Speaking of which, there’s a sentiment that I’ve seen recurring in a lot of radical media lately: when you can’t rely on the authorities, you need to rely on each other.
It’s important that folks get to know the people around them, and know who they can turn to for mutual support. If your immediate neighbours are sketchy, reach out further. Find support before you need it.
There’s a bit in a Beltaine’s Fire song that makes the point fairly clearly: