If you’ve been watching or reading the news, you know that there’s just about a new riot every week. The current one grabbing most headlines is in Baltimore, and as usual it’s regarding an “alleged” abuse of police power which resulted the the death of a black man, Freddie Gray, who died while in police custody.
Do you see civil unrest ever ending peacefully in this country? Do you think it won’t impact you at any stage of your life? At least, it could hold you up in your car for a few hours before crowds are dispersed. Moderately, a government imposed curfew could keep you legally bound to stay in your home for days, or face strict legal consequences (including arrest, jail, fines and even trial) for disobeying. Severely, unruly crowds could roam streets where you live, putting you and your family at danger with their rampant anger bent on revenge. Yes, it seems that many times, “ordinary” citizens like us are caught in the middle of extremes – each which causes us to react to save our own peace, and possible even our lives.
Are you equipped with all the tools and knowledge you need to successfully survive any of these scenarios?