Beware Craigslist!

This recent story continues to underscore the need for women to learn self defense so that they can be prepared in the event of a criminal attack.

To summarize the article, a 24 yr old Minneapolis woman responded to a baby-sitting posting on Craigslist. When she got to the home, the 19yr old suspect and his friend, thought it would be “funny” to kill her. She was found the next day in the trunk of her car five blocks from the boys’ home.

There are lunatics everywhere, and usually in the places you least expect them. We will probably never know exactly what happened that day. But what we can do is to prepare ourselves so that we can deal with any potential attack that may come our way.

There are two distinct certainties when it comes to crime. One, it will eventually touch everyone’s life in some form or other. Two, if you are not prepared, you have significantly lowered your chances of survival.

Take the time for yourself and get yourself the self-defense training you need so that you avoid becoming another statistic or someone’s “joke”!

**Angie M. Tarighi is the CEO/Founder of Women's Self-Defense Institute and providing self defense training, education awareness & personal protection products empowering women to fight back against crime.

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