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MOM MET HIM THE NIGHT BEFORE. HE’S IN THE KITCHEN

“It starts somewhere. It starts in the home. I know what a mass shooter can look like.

First time I saw him, I was 13. The sun wasn’t even up yet and I was wearing my track uniform. I poured myself a bowl of Peanut Butter Captain Crunch, turned and there he was, sitting at the round pale-blue Formica table reading the newspaper and drinking a cup of coffee.

He was a large man. Wavy hair and beard intertwined with strands of black and white. Blue-blue eyes. A department store Santa. He smiled at me. Introduced himself. I was late for practice. So I told him to wash his dishes before he left.”

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RCMP Sgt. Karen Winthrop, women and teens role model

RCMP Sgt. Karen Winthrop “Santa Barbara Secrets” A Novel. Third in the “J” Team Series. RCMP Sgt. Karen Winthrop, sequestered to Canada’s Canadian Security Intelligence Service, CSIS, is investigating stolen radioactive material which brought down an American flight from Minneapolis to LAX. She has just left the White House where she was briefed by the head of the Secret Service and “J” Team Leader Jessica Fukishura. Secret Service Special Agent Jessica Fukishura from Toronto, Ontario Karen texted Tom Hortonn from the airport providing him with her flight number and arrival … Continue reading

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Vancouver Police Chief Palmer advice re Personal Safety

Vancouver Police Chief Palmer advises citizens to take responsibility for their personal safety. “If you can not hide, fight. You have every right to defend yourself” Police Chief Palmer Watch Vancouver Police Video Vancouver Police Chief Palmer on personal safety Vancouver PD safety tips “Many people fear the possibility of being robbed or assaulted while outside the safety of their home and, though these incidents are fairly rare, they do happen. There are some basic steps that you can take to help prevent an assault or to respond correctly if … Continue reading

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Concealed weapon permits for Canadians

Do Canadians, as a social group, fear for their safety or is that concern limited to a few? If the latter, are they primarily, if not exclusively, firearms owners with their own agenda? What, if anything, do Canadians have to fear? The country is considered by many citizens of other countries to be the mecca of personal safety. Certainly there is crime but compared to America, very little. What then is the issue with those championing legislation to allow Canadians to carry concealed weapons (handguns)? Do proponents of CWP (Concealed … Continue reading

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