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“This Is A Glock Block” – Frustrated Homeowners All Over America Are Taking Matters Into Their Own Hands

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Glock - Photo by SmarterlamAll over the United States, frustrated homeowners are banding together, arming themselves and patrolling their own streets.  One of the primary reasons this is happening is because police budgets all over the nation are being slashed at a time when violent crime rates in the United States are increasing and many our our largest cities are being transformed into crime-infested war zones.  So instead of waiting for government to come up with a solution, many Americans are taking matters into their own hands.  For example, one community group in Milwaukie, Oregon has started posting flyers with an ominous message for potential criminals: “This is a Glock block. We don’t call 911.”  You can see a photo of this flyer right here.  One of the founders of the “Glock Block” is a breast cancer survivor named Coy Tolonen.  She decided to arm herself after a thief stole one of her favorite statues out of her front yard while she was watching…

It’s mostly petty crime that neighbors are sick and tired of:  stolen lawn ornaments, vandalism.  But for neighbors like Tolonen, a breast-cancer survivor, that’s enough: “I will defend myself — and my home,” she told KOIN 6 News.

Tolonen recently had a beloved statue she calls “Lilly Rose” stolen off her front porch. She said she even saw the man who stole it and tried to chase him down — but he got away.

This was the last straw for Tolonen, who decided to take a class to get her concealed carry permit.

We are seeing similar things happen in other areas of the nation.  As I wrote about yesterday, the size of the police force has been cut in half in the city of Detroit over the past ten years.  Meanwhile, crime rates have skyrocketed.  So frustrated citizens are now teaming up with the police to patrol their own neighborhoods

Volunteers given radios and matching T-shirts help officers protect neighborhoods where burglaries, thefts and thugs drive away people who can’t rely on a police force that lost a quarter of its strength since 2009. With 25 patrols on the streets, the city hopes to add three each year. Meanwhile, the homicide rate continues rising.

In some wealthier neighborhoods around the country, citizens are pooling their resources and are hiring private security firms to ward off criminals.  Just check out what is happening in Oakland

After people in Oakland’s wealthy enclaves like Oakmore or Piedmont Pines head to work, security companies take over, cruising the quiet streets to ward off burglars looking to take advantage of unattended homes.

“With less law enforcement on the streets and more home crime or perception of home crime, people are wanting something to replace that need,” says Chris de Guzman, chief operating officer of First Alarm, a company that provides security to about 100 homes in Oakland. “That’s why they’re calling us and bringing companies like us aboard to provide that deterrent.”

According to Steve Amitay, the executive director of the National Association of Security Companies, this is also happening in other high crime cities such as Atlanta and Detroit.  In fact, it is being projected that the “private cop” business is going to absolutely boom in the years ahead.

But not everyone can afford to hire private cops.  Those with more limited resources are trying to cope with rising crime any way that they can.

In Chicago, firefighters are actually being enlisted to provide security for public school students walking to and from school

The city of Chicago has ordered its firefighters to provide security for public school students walking to and from class through the city’s gang turf, according to an official memo from the Chicago Fire Department that WND obtained.

The memo, signed by Chicago Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago, states that the fire department will have “a strong physical presence” along student walking routes for three weeks at the beginning of the school year in the fall.

Sadly, this is just the beginning.  As the U.S. economy continues to get even worse, so will crime, gang activity and social decay.

But that doesn’t mean that everyone will be bad.

The truth is that there are still some decent people out there.

Today, someone sent me a story about human decency that made me smile.  In Laguna Niguel, California a man accidentally sold a wooden watch box for $10 that contained his wife’s $23,000 wedding ring.  When his wife found out about it, she was absolutely crushed

Racquel Cloutier was distraught after her husband, Eric, told her he had sold the wooden watch box in which she had hidden the ring before going to hospital to have their fifth child. “I immediately started crying,” said Mrs. Cloutier, 31, of Laguna Niguel, California. “I just wanted the ring to be in a safe place and out of reach from my two-year-old twins.”

Fortunately, the box had ended up with a very honest couple…

A dozen kilometres away, in Mission Viejo, Alyssa and Andrew Lossau were frantically searching for a set of keys. They looked inside a box that Mrs. Lossau’s mother, Chaundel Holladay, had bought at a garage sale and given them as a gift.

Inside, they discovered the three-carat diamond ring. Mrs. Lossau found an email address for Mrs Cloutier and contacted her. “It is giving me faith in people again,” said Mr. Cloutier, 38. “By the grace of God it ended up with the most honest people,” said his wife.

So that story had a very happy ending.

There are still people out there that are ready and willing to do the right thing.

But not everyone is that way.  It has been said that desperate people do desperate things, and when the next major wave of the economic collapse strikes there are going to be millions of very desperate people out there on the streets of America.

Now is the time to get prepared for that.

  • Tim

    I wonder what kind of training or credentials one needs to become a “private cop”? I think that would be an interesting job. I think it would be better than being pent up in a cubicle for 9 hours a day. But I don’t think there’s a need for something like that in my area, at least not yet. Things are still pretty good here. Yeah, there are derelicts in my neighborhood who only care about getting high, but I guess they’re everywhere you go.

    • Ayn Rand

      I do wonder, why do these private cops get big guns, and we common citizens do not…
      Cuz you can trust the mercenaries. They work for the highest bidder: The corporations and gov’t.

  • DownWithLibs

    Is it just me, or is this country being run by psychotics and despots?

  • Paul

    If it is me or you…Believe me it will be you if my 686p and 1911 have anything to say about it. Oh and I don’t buy target ammo. I only carry defense ammo and I don’t call 911. Period.

    • WarriorClass III

      And too often, the people who do call 911 end up being abused by the police and then by the legal system.

      When democracy turns to tyranny, the armed citizen still gets to vote.

  • K

    You are right about desperate people, and the fact there will be many millions of them. Anyone still in the cities are risking their and their families lives. Job is keeping you in the cities, than have a plan to leave, when things go bad. You have no friends or family in rural areas, make some. You belong to a Church, VFW, American Legion etc? Get to know your nearby rural counterparts. Rural people are mostly decent folks, and will happily help you, if they know you. If you think if trouble comes, you will just run out to the countryside. Where you know no one, and no one knows you. Yes you may still find help, but you sure are asking a lot. Now as to Glock block, horrible idea. You want to put up generic signs, neighborhood watch, no trespassing etc. God forbid you one day have to shoot someone in self defense. If you have signs that say, we do not call 911, or we are a glock block. Figure you are going to trial. Maybe with a good lawyer and 50 grand later, you may not be found guilty, but why take the chance? A prosecutor who sees such signs, will say you have a predilection towards violence, and taking the law into your own hands. And yes some juries will buy that. As this Country is at the moment, there are things you should be open about, and things you should keep to yourself. Learn the difference.

    • DownWithLibs

      Yes, this is a hard one to win on. However, if we denigrate into TOTAL anarchy, these signs would not be a bad idea.

      • K

        Totally agree, if there is no longer any law, do what you have to. Protecting your family should be your first priority.

        • Hammerstrike

          Not quiet, when SHTF, the governement is going to focus everything on maintaining power, “the law” fully becoming nothing but a tool of organized, big crime.

  • Shmeggle Marxist

    is it true that 99.9999% of libs are total pieces of SH*T?

  • Dave’s wife

    Jesus said “love your enemies, do good to them that hate you”. He did not say, “carry a gun so you can kill anyone who tries to steal your poxy statue.” The only way to overcome evil is with good, not more evil.

    • K

      Mostly agree. I would never kill over property. But I believe Jesus allows for the right of self defense.

      • Ayn Rand

        I say injure over property. I nice broken arm or shot leg can change a man’s perspective, HEH HEH HEH!!!

        • K

          You know, there is just a small chance, that you might be a tiny bit dangerous. I like that.

          • Ayn Rand

            Thank you. I cover it up most of the time, but I do enjoy my weaponry and various methods of defense.

        • El Pollo de Oro

          As Philly’s late great Libertarian talk show host Irv Homer used to say…..I am a firm believer in gun control: I believe that if someone breaks into my house, I have a right to control the trigger with my finger when I blow them to pieces.

          • Ayn Rand

            Haven’t seen you in the comments recently Pollo, good to see ya.

    • Rodster

      ‘The Only Way To Stop A Bad Guy With A Gun Is With A Good Guy With A Gun’

      -Wayne Lapierre

    • Das

      Please remove your head from you butt.

    • Jim Davis

      Dave’s wife, if a criminal breaks into your house and wants to rape and kill you, I hope, for your sake, that Dave doesn’t share your passive attitude towards evil doers.

      • Shmeggle Marxist

        davey believes that a woman who has been raped and strangled is morally superior to a woman who carries a gun for self defense. everyone vomits on your face davey

    • UpChuck.Liberals

      The best way to overcome evil is with two shots center mass and a third between the eyes. Or as my police instructors have said, a gun is a behavioral modification instrument, keep applying until the behavior is modified. That said, you can’t shoot someone for stealing your property, no matter how much they deserve it. Unless of course you’re scared for your life.

    • Bad_Mr_Frosty

      Jesus also said “do not throw pearls before swine”.

      Good people must defend themselves from evil, it’s that simple.

    • john mcginnis

      Psalm 55:15
      Let death steal over them; let them go down to Sheol alive; for evil is in their dwelling place and in their heart.

    • GSOB

      Whats clear to me is we are to pray for our enemies.

      If my family’s lives are threatened in my home – out of love I’ll blow the SOB away,

      I’d then attended his funeral and pray for him.

    • faded

      Are not the Wages of Sin death? If he was stealing to feed his family i would have no fault but actually give him food. But if he was stealing to make ill gotten gain thats a different story my glock 23 would love to chat about some time.

    • faded

      Are the wages of sin not death? If he was stealing to feed his/her family i can understand and work somthing out with him. But if its for ill gotten gain i.e the statue My glock will be having a one way conversation with him/her. each situation is different. As a Cop i’ve gotten to experience lots of crazy situations where i’ve learned dont judge off of apperances.

    • usmcmailman

      Jesus did NOT say to lay down and let your enemy slay you………MORON !

    • Hammerstrike

      Hahahahaha, dumbass!

      This is the core of the problem, this is what enable street crime and police states to grow unchecked, people allowing these to happen.

  • UpChuck.Liberals

    Oakland is in Commiefornia, one of the battle grounds for the 2nd Amendment and the Constitution as the Hard Left fools keep trying to disarm us and spend us into oblivion with hair-brained schemes. We are under attack by the Leftist crooks, see Chicago and the spiraling crime rate with it’s ‘gun free’ mantra. It seems that the Left forgot to tell the gang bangers as has Oakland.

  • condaggitt

    Notice all the gun laws ohbewanna supports doesn’t affect ghetto black people because they never go to gun shows…….funny

  • justincase

    stolen lawn ornaments, vandalism? you shoot some one for this and you will go to jail and be sued by the thief you shot!

    • Shmeggle Marxist

      no one suggested that mme. fembot

  • Syrin

    How dare those evil victims deny criminals their ill gotten gains. Expect the ACLU, Nazzii Pelosi and Obamugabe to put an end to this. The old woman will be forced to give all her weapons to meth addicted welfare receiving undocumented democrats

  • markthetruth

    But There has to be a balance to what the police can be aloud to do or else we are asking for Trouble . This unfortunately goes to show how uncivilized we become that were we live , where tax to death, paying retired teacher’s and police pension, and under the control of the police.

    the end…

  • a cruel accountant

    arm up 2nd responders will not help you.

  • usmcmailman

    Do it, but don’t advertise it !

  • Dave Webb

    Leave police work to the professionals!
    I understand we are going through hard times.
    It doesn’t do you any good to land in jail for protecting your own property. And that is what is likely to happen.
    I do not like our justice system at all. It is not about justice. It is about order. And the very people that should be concerned, merrily go about prosecuting the victims rather than the criminals. The victims are easier to catch.
    Two lawyers and a judge are often in up to their necks in corruption. Don’t think so? Just look at any traffic light with a camera on it. The light is set for 3.5 seconds on yellow. Which is not really enough time to get through a yellow light if you are on top of it.
    That timing is set by contract with the camera company. The city wants to collect money. It is not about justice. That is just one racket being used.

    Why do they tell you to clam up and let a lawyer do the talking if you have nothing to hide? It is because the police are likely to catch you instead of the criminal.
    This is not personal experience. It is in the headlines every day.
    Until we reform our justice system, no one is really safe. And yes the local police are likely in on it. They are likely to be knowledgeable when a series of house break ins occur. Ask the biography of Malcom-X. He did housebreak-ins for a living. SO I consider him an authority on the subject.
    The kid in Florida that shot someone is a good example of why amateurs need to be careful. There is no way that man will ever see a fair trial after the President of this country commented on it. And the President is a lawyer!
    Or he was at one time before he was disbarred for identity issues. At least that is what I have read.
    Guns are not the answer. The answer is to hold our justice system responsible including a close watch on our police system.

    • Hammerstrike

      1) The “professionals” are not that professional anymore, at least not in that field.

      2) They serve the sociopathic criminals in power, not the public.

      3) This crisis happened precisely because the majority had that atitude.

  • Dosndonts

    Crime rates in the US are in decline but fearmongers promotes the oposit. Check Your statistics.

    • Mark Caldwell

      They are in decline as long as government stimulus, welfare, EBT, free phones and easy FED money is available, well that party is going to come to an end and all heck will break lose in this country when the hoards of deadbeats are left to fend for themselves.

      So try and pick holes in his articles but while your doing that, take a late night stroll through Memphis, Detroit, Atlanta, Birmingham, E St. Louis, Rochester, Newark, Gary, Camden, Compton, Oakland, you know, all the safe and productive areas of this debt ridden nation…

  • Dave Webb

    Tell you what, don’t trust what I have said. Instead ask a professional policeman at your local level what you have to do to stay legal. They will be happy to tell you. They might even set up a lecture at the local library to tell you what you should know rather than go through a messy situation.
    Our town even has a specially trained voluntary police force that helps patrol the plat of homes.
    You might come away with a different point of view and not necessarily mine.
    I personally do not believe guns are the answer. But I am not willing to ever kill another Human Being unless I am absolutely forced to. And yes, there are weapons other than guns out there that make any burglar have cold chills up and down their spines. I am competent on several of them. I have been a U.S. Air Force AP and I do know what I am doing with weapons. (I am a natural shot)(I shot 281 out 300 the very first time on a firing range) I also did well with a .38 special.
    The last time someone tried to break into my home was 1972. I told the police and the dispatcher told me they were 35 minutes away.
    I told them to come pick up the body in an hour or so.
    I do not own a gun. I simply remotely turned a hyperactive female german shepherd lose in the yard. I put the shepherd away 3 minutes later when the police arrived. I never had another incident. Someone marked my name off their list of easy targets.
    There is approximately 32 pages of documents concerning a murder investigation. There are approximately one to three on an incident report. That is why they arrived in 3 minutes.

  • Mark Caldwell

    I am no cop and don’t try to be, but I carry concealed everyday. And it is our right to be armed. Don’t equate concealed carry with ‘wannabe cop syndrome’ that’s incorrect and politically loaded.

    • Hammerstrike

      Never occured to them, what if the psychos with guns are the ones that gets a nice uniform and badge?

  • Sarrah Goldblume

    The Tree Of Liberty Calls.

  • j h

    With everyone losing there jobs I can see why people are turning to stealing. We can blame our elected officials that nobody here in the U.S. can find jobs to support there families.

  • cannuck21

    Some very good points! Well said.

  • Byron

    The fact that people are turning to private police because the state has failed to provide that service is a sign that anarcho-capitalism is not a fantasy. Who needs the state when private companies can do a much better job at providing services?

  • Mero

    Dave’s wife, Jesus also said, “If you don’t have a sword… buy one”.

  • Obama

    Welcome to Obama’s Amerika

  • Hammerstrike

    Glock block FTW! About ****ing time!

    “The law” is now thoroughly betraying the workers for the scum of society.

    Your protection may soon be entirely up to you and you and your comrads.

    Biggest criminals of all are in power now and will do their best to turn police forces into enforcing their “business”, not fighting it, just like in former Britain where self-defence is often considered the greater offense.

    “The FBI says that violent crime rose across the United States last year.”

    You can bet the stats have been re-interpreted, with the real crime rate being much worst.

  • Hammerstrike

    Criminals in charge are working to making police forces into enabling instrument of their “business”.

    If population resist small crime, it will only be a question of time before it becomes resistance to big crime.

  • Hammerstrike

    That is the thing, they don´t do that job that much anymore and they where never able to do their job well without the support of the public.

    When Captain Zero declares martial law, their JOB will be to take people´s stuff to pay the costs of a police state and filling the pockets of big governement and big banking.

  • Magdiel

    Now that you still have time FLEE THE CITIES AND GO TO THE MOUNTAINS AND RURAL PLACES! Things are going to get much worse than what they are right now and you don’t want either you or your family to run unnecessary risks. Most of all i encourage you men behave like MEN used to do in ancient times with strength,valor and manly virtues. Defend yourselves and your families no matter the cost.

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