With the end of this contentious election cycle and the approaching holidays you would think that our country would be settling down into a fun, festive atmosphere. Unfortunately all one has to do is pick up a paper or watch the evening news to see this is not the case. Every night since the election we have seen multiple demonstrations some of which have turned violent. Although many of the events have been peaceful you never know when things are going to take a turn for the worse. If you are going to be out in public, pay attention to what is going on around you. Always know where your closest exits are and don’t be afraid to tell report suspicious activity. Ultimately your safety and the safety of your family is up to you. Always be prepared!