Riots, Covid, and Your Security
We are witnessing no less than the systematic take down of America. Cities across the country are being looted, burned, and destroyed, while it's citizens are being viciously attacked and beaten on the streets. Radical groups are setting up autonomous zones with in some towns reminiscent of scenes from a Mad Max movie. And the scary of it all is the leadership is allowing it to happen.
Make no mistake. If they wanted to stop it, they could.
There's an acronym that's been coined, which you may be familiar with. It's WROL. It stands for Without Rule Of Law.
I think you understand, but the basic idea is that WROL is where the basic order and fabric of society has broken down temporarily or permanently. For the most part, laws may still be enforced, but selectively.
We've seen this here before in the 60's, the 90's, and even a few years ago. But coming on the heels of Covid-19, it feels a different.
Some of us choose the responsibility of being our own first responder. For others, that choice is forced upon them.
Such was the case for 73 year old Curtis Roys, and his fiancé 65 year old Melody Lumpkin, when they were attacked on April 11, 2020, at their home in Fredericksburg, Texas.
According to reports, the couple was asleep in their home, when Roys awoke to the sound of banging noises outside. When Roys rose to investigate the source of the racket, he discovered a young male at the back patio.
Officials said that Roys confronted 19-year-old Cleto Neri Solorzano, who then forced his way into the home through the patio door and attacked Roys with a blunt object. He then reportedly placed Roys into a chokehold, causing Roys to go unconsciousness.
During the melee, Roys’ fiancé, 65-year old Melody Lumpkin, allegedly begged Solorzano to stop the attack, but to no avail. Retrieving a handgun from the bedroom and fired a warning shot at the assailant, but the attack continued.
Seeing Roys’ body appearing lifeless on the floor, Lumpkin fired another shot, this time striking the assailant in the head. Officials said that once Roys regained consciousness, the couple called 911.
A man’s home may be his castle, but even the most fortified castles come under attack. Here are a few lessons we can all learn when it comes to effectuating our own self-protection: