When I was 16, I went to East Berlin with some friends. Yeah!!! Run by a two-person husband and wife team, Thomas & Elise Xavier, this blog's mission is to offer a down to earth resource for both survivalists and preppers alike. Your email address will not be published. Break ins happen in the city, in the burbs, in the rich parts of town, in the ghetto, and in the middle class areas too. My drapes are always closed so they couldn’t see in. I've reinforced my front and back doors so they can't simply be kicked in, I've placed strategic lighting to that don't offer a place to hide and turn on in other places. Once the situation goes that bit too far it may not be possible to walk it back because of the trauma. Avoidance is statistically the best plan when dealing with the potential for violence. Home invasions are simply ambushes by bad guys in your own home. Robberies and attacks tend to happen at blitz speed because criminals know that if you got your bearings together, you may be more comfortable reacting offensively. No one I know has ever been a victim of a home invasion. I was outnumbered facing a bunch of men who out outweighed me by 100 pounds. Self-defence laws protect you when your life is in danger – everything else is vigilantism and whilst we can have a debate on the right to make criminals pay, the reality is that the police won’t take kindly to it in most jurisdictions. Even to me infact! If I feel the best response is to stay hidden, I’m not going to give away my position by “racking the slide.” If I feel I need to shoot in order to protect my family or myself, I’m going to shoot. “They are also typically people that are using drugs and will go to whatever level they need to feed their habit.” This is a common psychological flaw with young men, in my experience, especially when they have had a few pints too many. Just remember: every 17 seconds. You sound pretty cocky, like this could never happen to you. Here in the UK the bulk of home invasions are opportunistic. Practice during the day and at night. Everybody's stocked their first dozen slots with movies about the paranormal, the gory, and the spooky. Hey Joe Pete, Here in the UK there have been a bunch of instances where farmers shot a retreating home invader and got sent to the slammer for it. It doesn’t cost me anything except confused glances from my wife and allows me to mentally access the situation as it happens instead of being thrust into it. But they are much more frequent in certain areas. I don't have anything worth stealing anyway. Don't make it obvious you have nice things, maintain insurance, and you'll be fine. It just scares me reading the news about break ins and home invasions, seems like that’s fairly common in Houston! Doesn’t help that there are big trees and it’s dark on that side. I am more paranoid about doors, windows, locks, things that I used to take for granted. When I came back my door was ajar and approximately $5,000 of personal property was stolen. First off, I'm a home-schooled student in high school, and I've an imminent fear of being home alone. I agree. I’m paranoid that a home invasion might happen. I won't repeat what people have said about crime being everywhere, but your best defense is to simply make your home unappealing to burglars. All while you’re restrained and forced to watch in disbelief. The museum district is generally pretty safe, you just have to account for some added foot traffic from tourists on the west side (from the actual museums) and the vagrants on the east side (near the fiesta). Mindset is one of those things that really makes a difference in every situation. This has never once been a problem before, but there has been a recent increase in home break-ins, and just 6 days ago a person, or perhaps even persons, brazenly tried to break into my home at about 11:00pm. Ask your neighbors if they do the National Night Out in October. Criminals don’t always know what they’re walking into during the day, but at night it’s a different story. I think it's common to hear about it, but I've lived in Houston and in the suburbs my whole life, and my house was only broken into once in the 1980s. ‘How to Deter a Robber’ Review: Mirth and Mischief Join Forces in This Holiday Home Invasion Thriller [Fantastic Fest 2020] Posted on Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 by Marisa Mirabal That way I still have a copy of the footage. Knife aficionado and lifelong tinkerer. I’m in boujie Cinco ranch and breakins, carjackings, robberies and vehicle breakins and thefts are insane. You simply practice for the situation. The story is simple and tense but the characters have unreasonable attitudes. There’s a notable difference between a burglary and a home invasion, that being you. As Amazon Associates we earn from qualifying purchases. . My recording system is hidden within the house, but I have a dummy version for then to steal if they get in. My postman mentioned that there were 2 break ins when the previous owners were living here so we gotta be mindful to lock all doors. In addition to the strong acting, the cinematography of Home Invasion by Toby Gorman (Kids Might Fly 2009, Detective McLean series) keeps the audience in awe.No one knew how far Chloe was going to go to save her and her stepson’s life, and in a compelling turn of events, it only took some directions from Mike to do what she had to do. I would rank it right along with a piece written by Sam Harris in November, 2011 that addresses three principals of self defense. 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