Lately, a lot is being said about how
much of a role (if any) the police should play in our everyday
lives. Some are proposing we should defund the police and
actually do away with them.
Those, would be the lunatic fringe.
But, even for those of us who readily accept the fact that the police are necessary to almost any kind of a
civilized existence, we still need to face the harsh realization
that they are
severely limited in their ability to afford us any immediate protection from
sudden violent crime.
So, what should we do
while we're waiting for the police to respond to our 911 call?
What's our role as the true FIRST RESPONDERS?
Our friend, Greg Ellifritz, has some good thoughts on the subject,
in the following article.