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Don’t mess with senior citizens.

(one of our RSVP Volunteers shares today!)
In Florida a 71-year-old man used a handgun to shoot at two armed men attempting to rob an Internet cafe.In the UK a gang of thugs armed with sledge hammers execute a smash and grab job at a British jewelry store … only to have an 85-year-old woman take them down with her handbag!A suspect dressed in all black with a rifle attempted to rob a store in Louisiana. Store clerks told police that a senior citizen, who had observed the robber, blocked the two front doors to the store with his body, preventing the robber from entering the store and yelled to them to lock the door and call authorities. An alert group of four senior citizens, foiled a robbery attempt at a multistoried building in Wadala Mumbai.On Saturday evening, four robbers managed to enter the second floor apartment at Kutchi Building in Wadala (W) at a time when its owner wasn’t home. The four heroes trapped the robbers inside while calling the police.
Don’t mess with senior citize…

A letter from Jim

Dear Friend,
Dove Inc. is proud to be partnering with Decatur’s own Ed Bachrach to screen the documentary Private Violence. The screening will be held on THU May 21st 7pm at the Avon Theater 426 N. Water – Decatur IL. Mr. Bachrach will be in attendance.
I am personally inviting you to attend this important community education event. A panel discussion will follow the movie and will be moderated by Vickie Smith – CEO of the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The panel will also include Kit Gruelle, one of the main subjects in the film.
Tickets are FREE but must be obtained in advance. They can be obtained by contacting dove@doveinc.org or by calling 217-428-6616. We anticipate a big turnout so I would ask that you only request tickets that you are certain people will be able to attend. This film is not rated, but having seen it I don’t believe it is appropriate grade school children. Of course, that is a decision each parent must make.
I look forward to seeing you at the even…

A letter to my bully

According to a study done by the U.S. Department of Justice, 160,000 students do not attend school every day for fear of being bullied. Over 77 percent of students have reported being a victim of one form of bullying or another, which includes verbal, physical, cyber, or sexual bullying. And 58 percent of students report having been victims of cyber bullying.
            Now it’s time for the scariest of these statistics. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people according to the CDC. 14 percent of high school students have considered suicide with 7 percent attempting it. Bully victims are 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims. And at least half of suicides among young people are related to bullying.
            Now it’s time for hope. I was a victim of bullying. I want to share with you my letter to my bully, with the hope that anyone else that has ever been bullied or find themselves today a target of bullying, will find strength in these…