~~The following is a public service announcement~~
Dear American Teenagers,
This bulletin will cover a few safety tips for you to keep in mind while walking home, to school or to a sporting/social event.
-If you're being watched by an adult in a car, don't worry. Even though this person is not in a police car, he's probably just a friendly neighbor looking out for you and everyone else. He might even have the important title of Neighborhood Watch Captain!
-If this individual gets out of his car and starts following you on foot, stay calm. His heart is in the right place. He's just making sure you're not causing any trouble.
-If this person approaches you, don't panic or act out even if he begins asking aggressive questions or if you feel threatened.
-You may choose to run away from this person, but that's risky. He could interpret that as suspicious behavior, thereby escalating the situation.
-The most important thing to remember is that if you do anything that makes this individual feel threatened or if you try to protect yourself because you feel threatened, he has the legal right to shoot you dead without warning.
Now have fun and stay safe out there!
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