Miami Beach has declared a state of emergency and implemented a curfew after thugs used Spring Break as an excuse rob, steal, assault people and create chaos throughout the city.
NBC 6 South Florida reported a deadly shooting on Friday night. That followed another deadly shooting Sunday morning. Since then chaos has broken out throughout the city. Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber released a press release about the chaos over the weekend, describing “the two shootings and the excessively large and unruly crowds, and to mitigate dangerous and illegal conduct.”
Social Unrest is now one of the top preparedness threats we face.
As I’ve pointed out in my book, The Ultimate Situational Survival Guide: Self-Reliance Strategies for a Dangerous World, these gang culture attacks and mob events are becoming an everyday occurrence in this country.
The Ghettoization of our culture is one of the biggest threats we face! If you are not preparing for social unrest, YOU ARE NOT PREPARED!
Protecting yourself from these types of attacks:
It starts with Situational Awareness: Being able to protect yourself begins with having a good sense of what’s going on around you. That means putting down the phone and paying attention to your environment. As I suggested in a previous article, about protecting yourself during a flash mob situation, being keenly aware your environment is one of the most important safety precautions you can take in any situation.
- Realize these attacks can happen anywhere, even at places that you’ve visited thousands of times in the past. These type of criminals like to attacks malls and large events so you must stay aware of your surroundings at all times, even in areas where you routinely visit.
- Put down the cell phone and pay attention to your environment. It’s hard to know what’s going on around you if you have your head buried in an electronic device.
- Trust your instincts: If something doesn’t seem right, pay attention to your gut feelings and get out.
- Watch out for large groups. If you notice an abnormal increase in the number of people in your area, this is probably the first sign that something is about to happen.
Consider carrying a firearm: These types of violent crimes highlight the very real need to carry and know how to use a firearm. When you have a whole generation of people not only entertaining themselves by watching these videos online, but also taking part in the attacks so they can gain some sort of internet fame, we have a problem that’s not going to get better anytime soon.
Study the art of Self Defense: Being prepared means being able to defend yourself from an attack, and thanks to our wonderful society it also means knowing how to survive an attack that may come from a number of attackers at the same time.