Thin Blue Neo-Nazi?! WHAT?!

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In this episode, HM and MC put on their political thinking caps to try to determine why a Blue Line symbol, used by Police to remember fallen brothers and sisters, wound up on an Anti-Fascist flyer on how to identify “alt-right” and neo-nazi groups.

The guys give you the PD and Fire angle on Charlottesville, Boston and how an image of a black cop protecting a Nazi flag and men saluting it is pretty much the definition of grace, honor and everything that blue line symbol represents.
What can we do when our symbols get hijacked by jerks and then used to lump us with other jerks?
How do we handle comments on duty by that small minority among us who belong to hateful fringe groups?
This isn’t the last skirmish these groups will have and we in the disciplines have to do what the officer in the photo did. Put on our uniforms and do our jobs.
No BOLO this week, just keep your heads on a swivel.

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The Annual Kilted Show!

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In this episode, MC and HM discuss their favorite charity: Their own!

September is here and that means one thing: no pants!

MC and HM are back to tell you why Kilted to Kick Cancer is the only charity you need to know about for the next 30 days.
Learn about how it started, why it seems quieter this year and how you can get a kilt and a t shirt for less than $100.
Visit Kilted to Kick Cancer to join!
Find your favorite Kilted Gear at the Kilted Army! We’ve got shirts, hoodies and other swag for you to pick up and get out there!
Get Kilted! Get Checked!

BOLO

Houston, We Have a Problem

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In this episode, HM and MC are high and dry while Houston suffers the impact of Harvey, the record breaking storm still dropping more than a foot of rain a day.

The guys talk about mandatory recalls for fire police and ems as well as when to split the family unit and ride it out.
What would you do if you saw Harvey coming and had to decide what to do? Were you in the path? Drop us a line and tell us what your decision process was: (925) 304-1483.
If you are in the impacted area, stay dry, stay safe and hang in there!

BOLO

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Do You Even Ban Cops, Bro?

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In this episode, MC and HM discuss the douchebaggery of one Jim Chambers, provocateur gym rat at EAV Barbell Club in Atlanta, GA.

Chambers, not a fan of law enforcement or The Crossover Show (we assume), recently posted a sign extolling his dislike of those that choose to risk their lives for the protection of others. That is to say, cops and soldiers.

You can check out his “reasoning” in this interview.

News flash for Mr. Chambers: We don’t need you to get stronger. There are countless strength training options/locations for those that decide to fight for those that can’t.

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MC and HM Remember the Face of Their Fathers

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The Dark Tower takes over #TCS

In this episode, HM and MC geek out over The Dark Tower.

Do you really need to be warned about spoilers?

Admittedly, HM is a bigger DT nerd than MC. Thus, he has culled a list of 19 (!) questions from our friends over at Dark Tower Palaver podcast and the guys delve into them.

Not to worry, intrepid listeners…the guys will return next week with their usual fare of Fire, Police, and EMS shenanigans.  But, every once in a while, they gotta remember there is more to life than the job.

BOLO

The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

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The Path of the Medic

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In this episode, HM and MC discuss the whys and wherefores of HM’s trajectory in the Fire service.

In his 8 year friendship with HM, MC has never asked:

“Why did you decide to promote up the EMS side and not the Fire side?”
Instead of simply telling him, the boys do what they do best…grab a beer, fire up the recorder and share.
HM also pokes in from the future and drops this bombshell: He has seen the Dark Tower.

BOLO

The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

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Would you pay an extra $0.03 for more cops/firefighters??

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Time for the boys to check the newswire for news about the three disciplines.

And boy oh boy did it not disappoint!
Cook County laid off over 100 Sheriff Cadets because some restaurant owners lobbied against a soda tax and some firefighters got into a fist fight at the scene of a car fire.
What does Motorcop think about taxes that go towards public safety?
Why does HM support a beer tax?
Are we really the highest taxed in the world?
Spoiler: Someone we know is a certified tax preparer.
More importantly…why should we care that one of the firefighters duking it out in broad daylight is a “40 year veteran?”
And what do the boys think about “a 3 year veteran” doing anything at all except graveyard shift?”
Oh…and Dark Tower movie comes in again and the show goes long!

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That’s Not Why We Have Cameras, Gary!

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In this episode, HM and MC talk about the Baltimore Cop and his alleged recording of planting dope.

Damn it Gary…

Officer Gary in Baltimore (not his real name…but probably is) didn’t listen to our last show about body cameras and filmed himself “allegedly” planting evidence at a scene.
Seriously.
The boys rake Gary over the coals as well as the other 2 officers watching this disaster in the making.
What would you do if one of your coworkers was about to pull a Gary? Is the camera the problem? Is it Gary? Is it the stellar alleys in Baltimore?

BOLO

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The Warded Man by Peter Brett

Sean Eddy and Scott Kier…Troll Masters

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Technology – Friend or Foe?

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In this episode, HM and MC talk about technology…specifically body/helmet cams. Yes, this topic has been talked about before, but this time it’s not about the pros and cons of simply having them, but what are the different uses for those hours and hours of video that never go anywhere?

 

Is there a benefit for the Three Disciplines to review footage of major incidents? HM references the Asiana crash at SFO. What about reviewing traffic stop for different techniques/strategies?

More importantly, HM hits a major milestone on UnTappd:

1000 Unique Beers for HM!

BOLO

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What does “Professional Appearance” mean to you?

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In this episode, HM and MC continue their trail-blazing ways with new technology! Well…new technology for recording the show, at least.

In this week’s experiment, the guys tackle a controversial topic: body modification.

Nothing too crazy, mind you…they ain’t talkin’ about plates in the lip or Klingon style implants. Just your run of the mill tats, colored hair, and *gasp* T-shirts.

Listen to the guys wax philosophic about professional standards, visible body art, and MC’s favorite topic: Hair.

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