A while back I had an idea that it would be amazing if an App could be developed to mark out unsafe territories in Europe! This would of course warn tourists and locals alike, so that lives could be saved. It could be called the Secure Travels App for example, and alert people of hot spots for violence/riots/rapes etc; it would also help if travellers could be alerted to where we have our no-gone zones, since knowledge of this is normally only known by locals due to word of mouth!
This evening I came across this article from Brazil: Security in Brazil. You can see how cool an idea like this actually is.
I have no idea how to design or create Apps, so I’m just throwing the idea out there in the hope that maybe some basement dwelling punk might create it. Here is another App idea that quite frankly was just meant for giggles; I’m serious about the Secure Travels App though, it bugs me that Asians, Americans, Latinos, Africans, etc; travel over here for business or for holidays, without knowing where it is safe to go or not.
It is usually impossible to really know what’s up unless you have relatives or friends living over here, or follow alternative media. After keeping an eye on the mainstream news over here for a while now, I’m surprised that the only thing that usually gets proper exposure are full-scale terrorist attacks. This is not good. How can people keep safe if they don’t get the information they need? It does seem like the cover up mentality might not last, which would be great in terms of safety. Just now I came across this article about London.
Air China tried to warn their customers a while back, doing the right thing, but were told off for doing so. I fail to see why it is wrong to think about the security of Chinese tourists? This must surely be more important than political correctness? Especially when considering this (as published by a mainstream English news outlet), concerning the crime-boom in London:
“Initiatives will target the “root causes” of crime and address the disproportionate number of victims and offenders from black, Asian and ethnic minority groups.”
I’ve personally had the honour of living close to Croydon, in London, a “so-called” successful melting pot, and it certainly didn’t feel very culturally enriching when all the riots went on … it is not an area that I would ever walk alone in, especially not after dark.
These have been some of my observations, regarding the dramatic change across our beloved continent these last few years, this entry also contains some observations about the U.S.A.
Check out the link I posted about people alerting others of crime in Brazil, it looks like a cool concept! Stay safe wherever you are! 😉