Business Owners Can Protect Themselves During Riots, Protests
A grand jury’s decision this week not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown sparked protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and all over the country. In Ferguson, in particular, many of the protests turned violent and businesses were set afire and looted.
For business owners in these cities, it’s a frightening situation as they struggle to protect their livelihood in the face of angry rioters. They may find it hard to even get to their jobs as they navigate streets of protestors. They may fear getting their children to school should a stray bullet strike their car.
In situations like these personal safety becomes a critical concern. One way to protect yourself and your family is with an armored vehicle. But don’t think military vans and tanks. Instead consider a vehicle that looks like your everyday family or business car or SUV. At Streit USA, we can outfit just about any car, van or SUV with bullet-resistant steel and glass as well as a host of other safety features that allow for a quick escape from a dangerous situation.
For example, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT doesn’t look like an armored vehicle and yet it’s one of the most powerful armored SUVs ever made. This luxury armored vehicle has a low center of gravity for easy handling, excellent ballistic protection, sports car-level acceleration for rapid escape from threat scenarios and racing quality brakes.
And the best part is that others won’t notice the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is an armored vehicle. If you don’t want to draw attention to yourself, this vehicle will allow you to blend into the city streets while providing an entirely new level of safety for you and your passengers.
Certainly no business owner wants to deal with protests, threatening situations or the possibility his or her business may go up in flames. And yet knowing these threats exist make it important to take every precaution to protect yourself and your family on the roadways. A burned out storefront can be replaced, but the life of a loved one cannot.