Crime is a Process – Marc MacYoung

“What you think you know … will kill you” –  An old survival maxim The above quote is common among safety experts. But it applies in spades to avoiding crime and violence. The problem is, most of what you think you know about crime is probably wrong. Or to quote Will Rogers “It ain’t that people are ignorant, it’s just … [Read more…]

Fear Management vs. Danger Management – Marc MacYoung

Let’s start with the fact that there’s a difference between fear management and danger management. I’m talking in extremes here, but it’s to communicate an idea. Let’s say you’re terrified of vampires. No amount of rational explanation that vampires don’t exist and aren’t a danger is going to help. That’s because ‘terror’ comes from a deeper … [Read more…]

Penn State Scandal: Business As Usual? – Marc MacYoung

  “The word cunt is not necessarily derogatory” Those were the words of then-CU President Betsy Hoffman during the CU Boulder football rape ‘scandal’ in 2004. I have to ask “How much money must be involved for a woman to make such a statement during a press conference?”  I ask because myself and everyone I know, all agree it’s … [Read more…]

Police Use Of Force On ‘Peaceful Protestors’ – Marc MacYoung

Get a cup of coffee, it’s a long one. Because like so many other things, it’s not a simple issue. *************Let me start by saying  I’m not interested in arguing lofty ideals, listening to people squeal in outrage that the world isn’t fair, hearing about justifications for civil disobedience and, of course, being told about evil conspiracies … [Read more…]