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.

Episodes

July 27, 2023 11 mins

In this episode, Mike discusses the recent Seattle Police Department “sick out” by its tired and overworked officers.  How will this affect Seattle’s public safety?

 

LINKS: 

 

UCOPS: https://www.UCOPS.org

KOMO News Article: https://komonews.com/news/local/seattle-mayor-bruce-harrell-officers-guild-union-president-answer-police-department-sick-calls-staffing-shortfalls-officers-crime-taylor-swift-mariners-special-events-crime-capit...

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In this episode Mike and special guest Jason Rantz discuss the political failures of Andrew Lewis, and how his vote against the public drug use prosecution bill will impact public safety in Seattle. #police #crime #fail

 

Links: SPOG press release about Andrew’s city council vote: https://seattlepoliceofficers.com/seattle-police-officers-guild-statement-regarding-uniformed-officers-being-banned-from-the-seattle-pride-parade/

Jason...

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Mike sits down with SPD's Chief, Adrian Diaz as they discuss modern policing, public safety and the war on cops. #police, #Seattle, #shooting #defund the police

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March 16, 2023 68 mins
Mike sits down with public safety policy expert Bob Scales for an in-depth discussion about the Seattle Police Department's Consent Decree with the Department of Justice. Is Seattle a public safety disaster? How bad is it? Ep. 30 - Links AI Badge Cam https://www.geekwire.com/2023/seattle-police-union-objected-to-use-of-body-cam-analysis-tech-and-alleges-officers-were-spied-on/ Bob Scales Post: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/bob...
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November 22, 2022 60 mins

In this episode Mike sits down with professor and atmospheric scientist Cliff Mass to discuss how wokeness has infected universities like the University of Washington and how it has affected public safety in the Pacific Northwest and across the country.  Cliff also recounts his own battle against cancel culture.

#police #Seattle #defund

 

Links: 

• The blog post that got Cliff “canceled”: https://cliffmass.blogspot.com/2020/08/seat...

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October 26, 2022 61 mins

Mike sits down with independent journalist Brandi Kruse to discuss the hyper partisan coverage of Seattle’s public safety crisis.  

#police #seattle #antifa

• The [un]Divided Podcast - https://www.patreon.com/undivided

• Seattle CID Homeless Mega-Complex Scrapped - How it Happened: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37e5vksVkM8

• Episode #26 - The Choe Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1NvTdla9zQ&t=271s

• The Divide - Race and...

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October 26, 2022 15 mins

In this episode, Mike breaks down the epic arrest and confession of the infamous Labor Day Molotov Man - Justin Christopher Moore and explains why this is an important chapter in Seattle’s fight for public safety.

#police #defundthepolice #riot

LINKS:

• SPOG Labor Day Melee (Molotov Man): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjrB2m1_r7A&t=76s SPOG

• Molotov Miss: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPjHEQX760U

• KIRO: https://www.kiro7.com...

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September 16, 2022 45 mins

Mike sits down with Discovery Institute Senior Fellow, Jonathan Choe (@ChoeShow) to discuss the recent law enforcement coalition formed by The Seattle Police Officers Guild, the King County Police Officers Guild and the King County Corrections Guild. The press conference held by the coalition has put into focus the dire public safety conditions in Seattle and King County and Jonathan asks the Seattle City Council members if they re...

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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/news/crim...

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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 Heart Sea...

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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-of...

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December 6, 2021 13 mins

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-lawsuit-ag...

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December 2, 2021 91 mins

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://ww...

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November 10, 2021 22 mins

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 H...

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October 30, 2021 51 mins

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/ to...

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October 26, 2021 40 mins

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

• MyNorthwest: ...

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August 27, 2021 87 mins

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/

Please visit our sponsors: 

  • Hart 2 Hart Medical Supply: https://hart2hart.com/ for FDA registered respirator masks at wholesale prices. 
  • Stop...
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August 20, 2021 24 mins

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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