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Scroll Patrol
Scroll. Screenshot. Send. Sh*t talk. That’s what I found myself doing every few months with two of my best college friends. It’s not as if I hopped onto Instagram hoping to find a post that we could all ridicule, but whenever one of us did—often pluc
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BE A HELPFUL Bystander
Unfortunately, inaction from onlookers is common—and it only emboldens harassers and potential criminals. “Crowd mentality is a very powerful thing,” says Sergeant Paul Grattan, an 18-year NYPD vet and a fellow at the National Police Foundation. In o
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ACCESS A Safe Route
Sadly, sticky situations can arise even on apparently clear paths. Still, there are characteristics that generally make an area better. Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is “a series of strategies for designing places to look and