Archive for January 2017

Hello everyone ane welcome back. In this episode, Patrick talks with Virginia Frusteri Sollars. Virginia is the author of

"And Some Will Triumph" - Stories of the Mentally Ill in a Correctional Setting and the Nurses Who Care for Them

Virginia was raised in Brooklyn, New York, and became a registered nurse in 1980, working as a psychiatric nurse for most of her career. She worked in the jail system for twenty-six years, caring for and treating the mentally ill. Virginia provides good advice for first responders when they come into contact with mentally ill individuals. 

As a psychiatric nurse, Virginia journeyed inside the minds of the mentally ill. Virginia. not only allows her readers to participate in the day to day struggles that ensue behind the heavy steel doors of the correctional facility, but takes her readers into the thoughts, fears and secrets of the psychiatric inmates. Virginia explains the reasons why the criminal justice system has become the dumping ground for the mentally ill and why there are so few beds available to them on the outside, a matter of great concern in the United States.

 

http://www.virginiasollars.net/

@virginiasollars

 

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Hello and welcome back. In this episode Patrick talks with Larry Watts & his wife Carolyn Watts. Larry and Carolyn co-authored Dishonored and Forgotten (released January 2nd, 2017). With all the controversial issues in the news these days, it's especially encouraging to read a book by a seasoned policce officer who still believes that effective law enforcement is possible. 

Dishonored and Forgotten is a fictional account of a 1950's narcotics scandal that rocked the Houston, Texas Police Department.  One officer was dead with two gunshots to the heart and a nasty laceration on his head.  The death was ruled a suicide.  Another officer was sent to prison for selling heroin back to those he arrested.  A captain was fired and a police chief lost his job.  Dr. Julius McBride went to prison for supplying that police chief with codeine illegally.  High profile federal narcotics agent George White came to Houston and challenged the locals, including the police chief, city attorney, mayor, district attorney and every officer he thought was dirty.

This story is a fictional account of those events.  Its focus is on two men. Martin Billnitzer was the detective who was killed with two shots to the heart.  Within hours his death was ruled a suicide.  Bill Pool was a police officer who first reported the possibility of a narcotics scandal to federal authorities.  His career in Houston was ruined.  Both men's careers were cut short, their service dishonored, and their lives all but forgotten in the annals of Houston's history.

Larry's career in law enforcement began in Houston Texas, as a police officer. He became active in police labor issues and served on the board of directors of the Houston Police Officers' Association and the National Association of Police Associations. He retired after 21 years and began working for a state-wide association representing law enforcement officers throughout Texas, eventually becoming the Chief of Staff. 

 

You can get Larry's book on Amazon and connect with him below:

https://www.amazon.com/Dishonored-Forgotten-Larry-Watts/dp/1533524629/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1485700707&sr=1-1&keywords=dishonored+and+forgotten

 

http://www.larrywatts.net/

@ larryWatts2

https://www.facebook.com/larry.watts3

 

 

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Hello everyone and welcome back. In this episode, Patrick reviews the 2009 Surpreme Court Case Arizona v. Gant. The issue at hand centered around the 4th Amendment. Does the Fourth Amendment require that police officers, when arresting a recent occupant of a vehicle, demonstrate either a threat to officer safety or a need to preserve evidence related to the crime in order to conduct a search of that vehicle without a warrant?

 

Check out a link to this important case:

 

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/07-542.ZO.html

 

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Hello everyone and welcome back. I am so excited to have Marnie Grundman on the show. She is the author of Missing: A True Story of a Childhood Lost. Marnie has been on major television and radio shows such as Breakfast Television, Wise Women Canada, CJAD, Lifeology with James Miller and The National Association of Adult Survivers of Child abuse. Her story is an incredible one of survival anad perserverance. 

Marnie was a child who belonged to no one, missing at the tender age of 13. She experienced the worst of humanity firsthand. However, she rose above the darkness, becoming a beacon of light, of empowerment, for others to do the same.

Marnie gives tips and suggestions for first responders when they come into contact with the homeless. A great episode You can find Marnie at: 

www.marniegrundman.com

www.Twitter.com/marnieGrundman

www.linkedin.com/In/marniegrundman

www.facebook.com/marniegrundmanauthor/

 

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Hello everyone and welcome back. Thank you for the support in this podcast. We wouldn't be here if it wasn't for you - The listener. Thank you again. In this episode, Patrick talks about the soon to be President of the United States, Donald Trump. No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, lets come together as a country and support our new President. If he doesn't do a good job, he gets booted out of office in four years. But, we need to respect and support the peaceful transition of power.

Will Trump be good for law enforcement? Patrick talks about some of his first steps and how he believes law enforcement will have a brighter future under a Trump Presidency. 

We have a lot of exciting guests coming on - Stay tuned. You won't be dissapointed. 

Check out the new website at www.cjevolution.net

Connect with Patrick on Twitter @Pat_Fitzgibbons and Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-j-fitzgibbons-699a6a24

 

 

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Hello everyone and welcome back. We all have very busy lives, especially the brave men and women in the criminal justice field. But, we all need to tak time out of our busy days and take time to reflect and create peaceful moments. In the end, the only aspect of your lifethat matters is who you have surrounded yourself with and the connections you have made. I would encourage everyone to start the day in reflection. Giving thanks for everyone and everything in your life. Create those peaceful moments. Doing this will change your life. 

We have a lot of amazing guests coming on show soon. Stay tuned and be safe.

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Hello everyone and welcome back. Social media is so important in law enforcement, and to prove this we brought in an expert in law enforcement social media. Sergeant Marc Marty is a 20 year veteran of the Montebello Police Department in Montebello California. Marc is the training sergeant for his agency and is also responsible for recruitment, hiring, community relations and social media. A self proclaimed geek, lover of all tech and passionate about Law Enforcement Social Media, #LESM

Marc is also a cohost on Lawenforcement.social - The premier social media site for law enforcement:

http://lawenforcement.social/

 

In this episode, Marc not only talks about the importance of social media in law enforcement, he also talks about some fears that some administrators have about the implementation of social media platforms, but also gives tips an suggestions about overcoming those fears. 

You can find Marc on Twitter @iDigitalCop, Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/iDigitalCop?fref=ts  and Instagram at iDigitalCop.

 

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Hello everyone and welcome back to the program. We are 8 days into the new year and once again innocent civilians are injured and killed at the hands of a madman in Fort Lauderdale. Many questions remain as the investigation ensues and our hearts go out to the victims of this horrible tradegy. In this episode, Patrick talks about being more of aware of our surroundings. So many times we are preoccupied with all the noise in our lives when we need to pay more attention to what is going on around us. 

Please be safe everyone.

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Hello and welcome back. In this episode Patrick welcomes special guest Vic Ferrari - Vic is the Author of Dickheads and Debauchery and Other Ingenious Ways to Die (2016). Vic is a former NYPD Detective who retired after 20 years of distinguished serivce. He is a former Bronx resident who now resides in Florida. Vic enjoys eating subpar food along with writing. He also likes cooking and spending time with his dog (Irish Wolfhound) who ignores him. A very funny episode which I am sure you will enjoy. Connect with Vic on Twitter: @vicferrari50 

Check out his book on Amazon athttps://www.amazon.com/Dickheads-Debauchery-other-ingenious-ways-ebook/dp/B01GEVW100

 

Vics Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Dickheads-Debauchery-and-other-ingenious-ways-to-die-238351983202178/?fref=ts

 

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Hello everyone, and welcome back. Happy New Year to all and I hope everyone had a safe New Years Eve and New Years Day. Thank you to all the first responders for making us safe as we usher in a new year. 2017 is going to great year for each of you. You have to believe you can achieve anything, and you will. The new year is going to bring great guests and topics to the podcast. Thank you for the continued support.

www.cjevolution.net

 

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