Staying Safe In Uncertain Times
Given the recent protests, I thought I'd start a post discussing ways you can stay safe in the various situations that you might get into. Let's begin with just a bit of general observations as we start.
Places you might have concerns at:
Naturally, with the riots on the television and online, ending up at a protest either by choice or by accident is going to the top place of concern for your own safety. While there are different actions and preparations you would take depending on why you are there, you also have some common things for both situations.
Secondly as I see it, would be your safety when traveling. There have been several videos of people injured while simply go to the store or to businesses. Opportunists are taking advantage of the situations and chaos to commit crimes. I feel that looting situations hold different dangers than protests. The people involved and the response of the police will be different.
Third would be your home or work situation. In one instance, merely sitting on your porch has subjected people to attack by law enforcement. Looters are growing bolder and more organized.
ADDED: Remember, please keep comments apolitical. Discuss actions that can keep you safe, not the pros or cons of either side in the crisis.