35 Burst results for "DEA"
Eric Welcomes Blaze TV's Steve Deace to the Show
"I warned you. That I would have some fire breathing heroes on the program. I warn you. If you don't like it, you can't say I didn't warn you. Steve deese spelled DEA CE, but I need to hear him pronounce it correctly in a minute. But he is someone whose voice has been so brave and so helpful to me and to others around the country. And it is long overdue that we've had him back on the program. Steve welcome. Eric, I appreciate that. Thank you. It's day by the way. I knew it. Half the family pronounces a D so I could be wrong. I really don't know truth be told, but. All right. I want to say one of my listeners to my podcast sent me about a week ago. So this is before you guys invited me back on. So this is serendipitous timing. Something about a week ago, a message that you gave, I think it was at a church in Texas. It was second baptist church in Houston. Yeah. And I watched it. I watched it over the weekend, and I was I was mesmerized. I thought it was absolutely prophetic and I shared it on all my social media channels, so that was let those with ears to hear, let them hear kind of stuff brother. So thank you. Well, thank you for that. I preached twice that day, and this was the west campus. The second service, I think, was the slightly better version because I never spoken, but it's about the book, which launches today. Called letter to the American church.
The Regime Worships at the Church of "The State"
"We talk about Merrick Garland, we shouldn't talk about Merrick Garland the person or Anthony Fauci, the person we should talk about the Borg talk about this machine, this all encompassing monstrosity. That seems overwhelming. It's the monstrosity that invaded Mar-a-Lago. It is the machine that came in. Guns drawn 30 FBI agents for 9 and a half hours. For 270 man hours. The problem with the administrative state is that it's so arbitrary. They get to choose who they target. The law is not the guide. Of the shadow government, the bureaucrat is. So when Merrick Garland comes out and he says, well, we don't take these decisions lightly and we take this all into consideration. What he's really saying is I'm in charge, but he really isn't in charge, his council of experts are in charge, but they all think the same. They all have the same beliefs. They send their kids to the same schools. They vote for the same candidates. They all are deep down very miserable. What do they worship? What is their metaphysical belief? They don't believe in God the way you and I would. Maybe they might say they do. No, no, they worship at the church of the state. They are statists. I'm a Christian, some of you are dea some of you are Jews. Some of you are people that might be Hindus or Muslims. Fauci and Garland worship the state. You see,
"dea" Discussed on Game of Crimes
"Need a lot of people if you wanted to Smurf a $1 million. And that's what, I mean, he was laughing, but he looked at us because it was like, are you kidding? And now we got to ask these stupid fucking questions because, you know, the higher ups that be with Intel and everything, if we didn't ask this, then that box is not checked, and you know, but once you ask it, and then you start building that rapport. And then things start flowing and stuff. And he goes, okay, I got to get him. And what he just admitted to you was he was involved in the business. Oh, yeah. But he also the story about shit. They were the valencias, the Mexican Valencia, Arturo and Luis Valencia. They were down been too long. Around the pearl city, but anyway, I think it was Luis Valencia, because that was one of chavarria's really good cases. And I'm just looking them up real quick. Yeah, I'm not seeing anything right off the top of my head here. Here we go. Let's see if it lets you curtail. Hopefully this is Mexican, not the Colombian. Millennial cartel. Remember them, Steve? Wow, I haven't heard that name in years. Yeah. But anyway, it was Armando Valencia. And Luis, I think was his brother. But was telling us the story that the brother and I think it was Luis. It wasn't Armando, but it was Luis. And he lived down the road for Mosul. They had a money courier come and I keep the dollar amount. It was $7 million, $11 million. It was in suitcases. And delivers it, that's a lot of suitcases. To Valencia. And Valencia is like my money. Because it's got to be. So he puts the suitcases in his truck, drives down to house. And says, hey, your guy screwed up. They delivered your money to me. Here you go. Then on, there was this respect between OCO and the millennium group. Then when the other guys wanted all gang up on the valencias, the other bad guys, never would do it. So it never would work. Because wouldn't go in with them because of what just doing the right thing. Cartel head, you know, and taking your 11 million, whatever it was. It was a lot of money. It may have been 15 million. Down putting this truck personally taking it down. Hey, this is yours, not mine. They messed up. And so you get those kind of stories. It's just like, that's pretty cool. And it explains why things were happening that you were hearing rumblings, and then boom. You think of it from the other point of view though, Valencia had kept that money. And OCO went to his courage and said, hey, where's my $15 million? Are we delivered that? Where'd you deliver it to? This address. Oh, that's where Louise Lewis. Why? Where's my money? Then you'd had a war. And some dead couriers. And there was a budget that a bunch of the guys were still alive then. You had Pasteur and shit. Like Steve saying, it's been too long, because all that group that on the Marco Mexico, they were still kind of rumbling around all in before they started. And so all that stuff. So anyway, and doing the interviews with and stuff, you get that perspective. And then through very good DEA work, we got on to the radio comms that the gulf were using. And then through the goodness of the U.S., the people all involved in fighting, I'm having to be careful here. I understood all the people that are involved in fighting the narco wars assistance and expertise. And I mean, it went from, okay, we've, they're doing this, they're using this, they're using these type of instruments. They're using this range of frequency. How are we going to get that? And we're doing a meeting with a former military guy that's a contractor. That comes to meet with us about because we're putting trackers on vehicles and we're putting trackers on vehicles because we're intercepting the Mexicans, the gulf of they're sending up cars to a city in Texas. I'm not going to name. To get armored. And then they're going back down for all these high ranking Mexicans to use when they're driving around. And we're putting trackers on these vehicles that are going down. So I'll leave it there. And so, I mean, we're getting all kinds of good stuff going on. So people are really helping us. And then this guy comes in because we're looking for trackers that last longer and he's because you got a hard wire and also anyway, but then they find him and so it's like something that's really discreet, very small that really works and so we're sitting there and we're telling him kind of what's going on and because we got guard guys working with this out of San Antonio too because they got to counter narcotics thing. And so he goes, he goes, I know some people. And he goes, I'll reach out to them and then we'll and so boom. We get in touch with this group and their initials, which happened to be CIA, would they? No, no, no..
"dea" Discussed on Game of Crimes
"Welcome back. You players play at dudes, dudettes, and everything in between. I am Morgan Wright. I am the ultimate host, and then I have my semi ultimate host because he's been hurting for the last few days. You're lucky you're still sitting up straight right now, foul. My fellow partner in crime, Steve Murphy. Hey everybody, it's not COVID. I tested negative for COVID, but our 5 year old granddaughter comes over every weekend, spends the night with us and hangs out and apparently she picked up a virus to school and she shared that with Grammy and pops and I think mom and dad just finished up with it or they're finishing up with it today. So we should give them, yes. You were headed to you were headed to midnight in the garden of good and evil. You were headed to Savannah Georgia than San Louisa Bissau and you had to cut out a couple trips because you were so sick, bro, you're not kidding. I ended up in the emergency room for several hours, I primarily from dehydration and all that crap. So it's all cleaned up, but I had to leave my partner ja your opinion to take care of them. So God bless him. He's actually, as we're recording this right now, he's doing a presentation later today in St. Louis bispo. It's the first time in 7 years we've missed a speaking event. I can't believe it. Can you clean up and cleaned out apparently too? You're back to square one. That's a hell of a way to lose weight, but I did. Oh my God, how far we have fallen with this level of this conversation. Anyway, guys, hey, well, thank you guys back. Hey, before we get started, just a quick bit of housekeeping. Remember, apple and Spotify have this new feature. It's called 5 stars, while apple's always had a Spotify's got it now. Just go hit the 5 stars, let us know what you think about it. Your ratings really help. I mean, it helps us obviously get exposed to more people, but we're insecure. 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And so we've got some really good stuff coming up. Had it not been for Chris Weiss stole on Saturday telling Dave Mitchell hey, I'm good. We can record Sunday and then Sunday telling us, oh, I forgot. My daughter's got a golf tournament. We would have had the real DEA narcos on the real DEA narcos Cali edition in the can and getting ready to put out, but we just got to finish recording the last two episodes. This will be 16 parts. It is worth every penny of it. You're not kidding. You've got to listen to this because if you thought Javier and I are telling our story that I think what we did 12 hours on that one, yes, this is just eye opening. It's unbelievable what's going on. Hey, and you know what? I just found out that I'm not going to tell you how I found out, but I just found out there's going to be a fourth season of narcos Mexico on Netflix. I know that you found out. Somebody you worked on narcos with. Yeah. Yeah, you're right. Trained investigator. Please. Yeah, but I'm not sure that that's the Google yet see if I spoke acknowledged but I thought they were completely done. I thought 6 seasons was it and here they are having 7 seasons. So if you didn't know that, now you do. This is where you get all the scoop. This is where you get the good stuff. And that's why you got to be on Patreon dot com slash game of crimes. Hey, also, just head on over to PayPal dot com, use our email game of crimes podcast at Gmail dot com, which you can also email us at. Your ideas complaints comments, great speeches, loans, whatever it is that it might be. PayPal me slash game occurrence, whatever it takes to make it easier for you to support the show. But a quick disclaimer, we talk about crime and we talk about bad people doing bad things and bad people doing bad things to good people. We do take the story seriously, but as you can already tell, we don't like ourselves at all. No, we don't. And one way we don't take ourselves seriously is we have to talk about something very important, Steve. Do you know what time it is? I think it might be time for. And this week, we've got a couple stories from our game of crimes, fan group, the group is run by our favorite mafia queen in residence, sandy salvato, and we've got a couple that came in. So yay, so hey, Mariah Lawson sends us this next story. And Steve, now I got to ask it. Have you during your times with DA even as a real cop when you were back in krusty krab West Virginia? Do you ever have to search anything that was abandoned like a house, a car, you know, a business? Oh, yeah. All the time. Have you ever found an abandoned car? Not a short question. No, you found cars that were abandoned, you know, people dump them, you know, they leave them, you know, drug runners, like that, right? Yeah. I bet I bet you hear something you've never found on the road and abandoned house. An abandoned house on the road. Police and Iberia parish Louisiana recently arrested two men in connection with an illegal heavy haul that resulted in a shitload of property damage and power outage. At three 30 a.m. on May 22nd, this is just recent. I mean, we are just talking about days ago. The Iberia parish sheriff's office responded to berard road in laurelville, laurelville, population 778. For a report of an illegal transport of a house when they arrived on scene, they found an abandoned truck. Trailer and a house blocking the entire 400 block of berard road. This plan an ongoing situation on the owner of the house, Troy domingue. Was instructed at warned by the sheriff's officials that proper permits needed to be had, he did not have those, and they tried to move down co two homes road. They mowed down mailboxes, road signs, trees, were damaged in the process, as well as power lines and poles causing 695 power customers to be without power for several hours. They located and arrested and if you saw the mug photos, they do not look like the sharpest tools in the shed. Domingue and Nico, and that's like, how do you spell snow and Louisiana UX? This is co host. 32 on charges of violation of fair shortage, obstruction of highway commerce and criminal damaged property, both men were booked into jail on bonds, Steve, of a $125,000 each. You know what, that's not high enough for what they did because if 695 people lost their power, there's only 770 people in the community. Oh, there's a bunch of pissed off people there. But if I was them, I might look at an alibi of a hurricane. Hurricane combat picked everything up and put it there. Magically put it on wheels, rolling down the road, tied to a truck that happened to be these guys. So oh my gosh. That is one magic hurricane, my friend. All right. I actually thought nobody's gonna notice a big ass house driving down the street, huh? What is it, Martha, don't know, can't see it for the house that's in front of me. Might be Dorothy in there. There goes Elmo timbo. He's going down the road there, and that house. He's looking for boudreau. That's all. Food drone did the drug. Anyway, next one comes to us via of Luis Chavez again from our game of crimes fan group. This is a popular place to get stories. It is. Steven, keeping in line and keeping in line with weird shit that you find out on the road. This is Jacksonville, Florida, but it's a Florida man story, and I'm telling you. So two men were caught with something strapped to the roof of their car. And it was a power pole and aluminum power pole. They were trying to steal a lightbulb. And this is a few years ago, but after hurricane Irma, the Jacksonville men were arrested after someone reported them seeing them load a light pole on top of an SUV on the wonderwood connector on Wednesday two days after hurricane Irma comes major damage.
"dea" Discussed on Game of Crimes
"Keith bishop talks about his decision to leave the Denver Broncos as the highest paid offensive lineman for the last two years and join the DEA. Were you at that point to where it was that bad or were you afraid of that? I was emotionally hurt. Okay. I mean, I've had a lot of surgery. I think that had 14 surgeries by then. But some of those are scopes and just change the oil in the knees and stuff like that. But I had some major surgeries too, like I'd ruptured a peroneus tendon in a foot and I'd have both knees reconstructed and I'd have my hand rebuilt and. The crux of separating us from others is the thumb and all that kind of stuff, but no, I had another three or four years in me. Giving my perception of giving so much and then getting too old and my last year and what do you mean by that you're getting tooled? I mean, too old or too old. Tooled. Screwed. Welcome to game of crimes. Since you're listening to this show, I think it's safe to say you love listening to podcasts, right? Well, you'll find a ton of binge worthy podcasts on Amazon music. Amazon music has millions of free podcast episodes to listen to. Plus, music stations and playlists. If you want your music on demand and ad free, you have to try Amazon music unlimited, where you can listen to any song, anywhere, offline with unlimited skips. For a limited time, new customers can try Amazon music unlimited free for 30 days. Just go to Amazon.com slash try today. That's Amazon.com slash try today to try Amazon music unlimited free for 30 days. Amazon.com slash try today. Renews automatically.
"dea" Discussed on Game of Crimes
"And I will give it was Jeff brunner was my group soup and I will say that Jeff was pretty astute in that Jeff really stayed on top of the finances on this whole thing. And really he was the one in charge of the finances. And so we had QuickBooks. And so everything was documented QuickBooks. Well, I was told later that I had to that there was going to be an accountant was going to be brought in. And that I had to transfer everything that was in QuickBooks because he was used to having everything in a ledger. So I had to start from day frigging one. And transcribe. Everything. And you know, you know, the asac. Steve. And so yeah, I had to do that. I had had foot surgery. And so I was doing midnights on a T three. So that's what I did for a whole month. Oh my God. And then, and then I teach free for those folks out there. It's a title three. Yeah, yeah, we were doing wire to have. So I got night diff and differential on holiday pay. If you got to do something, try to take advantage of the best of it. So anyway, so yeah, and then, you know, did anybody come and tell me that we passed the audit with flying colors? No. Typical never went anywhere, you know? So yeah. So speaking of eliminating waste fraud and abuse, if we could just come eliminate trivial shit like that, the government could actually be in the red. I mean, the black. You know, and then yeah, and then when I got transferred, it was like, I get hauled before that. And ask what because they were asking me specifically about the money. And I said, and I looked at them finally, these quests I said, have you talked to the GS about this? And it was put to me like, well, what have you been doing for the last F four F and years? And again, here's me. I said, you should know, even signing my outstanding evaluations. That was my response. And as a result of this, what was your next transfer? Well, that's what I think finally got me transferred back into a regular enforcement group when I said that. Probably, you know, I got transferred to the next day. I was responsible, I think, for more department and patrol policy than any one individual. Speaking about that, just, I don't know, Steve, how many pages were the rules of conduct when you came on DEA? Two? Yeah, it was pretty short..
"dea" Discussed on Game of Crimes
"I mean, I'm not trying to give them too many props, but that was actually, he was doing good work at least from what he was doing to stay in the background and unknown for that long, wasn't he? Yeah, I mean, it's well, I mean, that kind of that's kind of the whole unique thing about him. He was in that business that long, and, you know, around to talk about it now. And he was very cautious. You know, he changed his identity all the time, changed his phones all the time. He, you know, he worked at it to stay anonymous. And, you know, he wasn't one of these that had to deal with the main guy. He was happy dealing with whatever level he was at. He was making money. And he didn't want to put himself in those positions, it would be compromised. So yeah, it was a big shock for him to show up in the middle of that because nobody has. And we're talking Greece. We're talking Britain. I think the Spanish were even involved with that. I mean, there were all sorts of people involved in that. Nobody knew who he was. So tell us about, I know, Lewis talked about it a little bit, but tell us about getting the fingerprints, did that happen while you were there? Did that happen before? That happened while I was there. I was not there for that particular, you know, I wasn't, again, I'm in a background this whole time. But it was at a meeting there, actually down in by Rio Norco, where the dope was stashed down there. It was at a hotel down there where they got him. There was another set of folks down there working that end of it. Well, I was up in Caracas. So in going to just a little bit more detail, why were you, I mean, you told about I was brought into it to help, but you weren't really just sitting in the background, right? I mean, just like a long for the item. And there were some other things that you were doing that DEA could uniquely do, right? That customs couldn't do or other people couldn't do. Just kind of give us a little bit more detail about what it is you were doing while you were down there. You know, it's really a lot of liaison communication work back and forth with the case agents and others involved. And keeping people updated and then I'm getting information that helps us do and what we're doing and that sort of thing and I was the conduit for information coming to and from DEA. Was the customs agents assigned to Columbia or he came out of Miami or where did he go? No, he came out of Houston because that's where the equipment came from. And I guess he was familiar with that equipment. Now, now that you look back on it before we get to the event, you know, the arrest and the seizure and stuff. But looking backwards, did your past did you cross paths with Louis somewhere prior to that without knowing it, only to discover it later from the investigation or one of your investigations did some of the dope you sees did that belong to Lewis?.
"dea" Discussed on Game of Crimes
"Look just like Paul Drake. Holy cow. Steve, because I'm a trained investigator. I'm trying to remember important details. I am the cliff clavin of useless trivia, dude. You should know that by now. Well, both of you just dated yourselves. That was the one I love. You know, I always watch the rerun Steve. Nice try. Steve's the only guy on this podcast that was there when Jurassic Park was actually made. Anyway, back to our regularly scheduled podcast. So what was the outcome of that? Was the captain able to jam it back up their ass or what was the deal? No, no, you know, I don't think they never did get rid of him. He retired, you know, they're trying to get right, I guess, take his pension or whatever. But yeah, no, no, no. I'm sorry, that's just whoever was responsible for doing that. That's chicken chip. Somebody who served that city. And then what they did, and you just, I thought, by the time, but now what did you do though with your dude who stuffs the money down the vents? Did they end up charging him? You know, I honestly, I don't remember, I don't remember, but he did do some jail time. I know he did some jail time. Because I had bought dope off of him. I bought a couple ounces off of him, I think. So he stuffed the money in the vents of his own car, right? Yeah, yeah. Retrieved it later. Yeah. It actually he was, yeah, he was tied. I got to tell you, I'd never heard of that before, sorry. That's the new one. No, and that's how, you know, I got the cowboy, because obviously we weren't going to be using him anymore and I said, okay, you got to set me up directly with cowboy. Because he was getting it from cowboy. That was all part of the same thing. So now, how tough was it? Did you have to go through the regular application process like coming in from the outside or because you were already on customs that having that federal service that GS, you know, that government service designation give you any breaks, make it faster? No, I had to go through that painful experience of filling out the SF 86. It's a form. It's an application, standard form 86 for access to classified information. And they want to know where you've lived and all your relatives. Well, we were talking about this one time. How many pages do I can tell you my SF 86? Because I lived overseas to is 36 pages long. If you had overseas that complicates it. Well, I was young. I said, look, I was at first grade. It doesn't matter. We got recruited by the Iranian intelligence back in the Iran. No, no, no. Well, the days of the Shaw, remember, that's what pat said about Scotland. He's the son of a bitch, but he's our son of a bitch. So he was the savant the secret police. Hey, actually one of the people my dad was military, but the oil wasn't a big thing back then. And so the standard of living for just even enlisted pay, he was an E 8. We lived in a two story house, stone fence, pull out front. We had a maid, a gardener, a driver. And one of them disappeared one day with a secret police of the Shah called the savant. And so again, there's son of a bitch, but he was our son of a bitch, you know, back in the 60s. But anyway, but you had to fill out yes, that painful thing and go back. Everybody you knew. Who was your third grade teacher? No. Yeah, yeah. So you had to do all of that stuff. So by the time you got done with that, when did you start with, so by the time you start DA, you've got what, 12 years of law enforcement, right? Correct. Yeah. I started with DEA and what February of actually 91. So you asked, you went through the FBI academy? Yes. What's up there in Quantico? Yeah. How many classes did you guys have going through at the same time? I think we got there, there was one ahead of me and then one came in after me. So I think we had three classes at the time. There have been a freeze for a while and then they started hiring a bunch of people. Yeah, and would you come on, Murph? 87. And we had 5 classes in there at the same time. But it was the same reason that Eric had the long hiring freeze and now everybody's trying to catch up. Yeah. Because that's 87s when I went with customs. You know, Murph didn't have that problem. He just, they didn't like him. They tried to get them to just not hire him by ignoring him for two years. Wow. Little did they know. They were returning to persistence. I'm persistent. Well, can you imagine the guys on the panel who hire you? The new agent hiring. Buddy, hey, give him a credit. He's persistent. Yeah. And there's a guy called Pablo, we're going to need to have him and JP go after. So we want somebody who's going to hang in there. Well, I got hired because I was a token hillbilly. And I'm fine with that. There's not a lot of this West Virginia. All of those jokes. Get back to Eric here. So you finally get on DEA, so what do you choose? What are your choices for what your first post is going to be and what do you actually end up getting? I picked, again, wanting to go where the action is. I put Miami Atlanta. Let me ask, let me guess. Anything have to do with Miami Vice. Did you think you're going to be wearing a white Armani suit on driving a net really wasn't my right? But listen, that's where the action is. There was. So what you're going to have Chris feistel here? Oh yeah, yeah. Chris was in Chris was in Bogotá when I was in baron Kia, with DEA. I knew Chris and Dan and Columbia. And then what? Third one was New Orleans. I wanted to go to a big city, you know? Because again. The actions he places. Where'd you get? Atlanta. I don't know anybody got their first pick. It was Atlanta, one of your choices, or was it? Yeah, that was number two. I had family down there, two brothers down there, so. So which peach tree did you live off of? There's only 34 to jump. Actually, I lived off of pastry boulevard. Yeah. Yeah. If you ever want to confuse GPS just type in like 3042 peach tree and it'll come out. Everything's peachtree. Whose group were you in down there? When I first got there, I was in, it was group two, but I can't remember his name, Paul Marconi took the group over. When this guy left to become a polygraph examiner, but he was, you know, I wasn't crazy about him as a GS. I can't remember his name. Oh, well, you know what, Morgan, we forgot to ask him, did you have to write any memos in the academy? Oh, yeah, forgot, yeah. How many memos got the nod of, you know, yes. Okay, now the question is, not if you did, it's how many. No, no. Unlike some other folks on this podcast, I don't think I wrote any, and that's because I refused to write memos back. Well, remember, you know, during the last week there, the tradition of the inflatable sheep, Phoebe, did they have that when you went through? No. Did you go, did you go through glencoe? No, I went through the FBI cab. Well, when I was there, they were, I don't think they'd do it anymore. But they had this in anatomically correct blow up sheep, okay? Wait a minute, how do you know it was anatomically correct there, Eric. I saw the darn thing. It.
"dea" Discussed on Game of Crimes
"Application until hiring? With the police department, probably about 6 months or less. And actually, in those days, we were public safety. We did both police and fire. So I was trying to be a farm in, please. No, no, no, no, no, no, no. You know, in a course, you know, every so often, and they were even made driver out of the academy. And, you know, on a regular fire department and make driver, you know, takes years. To get that. But that's how shorthanded they were and stuff. Now, and I used to hate when I got station duty. I hated it. Oh, yeah. But when you started working, how big of a town was how big what was your, because it's now called Raleigh Durham, right? Or mecklenburg or no, no, no, no, it's still, they're still separate municipalities, but our police department was about 300 officers at the time, so I don't know, we were several 100,000 people. Durham in Durham, it's a triangle. There's Chapel Hill Durham and Raleigh all there together. Yeah, a lot of tech companies are out there. I visited that area there. So how long so what's one of the what's one of the funnest things are funniest things that ever happened to you on the police department? Wow, that's the first time anybody asked me about a funny thing that happened to you. That you're willing to talk about on the radio. You're hiding something. I'm trying to think of well, funny call. Well, you know, we were always playing jokes on each other. And we were, I was inviting narcotics there. And so, you know, go and pick up the prostitute at the bus station who happens to be a guy and so, you know, you give the bus signal and of course they always wait to come in. So at the time at the time it wasn't very funny, but in hindsight, it was funny with Schumer's. I said hindsight. It didn't go that far. It didn't get quite that far. We have true confessions. Game of crimes has become true confessions. But on the flip side, what was one of the worst things you had to get involved in or one of the hairiest things you're involved in? I was involved in a shooting drug deal and it was actually the largest dose of three kilo Coke deal. This is what 19, I don't know, early 80s, mid 80s, and it was the largest Coke bust we had at the time. And my partner got shot and we had one of the bad guys was killed as well. Well, my partner wouldn't kill, but we got one bag I was killed. So that was probably the worst obviously thing that happened. So give us just a little detail on it. How was it a buy bust? Was it were they trying to do a rip? No, it was a buy bust in a hotel room. And joining rooms, like we've done how many times before. And came through the door and the one guy who was hells angels associate decided he was going to pull a gun. And, you know, that's what it's been. Bad decision on his part. Yeah, yeah. How serious was your partner hurt? He took a round in the leg, so he was, but I think more psychologically it damaged him because she got out of law enforcement for a number of years. And then came back and is still he's a lieutenant and another city up in North Carolina right now. So he's probably the oldest guy on the job. By now, at least he came back. Yeah, yeah. Yeah. You know, I think you remind me when Kevin Stevens got shot in 1989. No, no, no, no. No. And he recuperate took him a year to come back, but the guy that was with us in part of the inside arrest team and won't say his name. That he was a banker before DEA. Big guy, I mean, just massive and strong as a horse. But that was all it took for him. He resigned and went back to the banking business. As a matter of fact. Well, you know, it's interesting because some people react that way. I know when I was in the academy, the DEA academy within the first day or two were there. They show videos of testimonies of agents who had been involved in shootings and stuff. And this guy was a cop from Detroit or someplace. And he said, this is not what I signed up for. And he quit. Within the first week of the academy. That strange because Detroit, we had Jeff moron here, you know, when he was working up in Detroit work and dope up there and it was the case that they made the mule out of the Clint Eastwood movie, Leo sharp. The solo a cartel and Detroit was, I mean, if you've been in Detroit and on the job if there was and Steve too, Joe piersante, he was a Detroit cop, wasn't he? He's where he started, yep. Yeah, so anybody in Detroit kind of knows it's a violent thing. So I'm a little shocked that you come to die going. I didn't sign up for this. I don't know, maybe he was maybe that's why he left the police department thing. He wouldn't be exposed to that sort of violence. Well, he just had an interview with bob mazer who started off on the IRS. IRS is a relatively safe height in the office and do books until you get bored doing that. Yeah. So where did your fascination then how did you, what was your path then from that to go into DEA? Because it sounds like you obviously were on patrol at some point your advice in narcotics was there anything about the vice narcotics stuff that stuck for you that you said, yeah, man, this is what I want to do full-time. Is that what got you going with DEA? Yeah, and actually, it was kind of as a result of that incident, the shootout to days in where the district attorney, I had worked the case, I knew where the dope had come out of the Florida keys. And the district attorney's position at that time when I tried to pursue it was that's Florida's problem. And so I ended up having I just turn it completely over to DEA at the time. And just the idea of being able to follow through with your case is really starting me thinking about going federal. Where you didn't have the local jurisdictions to worry about. So how long were you on Durham PD? 8 years, I spent about three in patrol and then the remaining 5 and dope. And did you go then from Durham to DEA? Or did you have another job? No, actually, customs was the I applied to several different federal agencies and customs was the first one to offer me a job. So I spent about a year down on the border in Laredo, Texas. And then.
How the Cartels Are Targeting People in the U.S.
"From W M R it's a radio clip and there's some Congress people at the end I'll probably cut them off because I'm not too interested in them But I want you to hear how the cartels are targeting people in the United States with fentanyl with fentanyl lace pills with fake pills Check this out It was really the influx of the pills laced with methamphetamine targeting children To look exactly like an Adderall that I thought was just an insidious move on behalf of these drug cartels to target young Americans The DEA testified at a rare Senate field hearing in New Hampshire that elicit fentanyl is devastating the state and now the agency is seeing methamphetamine at an alarming rate coming from Mexico and China The ruthlessness of these cartels combined with the callous greed is destroying families and communities resulting in an increase of violence and crime here in the granite state and throughout our entire country Consensus Monday from elected and law enforcement officials was that the old model of incarceration and confiscation is not the way out of this modern drug war A critical component now is reducing demand and congresswoman Annie Custer says that starts with treatment access The Medicaid inmate exclusion is a draconian policy that hurts those with substance use disorder mental illness and trauma whose cycle in and out of our justice system The race for funding to keep up with the agility of drug cartels not bound by rules or budget is an ongoing struggle The issue a priority for senator Hassan We just have to keep at this with everything we've got And you all are on the front lines so are the men and women who you lead and we are very very grateful to all of you All right I'm not grateful to you lady Listen you can do more to stop it And people vote her out But now I want to talk about the bigger the crux of the issue here Drugs aren't the only
"dea" Discussed on Game of Crimes
"You know, their roles, but you know, we were a different agency. The DEA stood up for us very well. Right. And for the ones wondering what RSO is, that's regional security officer. So they kind of they're in charge of the RSO you come in there, they're in charge of setting your weekend safety brace here as your rules, you're going to follow what kind of did you guys get shoot out by the RSOs sometimes because you guys went out and did stuff that you weren't supposed to or did you just not because Murph and you know JP didn't care, you guys just kind of brushed it off. I mean, any run ins with the RSO and the security folks, but not us personally, they would usually go to Jerry Ron hart or Joe toft and I think they patronized him more than anything like whatever, yeah, sure you're right. We're wrong, but it didn't change anything. It didn't trickle down to us. Except they would tell us to be a little more discreet about it. So are you saying that more basically DEA compared to the other ones you guys were more of a cowboy there for you guys more of a cowboy organization? No, we just like I said before we view those as suggestions and we use common sense. And we did what the hell we wanted to do. You know, one of the rules was you weren't supposed to have more than three Americans in a restaurant. And on Friday night, if we were in town, we'd all go to mister ribs. We might have 25, 30 people in there. And eventually, we even had some of the RSOs guys joining us in there. So it was suggestions. And I would and I would say most of you in that place were probably armed, right? Oh yeah, you know, but the big concern was that a terrorist or Sicario or whoever might come by and just throw some grenades in the door and then keep going. And kill whoever's in there. So it was for the right reasons. We do know one of the episodes there was a shooting one time, right? With JP was at mister ribs, was that that one where there were some shots fired and he had to drag a couple CIA guys to safety? No, that was up in Medellín. That was up in Medellín where that was the friendly fire incident..
"dea" Discussed on Game of Crimes
"Yeah, they were happy for us and for her. For because they know that she was going to get a life and just she had no idea what her future would be. Have a rough for life, of course, then the boys, you know? Oh, yeah. They're very dominated. Or were at that time. But the other thing too is when it's December 3rd or December 2nd, 1993, now Friday is December 3rd is when they all return back from Medellín, Pablo's dead, JP's back. Did you do anything to surprise them, returning from Bogotá? Oh, yeah, well, on their return to books. The entail tech is that her position. She and I planned a surprise celebration in the DEA court over there at the embassy. Because no one was as excited as the DEA crew were. We just had a big party. We had posters and banners and streamers all over the place when he got back. And how long this kind of going back to college? How long were you in a parking type? How did the hell did you know how to throw a party? Must have learned it from those drunks at the marines or the DEA. Well, I knew how to throw parties just not drunk parties. But this party went on for quite a while. Yeah, it did. It went on in the wee hours of the morning. The best I remember. That was fun. And I know you being a responsible parent, not that Steve was, but that you were, somebody had to take care of Monica. So who took care of Monaco while you guys were out partying and you know karaoke the night away? Well, the same lady that I spoke of. That was keeping her during the day. She was keeping her that day. And she was excited as excited about the news as we were, and she just slept over and kept her that night, not knowing what time we'd be in..
"dea" Discussed on Game of Crimes
"I would go out walking a lot. But he was gone. And I mean, there was one time that they had guards on our building because there were because he was working on the Escobar thing. And they didn't know me. So I would just walk past them and go for my walk and come back. They had no clue. I was the one they were guarding. It got love it. You got to make you feel good. Hey, I remember me. I'm the principal here. But a lot of the rules change after Pablo, your weekend safety briefs, did it become more restrictive or was it in a sense kind of life, you know, life is usual. During that time? None of the other embassy people were the least bit concerned. They didn't know what they're working on, or did they care? And actually, he has supervisor at the time. I won't drop any names, but he supervisor at the time would even ask me. Oh, where's Murph today? And I'm like, he's a Medellín. You're the DEA, aren't you supposed to know? Hello. His name is jackass. And well, anyway, I thought what makes me feel really good. Most of the time if he was out of town Javier was in town. So they would do this tag team thing at Medellín. And so I could go into the embassy. And then at this point, I was working for DEA and their file room. I was a file clerk for them. So I would go in to work. I could go on the embassy van if I called in advance so that they would come by and pick me up. But lots of times I would just take a cab in, which I wasn't supposed to do either. And so I'm detecting that under Steve, I'm saying where you got this rule breaking thing from is that she didn't follow the rules, you didn't follow the rules, they peed it. Does anybody follow the rules anymore? Suggestions. That's all they were suggestions. Yeah. Well, you know, you're also responsible for your own safety. I mean, yeah, I could do something stupid, get in the cab with the wrong guy, but obviously that didn't happen. But anyway, yeah, he was gone a lot bit. And then getting back to Javier being in town, they would.
"dea" Discussed on Game of Crimes
"So the fact that your wife is a witness to this, your honor, case closed, but Noah. But Connie, you know, but obviously there comes a time too to where life in Colombia I've been down there not in early as long as you guys have, but there's some just beautiful areas, you know, Montserrat, the restaurant bought my daughter, one of the ruana at one of the markets. You know, just so much culture there. But at some point though, you got to have a little fun. So what did you guys do for fun? I mean, in addition to socialize with the other people, did you go to events? Did you get a chance to actually go out into the community and get involved in some things? We weren't allowed to do that. That was just their security protocol. And that was all the embassy people were supposedly controlled or we had guidelines that the RSO office there that handled the embassy security. They would put out guidelines as to what's happening around the city. And accordingly, these were our restrictions for the weekend. So and my first job there was with the office, that lady moved on. I took that job. And the job shared with another DEA spouse and so we were, you know, we were handed those at least, I think they put those out on Thursday or Friday, so everyone who's new. What the American should or should not do that weekend. But then you've got this group of DEA who don't go by rules. So they pretty much went on their merry way. Some weekends they were maybe be a little more cautious, but it still didn't stop that crew from doing what they wanted to do, which was Friday night, go to was it mister ribs for TGIS? Oh, yeah. Oh yeah. You know, drink can have appetizers for several hours. And on Saturdays, many times we would have outings as a huge group..
"dea" Discussed on Game of Crimes
"Lord knows what, right? So did you worry about his safety as much in Colombia, did you worry about it just the same or did it not affect you compared to like being in Miami? It compared to being in Miami. The only difference was you didn't see the danger in Colombia. And you knew it was, it was closer to you. I mean, we knew we were cautioned to be aware of what's around us. And we never thought that in Miami. 'cause I want to put a placeholder here. We'll talk about later because it deals with puff because I know a narcos they portray something happening to puff, which really doesn't. But for your own personal safety, was there a time that you were concerned that your personal safety was at risk? Was there an incident or anything that might have happened that you said, man, this is close call? Well, only the one time we were on our way home. And like I said, back up, do you have DEA did have benefits the other agencies didn't have? So there was some jealousy on that end. From the other agencies, one of those was he had a take home car, which was a bulletproof vehicle. You know, had the shatterproof panels, which were like an inch thick a half inch thick or something on the insides of the windows and the across the windshield. And. The other agencies didn't didn't get that. They had to ride an embassy van to and from work. But anyway, we were on the way home one day and we got blocked in by some, well, they were dressed as cops on motorcycles. We didn't know if there were cops or not because it was very common for them not to be. And I thought, wow, well, what we're gonna do, and we radioed the embassy, the marines like we were supposed to, but we knew it would take a while. It was during rush hour. Rush hour there is nothing like you've seen here in the United States. People think this is bad. They have no clue. I mean, they're you just make every how many lanes the cars will fit. Like, there's no. It's not three lanes. It's how many widths of a car you can get there. And we were they blocked us in, I think, at that point, we were almost on a side street, making our way to our apartment building. And he radioed for them to come. Another DEA wife hurt us and. One of the supervisors, the EA supervisors that lives there that has the mod is that Uzi or something, machine gun he had with him. That's what the supervisors carried and their cars..
"dea" Discussed on Game of Crimes
"Kind of sounds like some two people I know right now, right? Right. We were like, oh gosh, we just have to find a place to live, you know? You just kind of got to fix her upper this time too, so. Yeah, we didn't plan on it, but it comes full circle, but what's it like, you gotta feel like you're kind of like the Beverly hillbillies. You're coming out of West Virginia, you know, out of the mountains there, and now you're down in Miami. I mean, it's a whole new cosmopolitan. It's a different kind of vibe. How did you adjust? I don't know, we just did it together. We just, you know, we go out exploring on our days off and we love being over on the beach and we would go over there at night, meet to some other friends that we made friends there. They were other DEA couples as well. And our free time after work, which he didn't have a lot of deer in the week, but I did. We were always working on the house, getting it ready. To sail again and I don't know, we just made it work. I met Friends again through work, I worked in a cardiac cath lab there, which was actually one of the best jobs I've ever had. And that's where I started seeing the effects of cocaine on the cardiovascular system in the heart. Well, because it was just, I mean, it was just flooding the whole area down there at that time. Right. And you know, if we've got young people in that it had a heart attack or was having chest pain, it was a chance it was something to do with cocaine. Exactly. Exactly. When did you was that happening when you moved down there or did you see it start to spike after you started working there? I mean, was that already happening when you were in the cardiac level? Well, I think it was happening when I got my job there. I think it was happening already. What's it like? You know, you come from an area to where this kind of stuff doesn't happen, you know? And now you're seeing this on a it's just you're seeing kids who shouldn't be having heart attacks, having heart attacks. Right, right, exactly. Well, you know, in nursing, I was just it was just interesting. It was exciting. I mean, if we had the cath lab, it's just a fast moving lab. And most of our patients would come in. We do a cath. I leave they were fine. But some did crash. And as the ones I had to go into the open heart center and I mean, can you explain that real quick? Because I think you're talking about cat like cardiac catheter. Yes. Yes. Can you explain what that is real quick? Yeah, it's where they insert the cardiac catheter into the femoral brachial artery either in your groin or in your arm. And go, they feed the catheter and to your heart. Through your aorta and take pictures inject a dye and take pictures of your coronary arteries..
"dea" Discussed on Game of Crimes
"I remember there was colonel Castro, who was there. He was the second guy in charge of the search block. So he said, let's go check it out earlier. And it was kind of a we didn't have much going on right now. So I remember getting the chopper. We landed we landed the Rio Negro airport. So we go in to the airport and by this time police and it was in a Bianca flight. They were still not inside the airplane, but they were the police who were waiting for colonel Castro and myself to show up. They had stopped the boarding process and so when we get there, I see it's public wife. His son and his little daughter and so we start we start checking the passports and I'm and remember I'm not supposed to be involved because you know I'm not supposed to be there, right? So of course. So they're bringing me the passports and I'm like, man, what do I do? So I said, well, let me call the embassy. I remember I could not get a hold of mister tosses that somebody just direct me to the ambassador's office. And you know what? They put the ambassador on the phone, which was lucky for me. And that nowadays, I would never happen to just an agent calling up an ambassador. And I think we said it before like Steve said this ambassador was a hands on type of ambassador. So anyway, so I'm lucky and this is all happening because the cops are not letting them get on the airplane. And they're all looking at me. What do we do? We need a decision. Do we let them go or not? So anyway, I said, I'm mister ambassador. This is what we have. We have his wife. His son and his little girl. I mean, as far as I can tell, the visas look legit, I have them. And I think this is the first time in history State Department because I have no authorization when they tell an agent or DEA agents as all right, get the passports where the Visa is and it was a whole page with a Visa..
"dea" Discussed on Game of Crimes
"Talking about the real DEA narcos. Now like I told you after teasing episode 9, this is when stuff gets real. This is when Javier does some stuff probably never done before and diplomatic history. He actually confronts the Escobar family without Pablo at the airport as a try and leave the country. Also, they still got the frequency for Pablo's son and for the radio fund they're using, so that thing heats up and also the U.S. ambassador calls Joe toft Javier and Steve's boss into the office and say he's got an informant in Miami and they send Javier on a wild goose chase to Miami right as they're closing in on Pablo. So in this episode, we get to that. We get to finding Pablo. We see what actually happened when the Columbian national police working with the DEA find kill and put an end to the reign of Pablo Escobar. So guess what folks spoiler, Pablo dies, Pablo's been dead for a long time now, but this is the real story behind that. So everybody stay tuned. We're going to get into that. But if you're listening to this, it means you're a player in the biggest baddest, most dangerous game of all, the game of crimes, we want to thank you, Murph and I just want to give you our undying gratitude our thanks for being a part of this family. This is the good stuff. This is the fun stuff. It's not for everybody. We get this, but for the folks who get it, the folks who understand what it is we're trying to do by telling these stories, you'll understand why this is so great and why this is just some awesome content that nobody else is putting out out there. So what do you say? Let's strap in, let's get ready. Let's get geared up because episode ten is coming to you. The real DEA narcos on the real DEA narcos. We are back episode ten Diaz..
Eric and Former DEA Agent Mark Ibrahim Discuss How Hardship Brings Us Closer to Jesus
"I have as my guest Mark Ibrahim, a DEA agent who is suspended from the agency for being outside the capitol during the riot. And who subsequently has been horribly persecuted and so we were just talking, Mark, you were just talking about how it's made your faith more real to you. And it's kind of a funny thing, isn't it? The worst thing that could happen to us could drive us closer to Jesus, which is the best thing that could happen to us. So there's a bit of a paradox here. How do we deal with suffering? And you've been through it. And I just want to say that it's our honor to have you here. And I know that a lot of people will be praying for you. But there are many others like you. Some are behind bars right now. And we're going through a tough time in this country. But as you were saying, it's driven you closer to Jesus, which is, I don't think the devil really wants to drive us closer to Jesus. So I feel like there are times when bad things. Really God does work all things together for good. Even the worst things like what you're going through works it together. So I'm actually very hopeful for the country that we're going through something in these trials right now that are leading a lot of people to a God that maybe they were holding him at arm's length. Right. I mean, when you suffer, you kind of have two options, right? There's like the atheistic approach or someone who believes in Jesus, right? When you suffer as an atheist, it has no meaning, it's awful. It's just the worst way to deal with it and you just you're just in it. And as a Christian, we believe that when we're suffering, that crisis suffering alongside us, that even though we may not understand it currently that it is for our good, maybe not our president good or our eternal good, and that we can actually offer it up to him and say, lord, I accept this burden and his pain, and I will feel it, and I offered up to you and you do what you want
Now-Former DEA Agent Mark Ibrahim Has a Long History of Serving and Loving His Country
"I've got the honor of speaking with Mark Ibrahim, former agent at the DEA who was suspended from the agency for the huge crime of being outside the capitol on January 6th. It's madness, but we have to talk about it. He's facing 15 years in prison for doing Jack, I believe, is the legal term for doing nothing. But we're living in crazy times and it's important for us to talk about it to get the facts out. Mark Ibrahim, I want to say that, first of all, as an American. I apologize that we're living in a country right now where we've allowed things to get to this place where people like you are being persecuted. It's a monstrous thing. I believe God is with us in this battle. And with you, and I want to say thank you again for being willing to come on. This program to talk about this because Americans need to know this is happening to folks like you to get the details. Now you said to me that you didn't really get in trouble until you appeared on Tucker Carlson to talk about this. When were you on Tucker Carlson? A couple of months ago. I went on when I was in fire, you know, I was just banded three times for my 11 participation in the January 6th riot is what I was told. And then I wasn't fired for that. I was fired for performance issues. And so Tucker Carlson got wind of this and he asked me to come on and I said, you know, it's preposterous that if you're gonna fire me for my alleged at least fire me for my alleged participation in the riot, right? But they just pretext in case they didn't find anything. They said, oh, performance issues. And that's it. So I went on just letting them know that, hey, it's not right. I love my country. I have a history of sort of my country. I was ROTC, you know, I wanted to be a chaplain and then I ended up becoming an intelligence officer. My mother wasn't a Pentagon on 9 11. My brother was an army Intel officer, and I followed him to federal law enforcement. He went FBI. I went DEA. I thought the DEA was a little more on the ground, boots on the ground, and you know, I kind of feel like the FBI are analysts with guns. But there's still some good people in the FBI and I have a long history of wanting to serve and love
Suspended DEA Agent Mark Ibrahim Faces up to 15 Years in Prison for Capitol Riot Involvement
"Very exciting guest right now. His name is Mark Ibrahim. Drug enforcement administration DEA agent. He was suspended from the agency for being outside the capitol building during the January 6th riot where many senators and Congress people were killed as you may have heard. Oh, I'm sorry. Nobody was killed. Oh, Ashley babbitt was killed. Gosh. That's a new take. I got to talk to Mark Ibrahim about many things. He comes to us by way of Patrick coffin and our friend rob McCoy and we just want him to tell his story. It's important stuff. Mark Ibrahim welcome. Thank you. Thank you for having me. I can't see Mark. Mark welcome. I want to say that I'm grateful to you for wanting to tell the story because there has been such madness and confusion surrounding whatever it is that supposedly happened on January 6th. And the idea that we're not supposed to talk about it or we're supposed to have a certain opinions about it. It's very troubling to me as an American. And I'll be the last person to shut up on this kind of an issue. So facts matter, truth matters. And we just want to hear your story. I'm not sure what you can say. There's some kind of a lawsuit going on. What can you, what can you tell us? Let's start there. I mean, there's an active case against me. I'm facing 15 years in jail. Facing multiple charges. I never went in the building. I never heard anybody. I even offered assistance, the FBI S.W.A.T. team that was outside the capitol building. I knew one of the members on the team personally. He had my personal cell phone as did my brother. My brother is an FBI special agent. He was with me the whole time. He's still an active special agent. He wasn't fired or he's not facing any jail time whatsoever. He was with me pretty much the whole
"dea" Discussed on Game of Crimes
"Talking about the real narcos with season. Three coming up the final episode of narcos on net flicks. We thought we might just release a little bit of a tidbit of what we're doing behind the scenes with the real. Da narcos talking about the real. Da narcos what seasons one and two were based on steve murphy. My co host. And how the opinion our special agent in residents so in this episode. We're going to talk about pablo has now escaped. And how does the manhunt begin. We thought we'd give you the inside scoop so that you can see what else is on the inside when you get done listening to this episode. Stay tuned okay. Everybody welcome back. Amigos amigos.
"dea" Discussed on Game of Crimes
"There's here's the explanation for it. Right so i mean it's i mean to your point though it's like that's a serious concern because now somebody might say. Hey you took a charge from her. You took a hit. You know you're just as bad as the people you're trying to arrest absolutely and obviously you about your cocaine usage. We're gonna move for you. Learn how to spell ba winter time. Da crossed your mind. When when did you decide you talked about this going on. When did you decide. I want to go this route. I was i was halfway was about months into this undercover unit. That i was working in and some of the guys in that unit had actually made it to the. Da before you're of a task force where there guys on your task force ready finger just opd. It was just casey. Oh and casey mo- at the time ed two different drug units they had Drug there was a little bit larger cases. And they're working with the dea and our unit was basically closing down just nuisance houses. The whole purpose was to close handwriting. Houses more street level enforcement taxable stuff. Yeah the street level. People call in tips. Like there's there's a house summer street Can you guys get it. Shut down you either. Get an informed in there or going there yourself to make a by to talk about the process of applying. So you're about four months in the house four months and then i start looking into the da because it that was something i thought about two and I found out the requirements..
Off-Duty DEA Agent Arrested on Capitol Riot Charges
"For photographs with a gun. Outside the U. S capitol during the January 6th riot. A video shows Mark Sami Ibrahim carrying a flag that bears the words Liberty or death. Conservative talk show host Larry Elder's filed a
Red State Reports About Chinese Defector With 'Direct Knowledge' of Chinese Special Weapons Programs
"This guy supposedly has a bunch of information about how U. S. Government officials may have been involved in this cover up. Sounds Moya interesante to me. I know my Spanish is terrible. I'm sorry. My wife is a native speaker of Spanish. I've learned from her, but my Spanish is awful. I'm still translating in my head, but I'm working through it. Let's get the chunk here. Number one. Who is this guy? Why is China so mad that we have done Beijing way? That's the name of the spy. Yeah, This is from Red State. Red State sources confirmed that the defector is in fact, Don Jingwei. That he was in charge of counterintelligence efforts in China. He flew to the United States in mid February, allegedly to visit his daughter at a university in California. When Don Jingwei landed in California, he contacted DEA officials, Our D ir Defense Intelligence agency. And told them about his plans to defect and the information he brought with him. Young men hidden in plain sight for about two weeks before disappearing into d ia custody. My guess you won't see Don Jingwei again. This is in fact, correct than a high level counterintelligence operative from China. The highest level or one of the highest levels of that infrastructure. There has in fact affected to the United States. My guess is he is in grave danger. The Chinese Communist Party plays for keeps. We don't like them. I'll never like them, but you better respect their abilities. Because they are
Robertino Diodoro Celebrates Seventh Place Finish at Kentucky Derby
"Tino dea. Doro is a few. Wins behind. Bob baffert at this point but he may catch him eventually because he's one heck of a horse trainer and he had a chance to experience the kentucky derby for the first time last saturday with. Keep me in mind who i told you earlier ran a really good race. Robert tinos with me now here on h. r. r. n. robert tino. Good morning my friend. Welcome they're not good morning. Thanks for having me. Yeah yeah thanks for being here Tell me about the kentucky derby. What was the experience like it. Was you know settling Never forget and Already itching to get back Hopefully one day soon Now it was a lot of fun. Was it everything you dreamed. It might be Definitely end more. It was It was quite the rush Just leading up to it. And then of course the walkover Was nice to see fans back and Definitely the buzz In the tunnel while the horses were walking out on post buried. I have talked to so many trainers in. So many owners over the years about that walkover and everybody kind of says the same thing they say. It's one of the most incredible walks in all the sports and all those types of things. But what what's it really like. Robert tino for somebody like myself has never done it. How do you describe it who've and it's tough it's like i said it's definitely a buzz and i think by Hair on my arms standing up to be honest. It was a rush. I mean it was Definitely a while.
Is a New DSLR Totally Out of the Question? (Pentax K-3 III)
"I must admit. I'm a bit fascinated by this camera. I'm talking about the pentax. K three mark three and first of all i'm fascinated because it's a dsl are. They have been working on this for a while now I believe the release has been delayed at least six months and here we are in twenty twenty one almost the middle of twenty twenty one with announcements from cannon about their high profile. Mirrorless nikon's hanging on sony is just Released another batch of a great cameras this year and pentax comes out with a dsl. Are really fascinating. So i'm looking at this thing and f i. I'm a bit skeptical and tech shooter right. I have a pentax. Kp which was. I think they're last cropped sensor camera a pse in a love that camera. i mean. I absolutely love that camera. Love the way it renders images the lenses. I have four terrific. I mean it's compact is just a great camera and i use it For my professional work quite a bit especially for my work Out in the field they do coverage for the jc for public relations. Things like that. It's just a terrific cameras pop up flash all that good stuff. So it's not like. I'm not familiar with pentax dea solarz or pentax film cameras or any of the came out lenses going all the way back to the nineteen eighties. I'm well aware of pentax and yet I'm looking at this camera the k. Three mark three and going. Wow that really takes guts really takes guts.
Late Rapper DMX Honored in Memorial
"And family pay their final respects to rapper DMX, a memorial service held Sunday for close family and friends of DEA. Max. It followed a closed funeral service Saturday for the rapper Real name Earl Simmons, who died earlier this month after spending about a week on life support. DMX is influence and impact resonated in the streets of New York. Throughout the weekend, DEA Max, who was 50 leaves behind a fiance and 15 Children. Matt Piper. CBS NEWS New YORK fashion designer Alber Alba's has died. He was a
2 passengers sue United Airlines over engine explosion
"Two passengers on that United plane that rained debris on Broomfield are now suing the airline. The passengers were on United flight 3 28, February 20th when one of the plane engines exploded shortly after takeoff from DEA. The passengers say they were traumatized in the 24 minutes between the explosion and the plane landing back India they're suing for at least $50,000 in damages for significant trauma and distress. Passengers live in Hawaii and aviation attorney in Chicago filed the
2 Passengers Sue United Airlines Over Engine Explosion
"On Broome filled are now suing the airline. The passengers were on United flight 3 28, February 20th when one of the plane engines exploded shortly after takeoff from DEA. The passengers say they were traumatized in the 24 minutes between the explosion and the plane landing back a DEA they're suing for at least $50,000 in damages for significant trauma and distress. Passengers live in Hawaii and aviation attorney in Chicago filed the lawsuits. Laura Hatch K away news radio, Let's get back to traffic
Pakistan Prime Minister Khan tests positive for coronavirus
"Prime minister has tested positive for the coronavirus. A senior health adviser says he saw self isolating at home. NPR's DEA, Hadid has more from Islamabad. Sighting of us from the Muslim holy book, the Koran. And when I'm ill, it is he who cures me, the prime minister's office announced. Imran Khan, who was 68 years old, tested positive for covert 19. It came just two days after the prime minister received his first dose of the covert 19 vaccine. Likely the Chinese sign of farm using the Hashtag vaccines work. Pakistan's Ministry of National Health Services. Quickly tweeted out that with only two days after the first dose, it was too soon for the vaccine to be effective. That would take about two weeks. Hours before the announcement, authorities had shut down restaurants across the Pakistani capital as the contagious UK variant of the virus continues to spread.
Pakistan Prime Minister Khan tests positive for coronavirus
"Pakistani prime minister has tested positive for Coben 19, NPR's DEA. Indeed reports from Islamabad sighting of us from the Muslim holy Book, the Koran. And when I'm ill, it is he who cures me, the prime minister's Office announced. Imran Khan, who was 68 years old, tested positive for covert 19. It came just two days after the prime minister received his first dose of the covert 19 vaccine likely the Chinese sign of farm using the HASHTAG vaccines work. Pakistan's Ministry of National Health Services quickly tweeted out that with only two days after the first dose, it was too soon for the vaccine to be effective. That would take about two weeks. Hours before the announcement, authorities had shut down restaurants across the Pakistani capital. Has a contagious UK variant of the virus continues to spread, Do you indeed NPR NEWS
1 dead, 11 injured in shootings in just over 12 hours in Atlanta
"In his many hours in Atlanta, one man's dead and what appears to be an argument over a car. Moreland and Memorial Drive an off duty state trooper, critically wounds a knife wielding man in a BP on boulevard near I 20 a PDS also dispatched to two different shootings in nightclubs. The mayor, DEA and acting police chief pledged to bring down violent crime in the city, former Georgian who allegedly
Seattle still reeling from year of violent protests
"Seattle In the last year, we watched us some peaceful demonstrations evolved into riots, Destruction and violence. Doubles Jonathan Show looking at where protests go from here. Day after day night after night weeks, turning into months of protests, and then we've seen various leaders come and go, including City Council member Shama so want directing hundreds of people into city Hall. This moment, rallying cries are constantly changing. Moment. It's black lives matter and calls for homeless reform. Then it's to fund the police and raise the minimum wage, public parks and city blocks occupied and overrun the homes of elected officials like the mayor and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. All targets. Various groups continue to peacefully march while a mob dressed in black now remains a constant threat. Representing a violent and volatile mix of activism nearly one year after George Floyd's death sparked social justice demonstrations and emboldened others to mobilize Seattle is exhausted and wounded. Many city leaders remain silent and on the sidelines from the business community to neighbors living in hot zones like Capitol Hill. We absolutely not taking it anymore. Victoria Beach says She's trying to create a united front in her neighborhood. But the chair of the Seattle Police Department's African American Community Advisory Council is struggling to find others. Willing to courageously stand by her side. We have the power to stop it. So why aren't we coming together? We need every public official in Seattle to draw a really clear bright line and condemn. Violent acts. John Schools, the CEO and president of the downtown Seattle Association, he says it's hard enough for business is recovering from covert 19 profit losses. But when violent protesters continue to target the downtown core, that is gonna hold back recovery. It's time to stop any. If not, you're gonna go to jail and we will prosecute you. During last month's press conference, in from Seattle police chief Adrian de has once again made a clear distinction between peaceful marches. The ones led by groups dressed in black. They've tied up. A lot of our resource is DEA says Officers will continue to monitor evolving demonstrations adapt and be prepared for all scenarios. So we do have sufficient amount of officers even personally, asked the attorney, Pete Holmes, to get tougher and more consistent. With protests related prosecutions. The police are doing what they can what they're told to do with the courts or are telling them to do, which means no more tear gas for crowd control. But law enforcement consultant Jim Feudal believes the city will remain in a vicious cycle. Until these people are prosecuted and held accountable. I don't see anything changing after all the social unrest and ongoing protests Address. Your success remains undefined in elusive. One thing is clear. It's difficult to predict the future of demonstrations in Seattle, but history has a tendency to repeat itself. Seattle, Jonathan Show. Comeau News update Now to breaking news. We first brought you last
Islanders 4, Bruins 2: New York remains only team to beat Boston in regulation
"The Bruins 10 Game point streak is over. Following a four to loss to the Islanders. Matt Bahr's L broke a 22 dead like 5.5 minutes into the third period, extending his point streak to eight games. JG Pageau padded the lead with the second goal of the night. A shorthanded tally with 5 28 left. My linemates tonight really played the Good game. He made a DEA easy for me. Jordan Neighborly also had a goal and an assist and set me on Varlamov stopped. 28 chats is the aisles approved to 303 in their last six Brad Marchand and Patrice Bears around scored for the Bruins, who entered a five game winning streak and fell to 91 and one in their last 11.