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Old 06-16-2008, 02:26 PM   #56
Dojo: Shobu Aikido of Connecticut
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Re: Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned: Threads About Women In Aikido

It certainly didn't have to be a "mall situation". A mall was just an example of a common place to have kids which is also a fairly uncontrolled place. There are lots of places to hide, lots of people to get in the way of finding lost kids, and TOO many doors. I suppose it speaks to my raised awareness as Jennifer points out.

I've heard that the stranger kidnapping is more of a myth, and I'm not sure if I believe that yet. Over 300,000 children go missing or abducted every year in the United States. There are about 70 million children in the country. Every person has maybe a 1% chance of being snatched away before survivng to adulthood. (According to:

1% is a tiny percentage, but no percentage is acceptable.

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