Human Trafficking: What It Is and One Amazing Thing We Can Do About It!

May 27, 2010
Hosted by Susan Bartelstone

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Episode Description

Such a simple idea: flight attendants who are trained to recognize the signs of the horrific crime of human trafficking, on both international and domestic flights, and trained to report it. This came about through the work of dedicated flight attendant Sandra Fiorini, who flies for American Airlines, who hooked up with Deborah Sigmund, founder and Executive Director of Innocents at Risk, an organization whose purpose is to raise awareness about and promote ways to stop human trafficking. Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone talks with them tonight and you're going to be amazed by this story. Our True Crime Report features writer Pete Kotz, editor of the True Crime Report blogsite. We're talking about the case of Elizabeth Mandala, a high school student (and part-time stripper) who wanted to earn some extra income by smuggling illegals in the country…and ended up dead. Like who woulda thought this occupation might be dangerous! Crime Stoppers returns next week.

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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