Show Notes

Dr. Keith Hannan, Ph.D. on Maryland’s Juvenile Justice Flaws & His Solution

In Maryland, most of the rehabilitation of adjudicated delinquent offenders is the domain of correctional personnel. Dr. Keith Hannon, Ph.D., has had a 30-year career as a licensed psychologist with extensive experience in the Maryland juvenile justice system. Dr. Hannan challenges the efficacy of the Maryland system, compares it to the District of Columbia juvenile…

An analysis of NY State Pistol & Rifle Association, Inc. v. Bruen

On June 23, 2022, the United States Supreme Court in a case called NY State Pistol & Rifle Association v. Bruen decided that New York’s penal statute which required a particularized showing of “proper cause” in order to obtain a wear and carry pistol permit was unconstitutional. The second amendment guarantees to all citizens the…

Just a Podcast about Another Cop Changing the World One Soul at a Time

This podcast is the story of “Randy” Morton. Randy grew up in West Baltimore where a mentor steered him into Boy Scouts. Randy committed and became an Eagle Scout. After high school, he joined the military.  After the military,  he worked as a “drill sergeant” with the North American Family Institute which held a contract…

A Deep Dive Into the Texas House of Representative’s Report on Uvalde

On May 24, 2022, 73 minutes passed between the time the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Police arrived at Robb Elementary School and when Room 111 was breached by the Border Patrol Swat Team. By then 376 law enforcement officers had arrived on the scene.    How is it possible for hundreds of police officers…

An old school police lieutenant talks Baltimore, O’Malley, police commissioners…

BPD Police Lieutenant Wayne Wilson takes us back to old school policing in Baltimore. Wilson shares his wisdom about the O’Malley years, the best Baltimore Police Commissioner in the last 50 years, the police response to the Uvalde school shooting, and how the failure of the Baltimore School System is related to the city’s homicide…

Police Accountability and Discipline Act — Part II

Are you a police officer serving any department in the State of Maryland? Serge and Clarke implore you to listen to Parts 1 and 2 of the Maryland Police Accountability and Discipline Act podcasts. The new law went into effect on July 1, 2022. This is what YOU need to know. 

Maryland Police Accountability and Discipline Act — Effective July 1, 2022

If you are a police officer anywhere in the State of Maryland, or a lawyer with police officer clients, this is part one, of a two-part podcast about the new Police Accountability and Discipline Act. The Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights has been repealed. It is critical for police officers and the lawyers who…

We’re Talking SWAT with a City Swat Officer

Have you ever wondered why certain search warrants are served by SWAT teams and whether you are safer — or in great danger — when a SWAT team arrives? This episode is a very interesting discussion with a SWAT officer in a “major city on the East coast of the United States.” Serge and Clarke…

The Columbia Project — Our Ten Point Plan to Address Intentional Mass Casualty Events

Our last podcast described the racist criminal mayhem in Buffalo, NY. After the podcast was uploaded for broadcast, but before it was released, Salvadore Ramos killed 19 school children and two teachers in Ulvade, Texas. Serge and I promised our listeners that we would address this ongoing problem in our next podcast. We have. After…

Buffalo NY Supermarket is the Scene of Another Racist Mass Murder

Serge Antonin and Clarke Ahlers discuss the May 14, 2022 mass shooting at the Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo, New York. Payton Gendron, an 18-year-old white male, has been indicted for killing ten and wounding three.  11 of the victims were black. Serge and Clarke discuss the known facts of the tragic incident, consider the…

Patrick Lyoya is Shot to Death in Grand Rapids, Michigan

In this episode, Serge and Clarke discuss the under-publicized but highly questionable police shooting of Patrick Lyoya on April 4, 2022 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Keep your eyes on Grand Rapids in the next several months. Hear and learn about the case right here.

Save Our Young—The life and work of a cop.

The lives of so many Baltimore children are beset by the trauma of violence. In this podcast, Serge and Clarke talk to a man whose father was shot in the head in Baltimore when the man was in the second grade. He remembers being driven to Shock Trauma in a police car, where his father…

Lenny Stamm and Michael Stamm v MSP Forensic Science Division

Black and White and Thin Blue Lines introduces our listeners to men and women who fight the eternal battle for justice, or those who have fought it, or those who aspire to fight it. In our first episode of Season 2, we invite you to get to know the father/son team of lawyers, Lenny Stamm…

Kemp Freund Weighs In on School Resource Officers

As communities struggle with increasing violence, school boards debate the utility of having police officers assigned to public schools. Two leading Democrat Presidents — Clinton and Obama — urged Congress to fund SROs (School Resource Officers) nationwide. Yet, the United States Department of Justice and the Department of Education have issued reports that SROs discipline…

Serge, Clarke and ASA “Tasha B” Pick Their Five Favorite Courtroom Movies

Assistant State’s Attorney Natasha Blount (“Tasha”) joins Serge and Clarke to debate the best five courtroom movies of all time and one agreed upon honorable mention. Hear Tasha’s persuasive reason for not including “A Few Good Men” in her list. But it is Tasha’s number one movie that leaves Clarke speechless — something more than…

Maryland State Police Seek to Fire Trooper of the Year—Part II

Part II of the podcast: Maryland State Police v Trooper of the Year. In this episode Clarke, Serge and TFC Kashef Khan talk about a bizarre trial board where the prosecutor’s first witness against TFC Khan was TFC Khan. When Clarke Ahlers called an IAD investigator to the stand in the defense case, an Assistant…

Maryland State Police Seek to Fire Trooper of the Year

Serge and I discuss the backward world of the Maryland State Police with one of its own.  You will hear from a “brown skin Muslim” who was awarded the 2019 statewide “Trooper of the Year” by Governor Hogan. But the next year—when he again outperformed every other trooper—this Trooper First Class was told that a…

Kim Potter is Sentenced; Teens in NJ Receive Disparate Treatment at Hands of Police

In this episode, Serge and Clarke discuss two unrelated events: (1) the sentencing of former police officer Kim Potter after her conviction for manslaughter in the shooting death of Daunte Wright, and (2) an unfolding story of disparate treatment of two teenagers — one Caucasian and one African American — by police officers in a…

Black History Month: A Living History Interview with the Hon. F. L. Antonin, Ret. (Part 2)

In honor of Black History Month, Serge and Clarke interview the third African American woman appointed to the Superior Court of New Jersey. Serge was able to secure this interview because Frances Lawrence Antonin, who helped break barriers for African American female attorneys, especially in New Jersey, is his mother. Clarke recommends this interview for…

Black History Month: A Living History Interview with the Hon. F. L. Antonin, Ret. (Part 1)

 In honor of Black History Month, Serge and Clarke interview the third African American woman appointed to the Superior Court of New Jersey. Serge was able to secure this interview because Frances Lawrence Antonin, who helped break barriers for African American female attorneys especially in New Jersey, is his mother. Clarke recommends this interview for…