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.
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/
Mike reviews the results of Seattle’s contentious 2021 elections, their impact on public safety and implications for the future.
• 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...
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/
Mike takes a deep dive into the political nuances behind Seattle’s Vaccination Mandate and its potential impact on public safety.
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In this episode Mike discusses the disastrous City Council vote that rejected funding for police officer recruitment and retention.
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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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”.
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.
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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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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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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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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.
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...
Christopher Young is a Detective with the Seattle Police Department and the author of a recent New York Post editorial: A cop debunks four core myths of the #DefundPolice movement. Mike and Chris discuss the state of the “Defund the Police” movement, ANTIFA and the future of public safety.
Chris’ editorial can be found here: https://nypost.com/2020/12/27/a-cop-debunks-four-core-myths-of-the-defundpolice-movement/
Mike digs into the growing Cal Anderson Park occupation that is quickly becoming The CHAZ 2.0. The pending SPD sweep of the park has the potential to go south.
Mike digs into the Hypocrisy of Seattle City Council member Lisa Herbold. Lisa is the chair person of the Public Safety Committee and recently voted to defund the Seattle Police Department.
Victoria Beach is the the chair of the African American Community Advisory Council for the Seattle Police Department. Mike and Victoria discuss racial bias in law enforcement and black on black crime.
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