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an attitude” to see what they do. Then it doesn’t hurt to meet with police safety experts. It is also important to know who your enemies are and what potential they have to kill you.
In my case my life has been threatened so many times, I became proactive in my own protection and defense.
I have had police tell me straight up. We can’t protect you, you have to protect yourself.
As a talk show host I have interviewed countless Gang experts, cops of all types and I came away with one solidifying factor.
Cops carry guns in holsters on their hips. They wear bullet proof vests and they are constantly vigil when on the job. If you are a criminal or violent offender and you are going to get into a gun fight with a cop , you are probably going to lose.
If you are a mouthy talk show host and piss off the wrong element of society, you better be as prepared as a cop when bad guys come gunning for you or you are going to die.
An expert in the Amend program which treats violent offenders once asked me, “do you actually think you are going to out draw a violent man who is intent on killing you??”
People who are targets, who carry concealed weapons will never out draw a violent offender or come out of an ambush alive.
Now just so that you know in my line of work I have been kidnapped at gun point by three assailants who were never caught. I have had guns pulled on me twice. One was a drug dealer who aimed a gun at my chest point blank from his car window because he did not like my stance on drugs. I instantly disarmed him, drug him out of the car by his hair and pinned him until the sheriff got there..
The second time was during a live radio show with former DA Bill Ritter and Governor Rohmer at 9th and Corona in Denver. A right wing Arian man wanted to shoot me . He was subdued by two Denver PD who were standing in the crowd.
I don’t think Ritter nor Romer know how close we all came to dying that night.
Even so, I had two armed body guards provided by the Radio station standing ten feet from me and they missed the whole thing.
Body guards are a good investment when tensions are high and people are threatening your life. I have always hired armed body guards in my career on Radio and TV. You never know who or when an assailant will jump out of the bushes and shoot you dead when you are getting out of your car.
That happened to my colleague Alan Berg in 1984. He had so taunted the Aryan nation that they ambushed him and killed him outside his home.
When Seth Brigham kept whispering in my ear “ I can kill you any time I want” I wasn’t waiting to call 911 to protect myself. I hired an armed guard to watch Seth and to protect me. In that case the police could not protect me and the media made a joke out of Seths threats.
You cannot listen to people who say you are over reacting when you get death threats. The Daily Camera were in such denial in their reporting, that they actually made it dangerous for me. I told them about it in no uncertain terms. They still thought it was a joke. But you can’t listen to people who have never experienced vehement threats from fans, callers or political crazies who have targeted you.
You cannot listen to nay sayers when your life is being threatened.
Under extreme circumstances, I have armed myself to the teeth and wore a bullet proof vest. I have actually walked down the middle of a dark street with a gun in hand just to secure my ability to get to my car and drive home.
I have had black Cripps gangsters follow me to my car knowing that they were not going to kill me with out a fight. I have had Body guards walk with with me with shot guns to my car.
I have told people on the air if you come for me I will be ready and you may get a few rounds off at me, but I am taking you with me. It is very important to not show fear to violent offenders and to let them know you are as big a nightmare as they are. I swear that has saved my life more than once. That is the kind of attitude you have to have with violent offenders intent on hurting you.
You have to know when you are in a war zone and be prepared to defend yourself and match the threat with overwhelming bravado and visible firepower. Visible firepower.
If you in the line of work where people want to kill you… You know provocative talk show host, DA, cop, etc…. I think you have to be as prepared as a street smart cop.
I have taken multiple self defense classes. One was model mugging for men. How to defend against multiple assailants with hand guns. I have studied and practiced shoot no shoot scenarios. I have gone up against armed gunmen.
My son is a LERP special forces Marine. When I see him we train in how to disarm assailants at 30 paces.
So yes I take my personal protection very seriously. I learned from Denver Police: refuse to be a victim.
Now with me. It is protect myself or get out of the TV talk business.
And that is the question high profile people have to ask themselves, : How far am I willing to go for personal protection. ?
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