Crime Prevention 101 The Franken Amendment and The God Squad
December 3, 2009
Hosted by Susan Bartelstone
Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone's first segment is a discussion of the newly-passed Franken Amendment, sponsored by Sen. Al Franken, which prohibits the government from awarding defense contracts to independent companies operating overseas (like Halliburton/KBR) if they require employees to submit to arbitration for serious offenses like sexual assault instead of being able to go to criminal court. Her guest is Jaye Grayce, co-host of the Rape Declaration Forum show on WBAI 99.5FM; and you'll hear from Tracy Barker who, in 2005, was raped while working for Halliburton in Iraq, about her ongoing quest for justice. Then, Susan discusses the growing threat of terrorist attacks on synagogues and churches with martial arts master and rabbinic intern Stuart Shimon Rosenberg, a founding member of the so-called God Squad which is a group of rabbis and pastors who are giving self defense and firearms training to religious leaders and members of the congregation. OY Vey!!
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!
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.