Women Joggers At Risk

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This is a story from Australia where a sexual predator has been assaulting Women Joggers.

The perpetrator attacks from behind in the dark and has worn a hood in each incident.

“Officers are have increased patrols in the Newport and Yarraville areas after three women were grabbed from behind and indecently assaulted while jogging between 6am and 8am over the past two weeks.

All three were wearing headphones at the time and are aged between 20 and 30, police say.

Detective Sergeant Kerr said in each case the woman’s scream had scared the attacker off.

Police believe there may be other people out there who have been approached by this man.

Detective Sergeant Kerr encouraged women to keep jogging, but urged caution when jogging with headphones in.

Women are particularly vulnerable when they’re out jogging, walking or cycling because usually they are by themselves and are distracted which makes them perfect targets for perverts.

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Domestic Violence Is An Equal Opportunity Destroyer

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A recent study conducted by the American Psychological Association contradicted stereotypes that domestic violence is more prevalent in low-income or minority households. You can read the whole story HERE.

Basically it showed violent incidents crossed economic lines with near equal percentages in all income brackets. Families of all races and ethnicities were also affected and three of every four perpetrators were male. “Family violence definitely cuts across all society’s segments and income levels and has a serious impact on children, the nationwide study indicates.

“The study interviewed children who had witnessed domestic violence. Three in four children saw the violence, 21 percent heard it and 3 percent saw the injuries later. The violence included beating, hitting and kicking a parent or caregiver. One in 75 cases reported the child was physically hurt during a violent attack on their abused parent. All experienced fear and anxiety, and more than half said they were afraid someone would be hurt badly. The children indicated the violence was one of their scariest experiences ever, according to the study published online April 7 in the APA journal Psychology of Violence.”

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Teen Dating Abuse Study Findings

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This is a story about Teen Dating Abuse the subject of a meeting of the American Psychological Association. Among other things presented at the meeting was this statistic; more than a third of teen guys and girls say they’ve been physically, emotionally or sexually abused in their dating relationships, according to new, unpublished data from a nationwide survey.

They want to teach younger children and teens how to have healthier relationships. But as they seek to understand why so many young people hit, demean or force sex on their partners, much remains unclear.

Some studies suggest they are and that girls may even be more likely than boys to lash out physically. Girls were more likely to say they had physically abused their partners; boys were “much more likely” to say they had sexually abused someone, the association says. But it did not provide specific numbers on those differences.

The survey also found that 29% of girls and 24% of guys said they had been both victims and abusers, in the same or different relationships.

Both behaviors are often “about establishing dominance,” she says. The results suggest there is a “violence trajectory” and “if it’s not addressed, it will escalate.”

While programs at school and elsewhere in communities may help, families can play a central role.DUH! Teens, like adults, sometimes have trouble recognizing that they are in an abusive relationship, experts say.

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Teen Relationship Violence

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This is a story about how Teen Dating Violence is a growing concern all over the country. As many as one in three young women have reported they have been in a relationship where they have been injured or hurt in some way. But because of their inexperience and lack of knowledge officials say the worst part is that many teens do not even know the abuse is happening.

There is actually a move afoot to start teaching young teenagers in middle school about relationships and what constitutes a healthy one versus an unhealthy one. That idea is actually gaining traction because where else will teens learn about this topic? Right now many teens gain their knowledge of a relationship from electronic media including social media and friends and family.

That is why so many of them have no clue what a healthy relationship is or where the boundaries are.

We have always recommended that teenagers carry a self-defense product with them to defend themselves should they be physically assaulted.

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StreetWise Stun Devices-Product Reviews

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Streetwise is a brand of stun gun that is manufactured by Cutting-Edge Products in eastern North Carolina. It is one of the few companies that manufactures self-defense products here in the United States-most of them are imported. That is part of the reason why Streetwise stun devices are dependable. That dependability is backed up by a lifetime warranty on all their stun device products.

They have a few stun devices that are under 1,000,000 volts but the majority of them are 1,000,000 volts or higher up to the 11,000,000 volt Small Fry. They have a few at the 7.5 million volt level but most of their stun guns are well above the 1,000,000 volts which makes them some of the most powerful in the industry.

Almost all of their products are rechargeable so no batteries are needed. This not only saves you money on battery replacements but helps ensure that the products are as small as they can be, because they don’t need storage space for batteries.

And many of their regular stun devices have built-in LED lights to help you find your way in the dark or identify a target.

This one is so small that it has a keychain attachment It is a powerful 5,000,000 volt rechargeable stun tool that is 3.5″ x 1.25″ x 0.75 of an inch. It also has two levels of safety built-in, a six LED light and a lifetime warranty.

When you are looking for powerful and dependable stun devices look no further than Streetwise brand. Their products are very competitively priced and offer a good selection.

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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”!

Sex Assault On The Rise At Academies

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A story recently said that sex assault reports have increased 50% over the previous academic year at the Air Force Academy which is the highest number of sex assault reports of all military academies with most sexual assaults never getting reported.

They are supposed to have higher standards than other Universities, but why should their students be any different from others in that age bracket? It’s a simple fact that it is so prevalent among college-age ‘kids’ that they are no different.

What is surprising to me is that it has been swept under the carpet, so to speak, for so many years and only now is it starting to get some publicity.

Why are so few cases reported? The common thinking is that the victims are not believed and that reporting a sexual assault against a fellow cadet can ruin, not only his career, but his life. In the general population it results in a far less stigmatic punishment, if any at all.

It should be pointed out that all the other service academies have similar problems with sexual assault and the reporting of same. It just seems the Air Force Academy leads the pack.

It is common knowledge among cadets that self-defense products are prohibited on campus. So in a sense, female cadets are defenseless when it comes to their personal safety and personal security aside from the classes in self-defense that they may take.

A good self-defense training DVD can not only improve female self-defense, personal safety and personal security, it may be the only way to do that on a military Academy campus.

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Street Safe is an excellent beginner self-defense training DVD.

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Favorite Self-Defense Products For Women

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Female self-defense should be on the minds of every husband or boyfriend for their loved ones. Part of the reason for that is because women are assaulted approximately 9 times more often than men.

One of the best ways to improve female self-defense is with products such as stun guns or pepper sprays. They provide a nonlethal means for self-defense.

There are literally thousands of self-defense items in the market today which makes it difficult to figure out which ones might be the best for you. In this article we are going to make some suggestions for the top three best products for women.

These products provide a less than lethal alternative to handguns for self-defense. Generally speaking, they immobilize an assailant long enough for the victim to escape a potentially dangerous situation and get help.

The broadest categories for self-defense items are pepper sprays, stun devices, including tasers and personal alarms also called panic alarms. They are all effective, but they all work in different ways and have different effects.

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Number one on the list is a Fox Labs hard case Pepper Spray that is 5.3 million Scoville heat units. It fires a heavy stream up to ten feet away and has ten 1/2 second bursts packaged in a hard case shell with a keychain attachment. It has a safety lock that prevents accidental discharge. It’s an inexpensive way to defend yourself. Fox labs are the major supplier to law enforcement agencies for their pepper sprays. They have set the industry standard since 1993.

Pepper sprays can immobilize an assailant for up to 45 minutes with a quick spray in the face that will cause extreme pain, excessive tearing of the eyes and make breathing very difficult.

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Number two on our list is a Streetwise stun gun called the Smallfry Stun Gun that is 8 million volts making it one of the most powerful anywhere.

It has a built-in LED flashlight. It features a protective rubber coating that helps with gripping in any weather conditions, and it’s rechargeable with a flip out plug so there are no batteries to buy. It has the popular disable pin wrist strap that prevents it from being used against you should it be taken away. It also has two levels of safety built-in.

Do you use self-defense products? Feedback on these posts is appreciated. Please share your experience. We want to hear from you.

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Indian Women Fight Back With OC Spray

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Here is a story from the Boston Globe about Indian women fighting back with self-defense pepper sprays.

You can read the whole story HERE.

Indian women are taking the initiative these days in learning self-defense techniques and how to use pepper spray for their own self-defense instead of the long-standing tradition of relying on male relatives to accompany them for safety. According to the story women are now learning self-defense techniques and sales of pepper spray have jumped. One class has hundreds of women in it and teaches how to target assailants groins-ouch! They teach women how to use their hands and how to strike with enough force so that the assailant will be in pain for as long as three months.

With an increasing number of women studying at universities and working in offices, it is no longer practical for them to travel accompanied by a father, husband, or brother.

“I tell people we don’t want to wait for society to reform, for male attitudes to change, for the police to arrive and act, and for our fathers, brothers, and husbands to protect us. Instead, we must focus our efforts on making ourselves physically and mentally strong to hit back.”

One of the best ways that women can defend themselves is with a self-defense product is nonlethal such as pepper spray. Any one of our Keychain Pepper Sprays can help you in a dangerous situation.

Feedback on these posts is appreciated. We want to hear your thoughts.

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”!

Parking Lot Assaults

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From the NBC affiliate in Los Angeles comes this story about a Parking Lot Assault that was caught on camera.

“Police on Tuesday released surveillance video in hopes of catching a man who kidnapped and sexually assaulted a disabled woman in Long Beach.”
The man was captured on video approaching the 53-year-old woman in a parking lot near 15th Street and Long Beach Boulevard about 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 14, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

He can be seen taking her by the hand and walking her toward his vehicle as she struggles to get away.

About 45 minutes after leaving with the woman, he dropped her off near 16th Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard, police said.

Assaults against women in parking lots are the third most common place for these crimes to be committed. Women everywhere need to know this and be on guard.

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Domestic Violence Cases Cause Squeeze On Shelter Space

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This is a story from a St. Louis television station that is reporting a shortage of shelter space for women because that an increase in Domestic Violence.

Shelters are particularly busy in winter time and this winter has been one of the most difficult and challenging pushing people to the edge.

There is no particular explanation anybody can come up with for the increase in domestic violence. There has been no increase in resources for shelters for women which causes a squeeze on space.

The latest numbers show for every one victim who got into a shelter, two were turned away.

A typical stay in a shelter is at least a month.

Nationwide domestic violence affects nearly 30% of all women and some categories of women it’s much higher. For example, a woman who has a disability has a 40% chance of being abused; a homeless woman has a 63% chance; and a homeless woman with children who report domestic abuse is at 92%.

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The best way the females anywhere can defend themselves is with a self-defense product such as pepper spray or stun gun.

We like the pink SMACK Stun Gun because it has 5 million volts and is so small it has a keychain attachment.

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Parking Lot Assaults And Safety Tips

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Here is a story and video about a Parking Lot Assault that occurred recently in the Salem area. The story also has some parking lot tips for residents.

According to the story, a woman was leaving the grocery store, putting her groceries in the car when a subject comes up from behind her grabs her and then pushes her to the ground and flees. According to police there have been 14 incidents of the similar nature in the last three months. Typically they happen in late afternoon or early evening.

Assaults in parking lots are so common these days that every chance we get we warn people about being vigilant after shopping. Obviously most victims are women, who are disturbed by a wide variety of distractions.

Parking Lot Safety Tips

• “When out and about, keep your head up and make eye contact with passersby. Walking with confidence can be a powerful deterrent to a would-be criminal.
• Know the area where you walk and have an escape route planned, such as to where you will run if you are attacked.
• Make a commotion and yell for help. Never be embarrassed to cause a ruckus to get the attention of others for assistance.
• You have a right to protect yourself from an attack. Don’t be afraid to defend yourself.
• Trust your instincts. If something doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. Leave the situation and call for help.
• Be a good witness. Use all of your senses to gather information about the attacker. The more details you can provide to the police, the more likely it is we can apprehend the suspect.”

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Assaults in parking lots are one of the most common places for them to occur because they’re usually remote and poorly lit. In this case, a self-defense product would’ve helped. The L’il Guy Stungun is nearly 8,000,000 volts of power.

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Domestic Violence Up In UK

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Here is a story out of London England where the Daily Mail did a story about domestic violence showing that there was a sharp rise in domestic violence in the last quarter of 2013, with a 15.5% increase. Victims suffered abuse at home resulting in a 5.1% rise in the number of attacks with injuries compared to the previous three months.

You can read the rest of the story on DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

Law enforcement authorities were trying to put a different spin on it saying that it was because more people were reporting incidents, rather than the number of incidents increasing. They also pointed out that the number of third-party reporting has increased.

According to the statistics that law enforcement provided the primary in London has dropped by 25% in last decade, but that is still lagging behind decreases in other parts of the country where the rates have fallen even further. And no one seems to have an explanation for that.

In this country domestic violence is on the increase not only because or more incidents of the book because more people are reporting those incidents because they have greater faith in law enforcement pursuing the matter.

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One of the best ways that women can defend themselves in a domestic abuse situation is with a self-defense product such as this Wildfire Pepper Spray that has an 18% concentration of oleoresin capsicum and comes in a variety of colors with 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”!

College Sexual Assaults Often Go Unreported; Change On The Way?

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Although the Federal Clery Act requires U.S. colleges to document and disclose all sexual assaults that occur on their campuses annually, universities can only tabulate reported incidents; and sexual assaults often go unreported. To address the problem, a number of students and experts on sexual violence are pushing universities to conduct comprehensive student surveys.

While some schools have been accused of manipulating the statistics — as alleged in complaints against the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the University of Southern California — the major obstacle for most universities lies in the nature of the crime itself.

The rest of the story is HERE.

Multiple studies have shown sexual violence to be an under-reported crime. It’s estimated that between one-quarter and one-fifth of college women experience sexual assault, but fewer than half of victims ever report it to authorities, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network.

According to one 2000 Bureau of Justice Statistics/Department of Justice study, fewer than 5 percent of completed and attempted rapes of women in college were reported to law enforcement officials, and that number drops still lower for other forms of sexual assault.

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The best way to defend yourself against any kind of assault anywhere is with a self-defense product such as a stun gun or a pepper spray. We always recommend pepper sprays that are on keychains because that way it is with you all the time. The Mace Triple Action Spray as shown here has pepper, tear gas and a UV marking dye.

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”!

Aussie Domestic Violence Crackdown

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If you think for one minute the United States is the only country that has a domestic violence problem think again!

Here’s a story out of Australia, where police in Alice Springs have made more than 280 arrests as part of an operation targeting domestic violence.

Read the whole story HERE.

For some reason domestic violence seems higher in this central Australian city where “statistics show Indigenous women are 45 times more likely to be victims of domestic violence than others in the Northern Territory.”

During the first six months of the operation police arrested 287 people in connection with 774 domestic violence offenses. Just in the last week 14 more people have been arrested for offenses including aggravated assault and breaching bail. Police say they will continue to work with family and community members to bring those responsible for domestic violence to justice.

It is not clear what brought this sudden aggressive action on domestic violence about. All we can say is, it’s about time.

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 in a domestic abuse situation is with a self-defense product such as this Wildfire Pepper Spray that has an 18% concentration of oleoresin capsicum and comes in a variety of colors with 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”!

Sexual Assaults On College Campuses

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One week ago today Pres. Obama signed a memorandum creating a task force to combat sexual assaults on the nation’s college campuses. He gave the task force 90 days to draw some recommendations on how to deal with sexual assaults on college campuses-both on how to prevent them and how people respond to them-specifically law enforcement and University officials.

Read the whole story HERE

The White House released a report that shows that many female college student face this problem. Some of these staggering statistics are:

1. One in five women have been assaulted in college.

2. 12% of those victims report that they were sexually assaulted.

3. 22 million American women have been raped in her lifetime.

4. 98% of perpetrators are male.

5. Almost all of the perpetrators are known to the victim-mostly because they are classmates.

“One of the major points of the report shows that the judicial response to sexual assaults has been inadequate, noting the lack of prosecutions and convictions. The report also notes that victims of sexual assault could suffer from depression or other physical ailments because of the abuse.”

Students from several major universities have filed complaints under title IX and the Clery Act.

We have been writing about this issue for years and feel it’s about time somebody high on the food chain took notice. The White House is calling for a culture shift on sexual assaults on college campuses. We wish them luck.

The best way to defend yourself against the sexual assault on campus or anywhere for that matter is with a self-defense product such as a pepper spray or stun gun. We specifically recommend a product that’s on a keychain because that way it’s more likely to be with you wherever you go.

We always recommend that women carry a self-defense product like this Fox Labs Hard Case Keychain that has 5.3 million Scoville heat units and fires a heavy stream pattern up to 10 feet away. It’s taser/ECD compatible too.

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”!