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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Law Enforcement during a SHTF Scenerio?

Military and Law Enforcement when the SHTFDuring an extreme SHTF scenario it is very likely that law enforcement and emergency responders will be nonexistent. When things go bad ( empty grocery stores, no utilities, mass riots, etc) chances are you are going to have to fend for yourself.
When it comes to law enforcement during a SHTF event there are a couple of things that you need to consider.
You need to be able to defend yourself.
During an extreme situation emergency the lunatics of the world are going to be roaming the streets looking for easy victims to target.  If you are serious about survival then you need to train yourself to defend against a violent attack. This means arming yourself with not only weapons but knowledge and self defense skills.
Your preps will be targeted.
If the aftermath of Katrina taught us anything it showed us that even the police might be out to take your preps and weapons.  During the chaos of Katrina the military and the local police confiscated guns, forced people to evacuate with or without there goods and even looked on as people broke into local businesses.
You need to watch out for fakes.
Although it may seem counter intuitive to some, until things settle down you may want to avoid everyone including law enforcement.
In a SHTF Scenario you need to be on the look out for everything, including people impersonating law enforcement and military personnel. If things get real bad, you will most likely see criminals preying on the innocent by pretending to be police or military officers.
Before anyone gets the wrong idea, I think our police and our military are heroes and I believe a majority of them would do everything they could to help people in the beginning. But when it comes down to a SHTF scenario human nature is going to take over and most of them will likely leave to take care of their own families. And who could blame them! There are not many people who would not do the same thing.
In the end you need to be able to defend and take care of yourself. You and only you are responsible for your safety.