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Original Post:

Santa Cruz is experiencing a rise in sexual assault. The police offer the usual unhelpful poppycock:

Don't walk alone. Walk assertively, with your head up. Be alert.
Take a self-defense class.
Trust your gut feeling. Go to a safer place if you are concerned.
Don't hesitate to call 911.


How about "buy a gun and learn how to use it"? Oh wait, that's right. Only criminals should have guns; you're better off with a cell phone on hold with 911.