We have new folks cycle into THR all the time, and one area of concern many have is "answering the call". -They come home to find a front door open, or window busted out. -They arrive to business and find a door ajar, or window busted out. -They get a call at work, the home alarm is going off. -They are at home, and the business alarm is going off. I was born into and have spent decades in high risk work. The same principles that apply to me, apply to J.Q. Public. The reality is, most folks are not aware of some models of criminals, and not being disrespectful, instead stating fact, some of these "professional criminals" will never be a concern for you. Simple, you do not have what they want, as their time is money, and there is not enough return in investment going after what you have. You have seen them, been around them, even stood in line with them , or sat next to them in a restaurant. That said, everyone is a prey to some predator, this is just the natural order of things. This is why one should know, their local area and its laws. Jurisdictions vary with politics, "definitions" , "interpretations" of enacted laws. If you really want to know what crimes are being done in your immediate area, go spend time in a courthouse. If you really want to know what is the law in your area, and what "what a prudent person" can and cannot do, "without a reasonable doubt", go sit in on some courtroom cases. It does not make a tinker's damn what goes on in Texas, Vermont, or Alaska for instance, if you live in California, Maryland, or Wisconsin. Keep in mind, a jury of your peers does not mean 12 folks that are exactly as yourself. First Responders , such as Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, Emergency Medical Technicians, Search & Rescue, and others chose to become these Professionals. They Run Toward Serious Situations. This was their choice to become one that runs toward trouble, and have invested the time and money, with getting properly educated and trained to do these Professional Jobs. They continue to train, and continue to take re-certifications in many skill sets, needed for their profession. They have to pass re-certs, license exams, and qualifications, or they cannot work. J.Q. Public has to accept all this. J.Q. Public may not like it, or agree , still they have to accept all this. Besides the safety of J.Q.Public, their is the safety of others, and this includes not impeding Professionals as they First Respond and carry out their professional duties. It is human nature to want to "do something". The brain is the most useful tool, and one has to train the brain, and use the brain effectively to stay safe, and to keep others out of harms way. .