LEO Round Table – 10/23/2017

Episode 380: Should police standardize firearms?

http://leoroundtable.com/firearms-standardization-in-law-enforcement-good-or-bad-leo-round-table-episode-380/

Episode 381: Should de-escalation be required?

http://leoroundtable.com/de-escalation-techniques-required-before-force-u-s-court-rules-leo-round-table-episode-381/

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Voice of America Interview

Voice of America interviewed me about China’s role in the opioid crisis. The video interview will be produced soon.

Here’s the article in Mandarin Chinese:

https://www.voachinese.com/a/opioid-china-20170905/4016464.html

Here’s a rough English translation, using Google Translate:

CHINA

New Opium War: China ‘s Fatal Exports

September 6, 2017

Opioids

WASHINGTON –

Every day, an average of 100 Americans died of opioid overdose. Last month, President Chuanpu announced the country’s entry into the “state of emergency” of opioid abuse. In this “unprecedented” crisis, China is an important part, because most of the synthetic opium drugs, made in China, exported from China, especially the highly toxic fentanyl. Law enforcement officers said there is more and more fentanyl through mail into the United States, to challenge the law enforcement.

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LEO Round Table – October 2, 2017

Episode 360: Terror in Las Vegas / Lost Weapon Leads to Shooting

http://leoroundtable.com/las-vegas-terror-produces-deadliest-mass-shooting-in-u-s-leo-round-table-episode-360/

Episode 361: Police can’t Protest in Uniform / Government Shouldn’t Fund the NFL

http://leoroundtable.com/kneeling-in-uniform-should-it-be-tolerated-leo-round-table-episode-361/

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LEO Round Table – September 25, 2017

Episode 354: NFL protests

NFL Protests During National Anthem And Law Enforcement – LEO Round Table episode 354

Episode 355: Seattle use-of-force / Officer saves jumper

Seattle Police Lose Use-Of-Force Lawsuit, Should They? – LEO Round Table episode 355

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LEO Round Table – September 11, 2017

Episode 342: Bribing gang members?

http://leoroundtable.com/should-you-pay-violent-gang-members-a-stipend-to-end-gun-violence-leo-round-table-episode-342/

Episode 343: Should police view videos?

http://leoroundtable.com/should-cops-review-body-cam-videos-before-making-statements-leo-round-table-episode-343/

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3 CNN Appearances

Tune in on Saturday, September 23 to see my two live interviews on CNN Newsroom and to watch an episode about one of my cases on CNN Declassified.

Fredricka Whitfield will interview me about narco-terrorism at 12:50 p.m. and Ana Cabrera will interview me again at 8:50 p.m.

At 9:00 p.m., CNN Declassified will air Heroin’s Godfather: Haji Bagcho.

LEO Round Table – September 4, 2017

Episode 336: Officer arrests nurse for following the law.

http://leoroundtable.com/nurse-arrested-by-police-while-protecting-unconscious-cops-rights-leo-round-table-episode-336/

Episode 337: Police shooting justified under stand-your-ground.

http://leoroundtable.com/stand-your-ground-immunity-applies-to-cops-florida-court-says-leo-round-table-episode-337/

Episode 338: Many warnings of ANTIFA violence.

http://leoroundtable.com/charlottesville-warned-by-dhs-3-days-before-violence-leo-round-table-episode-338/

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CNN Declassified Tonight

CNN Declassified is scheduled to air The Godfather of Heroin tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET. This episode details the investigation and arrest of Haji Bagcho, the world’s most prolific drug trafficker.

If the episode is postponed for CNN’s coverage of hurricane Irma, which is possible, I’ll post an update with the new date and time.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/10/world/afghanistan-war-opium-heroin-facts-declassified/index.html

LEO Round Table – August 28, 2017

Episode 330: Situational awareness / Police ignore Antifa violence

http://leoroundtable.com/antifa-violence-and-law-enforcement-leo-round-table-episode-330/

Episode 331: Defendant cries racism / Police shoot driver

http://leoroundtable.com/plea-deals-for-shooting-cops-leo-round-table-episode-331/

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LEO Round Table – August 21, 2017

Episode 324: Speech suppressed by police in Boston.

http://leoroundtable.com/boston-free-speech-rally-shut-down-due-to-counter-protesters-leo-round-table-episode-324/

Episode 325: The myth of racist police shootings.

http://leoroundtable.com/racist-police-officers-killing-unarmed-black-men-end-the-myth-leo-round-table-episode-325/

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After 16 Years of War, Afghanistan Still World’s Heroin Supplier

After 16 Years of War, Afghanistan Still World’s Heroin Supplier

By Jeffrey James Higgins

Published on August 23, 2017

On Monday, President Donald Trump revealed many substantive changes to U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, but the longest war in U.S. history cannot be won without confronting narco-terrorism. After 16 years and billions of U.S. dollars spent, Afghanistan now supplies more than 75 percent of the world’s heroin and the region hosts the highest concentration of terrorist groups. Not only that, Afghanistan serves as a primary hub where the world’s largest drug trafficking groups directly support Islamic terrorism. There will be none of Trump’s promise of victory without confronting these dark truths.

Narco-terrorism describes the nexus between drug traffickers and terrorists. It manifests itself in four basic forms: 1) drug traffickers who engage in terrorist activity to further their drug trade; 2) terrorists who sell drugs to finance their operations; 3) organizations with equal interests in drug trafficking and terrorism; and 4) drug traffickers and terrorists who mutually support each other.

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LEO Round Table – August 14, 2017

Episode 318: Riots in Charlottesville.

http://leoroundtable.com/clash-in-charlottesville-did-police-get-it-wrong-leo-round-table-episode-318/

Episode 319: Is filming police a right? / Suing over torture.

http://leoroundtable.com/filming-police-is-not-a-first-amendment-right-court-of-appeals-ruling-leo-round-table-episode-319/

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End the Myth

Law Enforcement Today

By Jeffrey James Higgins

Published on August 19 2017

Stories about racism are dominating the news and the false narrative that there is an epidemic of racist police officers killing unarmed black men continues to be widely believed, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. It was a hot political issue during the last presidential campaign and it became one of the most reported stories in 2016. The value of propagating this falsehood has dwindled since the election, but it still lurks below the surface, waiting to be resurrected as a political weapon.

It is time to end this myth.

A quick statistical analysis of reported police shootings in 2015 and 2016 clearly shows that the unlawful use of deadly force by police against blacks is statistically insignificant. The number of people killed by insects in the United States each year is higher than the number of unarmed blacks shot and killed by police officers. Unfortunately the proliferation of this political lie and the vilification of police has resulted in the assassination of police officers, inflamed racial tensions, and a surge of violence in black communities.

Obviously, there is racism in the United States, just like there is in every other country in the world. Some police officers do commit individual acts of racism and there may even be residual, systemically racist policies in some police departments. There are also instances when deadly force is improperly used by some police officers, but racism cannot be assumed without evidence. While individual acts of racism and excessive use of deadly force by police do exist, the characterization of these incidents as systemic problems is absurd.

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