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Tommy DeVito, founding member of the Four Seasons, dies
"Founding member of the four Seasons, has died. Tommy DeVito died last night in Las Vegas. He was a native of Belleville, New Jersey, He began performing with Frankie Valli and the fifties even before forming the four seasons in 1960, their story the basis for Jersey Boys. NJ dot com Reports. DeVito had just been hospitalized for the Corona virus. Tommy DeVito was 92
Boys, ages 5 and 11, hospitalized after gunfire erupts in east Charlotte, CMPD says
"Seen these kids riding their bikes through this neighborhood. There are a lot of kids who live in this neighborhood and a lot of people who live here really upset Morgan Frances with Fox 46. The two little boys shot near Sharon, Amity and Milton, which is a high crime area here in the Queen City.
Airline denies mom and son, 2, after he refused to wear mask
"Off a flight for refusing to wear a face mask. That's the claim of a New Hampshire mom who says her two year old son Wouldn't wear the face covering on a flight, leaving North Carolina for Manchester, Rachel Starr Davis of Portsmouth says the crew on her American Airlines flight cleared everyone off the plane after the little boy started kicking and screaming, and Davis says she and her son were the only ones not allowed back on board. And all she says now is She's looking for an apology from the airline.
Miami Senior High Football Coach Corey Smith Shot To Death In NW Dade Home
"Shot to death inside his home this morning, Miami Dade police say officers found Miami senior high School football coach Cory Smith suffering from several gunshot wounds. Fire rescue responders pronounced him dead at the scene. A 15 year old boy was inside the home but was not harmed. Police didn't say if the teen was involved in the shooting. I'm Tim Maguire. Happy news.
Introducing Roomba i3+ with Alexa
"Want to tell you about a product that you might be interested in if you want a vacuum that can clean your house that is a robot and can also be controlled by Lexi, the Roomba I three, plus is now the cheapest I robot that has self emptying meaning I of course you can control the with Lexi, and then when you're robot is going about doing it, saying cleaning up your home if it becomes full, it can return to its docking station where it charges itself and empties itself into what's become a little trash been built onto it so. Boy You want to not lift a finger and do some housecleaning. That's what you do. You Talk to Lexi Lexi to get your robot start cleaning cleans your house then goes and then put the garbage. And Trash Bin, but here's a catch. It's not cheap. It is selling for six hundred dollars US or seven fifty in Canada. So. That's the price. But if you WANNA, be able to sit back and let your robot your thing that, hey, that might be worth it to
Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin team up
"Own race card team, and he's partnering with Sorted Soner, Michael Jordan and bubble Wallace. Hamlin, three time Daytona 500 winner Of the contenders for this year's Cup title, made the announcement Monday on Social media. It will be a single car Toyota entry aligned with Joe Gibbs Racing. As for the driver, Hamlin said. It was easy. That's where bubble Wallace comes in. He will Dr Hamlin's entry into NASCAR, but back to the ownership. There's been speculation for months that Hamlin was organizing some sort of one ownership group. ESPN is Ryan McGee. How in the world is Michael Jordan End up Co owning a brand new NASCAR team? Well, it's not as long a walk as you might think. First of all, Denny Hamlin and M. J R Boys, They have been forever how that happened. Denny Hamlin is the Jack Nicholson of the Charlotte Hornets. He's been courtside forever. Their friendship is so tight. Hamelin actually wears Jordan branded shoes specially made when he's behind the wheel of his race car on the weekend. Second of all, Michael's been a motor sports guy forever. He was a longtime owner of Michael Jordan Motor Sports that competed in the AMA Superbike. Siri's And third of all, there's Brad Doherty, Michael Jordan's old buddy from Chapel Hill in the early eighties, a long time co owner of J. T G. Dori Racing in the Cup series, he has lobbied his friends in MBA forever to invest. In NASCAR. Why's Michael Jordan? Finally doing that? Finally listening. Brad finally listened Denny because of bubble Wallace and the attention the Wallace has received this year and what M J sees is a possibility. To literally change the face of NASCAR. Hamlin expecting NASCAR's business model to become more favorable for team owners when the next Gen car is released in 2022. NASCAR rules do prohibit a current driver from owning a team and driving for another. But Hamlin Working around that policy with Jordan as the primary owner, Michael Jordan became a partial owner of the Bobcats in 2006 bought the team out right in 2010 restoring into the Hornets name and as you heard Hamlin, a longtime season ticket holder, Jordan. Has been in the NASCAR season finale to watch Hamlin race for the championship. And Hamlin is seeking entitled for the first time, Wallace I'll be his driver Jordan, as you heard won't be alone. With basketball ties to NASCAR. Former U. N. C teammate and Cavaliers rival Brad Dougherty, owner of G. Doherty Racing SportsCenter all night,
Police release footage after officers shoot 13-year-old autistic boy
"Bodycam footage has been released from police shooting in Utah that injured a 13 year old autistic boy. His mother had called police because her son was having a mental health breakdown, She said she warned police that he may have a weapon but didn't think it was really the video shows officers chasing the child, then firing a Siri's of shots.
NFL fines three head coaches $100K each for not wearing masks on sidelines
"The NFL has fine, not one, not two, but three coaches. Three coaches. We're not wearing masks on the field this weekend they have find so far. Big Fangio of the Denver Broncos. Pete Kallen, Seattle Seahawks Cows stand head of the San Francisco 5900 bucks each. We're not wearing masks on Sunday, Each of those things we find another $250,000. You add it all up $1.5 million in fines. We're not wearing masks. By the way. John Gruden is doing the same thing not wearing a mask in the sidelines. But in Las Vegas Raiders boy, the NFL Christmas is gonna be big with all this money hidden and finds our guys not wearing masks.
Talking Apple's announcements with Phandroid, Nick Gray
"I get the irony of having the editor in chief of Android come on to talk about the apple event. Hey I watched it and let's do this. Okay. I'm not an apple fan boy I can still appreciate good products right? Same same. I used to work in android authority and every time every time I put out a even the slightest thing about an iphone thought that I was a traitor and I was like guys like. I'm allowed to carry more than one phone at any time. So here's the thing. First of all got to give the UPS to help apple. Granted, they have the backing of their partners like Pixar, for example, to make what is a very good looking presentation as far as the quarantine level. Kovin affected trade shows and events and tech shows are concerned I. You know you could. You could expect apple to put put on a good show. It was pretty good granted like with any apple event I kind of not really does off but obviously, like eventually they get into the weeds with their products and you just kind of like okay. Cool. You're you're updating all the IPADS. Dating. All of the Appalachians and whatnot but the whole fact that an iphone twelve was not part of this were you surprised I know people were people were not I was not surprised based off of they set in their last earnings call that the IPHONE would not be coming until. October. So I'll look I mean they they clearly said it wasn't coming and a lot of people seem to have missed that or forgot that Nah and they didn't even they even sent out a reminder once once the event was announced. That no he said the IPHONES. Not Coming till October. and so a lot of people kinda miss that and so that was the speculation of what are they going to announce for a lot of people because some people knew that they weren't announcing the new iphone. So when they sent out the invitation with that weird, it was the apple logo but. Yeah like circling and Tom Whatever I mean. We were speculating that a new apple watch was going to be coming and likely some IPAD information So yeah, I mean that's basically it will. We got the new IPADS and. The. New Apple Watch is because now we have what is the series six is the new one and then the Apple Watch s e. so just like the iphone se we have an apple watch se which is A. I don't WanNa say dumbed down version of the watch because. It's still an incredible piece of Gadgetry but it doesn't have some of the sensors that the main watch has making it useful for somebody who's wanting an apple watch for all of the health and fitness benefits that you can track with the device, but it's probably something more geared towards. A cheaper watch for you know your kids are family members who may not be into fitness tracking you know I would even argue like I agree with you there, but I would even add on top of that. When you put the letters s e on anything apple. I get interested. Like I'll just speak from personal experience because like. If I were to choose if I have no other like knowing that I have other things like my own cameras and my own gaming consoles and stuff like that. If my smartphone was not the center of my universe, then something like a pixel for a which literally I you and and or an iphone se those were the perfect choices for me like I'm actually into. dumbing not dumbing down, you said dumbing down but like slimming my smartphone experience for a better price and they're doing it with smart watches and your Indiapol- ecosystem. I'm actually kind of impressed. Yeah. It is a very, very impressive device and it comes with and Lt version as well which pairs with their new family, what they call it the family sink plan now. Now, you do not need to have it's not a one to one match between a a watch and a smartphone you can connect multiple watches to a single smartphone. So that, you can get on Apple Watch for your children. And also your aging parents so that you can have location tracking and communications with them and fall detection and accident detection. Features built in and pair that with a single device rather than having to have multiple iphones in order to pair that with which makes the Apple Watch. Probably, the first gadget that most parents are going to buy for their children that are not smartphone age ready yet. Yeah. Indeed, and because there's this huge marquette of children friendly watches that are connected that they can make phone calls that they came message their parents or a select small group of people and individuals, and most of those costs. One, hundred, ninety, nine to three, hundred dollars, and all of them have to be paired with a ten dollars a month service plan through your carrier. And just to be clear, the pairing of these devices must be paired with the L. T. E. or this the connected version not just the WIFI version. Yeah, Mindy. So you do have that little bit extra and you do have that monthly subscription that you're gonNA have to pony up for yeah,
The PS5 is the biggest game console in modern history
"Playstation five little story here. So PSI hardware images show the size of the biggest game console of modern history. And so ladies and gentlemen breakout those tape measures. So new PS five images of come our way the Taiwan's National Communications Commission. So according to Sony the PS five. Sits fifteen point four inches tall ten point two, four inches deep. And four inches wide for comparison, the xbox series XS eleven point eight, five inches, tall five point nine, four inches eve, and five point nine, four inches way. I'm GonNa try to pull these images of Brittany apple up So I heard this news and I just bought a new entertainment console, which was really stupid because I should have waited until we got everything but thankfully, everything fits in my slots. So I'll be. Okay. So. Yeah. I was a little nervous also, if you're curious about the xbox series s an ex or maybe just one or the other anyway, you can go on their twitter account on the eighteenth of September, they tweeted out fat is so fat they tweeted out a link to a cut out you can print it out and cut it out a model size of the what the Xbox is going to how big it's going to be. A paper cut out. It's really cute. So if you want to build it and make sure it will fit in your areas, you can do that. So I know it's on the website, but it's probably just easier to find it on their twitter account. But yeah, that's a fat boy.
‘Cheer’ Star Jerry Harris Of Naperville, Southwest of Chicago, To Stay In Federal Custody For Now On Child Pornography Charges
"Netflix star Jerry Harris of Naperville was arrested on charges of child pornography and he will stay in custody until suitable arrangements can be made for a place for him to stay if he's released. He's been charged on child pornography charges and with the production of child porn prosecutors say that Harris solicited a 13 year old boy to send him sexually explicit photos. And videos.
Oversight group finds Seattle officer didn’t mean to pepper spray child at protest; family attorneys speak out
"Attorneys for the father and child who were pepper sprayed by Seattle police say the result of the department's internal. Investigation. Are Not Enough K. you wo W's Amy Radel reports Mondo Avery and his son were pepper sprayed during protests against police violence in May. Their attorneys say they are disappointed but not surprised by the determination that the use of pepper spray did not violate Seattle Police Department policies the investigation by the Office of Police Accountability said the boy suffered a wrong but it was inadvertent and the. Officer did not commit misconduct. The statement from attorney David on behalf of the family says, if SPD policy allows an innocent child to be struck by pepper spray, that policy should be changed. It adds that OPA's investigation did not address whether the officers could've taken steps to prevent what happened Owens an attorney. James Bible say they intend to file a lawsuit since that incident, the city council and the federal courts have both acted to constrain SPD's of crowd control. Weapons Amy Radel K. U. O. W. News.
Daniel Prude death prompts New York AG to announce new police bodycam policy
"New YORK Attorney General petition James's promising to expedite the release of body cam footage of alleged policeman conduct that her office investigates. James spoken Rochester yesterday. That is where Daniel Prue died in in police police custody. custody. The The body body cam cam footage footage was was released released more more than than five five months months after after his his death. death. Up Up into into now, now, the the release release of of footage footage has has been been up up to to the the discretion. discretion. Of Of local local authorities, but this process has caused confusion. Delays and has hampered transparency in a system that should be as open as possible. Still no sign of a five year old boy
Final Fantasy 16 Revealed At PS5 Showcase Event
"They started off their event. Sony did. With a pretty big reveal and that is the next main line final fantasy game final fantasy sixteen, which looks like a return to sort of more medieval ask a look. Out of the car with the boys and we're into more of a Fantasy you know real fantasy setting. What did you think Tom of what they showed for final fantasy sixteen I'm I'm never been like a huge huge final fantasy nut. I'll say that much but I'm. Definitely. Intrigued by this like it. It looks cool and fifteen was a really fun cool game and the actually the most exciting thing to me like the trailer itself was. Cool. But didn't tell me a ton right because firefighters has been and can be so many different things that I didn't get a ton of vibes off of it more than like this is neat. Right The thing that excited me most about it was hearing after hearing afterwards at nayek Nokia Yoshida was GONNA be directing the game 'cause he's goes by colloquially named known as. and. He was the director and producer of fun finished fourteen and has done such an insanely good job with that game that hearing that he's being given the reins to the main series. Next main series game is. Really really exciting. So I think that there was a there's a lot of potential here and I'm very excited to see what they do with it but also this trailer didn't immediately make me run out and pre-order necessarily if that makes sense Christian, what did you think of it? Yeah. I like the direction they're saying it's going. I find interesting. It seems. To put this, not more combat focused because they've always been a lot of combat and final fantasy games, just kind of how that combat is delivered and I'm not sure. But I kind of got the feeling that. It's maybe embracing more of that final fantasy seven remake real time and I you know there have been so many final fantasies and so many sub fantasies of final fantasies that it's hard for me to keep track of them. It's like I know what original seven was. I. Know Tactics I kind of remember. A, and then I don't know anything else after that. But I'd like that they keep evolving with implying within. I. Think Though the people they have working on this thing. One I. Hope it hits a date. And too I think it looks really interesting. It's a big it. That was the other thing that was rumored I had an last week hill gets to see but an exclusive final fantasy the big that was a big stage moment for Microsoft when they were able to walk that out, say like coming to xbox final fantasies in in Sony's pulling it back seven, and then now this one is well I. Don't know final fantasy is has the brand cachet at once did but I still think it is a another Arrow in that quiver. You fifteen of course had. Real time action combat as well. and I think that that's just what squaring does now that they've. You know there is a way to kind of finesse turn bass fish in seven remained but not really. So I don't I just that's just what they do. Now, a much to my chagrin because I'm a fan of turn based off. But you know I miss I'm with you missed the turn based too. I think what they're doing with combat stuff especially, seven remake seven remakes combat I think is phenomenal but I just missed the classic a little bit too. Yeah. I do I do I mean I'm a big fan of based stuff Anyway so fun fantasy sixteen. I thought it was A. Pretty. Cool way to start the show.
How Beauty Insider Tina Hedges Created LOLI, an Environmentally Sound Brand
"Career has taken her. From the perfume counter at macy's inside a conic brands like Christian Dior Estee Lauder Al. but after almost two decades beauty shetty personal crisis that inspired her to start lally beauty the I zero waste organic food grade approach beauty we talk about her a Pitney the one thing she asks every investor she meets with and why she is so committed to getting this, right. Teen almost two decades in the beauty industry and then you had both a health scare and day crisis of conscience. What happened I had spent about almost about to get decades or so traveling the world in pretty high powered marketing roles and innovation roles for big companies in the industry pretty much helping, decide and create all the products in women's beauty cabinets and. started. Simultaneously, I had this weird across section of I started having all these other immune issues and systemic allergies. A No physician could sort of pinpoint what was really triggering it as well as went through early menopause. And I was in my mid thirties and no underlying health conditions for that and I started to think about. All of the products have been applying to my body from head to toe for almost two decades and I started thinking about all those buildup of toxins and chemicals, and I realized that I had been polluting my own body and simultaneously. I had this consciousness of wow. Not only have I been pushing into the world products filled with all these chemicals and nasty since and and carcinogens endocrine disrupters all of this you know really scary stuff but on top of that were blending all of that in eighty to ninety five percent water because most of your skin hair and body products are literally water you're paying for water. And then wrapping all that in single use plastic and when the world is running out of water, it's one of our most precious resources when the boy to be more plastic in the ocean than fish by twenty, twenty five. None of this makes any sense to me or None of that made any sense to me a when I had this convergence of the crisis of health and crisis consciousness. Once you had that a home moment what was the first thing you did to sort of take that idea and start? Making it an actual reality. So I had already left the corporate world and I had gone into the start world. I launched a very successful. vegan sulfate free hair brand. Actually I was the first to use reality TV show on Bravo a show called blow out about a hairstylist in La and his hair salon. But because of us sort of uniquely understood, it was basically an hour long infomercial. We turned the industry on dime because prior to that I mean it was super early days of reality to be. We're talking like two, thousand, four it was America's biggest loser where for the straight guy blow out and the apprentice those were the reality shows that were on at that time and I realized wait a second. This is a show about a hairstylist. Want we show him developing his own brand? and. Don't have done that. So we were the first do that. And the purpose of going back to that stories I know how difficult it is. To start a business especially as a minority Hispanic female founder over the age of thirty. So I was really scared to start this and I. Just. Kept finding excuses left a brighter I'm going to consult or help this person with their brand, and it finally got the place at I was just sitting there and I realized. What do I have to lose? What's the worst thing that could happen? So I- self-financed and out of my upper side small studio apartment I launched a test of Lawley and so that was the beginning. Lawley is the world's first zero waste organic food grade approach to beauty. I want break each part of that down what does it mean to be Zero Waste We go to farms and fairtrade cops around the world, and we find parts of organic food that are being wasted or being thrown away in the process. So for example, our Plum Elixir, we work with a organic farm four generation owned in France that grows a very rare plummets called the end tape them and sa- tiniest considered like the fog or caviar of plums it's it's quite unique. It's extremely potent in antioxidants and vitamins and minerals, and when they make prune juice or pitted prunes, they were throwing away the colonel. And the Patriarch the father of this owner of the farm. About ten years ago said wait. We, press avocado oil from the pit of an avocado. We press all sorts of oils from pits Robin Doyle, why can't we press an oil and organic food grade oil from the pit of the plum? And he literally invented it like they're no one had ever had plum oil, and then he worked with the French bent to get it organic certified and recognized as a food ingredient, and then we started working with them and realized how powerful it was for skin hair
The Cultural and Ecological Implications of the Salep Orchid Trade
"Take those steps in and do something professionally with your career to actually. Contribute to the world of conservation, which brings us to the topic of Salad, and if anyone listening has heard of salad at all is probably as an ingredient, which is interesting. Because often times I hear people saying, Vanilla is the only culinary viable orchid on the planet, which is not true. So let's talk about sal up what is it? What is it used for, and where does it come from? When Salad Salad? Actually, it's not only an arcade ashamed Larkin it's like a big group of four kids. If you go through literature, you can find more than thirty five species. SLEAFORD Silane it's also depending on when a whether you are what exactly two different species or group species in Greece different one in Turkey or other countries. So when we talk about the If we see all the countries together faced in weekend, say that the most common once belonged to Janet like or he's like that filariasis also mccown. And infected, maybe it's off races when. So what's smoke one between solid core kids as their root system they most often have obeyed Bob's or? Huber's along one that look like little fingers. If. You see those on the rises. So this is actually a a salad porchet and being driven is coming through the dried and ground Cuba's that's what you get the. Fowler and the Susan Shelley Different. If you see, for example, in Greece, they like days they're just washed with water and dry. But if you go to Durkin also boy in either walking on me, it depends on very Jim. So that's what's giving you the final product of salad father. In what is sell generally used in? I mean, if someone's looking to see if it's an ingredient, what kind of food are they looking at generally or is it a lot just like the orchids that gives us it If you look at it as any greeted Bailey actually there are a lot of things you can find it most often is the traditional beverage. Back. The. Actually it's not always clear product that sometimes makes the cornstarch. Bob Is the one that you make the beverage hot beverage also techie you can find the acid thickening ingredient for they additional ice cream called on the. One that stick you on. an increase is also used or traditional ice cream, but this call, Kai Mikey by this mixed with mustard powder. The one that comes from the must be healthy. So this is more I don't mind. And less. But issue see that he starts Suzanne Masters you can not a fine sapping the most stains places even as an ingredient or bombs. So. Mrs I leave. I much. Boy. While an okay. So these are all terrestrial orchids for anyone that's not familiar with the Genera, and when you talk about harvesting routes, that immediately brings to mind issues that we have with harvesting plants here in North America for instance, panics and high dressed us. Those are two plants that are highly sought after further routes, but the very act of pulling up a plant. By. Its roots kills it right. So this is where you can kind of see the connection with conservation. If you're harvesting the roots of a plant, you're you're taking its life away from it right and so that's where you start to come into issues with biodiversity endangerment with a lot of these orchids correct yet because the production of Saleh Pro Juarez, the use of the entire. Plans. So basically in the overwhelming majority of aces harvesting salad means the destruction of the orchestras selves. Now to make one kilo solid requires a by two and a half thousand plans. To the half thousand individuals, Wallin kilo. Of. Salam powder ouch. Yeah. That's a lot of orchids. Now, if you think about one cup of sal but of the equivalent to Cappuccino or something but drinking salad beverage. you need five grams for that. So if you do the math works as Iran thirteen plans for a single cup of salad drink. Does a pretty expensive kind of process in terms of of orchids. and. There are certain people told you know taking one of the to chew birds and putting the other back but all this is all this is just talk really because the amount of work required harvesting these things it's very hard were, and that's one of the reasons why are studied we found a lot of people that actually stopped elected. Elected Saleh. But It's a bypass were talking about something between. Ten. In Turkey and the launch ed very variable. The amount of used something between twenty and AC tones in a single year. Yeah. And that I remember talk from Professor Cramps Zeke, he mentioned that every year and thirteen one, hundred, twenty, million arcades are being kids in order to produce missile of the year. So it's like a tremendous amount of individuals and as able say that it is like you're actually bringing up a whole mountain that say a huge number. Yeah and again, we wouldn't be talking about conservation here. If this was something that was produced agriculturally, right these are all being taken from the wild they're harvested and those numbers are mind blowing I had no idea what we were getting into when. We started talking about this just in terms of quantity and like you said, it's not just the fact that they're pulling these plants out of the ground and them for this it's your digging the whole time you're also disrupting habitats and that's something I never see talked about when it comes to harvesting foraging anything like that is the fact that if you're digging things up your
The Positives and Negatives of Investing Your Money in gold
"The positives and negatives of investing your money in gold by Robert Farrington of the college investor Dot Com. Do you remember all the hype around gold in the not. So distant past from two thousand, seven to two thousand eleven. The value of an ounce of gold went from about five hundred dollars to eighteen hundred dollars. If you would have purchased gold in two, thousand seven, you would have nearly quadrupled your investment in just five years. Now, that is one heck of an investment. Around this time I also pronounced that you shouldn't buy gold and it received a lot of criticism in more recent years. Gold has settled back down to around thirteen hundred dollars and sometimes slightly less than that. So hopefully, you took my advice, but the question still remains in the back of people's minds. Would it be wise to invest in gold right now? At, its current price gold is worth five hundred dollars less than its previous high. So one would think that an increase in value could be on the horizon. Here's what you really need to know about the pros and cons of investing in gold. Pros of investing in gold. In my opinion, there are three major pros when it comes to gold investment one, it's equality hedge against a down market to it will still have value of paper currency inflates and three. There is an apparent upside to its value versus years. One Gold is a quality hedge against a down market. As we all saw in two thousand seven when the stock market took a dive everyone began putting their faith in gold instead with the higher demand in gold and with a limited supply. The price of gold went up massively within the next couple of years we may witness another steep downmarket, which may again increase the value of gold. Two Gold we'll still have. Value Paper currency inflates. Local currencies constantly fluctuate against foreign currencies. It's the way of the world policies are in place to hold currency steady, but they're not always foolproof once a currency begins to make a downward spiral it can be very difficult to stop severe inflation, which of course, decreases our purchasing power. Is often the more solid option for currency since there's a finite amount of this precious metal if you have gold, then you're likely to hold on to more of your overall worth than someone that is put all of their faith in the banks and paper currency. Three, there is an apparent upside to the value of gold. As I stated before gold was once at eighteen hundred dollars but now rests at value of less than thirteen hundred. If there's a slight blip in our economy that sends fear through the nation, then gold could easily spike back to eighteen hundred mark. It no longer seems far fetched because after all the value has already been there before. Cons of investing in gold. I used to be a huge advocate of gold and silver investing but my opinions on this investment technique have changed largely because of these cons. One Gold has a terrible historical return. If you went back two hundred years and put ten thousand dollars in gold ten, thousand in bonds and ten thousand stocks, which of these investments would come out on top. Well, if you're smart, you would probably not choose gold to be the top investment but the astonishing part about this is how poorly it actually performed versus the stocks and bonds. Here are the values of your investments after two hundred. Years. Old Twenty six thousand dollars bonds eight million dollars stocks five point six, billion dollars. Based on the historical returns gold is a lousy investment. To Gold is worthless if things get really bad. As a pro, we stated that gold is a great hedge against the dollar inflating, which causes us to lose our purchasing power. This is true. But what if the currency becomes absolutely worthless and we all have to resort to trading goods to survive what value is gold at that point? Well, let's see me certainly can't eat gold. So it is of little value for that purpose and you really can't make anything easily out of gold either. So there really isn't any value they're pretty much at this point your gold nuggets in bars are only as valuable as Iraq because he might be able to throw it at something and kill it. Three gold only earns you money when you sell it. The biggest con of investing in gold in my opinion. Oh and Warren Buffett's is that it produces you absolutely nothing when you own it. If you want to grow truly wealthy than you want to buy an asset that produces a passive income while you own it so that you can then by other assets that make you even more wealthy. Warren started doing this as a boy. When he bought a hunk of land, he knew the land would increase in value but the truly great part is investment was that he could earn an income each year from the local farmer that wanted to rent his land after a few years of Rental Income Warren Kundun reinvest his money into even more land and do this over and over again, this method allowed him to buy assets that gained in value, but also gave him income while he owned them.
Activists, Anna Arnold Hedgeman
"Today we're talking about a trail-blazing political activist and educator. She was the first black woman to be a member of a oral cabinet in New York City and the only woman on the administrative committee for the nineteen sixty three march on Washington. Let's talk about Anna. Arnold. Henchmen. Anna was born in eighteen ninety nine in Marshall Town. Iowa. Her family later moved to a NOCA- where they were the only black family in the community. In Nineteen Eighteen Anna graduated from high school and enrolled in Hamline University. It was there that she heard a lecture by w e boys and was inspired to pursue a career in education. In nineteen twenty two Anna was the first African American to graduate from HER UNIVERSITY After graduation unable to find a teaching job in Saint Paul Public schools because she was black and found a teaching job but historically, black school in Mississippi called Rust College. On her train ride down south to her new job in Mississippi Anna, had her first experience with Jim. Crow segregation laws a train conductor told her that when the train reached Illinois had to sit in the overcrowded colored section and not in the dining car white people sat. Anna spent two years at rust college before turning to Minnesota. Unable to find a teaching job after once again, facing racial discrimination, she switched careers. In one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, four, and became an executive director of the black. Branch of the Young Women's Christian, association or the YWCA. She continued her executive role for twelve years helping to develop various international programs and education. In nineteen thirty, three Anna married folk musician merit a henchman. In nineteen forty, four Anna was appointed executive director at the F. E. P. C.. The national. Council for a Permanent Fair Employment Practices Committee. She spearheaded the fight against employment discrimination. From nineteen, fifty, four to nineteen fifty eat anna served in the cabinet of Robert F Wagner Junior then New York mayor. She was the first african-american and first female member of a mayoral cabinet. For the next few years she worked in a variety of roles including as a columnist as well as as a public relations consultant. In one thousand, nine, fifty, three Anna spent three months in India as next leader for the State Department. She also unsuccessfully ran for Congress in one thousand, nine, hundred sixty and for New York City Council president in Nineteen. Sixty five. One of Anna's most famous feats was her role in the nineteen, sixty, three march on Washington. We hold these choose to be self-evident. That, all men are created. Was the only woman on the administrative committee working with civil rights leaders, Martin Luther King, junior, Bayard Reston. And Eighth Phillip Randolph. Mobilize people to attend to arrange transportation logistics and to organize food and water for attendees fell on Anna's pleat because King Randolph and the other men she wrote for carrying on all of their regular responsibilities and it was difficult to get them to the meetings. Shortly before the march. Anna was angry when she saw that no women were included as speakers instead randolph was planning to briefly mention some black women activists in his speech although Anna strongly urged for women to be included a speakers on the program her calls were largely dismissed. In the end as a compromise, daisy beats was allowed to speak at the end of the march but her allotted speech time was significantly shorter than all the other male speakers. Anna later captured in her autobiography a moment during the March as she sat in front of the steps of the Lincoln. Memorial. I thought of the one, hundred, eighty, thousand Negro soldiers and the twenty nine thousand black seamen who had moved in at the crucial moment to win the war and save the fragile union she wrote. Most of the two hundred and fifty thousand people present could not know of these men for the history books available to Americans have failed to record their story. In the Nineteen Seventies Anna continued her work as an author and lecturer in the US and abroad. She wrote two books about her life's work. The trumpet of sounds in Nineteen, sixty four and the gift of chaos in one, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy, seven. Anna was honored for her working race relations by various organizations throughout her life and was awarded honorary doctorate degrees from both Howard and Hamline University's. She also received the Pioneer Woman Award in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, three from the New York State Conference on Midlife and older women. Anna died in nineteen ninety she was ninety years old.
"boy" Discussed on Shattered: White Boy Rick
"In May of two thousand four. Police pulled up floorboards in northwest Detroit. Freud home but we did not uncover any evidence relevant to the investigation on James Hoffa in twenty twelve lease dug up backyard in Roseville. Say it has no credibility at all in twenty thirteen acting on a tip from our boss. Tony's really the FBI Doug on a forum on you'll road in Oakland Township all day long. The HOOPLA grew and grew once word spread. The date for Hoffa's remains had begun this again coming up empty. Why have there been so many seemingly credible tips? Scott Bernstein says it's because the Jack Aloni pros there's launched a campaign of misinformation to cover up the perfect crime so I believe the Jack Loney brothers were incredibly proud and they really war the fact that they pull this crime of the century off so successfully they really ward as a badge of honor and they really got their kicks out of tweaking people about it and you know my research tells me that. They launched a disinformation Asian campaign. From nine hundred seventy five and into the two thousands when they both passed away where they would you know intentionally tell thirty people thirty thirty different things and both billion. Tony knew that they were. They were tweaking they were they were gas lighting eighteen. Let's focus on three possibilities number one Scott Bernstein and Keith Corbett former assistant. US Attorney have come to the same conclusion. Okay rhenium Traumat- Hamtramck is widely known for police bakeries. But that's not why we're here. Today does not not much to see here now but this used to be eight. Two one five Moran in Nineteen Seventy Five. It was a model trash company. It was called central sanitation. It was owned by two Detroit mob lieutenants Peter Fatality and Jimmy Clause Rhino and they had these gigantic compresses for cardboard where they compress impress. Three four five tons of parboil at one time in shredded down to little pieces of paper and people were not thinking in one thousand nine hundred seventy five of DNA EH so full body in there. Just get crushed up in into pricing. A couple of months after half disappeared the place burning down. What a coincidence coincidence and you know the people in the insurance policy paid off you know and Everybody was happy then will dare has done his own research and says there's no way. The body was disposed of its central sanitation. Essential Sanitation was dismissed by the FBI in a Nineteen seventy eight in a very open statement. Where the FBI said this is not what we believe? We check this out and we have completely rejected. The central sanitation theory possibility number two a new character enters the story. A small time on criminal named Donovan Wells who died this past year in two thousand six and FBI search focused on a farm in Milford Michigan once owned by Union Leader and Hoffa enemy rolling McMaster Donovan Wells and his wife lived on that farm. Back in nineteen seventy five on the day of the murder Don Wells wife Ana. She's at the farmhouse. She's in the kitchen and she's washing dishes looking out towards Pontiac Jack Trail and she sees two cars come streaming out pontiac trail make a hard right into this dirt road into through this dirt road which goes all the way into the back of the farm and don well sold the FBI at the back of the farmer. These guys was a pre dug hole redouble so Monica Wells sees McMaster and she tells him a story talk about cheese. It was a strange thing. These cars came roaring up at McMaster. He said he basically threatened her. You know blondes. Who talked to you? Brush don't get old. You know so. He made some crack of it at one time. Donovan Wells was represented by a lawyer named named Jim Ellesmere. He says wells told him a similar story on July thirtieth nineteen seventy five in that farmhouse kitchen with his wife. Donovan Wells was convinced he saw Jimmy Hoffa's body getting buried. He observes out the kitchen window of mcmasters farmhouse. A Eh Beckel digging and then awaits sheet and Abbadi dropped into the whole. I believe that Hoffa was murdered on that. I think the cars roaring up. I think that was those were the death was those were the death. Awful is one of those cars and he was murdered the F. B. I.. Dug Up that farm and found nothing but Dan Mold Daya throws an interesting wrinkle into that episode. He says Donovan in Welsh showed him a diagram of the farm with the exact location of that whole worry claim to have seen someone dump a body a diagram the FBI used to pick their spot for the two thousand six excavation. And I'm looking at. I'm looking at Dan's diagram. The Got South in North Mixed up the barn was over here. They dug the averted the they adverted the NAP. The diagram that dod had dropped for them didn't bring him up from lexicon and they dug in the wrong place. Does that mean HOFFA's body might be buried on that farm and Milford Modena's says he now believes the body was is there originally but that it was then taken to a landfill in New Jersey operated by a guy named film of Scotto Mascot was a soldier in the East Coast Genovese crime family and he told Dan Moday about a day in nineteen seventy five when his friend Hitman. SALGA LEO holed up in a truck doc. And I'm sitting with till on his front porch. Got The tape recorder on. And so he tells me on tape that the gateway truck pulls up at his thumb and he and sal ago the fifty five gallon. Drums and Burien tells me that I was ready to what he says is ready to shut the to Australia to take taper her like like a football and put it under my arm my car and get out of there before this guy realized what it said to me and so I got to know Phil I got to know film Escada now. He gave me information with the frequency of a kosher butcher handing out pork sausages. But he gave me some stuff he told me he don't Jackal Oni basic as. He was driving the car..
"boy" Discussed on Shattered: White Boy Rick
"Shattered listeners. I WanNa tell you about a podcast from slate. I think you might like it's called man up. The host is Ayman is my own and in each episode. Oh this season he's helping someone who's stuck on some idea or another about what a man should be for virgin in his mid twenties. WHO's starting to get worried? He talks to an empathetic dating expert for a daughter who finds it impossible to buy her dad gifts. He brings in a woman who runs a men's clothing company. Sometimes the person trying to figure things out is aiming himself. You'll be surprised how much you can learn from. People in the middle of doing the work. Subscribe to man Dan up in tune in every week. Wherever you get your podcasts? Today's episode of shattered is brought to you by tubbies Detroit's original taken cheese since one thousand nine hundred sixty eight route in the parking garage garage here at WD in Detroit and for this final episode. We thought we do something a little different so come on get in the car. We're going to take a little ride first. Question is is a word we WANNA start. Guess it matters Komo for the sake of horry. Let's go. Let's start at the Red Fox and then go to the house. Okay so we can kind of get a sense. The how close. They are to each other hats on West on West Lafayette Boulevard for Third Avenue. In today's episode. We're going to visit some of the locations that are key to the hoffer story. Our first stop is about twenty miles north of Detroit so why were riding. Let's get caught up on the events that led to Hoffa's his final meeting in the summer of nineteen seventy five Hoffa was running out of options. He wanted the power back in his hands Presidency Agency of the teamsters union and he believed he could get it but the union offered no support. His longtime organized crime associates told him he should take his pension inching and retire but he had no interest in that Hossam knew that the only way back to power was if he could convince east coast. Crime and Labor boss Tony Only Provenzano to back him. What Hoffa didn't know was that a decision had already been made? My bosses believed Hoffa was going to share their secrets with the the FBI. So Jimmy Hoffa had to go journalist. Dan Modiin says he spoke to an informant. Who claimed it was Tony? Provenzano who put a contract out on Hoffa's life and late nineteen seventy-three early nineteen. Seventy four was was involved in your issues the first thing you have to understand former assistant. US Attorney Keith. Corbett every city was controlled by the boss of that city New York City being somewhat exceptional in that they had five families. But basically what happens is if you were the provenzano say coming in from New Jersey and your intention was to do something to Jimmy. Jimmy Hoffa Mob Etiquette for out of a better word would have required that you seek the permission and authorisation of the the family here in Detroit so if people from outside Detroit Cain to Detroit for the purpose of Say Kidnapping Killing Jimmy Hoffa. It would have been necessary to meet meet with the boss of the Detroit family and indicate what you were going to do Scott Bernstein thinks it was Detroit's crime in boss. Joseph Rally who ordered the hit not provenzano. He says Tony Pro wasn't a powerful enough. Figured I've made that call. Whether it originated genetic was a rally or Tony Provenzano or another powerful member of the Mafia but most experts agree the Detroit mafia was heavily involved in making. It happen two brothers in particular the Jack alone. He's both Tony Jack. Aloni and his brother Billy liked the sort of the gun. Jaren guy the approach. They liked to be known as organized crime figures and they would the public face of Detroit organized crime in the Seventies. Eighties Nineties indies. Because they liked to spotlight the Jack Loney said known Hoffa since the nineteen forties also trusted them so when they told told him they could help him make peace Tony Provenzano. He'd likely believed them. They don't come at your guns blazing they come at you like. They're your best friend and they want to help you out and they they rocky asleep at the they singing lullaby and then right when you're about to close your eyes and you know go off to Dreamland they stick shift in your back or put two in the back of your head with a with five millimeter the nine millimeter.
"boy" Discussed on Shattered: White Boy Rick
"December twenty third nineteen seventy-one Hoffa walked free from federal prison after after serving four years. Nine months and sixteen days he was going home greeted by his wife Josephine. It was possible I never gave up hope. And my grateful thanks to President Nixon for making this possible has been home. The family the deal Lakhova out of the Union for ten years but he was not about to wait so he began work on a lawsuit to lift his commutation restrictions at the same time he met with mob bosses all across the country Campaigning politicking politicking. Trying to convince them that it's in their best interest to put him back in power. There muscle had served him well for thirty years. But but not this time and he realizes that the mob doesn't want him back that they don't want him as the president again and they're all telling him Jimmy. You had a great run and we love you and we'll do whatever we can for you in your retirement. Khaw had no interest in retirement or money the union gave him a one point seven million dollar pension payout with a message. It's time for other people to grab the baton and it's time for you to take a seat on the bench without being the president of the teamsters without being the boss of organized labor in the world. He wasn't who he wanted to be so he goes to plan. The HOFFA thinks if he can make peace with east coast crime boss and teamster Tony Provenzano that support. It could boost him back to the Union presidency. 'cause Provenzano controls the entire Delegation on the East Coast. You controls the voting block. That HOFFA needs to win back the presidency. A meeting was set on neutral turf and it was a bit of a disaster. Where you who had both men meeting in a hotel suite and Miami and supposedly grabbing hold each other and trying to choke the life out of each other before they were separated? So that didn't work new plan also goes on a media tour Going on a number of national television broadcast broadcast interviews with newspapers and it was a full fledged campaign to sway the public into sway the media. Uh that he needs to come back into the teamsters presidency and that his new mandate is to clean up the teamsters that he's going to go in there and he's going to get rid of all the bad influence organized crime influence. You brought him in the first place and you think that amongst the rank and file you're still number one. I would say there's no problem expression that I get from around the country problem. I think if you go out and check the average local union or the membership. You'll find this true. So will you make the prediction that Jimmy Hoffa will be president of the teamsters union again in nineteen seventy-six biting fight near it on my restriction which I expect my lawyers Tommy is Eighty five percent possibly. Yes expect that he was playing a card and speaking to the mob through the media and Dan Distant. Sit very well with them. They don't like being threatened. Here's former assistant. US Attorney Keith. Corporate you know after Nixon quite quite him and he found out he couldn't get back into the union he was gonNA take every effort. He could do that and in order to do that. He had threatened to reveal the mobs involvement with the teamsters You know the fact that say the central state South East South West area fund which funded about two thirds of the casinos knows in Vegas was nothing but a candy store for the mind and I think that a number of people from Frank Fitzsimmons and Iraqi teamster officials to organized realized crime figures who control locals significant portions of the teamsters union. were very apprehensive. About what half of my do at this point I believe Hoffa went to the FBI went to the US Attorney's office and made a made a deal a quid pro under the table. You help get V. Restriction from my commutation lifted so I can run in nineteen seventy six and I will give you information on organized crime and when I get into office. I will purge the organized crime influence from the teamsters whether Hoffa actually went to the FBI or it was merely a rumor. It doesn't matter. He had information to sell and believe that gave him leverage to negotiate but the threat to his former mafia collaborators cost him his life. That's the sound of Detroit's original steak and cheese Being prepared freshly grilled for you warm yourself with a fresh grilled tubby steak and cheese up today tasting is believing tubbies hobbies Detroit's original steak and cheese since nineteen sixty toppy says everything you need to make your party amazing tubby sub shops offers catering waitering packages for your office. Parties Earth Day parties special events. Enjoy Monster Party subs harvey platters Salads Wings. Just they gourmet cupcakes and a whole lot more hobbies cater your next party so you can have more fun. There's a tubbies dot com for all the details with Hoffa moving to get his old job back a violent split developed in the teamsters union in between Fitzsimmons supporters and those loyal to Hoffer Frank Fitzsimmons was handpicked by to take over the teamsters Union Hoffa Hoffa had been told he would get out of prison if he resigned as teamster president. The implication was that Fitzsimmons Fitz to his friends would. It's tough out when half a wanted him to but now fitzsimmons shows no inclination to do so. He is enjoying his new role as something of a statesman. Statesman and as President Nixon's main supporter in the Labor movement. At a certain point seventy four there was a anti anti Hoffa goon squad that was put into place where you had another former Hoffa ally in role McMaster. Who had been his number one? teamsters muscle a guy that was kind of like his Luca Brasi Godfather analogy but by nineteen seventy four. McMaster was no longer in HOFFA's corner. He had aligned with Frank Fitzsimmons and mcmasters was picked to captain. This anti Ah Goon squad which was tasked with preventing Hoffa's reelection by any means necessary and there was a campaign of violence that was launched launched against Hoffa where intimidation tactics and thuggery. We're used to dissuade him from running. And there was a a string of incidents starting in the in the Monson year before Hoffa disappeared where himself south his family and his loyalists. We're targeting whether it was George Rocky real getting shot in the face with his shotgun knocked his eye out whether it was I. I don't window His his barn was bomb. Whether it was Dave Johnson Cabin cruiser at his boat on grow seal blown to pieces. You then had what I consider a real lynch him in this whole saga of how Hoffa's Murder Got Greenland Woah July tenth. Nineteen seventy five twenty days before Hoffa disappeared. Frankford Simmons son Richard was was it. Nemo's the popular teamsters Bar Detroit at the time. Little fit says. He was known as running for the presidency of teamsters local two ninety nine running running against a Hoffa loyalist day. John's.
"boy" Discussed on Shattered: White Boy Rick
"One fellow inmate who definitely knew Hoffa was a guy named Tony Provenzano. He was doing for years for extortion. Yeah he was a member of the genovese crime. Family Capo and HOFFA provenzano. Where at one time very close friends? They were allies historian. Scott Bernstein Clean Hoffa help Tony Provenzano rise the ranks of the teamsters on the east coast by the Mid to late nineteen sixties. He controlled the entire East Coast. Delegate Voting Block at some point a few develops between Provenzano and Hoffa in prison over uh teamsters insurance benefits that Hoffa's family was still receiving with him locked up that Provenzano's family was not receiving when he was incarcerated and this led to a number of physical altercations threats being thrown back and forth Not just threats to murder each other but threats to murder each other's families it got incredibly bitter incredibly intense very fast one thing. Jimmy Hoffa never lack confidence whether it was dealing with guys like Tony Provenzano or the prisoners. Parole Board. He believed he could cut a deal to get out of prison early. And take back the power of the Union presidency that he had lost but after four the years he was still there and Frank Fitzsimmons had become a popular hands-off replacement but HOFFA remained convinced. He could get his job back. His son and daughter made an appeal for parole based on family. Hardship Hoffa had diabetes and his wife Josephine was hospitalized after a stroke express the families viewpoints are very serious concern for my mother the doctor his said that she could die any moment and she is in very very serious condition. She is under constant care and she loves my father very much and when you separated them this was a very eh to her. Health.
"boy" Discussed on Shattered: White Boy Rick
"The chassis would get two thousand dollars a month for nine months. Testy said later that he felt Hoffa was asking him to pee. trae his country. He you wouldn't do it instead. Reported the bribe to Kennedy and the FBI set up a sting. HOFFA and chastain chastain. Arrange to meet in Washington chassis would pick up Hoffa in a taxi. You know the only way to make sure there were no bugs or wires. Of course Hoffa didn't know the driver was an FBI agent. They wrote and talked chassis. Shock Hoffa some files they were actual committee. Documents is only offer. Good luck but chesty had to put files back that night the FBI was watching and recording the whole exchange. Turn the next day. Chesty Calls Hoffer. He's got more documents they arrange your meet outside. HOFFA's hotel chassis hands over an envelope. You can keep this one as well for walks back into the hotel lobby the FBI moves in and Jimmy Hoffa's under arrest. Now that case would eventually go to trial. But let's not get ahead of the story. In the summer of Nineteen fifty seven teamsters President Day back was indicted eventually eventually convicted of fraud and sent to prison. This cleared the way for Jimmy Hoffa who was elected teamsters president by a wide margin and jubilant Jimmy Taupo sweeps in new president of teamsters. I think that there was inside. Information about that. Made its way to the committee and back was taken down very very quickly by the committee and it was quite a surprise. It's widely believed though never proven that the information information federal prosecutors used to bring down day back came from Jimmy Hoffa. He was riding a huge wave of popularity among the union rank and file humanity the human spirit of unionism in this country so as the Senate hearings near the end Hafa was cool and confident. He's like a savvy prizefighter bryce fighter. He Bobby Kennedy never landed a punch. Do you have any evidence of the twenty thousand dollars in cash that you put into the business. I don't need any evidence. You'll take my word Bart as internal revenue hats so in that battle of heavyweights offer versus body. was there a winter. I don't it seemed like Hoffer may have gotten the upper hand on on Robert Kennedy during those hearings. If you wanted to say who one uh-huh Bobby Orr or Jimmy. I would have to say it was kind of the Knicks decision here at the Kennedy Plaza Feud would take a bloody bloody tragic turn. That's the sound of Detroit's original steak and cheese being prepared freshly grilled for you warm yourself up with a fresh grilled tubby steak and cheese sub today tasting believing tubbies Detroit's original steak and cheese since nineteen sixty toppy says everything you need to make your party amazing. Toby sub shops offers catering packages for your office parties. Birthday parties special events. Enjoy Monster Party subs party platters salads wings just bake gourmet cupcakes and a whole lot more tubbies cater your next party so you can have more fun. TOMLIN'S DOT COM all. Okay if you love great crime stories you've gotTa Watch. NBC's chilling New Drama Lincoln rhyme hunt for the bone collector. It straight out of the tradition of Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty but with great modern twists. The bone collector is a man. Dan of exquisite taste his urbane and sophisticated. He's also the world's most elusive serial killer. Think Ted Bundy meets Hannibal Lecter. and He's hiding being in plain sight to catch him. We'll take the world's most brilliant detective Lincoln Rhyme. He may be difficult. But he's the best he sees glues others. Miss and possesses encyclopedic knowledge. What's more catching the bone? Collector is personal. Their last encounter left Lincoln rhyme paralyzed based on the bestselling book. By Jeffery free. deavere don't miss the premiere of your new crime. Drama Obsession Lincoln rhyme hunt for the bone collector. The Hunt Begins Friday January tenth on NBC. The candidates need no introduction. The Republican candidate Vice President Richard Nixon and the Democratic candidate Senator John F Kennedy according according to in one thousand nine hundred sixty the presidential campaign matched Richard Nixon against John F. Kennedy in their first televised debate. JFK picked up the fight. His brother had started during the Senate hearings. I'm not satisfied when I see men like Jimmy Hoffa in charge of the largest union in the United States date still free.
"boy" Discussed on Shattered: White Boy Rick
"On. The waterfront is a great great movie but Johnny Deals Real Life was even more nefarious than Hollywood could depict. In nineteen fifty five Hafa help bring a number of of new york-based teamster locals into the Union and those locals were chartered by Johnny deal. These were shady outfits known as paper locals. Typically there were no actual workers just friends family and often criminal associates of deal. Paper locals were often used for extortion. Abortion fraud bribes or to keep a real union locked out of a business in the case of the deal locals they were also allegedly used to swing votes in a critical teamster election toward a union. Rally Back Jimmy Hoffa HOFFA's ties to do attracted a lot of unwanted attention especially after what happened to a Labor journalist late one night in the spring of Nineteen fifty six and he says I was attacked because of the racketeers because of my crusading efforts arts center and they won't stop me. You know they can. They can blind me but I can still go after them with my typewriter that attack which will get into in the next episode galvanized the Senate and a young hungry. Bobby Kennedy go after Hoffa and the teamsters in a big way the Jimmy Hoffa ever talk about the Kennedys. Talk about Bobby Kennedy. He spoke about Bobby Kennedy all the time with great hate. He thought he came from a very bad family and he was raised where everything he's thought with right and they went way beyond politics coming up in the next episode sort of shattered the Kennedy Hop bloodfeud nothing. Admitting I don't perform any of them I don't the top of the international dooming. Shattered is produced an edited by Jeremy Allen. Anzac Rosa to help support this show which took US months and months to may become a member of shattered plus. It's just three ninety nine a month or twenty five dollars for the year here. How you're going to beat that? Go to our website shattered. PODCAST DOT COM click on the shattered plus link. You'll get access to bonus interviews like the one we we did this week with Marvin the Weasel Elkin. The Story Marvin tells about being threatened by gangster. Meyer Lansky is worth the price of admission by itself in the the Jewish language. There's a saying called. Cut Ish it saying for the departed. He says if you don't get knocked out in the first four. Have somebody say kite headache for. You are becoming shattered plus member. You also get access to this season's episodes without ads. Thanks we'll talk to you next time.
"boy" Discussed on Shattered: White Boy Rick
"Learn pretty quickly. The only way they have protection was to buy the same muscle the other guys had so he went to the man who wielded the real power in Detroit Labor in the mob in Detroit go back act. Two the earliest origins of the auto industry in Detroit through through Henry Ford journalist. Scott Bernstein has spent his life researching the intricacies of the mob. Bob Especially in Detroit. He says back in the twenties. Henry Ford relied heavily on mob muscle to intimidate and beat up labor organizers. The mob is an equal opportunity player. I mean they're going to go wherever the money is. The money is to support pro labor. They're going to be pro labor if the money is to disrupt labor organizing and they're going to disrupt our the late nineteen thirties. Hoffa needs protection for the teamsters so he starts interacting with a group of pretty notorious. This mov stores Guys Lake Frankie Three Fingers Coppola Angelo. The Chairman Mealy and Santo cockeyed. Sam Perron also Samuel Shark. Those were three probably the three. Most Prominent Labor racketeers in the nineteen thirties. Guys who are the right price would be willing to do anything hoffer for needed to gain and maintain a foothold in Detroit Labor. The teamsters union moves always considered to be a somewhat rough and tumble operation and Jimmy Hoffa was the poster boy for what the team says you and you were supposed to be short aggressive pugnacious Wooden backed Jeff. Anybody that's key Corp he's a former assistant. US Attorney was willing to do whatever he thought he had to do to increase his own power and and to Elijah. Oh I duke sent to benefit the The members of the Union but he was not unwilling to sit down with the devil through the years. There's been a lot of charges is that you have had affiliations with hoodlums and underworld elements while there isn't any question about that. I keep my finger on the pulse of what's happening in in this country and the best answer macgyver so hoodlums and what have you is a fact that ever strike we have With employers are really WANNA fight they they revert to hiring huddles and unless we know who our enemy is. Unless we're in a position to do something about it you'll lose your strike. It was a tough off balance for HOFFA. He felt he needed the mob in order to do the work he believed him on behalf of the members of his union. I don't doubt that his intentions Chins were very altruistic. When he began his rise through the unions but I think very quickly he understood her learn whereas bread was buttered and knew that the more he got in bed with the mob the further he was going to rise in the more power our he can attain and at the end of the day? That's what he loved. He loved the teamsters he loved being the face the teamsters but he loved the power our he was power obsessed and he was also great at what he did. Clearly he had lots of Krizner right. I mean clearly. He had people skills of phenomenal nature. The kid met someone during an organizing campaign to organize tears in robot in two years later he runs into the person. And you remember the name in remembers this details about them in terms of cultivating in speaking language of an emotionally connecting Working Class people. He definitely they could do it and I think what he conveyed to them was the're devotion As a union leader like he would devote himself without limit to to promoting the cause is of his team members and he was obviously quite bright when he dropped out in the seventh or eighth grade. But if you read Accounts of Harvard professors. Who are economists? Automates who talk one of the smartest people they ever met in those early bloody years Jimmy Hoffa former philosophy that would guide the rest of his life meet violence with violence power with power. He only had one rule win. Power comes with a price for the mafia offi achieves it was always about access to money. No the mob got their hooks into union coffers across the board and to the point where you know the slush funds ad that's logical and they were able to inject their presence into multiple nooks and crannies within the union infrastructure. Hoffa was building relationships that would rule and ultimately end his life coming up on our next episode Hossa and the mob they had offered during the bidding for them and in return Hoffa ahead a pretty significant arsenal at his beck and call for anything he needed. Done one phone call away. It's getting shattered is produced just by WD IV in Detroit and Graham media now this season. We're trying something new. It's a membership program calling shattered. Plus you can sign up for shattered plus to hear a different bonus episode of the show this week and every week of our new season another perk of shattered. Plus is you have access to all of our regular episodes without ads in this week's bonus episode I talked to my producers about what it's been like for me to try this new medium of podcasting Aston. Then we'll talk with HOFFA experts Scott Bernstein about the new. Martin Scorsese film the Irishman which features Al Pacino as Jimmy Hoffa spoiler alert. I went to see the movie with Scott had was disappointed. I thought it was long and boring to hear that episode sign up for shattered plus go to our website. I chatter podcast. Dot Com and click on the shattered plus link and thanks. Shattered is produced edited by Jeremy Allen. And Zach Rosen row COPPOLA COPPOLA who may or may not be related to Frankie three fingers. Coppola is W director of digital and enterprise content. The Voice of Jimmy Hoffa is Tony. Amato the only time he smiled one he had fired somebody special. Thanks this week to Jamie K- Walters Donna Harper Terry Turpin Tomato. The Nessa Ogle Tree Meghan Saint Pierre. 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"Jimmy Hoffa was born in nineteen thirteen and he grew up fast. He was seven years old when his father other died of lung disease likely poisoned by years of work in the coal mines. Brazil Indiana Jimmy learned early. How hard life could be on a working family? His mother moved Jimmy and his three siblings to Detroit where she hoped to find work when he was fourteen. Jimmy dropped out of school and got a job as a stock boy boy department store and then a few years later came the crash. People were in misery economic misery that's industrial relations professor Merrick Masters. You know you look at it. You had a third of the nation on employed you had had the recovery which was under way then but not one that it was nearly as impactful enough to bring us back to where we were before the depression and people were very insecure. You're and they were struggling on a day-to-day basis. So the future. Look too many of them very unpromising. A friend of the Hoffa family told Jimmy. You should get the job in the food business. Everybody's GonNa always eat so. He kind of talked his way into a job at the Kroger Company. He was sixteen years old but convinced them. He was eighteen and got a job on the loading dock. The voice you're about to hear next is an actor but the words are Jimmy. HOFFA's from an autobiography released a few months after we disappear we will paid thirty two cents. An hour problem was that we only got paid for the time actually work during twelve hour shifts. And sometimes we'd sit around for five or six hours waiting to be called for a forty eight hour week. We could make fifteen dollars and thirty six cents but the trouble was we had to put in seventy. DT Eighty hours to get in those forty eight hours and those were long hard hours laboring under a foreman who was a tyrant a solid gold son of a bitch. Actually really he was called the little bastard. By all the men this guy was a real sadist thoroughly enjoyed screaming out commands and then cursing a man and threatening threatening to fire him. If he didn't move quick enough it was a little tin Jesus in the warehouse. The only time he smiled one he had fired somebody quickly. We began to talk union with the night crew. Although we knew we would have to wait for exactly the right moment. A Little Basset helped more than he knew early one morning and May. Am One thousand nine hundred. Eighty one two waiting workers went outside to eat at lunch cut when they came back. You fire them. In front of the whole crew mm-hmm several nights later came the perfect opportunity for Hoffa to air the worker's grievances some cold storage box cars carrying fresh strawberries robberies had just arrived at the warehouse once the cars were open and the strawberries were exposed to the air. They would start to spoil immediately where it was passed around among long the men to follow our lead. We waited until we unloaded less than half the strawberries. And I put down the crate. I was carrying and walked to the other end of the dock. The rest of the one hundred and seventy five men in the crew put down their crates. Two and stood around little. Bastard couldn't believe as I turned turn white and then red and I thought hopefully he was going to have a heart attack and he started screaming. But the hell you guys think you're doing it back to work out dammit or every one of your best defiant hell with you I shouted. We want Mr Bluff. Mr Bluff is the night warehouse manager. Here's here's this ruckus happening out on the loading docks Jimmy Hoffa who now is actually eighteen. Years Old is speaking for the whole group demanding changes he gets a meeting with program management and negotiates our one page contract which in Detroit at the time was a major achievement management agreed to work out a call time and guaranteed it at least a half day's pay they also set aside and eating room for the workers and deprive the foreman of the right to summarily fire. Any worker and so began again. Jimmy Hoffa's career as a labor organizer and next thing I did was to bring the men on the day shift into our little union and in these efforts and in the continuing meetings with Kroger officials I began to learn the basics of union. Work that when you talk to workers you better look them in the eye and know what you're talking about it because they pretty quick Telefoni word spread pretty fast. This muteness little group known as the Strawberry Boys let by a kid eighteen year old Jimmy Hoffa author for Hoffa. It would never be this pure again. That's the sound of Detroit original steak and cheese being prepared freshly Ashley grilled for you. Warm yourself off with a fresh grilled tubby steak and cheese sub today tasting is believing tubbies Detroit's original original steak and cheese since nineteen sixty tasting is believing topics Detroit's original steak and cheese since nineteen sixty tapie says everything you need to make your party. Amazing toppy sub shop offers catering packages for your office parties birthday parties special events. I enjoy Monster Party. UPS Hardy platters Salads Wings. Just Bake Gourmet cupcakes. A whole lot more tubbies cater you to your next party so you can have more fun. Visit TUBBIES DOT com for all the details not long. After leading that I strike at Kroger Hoffa was recruited by a fledgling little union with a dwindling membership called the international brotherhood of teamsters. The union formed way back at the beginning of the twentieth. Century was for men who drove wagons pulled by horses but then came the motorized truck. Union membership began to grow though it was still small in one thousand nine hundred eighty two. They're only one hundred thousand teamsters nationally. Let me five hundred in Detroit. Office jobless simple get those numbers. At first job was organizing the rest of Kroger's workers there are about four hundred and various other departments beside the loading dock and got them all and it was at Kroger's that I went through my first strike. It was a long one and the company has all of them. Did in those days sent a wave of strikebreakers against us. We had a number of knockdown bloody battles and six times. I was beaten up up. My Scalp was laid open wide enough to require stitches after organizing. Kroger Hafa set out to recruit big rigged drivers who hold new cars from Detroit to dealers all across the country. I I tried to talk to them at the loading docks like most. Everybody Else Elson those hard times. They were afraid of management and losing their jobs so I devised a new plan of attack. I hit the highways route to to buffalo pillow old. US SIXTY CLEVELAND US one twelve to Chicago and US tend to the various leading the nail them at a truck stop or when they pulled over to the side of the road for that those guys were perpetually tired and most of them could have slept the clock around so they had a trick of lighting up a cigarette and then they'd fall right off to sleep. Wake up when it began scorching fingers. Usually they slept with a tire iron and the other hand. This was the middle of the depression and it was their defense against looters and hijackers. Hustle learned how to Wakeup napping drivers. He would tap on the window and then jumped back so we didn't catch a tire iron in the head and then he'd launched into his Spiel commiserating over low pay bad working conditions no job security but the companies knew what. What's going on one day spotted a rig parked off the highway in a lonely stretch of road pulled in behind? It walked up to the cab when I couldn't open the door or a yelled. Hey are you awake door shot open to goons carrying blackjacks. Piled out right on top of me and never had a chance. They beat me right into into the ground..
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"A lot of time that we know that the podcast and work with a forklift you guys on that there are so much depressing so much good information that came now i think that really helped with the family the m it taught them a lot of lessons and it open their eyes talking you know how john has been acting he'd been saying they visited him an m over the course of the past year year and a half i think we make very good progress that sleep investigator jeremy brewer we sat down that long ago and we discussed the skeleton families about faced a lot of the things that were being portrayed in the media were different stories at john toll were different then information he originally gave the family in to their credit they wanna come up in talked to in face to face to see to see end say you know what what's the troops what's the truth what is the real truth here in 'em after leaving that meeting i think they felt the frustration said i feel is that they were being told lies they're being misled and for what reason all just so john skelton can try still portray this innocence or this this victim type mentality an he always has a war with me you're no one cares about me no one believes me but yet he never wants has information that is helpful about the boys of the he provides so i think their families also very very frustrated and are also just slowly 'em kind of removing themselves from this whole situation and i don't wanna speak for them because it's it's their son i can't imagine what they're going through they've been they've been helpful they'd been responsive but i think they're also so frustrated they just don't wanna deal with this anymore you've seen a lot of situations writer where maybe someone is completely isolated from downside family everyone just like we were done with you yeah psychologically woken that dude is somebody's face in experiences you've had a lot of it just really depends pence 'em on the psyche of that person the more we find out about john skelton with more i find him to be the ultimate narcissist on someone that really all he cares about in this world is himself in when that is someone's dna someone's makeup when they get a you know when their feet get hold of the fire when they get presser when they feel pressure you resort backed of kind of who you are in when that is the narcissism and when the selfishness really all he's about that's what we see displayed from him is nothing about the boys nothing about feeling sorry for his family for going through this nothing about doing this to an entire community nothing about doing this to the italian her side of the family it's all about john skelton and why he's not being treated better imprison he never asked about the boyce you never asks her wonder how they could be doing sometimes even reverse them in the past tense three has in that tells us a lot.
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"Rick called me on the phone after the hearing. He was furious. He's told by his attorney how it went in Rick blame the negativity of the Florida clemency board on the media coverage. He was certain that newspaper stories that went public hours before the hearing in our video camera and Associated Press video camera that were inside the clemency hearing boardroom put the board members in a position to have to be tough on crime tough on Rick Rick was insistent that if his commutation was denied he would be the media's fault because of its decision to cover his hearing publicly. The wait began. Fourteen long and agonizing days later, Rix attorney received a letter in the mail. It was only two sentences long dear Mr Cot camp executive clemency board at its hearing on March thirteenth two thousand nineteen took. Your client's case under advisement and is subsequently denied his request for commutation of sentence. According to the current rules of executive clemency. Your client maybe eligible to reapply for clemency on March thirteen two thousand and twenty four. Rickaby out long before that is scheduled release is Tolbert twenty six two thousand and twenty not talk to Rick says the decision came down. But before the hearing he told me he is prepared to do the entire sentence. If he must and each day he will look for because while he cannot change the past. We will not let it to find who he is with a promising future is so looking forward to. I want to go sit on the page with Ralph and his wife, and this island me litter banks, you know, I want to do little things my they everything that you guys beg for granting are the things that means so much. Me.
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"Bars taken off the street. Mr. were she has spent his entire adult life in prison yet even while in prison in the witness protection program, he continued to help long for help put away twelve corrupt public officials and after thirty one years in prison. I think it's fair to say that Mr. where she has paid his debt to society. And then some frankly, I don't think the tax payers Florida benefit by him being behind bars. One more day. He's been a model prisoner has an incredible support group, and I'm really blown away frankly by his positive attitude considering all that he has been through. And I believe if given a second chance, there's no doubt in my mind, Mr. where she will be a model citizen and governor with your permission. I would ask Herman groman to now. Speak your remember her from operation backbone? Good morning. Thank you. Thank you for having me. He was the lead agent in the effort to bus dirty cops and mayor Coleman Young's brother-in-law Willie Bolson who's protecting drug shipments in the early nineties in Detroit a dozen people were arrested and convicted all because Rick was willing to watch for an undercover FBI agent posing as a Miami drug dealer looking to bring cocaine shipments into Michigan groman promised Rick. You would repay him by doing everything and anything he could to win is released from prison. So I'm here today on my own free will. I'm not under subpoena. And I'm here because I believe that a great injustice to Richard worship junior has been done by the government groman focused on where she's invaluable informant help to law enforcement in Michigan is a fourteen year old teenager and as an inmate in the nineteen nineties after his drug conviction. He supported the role of an undercover agent who was introduced to these corruptly sophists, and as a result eleven or twelve of these police officers in some additional public officials were convicted and receive substantial prison sentences thirty plus years, they are out, but groman never mentioned Rix crime in Florida or how he has repented or help law enforcement since committing the car theft ring crime in Florida in two thousand six with the ten minute time. Limit closing in Rick's team, suddenly stopped groman in mid sentence. Do we have another agent? You do you guys? You guys have a couple more minutes that FBI agent was. Schwartz and I've been associated with the FBI for forty seven years. He stood up and explained he was the lead on the Johnny curry drug organization case a major drug bust that came about because then fourteen year old Rick worship became friends with the Curry's and fed. The FBI information that led to police rates and the fall of the criminal organization and during my time, I have come to know Richard were she for the last thirty two years. He and I have had two conversations each week for thirty two years during that period. I have come to know him as somebody who's sincere. Who's honest who has never lied to me about anything. We've spoken over the over the time period about a number of different events current events. How he would handle the situation his contributions to society, and I fully. Recommend him for. Clemency. He's contributed greatly to law enforcement. I challenge anybody to tell me one prisoner who has contributed more to law enforcement than this, man. It was an emotional plea. But again, no mention of Rick's car-theft involvement in Florida or how Rick is a better person today. No mention that every year for the past five years. Rick has helped organize a food drive that feeds the poor and the Detroit neighborhood he grew up in no mentions of the numerous pieces of artwork. Rick is drawn and donated to various charities the Florida clemency board jumped in and the hearing took a quick turn. Here's newly elected governor and clemency board member. Ron santa's. I appreciate that. But isn't I mean, he was committing crimes in prison? Correct. I mean in early two thousands. He was involved with the multi-state auto theft ring that was moving stolen cars and cocaine from Miami up to Virginia. So he had been helping you guys and then turned around and engage in additional criminal misconduct. And that's the reason why he's in Florida prison. Correct. That's true. Okay. That's true. I appreciate his health. But I think camps at you need to take a look at the totality over the last thirty two years of everything that he has done and contributed. I think that's fair. But I think that you know, when he's described as a model prisoner a model prisoner. Does it commit additional felonies in prison? I mean, I think that's just he's he's thinking undermines the case that try to say that had any tickets while he's been in prison agent Schwartz pointed out despite breaking the law from behind bars that one time Rick has never been a problem for prison officials in more than thirty years due to the witness protection program. He's been transferred to thirteen different prisons and each and every time he's been transferred. I've received telephone calls from the his handler saying why is this guy here? But the board made it clear they were more interested in the crime. Rick did commit while in prison is anyone have any questions or Florida attorney general Ashley moody is it is true that most of your involvement with him deals with his charges and sentenced and Michigan is that correct? That's true. And then when he was transferred to Florida and housed in prison here, which is when he. Did the multi-state over one hundred car grand theft auto wing from prison. Correct. And that's what he received five years in prison in Florida for keep in mind. When was that yet? When was that a yes? I think so you didn't have any dealings with him or hand in his regards to the theft drink from prison in Florida. And in on that Senate important to know one moment when I'm still asking you a question on that sentence. He received five years and was given credit for already for four hundred eighty eight days on a five year sentence for multi-state over one hundred and fifty car grand theft ring from Florida. And you didn't have any hand in that particular case. Agent. Groman jump back up to try and right the ship. You know, I'd I'd like to address that if I made sure I was still in the FBI at that at that point. And I was contacted by Florida authorities. So when I talked to wishing following that I said, what did you do? He immediately confessed to it. I wrote that report up based on his confession and submitted to the Miami office when I asked him what his involvement was in this case, he told me that he had very minimal involvement. The investigation showed that it he provided. I believe one vehicle that turned out to be stolen to his sister and his mother and Michigan. That's what I was told with the ten minute time window now past former FBI agent. Herb groman made one final plea. This kid is no angel but he's not a kid anymore. He has served his community. He served the federal government. He served state government. And he did screw up. There's no question about that. I believe he's done. He's time. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. We will take the case under consideration. I thank you gentlemen, for your for your willingness to come and appear next case. Rick
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"Hey, everybody. It's Kevin Dietz. I hosted season two of shattered white boy, Rick if you haven't heard it yet, you can go back and hear all eight episodes in this feed. I know we're in the middle of season three of shattered right now. But I'm back to let you know what's been going on with Rick and to tell you about a development in his story. From the beginning. Rick story has been about bad choices and bad lock. It led him to spend almost two thirds of his life in prison arrested at seventeen years old on a cocaine charge. Now, he's forty nine and finally has a shot at becoming a free, man. Executive clemency. Ord meeting is now called the order for we began at like to ask chaplain berry boat champ of the department of corrections to lead us in the invocation and pledge of allegiance in late. August two thousand seventeen Rick where she junior was released by the state of Michigan after winning parole for his life sentence from a cocaine conviction nine thousand nine hundred eighty eight. But after twenty nine years behind bars, he was not free to go home. He was turned over to the custody of the state of Florida -partment of corrections. That's because Rick pleaded guilty being part of a car theft ring from behind bars. Here's Rick's lawyer Ralph maselli, they would steal luxury automobiles from dealership used car lots. They would change the VIN numbers. And then they would sell them. And the the guy that was the ringleader was in prison with Rick. He was operating this out of federal prison. Well, Rick called his mother and sister and said, hey, these are great deals. At the time. Rick got involved in the car ring. It just been turned down yet again for parole in Michigan figured he'd never get out. And when the chance came to make some money for his children, it took it. The ringleaders were busted. And so is Rick. He was charged with conspiracy. He was sentenced to five years and went straight from a Michigan prison to a Florida prison is out date was set for Tober two thousand twenty. Recogni talk just about every week when he was in the Michigan prison, and I used a recorded conversations and close to a hundred TV news stories as well as this podcast when he went to Florida, we still talked every week. But Rick said, he no longer wanted our phone calls recorded, and he no longer wanted his story on TV he wanted to go to Florida be quiet and keep as low a profile as possible. I'm rick. I'm not I'm not the person I was made out to be I did some bad things and the second half of my life. I'm going to do some good with it. And the people that have found so hard for me. I'm not gonna let him down. His plan was to fit in and be a regular inmate in push for an early release from the Florida clemency board. He hired attorney Jeffcott camp. A former Florida Lieutenant governor with connections hot camp got to work and it paid off. He was able to get Ricky hearing for December fifth two thousand eighteen this would be Rick's chance to make his case before the clemency board if he received a yes, vote from the governor and one other board member he would have his sentence change to time served. It would be free to go ahead of his out date of twenty twenty before the hearing Rick told me he was cautiously optimistic. His attorney told him governor Rick Scott was likely a yes vote, and it was very likely. He would get a second. Yes. Vote from either attorney general Pam Bondi chief financial officer Jimmy patroness or department of agriculture director Adam Putnam, and then less than one week before the hearing that could free him the forty first president of the United States, George H W Bush has died when a bring now CNN's typically that would have no impact on the Florida clemency hearings until it was announced that the funeral would fall on December fifth. Same day. Rick was scheduled to have his hearing. And because of that service, President Trump has called for Wednesday to be federal holiday. This means nearly all federal workers will be excused from work and their agencies will be closed. This includes US there would be no work for government employees. And no hearing for Rick's, the Florida clemency board cancelled to hearing with no mention of win or if it would be rescheduled. Time was of the essence because a month earlier on November eighth Florida had a general election. They voted in a new governor Ron Santa's and a new attorney general, Ashley moody, they would replace outgoing governor Rick Scott now going to turn general Pam Bondi January first two thousand nineteen this would create a lot of uncertainty. Rix, concern was a brand new governor and attorney general might not vote to release them the days clicked away one after another. The new year rang in and with it came the new clemency board Rix hearing was finally rescheduled for March thirteen two thousand nineteen at eight in the morning at the Florida state capital in Tallahassee. Rick was not allowed to attend. He would remain in his prison cell three hours south of the hearing room. His team had only ten minutes to make their case under the category of Comey tation of sentence favorable recommendations, number one Vichit were she Rix attorney Jeffcott camp. The former Lieutenant governor of Florida spoke first setting the stage for the argument that Rick should be released immediately. I think in the eight years that you serve on this board. This will be the most unique case that you ever see with me today or two distinguished retired F B I agents Herman groman and Greg Schwartz who are going to speak on behalf of the release of mR worshiping. I think that alone. Makes this case very unique to fully understand Mr. worships case, you can't just look at the Florida charged. But you have to look at the totality of the circumstances. He was recruited at the age of fourteen to help break up drug gangs in Detroit, and it really hits home for me. Because that's how old my son is fourteen. And in the eighth grade, and Mr. worship was very good at it. Because of his hard work twenty-five dangerous drug dealers were put away put behind bars
"boy" Discussed on Shattered: White Boy Rick
"What he thought was a spider monkey he hoped to shoot it and bring back a meal to the men rundowns dog ran ahead disappeared from view and began howling in pain. He returned to his master fatally injured by two EROs. As the natives moved closer to Rondo he fired his gun in the air and ran away. So they knew that they were surrounded by native people who did not want explorers coming to their neighborhood. Do you think the natives did not attack them? Well, they tears party had guns. So that's very important. They had guns. And I think they would have been able to defend themselves at least for a while. And they stayed together. I mean, that's the other things being a party with with guns made them more formidable. Teddy Roosevelt had long been admired for his toughness, which he took to the extreme in one thousand nine twelve. A would be assassin shot him on the campaign trail bleeding from a chest wound TR delivered a ninety minute speech before going to a hospital a year and a half later. He would come even closer to death on the river of doubt on March twenty seventh canoes overturned and TR steps into the water and helps pull the canoes out. But he damages his leg just where his old leg injury that never healed from his carriage accident when he was president. So he's got a leg infection and injury. And then his malaria gets back, and he's feverish and delirious, he's got palpitation. Nations shortness of breath. He's always had a heart condition within a day. Roosevelt could barely get off his cot at the same time. The men's spirits were crushed by what they discovered ahead. The most punishing set of Rapids yet, including a thirty foot waterfall the slippery rock face on either side was nearly vertical. The river was now more obstacle than escape route. They seem stranded in this vertical mountain area of miles of Rapids. And steep hills run dawn panics and says we're all going to have to fight ourselves. One by one out of the jungle. Let's all just every man for himself cutting their way through the jungle would have been a death sentence for teddy Roosevelt and probably for all of them. They would easily have become lost. They would have been vulnerable to native people and to animals and Kermit steps up and says, no will only survive if we keep together. Back home in New York. Edith Roosevelt had no clue that her insurance policy was paying off. She had coaxed her son into joining the expedition now Kerma did everything to save his father. But could he saved TR from himself? No man has any business to go on such a trip as ours unless he will refuse to jeopardize the welfare of his associates by any delay caused by a weakness or ailments of his it is his duty to go forward. If necessary on all fours until he drops. TR bigs Kermit just leave me I'm a burden. Go ahead and people who are afraid that he'll take the company's morphine supply and kill himself. And so he has to tear has to be watched around the clock..
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"Did Kermit want to go on the sex petition in the first place? No criminal did not want to go on this expedition. He had just become engaged. He'd also just had an accident falling off a forty foot bridge and could have been killed and he had broken teeth and was seriously ill so to get letters from smother. Edith writing him saying, I know you just had an accident. You're just recently engaged, but you have to go on this trip to save your father's life. He's in a heroic mood, and it may be reckless. And he's got these underlying medical conditions. And you know, how he is. He's he wants to be one of the great explorers. And he's willing to die on this path to find this river. One of the fascinating things that you run into is Currence that you don't really expect. You have rivers feeding in from directions. You don't expect them to be feeding in from? And all of a sudden the bottom of your canoes getting buffeted by a counter current. That's going to topple you over on March fifteenth just over two weeks into the journey criminals. Canoe was sucked into a whirlpool and flipped a camaraderie name. Simplisafe disappeared in the raging. Current Kermit was also swept down the Rapids, so tears running ahead to find where the Rapids are. And he thinks his son is dead, but they pull criminal out of the water. His helmet is covering his face. But they're able to resuscitate him and he is alive, but some police ios body was never found TR realizes. That he's put his his son in harm's way in that. He doesn't really care very much if he gets out because he's so discouraged about his life and down, but to take his son into the wilderness and to have him loses will life because of bad planning. And unexpected danger is is is a really sobering. They lost kermit's canoe and the food had carried to other canoes had been destroyed after rising water broke them from their moorings. So they had to carve new dugouts and Portage them again. And again, more exhaustion more delays. They were hungry, and the insects were relentless our hands and faces was swollen from the bites and stings insect pests. Mosquitos horse flows. Fees giant ants. Termites invaded TR's tent. The eight holes in his helmet and even devoured his underwear. Theodore Roosevelt was pretty stoic guy. But the one thing he did complain about in his book was the insects about you. Yes. The insects on. I was getting bit about one hundred times a day. So I was I was just absolutely getting mauled, and they made so much noise and all of these time periods, I was typically hiding in my tent or I was covered head to toe and just part of my face exposed on the river. So even with all of that precaution. Plus using insect repellent. I was still getting bit one hundred hundred times a day. The day after kermit's accident Colonel Ron dome was walking through thick vegetation. And heard.
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"Feel hundred miles of sweltering heat torrential rain, relentless insects, poisonous snakes man, eating piranhas, violent Rapids, and hostile native people red flags to be sure, but to the former president of the United States they were irresistible temptations. He's definitely close to death by the end of the trip. That's Kathleen Dalton historian and author of Theodore Roosevelt, a strenuous life. Tina Roosevelt was president of the United States from nineteen eighty one to nineteen oh nine then he runs for president again in nineteen twelve as a bull moose Progressive Party candidate and makes American history that he's the most successful third-party presidential candidate beating incumbent but losing to Woodrow Wilson, and is not quite sure what to do with himself. So in nineteen thirteen he cooks up this idea of doing a speaking tour. In Brazil, T are added to his South American trip along and reasonably safe journey on previously explored rivers, but after arriving in Brazil, he suddenly latched onto a crazy idea. He would canoe down an unknown river with Brazil's, most famous explorer Candido rundown. Helped bring the telegraph out into the Amazon and he is famous in Brazilian history. As a person who is respectful of native people and helped them be a part of the Brazilian state as expanded into their territory. Rondo and had appropriately named it. The river of doubt, he had no idea of its length or its direction. All he knew was word began getting their required. A trip with pack animals through hundreds of miles of the Arab Brazilian Highland. And it was a very hot and remote area. So even getting to the rivers dangerous. They didn't bring enough food and it was a badly. Planned exploration. Rondo knows very smart man and very capable. But I think he he was cavalier about the the food crates and TR was just so determined to have an adventure. He didn't really think about how serious they're they're bad planning would be in the long run. But writing on the long trail TR must have realized the expedition was already in deep trouble, some of the pack animals were dying and the supply crates. They had carried were abandoned Roosevelt wrote a book about the journey. This isn't his voice. But the words are his own continually as we journeyed onward under the pitiless glare of the sun or through blinding torrents of rain. We passed desolate little graves by the roadside, they mocked the last resting places of men who had died by fever or dysentery or EROs. We raised our hats as our mules plotted slowly by it's one month to reach the river of doubt. My name's Jeffrey Lehman, and I was on the Roosevelt Ron dawn, centennial scientific expedition down, the deepest of the Amazon. It was October of two thousand fourteen Lehman traveled the same river with three others, including a professor from UC San Diego. I've been on a lot of adventures Lehman hosts the public TV series, weekend explorer, and I knew that if I did it. It would be the most dangerous most. A challenging thing. I ever did in my life, and it lived up to that expectation. So here we are. First waterfall. It's been a rough day. And this waterfalls intense. No wonder Roosevelt was so odd by this. The river goes from as big as you've seen it. Two to three meters. Ten feet across had most. And at least the calendar. Two thirds of the mile, and this is the smoothest part of the whole river right here. Just spent the last two hours kind of scoping it out and putting up our tents after a long day of rowing hobbling. And. Tickets all day tomorrow. We'll make this happen. But we will..
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"When he was fourteen years old, Rick, got a job, a really good paying job. So you probably making more money than most kids that you knew. I knew the US government has committed the armed services and more than two hundred million dollars a year to the fight against drugs, but the enemies in this war have more money, the latest equipment and millions of our own citizens, supporting them. In one thousand nine hundred eighty four. The f. b. i. Detroit police department are desperate to put some big time dealers in prison and help build their case. They have friendly observant teenager to infiltrate one of the city's biggest drug organizations. When we first Moby couldn't believe, why would these African American young teenagers and twenty year olds? Why would they deal with this kid while he was very sharp? Very smart, very streetwise from WD IV and Graham media. This is shattered this season. You'll hear the story of Rick where she junior, you might know him as white boy, Rick and informant turn cocaine dealer in one thousand nine hundred seven where she was arrested for allegedly, possessing eight kilos of cocaine. They don't know. People have him and they don't. Kevin beats, am I twenty five years as an investigative TV reporter into try? No story has been surprising outrageous and just crazies Rex. Word went to the police department. The word when do the Wayne County prosecutor's office, you make sure he stays in jail for ever or ever and they did. They did. Coming up this season on shattered. You're going to hear Rick's entire improbable story. And along the way, you'll meet the sister who stood by him, their murderers rapists that are out and he's still there. The drug boss will be friends with him. We was allowed money with. We moved up in another level Cocos when you when you moved up here was even the FBI agents who employed him, and I threw him a pair of handcuffs and told him to sit down and shut up. And even Matthew mcconaughey the place, the part of Rick's dad and the upcoming movie, white boy, Rick. I immediately knew from sitting down with Rick, the recumbent jail that after five hours with him, I was like, you know what? I would trust that guy if he came by my house and I needed him to watch over the kids because I had to go in town. You can hear the entire story starting September six every day is in jail is a subterfuge Justice subscribe on apple. Podcasts or your favorite podcast app all these years still after despite. Find us at white boy, Rick dot show.