Warriors Making a Difference in the World
April 8, 2010
Hosted by Susan Bartelstone
April is Sexual Assault Prevention Month, so Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone, a self defense instructor for more than 17 years, commemorates the month by focusing on some unusual warriors out there in the trenches: self defense and martial arts instructors who are not only teaching people how to defend themselves but who are reaching out and making a difference in their communities and, sometimes, the world. She's speaking with self defense activist Tom Callos and wait 'til you hear all the amazing things he's done and inspired others to do. Then, she'll be talking to some of his students and colleagues who've mobilized martial artists to fight for such causes as diabetes, anger management and so much more. We've also got our Crime Prevention 101 True Crime Report with Tricia Griffith, from Websleuths.com, to talk about what's hot on the forums this week; and we’ll try to "Catch a Criminal" with Sally Cox, from the San Diego Crime Stoppers.
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.