The Death of Tyre Nichols in Memphis

On January 7, 2023, the Memphis Police Department’s Scorpion Unit stopped and caused serious physical injury to 29-year-old Tyre Nichols. Mr. Nichols died in a hospital three days later. Five officers were fired on January 20, 2023. The same five officers — Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills, Jr., and Justin Smith…

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Fatal Police Encounters – 2022

In the first episode of 2023, Serge and Clarke discuss an alarming statistic: 2022 had more people killed by law enforcement than at any time since police deadly force has been tracked. Also, there was an increase in the number of police officers who were shot in the line of duty.

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Damned If You Don’t

The Supreme Court tells us that we have no constitutional right to expect the police to protect us, unless we are in their custody. Yet a Baltimore City Police Officer is sentenced to 60 days incarceration for not preventing an assault and a Yonkers Police Sergeant is under investigation for not stopping an assault. Serge…

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The Calendar Year 2021 Wrap Up Show

Serge and Clarke update their audience on everything from Derek Chauvin’s federal conviction to Kyle Rittenhouse’s celebrity status, along with Serge’s “worst of the year” and Clarke’s “best of the year.”  An easy listen but with a note of sadness at the beginning of the episode as Serge and Clarke acknowledge the passing of Baltimore Police Officer…

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Our Thoughts on the Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

On August 23, 2020, a white Kenosha police officer, Rusten Sheskey, shot a black man, Jacob Blake, in the back during a call for service. Riots erupted. Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year old armed with a rifle, shot three men during the riots, killing two. Many were outraged and condemned Rittenhouse as a “white supremacist.” Then-candidate…

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Expert James (“Jim”) Lilley on the Use of the Choke Hold

Our guest in this episode is Sgt. James Lilley, Howard County Police Department, ret.  James (‘Jim”)  Lilley is a nationally renowned expert in police tactics, the creator of a police training series on handgun retention by police, and the author of fiction and non-fiction books. He is a former marine and a lifetime student of…

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The Moab Police and the Gabby Petito / Brian Laundrie Incident 8/12/21

The body of Gabrielle (“Gabby”) Petito has been recovered and ruled a homicide. Fifteen days before the likely date of her death, Moab (Utah) Police responded to a reported assault. Their handling of the assault has been widely criticized by domestic violence experts and law enforcement sources. In this episode, Serge Antonin and Clarke Ahlers,…

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Gun Violence Claims Innocent Bystanders

An increasingly complicated problem in America is the wounding and killing of unintended victims. There are so many shootings in so many locations, including highways, that the daily news reports children and adults being harmed who weren’t even intended to be harmed by the trigger pullers. Serge and Clarke talk about this phenomenon, especially in…

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