Honestly, how often do you allow your electronics to make you forget about the world around you? Lack of awareness allowed this assassination to happen, but practicing Active Self Protection could at least have given this guy a fighting chance.
Original video here (no info, though): http://get-asp.com/r164 (WARNING: this site is very, very NSFW and filled with adult content…strongest warning possible)
How do I protect myself from assassination?
1. Try hard not to make enemies that might want to murder you! Assassinations like this can happen from jilted lovers or crazy ex-business partners and the like, but the truth is that more often the “business” is drugs or other illegal stuff. Follow the Rules of Stupid (don’t go Stupid places, with Stupid people, at Stupid times, and do Stupid things) and you’ll not often have to worry about it.
2. When it’s beyond your control, you must practice situational awareness and threat assessment. You must operate according to the color code of awareness in condition yellow, not white. Yellow means you are aware of your surroundings. Live in condition yellow!
3. You cannot live in condition yellow with headphones on. This is non-negotiable. I know that many young people love to listen to music, watch Netflix, and play games, and smartphones make that easier and more desirable than ever, but it is terrible self-defense to be oblivious to the world around you. If you MUST use headphones, use only one so that you can still hear the outside world. For best results, keep your dominant ear open to the environment!
4. This means the payoff is this: put your phone in your pocket. Just do it. Keep your eyes on your surroundings, and if you’re in an internet café or a restaurant or whatever, be aware of who is coming and going and do your best not to spend long stretches of time with your back to the comings and goings of others. Had this man thought of his self-defense and been aware, he might have seen the first attempt and been able to defend himself effectively.
5. Assassinations don’t come out of the blue. If you’re in a situation where someone might have it in for you, you must be even more careful and not allow yourself to be ambushed like this.
6. Spiritual fitness is important, ASPers. It really is. You don’t often get to know the day that life ends in advance, so make peace with God before you need it.
Attitude. Skills. Plan.