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BJ Schneider is a veteran of more than 25 years in public service as both a policeman and a paramedic. HE has worked world-wide but calls New Orleans home. Along with his podcasting he is a writer in several genre. Including several short story collections about his years on the street. You can see all his work at www.xiphosbooks.net

Author and retired LEO Captain, Bob Bryan Interview; WOTS 029

Welcome to today’s show. I am interviewing Robert Bryan. Robert was born in Queens, New York. He retired after a twenty year career with the New York City Police Department at the rank of captain. He is also an adjunct professor in the homeland security department of a NYC college.

About the author

Robert L. Bryan was born in Queens, New York, and has been a life long New York City resident. He retired after a twenty year career with the New York City Police Department at the rank of captain, and is currently the chief security officer at a New York State government agency. He is also an adjunct professor in the homeland security department of a NYC college. Robert has written several short self help and security / law enforcement related books. His first full length book, “CONDUCTOR” was inspired by his son’s career choice, and details the history of the railroad conductor profession. His next full length book, “C-CASE” is due to be launched during the first quarter of 2017. C-Case is a non-fiction account of his two years assigned as a squad commander in the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau.

About the book(s)

C Case An Unlikely Journey from Transit Cop to Internal Affairs Bureau Squad Commander

Against the backdrop of the 1995 merger of the NYC Transit and Housing Police Departments into the New York City Police Department, this is the story of a transit police lieutenant who abruptly finds himself performing a job no cop wants to do—namely, investigating other cops. Complicating the situation is the fact that the lieutenant has no prior investigative experience but is thrust into command of a squad of seasoned NYPD investigators. The Lieutenant must deftly walk a tightrope of managing his squad while learning how to perform the wide range of investigations conducted by the Internal Affairs Bureau.

Conductor: The Heart & Soul of the Railroad

This is the story of one of the more fabled occupations in America – the railroad conductor. This book traces the origin of the railroad and the occupation as well as the conductor as a subject of folklore and the media. Additionally, the pathways to a career as a conductor are fully explored.

Dark Knights: The Dark Humor of Police Officers

Police Officers are the modern day embodiment of medieval knights, going to work each day with a noble cause to protect and serve society. The profession requires cops to see people at their worst. They see death, tragedy, crime, and despair on a daily basis. The very nature of the tasks cops perform and the things cops see skews their sense of humor. Sometimes, a sense of humor is the only defense mechanism in a police officer’s tool box. Stripped of the ability to laugh, or forced to be politically correct in a politically incorrect work environment can be hazardous to one’s health. Coping becomes an essential component of a police officer’s arsenal. One of the primary coping mechanisms utilized by cops is humor. A cop can find something funny about almost anything, regardless of how tragic the circumstances. Dark humor involves making light of a serious, disturbing or taboo subject matter. It is sometimes viewed as morbid, cruel, offensive, and graphic in nature and is yet, still found funny. This is the story of the author’s twenty-year police career with the New York City Transit Police and NYPD as he worked with some of New York City’s darkest knights – those cops who did and said the funniest things under the most difficult circumstances.

Why Me? A Law Enforcement Officer Teaches How to Avoid Becoming the Victim of a Crime

After a lifetime of experience in law enforcement / security (35 years), Robert Bryan shares tips and advice that could save your valuables, your home, even the lives of you and your loved ones. Find out what criminals are looking for – what signs they look for to decide who to target. Avoid portraying yourself as a target or as an easy mark. Get detailed insights into what makes a criminal pick someone as a target, and precise steps on how to make it obvious that you are not an easy mark.

50 Tips for Effective Public Speaking

This book contains fifty tried and tested tips that the author has cultivated during over thirty years of public speaking.

Get That Job

Using the author’s extensive experience in job seeking and hiring, this book gets right to the point on what makes for a successful job search in both the government and private sectors simply by being thorough in preparing your resume, submitting applications, and appearing for your job interview.

Staying Safe: How to Avoid Becoming the Victim of Crime and Terrorism

The author uses his forty years of law enforcement and security experience to explain to the reader how to stay safe in an unsafe world, through situation awareness of various environments, including home, driving, walking, and commuting.

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This episode was also brought to you by Xiphos Books & Training. Xiphos Books is responsible for books such as ‘Welcome to New Orleans… How many shots did you hear? Volume 1 and 2 as well as the fiction novel A Salty Life & A Traitor’s Death. Be sure to stop by their website and look at their books, training and public speaking dates.

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Author and formre LEO, Lynn Hesse Interview; WOTS 028

Welcome to today’s show. I am interviewing Lynn Hesse. Lynn is the author of Well of Rage and the first place winner of the 2015 Oak Tree Press Contest, Cop Tales.  Lynn’s new book ‘ANOTHER KIND OF HERO will be out in September of this year.

About the author

Lynn Tharp-Hesse has completed her first manuscript based on her law enforcement experiences and how the isms separate us.

Her short story, “Murder: Food For Thought” was published in an anthology by Wising Up Press, Double Lives, Reinvention & Those We Leave Behind.  It is adapted in the short play, “We Hunt Our Young.” The play, with a dance abstract prologue, was workshopped and read through Emory’s Field, Schwartz Center in July 2011.

Another short play by Lynn, “Bam, Karma,” was produced through Cafe Medusa at Seven Stages Theatre in Atlanta in June 2012. “Bam, Karma,” which is about forgiveness, was performed in conjunction with the “Material Witness” art exhibition Sept. 26, 2013 and Nov. 7, 2013 at Agnes Scott College, Dana Fine Arts Exhibition, sponsored by the Georgia Chapter of The Women’s Caucus for Art.

About the book(s)

 “Well of Rage”  features Carly Redmund, a Mobile, Alabama, police recruit, who’s about to mess up her first crime scene.

She’s found evidence of a murder — a high school class ring — in the bottom of a well. Her training officer, J.C.  Grey, orders her to hand it over. Then he pockets it.

When a news van pulls in, Carly  learns that bones in the well may be those of Terence, a missing black kid from the 1970s. Grey tells her to keep her mouth shut.

What she doesn’t know is that a white supremacist group is involved.

Another Kind of Hero,” to be published by Desert Breeze. SEPT 2017

A casket full of drugs and money is found inside the Pick’n Pay in Forsyth, Ga., putting sisters Mavis and Helen at odds. Can a DEA agent, a ghost and the sisters foil the money laundering scheme, as this small town rocks and rolls in criminal activity?

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This episode was also brought to you by Xiphos Books & Training. Xiphos Books is responsible for books such as ‘Welcome to New Orleans… How many shots did you hear? Volume 1 and 2 as well as the fiction novel A Salty Life & A Traitor’s Death. Be sure to stop by their website and look at their books, training and public speaking dates.

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Guest Lynn Hesse

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Retired NYPD Deputy Inspector Bob Martin Interview WOTS 027

Welcome to today’s show. I am interviewing Bob Martin. Bob is the author of Bronx Justice (An NYPD novel).  He spent 32 years with the New York City Police Dept and retired as a Deputy Inspector.

About the author

Robert Martin served for 32 years with the New York City Police Department, retiring as a Deputy Inspector in March 2000.  During his last 10 years of service he supervised the New York Joint Terrorist Task Force and participated in many high profile investigations.  These would include: the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, the Blind Sheik bombing conspiracy, the crash of TWA Flight 800 and the rescue of kidnapped tuxedo manufacturer Harvey Weinstein.

In 1996 Mr. Martin’s work in counter-terrorism was recognized by his appointment to the International Association of Chiefs of Police “Committee on Terrorism,” a position he still holds.  In 2002 he was appointed to the Oklahoma City National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism. He has been designated a Terrorism Subject Matter Expert by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Domestic Preparedness and has assisted that office in formulating counter terrorism strategies.  He has traveled around the world lecturing on the threat of terrorism and served as a consultant on terrorism and security matters with a number of security firms and major corporations.  He was on the faculty at Molloy College on Long Island, teaching criminal justice and terrorism courses.

In 2001, Mr. Martin accepted the position of Director of Security at the Anti-Defamation League, coordinating security at major events and at the League’s 30 offices in the United States and Israel.  In 2004 he led a law enforcement mission to Israel and was chosen by the FBI to conduct training for personnel assigned to Joint Terrorist Task Forces.

A published author, his work has been seen in-The Badge-The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin- First Call-the New York Daily News, Newsday and the New York Post.      Martin was a “charter member” and played for a dozen years with the New York’s Finest Football Club. His article-A Team and a Family-the story of the NYPD Football Team-was published as a cover story in Newsday-LI Life. His first book, Bronx Justice-An NYPD Novel-based on an actual case, is available on Amazon.

About the book

The gritty sidewalks, crumbling tenements, and trash-strewn alleyways of the Bronx have become dumping grounds for the bullet-riddled bodies of known drug dealers. Behind

the carnage, one vicious drug gang is empire building. Led by a complete sociopath, they are cornering the crack-cocaine market. The madman’s lust for fortune and power expands as he produces and directs the ingenious kidnappings of competitors for huge ransoms and, aided by tentacles into the NYPD, is riding free. Detective John McGuire is catching all these cases, but is he being smothered by them? World-weary and on the verge of drowning in Johnny Barleycorn, the once superstar of the detective bureau now finds himself the target of an Internal-Affairs witch hunt. McGuire must throw off his baggage, re-focus, and find the redemption he so needs within The Job that is his whole life. He must go to war on two fronts against two raging monsters. One that comes in a bottle, and one that is painting the sidewalks of the Bronx red with blood.

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This episode was also brought to you by Xiphos Books & Training. Xiphos Books is responsible for books such as ‘Welcome to New Orleans… How many shots did you hear? Volume 1 and 2 as well as the fiction novel A Salty Life & A Traitor’s Death. Be sure to stop by their website and look at their books, training and public speaking dates.

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@streetwordscast on Twitter

Guest : Bob Martin

https://www.amazon.com/Bob-Martin/e/B01NCHNJ5R/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_2?qid=1500843520&sr=8-2

 

Professor, former Baltimore cop and author, Peter Moskos Interview WOTS 026

Welcome to today’s show. I am interviewing Peter Moskos. Moskos is a Harvard and Princeton trained sociologist and former Baltimore City police officer. He focuses on police culture, crime prevention, qualitative methods, and ending the war on drugs as an associate professor in the Department of Law, Police Science, and Criminal Justice Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice

About the author

Peter Moskos, a former Baltimore City Police Officer, is an associate professor in the Department of Law, Police Science, and Criminal Justice Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. A Harvard and Princeton trained sociologist, Moskos studies people the old-fashioned way: He talks to them.

In addition to his primary duties at John Jay College, Moskos is a faculty member in CUNY’s Doctoral Programs in Sociology, teaches introductory police classes at LaGuardia Community College in Queens, and is a Senior Fellow of the Yale Urban Ethnography Project.

Moskos’s three books — Cop in the Hood, In Defense of Flogging, and Greek Americans — have won high praise and earned him recognition as one of Atlantic Magazine’s “Brave Thinkers” of the year. He has also published in the Washington Post, Washington Monthly, the New York Times, CNN, Macleans, Pacific Standard, Slate, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and his blog, copinthehood.com. Peter Moskos can be emailed at: mail@petermoskos.com

Moskos is currently working on a book about New York’s crime drop in the 1990s, told from the perspective of police officers who were on the job.

About the book(s)

Cop in the Hood (Princeton University Press)

  • Winner of the 2008 PROSE Award for Best Book in Sociology.
    When Harvard-trained sociologist Peter Moskos left the classroom to become a cop in Baltimore’s Eastern District, he was thrust deep into police culture and the ways of the street–the nerve-rattling patrols, the thriving drug corners, and a world of poverty and violence that outsiders never see. In Cop in the Hood, Moskos reveals the truths he learned on the midnight shift.

Through Moskos’s eyes, we see police academy graduates unprepared for the realities of the street, success measured by number of arrests, and the ultimate failure of the war on drugs. In addition to telling an explosive insider’s story of what it is really like to be a police officer, he makes a passionate argument for drug legalization as the only realistic way to end drug violence–and let cops once again protect and serve.

In Defense of Flogging (Basic Books)

Prisons impose tremendous costs, yet they’re easily ignored. Criminals– even low-level nonviolent offenders– enter our dysfunctional criminal justice system and disappear into a morass that’s safely hidden from public view. Our “tough on crime” political rhetoric offers us no way out, and prison reformers are too quickly dismissed as soft on criminals. Meanwhile, the taxpayer picks up the extraordinary and unnecessary bill.

In Defense of Flogging presents a solution both radical and simple: give criminals a choice between incarceration and the lash. Flogging is punishment: quick, cheap, and honest.

Noted criminologist Peter Moskos, in irrefutable style, shows the logic of the new system while highlighting flaws in the status quo. Flogging may be cruel, but In Defense of Flogging shows us that compared to our broken prison system, it is the lesser of two evils.

Greek Americans: Stuggle and Success (3rd edition) (Transaction Publishers)

This is an engrossing account of Greek Americans—their history, strengths, conflicts, aspirations, and contributions. Blending sociological insight with historical detail, Peter C. and Charles C. Moskos trace the Greek-American experience from the wave of mass immigration in the early 1900s to today. This is the story of immigrants, most of whom worked hard to secure middle-class status. It is also the story of their children and grandchildren, many of whom maintain an attachment to Greek ethnic identity even as they have become one of America’s most successful ethnic groups.

As the authors rightly note, the true measure of Greek-Americans is the immigrants themselves who came to America without knowing the language and without education. They raised solid families in the new country and shouldered responsibilities for those in the old. They laid the basis for an enduring Greek-American community.

Included in this completely revised edition is an introduction by Michael Dukakis and chapters relating to the early struggles of Greeks in America, the Greek Orthodox Church, success in America, and the survival and expansion of Greek identity despite intermarriage. This work will be of value to scholars of ethnic studies, those interested in Greek culture and communities, and sociologists and historians.
• Buy Greek Americans from Transaction or Amazon.com

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This episode was also brought to you by Xiphos Books & Training. Xiphos Books is responsible for books such as ‘Welcome to New Orleans… How many shots did you hear? Volume 1 and 2 as well as the fiction novel A Salty Life & A Traitor’s Death. Be sure to stop by their website and look at their books, training and public speaking dates.

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Words off the street

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streetwordscast@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/Words-off-the-Street

@streetwordscast on Twitter

Guest : Peter Moskos

WEBSITE: https://www.amazon.com/Peter-Moskos/e/B001ILIFXY/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1498493669&sr=8-1

 

Podcaster, Paramedic and Dept. chief, Steven Cohen Interview WOTS 025

Welcome to today’s show. I am interviewing Steven Cohen. Steven is the Host of Medic 2 Medic Podcast. A show for EMS providers, leaders, medical directors and people interested in EMS as well as being the Chief of Cary Area EMS in Ct.

About the host

Steven Cohen is currently the Chief of Cary Area EMS and has been in EMS for 34 years. Steven is currently a provider, educator, administrator and now a podcaster.

About the podcast

 In September of 2015 Steven decided to start a new adventure called Medic2Medic Podcast.  This January the podcast hit 16,000 downloads. The podcast is working towards 100 episodes, finding a sponsor or advertiser.

Medic2Medic Podcast is a podcast for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers, leaders, medical directors and people interested in EMS. Listen to their stories on how they become interested in EMS and why they took this path to help others

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This episode was also brought to you by Xiphos Books & Training. Xiphos Books is responsible for books such as ‘Welcome to New Orleans… How many shots did you hear? Volume 1 and 2 as well as the fiction novel A Salty Life & A Traitor’s Death. Be sure to stop by their website and look at their books, training and public speaking dates.

  Show Links

Words off the street

www.wordsoffthestreet.com

streetwordscast@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/Words-off-the-Street

@streetwordscast on Twitter

Guest : Steven Cohen

WEBSITE: http://medic2medicpodcast.com/