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Sunday, February 19th, 2006

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Another social worker killed. Nobody seems to know that being a social worker is more dangerous than being a fireman or a policeman. Policemen think they're hot stuff for walking into dangerous situations wearing body armor, carrying guns, and with walkie-talkies with which they can call for backup that will arrive in minutes. Social workers work in situations just as dangerous every day, and typically have no security arrangement - no weapons, no secure areas, no walkie-talkies. Often a single female social worker will be alone with several males who have mental problems and histories of violence.

So I have two questions:

1. Why does this continue to happen? Why do social workers continue to get killed without anything changing?

2. Why does amyntas continue to scoff at the danger and not take any precautions against something happening to her? How can I get her to at least carry pepper-spray?

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