Monday, June 24, 2013

From Bad to Worse: The Secondary Crime Scene.

"There can be no good outcome from a violent criminal wanting to spend private time with you." Rory Miller 

Criminals might commit an assault to take your property - money, possessions etc.  Other assaults might erupt from anger, shame, or ego - so-called "crimes of passion".

Then there is an even more disturbing kind of assault. This is committed by the person who isn't seeking possessions or acting in the "heat of the moment". 

Violence is not a means to his end.

He covets violence for its own sake.  He might take your money or express rage but these don't reflect his primary impulse.

To feed his violent impulse he must take you somewhere relatively private.  So, he pulls you into the more isolated alleyway, off the running trail, into his vehicle, orders you by knife or gunpoint to come with him...  

As terrified as you might be you cannot go with him.   What would follow would likely be the stuff of our worst nightmares.  

Fight. Don't leave the first scene.  

Stay Safe,

Christopher Gagne
Lead Instructor, International Krav Maga FederationToronto

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