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  • Beware of scam artists after a disaster
    Beware of scam artists after a disaster
    After a disaster, the affected people are in shock and usually are not thinking clearly. This is a perfect environment for the scam artist. This article will discuss how to recognize these despicable people and how preppers can keep from being...
  • Be Their Voice
    5 ways to prevent human-trafficking in Philadelphia
    Awareness about the prevalence of sex-trafficking in the United States, particularly in Philadelphia, has recently increased and the common myth that trafficking is only a problem overseas is finally being debunked.A recent article in Philly.com,...
  • How can you help if you have no first aid skills?
    How can you help if you have no first aid skills?
    Although having first aid skills is preferable, there are ways for bystanders to help those who give first aid during an emergency, even if these bystanders have no first aid skills. Examples of such help might include:Calling 911 for an ambulance...
  • Second shooting suspect charged in teen's homicide and wounding of man
    Second shooting suspect charged in teen's homicide and wounding of man
    A second suspect has been charged in the second fatal shooting that occurred Sunday afternoon, according to a news release from the Jackson Police Department. Police said they are not searching for anymore suspects in that shooting.The release...
  • New book empowers survivors of child abuse
    New book empowers survivors of child abuse
    Childhood sexual abuse is a growing epidemic around the globe. This is unacceptable with over 60 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse affecting 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 7 boys. Research has shown, along with parents and caregivers, many...
  • Jada Pinkett Smith defends teen victim
    Jada Pinkett Smith, a teen and a few kind words to sexual assault victims
    It’s so encouraging to see Jada Pinkett Smith, a celebrity, rally around a young lady who has become the center of a sexual assault case and social media madness. What’s even more heartening is: Despite the great amount of exposure,...
  • Sandra Bullock:  One of the latest celebrity victims of stalking
    Stalking: Sandra Bullock and the masses
    It wasn’t long ago, in June, that Sandra Bullock made headlines associated with ‘stalking.’ The good news is that her story had a relatively quick and less-than-somber ending. Fortunately.TMZ and others took great care to share...
  • Man beheaded in break-in, missing Wife’s Body found
    Man beheaded in break-in, missing Wife’s Body found
    In Putnam County, Georgia, a crazed killer may be on the loose (if he’s not already in another state by now). He (and maybe he had an accomplice) beheaded Russell Dermond, 88. Nobody knows why. At the time his decapitated body was found, his...
  • The calling of being an advocate
    The calling of being an advocate
    Advocacy is a calling that many may see as challenging, while others embrace it to the fullest. When discussing advocacy the focus is on coming to the aid of someone who is hurting and in need of support regarding a certain situation. The first of...
  • Good safety habits can keep you protected from crime
    Good safety habits can keep you protected from crime
    Most of the time, good safety habits will seem to be useless. Maybe one time out of a hundred times, however, a criminal will appear, and the performance of good safety habits can keep potential victims safe from crime. This article discusses only...
  • Family Court
    Family Courts: No justice for victims of spousal abuse
    Like every major life change divorce can be a stressful experience, and even when both parties enter into a separation with the best intentions, it's difficult to keep a grip on decency amidst a frenzy of emotional and financial insecurity; in...
  • Shooting victim refuses to give police further information on incident
    Shooting victim refuses to give police further information on incident
    Police are investigating a Monday morning shooting outside the Hermitage Apartments, according to a Monday afternoon news release from the Jackson Police Department. The victim refused to give police additional details about the shooting.Police...
  • 24-year-old homicide victim identified, people of interest sought
    24-year-old homicide victim identified, people of interest sought
    Police said they have identified the man who was fatally shot Monday afternoon and are still searching for suspects, according to a Tuesday morning news release from the Jackson Police Department.The release said 24-year-old Gary Morris, of...
  • You can help the police to catch criminals
    You can help the police to catch criminals
    This article discusses how law abiding citizens can give good descriptions of criminal suspects to the police. Especially with recent police budget cutbacks, there are not enough police officers and crime cameras available. The eyes and ears of...
  • There are good reasons why everyone should be a prepper
    There are good reasons why everyone should be a prepper
    This article discusses why being prepared for disasters can make the difference between being a victim and being a survivor. Some unprepared New York State victims, for example, had to resort to dumpster diving after hurricane Sandy. At least 98...