Safe Dating and Tactical Point Shooting
February 11, 2010
Hosted by Susan Bartelstone
Since Valentines Day is right around the corner, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone talks about how to date safely with Helene Fuchs, author of Sex, Lies and the Internet, who became an expert at age 60 when she first started dating online and Jeff Arndt from Safe Checkin, a service that allows you to "checkout" when you leave home to go on a date, a hike or any activity that takes you away for a period of time and "checkin" when you return safely. Great tips and resources for keeping the dating experience safe. She'll also be talking to WWII Combatives and firearms expert Matthew Temkin, her own, long-time self defense instructor, who just released a new DVD called Shoot Him to the Ground: Tactical Point Shooting for the 21st Century. Whether you're a law enforcement sharpshooter or never fired a round, this controversial and possibly life-saving topic is one to be educated about.
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.