The Hunt for the Notorious D. B. Cooper & Keeping Communities Safe Despite Budget Cuts: Air Date 11/02/11
On November 24, 1971, a skyjacker and extortionist who became known as D. B. Cooper parachuted out of a Northwest airlines flight–and into infamy–somewhere over Ariel, WA with $200,000 of the airline’s money, never to be seen or heard from again. This case has intrigued law enforcement and amateur sleuths alike, including me, for more than 40 years.
Domestic Violence in the Latino Community; Bullying Prevention; Legal Website Where Crime Pays! Air Date 10/19/11
Domestic violence occurs in all cultures and on all socioeconomic levels, but Latino victims (overwhelmingly women) appear to be younger, poorer and less educated than other groups and a lot are undocumented immigrants.
Sherlock Holmes was using forensic science before we even HAD the word forensic. From Baskerville Hall to the Valley of Fear, this week, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone explores the real forensics behind the fictional detective’s greatest cases.
After 8-year-old Lieby Kletzy was murdered and 20 years after the Crown Heights Riots, Brooklyn, NY has stepped up to create safe havens for kids and keep peace in the community between Hasidic Jews and African Americans. This week, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone talks with Brooklyn DA Joe Hynes about the extraordinary efforts this borough has taken to protect its citizens –- steps other communities can learn from.
The only thing new about sexting is the word and the medium because people have been sending naked images of themselves to others, wanted or unwanted, for decades. Remember Polaroid instant cameras, photocopy machines and more recently web cams. We usually think of it as something primarily teens and young adults do, but when Congressman Anthony Weiner’s political career tanked because he tweeted pictures of his wiener (mandatory wiener reference alert) to a young constituent, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone just had to ask why.
Lieby Kletzky, a trusting eight-year old, walking home from summer camp for the very first time, was abducted and murdered despite living in a tight knit NYC Orthodox Jewish community that’s generally regarded as extremely safe. The whole City is shocked and grieving.