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how much is it worth to you to feel safe and secure? how much would you spend? how much could you afford? what is the monetary value that you would place on your life? how much money would it take? how much would you sacrifice? what price safety? what would be the cost? what price safety? what would you spend to prevent the loss? too frightened to get on the elevator in the building where you reside don't know if you'll make it to your door before a thief is at your side too scared to walk to your car alone in a public parking lot don't know if you'll get the keys in the door before you're assaulted or shot what price safety? how much money would you spend just to have that feeling of security once again? most every elected official in most every country in this world have their own taxpayer funded security detail the celebrities, movie stars and TV personalities have personal body guards and/ or private security America has been on heightened alert since the Twin Towers did fall the airports, the borders and Homeland Security are constantly on the ball security has become one of the nation's fastest growing industries and you can't go anywhere in this world without showing identity so how much would you spend to remove from your life that spirit of fear? how many dollars would it take to protect what you hold dear? there're not enough police to go around to be in society's face so security officers take up the slack and stand in their place we've become the front line defenders that the community sees to detect, protect and defend them and their property retailers spend thousands of dollars just to secure their goods from thieves, boosters, shoplifters and your garden variety hoods the government be it federal, county, city or state use security officers to keep the peace in abate yet without benefit of weapons, no batons, no vests or guns we hold to our positions and we get the job done we alert the police, FDNY and the EMTs at the first signs of violence, fire and any emergency but we're at a disadvantage when it comes to getting paid for we barely make what would be considered a livable wage what price safety? what would it be worth to you to give security officers what they are due? what price safety? I ask you once more what price would you pay just to feel secure? WHAT PRICE SAFETY?

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