Cell phones and the Fight Against Crime

April 25, 2009
Hosted by Susan Bartelstone

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Episode Description

Cell phones have become an important weapon in the fight against crime and camera phones are a new wrinkle in this ongoing battle. They're responsible for apprehending a whole mess of criminals and saving many lives. Today, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone interviews Marcus Anthony and Ron Knight from My Mobile Witness—a free mobile phone service that allows you to take a picture of a person, place or situation that's causing you apprehension (or simply as a precaution) and send it off to a secure digital vault where it's time and date stamped and stored for six months. Once you send in a photo, it can't be retrieved or viewed by anyone but Law Enforcement. This service has many uses; but, If you're plagued by a stalker, if you have an Order of Protection against a domestic partner, if you have a job that puts you in vulnerable situations (think real estate agents), don't miss this show. And, stay tuned for great tips on how to use your cell phone to catch a criminal.

Crime Prevention 101

Crime Prevention 101

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Welcome to Crime Prevention 101, the Personal Safety radio show with an optimistic perspective on a sober subject. Get set for personal safety stories that demand to be heard whether heartbreaking, infuriating or just plain weird; learn about hot crime topics and people who are making the headlines; and find out about the trends and legal developments that are going to impact your life, either positively or negatively, in the future. Most importantly, be empowered and inspired by success stories about people who've fought off an attacker or deterred a crime. You’ll also get a chance to address your own personal safety concerns, either by phone or e-mail. So, tune in to “Crime Prevention 101.” It'd be a crime not to listen!

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Susan Bartelstone

Susan Bartelstone

Talking the talk because she's walked the walk! Years ago, Susan Bartelstone had a bad break-up with a guy, complete with physical and emotional bruises, and determined to learn how to protect herself. Today, she's a certified Crime Prevention Specialist and personal safety expert, with 17 years combined training in WWII Combatives, self defense and martial arts. Along the way, she deterred five extremely dangerous criminal encounters, fought her way out of a surprise attack and, for more than 18 years, from such organizations as American Express, the U.S. Post Office and the Livery Cab Owners Coalition of New York.. Author of Think Fast and Prevent a Violent Crime: How to Respond to Danger in 20 Seconds (or Less!), which is based on her own experiences, she’s been featured in a long and varied list of media, including the “Today Show,” “America’s Most Wanted” and Self Magazine.

Over the years, she’s helped thousands of people solve their personal safety dilemmas with her personal safety programs and her practical advice—which stresses the many opportunities you have to avoid or defuse a criminal encounter and how to use your brains instead of your muscles in a fight.

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