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 Detective Bill Powers discusses his books, fascinating cases, and his career in policing.

1st Amendment and the Freedoms of Expression

1st Amendment and the Freedoms of Expression

The encouragement and allowance of peaceful protest and free speech is a cornerstone of the United States Constitution and is solidified in the First Amendment. Our nation was created from political dispute with England, and angry protests and fiery speeches energized...

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1st Amendment and the Freedoms of Expression

The Trial and the Defense of Insanity

This episode concludes the discussion about the mass murder in Wakefield MA. on December 26, 2001. Previously, Jordan and Bill led listeners through an exhaustive examination of the investigative process and the legal challenges that led up to the trial of...

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1st Amendment and the Freedoms of Expression

Trial Preparation and the Legal Process

A defendant always has the presumption of innocence, and the prosecution always carries the burden of proving their case “beyond a reasonable doubt”. The burden is high because the stakes are as well. In a murder conviction, the defendant could lose their freedom for...

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1st Amendment and the Freedoms of Expression

Crime Scene Processing and Executing Search Warrants

We continue our review of the mass murder in Wakefield and focus on the importance of protecting the crime scene in the original condition, preserving it from additional contamination, before documenting and meticulously collecting all of the evidence for additional...

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1st Amendment and the Freedoms of Expression

Managing a Large Scale Investigation and Crime Scene

Every death investigation presents unforeseen and unpredictable issues and complications. Each requires immediate, but considered decision making to restore order and safety, preserve the crime scene(s), summon the needed practitioners to assist, all the while keeping...

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1st Amendment and the Freedoms of Expression

Investigations

Join us in this first episode of a new chapter as we transition from a general overview of policing in America today, to an in-depth look at criminal investigations. In many instances the witness interviews and evidence present in a simple, straight-forward manner and...

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1st Amendment and the Freedoms of Expression

“The Ride Along” and “The Tattered Blue Line”

Our guest today is author and retired police officer Frank Scalise. Frank, who writes under the pen name Frank Zafiro, has produced more than thirty novels and countless short stories in the genre of police procedurals. All are authentic, topical, and well written....

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