Thursday, June 19, 2008

That "Second Location" Quandry

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer has a new crime blog. Here's the most recent entry:

Seattle police are investigating an apparent rape in Dearborn Park.

Officers were called to the Beacon Hill neighborhood park just after 4 a.m. Sunday after a caller reported hearing a woman screaming for help.

The woman told police her attacker accosted her at about 2 a.m. near a payphone at the Renton-area video store. He threatened to hurt her if she didn't get in his car, which she then did.

He drove into Seattle, stopping at Dearborn Park. There he pulled her from the car and sexually assaulted her in the park before leaving the scene in his car, a silver or gold Honda Accord. according to a police report.

While there are very few hard and fast rules in self-defense, this comes the closest: Never allow yourself to go to a second location. Even if the guy threatens to hurt you. Guess what--he intends to hurt you anyway. Sad how many women don't realize this, and could keep themselves safer if they did.

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