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The LEO Sideshow
60 minutes | May 13, 2021
A Hodge Podge of Catch-up
Frank and Patrick discuss the last four weeks in the policing world including; the Derek Chauvin verdict, the Taser/Gun mix-up, and more. Also, our "fan favorite" case of the week talks about the Police's duty to protect....or lact thererof. Come join the sideshow for some CRED. Case of the Week TASER, TASER, TASER... GUN! Taser Video Chauvin Guilty news article
65 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
Mad Max Exodus
Scathing exit interviews left by former Portland Police officers are a microcosm for mass exits of police officers across the country. What are the reasons for this and how do we challenge community and political leaders to reverse the tide? Police 1 Article Case of the Week
54 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
Sometimes More Is Less
Frank and Patrick unravel and examine the officer involved shooting that occurred in Tennessee involving the Metro Nashville Police officer Josh Baker and Nika Holbert. We make a sobering critique of what went well and what could be done better next time. United States v. Burrus Video of Incident and WKRN News Write-up Attorney Ashley Upkins Comments Obesity Journal Article BJJ - Jiujitsufive_o Tactics
50 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
Say it, don't spray it... I want the news, not the weather
As police officers, we are the microcosm and front line visible images of local, state, and federal government. When we intentionally abuse our powers and make erroneous decisions, criticism comes from various entities and the profession becomes tarnished. In order to counteract the tiny portion of our profession who do not belong, we need to look inward and criticize those LEOs who tarnish the badge. NY Times - Rochester Police Pepper Spray Washington Post Rochester Pepper Spray Youtube Video - Rochester Police Pepper Spray Case of the Week
55 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
Emergency Pod: Some are not QUALIFIED to Understand
HR 1280, the “George Floyd Justice in Policing Act” will have profound effects on law enforcement as one of the components within the bill is the elimination of Qualified Immunity for LEOs. We debate the components of the bill, some good, some bad, and some really really bad and why the bill would do more harm than good. 116th Congress House Bill National Review "Poisonous Police Reform Bill" NPR "House Approves Police Reform Bill Named After George Floyd" George Floyd Fact Sheet USA Today "House Passes George Floyd Police Reform Bill"
41 minutes | Mar 4, 2021
Gee... Who would have seen that coming???
Following the tragic death of George Floyd, Minneapolis was the beacon and the starting point for cries of, “Defund the police.” In response to public outcry, the Minneapolis city council voted unanimously to spend $6.4 million dollars to recruit more police officers. We discuss this hypocrisy and what this means for the city of Minneapolis from two outsider perspectives. NY Post February 2021 Article. "Spending 6.4 Mil" NY Post September Article "City Council Alarmed" Daily Mail Biased Article Case of the Week
47 minutes | Feb 26, 2021
The Spicy Philly Roll
Philly PD does not mess around. It’s been a long standing unofficial policy to throw trauma victims in the back of their cruisers and speed to the hospital. Philly refers to this as the scoop and go. Frank and Patrick talk about how this is another way police are thinking “out of the box” to save lives. Case of the Week Philadelphia Inquirer Article Journal Article
66 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
Things Prosecutors Wish ALL Cops Knew
The LEO Sideshow is please to announce the return of guest Katherine Bopp, our resident attorney. Katherine jumped at the idea of talking to police about the job. We talk about the relationship between Prosecutors and the Police and then Katherine tells us what ALL prosecutors wish ALL police officers knew! Columbia Article About Police and Prosecutors
59 minutes | Feb 4, 2021
Traffic ______ the Police (fill in the blank)
Jordan Blair Woods, author of “Traffic Without the Police,” provides insight into how the societal uprising into police misconduct and community injustice is intertwined into the most frequent police and civilian interaction, the traffic stop. Woods uses data and statistics to support how the removal of traffic stops from police function can be accomplished. We debate whether or not this is practical, feasible, and the possible ramifications of police officers losing this function. Jordan Blair Woods Article Case of the Week Recent Barkley News Article NY Times Sandra Bland
54 minutes | Jan 29, 2021
Illinois' Deep Dish....HB 3653
Frank and Patrick unpack Illinois HB3653 which brings “significant changes” to policing in Illinois and talk about how some of the changes are going to affect day-to-day police operations. Frank and Patrick will not just give you theory, but give real life examples of what this bill means to police. NBC Chicago Article People v. Wells (1985) HB 3653
59 minutes | Jan 21, 2021
Uncovering The Truths, Speculations, and Events That Led To A Tragedy
We start off Season 3 by reviewing a New York Times investigation into the tragic death of Breonna Taylor by officers with the Louisville Police Department. We sympathize, agree, disagree, and give perspective into a journalistic point of view from outsiders. Tragedies are never a proposed outcome when law enforcement conduct an investigation, but the only positive to come of this investigation is to prepare law enforcement for the future so bad outcomes like Taylor’s death do not occur again. There is much to be learned and we all must remember that police are still human, we make mistakes, we learn from those mistakes, and sometimes we pay for those mistakes. NY Times Article and Video CNBC Grand Jury Article Case of the Week!
48 minutes | Dec 21, 2020
Reform >= Deform
Frank and Patrick look at some of the issues that the communities across the US have brought up and are asking for police to change. Change can be good... When it is thought out and vetted. What we have seen with some of the proposed reforms have not been critiquely examined. Join the Sideshow in the last episode of 2020. Case of the Week Philadelphia Case
59 minutes | Dec 10, 2020
To Degree or Not To Degree? That Is The Question.
In today’s world of policing, we debate whether or not it is imperative for police officers to be formally educated with a bachelor’s degree, what advantages or disadvantages this brings, and what we envision for educational requirements in the future. Police 1 Training Article NY Times Supreme Court The Marshall Project Police 1 Military Vets Article
41 minutes | Dec 3, 2020
It's Beginning To Look a lot Like..... THEFT!
Frank and Patrick get ready for the holidays by giving the listeners tips on staying safe and preventing crime during the upcoming holiday season. Share this advice with your family and friends so that we don't lose any of our hard earned cash and so that we can have a less stressed season. Case of the Week
48 minutes | Nov 13, 2020
Knowledge is Power... 7 Things Cops Know That Would Scare Most Civilians
Cops know a lot more than we let on in order to preserve the sanity of society. We analyze and discuss an article from Police1 and the secrets contained within, whether they’re wrong, right or even believable. Police 1 Article Case of the Week Supreme Court and Victim's Privacy Rights
58 minutes | Nov 5, 2020
A Cock and Bull Police Story
Lies, lies, and more lies! There are so many myths and misconceptions about getting arrested, interacting with the police, or getting a ticket that Hollywood has ruined for the everyday American. In this episode Frank and Patrick have a light hearted (a change from last week) discussion about some common tall tales that citizens believe about police. Case of the Week!
51 minutes | Oct 29, 2020
Philadelphia After Action Review
Frank and Patrick do an AFTER ACTION REVIEW of the Philadelphia Police shooting incident with Walter Wallace. Although this incident is only a couple days old, cell phone camera footage and reports from the family allow us to see into the incident and give an officer’s perspective of what happened and why. Frank and Patrick decide if the shooting was justified, mental health calls, play devil’s advocate, and more in this episode. Check out the links below. Cell Phone Video Philadelphia Police Diversity Report NY Times Article Experts React To Video Hollywood Myths BUSTED
69 minutes | Oct 22, 2020
The Tactical Alphabet
We have a special episode where Tactical Randal is on the show where we talk about police special weapons and tactic teams. Over the years police have been accused of being over militarized and Randal explains why this may be and the reasons behind it. Tune in to find out. Case of the Week NY Times -- The Rise in SWAT Teams
52 minutes | Oct 15, 2020
Let's Walk It Back
Amidst calls for an abolishment of the police or cries to “Defund the Police,” communities and citizens are pushing back against that narrative. Political movements in the wake of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor are twisting the narrative that an abolishment of the police is now just police reform. Is that what is really happening or are the political, social, and urban leaders creating their own narrative at the expense of their constituents? Do communities really want less of a police presence? What do the statistics and numbers say? NY Times Article Case of the WEEK BBC News Article Minneapolis Council Pledges to Dismantle Police Pew Research USA Today Article
59 minutes | Oct 8, 2020
Crystal Blue Persuastion
With all the negativity surrounding current police practices, use of force incidents, and a rush to judgment on behalf of the public, it’s tough to be a police officer these days! We discuss why morale is so low, what are the causes, effects, and how we see police practices changing from now until the future. Case Law UPDATE! USA Today Ferguson Effect City Journal Ferguson Effect Pimp Knocked OUT!
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