Dan A. Mefford, D.C.
NOTE: The ISP pages referenced below have been deactivated since this post was made... 2012-03-12
I was really interested in what the Illinois State Police (ISP) recommends to women in the process of being assaulted. Now before I go too far, I did a little unofficial research, with some of my friends who are state police actually “on the road” so to speak. What I discovered from the cop in the trench and from the Official ISP website were not the same opinions. But I have to go with the “Official” version for this article.
A little research at http://tinyurl.com/ispwomen reveals the head of the ISP, Hiram Grau and Gov. Quinn recommend that a lady under assault (My comments are in parentheses):
- Reason with their attacker (really?)
- Tell attacker that you have AIDS or VD
- Make yourself throw up (I am serious!)
- Use your imagination
(I am NOT making this up, please verify)
If you must fight they say:
- Guns stolen from residences is a primary way criminals get weapons
(I am not sure what this statement has to do with anything)
- Beware of times and places where attacks are most likely to occur
-Walking at night
-Waiting for a bus
-Elevators-Others you will learn to recognize (After a few assaults, I suppose. Honest women should not go to parking lots, for night walks, etc. they are “asking for it.” Just criminals are allowed in these areas.)
Useful defense weapons are:
- nail file
- rat tail comb
- teasing brush
- pens and pencils
- anything rigid
[When fighting] Concentrate on these areas only when combating an assailant:
In forty nine other states essentially you are able to respond with, bang, bang, bang, bang, and bang.
I recommend women by the carload go to Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day in Springfield at the Prairie Capitol Convention Center by noon on March 7 to express their outrage to the Chicago Machine legislators about this travesty.
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