Police Conduct, Afghanistan Withdrawal

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Mike and Jay are joined by special guest Mark Marsolais, a veteran of the Houston Police Department who went on to earn his PhD in criminal justice and who now teaches at the college level. They discuss incidents in Brooklyn Center, Windsor, and Chicago and get into police training, conduct, the role of police unions, “the thin blue line”, racism in policing, and a lot more.

Following that, Mike and Jay talk about President Biden’s announcement that all US forces will be withdrawn from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021 – the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Jay thinks that sends a horrible message and that withdrawing entirely is a mistake. Mike is more conflicted on the issue, but they both agree that in Afghanistan there aren’t any good options.

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2 thoughts on “Police Conduct, Afghanistan Withdrawal”

  1. Jay literally has no idea that the reason that American troops are not dying is because that is part of the deal Trump made with the Taliban….the day that ends, troops stop dying. Jay is so ignorant of what is happening in Afghanistan and this is the first time i listened to this podcast. Very dissapointed in his lack of knowledge. And how old is Jay? He talks about WE alot. Where was he 20 years ago? Could not find a recruiting station?

    1. Hi Sean – thanks so much for not only listening to the podcast but taking the time to post a comment! Jay and I are both Gen Xers and would have been too old (or at least bordering on it) to enlist post 9/11. I have served – I’m a Marine who enlisted in the reserves and was called up to active duty for Desert Shield / Desert Storm in 1990. – Mike

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