know their attacker.

One of the best ways that men and women can defend themselves against sexual assault is with a self-defense item that is nonlethal. They are legal just about everywhere and are in inexpensive, effective way to defend yourself against any type of assaults

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This powerful Lil Guy Stun Gun has 7.5 million volts to repel any attacker.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

College Campus Sexual Assaults

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“A 22 year-old woman living on a college campus — or anywhere for that matter— I’ve heard the horror stories. I know that a female walking alone at night is a target.

Many women — and men for that matter — end up in situations they never expected.

I know this, and yet, more often than I care to admit, I find myself walking the ill lit paths of Julia Davis Park long after the park officially has closed. And I’m not alone. On any given night I’m joined by half a dozen lone women stumbling, often under the influence of alcohol, towards home.”

Read the whole story HERE.

“Yet there is a provable fallacy to this kind of thought.

According to a National Crime Victimization Survey, there is an average of 207,754 sexual assaults every year in the United States. That breaks down to roughly one sexual assault every two minutes.

Estimates from a report released by the Department of Justice (DOJ) say that on the average college campus 20 to 25 percent of female attendees will experience some sort of sexual assault during their college career.

Take a minute and think about the people you know. Chances are– and statistics confirm– that you know someone who has been the victim of an assault.

So why do we take the risk?

While everyone needs to be careful, on this campus there is one group at higher risk of sexual assault than any other. The DOJ conducted a recent survey, which told us that of 84 percent female college students who were victims of an assault reported that it happened during their first four semesters.

Freshmen and sophomore women. The same study showed that during the months of September, October and November sexual assaults on college campuses happen with nearly double the frequency of the other months.

As women, we’ve been raised with the idea that to be successful we must be strong, capable and independent. For many, college is the first time we have to assert that independence. And in a society that glamorizes the party lifestyle, YOLO and free flow alcohol this can get dangerously out of control.

The DOJ estimates that 9 out of 10 women assaulted on college campuses know their attacker.

So while you might never forget about those shadows lurking in the dark, you are far more likely to be assaulted by someone you met at last week’s party or that cute friend you agreed to catch up with at the bar.

So be safe out there.

Guys don’t let your girl-friends wander off alone. No matter how much she insists she’s OK. And girls, do the same; for both your friends and yourself. I’m not foolish enough to think that I’ll ever convince you not to go out and party — I was 19 just a few years ago– but be empowered to take of yourself.

Now you know the statistics. Don’t become one.”

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The best way for women to protect themselves anywhere but especially on a college campus is with one of our pepper sprays. They can disable an assailant for as long as 45 minutes giving you time to get away and seek help.

We recommend this MaceTriple Action Spray that has teargas component and a UV marking DYE along with a 10% concentration of oleoresin capsicum.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Man Arrested In Connection With Three Assaults On Women In Bronx

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Police have arrested a man in connection with three assaults on women in the Bronx, two of which happened on the same day.

Calvin Presinal, 28, is in custody and charged with rape, assault and strangulation.

He is also being charged in connection with an incident on August 5, when he allegedly choked a 21-year-old girl until she passed out.

The other two happened on August 30.

Read the whole story HERE.

According to police, an 18-year-old woman was walking near Sedgwick and Bailey Avenues when she says a man grabbed her from behind and began choking her.

About 20 minutes later on Park View Place, police say Presinal grabbed and choked a 24-year-old woman.

He ran when she fought him off.

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We always recommend that women carry a self-defense product with them wherever they go. The Sabre Pink Pepper Spray is on a keychain so it is much more likely to be with you.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

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Tornado Defense System-Product Review

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Today we are doing a review of one of the most devastating personal defense systems in existence. It is called the Tornado Pepper Spray System because it is a complete personal defense system that combines pepper spray, a personal alarm and emergency strobe light all in one product. It has four levels of safety built-in to prevent accidental discharge. The 125 dB personal alarm is one of the loudest allowed on the market. The spray pattern is a stream spray that can go up to 15 feet with a 2 to 3 foot circumference, which lessens the chance of a miss when you’re firing. The spray itself is a 10% solution of oleoresin capsicum with 1.33% major capsaicinoids making it a devastating weapon.

It is lightweight and easy to use, and can be accessed and deployed in about one second. A single button releases the unit from the base and automatically activates (in less than one second) the alarm and strobe, calling for help and blinding the attacker.The Tornado personal defense system discharges eight one second bursts of pepper spray up to a distance of 15 feet, and with the built in finger lock you always know the unit is pointed in the right direction.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!