Hold the Line with Mike Solan

Hold the Line with Mike Solan

Hold the Line with Mike Solan is an in depth long form discussion into the politics that surround and impact law enforcement. Mike Solan is a national law enforcement expert and the President of the Seattle Police Officers Guild. His reasonable approach to public safety has earned Mike accolades and the trust of law enforcement nationwide.

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May 17, 2022 22 min

The Seattle Police Department is losing police officers faster than it can replace them. Mike breaks down the REAL numbers behind SPOG’s Public Safety Index vs. the FAKE numbers provided by SPD.

LINKS:

1. MyNorthwest: https://mynorthwest.com/3461722/seattles-mayor-staffing-incentive-plan-seattle-police-department/

2. KING5: https://www.king5.com/article/news/crime/seattle-considering-proposals-address-significant-police-staffing-s...

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Mike pays respects to fallen Pierce County Deputy Dom Calata and Everett Police Officer Dan Rocha who were tragically killed in the line of duty. Mike also breaks down the recent Seattle SWAT team shooting of a robbery suspect and reviews the root causes of this unprecedented rise in violent crime affecting Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.

LINKS:

Pierce County Deputy Dominque "Dom" Calata

https://www.king5.com/article/n...

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Back by popular demand! Mike welcomes back Andrea Suarez and Kevin Dahlgren from We Heart Seattle to continue their revealing discussion about Seattle’s Homeless Industrial Complex. They discuss why the homeless problem continues to grow, who’s responsible and how it can be resolved once and for all. 

 

LINKS:

• We Heart Seattle: https://weheartseattle.org/

• Martin vs. Boise: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_...

• We Hear...

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Mike breaks down the tragic killing of Seattle K9 Officer Jedi and discusses the department policies, history and staffing issues that contributed to this tragedy.

LINKS: SPD Blotter 5/20/20: https://spdblotter.seattle.gov/2020/05/20/update-in-lower-queen-anne-officer-involved-shooting-investigation/

SPD Blotter 1/5/22: https://spdblotter.seattle.gov/2022/01/05/police-shoot-burglary-suspect-after-he-fatally-stabs-k9-dog-injures-...

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December 6, 2021 13 min

In this episode, Mike lays out why recalling Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant from District #3 is vital to Seattle’s public safety.

https://sawantrecall.org/

Stop Defunding campaign videos: • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqV6Ibk7wzYhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8DnFY2MmLY

https://sawantrecall.org/religious-community-leader-joint-statement/https://reason.com/volokh/2021/11/10/police-officers-libel...

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December 2, 2021 91 min

Mike welcomes Andrea Suarez and Kevin Dalgren from We Heart Seattle and discusses the REAL reason there is a worsening homeless problem in Seattle and what they are personally doing to solve it.  You can check out their work here: https://weheartseattle.org/

LINKS: 

Seattle Times: https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/big-hearts-theres-room-for-all-the-citizen-led-responses-to-seattles-homelessness-crisis/

Seattle Journal:https:/...

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November 10, 2021 22 min

Mike reviews the results of Seattle’s contentious 2021 elections, their impact on public safety and implications for the future.

Links: 

• Harrell interview: Harrell Interview: https://mynorthwest.com/3222027/bruce-harrell-change-agent-seattle-next-mayor/ • Seattle University study: http://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/Police/Reports/2020%20CITYWIDE_Seattle%20Public%20Safety%20Survey%20Report.pdf • SPOG’s response to Pete...

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Mike sits down with City Council candidate Ken Wilson  (Position 8 - Citywide) and discusses public safety, homelessness, and the radical position of his opponent Teresa Mosquesda.

Campaign website for Ken Wilson: https://www.kenforcouncil8.com/

Please visit our sponsors:  • Hart 2 Hart Medical Supply: https://hart2hart.com/ for FDA registered respirator masks at wholesale prices.  • StopDefunding.com: https://stopdefunding.com/ ...

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October 26, 2021 40 min

Mike takes a deep dive into the political nuances behind Seattle’s Vaccination Mandate and its potential impact on public safety.

Please visit our sponsors:  • Hart 2 Hart Medical Supply: https://hart2hart.com/ for FDA registered respirator masks at wholesale prices.  • StopDefunding.com: https://stopdefunding.com/ to sign the petition to stop the defunding of police departments nationwide.

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In this episode Mike discusses the disastrous City Council vote that rejected funding for police officer recruitment and retention.  

Links:  • KIRO News: https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/city-council-rejects-plan-recruit-retain-seattle-police-officers/OIZEOO4CLRE7VCGSFGOEHX5V3I/

• KOMO News: https://komonews.com/news/operation-crime-justice/80-year-old-tourist-randomly-attacked-in-seattles-capitol-hill-neighborhood

• MyNorthwes...

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August 27, 2021 87 min

Mike interviews NBA legend and former Seattle Supersonic, James Donaldson.  Mike and James discuss the "defunding the police" movement, mental illness and its impact on the rampant homeless problem in Seattle.  

You can find out more about James’ nonprofit here: http://yourgiftoflife.org/

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    August 20, 2021 24 min

    In this episode Mike takes a deep dive into the Seattle Mayor, Jenny Durkan’s vaccine mandate for city employees and the impact it will have on public safety.  Mike also exposes outgoing City Attorney Pete Holmes for his desperate swipe at SPOG while his campaign was imploding. Last, Mike gives his opinion on the two SPD officers who were fired for “unprofessional conduct” over their part in the January 6th “Insurrection”. 

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    July 10, 2021 57 min

    Mike takes a deep dive into the investigation of the six SPOG members who attended the "Capitol Hill Insurrection" on January 6, 2021 and the investigation lead by the Office of Police Accountability.

    Please visit our sponsor: • StopDefunding.com: https://stopdefunding.com/ to sign the petition to stop the defunding of police departments nationwide.

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    June 14, 2021 37 min
    Public safety is being re-imagined with absolutely no plan as the Seattle City Council governs via Twitter, text messages "disappear" and a crime wave strikes Seattle. All in the name of "Seattle 2.0".   Please visit our sponsor: • StopDefunding.com: https://stopdefunding.com/ to sign the petition to stop the defunding of police departments nationwide.
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    May 3, 2021 16 min

    Mike dives into the controversy surrounding two SPD officers being denied service at Chocolati, a well known Seattle chocolate shop and reveals what happened when the owner met with the officers to apologize.?

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    May 2, 2021 94 min
    David Preston is the driving force behind the Safe Seattle Facebook page. Mike and David discuss Seattle's homeless industrial complex, free speech double standards and the role law enforcement has played in Seattle's politics. Please visit our sponsors:   • Hart 2 Hart Medical Supply: https://hart2hart.com/​ for FDA registered respirator masks at wholesale prices. • StopDefunding.com: https://stopdefunding.com/​ to sign ...
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    March 9, 2021 42 min

    Mike dismantles Seattle Times reporter Mike Carter's hit piece on the Seattle Police Officers Guild and discusses the insane Washington Supreme Court's decision striking down a long standing felony drug possession law. 

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    • Hart 2 Hart Medical Supply: https://hart2hart.com/ for FDA registered respirator masks at wholesale prices.  • StopDefunding.com: https://stopdefunding.com/ to sign the petit...

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    February 4, 2021 74 min

    Mike interviews Andy Ngo, independent journalist and author of the book Unmasked.  Mike and Andy discuss ANTIFA and the group’s role in the political violence gripping the Pacific Northwest including the vicious attack Andy suffered at the hands of ANTIFA members.

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    January 28, 2021 93 min

    Eric Stark is a King County Metro Transit operator in the city of Seattle. On March 27, 2019 Eric was shot while on duty driving a Metro Transit bus. After being shot in the chest, Eric still managed to drive the bus full of passengers to safety, saving countless lives. Mike and Eric discuss the incident and the current state of public safety in Seattle. Eric offers some advice for those advocating to defund the police. 

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    January 23, 2021 30 min

    Mike takes a deep dive into the chaos that surrounded his re-tweet of independent journalist Andy Ngo on 1/7/21. Despite the factual nature of the tweet, faux outrage and calls for Mike's resignation came from the likes of Scott Lindsay, Carmen Best and Mayor Jenny Durkan. 

    Mike's Tweet: https://twitter.com/realmikesolan/status/1347435354895179776 Affidavit (download): https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/press-release/file/135...

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