35 Burst results for "Swat"
A highlight from Week in Review - Episode 21
"Welcome to The Mike Gallagher Show Week in Review podcast. I'm Eric Hansen. Mike's on vacation, so we had a couple of great guest hosts working this week. We begin with Kevin McCullough of AM 970 The Answer in New York. He discussed some of the new revelations about former Hunter Biden business partner Devin Archer and what he had to say about Joe Biden's involvement in his son's business. We now know that in the Barack Obama, Joe Biden administration, not only did Devin Archer and Hunter Biden business partners regularly converse with then Vice President Joe Biden. He says they never discuss business. He said he never talked about any of his business with the with the with his son. But we now know from Devin Archer's direct testimony that that was not true. But it appears there may have been other administration officials that were involved in the whole shakedown of Ukraine, get them on the board of Burisma so that they could have eighty thousand dollar a month jobs, not knowing the language, not knowing anything about an energy company. Because it's been revealed in documents that have just been brought to light that then Secretary of State John Kerry, I'm John Kerry, I may catch up. Well, no, my wife's family does. I'm John Kerry and I'm reporting for duty or something like you remember that at the convention is really weird. Secretary of State John Kerry and the Obama administration evidently met with and discussed with Devin Archer several of the items related to the Ukraine scenario, getting the prosecutor fired so that they wouldn't be putting political pressure on Burisma, getting getting permissions taken care of from the State Department so that all the whole thing would go smoother. So it's not just crazy Uncle Joe. It's also crazy Uncle John. And these two have yet to answer for any of it. You cannot sell access to American political appointees or elect or elect elected officials. That's that's but where are the prosecutions? Where's the where's the three a .m. SWAT detail bringing John Kerry in in his pajamas? The Hunter Biden scandal grows more troubling every day. Meanwhile, we've been hearing a lot of chatter in the media about a covid resurgence, but is it a real threat or is there an ulterior motive? I want to go back to the phones. Let's start with Chris calling from Rockwall, Texas. Hello, Chris. Hey, how's it going? Thank you so much for taking my phone call. You got it. I was just sitting there listening to you and I wanted to see what your thoughts were. We've had all these different variants or so -called variants. I don't even pay attention to any of them, but almost nobody knows what they're they're called anymore. It's crazy. They keep coming out with new ones. And so what are your thoughts on the economic implications? Because we've had all these variants and then no news, no news. And now all of a sudden we're here and they're setting lockdowns, masks, businesses are seemingly joining this force. And I find it ironic that it has everything to do with going into a presidential year. Oh, Chris, I don't I don't know. Wherever did you get that idea here on August the 28th? Just as we're just as we're revving up after the first presidential debate and headed towards the full primary cycle. Where could you ever get such a crazy idea? Chris from Rockwall, Texas. Thanks for the call.
A highlight from "The SEC Is Floundering"
"Welcome back to The Breakdown with me, NLW. It's a daily podcast on macro, Bitcoin, and the big picture power shifts remaking our world. What's going on, guys, it is Monday, August 21st, and today we are talking Coinbase International, Sam's request to not be in jail, SEC, Ripple, and much, much more. Before we get into that, however, if you are enjoying The Breakdown, please go subscribe to it, give it a rating, give it a review, or if you want to dive deeper into the conversation, come join us on the Breakers Discord. You can find a link in the show notes or go to bit .ly slash breakdown pod. Hello friends. Well, we are officially in the dog days of summer. This is a period of the year that is always quiet. People are soaking in the last of their summer vacations. Traditional markets aren't very active. People are getting ready to go back to school or go back to jobs. And particularly this year, given that we are in the true depths of a bear market, or if you've listened to my episodes with James Check from Glassnode, that long in between a bear and a bull market where things just kind of stay flat and boring, the August doldrums are even more amplified. Now, I will say interestingly that the excitement around things being built on base and in particular friend .tech, I do think is at least a little worthy of notice in the context of some patterns that I've noticed at the beginning of bull markets. Patterns that involve, on the one hand, Bitcoin driving a new narrative return to the space. And on the other hand, in franchise builders within the space, finding some new playground or sandbox to mess around in. But maybe we'll look a little bit more at that later this week. For today, we're going to do a grab bag of some of the more important things from the past few days, and we're going to start with the SEC and Ripple. Ever since Judge Torres handed down her decision in the Ripple versus SEC case, the big open question has been whether the SEC was going to file their appeal, and what would it say if they did? Well, now the SEC have filed their motion for permission to appeal the Ripple decision. This is still a preliminary motion asking the court to certify the case for appeal. If successful, the SEC will also need the appellate court to accept their case before they can proceed. Although it's still early days in the Ripple appeal, this motion gives a look at how important the Ripple decision is to the SEC's overall enforcement strategy. The SEC noted that the Ripple decision, quote, could have a substantial impact on a large number of pending litigations. They specifically noted its relevance in ongoing cases against Coinbase, Binance, and Justin Sun, among others. One of the key questions in the Ripple case is whether blind purchases of digital assets from an exchange could create a, quote, reasonable expectations of profits based on the efforts of others. This is, of course, one of the key elements of the Howey test. The SEC highlights the importance of getting a firm answer to this question for the purpose of setting precedent for other cases. They write in their filing that, quote, the pending cases may involve different crypto asset securities, but the same legal disputes at issue in the order's rulings will likely be critical in those actions as well. Now, the Ripple decision has already been outright rejected as a precedent in the Terraform Labs case. In that lawsuit, the judge not only found that Terraform's LUNA and UST tokens were factually distinguishable to Ripple's XRP token, they also determined that the Howey analysis in the Ripple case was an incorrect application of the case law. The Terraform decision was in an early -stage motion to dismiss, but the judge still found that UST could be a securities offering even when sold by a third party through an exchange. Notably, in their filing, the SEC has backed away from their position that crypto tokens are inherently securities and will not argue that point on appeal. The regulator, in fact, claims they never even took that position in the first place stating that the SEC did not argue here or in Terraform that the asset underlying those investment contracts were necessarily a security. The SEC's appeal, if it's allowed to go ahead, would be what's known as an interlocutory appeal. This means it would take place before the final trial has concluded and is a somewhat unusual but not unheard of process. Most of the issues have been decided already, with the only outstanding issue being whether Ripple executives aided and abetted the firm in breaking securities law. Now, interestingly, one attorney, Greg Buke, has said that the SEC's strategy is not particularly smart. Greg writes, Judge Torres did not rule that sales over exchanges can't be investment contracts. She only ruled the SEC failed to meet its burden of proof that a reasonable retail investor would believe they were relying on Ripple's efforts for profits. The SEC relied on cherry -picked statements from Ripple and selected employees, but failed to produce evidence of the reach. The SEC didn't produce evidence of a single XRP holder, who said he was relying on Ripple to increase the price of XRP. It tried to use expert testimony, but that testimony was excluded. The SEC didn't try to rebut Johnny Deaton's affidavits from the XRP community. So why is the interlocutory appeal a huge strategic mistake for the SEC? Normally, a party appealing a final ruling has a chance to interpret the ruling in a way that is helpful to it, and the court that issued the ruling doesn't get a chance to explain or clarify. But now, whether Judge Torres certifies the interlocutory appeal or refuses to, she will have the chance to clarify her ruling. She will make it very clear that her decision was only that the SEC utterly failed to meet its burden of proof. One important thing non -lawyers might know but not always remember or appreciate is the general rule that no new evidence can be made on appeal, and no new legal arguments can be made on appeal either. The SEC is stuck with the record and will have scant evidence to point to on appeal about reasonable retail purchasers. What this means is that when the case does get to the Second Circuit on appeal, Second Circuit might even be inclined to agree with the SEC's underlying theory of the case, but it will be very clear that Judge Torres' ruling was based on the undisputed factual record, which shows a glaring lack of evidence from the SEC about the understanding of the retail investors it was supposed to care about, but always sought to minimize and found itself adverse to throughout the litigation. As the plaintiff the SEC loses on a tie, it has to show it was more likely than not that a reasonable retail XRP purchaser was aware of Ripple and relied on Ripple's efforts for profits or it loses. Deaton's affidavits by XRP holders to the contrary were answered by the SEC with nothing, and nothing is what the SEC is stuck with on appeal. Now I think the big interesting thing about this motion so far is the SEC effectively acknowledging that their enforcement strategy really hinges on being successful in this case, and that they need it to be decided in appellate court so that it can be binding precedent in other cases. It certainly validates those who have found this whole legal strategy of doing zero rulemaking to be super super high risk. Now speaking of the SEC, Gemini have filed their reply brief supporting effort to dismiss the lawsuit brought by the SEC. You'll remember that in January the SEC sued both Gemini and bankrupt crypto lender Genesis, arguing that their Gemini earned product was an unregistered securities offering. Gemini's filing took on a rather derisive tone, arguing that the SEC had failed to properly identify any violation of the law. Gemini stated that, quote, section five of the Securities Act is not hard to understand. The fact that the SEC cannot decide what is the security at issue only underscores the weakness of its position. Gemini argued that the court should not entertain the quote convoluted analysis presented by the SEC. Instead, they proposed a series of straightforward questions to determine whether the Gemini earned product qualifies as a security. These included, when was the alleged security sold? Who was the buyer? Who was the seller? What price was offered or charged? Gemini have consistently argued that their earned product was essentially structured as a loan and stated that therefore cannot possibly be deemed to be an investment contract and therefore a security. Now Jack Bauman, who's a founding partner at JFB legal, who is representing Gemini in the case, writes, the SEC is floundering. They can't even decide what the security is. On the one hand, they claim that the loan agreement was a security. On the other hand, they claim that the entire Gemini earned program was itself a security, an argument absurd on its face. Another absurdity is the SEC's efforts to identify a quote unquote sale. They never do and instead fall back on arguments like this. Gemini and Genesis did not in fact sell their promise to pay the interest in exchange for crypto assets. Not only is this factually wrong, it is ridiculous. A sale and a loan are different things. At some point, words must mean something. I've been litigating for 30 years. It doesn't bother me when private parties make ridiculous arguments. Judges swat them down. But it is something else entirely for the government to take outlandish positions. The truth is that the government gets the benefit of the doubt from most judges and its arguments will get more attention than they otherwise deserve. There is deference to how agencies interpret the statutes they administer. That is why it is so wrong for the SEC and other regulators to be quote pushing the envelope and trying to win cases no matter what. That is not their role and it harms the public and the market. They have a duty to everyone, including those they litigate against. The current crop of regulators in Washington has lost the plot. A great thread and I think many in this space will agree with Jack's assessment there. Now moving over to markets for a moment, Coinbase International recorded its largest day of volume ever on Friday. The newly established offshore derivatives venue saw $287 million in trading volume as crypto markets moved on from Thursday's flash crash. Trading commenced in mid -June with the exchange exclusively offering perpetual futures trading to clients. institutional For the first 50 days, volume was soft, struggling to register more than $100 million in daily trading volume. The past two weeks, however, have seen significantly more volume, with each workday seeing over $100 million in aggregate daily volume across all trading pairs. Now by way of comparison, Binance regularly sees over $15 billion in daily futures volume, so there's still a long way to go for the fledgling Coinbase platform. The offshore exchange was of course launched as part of Coinbase's recent push to accelerate global adoption of the asset class and expand the firm's business internationally. The decision to restrict the trading venue to institutional clients only was punctuated by the exchange only being accessible via API with no user interface offered. According to a recent letter to shareholders, Coinbase has onboarded 50 institutions to the new exchange. These clients have traded $5 .5 billion over the first seven weeks of trading. Coinbase said in the shareholder letter, quote, while we are in the early days of investing to build liquidity and grow institutional participation, we are also working to bring new features and additional products to market over the second half of the year, such as additional asset trading books and spot trading. We remain committed to partnering with high bar global regulators and are encouraging the U .S. to follow the progressive regulatory framework seen in emerging crypto hubs. With Coinbase successfully obtaining a license to offer futures products to U .S. customers last week, they no doubt have plans to further develop and integrate their futures offerings over the coming year. Now speaking of offshore, the days of privacy protected crypto trading appear to be numbered with another offshore exchange implementing KYC policy to conform with global regulatory guidelines. Seychelles -based crypto derivatives exchange BitGet will now require customers to provide government identification documents and complete facial recognition in order to trade. The firm says that the new KYC requirements were being put in place, quote, to better protect users' rights and interests, comply with regulatory requirements in the global cryptocurrency sector, and to create a secure cryptocurrency trading environment. The new KYC requirements will be enforced starting in September, and the move follows in the footsteps of OKX and KuCoin, who also both strengthened KYC policy over the past year to come in line with global regulatory expectations. Now speaking of expectations, SPF is apparently finding being locked up not to meet his expectations. Days after the judge revoked his bail, Sam's legal team has requested that he be released five days per week to work on his defense. In a letter sent to the judge on Friday, lawyers complained that Sam is unable to properly review the volumes of evidence recently disclosed by prosecutors. They wrote, Now, while locked up in the metropolitan detention center in Brooklyn, Sam is supposed to be given access to a laptop to review evidence in his case, but internet access is not allowed. This means that additional files need to be physically transported on hard disks by prosecutors, who claim it is not feasible to load all of Sam's documents onto a laptop. Prison authorities have already rejected a plan to move Sam to an upstate facility where he could have easier access to a laptop and the internet, and his lawyers are also arguing that without the ability to meet with his lawyers and use an internet -enabled laptop at the courthouse, the October 2nd trial date might need to be pushed back. Meanwhile, later on Friday, prosecutors claim that Sam has not yet turned over all of the required information to ground a defense, that he relied on legal advice in his conduct at FTX. Prosecutors argue that Sam should not be allowed to introduce this defense at trial unless he promptly turns over information about the contents of this advice and identifies who he received it from. Now, this news went over about as well as you would expect in the crypto sector, with Aiden tweeting, Dude, this isn't a camp. You don't get to choose what days you do and do not go to jail. And another account, Wills, saying, This makes a lot of sense. If I were in prison, I would also want to be released from prison. Anyways, guys, that is going to do it for today's episode. Like I said, a bit of a short one, but we are firmly in the dog days of summer. Now, it is crypto, so who knows what will be coming around the corner tomorrow. But in the meantime, I hope you're catching up on the news, catching up on some time with fam, and looking forward to another phase, which will inevitably be a lot more volatile than what we have right now. Thanks as always for listening, and until tomorrow, be safe and take care of each other.
A highlight from DOUBLE IMPACT LIVE WITH JOHN C. MORLEY AND HURRICANE H 81323
"Well, well, well, hey, hey, hey, how you been? I I've been I've been good, man. How you been? It's been a minute. Very good. And welcome to our new subscribers and also to actually our Facebook page is following now. And also, Jason Academy is following tonight. So thank you all for joining in. You all can be part of the fun live for the first time, thanks to StreamYard's new integrations, which allow us to add guests. And when we bring people in, we can allow them to stream in what makes it really easy and allows us to have a lot more fun so they can easily share their information without even having to tell us. And we can broadcast right to their social networks, which is pretty cool. Kudos to StreamYard on that. Yeah. And guess what? I'm going to put the the link right here so you guys can see it. And hopefully you can join us if you want to wants to to hop in. If you want to dare to join it. Most of my people usually just want to stay in the chat, but you're welcome to join us if you feel like it. I know there's probably some people overseas that have been wanting to connect in and out. So tonight, let's see, where do we leave off? We have so much to talk about. I mean, I think the biggest thing I want to share with you is when I was only, I don't know, maybe about one or two, I got stung with a B. Not a big deal, but I got stung. And back then it was a big it was like the end of the world. So why do I bring this up to you? Because one of my clients, I was doing some IT work for and a about week or so ago, I knew we had these bees a while ago. I didn't really say much about it. And they told me if I want some honey. And I said, OK. And so all of a sudden, I am just about ready to leave. He says, oh, John, he says, we want to come and take a look at our beehive, right? And I was like. Maybe next time, like, yeah, I got to run like, you know, it's it's it's it's a lot later than I thought. No, no, you ended early. So you actually be able to stay. I said, oh, I did. Oh, all right. Well, he's like, you're dressed perfectly. You've got a white shirt on. You got tan shorts. You're in light colors. The bees are going to love you. They're so friendly and you should come and visit them. I don't know about you, but I was just on the fence about this. And so I said, where are they? So they're in our garden. So I started walking out to the backyard, very petrified. And 500 about feet away from the garden, not even the high, but 500 feet away from the garden. And I can see the hives, not just one, but like four of them. And each one has 10000 bees. And I know you do not want to go there. He's like, John, you got to come a little closer. I say closer than this. He's got to come in the garden. Oh, I guess I come a little closer. So I came closer to the outside of the gate. So now I'm within about 400 or 500 feet of the actual beehive. I said, I think this is close enough. He's you're not going to see anything out there. I said, it looks really nice. I said, it looks like they're working really hard. I can see them flying around. No, no, no, no, no. You're not going to see the queen. I can see the guys. I said, I believe you. It's there. No, no, no. You're not going to learn anything out there. I said, I can get a book. No, no, no, no. You got to come and see them. All right. So I opened the gate against my better judge. He's like, there are nice bees. Just don't make any sudden moves. Don't interact. Don't don't swat them. And you're going to be just fine. Like, OK, I opened the gate to the little little garden there. I close it as soon as I do this. A few bees start coming around me. Then a few more. Then with a few minutes, there is some more swarming around me. And now there's even a lot more swarming around my legs and my arms. And I was like, oh, God, you got to come a little closer, John. You're you're not going to see. I see I'm seeing plenty of bees right here. No, you got to come and see the hive. You think we should ask the bees? Is it OK if I visit your home? Do you mind if I walk over there? Is that OK with you guys? Do you mind? And so he goes, yeah. He says that they want you to come and see it. I said, all right. So I start walking to the hive and I see the queen bee and I see the worker bee and the drone bees. And I see the other bees coming in now. Oh, this is very interesting. It's very nice to visit you. I said, I can't stay very long. I have to go. But thank you for showing me your home, bees. He's like, no, you haven't seen anything. I said, I've seen a lot. He said, well, look at the honeycomb. I said, oh, the honeycomb is nice. You see how there's a size? I said, yeah. You see how the bees are flapping their wings really fast to make the honey from the nectar? I said, yeah, yeah. And if you look at that bee, he's starting to to coat it with the beeswax that they have naturally inside them to keep it from getting, you know, from from drying out. I said, wow, interesting. I don't know about you, but I just want to get the heck out of there. So these bees are all around me. Nothing stung me. And I'm trying to not make any sudden movements. I said, how do I get out of here? He says, it's really simply says that you start walking away from the hive. They'll start moving away from you as you leave the garden. They'll within a few seconds be totally away from you. So I said, I got to get going. So I started walking away from the beehive. Few feet, few feet, few feet, 100 feet, two and three. And they start leaving me a little bit. But they're still around me. I leave the garden and within about 10 or 20 seconds, they're all gone. I said, oh, thank you, God. For keeping me safe and not letting me get stung and letting me learn about bees, I say, you know what, H .H.? This is a perfect story for my next article. I learned two things from that one, the importance of being humble. And the other thing I learned bees was that are dying. And I said, I bet I could tell a story about the bee's life. That'd be pretty cool because I don't use that much. And that was not on my agenda to be talking about bees and how they work and everything. I said, I bet there's probably a company that has something out there with A .I. and saving the bees. I just thought of this. And sure enough, I found this company, Beeswise, in another country selling a Beeswise home for two thousand dollars and just 400 dollars a month with A .I. controls to manage the environment, a robotic arm inside that could do beekeeping remotely, even harvest the honey. Instead of pesticides, they would heat the frames hot enough so that the insects would just drop off. So this is interesting. And each basically home can hold 10 hives. So that's 10000 bees per hive. That's a hundred thousand bees per one of these A .I. homes. OK, John. I'm here. Yeah, yeah, I think there's some some static that came, you know, I think you moved something and we had some static. There's just I'm not sure. OK, I won't move. You know, not moving. Just like I think you hit something and then we started getting some static. I hit the gas, but there was nothing. Yeah, nothing. Yeah, something like you. It stops and it comes back when you move in. I don't know if there's electronics that are getting involved in the discussion. You know, I guess we have we don't have to worry just about bees. We have to worry about static, you know, from a frequency business here. Yeah, absolutely. The frequency. So the the article title, in case any of you guys want to read it. This article just released the other day. I'm really proud of it. It's called Bee Light and how A .I. will protect them. And when you look at this home and you see these bees, it doesn't look natural that all these bees are like in a computer environment. It looks like something that would give you a heart attack.
Monitor Show 15:00 08-05-2023 15:00
"In moments of stress, it can feel like there's nowhere to turn. The good news is you're not alone and there are resources to help support you. Health Break, a podcast by UPMC Health Plan, explores this topic with one of our employee assistance program managers, who provides three tips for finding comfort and accessing support in moments of stress. Listen now to learn how you can start managing your stress at UPMCHP .US That's UPMCHP .US Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. A federal judge is giving former President Trump till Monday to respond to special counsel Jack Smith's motion for a protective order. Smith filed the motion Friday night after Trump posted on Truth Social, The post appeared one day after Trump was indicted on four counts related to his alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. Smith wrote in his filing that public posts by the former president about the case could have a harmful chilling effect on witnesses or adversely affect the fair administration of justice. Two police officers are expected to recover after a shooting Friday night in downtown Orlando. As Rory O 'Neill reports, the suspect was later killed by police. After shooting two officers, the suspect later identified as Dayton Bail allegedly carjacked someone and fled to East Orange County. Saturday morning, he was found in a hotel near Universal Orlando and again started shooting at police. The hotel was evacuated and SWAT officers were able to kill the 28 -year -old suspect. As for the two injured officers. We've been taking care of them during the night and we expect them to fully recover from their injuries that they sustained in the line of duty.
"swat" Discussed on WGN Radio
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Donald Trump Indicted in Classified Documents Case
"When the National Archives went to the White House counsel's office and said that we want to refer these matters to the Department of Justice or not but we need your authority to do it in other words they needed to go to their client the President of the United States Biden and he signed off on it what do you mean Biden wasn't involved and of course as I said before under the special counsel appointment regulation under the Department of Justice it's not the statute the special counsel reports to the Attorney General the Attorney General appointed them he's no different than a US Attorney for those purposes so let's not pretend that this isn't the Democrats aren't behind this the idea that this prosecutor would subpoena hundreds of people thousands of documents on a document case particularly for backing when you consider how they bent over backwards to protect Hillary Clinton who wasn't isn't even an ex -president how they destroyed thousands of emails how they destroyed her prior cell phones with hammers you how her lawyers never actually read the emails that they they looked at the headers. no warrant, no FBI SWAT team, they wring their hands the legal analysts and the others obstruction obstruction that's what that's what makes this different obstruction makes it different from what? now Trump
Judicial Watch's Chris Farrell Reacts to the Alleged Leaker's Arrest
"Farrell, thanks for coming in. Great to be with you, Seth. Thank you. All right, so initial reaction we've got the breaking news at the top of the show, this individual who has been arrested with the S.W.A.T. teams with ballistic helmets. I mean, antifa never got this kind of treatment. He is a Massachusetts air national guardsman in his early 20s, a Jack takes Ira is allegedly the leaker of hundreds accordingly that now we know hundreds of classified documents to his gamers Discord chat room what a bloody joke. But I'm sorry. Take it away. Take it away. Yeah, this is a controlled leak by The White House or elements within The White House. I want to be I'm not going to try to pin the tail on the donkey exactly. But it is a controlled leak of classified information, you don't have an Air National Guard junior airman 21 years old with direct access to CIA operations center summary memos. It just doesn't happen.
11 killed as strong earthquake rattles Pakistan, Afghanistan
"A magnitude 6.5 earthquake has rattled much of Pakistan and Afghanistan, sending panicked residents fleeing from their homes and offices and frightening people in remote villages. More than 200 people are in hospitals in the Swat Valley and elsewhere in northwest Pakistan in a state of shock below a spokesman for Pakistan's emergency services tells the AP. Village in the valley says, we were inside rooms, we came out of the rooms and saw this wall had collapsed and our guess was sleeping in the guest room. We were shouting to each other to run. It's an earthquake. The powerful tremors sent many people think their homes and offices in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, media reports suggesting cracks had appeared in some apartment buildings in the city. I'm Charles De Ledesma
Arrest made in killing of Los Angeles bishop
"Been arrested in the weekend killing of a Catholic bishop that shocked Los Angeles, religious and immigrant communities. I'm Ben Thomas, with the latest. Auxiliary bishop David O'Connell was fatally shot Saturday in the bedroom of his home in Hacienda Heights, about 20 miles east of downtown LA, sheriff Robert Luna identified the suspect and 65 year old Carlos Medina. Medina is the husband of bishop O'Connell's housekeeper, Luna says detectives received a credible tip, saying Medina was acting strange, irrational, and made comments about the bishop owing him money. The sheriff says Medina had done work for O'Connell, but a motive has not been determined. A S.W.A.T. team arrested Medina in torrents Monday. Sound from the sheriff's news conference, courtesy K, BC. I'm Ben Thomas
Why Do We Need 'No Knock" Warrants?
"So when you're dealing with people who are in the dope game, heavily involved in criminal enterprise such as the one that Breonna Taylor was involved in, you want to conduct a no knock warrant. So therefore, you can breach the door, speed of surprise, and tactics will not allow anybody to get a gun and shoot you at the door. Now I'm not blaming any of the police officers because they try to mitigate the situation to handle it with proper protocol. But I would argue that it should have been a no knock warrant. And for Joe Biden and Rand Paul to talk about no knock warrants, it's just stupid to me. As a former police officer who was on the S.W.A.T. team, I would argue that anybody that talk about no knock warrants, go and do a ride along with the police department, hopefully they let you do one with S.W.A.T.. And you'll see how we conduct no knock warrants. You can even go to the training. You want police officers to get killed. If you are a person who's saying you want to ban all no knock warrants. You want them to die. Because these criminals, let me give you a couple scenarios real quick. If you're doing a warrant on a house of a pedophile, which I was, I was a part of doing one of those warrants for the FBI. I wouldn't involve I was on a containment, all right? Because we can't mix agencies. So I ain't gonna sit here and say, I kick down a door. But I was on containment and I'm watching the way they operate. This guy was the number two child porn downloader in the country. And they were going to catch him. His wife had caught saw the porn. She set him up, they waited to, you know, she left went to the store. He was by himself and they hit the house. Now, let's ban no knock warrants in that scenario. He is the number two downloader of child pornography on his computer. And I'm assuming that you can't just look at chapel. You got to be able to go to dark web. You got to know about computers to try to evade that type of viewership because the government didn't do it his wife caught him. Knock knock, knock. Who is it? It's the police. We come in in there. We know what you're doing, and you're going to spend the rest of your life in prison. Please let us in the door. gonna go and delete all that porn off his computer. He gonna download it, he gonna eat it, he gonna throw it in the toilet, he can do whatever he can be in there working. And then he'll come up to the door. Hey, how can I help you guys? Oh, you can sure look at my computer. Go and check it out. Or you just bash the computer up and then say you can come check it out. This is why you conduct no knock ons.
Has the Government Shown Any Remorse to Mark Houck?
"Life centers were firebombed across the country. They tried to kill Brett Kavanaugh, the leaker was never found, but their focus was on Mark hauk and Mark, what did you do? You were praying outside of a clinic and some paid agitator probably tried to come up to your kid. I mean, did the government show any remorse or hesitation throughout this entire prosecutorial process? This is the federal government of the United States. Yes. Well, the gentleman that you allude to, he's been there a volunteer for 20 years. So, you know, that kind of puts that to Rhett to rest. But the government and how they handled this and how they treated me is interesting and something will hopefully take before Congress. When they came to my house that day again, if you know anything about a federal age and coming to your home to serve a warrant or to arrest somebody, usually it's one or two people. Now the FBI does their homework and they do a tremendous research over who they're going to go out and bring this paperwork to. On that particular day, I had over 20 plus agents and PA state troopers that were at my house with long guns and full S.W.A.T. gear. I'm surprised someone didn't get shot that day. I'm surprised one of my children weren't shot. We do have some airsoft guns in the house. But if one of my children thought this was interesting, a little 5 year old or a four year old, they would have been shot. So it was extremely reckless. Once I was put in custody, I was not told that I would be returning to my family. I wasn't told anything. Again, they said they were going to take me with or without a warrant. They did have a warrant, but that's how they communicated to my wife. As my children were screaming and they took me away, they wouldn't allow me to get a pair of pants to get a sweatshirt on a cold day. To put socks on, wouldn't allow me to brush my teeth. Well, let me put angor in on it was 6 45 in the morning.
Pro-Lifer Mark Houck Committed No Crime
"I was fired up a couple months ago when the Biden department adjusted this decided to deploy a S.W.A.T. team to go after a pro life leader and that same DoJ told us they can't find the Supreme Court leaker, sorry, just not interested. Almost nobody arrested for my knowledge on federal hate crime charges for the firebombing or the arson of pro life clinics, but what they focused their attention on was going after a pro life dad who's a pro life activist, storming the home and trying to do a show trial to say that if you support pro life ideas, if you are a pro life activist, we are going to show the world that we're going to make you suffer. Well, Mark hauk was rated by the FBI indicted by the Department of Justice and has now been acquitted a federal jury rejected the government's intimidation against pro life people and Mark hawk joins us now. Mark, welcome to the program. Greetings, Charlie. Thanks for having me. Mark, tell us your story first, the situation that's in question, and then walk us through the day the FBI arrived. Sure. So all glory be to God for this opportunity and it all began on October 13th, 2021. Which was the day that my son and I and my 12 year old son at the time were coming into the city of Philadelphia for our normal prayer vigil, our weekly prayer vigil. We've been doing it for myself 20 years and my son for the last two years with me. And on this particular day, the fall afternoon after about 45 minutes of praying there was an altercation between myself and a Planned Parenthood escort. And that ensued to be, I guess, more problems with this man because that initial altercation where he was interfering with my First Amendment rights to give literature out to abortion minded men and women who come and go from the facility. Led him to further harass me and my son.
Sean Davis: An Orchard of Rotten Apples at the FBI
"Sean I agree I mean what more evidence do we need at this point They clearly interfered and now multiple elections This is now probably the fourth one in a row I'd argue 2016 with the fake Russia scandal they leaked before the election they leaked it to New York mag then we had of course the midterms where they participated in the Mueller probe with Trump which they knew was based on a false premise And then the 2020 presidential they suppress information about Hunter Biden involved in this massive influence peddling scandal And now the last one where it's clear people in the Justice Department and elsewhere likely the FBI as well knew about this and let it go Pile that on top of the Roger Stone or the guy's like 80 years old the Roger Stone S.W.A.T. team Peter Navarro locked up in an airport even though he's cooperating I mean the list and the litany of the pro life scandal showing up in pro lifers homes The domestic terror I mean if you want it on to parents domestic terrorist scandal This is a really really dangerous institution It's not miss fees in anymore It's malfeasance That's exactly right If they do at once it's a problem But the problem is it happens over and over and over and over again in the examples you came for just examples in the last 6 years and nothing like that No one goes to prison We're told to rank and file are good and don't worry it's just one bad Apple I'm sorry I'm looking at a tire Orchard of rotten apples right now And the problem is not that one of them just happened to fall down and bonk someone on the head The whole thing is rotten and it seems organized and arrayed and existing just to do things on behalf of the ruling regime that no agency on this country should be allowed to do
DOJ Sent Agents to Biden Mansion but Lacked Clearance for Search
"The FBI did in fact send a PI agents or should I say the DoJ did To Biden's mansion in Wilmington Delaware When the private lawyers were looking for documents but several of the DoJ personnel that were sent to Wilmington did not have clearance to view classified documents Isn't that brilliant No S.W.A.T. teams nothing no no They were just observers for a period of time No independent Searches we've talked about this Stick with us folks or at least 48 hours ahead of the curve here Now The White House won't talk National archives told mister comer they won't talk without approval from the DoJ DoJ won't talk and of course these special counsel's office won't talk So we're in the midst of a continuing cover up A continuing cover up that started with November 2nd through the midterm election Through the holidays to today And you know who else has been silent Ladies and gentlemen Barack Obama hasn't said a word And these are his documents George Bush hasn't said anything Wonder why Bill Clinton hasn't said anything Hillary Clinton who normally can't keep her mouth shut has kept her mouth shut Where's Dick Cheney when we need him He hasn't said anything Bill Barr who was ubiquitous in attacking Donald Trump you might recall and I pointed it out repeatedly he's nowhere to be found
Classified Documents Found at Biden’s Namesake Think Tank
"First of all credit where credit is due CBS reported this but obviously somebody contacted them But they could have covered it up like they did the Biden laptop but they didn't Now hopefully some of the other media will jump in and dig into this Our media U.S. attorney reviewing classified documents from Joe Biden's vice presidents he founded the Biden think tank So I want to start there How is it possible That they didn't send a S.W.A.T. team in there Why didn't they send a S.W.A.T. team in there Now if they have ten 20 30 classified documents or two Isn't it likely they have other government documents in their classified or otherwise There are two different issues whether he has government documents and I'm telling you all these guys did All of them Obama George W Clinton Clinton told her gore Cheney you name them You name it So this was always a farce And then it'll get the legal analysts who now have humiliated themselves Just as so many people who slyly and sleazy of attacked me look like a bunch of damn fools tonight But in this case here The reviewing classified documents no S.W.A.T. team was sent in Noah no special counsel he gives it to a U.S. attorney You see the double treatment these the different
"swat" Discussed on Seek Outside Podcast
"For the most part doing them a lot of favors surrounding them with the S.W.A.T. team. More focused on negotiating and letting them sober up versus trying to get them out and get them to the hospital. Yeah. So it kind of transitioned over the years, like I said, with different administrations and as tactics changed over the years across the country, but we would do some VIP protection as well. Presidential vice presidential visits to the area. We would assist their Secret Service teams with kind of almost back up to their teams. So yeah, kind of a little bit of everything. Certainly, like you said, not working LA or something, but enough to keep us busy. Yeah, yeah. So you're working S.W.A.T. team, obviously went to school for that or did that after school. And then you started showing some different rigs and stuff like that for your buddies. What were those? What was the first things that you were really making for people? Was it like chest rigs or was it like tactical vests or something like that? What did you start off making? A little bit of everything. I mean, there's a lot of custom stuff. Like I said, teammates, you know, I was doing everything from handcuffed pouches to dump pouches and just kind of random tactical stuff. Eventually made a bear spray holster back at the time. Nobody made a Molly compatible bear spray holster. It made those, and with mystery ranch here in town, you know, all my hunting buddies were mystery ranch packs with Molly on the waist belt and everybody was just zip tying their bear spray holster to the side of it. Those kind of took off on me that was kind of the first thing I got mass produced and I still joke that I think I had 300 of them made the first time and was sick to my stomach, I had no idea how I was going to sell that many holsters. But quickly ran out and had to restock. I started making the hand muffs not long after that and was selling those to S.W.A.T. teams and military small military units.
FBI Director: Focus Is on Domestic Terrorism, Not Global Threats
"Have Christopher ray excuse me mister producer Cut 25 Cut 15 go So we have been working hard on it but we do need more resources in this space and our fiscal 22 budget specifically asks for more resources to help address the domestic terrorism threat Yes the domestic terrorism threat the open borders now We know terse have been caught which means terrorists have gotten through so why Where generous humanitarian country terrorists deserve social security They deserve three square religiously appropriate meals a day What's the problem Domestic terrorism you know like maga Like Republicans they should get no more resources They're blowing all their resources going after middle aged men and women from January 6th No I'm not talking about violent people You know exactly who I'm talking about No no more resources And they're very very busy with their S.W.A.T. teams Oh We've got so many people left in the former administration that we have to S.W.A.T. away at Knock on their doors and then there's the pro life community Oh my God on top of that you have no idea how our agents are overworked We've got maga we've got pro life We've got January 6th We've got we don't have time for the border We don't have time for the communist Chinese and the fascistic Russians And the islamo Nazi Iranians we don't have time for those governments We're very very busy As you know
What Will Republicans Focus on in Congress?
"We have one guy elected I think his name is stamos or something else out of New York He flipped a Democrat seat and he's all over TV And he said I don't want to spend time on investigations My dear friend newt I heard him sound TV today 90 ten 10% of the time on investigations So all of a sudden government corruption A rogue FBI A rogue Department of Justice chasing down parents using S.W.A.T. teams going after state legislatures Trying to impose abortion on demand on the state I can go on and on and on That's listen that's not our problem Inflation is And I'm sitting around okay what are you going to do about inflation We need to look forward ladies and gentlemen I'm looking What are you going to do You're going to cut spending how's Mitch McConnell going to cut spending When he participated in this massive debt increase and you'll see The Wall Street Journal and others are going to defend it When it comes time to reel and when the rubber really hits the road on increasing the dead cell you watch You watch
Democrats Do Not Want You to Vote
"I am a big believer in S.W.A.T. analysis and game theory and strategy People who are good at it who have social IQs and blend the two are the greatest leaders you'll ever see People who learn how to leverage strengths by mitigating threats people who learn how to mitigate weaknesses by leveraging opportunities people who apply S.W.A.T. analysis what do you call it that or not And who can combine that with the ability to read people in a great social IQ Their game changers those folks They're total game changers And if you're strategy is to do what your opponent wants you to do by even a simplistic not even some advanced level game theory you're probably doing the wrong thing There is nothing the Democrats want more Than to frustrate you on the voter fraud issue so much that you then go and don't vote because your vote will count I'm not disputing though that it may count for less than a full vote due to fraud Because it's diluted amongst the fraudulent vote count But that the degree to that is up for fair debate But when you're doing what your opponent wants you to do you're in fact leveraging a threat not mitigating it By leveraging a weakness you're doing the opposite of what is S.W.A.T. analysis would tell you to do And that's bush league They want you to not vote They're begging for you to not vote
House GOP Calls Investigation Into Chinese Ties to US Nuclear Site
"Washington examiner Jerry dunleavy Washington examiner had an editorial a few months back You might recall trash from Donald Trump But I look for this article elsewhere and I couldn't find it So that's what I'm left with House GOP demands investigation into Chinese ties to top U.S. nuclear weapons site I'm thinking excuse me I think the FBI's like really busy right now How dare these Republican leaders in the House of Representatives know Notice the Republican leader in the Senate doesn't give a damn He's there just inhaling his own carbon dioxide In any event they demand the Republicans and investigation of the Chinese ties to top U.S. nuclear weapons and don't they understand That the federal bureau instigation and the injustice department are extraordinarily busy Tracking down and swatting middle aged American citizens who may have been parading or trespassing on the capitol grounds on January 6th I mean after all we have a new January 6th committee here in coming It's the last one but by golly gee whiz gee willikers It's gonna be a doozy we're told
"swat" Discussed on Mueller, She Wrote
"They strive to be that trusted tactical advisor to a special agent charge or an assistant director of the field office. You know your time. Frank is an sec. Or special agent charge you had an s. t. l. And the goal would be that that whoever that person is when you were faced with making a decision of who's going to affect this arrest. How are we going to do this. What what resources should we use that you pick up the phone and you call that trusted tactical advisor and you get you get their input and you get their advice and it should be advice. That's given without ego. It should be advice. That's given that looks at it and goes a boss from the threat perspective from the capability perspective of the squad versus the swat team. This is what i recommend. This is what we should be doing. This is what right looks like for you. And similarly we We've made a few references so far to the hostage rescue team known as h. Rt similar decision. Making question as to win when something goes from field swat team and becomes suddenly an h. Rt call out to deploy. What's the difference in. What are those factors. So it's it's that's an interesting question and it's it's not an easy one because of that that nested and kind of Regional or tiered response that we have within the national tactical program. It it could be any any number of things that would weigh in in terms of factors for deploying the hostage rescue team or deploying a piece of the hostage rescue team. We don't have to sit back ago. Oh it's because of this we've got to deploy the whole team. We can take specific capabilities and an forward deploy that capability from h rt forward to assist with swat operation It could go. you could go from. We need help with Either snipers breaching that the a little bit of an enhanced capability from hr t to assist with a swat team all the way through to. It's a full-blown hostage. Rescue a boy in the bunker. Like at dothan alabama where we send. We send the whole hostage rescue team Because they are the tactical experts when it comes to that kind of thing so it really kind of depends. We've got a a menu almost like an all a cart menu of items that you don't have to you. Don't have to sit and have the chefs menu and the tasting menu. You can you can order the crab dip on. Its own or the caesar salad. Glad those folks are there As an option and so you mentioned that you've got my attention with the boy in the bunker story. Tell us a little bit more about that. I always wrap up Every episode with asking our guests about success stories how they measure success and i always get get some great stories out of that. Tell us a little bit more about that case. Yeah so this is someone else's story really to tell but kind of in a nutshell. Is you know a deranged guy goes onto a school bus and and grabs an autistic kid named ethan could've gone horribly wrong right. Drags him down into a bunker bunker. It's days standoff with him It's a very unique tactical problem because it's literally an underground bunker that the enter entry point is on top to get down into the bunker where he has ethan Giving credit to other surg sections like be a you and crisis negotiation. And if you were to hear the ramblings of this deranged individual that the crisis negotiators listened to for hours and hours and hours keeping him on the phone and keeping him busy while the hostage rescue team built a venue space to to work with to train and to practice and run rehearsals on and then ultimately it ended up the the resolution in was a tactical resolution with the hostage rescue team Making entry in through the top of that and ultimately being successful in rescuing ethan unharmed and thankfully. None of our guys were injured in that. Either that that's what we call a good day and a anytime. A boys rescued safely from a crazed abducted. Her that all credit goes to the folks who made made that happen. That's why you and your teams exist. And that's why we're grateful that the men and women of the fbi swat program are out there. I can't think of a better note to end on thanks for a great conversation. David it's it's been a pleasure and As i like to say even i learned something so thank you know you're welcome. I just wanted to You you asked about successes. But i i kind of wanted to throw credit to our swat teams. You know It's it's very easy to focus on that that highly elite you know not very often referred to hostage rescue team but our swat team members in our swat teams are out every day helping with our local and state partners or or just out doing the bureau's good work and help and great case agents come to peaceful resolutions with their cases with arrests and and taken violent people and drug dealers and you name it. pedophile off the street and and putting them in jail and risking their lives to do those things you know. The the success story for for our teams is thousand ops. Almost eleven hundred ops a year and the partnerships that they so successfully handle and take care of with our relationships and our partners without those. You know the fbi strength is very much diminished without our local and state partners. And i'd say that our guys in the swat team you're doing a great job with With that diversity and with With making sure that the program continues in in in choosing the right folks for the job that continue taking that at that torch forward. Yeah it's a dangerous world we live in and we want the good guys and gals to win every single a. They're out there so thanks again..
"swat" Discussed on Mueller, She Wrote
"Very certain mission sets that because they're a fulltime team they're able to put the time and the training and effort towards those where our collateral based swat teams. Don't have the opportunity to train quite as much. Because again there fulltime case agents i and the guys that are sitting on the hostage rescue team there. Fulltime job is essentially training missions in support when they're on their cycles and it just seems that the the the crime problem end the threat and risk generally for the fbi just gets more complicated and and higher risk and and so you talk about serving warrants What happens when you have to serve a warrant in hazardous materials environment. Maybe you're hitting a place that's suspected to have a meth lab or maybe it's a terrorism investigation and someone suspected of having a biochemical agents are are the swat teams trained to operate in that kind of has met environment Yeah so we're actually you look at the country's law enforcement as a whole The f. b. i. has the kind of has the The niche on that. W i'm gonna call it. Wmd for lack of a better term right or that has matt hazardous materials Scenario to include deacon and decontamination. On a of its own as well so Our swat teams are equipped to be able to serve warrants. And and go into those places that you might not really want to go in and breathe that air and then you know. Obviously the hostage rescue team maintains that same capability in a slightly more enhanced version of it as well You mentioned A barricade hostage situation. And let's talk about that a little more about how the fbi's tactical teams partner with trained hostage negotiators to successfully resolve something. Where how does that partnership play out in real life on the street during during an incident so our swat teams deploy with crisis negotiators Every time our swat team goes out there is a negotiator. That's attached at least one negotiator. That's attached to them ultimately. There's a there's a whole host of reasons why someone would barricade and some of them aren't all ill intent right some of it's misunderstanding. Some of its mental illness That drives that confusion or misunderstanding. So i mean ultimately the best the best case scenario in those instances that it's a peaceful resolution in someone can come out like talk to them and you just need to come out and the crisis negotiations unit That sits in tactical section with us and the unit chief. They're a partner of mine Scott they do a fantastic job of training not just bureau employees and bureau folks to be crisis negotiators for the fbi but they do a fantastic job of training local and state as well and to be honest. They're there every bid is busy and probably easier than our swat teams are because our local and state partners call and ask and depend on our crisis negotiators to come out and help resolve some of those issues. And i maybe they ran out of negotiators and they just need one or there are still police departments. That are out there. That don't have crisis negotiation capability so they lean on the fbi to come out and help peacefully resolve those and they they just do an outstanding job. We've tied into policy That has to be a relationship a working relationship. That's based in training and based in ops with a with the two units and between the two units to ensure that that's a successful relationship in the future you mentioned that every fbi field office has a swat team. Give us a feel the data here. What does that translate to. In terms of the number of swat operators swat swat agents the fbi has and then how many times a year roughly or are fbi swat teams called out to deploy and are there any interesting trends or patterns. The numbers of deployments going up or down. You see anything interesting happening there. I'm in a a kind of skirt. The first question there about the number of operators that we've got just For a a little bit of op sak So i apologize for that and love for our listeners who often hear us lapse into Acronyms upset of course is operational security. And sometimes sometimes there's a reason for not divulging specific data and that's perhaps one of them but so our uptempo across our swat teams. We average about a thousand ops a year. it's not like it's it's going straight up like a skyscraper but it definitely trends up so if you were to look at the data and look at the numbers. Say three to five years ago. You're probably sitting right out a thousand. If i were to go look at the numbers now were probably closer to eleven hundred or just maybe a tich above that so yeah i mean it's it's it's unfortunate right because if it's not a good thing that we're getting busier it's not a good thing that there's that there's a demand for tactical units to be employed Doing what we're doing you know but it's a necessary evil. I guess in the sense that if we're going to have crime if we're gonna have violent crime we we need to make sure that we're employing the right tools and making sure that we're doing the best that we can you know. Our our intent is peaceful resolution. The best that we can do. Our intent is to facilitate successful operations and missions whether it be serving a search warrant for the arrest of violent fallon into do so with as little risk to ourselves into those people were arresting as we can. Yeah the bottom line is Agents need to go home at the end of the day in one piece so with with that in mind what are some of the factors that make a field office manager say this is going to be a swat arrest or this is a swat operation. Oh as opposed to the case agents and a squad handling it themselves. What would what do they look like making that decision. Yes there's actually policy that that drives that so there. There is a checklist again. For operational security reasons were not. I can't divulge what that checklist looks like but from my perspective. It's kind of commonsense frank. It's like you know you got an ultra violent person that you know suspected of being involved in murders or lots of guns in rhetoric and whatever you whatever that could be In i think a reasonable reasonable person would look at it and go all right if i have an option of using a squad of agents. That doesn't train together. That has a very wide background. Not quite sure what what they're gonna do in a dangerous situation or i have the option of using a highly trained team that's been trained by A national program that maintains a tactical proficiency with training regular training to a standard. It's organized well is been trained in mission planning and threat analysis. And all of that. Let's just use the one that's probably gonna gonna make the make it safer for everyone. Oh and on top of the you know the better equipment. The you know it's heavier it's bulky but the protection levels a little bit better for them that makes makes perfect sense. A lot of it I think it's probably pretty apparent when you're on the ground trying to make that decision. I think too i think to like i'm sorry to cut you off the the fact that our sore senior team leaders they're viewed from the national program as the as part of that national program. They're they're like the field members of the national program and they strive to be that trusted tactical advisor to a special agent charge or an assistant director of the field office..
"swat" Discussed on Mueller, She Wrote
"Back to your diversity question though frank. I think the last count that we had was Six or seven female agents That are on the swat teams across the fifty six and the we yes. We do have our first african american female that was selected to our san wanting. So she's kind of in that in that process now where she selected and the swat team does some initial training with their select ease that they bring in and then ultimately She does well or any of them. Do well there then. They get sent to quantico for three for three weeks for our basic school that is hosted and taught by my unit the national tactical training unit fantastic. And you know. There's a lot to learn once you've made it on the team. And there's a lot of equipment to learn to master and tools of the trade one of those of course is the firearm And do swat team members sweaty members carry different weapons than other agents so really good interesting question in the past. Yes in the past There was a gun nerds in the audience will will know what we're talking about what we say springfield one thousand nine hundred eleven customs in forty five caliber union. All that all that says it was a. It was a very a high-speed very easy shooting gun but when we started doing Soup deployments with a hostage rescue team overseas and then some of our swap program was involved in a kind of tactical imbed program as well they are the warriors what we found was that nineteen eleven does not want to run when it's sandy dirty so there was a an effort made to depart from that as a program pistol in back to At at the time it was glock. Twenty two so a forty caliber gun and now the bureau moved wholesale two nine millimeter so now most of our teams are carrying glock. Seventeen which is just a nine millimeter full-sized block and now we've selected a new program pistol which will be a nine millimeter pistol From glock. But it'll be a different sighting mechanism. So what we have on our rifles would be A red dot optic for sighting systems rather than using the iron sights that are on the rifle. We use a holographic sight that sits up a little bit higher in its red dot or a radical. And we've kind of adopted that same technology onto pistols now so we're actually in the process of building those guns and we'll start the transition process with our swat team this next fiscal year putting those guns in their hands on the good. No i was just gonna say very cool. I learn something every single episode. That i that i do at. You've just you've just shared something with me. That i did not know. We'll probably go look up afterwards. This red dot holograms. That's pretty cool but go ahead So and then on our rifle side. It's a an m four. Is the rifle that our swat teams are carrying. It's the same rifle same. Long gun that's Available to special agents. That aren't on swat. It just might have a few few different tools Maybe a different flashlight. A larger magazine well to make reload faster A different we definitely have different trigger system and a different stock system. That's on our swat weapons but if you were to look at them they generally are the same. The same weapons got it so back in the ancient times. When i was an agent were there were things called. Regional swat teams there were enhanced swat teams that got maybe certified for maritime capability in operations in the water and things. What's it look like today in terms of capabilities but a kind of mutual aid so to speak and calling out other swat teams from the fbi in the area are there even regional or enhanced teams at this point so great question and you're you're not as old as you think Things haven't changed as much as you might imagine we do. Have we do have regional teams The regional teams used to be called enhanced teams But when we started looking at several years ago like they only enhancement that they have is. They're bigger so capability wise They're still they're still a swat team. Sue the moniker enhanced. is kind of dropped off and we refer to them as the regional teams the program that we run at the national tactical program is is one program so we don't we try not to differentiate between swat and hr rt we try allow what the mission set or what the requirements are drive. What the tactical tool is that. We apply to it. So if i'm sitting Say in mobile alabama and. I'm on the swat team. There and we are called out to handle a problem most the time we can go out and do a warrant service. That's not a big issue. Put together an ops plan and go out and serve a warrant whether it's search or arrest but maybe maybe one of those doesn't go as planned and we end up in a barricaded situation where subject just doesn't want to come out and there's no reason for us to risk agents safety to go get them. Let's just turn the power off. Let's just wait him out. Start negotiations that will become an hours long process and boy the guys. I mobile swatter getting tired because they've been out since six. Am and now. We're pushing into twelve hours so within the that regional kind of response that we've got in the national program we can reach out to we could reach out to one of our bigger teams in that region and ask for half of their team to come relieve mobile so that now we can start putting arrests cycle in and we still can keep that regionally to wear we're deploying regional assets and not having to have anyone for days to get there so then let's say at that point we get to finding out that. Hey the guy actually has a hostage in there. Well all right so let's go another step up on that tier now. We've got the hostage rescue team sitting. Back at quantico. Now that we have information that there's hostages we deployed hostage rescue team so that kind of response is tiered in its nested and it it just kind of like i said i. We let the mission requirements drive. What those tactical tools are. The hostage. Rescue team is is highly specialized in some very specific..
"swat" Discussed on Mueller, She Wrote
"Firefighters are dealing with the wildfires and looking at how they train and assessed and select individuals and in our conversations with dr klein. It's interesting when we when you look at a selection process. It's typically pretty is weekly demanding and we're looking at physical fitness but but if you take a selection events society and you just talk generally and say a frank where do you think makes a really good swat operator. Not a single person sits in that room says well physical fitness like the first thing that comes out would be determination bravery motivated initiative trustworthy. And all of those kind of intangibles that are that are hard to judge. How how do. I judge frank whether or not you're brave like standing up there and point a gun at you and tell you gonna shoot you you. There's there's no real way to to test that so were constantly trying to adjust that we're in a big right now a A concerted effort through the national tactical training unit or. Ntt you in trying to redevelop. What our selection process looks like citron maybe capture in encapsulate. Some more of those intangibles that maybe we we weren't capturing in the last system that we use inc really interesting and as you said not not easily done capturing intangibles you can certainly determine how good a marksman an agent is or how fast they can run or how many push ups they can do but that bravery and determination and tenacity that is a tough one and then how. They meld with the rest of the team. I think one of the one of the things that always impressed me As a field office leader was everybody has a role on a swat team. But yet they all work like like an orchestra together. Nobody doing anything outside of the knowledge or understanding of the other super pretty cool system and you know one of the things. That's that is super important. And that we try and impress within the program is is that trust right at trust in your teammates. The trust that that you have to trust that i'm gonna do. My job is going to trust that. You're gonna do your job and ultimately that's how that's how tactical teams in in no fail mission teams have to operate because the scenarios and situations that we deal with can't be solved by one person you'd be challenged to solve them with five people so everyone kind of has to know their role. Everyone has to do their job. They have to do a good job at it and they have to trust that those that are around you and that are on the team with you doing their job as well. Yeah i don't want to definitely don't want to take away from the baseline of yeah. You have to have good physical fitness and the reason that you have to have good. Physical fitness is that this is a marathon of career. This is a marathon of being on a swat team. I was on the swat team over a decade and without good physical fitness. The job is is monumentally harder. it's it's harder to wear. The gear is harder to be in the ninety five degree. Virginia heat in the summer with eighty two percent humidity and standing there in a in body armor with a helmet. You're not in not in good physical condition. You're going to struggle with And then of course you hit on it with the firearms piece you know. There are some very very talented gifted folks. That are really good shooters that don't have to work at it that hard but the vast majority of us. It's a perishable skills so we are out training we do have to train. There's a minimum number of training days for our swat teams. Not not going to say kind of where that sits but There's a there's a percentage that there's a standard requirement that we do look for in that we do track to make sure that operational proficiency is being met through training and through objective training speaking of talent. I'm hearing And tell me if. I've got this right. That increasingly female agents are part of that that talent pool at finds themselves Making it making the team on swat. I just Saw recently some fbi public relations material on an agent. They believe may be the first african american female Out of the swat team in puerto. Rico can you shed any light on on the diversity In terms of team membership. Yes sure You know. I think that's that's one of the things that i'm very proud of the fbi's program with diversity not just not just across sex but race as well as the diversity of background too. So you myself. I was a computer guy with no military. No law enforcement experience in. There's an opportunity for everyone to that. Makes it through to being an fbi agent to come out and and throw your name and that hat and and try out and go through selection and you know not to get too far off topic. Because i'll come back so your diversity question you know. I feel like it's hugely important in the position that i find myself in now. It's important that when someone comes out to selection of whether it be for. La swat team or chicago swat team or richmond swat team in richmond. Virginia that the agents that leaves selection whether they're selected or not. They learned something. I wanted to be a positive experience for them. That they that they came and they either learned something about themselves or they learn something that is going to make them a better agent leaving selection and again that's new irregardless of whether they make team or not. Okay let's hit pause. So i can share something new from the folks at wondering podcast. It's called generation y. That's w. h. y. Imagine you have two friends who are obsessed with crime murder mayhem and unsolved mysteries. They have a passion for breaking down cases that have been cold for years. Welcome to generation y a podcast where hosts aaron and justin gives startling theories dive.
"swat" Discussed on MMA Roasted
"Hunter. That guy, you know, God Bless America, podcast meet Adam Hunter. I'm here with the man Bill Dawes the news. Nah. All right. Big news bills, and SWAT last week. So if you guys see one sec, yeah, real important stuff there. He's planning a pedophile, right off or like, a, a drug trafficker..
"swat" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO
"Meghan Perry. Now on remote a 50 degrees Palais 52 Downtown, Cloudy and 58 Kogo news time. Seven. Oh, two was standoff between a suspected gunman and SWAT team has now come to an end. After the suspect was found dead of an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound. Crisis negotiators tried to get the man to surrender for roughly 18 hours. Started yesterday at a home and home You'll that left a man wounded, she goes reported shortly before noon Monday and a house on Lions Valley road near Daily Truck. Trail. Deputies responded to the scene, but the suspected shooter remain inside The home refused to come out. SWAT team and negotiators were called to the scene as a 4 a.m.. They were attempting to persuade the man to surrender the victim. A man who was shot in the upper body was taken a sharp memorial hospital and underwent surgery. All right. Let's go now live to San Antonio because all of Texas is basically Think if you look at a map, it's all under some type of winter warning. And this is very unusual, especially for certain parts of south and south Central Texas. Michael board from W O A. I R I Heart Station, Joining us on the Koga, Who's live line, Michael. I texted you over the weekend, and you said You'd never seen anything like this. Tell us what it's like out there. Yeah, it's it's bizarre to see it in a situation where the roads of a major metropolis city San Antonio are basically shut down because they're covered with snow. And there's no way to get that snow off. San Antonio is not a city that's used to having snow. So it's not like we have an armada of You know, shoveling trucks toe start going around in clearing off streets that that's just not the case. For days, the city has been using the only thing that they had, which is spraying a saltwater solution on the roads and in a Really a half hearted attempt to try to keep them from freezing. But now the city is basically shut down right now, when the biggest problem right now is the power grid in Texas, the whole power grid in Texas is come to a freezing home. You know, there's There's millions of people in Texas right now who have not had power for more than 24 hours is a bad situation. Okay, so that in the end that leads me to you know our our news director Cliff Albert said his son lives in Austin, and he sent him a text saying, You know, this is this is getting deadly. How are people? I mean? You know? How are you supposed to survive in your home? With no heat. What are people trying to do to stay warm or are they? Well, let me give you a sense about Austin. Right now. 42% of the city is without electricity in Houston, which is one of the largest cities in the nation. 1.2 million customers. Do not have power and the state's power grid says it's likely that they're going to be without power all day today, too, so and I mean, in some cases, we could be pushing two days of without power. Some of these people, and it's been a frustrating situation for for many of the power customers where they've been told that they're going to be what are called rolling brownouts where the power would go on for 15 minutes, and then I'll go out for the rest of the hour. It's a hard situation is really bad. It's it's hitting the lowest income areas hardest because they don't have any place to go. They can't leave and go find another place. Um, there's people the there's a run on firewood. You can't find firewood in the city. Um you the places where you would normally go to buy firewood like the grocery stores. We have a grocery chain in Texas called H E B, a very large grocery chain that Z dominance with the whole state. Even they have shut down their grocery stores. These were places that stayed open through the covert pandemic. They found a way to do that. They have closed their stores for this cold snap in Texas. One of the reasons you talk about the power grid Texas is different from just about every other statement in the nation when it comes to our power create were not part of the federal system. Texas's power grid is, um it's stand alone. We don't cooperate. Other states don't cooperate with us. So there's not a situation where a neighboring state could add more power to the Texas power create. It doesn't work that way. And the other problem with our power grid is it is fueled mostly by natural gas and wind energy. Texas is one of the nation's leaders and wind energy. But when you have a cold snap that hits the whole state, those wind turbines like the ones If you're familiar with California drive through, like Palm Springs, yellows went over that Z cluttered in West Texas. That's ah, whole part of West Texas because of this freeze those power turbines. Frozen. Oh, man, Michael Board Wook. I radio one of our I heart stations. Well, stay home. Stay safe, Continue broadcasting as you are, and and thank you for taking the time to talk to us. It just sounds like it's a mess out there. It's bad. Just say a little prayer for us. We're doing okay. We will. Thank you, Michael. All right, Well, they're finally be enough vaccinations to go around. We're gonna talk to county Supervisor Nathan Fletcher. Live, plus Scotch Traffic and weather. Coco News Time. Seven. Oh, seven. Now is your chance to win $1000 text the nationwide keyword win 2 202 100. You'll get a confirmation to extend and vote standard data and message rates apply in this nationwide contest..
"swat" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"The place started while we were away. Air forces on the U. S a power play right now. And they've got a minute 20 to go. There was a shot by Bennett Norland from the top of the far circle. It was knocked down by grab Cho and cleared by Bentley. So Air Force retreating, retrieving regrouping, and here they come left to right for across the blue line on the power play, steal by Bentley poked into the air force in and coming way out of the goal mouth. To play the park is goaltender Alex Shilling beating one of the Bentley players do it. Gets it ahead to Bowery Bowery turns tried to pitch it to the blue line to cook knocked down by Bentley taken back by powering. There's a shot right down the goal line. That's wide of the mark ends up in the corner, dug out of the corner by air Force fed to the blue Line shot by 11 redirected outfront pad save has made thereby grab Gulf. Picked up by bowing. His shot is knocked down by grab court enforced buzzing Right now they're on the power play for another 28 seconds. Here's Jake 11 at the blue Line drifts risk and fires across to the opposite circle of Warren jumped over his stick, He retrieves gets it back to 11. They get it to cook high in the SWAT that toe Horan top of the circle down low for 11 looking for a tip out front, and he just missed it. Dug out of the corner and kept alive by Max Harper, who was falling down, but has the puck gets it. Feeds outfront Bowery on the doorstep. Couldn't do anything with that horn picks it up at the hash mark. That one is not down by grab Go, Bowery goes to the back and grab Go got a piece of that one and grab go the goaltender standing on his head right? There makes the big save now the other way. Russia by Pellegrino and a save made by filling Nick saved by Alex Schilling. As just as Pellegrino took that shot, the power play ended. Bentley's at full strength for five aside right now and a rush up the other way and Air Force offside boy, Great chances and great saves by both goaltenders grabbed hope made about four saves in a flurry in front of the martial. Valerie had that when there was some open net. Tried to slide it underneath the pads and grab Cho got over there. And then right after that, Pellegrino on a near breakaway got behind everybody. Great Save with the right pad By Alex Shilling 5 22 left. Second period to zero. Bentley has been no scoring here in the second period..
"swat" Discussed on WGN Radio
"For the first time since last March, teachers will have received their first covert shots. Author in school District Superintendent Pete Hannigan says a phone call changed everything. It was lucky timing. Words can't describe how I felt and how our staff felt. Walgreens also asked Hannigan's district be a part of the vaccination clinic couldn't be more grateful. You know, towards Walgreens and partnering with us because by partnering with Walgreens is taking the load. Off of Lake County Department of Health as well. School districts work with county health departments to develop their teacher vaccination plans. SWAT team was dispatched to a prominent Chicago address last night. The team was sent to the building formerly known as the John Hancock Center on North Michigan Avenue. They were responding to reports of a gunshot and one of the buildings residential floors. When the team arrived and entered the unit. The alleged offender was no longer there. Ah, bullet fragment was found inside an adjacent apartment. No one was hurt Davis one double GM News Shut aquarium reopened for business today. They've been closed for the last six months due to the pandemic. Strict social distancing guidelines are still in place Employees. Coal Cellars is have to be back at work all of our hearts and souls good just to see people to see the reactions again to the animals. Shut aquarium operating from 9 A.m. to 6 P.m. During the winter months, The Navy wants Wisconsin officials to return a statue of a badger. It's been outside the governor's Capitol office for more than 30 years statue was on the USS Wisconsin prior to World War one. Sat outside the governor's office since 1989 Navy officials contacted state in the last year and asked for the statues returns so it could be house to the museum in Norfolk, Virginia, where the last U. S S. Wisconsin battleship is birth. State officials have asked the Navy to extend the loan for another two years. And the side of General Motors former Chevrolet Plant in Muncie, Indiana, could become the home of large solar farm once the central Indiana City completes deal to buy the blighted property plant closed in 2006..
"swat" Discussed on WSB-AM
"The vaccine supply 100 million More doses of Fizer and 100 million more doses of modernity. 200 million more doses in the federal government had previously secured not in hand yet, but ordered. The president also vows to speed up covert vaccine delivery over the coming weeks. CBS is Nancy Cordes reports. The president is also doing what he can to stop the anti Asian animus connected to the pandemic, provide and signed a presidential memorandum condemning the kind of anti Asian rhetoric His predecessor, frequently employed when discussing covert 19. China virus. Terrible. China VIRUS KONG flu Since the pandemic started, advocacy groups have logged nearly 3000 reports of racism and discrimination against Asian Americans. The Senate impeachment trial of former president Trump begins in two weeks. Cdss Stacy Laughter The senators all signed the oath book to ensure impartial justice as jurors. Republican Senator Rand Paul tried to get the trial dismissed as unconstitutional. But the Senate voted to table that motion. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Senate will conduct a trial of the former president and senators will render judgment on his conduct. A two thirds vote is necessary to convict former President Trump Stacey Lynn CBS NEWS CAP Don't tell to Virginia police officers are out of jobs and facing federal charges in the aftermath of the U. S. Capitol assault our gym Priscilla With that Rocky Mark Virginia police officers have been fired for their involvement in the U. S. Capitol riot Thomas Robertson and shake up franker were pictured in the mob that stormed the capital. The two had been placed on leave and then suspended without pay. Is coming in a hostage situation ends with the discovery of two people dead and in Austin, Texas doctor's office, a SWAT team found the bodies after negotiators spent hours trying to speak to the people inside the building. It's unclear what led to the deaths or who was inside the building. This A CBS News New on 95.5 WSB.
"swat" Discussed on The Mindless Morning Show
"Mean. You have to have a certain capacity to be able to handle you. Guys are gonna see her. I wish that there was more of it. I wish it was more prevalent. So i actually teach interview. Classes in leadership. Classes and a lot of the focus is on emotional intelligence and because people think interview skills as an intellectual skill ahmadou like. It's the mental chess match but really interviewing someone who is about emotions trigger in the other person's emotions understanding their emotions controlling your own emotions and so that is like that's a superpower right there like being able to control your emotions. Read other people's emotions like like i tell people i'm the human lie detector practice it all the time i on my daughter and everybody coming rossmo daughters like and read her mind but i wish that that that teaching skills was more prevalent because when i walk into a group of men on my hey guys today we're gonna talk about motions. Yoting they look at me. Like i'm stupid. They're like hey you're in the wrong room body like that's down the hall. We don't talk about emotions in here and so it actually a few days for them like really you break down and understand this process and how it's a useful tool in every interaction you have and so i used to think like oh if i let an emotion slip out of i got angry if i got sad i was like shit i messed up. Couldn't do it. And so now. I laugh at my old self and i'm like i was just ignorant. I just didn't know how that worked the the brain science behind it. So i wish that that was more prevalent and pushed out more but i would say that the higher level groups swat teams detectives probably have a higher level of that emotional intelligence just from practicing those skills. That's on a regular basis that makes sense that makes sense to me. I mean i know that well according to tv and stuff like whenever some really serious shit goes down. Then that's when they say you know we have counselors and we want you to see this person and this person to talk about it and then the the hero of the story is no. I got a job to do. You know it's like yeah so that's not good. Yeah that's that's that's the subculture that's why that's why the the average life expectancy for cop is fifty eight years old. The suicide rates are through the roof. The alcohol isn't through the roof divorce rates. It's not good because most of the officers don't have the tools to cope with that stuff because it's it's this prolonged exposure to the some horrible shit the and it ends up being what's called cumulative. Ptsd it may not be from one event but you know it's again and again over and over. Yeah it's like i like. I recall every dead body and seriously injured person. I've ever seen in my life and i don't like having that rolodex in my head. It's not a fun thing spin through from time to time as good as a spank bank. That's for sure it's not the same thing. It's not the same thing it's not as useful like you got to get rid of it.
"swat" Discussed on The Mindless Morning Show
"Bank. Jeez now now can't say i've done that that That's not a very common thing. I'm trying to like ask what the cool story you have without. Because he's not okay. I'll sir when one of the things that sticks with me the most I was even thinking about it. Kind of brings me back there for a minute. But i was i was. I saw this car. They pulled up in front of like a drug house. And i was like no. I'm gonna. I'm gonna get this car. And when they started to pull away. The are hauling s down the residential street. Only fifty thirty. okay. I got you pull this car over. And the guys sitting in there. And he's got his left hand the steering wheel on his right hand his crammed in between the seats and center console and He he's acting funny and he asked me he's like he's a ham agent and put the car park. I'm like yeah. Put the car park. I'm trying to look in the car. See what's going on will. He uses his left hand to reach over to put the car park. And i'm like dude. What's in your right hand. He says nothing and throws in drive and starts to take off well at that point i thought he had a gun in his right hand so i was like if i back up. I'm going to get shot. So i needed to grab this dude so i don't get shot so i ended up in his window as he starts driving on the street and so we got up to about sixty miles an hour and we went about six blocks down the road and it's interesting when you're adrenaline super spikes your. Your brain starts working overtime. You start thinking lots of things. I remember the first thing i thought about that is i need to get in this current whoop his ass and i'm like i'm trying to get in but like i'm doing like the fred flintstone on the outside of the car and have traction outside. I'm like well that's not gonna work. Well maybe i'll just yank riding surfboard. So now i'm trying to yank this guy out of the car but he's locked in steering wheel he's not going anywhere and i'm like all right. Well maybe i should let go. And i look around and i'm working on fast if i let go i'm gonna get fucked up like i'm done like i can't let go. My next thought was irony to shoot this guy in the face and and that was the first time i ever thought i needed to shoot somebody. Well my right arm is grabbed in on him and my left arm is on the frame and i looked at my gun this pin against the door and i'm like well that's not gonna work either. Yeah so he. Actually the the row came to a t and he slows down to make a left turn. And i'm like no no no we're not making a left turn so i just grabbed the steering wheel. Drove us into the ditch on the other side of the road and so that stopped that. Yeah i i had some choice words for him when we ended our little trip. Oh yeah but He went to jail. He i think he went to prison for for a few years. I heard he's back out someone. Someone told me that That the that they came not that long ago. When i was like we'll tell them high for me. Yeah did you ever did you. I'm sure you found out. We have a gun on him. No it was just a bunch of cocaine. Would you have that. That's such a dog. Gotta say the fact that like i had to beat around. The bush asked this question to get such a bad story. I'm a little disappointed but that was interesting story like racing. My tank was tied to say. Well it's the amount of adrenaline. I can't compare except when i was going. Best of three tic tac toe with my wife that was that was a superintendent can tell his life six. That's incredible just wasted bingo night. Oh yeah. I can't even do bingo. Royds.
"swat" Discussed on The Mindless Morning Show
"Son sunshine himself again today and i'm working in nice clean house installing brand new faucets and toilets but anyways that's enough of him anyway your listeners probably twenty times what were you like typical everyday duties as a flop. Well like. I said if we're just referring to swat your training you're preparing for whatever operation's you have a lot of stuff we ran was early in the morning so if we did get a call it was like four. Am we're getting ready to go and so it's like trying to slap yourself away. Yeah you chug some coffee row. Quick and then you Have a quick meeting about what's about to happen and we're like okay. Let's do it you know. We have in the back of the truck. I was the breach or so. I was the one that got knocked on the door for everybody and let it let the team in so that was That was my favorite part of the morning because bring very bodies by saying on the door like you probably a bomb at the door and said i my my favorite tool was the rams so it was like a good forty five pound piece of steel that i got to carry around and just knock. Open the door You guys might appreciate this story. But because i had a record. I was knocked. Open every door with one hit on one day there was. There was one day where we're going to this ob- in setting thing is i always do like i always i in my head. I thought i'd never said it out loud. But i always thought knock knock on the door. 'cause 'cause when you when you step up to the door there's always a little bit of slack in your front door right and so it helps if you just press your foot on ever so slightly to take the slack out it helps. The door popped open a lot easier. So i take the ram anti swing and i put the ram right through the door thornton open and so i look at it and they go. Oh shit. that's never happened before and mike. Okay let me swing again. He'd go a little lower. Because i went right above the lock. Just put a big circle right above the law. I swing again and all it did was make the whole bigger and crap to now. I'm freaking out because now know we're here we gotta get in the drennan starts hidden and i'm like what do i need to do is pull the ram out. And i'm like i know what i'll do. I shoulder the door and it was really really cheap door. This is why. I went through a couple of times. It was a legit door at properly what it came hoping. But this was a really crappy door and it had like the glass window on top. Yeah so when. I shouldered the door. It folded in half in the glass rain down on me and then i don't know if you guys have ever tried to light a shoulder a door with a forty five pound steel tube in your hand. You're not really on balance. when happens. So the door folds it opens in for the first time ever. I am the first one in the house. But i'm sprawled out on the floor. Dropped ram and i'm in all i can think about is when i hit the floor is there's a train of men behind me. They need to come in here. And i felt this big open space to my right and i was like oh shit so i hopped up. I grabbed my gun. I ducked into the room that i saw. Well this one's mine and Yeah so that was the The first and only time. I beat the rest of the team into the house but Definitely was interesting feeling user. You're going in not knowing what the hell is on the other side and you're not trying to go in physics typically your debris would just be at door side slam it up and step aside and let the train go in and you go in after. Yeah you normally be the last one in or one of the last people in so yeah. I'd spin off behind and pick up the the rear toss my ran off to the side and you know pull out my pistol when everyone else normally had their rifles out. But sure your because your strongest shit. They had it clearly nickname for you. You know what one shine moody your. They gave me crab cakes. I didn't drink milk. So it literally like the my name on the truck just said got milk question mark and so i was like. Is that the best you guys come up with them. Like whatever guys that's fine you know so. Yeah i mean just jealous of your your lack of density so if you're a criminal first of all you suck but second of all i guess by cheap door worse this is be fucking criminal. Listen to this show. Maybe act now. Hey i'm like oh shit. Yeah oh no. Oh god yeah and next week our next guest is going to be a serial bank robber now. So do you watch like cop. Shows like tv shows are just too far away from his. He's very science. i do. My girlfriend tells me. I can't watch her with her. Because critique to lunch so one. I was watching part of recently. Several episodes was chicago. Pd because there were gulbis awards right and you know. This isn't bad and it's not a bad show until they start doing the tactics. And then i'm like why is someone is getting away is no one ever on the. Why do you let somebody cops get shot wide. The -tective go in front of the swatting. That doesn't work like that. You know so. I'm like what the heck are they doing it. would it gets the tactics. it gets bad Probably the best one. I've seen is End of watch. That's probably the most accurate police movie i've ever seen. It was super accurate. The banter back and forth with guys in the patrol car The the different scenes they went to the different events they had to deal with. That was probably the most accurate you know. Police movie i've ever seen. But that in general their crap. Yeah that that end of watch. If that's the one about the two partners right and vital lapd in over a lot of gang activity and whatnot. So yeah really. Good movie josh v. Seen it not seeing like premium. Poppy and the ball lar- to get one. That one is that so actor all it probably is accurate..
"swat" Discussed on The Mindless Morning Show
"What manner you know. Because if i'm talking about you know my my day job or my business you know kinda i guess that's i said it's true that's true Let's say so. You like a family man as well you married and all of that stuff is well okay. I've got a girlfriend. Got a daughter so definitely a family. Okay okay so let's say you're finding a new mistress right. The her what. I said that example. But i don't know your small talk at a appre line at a grocery store and your bullshit with somebody behind you and this dude's a man and then you would say like if if i'm quoting my day job i tell people on top and then there's like the fifty million questions. That was the craziest thing you saw. What do you do. And then. When i say i've been in swat they're like oh my gosh. That's so cool. Like tell me the coolest thing. I'm like i'm like i don't know my scale is different than you guys. Because you know. I i've seen so much crazy dump. Stop that i don't know what's cool anymore so yeah. I don't even know if we have that on our list of questions because i know that you get asked that shit all the time. Thank you. so you're racist. You don't ask the.
"swat" Discussed on The Mindless Morning Show
"Hey everybody welcome to another episode of the mindless midnight. Show today we have a super special guest just atherton who is a law enforcement officer and he is going to talk to us about all sorts of awesome stuff today justin. How're you doing man. I'm doing great guys. I appreciate you have on your excited. We are coming up. We are really excited. So i thanks. I tell us a little bit about yourself sir. I've been law enforcement for over. Fourteen years I've done everything from being on the swat team. Detective training officer supervisor. So i've run the gambit of premature everything you can do with law enforcement Main focus now is really on my coaching business which they started about two and a half years ago which is called confidence unchained. I'm focused on the the virtual summit that we are having come out at the end of february where it's virtual summit focused on men helping men and really. I'm super excited about that guy. So so that's my main focus right now nice okay so so that's right now obviously with cova being the shit storm that it is. That's all virtual writer which is great definitely ritual van. I mean it can be. I mean we. We've got listeners in the uk and all over so anybody could could get services for you and and can actually Can actually work with no matter where they are which is really cool. So what what made you come up with the idea to wanna do that. Actually came from my passion for training training different officers. Whether it was a supervisor roller whether it was just the one on one training officer role i found that is what i was really passionate about and the immediate feedback i get from being able to share this stuff and see an impact in someone's life and being like hey this stuff works leading holy crap. It's changed my life. Not just my personal life and every interaction. I have so i get a lot of reward out of it and you know seeing the man that i work with Just change their lives man. And it's simple stuff if you can if you can just apply them on a consistent basis yeah sure. That's that's hard for a lot of people to do that. I mean like the people that people that are able to train like you can for you. It's easy lincoln's like boom boom boom and other people they drop off or you know a lot of it. I'm sure a lot of it has to do with a new year's resolutions. Like i'm going to be this and this and this three weeks into it. Sure but yeah def guess so. This is like a get rich quick scheme against gig confidence No i i. It's not easy because like you said you know people. They have a tendency to drop drops off quickly. And what. what's the statistic like by like february eighth or by valentine's day. Everyone's gotten rid of their new year's resolution it. It's not an easy thing. And i tell any of the i were with mike. Hey upfront this is an easy shit. You have to be consistent. You have to want this stuff and you know. I'm pretty blunt like i. I don't sugar coat this stuff. I know that there's some coaches out there that are like. Hey it's all about the motivation. It's like all his fluff. Screw i wanna point out. I'm like hey look this way. You're messing up k. Can you handled that. Can you handle with me pointing out the stuff that you're doing that's not lining up with where you want to be in your life and go. Hey snap out of it and who sudden if you actually want to change something in live so you know it is not get confidence Quick scheme because that's that doesn't have. Yeah john i mean. Liquid kirk is pretty. Good admits yeah. That's a short term short term stuff so the sickest people need. I agree because i already fell off. My new year's resolution mind was to actually quit the mindless morning. Show with josh. And i still haven't quit so i mean god i'm still here so That's awesome. I really i really like that too. It's so going back a few steps When you first got into law enforcement what inspires you to make that to make that. That jump i wanted to put in jail. Yeah like it. Though that was. I use that in my interview. They asked me. Why do you wanna be the police. I wanna put back in jail. I ask people that question. Like new officers are people that you know. I think we cut up there for a second. I didn't. I didn't catch what you guys. So yeah i. I use that my interview guys. I beg guys in jail. I've i've heard a lot of people. Give the static answer. I wanna protect community. And how do you think that going to do that. Like how do you think you're going to write list that they don't really think. Pass the surface level answer and So they're like well you know. I'm going to go out there and do what i need to do. And you have no idea what how like. I like people to give an honest answer. I asked the guy the other day. I was like guy wants to be a police especially now i'm like why do you want to be a police. He's like he's like. I wanna job where i'm active. He's like i'm a little bit of an adrenalin junky. So that's part of it. I said that is an honest answer. I said i can appreciate an honest answer other than some fluffs that you're gonna give about why you want to exactly exactly or somebody's like why do you want to be a police officer. Well man i got. I got a trigger happy finger. Good so.
"swat" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"China He has been involved in promoting, for example, these in SWAT news Agency of the government, which repeatedly denied any human rights violations against the weaker people. And has spoken out against Pro democracy protests in Hong Kong. He's made a great deal of money. Doing that he's also been involved with the P C C W media company with he, in essence is Chinese controlled. There. And he's very much of the tradition of Eric Swalwell, the Congress congressman who accused Trump without any evidence of Russian involvement while he was very directly involved with the Chinese honeypot spy. Amazing how many Chinese spies there have been in a position to find incriminating material that could be used to blackmail US lawmakers. God knows they have enough blackmail little information. To make Joe Biden is president. Simply there, Agent Which is why Europe went ahead and made a deal with Communist China. Oh, by the way on Lee a couple of years ago, the head of the European Union was not tearing down statues. But he helped put up a statue. A giant statue and Traer, Germany. Rick Earl Marks was born. Are honoring the Communist Marxist theorists, Karl Marx, all the plants tattoo, by the way was paid for by communist China. He gave a large speech praising Karl Marx, the head of the EU at that event. And that statue hasn't been bothered by protesters at all. Go figure low..