Category Archives: Interviews

S3E4: Policing and racism. What to do when cops shoot w. Det Small

Today’s show is timely as stories in the newspaper and on social media speak of policing and racism within law enforcement.

People are tired of reading stories where cops shoot an unarmed man in the back, then say they where in fear for their lives.

What is going on?

After today’s show, I hope it becomes clear why the police and law enforcement will not change under the current system.

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S3E3:Racism AT THE 66, police brutality cases and intervention

On today’s show Detective Small shares stories of corruption in the police department and one of many police brutality cases he was involved.

But first, we begin our discussion on an article in the NY Daily News on racism at the 66th Precinct.

the 66th covers a mostly diverse community which includes Chinatown, Borough Park and Sunset Park.

It is here that Michael Moy, a 24 year veteran of the department , got into fight with white detectives and was placed on modified duty.

The Asian American detective says he got tired of the “frat house” environment and racist jokes including the mocking of his accent.

Daily News: Post placed around the department by the cops in question.

Was a fight between the officers the best way to deal with this? How should detective Moy have handled the situation?

Detective Small has a lot of experience in this area that includes one incident that almost cost him his job. Listen:

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S3E2: Exploitation of women and How to stop it w Det Small

On today’s show (#theworldasilike) we continue our conversation on the exploitation of women through  misogyny and sexism with Detective Darnley Small.

There is some good news on this front:

The governor of Maine has signed a bill that would expand the rights of those seeking abortion according to Vox.

Along with California, Maine would allow “non doctors” to perform abortions within a medical facility like a clinic.

Two dozen other states allow non doctors to prescribe abortion related medication.

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S3E1: a cop shooting racism and sexism w/ detective darnley small

We are back with season three of The World As I Like It To Be (#theworldasilike) podcast and none too soon. Another day, another potential cop shooting makes the headlines.

Whether it is the bombshell Netflix documentary When They See Us by Ava DuVernay and produced by Robert DeNiro and Oprah Winfrey among others,

or a Utah mother seeing her 10 year old child being held at gun point by a police officer or a Delaware man traveling to  Pennsylvania to settle old tickets ending up dead in police custody, America is once again being forced to face this ugly truth without our society and, so called, justice system.

On today’s show we will be speaking to Detective Darnley Small, a retired instructor for the New York City police department.  

Detective Small worked in the human relations unit which trained bosses and officers within the department on issue of racial tolerance and discrimination within the department.

His understanding and training on discrimination and racism and what happens in the department will be very instructive for us.  

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S2E14: Are we in the end times?

Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year to all!

This is the final episode on our series on religion and spirituality and the last episode of 2018.

In this episode we take things from Christ’s time to the end times. 

With me is retired Detective Darnley Small who worked for the New York City Police Department and is an elder in the Presbyterian Church.

Detective Small also did race training for the NYC Presbytery and worked in the synod.

We begin with  Nebuchadnezzar’s dream as interpreted by Daniel in his book.  See our last episode here for more details.

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S2E12: The church and prophecy today

In Today’s episode we begin to delve into the Bible as we talk about the church and prophecy.

As an elder and a former member of the Presbyterian senate, I ask detective Small about the church and how it is different from other christians churches.

Through discussion I learn about how he was tasked to deal with perceived racism and the church.

We then discus the state of the Church today and reference reports on child sex abuse in the Roman Catholic church.

How can a church of God behave this way?

This groundbreaking reporting is only a few months old.

If you have not heard about it or read about it, I urge listeners to visit the NY Times reporting on this:

Child sex abuse Roman Catholic church of Pennsylvania.:

https://www.nytimes.com/topic/organization/roman-catholic-church-sex-abuse-cases

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S2E11 – Faith and religion with Det. Darnley Small

Last episode we focused on physical health and mental well being through diet, exercise and meditation.

In this series of episodes I am going to focus on spiritual health and well being through faith and religion.

I will be interviewing Detective Darnley Small, a retired trainer for the New York City Police Department.

Detective Small is also an elder in his church and did racism training for the NYC Presbytery.

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S2E10 – Healthy Diet, Healthy Life

How do you learn to eat healthy?

How do you go from drinking milk, eating beef and pork to drinking nut milk and eating just vegetables and whole grains?

Today is the final episode of our series on health and wellness with Meena, a certified yoga and Pilates instructor in New York city.

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S2E9 – Yoga for meditation and stress relief

From yogaandpilatesforyou.com

Yoga is a Sanskrit word meaning to yoke or unite the source of our being.
Yoga is a combination of poses and postures (asanas), breathing (pranayama) and meditation that focuses on stress reduction, and toning muscles.  This is achieved through slow, dynamic movement.  

These techniques increase strength, endurance and energy.  There is low risk of injury to muscles and ligaments as it is a non-competitive exercise regiment performed at one’s own pace.

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