Episode Twelve: Racial Disparity with 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

Episode Eleven: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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.

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Episode Ten: policing the community w/ Det. Small

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 policing the community and New York City’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.

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Episode Nine: policing the community with stop and frisk with Det. Small

In this episode, Detective Small and I discuss policing the community and we begin with 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.

This is the second part of our interview series where we look at policing the community through the prism of race and race relations.

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Episode Seven: consciousness with Det Small

This is part five of my continuing conversation with Detective Darnley Small, a veteran of the NYC Police Department’s human relations unit.

In this final interview we discuss levels of consciousness, things whites can do to combat racism, and describe the three types of racists and how they are similar to alcoholics.

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Episode Six: police training w Det Small

Police training w Det Small

This is part four of a continuing conversation about police training  with retired police officer Detective Darnley Small.   Detective Small was an instructor for the human relations unit of the NYC Police Department doing advanced specialized training.

We begin talking about how police training can help cops with understanding the issues within the community by looking at discrimination.  Continue reading Episode Six: police training w Det Small

Episode Five: police sensitivity training w Det Small

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This is part three of my continuing conversation with retired police officer detective Darnley Small.

In this episode we discuss everything from the struggles with bosses within the NYC police department to how the department received its own police sensitivity training.

Push Back from Leadership

We open with a story Detective Small tells of the initial pushback from leadership within the department and the PBA his unit received and how his team overcame it.

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Episode Four: police officer training and UN-training w Det Small

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Police Officer Un-training and Methods of Intervention

In this, continuing conversation, we discuss police officer training and  methods of intervention with Detective Small.

We begin with Detective Small’s early years and how his most formative training came from veteran officers in the police department.

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Episode Three: interview police officer Darnley Small

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One on one with Police Officer Darnley Small

This interview is a real treat for me and is especially nice for father’s day.

In this multi-part series I will be talking to police officer Darnley Small about his life as a trainer for the New York City Police Department.

Police officer Small retired as a detective and instructor in the human relations unit.  This unit’s job was to provide the tools and techniques for helping police deal with crisis intervention.

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