Cell phones are often taken during robberies, leaving a victim without a means to quickly call the police.
and where do you think most of the whistles are going to end up??? in the purse next to the cell phone. you don't honestly think that all these grown people are going to hang a whistle around their neck or even make such hanging around their neck a daily routine???
Thelma Varnado of Oak Park said she planned to put her whistle on her key chain.
mind if i ask where these keys are going to be located if your purse gets stolen, or if it gets knocked away during a struggle with some guy trying to rape you???
.....because people might think it's just a child's toy.
i honestly would have to admit, that would be my first though, and i probably wouldn't concern myself with the sound anymore. hell people don't even pay attention to car alarms anymore, do you really think people are gonna get all worked up over what will sound like a kid playing???
Officers are willing to take that chance in hopes that ultimately they will help stop a crime and empower residents, Williams said.
empower???..............REALLY??? you want to empower, give people guns and offer them free training and range time. make them efficient with the guns. allow open and conceal carry, and make it 100% LEGAL with no question about it. that way EVERY CRIMINAL will know that since it's legal ANYBODY might be carrying.
in my opinion handing people whistles as crime deterrent is almost as insulting as handing woman condoms as "rape pregnancy preventions".
and what do i do with the whistle in my house during a forced entry/armed burglary incident??? throw it at them???
Officers likely will visit senior citizens buildings soon to distribute the whistles to those who may be most vulnerable to crime, Williams said.
old people vulnerable??? hell the old people seem to almost agree with the damn gun laws. they believe in self defense??? i know i can remember 2 or 3 news stories here in the area where a guy tried robbing a old lady, or an old guy and ended up being hospitalized after getting the **** beat out of him with a purse or cane.