Is a blue wave coming? That’s one of many things we will be talking about on today’s show with Denise from California.
At the top of the show I discuss some of the top news stories of the last week or so, including reports that Michael Cohen is ready to flip on his former boss Donald Trump.
Cohen is prepared to testify that The President knew about a meeting at Trump Tower in 2016.
This is important because we know special council Muller has been interested in Manafort’s role in that meeting.
According to Newsweek, during a 2017 raid on Manfort’s home, FBI agents were specifically looking for information related to the Trump tower meeting.
In business news, Facebook stock got crushed last week due to slow growth while in national news California wildfires have set the state ablaze.
Continue reading Episode Fifteen: Is a blue wave coming
In this episode I conclude my conversation with Detective Small a veteran of the NYC Police Department’s Human Relations Unit by discussing solutions in training for the department.
I ask Detective Small to paint a picture of how the New York City Police Department would look if it wanted to improve itself, the quality of policing and its relationship with the public.
The answers were surprising.
Continue reading Episode Fourteen: Solutions in Training
In this episode Detective Small gives his views on some of the high-profile police commissioners NYC police department has ever had.
The police commissioner is hired by the mayor and becomes the face of the department. He becomes its message, its spokesperson and it policy maker. He becomes the focus of praise and target of scorn by the community.
Continue reading Episode thirteen: Police Commissioners w Det Small
In today’s episode I continue my conversation with Detective Darnley Small, a retired trainer for the NYC police department’s human relations unit.
We begin with discussing some of the enduring issues within the police department such as the racial disparity within the justice system. Continue reading Episode Twelve: Racial Disparity with Det. Small
In this episode, we discuss the news of the last few weeks and begin with the amazing win in New York’s 14th district of a democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Cortez’s win forces a conversation, particularly on the left, on what kind of country we want to live in and how to get there.
Continue reading Episode Eleven: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
In this episode I continue my conversation on policing with Detective Small a veteran of the New York City Police Department’s human relations unit.
In this episode we discuss community policing and the department’s attempts to address the community’s issues by creating CCRB.
As an instructor detective Small has had to train police officers of all ranks in crisis intervention and diversity.
Continue reading Episode Ten: community policing w/ Det. Small
In this episode of The World As I Like It To Be, Detective Small and I discuss the controversial NYC program stop and frisk.
Detective Small is a retired police officer who spent two decades in the New York City Police Department.
His unit, the human relations unit, gave advanced specialized training to patrolmen and bosses alike.
Continue reading Episode Nine: stop and frisk with Det. Small
CNN reports almost a majority of Americans, 49%, believe the President of the United States is a racist. In this episode of The World As I Like It To Be I return to the topic of police and race with Detective Darnley Small.
Detective Small, retired, worked in the human relations unit of the NYPD.
Continue reading Episode Eight – police and race