Elected Village Idiot

On April 23, 2010, at Midnight, Gracie Versus Dad presents Elected Village Idiot.

Program Date: April 23, 2010

Program Time: Midnight Pacific

Topic: Elected Village Idiot

Listen Live: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/gracieversusdad/2010/04/24/elected-village-idiot

 

About the Show

Opinions, commentary and comedy from Grace E. Fecteau and her Father, Raymond E. Foster.

 

About this Episode

Among the top stories of the week an Indiana women was elected village idiot; a deputy used a Taser on another deputy as a joke; A zoo in England created a sheep/pig hybrid; a Utah women beats her blindfolded – surprise expecting husband with a hammer; a store employee is punched after commenting on a customer’s body odor; A Facebook user praying for other’s death; the new $100 bill; kids lose interest in take your child to work day; Crybaby Award,” teen faces drug and gun charges after leading Pleasantville police on chase; Southpark creators heed warning – maybe; bubble gum prom dress; putting the real coke in real coke; Hitler is responsible for Osama Bin Laden; and, much more.

 

Program Contact Information

Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA

editor@police-writers.com

909.599.7530

Lawman Leather: The Dirty Harry Holster and Real Cops

On May 6, 2010, Conversations with American Heroes at the Watering Hole will feature a conversation with former Chicago Police Department Officer Jerry Ardolino the creator of the Original Dirty Harry® Shoulder Holster.

Program Date: May 6, 2010

Program Time: 1700 hours Pacific

Topic: Lawman Leather: The Dirty Harry Holster and Real Cops

Listen Live: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lawenforcement/2010/05/07/lawman-leather-the-dirty-harry-holster-and-real-cops

About the Guest

Jerry Ardolino, a former Chicago Police Officer is the owner of Lawman Leather Goods, and the creator and manufacturer of the Original Dirty Harry® Shoulder Holster. Jerry Ardolino is the author of  Extreme Cop Chicago PD: The True Story of the Wildest, most Violent Cop in the History of the Chicago Police and The Shang Pirate Legacy. The Shang Pirate Legacy is a fact-based historical work about Chinese triad gangs stretching from the 1600s to today’s Hong Kong.

About the Holster

Lawman Leather Goods is the original manufacturer of The ORIGINAL DIRTY HARRY® Shoulder Holster: Worn by Police, Elite Military Units & Hunters in Over 23 Different Countries for Over 32 Years.  Now made for every handgun ever made and all current handguns in the world – every caliber – every barrel length.  So, whether you carry a Smith & Wesson Model 29 .44magnum; a Smith & Wesson Performance Center .500 Caliber; a .460 Caliber; a V-Comp,  a .44 Caliber Colt Dragoon or a .45 1911 Auto pistol– they make an ORIGINAL DIRTY HARRY® for every handgun; to the exact handgun.  They also manufacture the S.T.U. – the Severe Tactical Use shoulder holster – the hottest holster in the world; all leather and impervious to almost any element.  Currently being sold to individual special operations personnel in Iraq.

About the Watering Hole

The Watering Hole is Police slang for a location cops go off-duty to blow off steam and talk about work and life. American Heroes Radio brings you to the watering hole, where it is Sometimes funny; sometimes serious; but, always interesting.

About the Host

Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster was a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department for 24 years.  He retired in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant.  He holds a bachelor’s from the Union Institute and University in Criminal Justice Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Financial Management from California State University, Fullerton; and, has completed his doctoral course work. Raymond E. Foster has been a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and Fresno; and is currently a Criminal Justice Department chair, faculty advisor and lecturer with the Union Institute and University.  He has experience teaching upper division courses in Law Enforcement, public policy, Public Safety Technology and leadership.  Raymond is an experienced author who has published numerous articles in a wide range of venues including magazines such as Government Technology, Mobile Government, Airborne Law Enforcement Magazine, and Police One.  He has appeared on the History Channel and radio programs in the United States and Europe as subject matter expert in technological applications in Law Enforcement.

Listen, call, join us at the Watering Hole:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lawenforcement/2010/05/07/lawman-leather-the-dirty-harry-holster-and-real-cops

Archive:

www.americanheroesradio.com/lawman_leather_dirty_harry_holster.html

Program Contact Information

Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA

editor@police-writers.com

909.599.7530

Police Suicide

Officer Louis Enrique Martinez of the Chicago Police Department has a Master of Arts Degree and is the 1st Vice President of the Illinois Academy of Criminology as well as a member of the editorial board of The Journal of Police Crisis Negotiations. Louis Enrique Martinez is the author of The Secret Deaths: Patrol Officer’s Testimonial Views on Police Suicides and Why Suicides Continues to be Hidden in Police Departments.

According to the book description of The Secret Deaths: Patrol Officer’s Testimonial Views on Police Suicides and Why Suicides Continues to be Hidden in Police Departments, “This book is about the police culture and how it affects officers when they are faced with personal issues. It’s about the topic of suicide and the police. It is about how the public sees and feels about suicide and let me tell you it is totally different on how police officers see it when one of their own takes their life. It’s about how police departments across the country stigmatize police suicides and refuse to accept it for what it really is. Suicide is a tragedy, and it is an illness.”

More Information
http://www.police-writers.com/louis_enrique_martinez.html

Cold Case Parental Abduction

On April 30, 2010, Conversations with American Heroes at the Watering Hole will feature a conversation with private investigator and former law enforcement official Monty Curtis about the cold case parental abduction of Charles and William Vosseler.

Program Date: April 30, 2010

Program Time: 2100 hours Pacific

Topic: Cold Case Parental Abduction

Listen Live: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lawenforcement/2010/05/01/cold-case-parental-abduction

About the Guest

Monty J. Curtis, “a Certified Fraud Examiner (“CFE”), is President of Corporate Intelligence Group, LLC. He has a distinguished career as a professional investigator that spans more than 21 years. Sensitive internal inquiries, due diligence investigations, fraud investigations, investigations into corporate sabotage, hostile takeover and proxy fight-related inquiries, environmental investigations, asset searches, risk assessments and locating and interviewing witnesses are amongst the assignments Mr. Curtis regularly conducts and manages. In addition, he is also experienced conducting investigations that involve numerous jurisdictions, unique challenges and that require a vast array of skill sets.

Prior to joining CIG, he held management positions at several international investigative and risk mitigation consultancies including Vance, Decision Strategies, Kroll and the Investigative Group International (“IGI”). He was also formerly founder and President of New Hampshire-based Investigative Strategies, Inc. that also had offices in Boston, Massachusetts and Portland, Maine”  Monty Curtis was “formerly a law enforcement officer and certified intermediate weapons instructor.”

About the Case

On October 9, 1986, Charles Martin Vosseler abducted his two boys, Charles Jason Vosseler (“CJ”), not quite four at the time, and William Martin Vosseler (“Billy”), 2 and-a-half at the time. They were last seen in Rochester, New Hampshire. There are active UFAP warrants for Vosseler and CJ and Billy are listed in NCIC.   Vosseler informed his then wife, that he was taking the boys for the weekend to visit relatives out of state. He did not return them as promised. On Monday, the mother went to Vosseler’s office where he owned a rural real estate company. The doors to the business were locked and the mother was told Vosseler had let all his employees go and had cleaned out the office the week before. Prior to the abduction, he took the mother’s name off of credit cards and unbeknownst to her, had stopped making payments on her car. Before he kidnapped the children he also took all pictures of the boys, address books and had secretly auctioned off almost everything Vosseler and his wife had in storage. He even took the mother’s wallet. The only pictures of the boys were taken from five seconds of video a friend shot of her son’s (the friend’s son) birthday. Other than memories, those are the only images the mother has of CJ and Billy. Although the details of his initial post-abduction footsteps are not known, we learned Vosseler, probably by design, he landed in Stilwell, Oklahoma in December 2006. Stilwell is a very rural area that borders Arkansas.

Coincidently, or not, the house where he lived in Stilwell is not far from Elohim City, a private community of extremists that gained national attention for its supposed ties to members of the Silent Brotherhood in the 1980s and with convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh in the 1990s. In 1986, the same year, Charlie kidnapped CJ and Billy, a Canadian woman sought refuge with her children contravening a court order awarding custody of the children to her husband. I do not know if Vosseler had any connection to the organization but he has been described as an “anti-government,” and “rules don’t apply to me” kind of individual.

In 1987, a person he had been dating Vosseler (Vosseler had changed his name to Charles Wilson and changed the children’s last names as well) saw a pictures of CJ and Billy on a Child Find. She called Child Find but before the FBI arrived in Stilwell, Vosseler had been tipped off and burned his house, a vehicle and some other possessions. Presumably, this was done to get rid of any evidence that might help find him in the future. There have been no known viable leads since then. 

It has been nearly 23 years since Ruth, the mother, has seen her children. She does not know the fate of her children, and most likely the children no nothing about her. What they do know, if anything, is likely untrue.

About the Watering Hole

The Watering Hole is Police slang for a location cops go off-duty to blow off steam and talk about work and life. American Heroes Radio brings you to the watering hole, where it is Sometimes funny; sometimes serious; but, always interesting.

About the Host

Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster was a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department for 24 years.  He retired in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant.  He holds a bachelor’s from the Union Institute and University in Criminal Justice Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Financial Management from California State University, Fullerton; and, has completed his doctoral course work. Raymond E. Foster has been a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and Fresno; and is currently a Criminal Justice Department chair, faculty advisor and lecturer with the Union Institute and University.  He has experience teaching upper division courses in Law Enforcement, public policy, Public Safety Technology and leadership.  Raymond is an experienced author who has published numerous articles in a wide range of venues including magazines such as Government Technology, Mobile Government, Airborne Law Enforcement Magazine, and Police One.  He has appeared on the History Channel and radio programs in the United States and Europe as subject matter expert in technological applications in Law Enforcement.

Listen, call, join us at the Watering Hole:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lawenforcement/2010/05/01/cold-case-parental-abduction

Archive:

http://www.americanheroesradio.com/cold_case_parental_abduction.html

Program Contact Information

Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA

editor@police-writers.com

909.599.7530

Tales from the Hood Part II

The late summer of 1988 saw the promotion of Jon Moreland to Detectives. With it came a much welcomed pay increase. Jon’s time in grade had also provided him with a step raise in addition to a long overdue city increase. The combination of the three allowed him to put a down payment on a nice little two-bedroom house overlooking Fairmont Park in the North end of the city.
Read On
http://www.police-writers.com/articles/tales_from_the_hood_jolly.html

I Have Heroes; they are called DISPATCHERS

Many moons ago at the ripe old age of 19, I began my law enforcement career. I was still too young to become an officer so I became a dispatcher while I waited to go to the police academy. I figured I’d do the “easy” job of dispatching before becoming a cop and doing real police work.
Read On
http://www.police-writers.com/articles/heroes_dispatchers.html

Doing More with Less: Policing the City of Los Angeles During a Recession

The City of Los Angeles currently faces a nearly $200 million dollar budget shortfall (Zahniser & Reston, 2010). The mayor has asked all city departments to review their operating budgets and make cutbacks to address and rectify the dire financial situation. The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), with its nearly 10,000 officers, has not been spared from financial cutbacks. Being asked to do more with less has become a recurring theme within the department.
Read On
http://www.police-writers.com/articles/policing_during_recession.html