This virus has the entire world on edge, and each day there seems to be another new chapter on the spread of this epidemic. While most people have been concentrating on social distancing, other factors may soon come into play. Naturally, when people lose money or job opportunities, some may resort to crime in order to make ends meet. Even if the government decides to send checks to people in need, a lot depends on how soon that money gets here. I have heard stories that the checks may only be 2 to 3 weeks away. That is great news for those who can last that long monetarily. However, those who are without food and money right now may resort to dire needs in order to survive. If someone is hungry now, can they honestly wait 2 to 3 weeks to eat? This is an ideal time to check your place for possible break in opportunities. If you have a vulnerable area that thieves can exploit then you may be putting yourself at a huge risk. Fortify your place as best as you can, because thieves may be checking you out right now. Also, you need to consider something else. All the people imprisoned in jail right now are in danger, because it only take one contaminated inmate to contaminate the rest. This could result in deaths, huge lawsuits and disarray within the jail system. Unless a new plan can be constructed, authorities may have to release ‘a lot’ of inmates due to health and safety hazards. Some of those will have no money, no job and no chance at earning a substantial income during this crisis. What do you think they are going to do? Yes, many of them will also resort to crime, and you could easily become a victim. Many people are buying up guns, and doing so for a reason. We need to think smart, we need to be cautious and we need to prepare ourselves for any unlawful activity. This is so different for society, but the worst of it might not even be here yet. If you are someplace and you see someone looking around a lot to see if someone is watching them, then chances are they are looking to commit an illegal act. Get away. Also, when women drive to a certain spot, don’t just get out of the car when you park. Survey the area first to make sure it is safe before you exit. Get pepper spray or mace for self defense and learn how to apply it with both hands. Take note of ‘any’ strange behavior. Ignoring it could cost you or someone else. Until the government decides to send people money you will see people struggle. You never know how bad it can be until someone’s situation becomes dire. Be aware of everything. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.
Brett Jolly Wynton Marsalis and keyboardist Stan Brisbon