America’s preeminent crime victims advocate and legal commentator Nancy Grace, now with “Fox Nation,” joins ‘Wake Up Memphis’ with Robyn Walensky to talk about her new book, “Don’t Be a Victim: Fighting Back Against America’s Crime Wave.”
Grace tells Walensky her new book took two years to thoroughly research and write.“It’s not just telling the stories of all of these crime victims, it’s to determine what, if anything, we can learn from them,” Grace tells ‘Wake Up Memphis.’
Grace says her latest book is more than 300 pages and offers detailed safety tips for you and your family, and advice on how to protect your children.
For example, if you are a woman out for a jog, Grace recommends taking a friend along, or your dog, and if you have to run alone mix it up.“For Pete’s sake, don’t take the same route every single day,” she adds.
Grace also recommends women carry pepper spray with them at all times and a loud horn device. She also has tips for how to secure your property, and safety advice when it comes to riding in an elevator.
During the interview on ‘Wake Up Memphis,’ Walensky asks Grace her thoughts on cities looking to defund police departments and the potential impact this has on public safety.“I’m very afraid about the defunding of police,” Grace says. “What happened to George Floyd in my mind is murder, and I’d be willing to argue that to a jury. But, the answer is not to defund the police.”
Grace and Walensky have worked together covering crime stories for a decade.
During jury selection in Clearwater, Florida at The Casey Anthony Trial, Walensky was a guest on Grace’s HLN prime time program, and went on to report on the Trial in Orlando and do nightly guest appearances from the courthouse in Orlando and live shots from the swamp scene near the Anthony home.
Nancy Grace who coined the phrase “tot mom” is featured prominently in Walensky’s book about the case called “Beautiful Life?” The CSI Behind the Casey Anthony Trial & My Observations from Courtroom Seat #1.”
Walensky also covered crime stories for Grace’s national radio show “Crime on Line,” heard on Sirius/XM.