LEO Round Table – January 3, 2018

Episode 441: Why did officer fatalities go down in 2017?


Episode 442: Should it be easier to prosecute police?


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LEO Round Table – December 27, 2017

Episode 435: Do Bad Officers Shoot More?


Episode 436: Minneapolis Shooting Investigation / Officer Charged with Terrorism.


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LEO Round Table – December 4, 2017

Episode 416: Immigration and Crime


Episode 417: 2nd Amendment and Drugs


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Drugs Fuel Terrorism


by Jeffrey James Higgins

Published on December 7, 2017

The sale of illegal drugs fuels terrorism by pouring profits into dangerous ideologies, fanning the flames of hatred and violence around the world. The connection between drugs and terror is highly predictable, based on political and economic principles, and this linkage creates ethical dilemmas for drug users and policy makers alike. It is critically important to understand that drug profits enable terrorist organizations to turn powder into blood.


The majority of the world’s cocaine comes from Colombia and most of the world’s heroin is produced in Afghanistan. In both countries, terrorist groups influence the drug trade and fund their operations with drug proceeds. According to the DEA, approximately 37 percent of officially designated Foreign Terrorist Organizationshave possible ties to drug trafficking. That percentage doesn’t include many undesignated purveyors of terror, like the Afghan Taliban, so the number of groups supporting terrorism with drug sales is probably much higher.

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LEO Round Table – November 27, 2017

Episode 410: Best States for Police / Court Rules against Trump


Episode 411: Officer Shoots Armed Suspect / Drug Lab Bombed


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LEO Round Table – 10/23/2017

Episode 380: Should police standardize firearms?


Episode 381: Should de-escalation be required?


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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:


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


New Opium War: China ‘s Fatal Exports

September 6, 2017



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


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


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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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