American seniors – those aged 65 and over – are growing in numbers. And thanks to medical and technological advances, our seniors are living longer than any previous U.S. generation. While these people have lived their lives and should be given the respect that age earns, too often they’re taken advantage of and made into victims of crime.
When it comes to purse snatching and larceny, seniors are disproportionately victimized compared to other age groups, with at least one in five personal crimes against seniors involving some sort of theft. As if that’s not enough, it’s not just crimes against the person that seniors fall victim to. They’re also more vulnerable to property crimes, especially burglary and vehicle thefts.
With more than 14 percent of seniors having experienced either physical, psychological or sexual abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation within the last year, it’s no wonder more and more people over the age of 65 are looking to up their self-defense and start carrying concealed. This guide highlights the importance of self defense for seniors and the steps they can take to better protect themselves.
If senior citizens are not capable to defend themself young people should always help!
A video capturing an elderly couple being viciously bullied by an unidentified thug on a New York City bus was sent to us this morning. In the cellphone video, an unidentified man is filmed giving the couple a vulgar tongue-lashing and hovering over them in a menacing manner. At one point, the thug gets in the face of the elderly woman and curses at her.
When the elderly man accompanying the woman stands up to his younger opponent, the thug punched him. At this point, the passengers could no longer stand idly by and watch the abuse. Many of the riders sprung to action to defend the elderly couple, pummeling and knocking the man down. The elderly man is even captured on video getting in a few licks of his own, as riders try to restrain the menacing stranger.
The vigilante bus attack turns into a fracas as the person recording the action is overheard stating, “This is crazy!” The video abruptly ends when the passengers remove the man from the bus.
WATCH (warning: graphic video)
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Natalie Dagenhardt is an American conservative writer who writes for Right Journalism! Natalie has described herself as a polemicist who likes to “stir up the pot,” and does not “pretend to be impartial or balanced, as broadcasters do,” drawing criticism from the left, and sometimes from the right. As a passionate journalist, she works relentlessly to uncover the corruption happening in Washington. She is a “constitutional conservative”.