Sep 15, 2020

Exploiting the Vulnerable

Criminal exploitation of vulnerable individuals is without question a deceptive and manipulative means of ruining an innocent life. Recently, Netflix entered the spotlight of controversy for showcasing a foreign film on their platform. The movie allegedly depicts pre-teen girls scantily clothed in suggestive poses. The controversy has reached a congressional level with multiple elected officials calling for the movies removal and a federal investigation be open.

Our guest today is a retired police detective who formerly specialized in cases involving child and adult exploitation by criminal elements. Chris Russell explains that situations, such as the allegations against Netflix, have been used to desensitize people towards these types of crimes through questionable portrayals of the innocent.

Podcast source links:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/movies/2020/09/15/cuties-controversial-netflix-drama-uncomfortable-yet-worthwhile/5806625002/

https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2020/09/15/report-netflix-u-s-subscription-cancellations-surge-nearly-eightfold-amid-cuties-child-porn-controversy/

https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2020/09/15/cnns-brian-stelter-ignores-cuties-controversy-in-interview-with-netflix-ceo-reed-hastings/

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Sep 10, 2020

Former Professional Wrestler Suplexes COVID

Negotiating through a shutdown due to COVID has its challenges for small business owners, but also has spectacularly stories. This story focuses on helping other businesses in the community through one man’s vision. Rob Jent, owner of Anytime Fitness (Independence, KY) and former professional wrestler, took an idea for managing a financial crisis and turned it into an avenue of support for other neighboring business also struggling through the pandemic.

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Former professional wrestler Rob "The Bomb" (Williams) Jent

Aug 25, 2020

Shooting at the Fayette Mall (Lexington, KY)

A recent shooting at the Fayette Mall in Lexington, KY demonstrated that by working together, individuals can remain safe. Whether you are a customer inside the mall, a store employee working a shift, or a responding police officer, teamwork and situational awareness is the key to survival. We also listen to a young mother’s first-hand encounter of fleeing the escalated violence inside the mall and how a store employee reacted quickly to keep patrons safe (Credit: LEX 18). We would also like to thank Chief Lawrence Weathers and the men and women of the Lexington Police Department for their outstanding response and investigation efforts into this incident.

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Police escort customers from the scene of a shooting inside the mall.

(Photo credit: Fox 8 News)

https://www.lex18.com/news/shopper-praises-store-employees-quick-action-during-fayette-mall-shooting

https://www.wkyt.com/2020/08/25/murder-suspect-in-fayette-mall-shooting-set-to-appear-in-court/

Aug 18, 2020

The Pandemic vs. Gym Owners

Gyms across the country have struggled to adapt their business to COVID mandates and protocols which have closed establishments and in some places, such as New Jersey, sanctioned and arrested the owners for opening their facility. Jason Laine has developed a way to not only remain a successful gym owner, but grow awareness inside the walls of his facility and then extend those services throughout the Greater Cincinnati area. Today Scott speaks with Jason on his strategy for pushing through the pandemic obstacles and providing a business to the community centered on family, support, diversity, and fitness.

Vision MMA and Training Center website:

https://www.visionmma.com/

 

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Gym owner, Jason Laine, of Vision MMA and Training Center

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Aug 11, 2020

Introducing The GLOVE

Scott talks with founder and CEO of Compliant Technologies Jeff Niklaus. Mr. Niklaus is a retired US Army helicopter pilot, patriot, and supporter of law enforcement. His product, known as "The G.L.O.V.E." (Generated Low Output Voltage Emitter) is revolutionizing the way law enforcement reacts to violent encounters. Mr. Niklaus explains The G.L.O.V.E. and how it functions, to include, real-life situations experienced by officers using this new technology.  

Compliant Technologies website:

https://www.complianttechnologies.net/

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Jeff Niklaus and The G.L.O.V.E.

Photo credit: Compliant Technologies

Aug 5, 2020

Lyft Driver Assaulted (FL), Robbery Prevention Tips (MN), and A Citizen Posse (AZ)

Today Jason and Scott analyze national news topics directed towards the safety and security of individuals. Different law enforcement agencies offer advice and training in various ways. What do you as a citizen need to accept as sound advice/training?

News links from today's discussion:

https://www.foxnews.com/us/florida-lyft-passenger-arrested

https://www.theblaze.com/news/minneapolis-plagued-by-violent-crime-wants-victims-to-cooperate-with-criminals-surrender-property

https://www.foxnews.com/us/pinal-county-sheriff-citizens-posse-program-allows-residents-to-be-deputized

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Jul 28, 2020

Safe Worship Part 2

Joining Jason and Scott on the APB "Think SAFE" podcast is Senior Pastor of 7 Hills Church (Florence, KY) Marcus Mecum. Pastor Mecum explains the challenges churches are experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic and how safety and security are a vital part of his church for continuing outreach ministry to the public.

 

To learn more about 7 Hills Church:

https://www.7hillschurch.tv/

 

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Photo credit: https://www.7hillschurch.tv/about/

 

Marcus Mecum is the senior pastor of 7 Hills Church. Since 2007, we have been focused on helping people live a “better life with Christ” in the Greater Cincinnati area and across the world. We know it can be difficult to find a church that the whole family enjoys, so our heart is to be a place where everyone you love feels right at home.

Marcus and his wife Sara, who actively leads the women of our church, have been married 23 years. They have two daughters, Savannah and Lauren, who they consider to be their greatest blessings in life.

Jul 22, 2020

Safe Worship Part 1

Jason and Scott examine the ever challenging safety and security measures that houses of worship face. As many churches begin the re-opening process, each entity should consider their strategy for handling irrational behavior and how to train for those critical situations.

Jul 17, 2020

Returning to School

Returning to the new school year for 20-21 has students, teachers, and parents puzzled with the dynamics surrounding education in the midst of a pandemic. Lynn Weber, a former teacher (20 plus years) and professional education consultant, joins Noah and Scott today on the podcast to evaluate the new plans and techniques for instructing students.

Jul 15, 2020

The Mask Issue

Joining Noah and Scott on the APB "Think SAFE" podcast today is retired police Captain and practicing attorney Larry Shelton. Mr. Shelton practices law within the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Today he highlights and discusses some very important issues surrounding the requirement of masks in Kentucky.

The picture illustrates our friend, Mr. Larry Shelton, in his new pandemic mask. This style mask was used during pandemics in the middle ages.

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