The aftershock of the kidnapping and murder of Jessica Ridgeway has pushed some parents and police into action as the Aurora Police Department began a series of self defense classes for children.
Even though children are much smaller than adults, experts are teaching children that they have weapons to use. They have legs to kick and run, they have hands to hit and scratch, and they have a mouth to scream.
A Denver-area gym sponsored a self defense class on Saturday with the goal to empower women to defend themselves when confronted with a dangerous situation.
Prosecutors have decided to drop criminal charges against an RTD passenger who stabbed another passenger on a bus in Aurora on Thursday night, ruling it was a case of self defense.