Safety is a thing of the past…

Every time we turn on the news, we hear some frightening story about something, but imagine if you heard that same story about someone you know directly or indirectly?  Well, such is the case with the following Local man charged in violent sex assault. I happen to work in the same place this man did. Imagine my horror when I was told about this? My heart started pounding and I was instantly sick to my stomach to hear it and then to see his picture and read the story. He doesn’t look like anyone I’ve seen around the building, but doesn’t make it any less scary.

While we never truly know our coworkers, just knowing that someone within the environment you work in is accused some such a heinous crime conjures so many questions.  More scary and shocking is the people who did work alongside him, became his friend, or whatever other contact that could have been formed. 

Just recently I said to a friend that while we have to show our badges to gain access to the facility and certain areas of the building, how can anyone be really sure of their coworkers?  Our vehicles aren’t searched for weapons and there are no metal detectors on the doors upon getting through the main gate, so again; who knows if someone has a gun or some other device?  For the most part, I feel some level of comfort here, but 100%?  Absolutely not!  Everyday society shows me that nothing is sacred and no one is safe anywhere.

We can never know the enemy within, next door, or right in front of your face, so the best I can say, is to be aware of your surroundings at all times.  Pay attention to not only what people say, but also what they’re not, because silence speaks volumes. 

Be safe out there readers. 

That is all!

8 thoughts on “Safety is a thing of the past…

  1. Wow! To be honest, I’d just thought about this: “Our vehicles aren’t searched for weapons and there are no metal detectors on the doors upon getting through the main gate, so again; who knows if someone has a gun or some other device?” earlier today.

    I’m usually cautious about people I see and interact with, even at work. There are definitely a few people I see that totally creep me out, but who’s to say they would…or wouldn’t do something unthinkable. That’s the wild thing about life. We never truly know what anyone is capable of…and sometimes that even goes for ourselves.

    I’m glad to hear you’re safe as well.

    Stay Blessed,

    *J

    • This is real talk right here “That’s the wild thing about life. We never truly know what anyone is capable of…and sometimes that even goes for ourselves.”

      A beautiful woman can hide bruises with makeup, but that doesn’t make her any less a victim of domestic abuse. We need to stop judging people by appearance and demeanor and consider anyone capapble of anything.

  2. Those freaks are certainly out there alright. I used to work with this really weird looking guy who ended up being arrested while he was at work one day. He wasn’t arrested by regular police, I think they were feds. I heard that he had been using our network to access kiddie porn sites……he looked the type.

    Another time when I lived in ‘Nawlins I came home from work to find sheriff’s deputies all over my apartment complex. Apparently they were waiting to get a warrant and just didn’t have it in hand just yet. My neighbor was like the freak in that news story. He had a thing for prostituties, except dude was killing them and he was weird enough to be keeping articles of women’s clothes too. Sick bastard. What a strange one he was.

    He was very friendly though, he never failed to speak or say “hi”. I wonder if he was saying “hi” to those hookers like that too.

    • Damn! That’s some creepy craziness right there Reggie. Those you described ‘looked the part’, it’s the ones who DON’T look that part that scare me the most, but trust; I feel every bit of what you described. Society has gotten more and more out of control and I don’t put anything past anyone and sadly it’s trickled down to kids abusing kids, which is grossly heinous. Everyday, I pray that no one does anything to my daughter or any of the kids close to me because there would be NO doubt that I’m going to jail in order to protect them.

      *SMDH*

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