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Your Charlotte: 3 Ways To Stay Safe When Riots Break Out In Your Town

Your Charlotte: 3 Ways To Stay Safe When Rioters Come To Your Town

 

Posted Sept. 22, 2016

CHARLOTTE — As the situation in Charlotte continues to escalate, one fact is certain: Wherever there is a high population area, you’re going to have a high chance of people not getting along. In this case, there have been dozens of arrests, accompanied by a taxpayer-paid visit from the National Guard. Protesters even tried to throw a photographer into a fire.

Whether the issue stems from race, politics or economic status, there will be times when tensions in cities reach a critical boiling point — and it’s during such times when the average, peace-loving folks like us should take measures to protect ourselves and our loved ones.

Here are three tips:

No. 1 – Avoid flashpoints.

When certain densely populated areas become a cauldron of human rage and anarchy, that’s when “groupthink” begins to take over. Groupthink is the loss of reasoning in individuals – when they adopt the mentality of the crowd that they’re a part of. As the psychology website alleydog.com explains:

A good way to define this term is to tell you how Irving Janus (the main researcher on this topic) describes it. Janus (1972) said that groupthink is “a deterioration of mental efficiency, reality testing, and moral judgment that results from in-group pressures.”

This is one reason why it’s absolutely crucial for individuals to take cover and stay out of sight for the duration of the riot — especially during the hours that curfew is in effect. Obviously, you’ll want to keep away from downtown areas, but also, it’s best not to come within blocks of businesses, either.

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You’ll know where the rioting has reached a fever pitch wherever there is looting, as this is an invaluable indication of where law and order has been temporarily overturned; places where consumer goods are concentrated tend to be magnets for looting. Also, it’s best to keep away from places that sell alcohol, because A), this is probably not the best time to be attending happy hour, and, B), alcohol will attract and enable the dreaded groupthink amoeba.

No. 2 — Gather your valuables and necessities.

If you currently live within blocks of the rioting, then you’ll want to consolidate, hide and protect your valuables and necessities. It’s really anyone’s guess as to what the groupthinkers are going to do and where the riot virus will spread, which means that it’s best to prepare for the worst BEFORE the anarcho-festivities engulf a street near you.

Your Charlotte: 3 Ways To Stay Safe When Rioters Come To Your TownWith that said, you should make sure that your home is on lockdown, your windows are shut, and any entrances to your residence are secured. Draw the curtains (or even board up the windows if you have the time), so that any peaking inside your residence from the outside is impossible. Next, let’s suppose that groupthinkers will breach …

You should then secure your valuables (jewelry, most of your loose cash, checkbooks, most identification and important paperwork, most of your medications, and expensive electronics. I’ll soon explain why I emphasized the word “most”) by getting them in a safe or lockbox. However, whether you have a lockable compartment or not, you’ll want to get these valuables out of sight to a place that cannot be quickly identified.

This might also be a great time to install a camera inside your home which covers the entry points to your residence.

No. 3 — Prepare to escape.

Now that your valuables are secured, you should start getting your bugout gear together (if that’s not already done). While I’m not necessarily going to discuss what should be in your 72-hour pack, I will say this: Do you remember how I emphasized the word “most” in the last pointer?  Well, you’ll also want to gather enough cash, paperwork and IDs, and medications that will get you by for a few days in the event that you have to leave. Also, make sure you grab some water and food, just in case you end up in the nightmare scenario of getting trapped for a length of time.

Once you’re feeling fairly confident that you could have your group evacuated within roughly 2-5 minutes, then it’s time to ask yourself an honest question: At what point should you actually leave?

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Your Charlotte: 3 Ways To Stay Safe When Rioters Come To Your TownOnce you’ve put your bugout trigger in place, then you’re not going to deal with the mental conflict of the old “should I stay or should I go” syndrome. This also will keep arguments among your own small group at bay, especially if everyone agrees on the trigger in advance. The point is simple — limiting confusion is crucial in these scenarios.

What NOT to Do

Ok, this part is extremely important, so read closely …

DO NOT put on your tactical gear, and if you’re carrying a weapon of any kind, make sure that it’s well concealed. Not only will your tactical vest attract the attention of the groupthinkers (because it could make you look like law enforcement, which is bad), but this is also going to attract the attention of the authorities (because they might think you’re impersonating law enforcement, which could be worse).

During this scenario, the authorities are still in relative control, because they still possess superior firepower, communication and tactical organization in comparison to both the rioters and innocent folks.

So just be smart, keep a small profile, and you’ll be most likely be left alone.

What advice would you add? Share it in the section below:

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11 comments

  1. Leave some valuables for them to find and they may leave your place thinking they got what they wanted. Ex. a hundred in small bills and some cheap watch or jewelry etc.

  2. I believe in free speech. I believe you have a right to protest as long as it is peaceful. I believe that when a peaceful protest turns to rioting the police should bring in the fire trucks and water everyone down until they leave. If this don’t work then use either rubber bullets or bean bags. If someone in the crowds uses a gun, then the police should have the right to defend themselves. I firmly believe that if you are protesting and you brake the law,from peaceful to rioting, and you don’t even live there, out of state, they should throw the book at you. From what I’ve seen in the different places that riots have occurred, it seems like most of the times its after people from other places show up. Its like the DEC’s/REP’s don’t waste a storm or riot to get what they want. Only in a riot its to destory local business and steal. I think that the store owners should get on their buildings and defend them with force if needed. the police won’t because of the current leadership. They don’t get the support they need to do their jobs. I will admit there are some on the police force that are only there for the power but I think most of them are honest and trying to do a thankless job. Maybe where all of the BLM crowds are the police should just leave and let them kill their self off. But then the innocent suffer. Catch 22. I also think the white house and the federal gov. should stay out and let the local police handle things or at least the Governor of that state. But that won’t happen like in N.C. I believe there are five different groups investigating what happened. Why?

    • Our emperor expressed several times in the past that he wanted to create an army, or a military for use in the U.S. against civilians. Although he did not use that specific wording, that is the gist of it. The federal justice department has been taking over city police departments for several years now. The feds totally control the police departments in about 50 cities now. The federal administration has been creating and arming the equivalent of major SWAT teams for many bureaucracies, including the IRS, the Post Office, the Bureau of Land Management, etc. Believe what you want, but if Hillary wins the election and continues with her plans to eliminate the second amendment and confiscate guns, our government will become the full blown tyranny that it has been headed for since 1992. Think about it before Nov. 8.

  3. “..because they might think you’re impersonating law enforcement..”
    The police will not think you are impersonating law enforcement unless you wear their uniforms…
    BUT, they want total control and as a prepared person you represent a diminished level of that control
    and therefore a direct threat and if you are posing a threat to rioters then you represent an indirect threat to police control…
    If cops are present and doing their job or even trying to do it,
    then stand down…visibly.

  4. I wish we had access to this great advice when white terrorist came into our communities burned it up, killed massive amount of black people, took land, dropped bombs on its citizens, lynched us, then used the same govt to systematically disenfranchise us. Yes, places like Tulsa, OK….Rosewood,FL….Wilmington, NC…to name a few. Let’s cut through the ambiguous wording of the article. “Whether it’s about race, politics,…….” It’s about this system of white supremacy and how it has never been a just system for people classified as non white. So let’s be clear….there is no such thing of regular “peace-loving people” in this wicked society bc true peace loving people would not be ok with this unjust system. They wouldn’t simply be concerned with hiding their valuables in the house. If they truly are about law and order, you would not be ok with non white people being killed in the streets. But as most “peace-loving people”, true justice is not your concern. Maintaining a rotten sick sadistic system that you receive unearned privileges and benefits from is what you truly work to protect.

    • I don’t remember Tulsa, Rosewood, or Wilmington being bombed as you say. I guess I will have to go back over the news reports again.

      • Tulsa was bombed which leaves us thinking that the US govt was part of it….unless ordinary terrorist keep planes and bombs ready. Wilmington and Rosewood were terrorist attacks by sadistic mobs supported by the govt.

    • I’m 60 years old and I can’t remember any ” killed massive amount of black people, took land, dropped bombs on its citizens, lynched us, then used the same govt to systematically disenfranchise us. Yes, places like Tulsa, OK….Rosewood,FL….Wilmington, NC…to name a few.” as you said. If this had happened the federal gov. would have been all over it. I know since the 70’s anyway. If you look at it for what it is all the riots I have seen is always blacks, I’m sorry to say it but its the truth. In the last two or three years its always about a black man that was shot by a policeman, no matter the policeman’s color. 90 to 98% of the time its a criminal to begin with. There are some that I agree was not a justified shooting, but when you see the videos you see the police telling the person to stop but they keeping doing what they are doing and then it goes to another level. Why don’t black people say something about black on black killings. look at Chicago. It don’t seem to matter there. I wonder why. You don’t see rioting there for a black man who got shot. Why?

      • Please research on your own. If you depend on the Public Fool System to teach about the atrocities under this white supremacist system, you won’t get it there. While you’re at it (in case you really don’t know), look up the crack/cocaine they flooded in our communities starting with the black communities in LA so that they could fund IranContra, a guerilla group in Nicaragua. And the white journalist, Gary Webb, that reported it found himself dead….oops, I meant he committed suicide. And look up Redlining and how the Federal govt systematically created ghettos (well reservation camps) for blacks while undergirding whites with an economic base to buy homes and create wealth. Listen, I could go all night about the disenfranchisement that occurs under thi sick system but I don’t have the time, strength, or energy.

  5. WOW K P must be in another dream worl. wake the BLANK up K.P. your way WRONG in your total History, the way we see it IS THIS WAY,, kill or be killed or beat up by a bunch of yellow (( oops we mean BLANK CRIMINALS )) and we are NOT going to let that happen to us.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the days of the poor black thugs getting their way are OVER it WILL BE the NO mercy for a bunch of Rioters and their fellow A holes… the SCHETE stops here in our town… dumb a SSSSSSSSS

  6. “DO NOT put on your tactical gear, and if you’re carrying a weapon of any kind, make sure that it’s well concealed. Not only will your tactical vest attract the attention of the groupthinkers (because it could make you look like law enforcement, which is bad), but this is also going to attract the attention of the authorities (because they might think you’re impersonating law enforcement, which could be worse).”
    I’d like to add one more reason not to wear tactical gear and to keep your weapon concealed: you will look like someone with something to hide or something of value to protect. The crowd of “groupthinkers” might also be well armed with concealed weapons. If possible. blending with your surroundings is your best bet.
    Just one of the little tidbits I picked up while attending US Navy SERE School.

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