Stop the Killing

Stop the Killing

STOP THE KILLING - A deep dive into the case files of former head of the FBI’s Active Shooter program Katherine Schweit with Co-Host Sarah Ferris. This US-UK dynamite true crime podcast duo reveal the insider’s story of what happened and what went wrong at some of the world's worst mass shootings, empowering listeners along the way. Not a fear and scary facts conversation, and no politics. Sarah and Kate prove true crime is not just for criminals as they provide a bit of a reality check on just how much power each of us has to stop the killing.

Episodes

April 22, 2024 17 mins
Closing the Gun Show Loophole: A Legal Shift in America Bonus Episode Overview: In this enlightening episode of the "Stop the Killing" podcast, host Katherine Schweit delves into the recent legislative adjustments referred to as "closing the gun show loophole." This episode unpacks the nuances of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act and the implications of new regulations issued by the Justice Department. What You Will Learn: Unde...
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Averted: The UK Shooter Plot - Uncovering a Thwarted Massacre S4E49 This episode of 'Stop the Killing' features guest journalist and podcaster Robert Murphy, who dives into the story of a thwarted shooting plot in the UK. The tale involves a man of low intelligence with an obsession for weapons, who had been plotting a massive attack but was caught before he could carry out his plans. Thanks to meticulous planning and online purcha...
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​​Michigan Parents Sentenced in Landmark Involuntary Manslaughter Case In this bonus episode of 'Stop the Killing,' hosts discuss the recent sentencing of Jennifer and James Crumbley, Michigan parents convicted of involuntary manslaughter after their son used a firearm they bought him to kill four students. This landmark case, extensively covered over four seasons, highlights parent responsibility in crimes committed by minors. Th...
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THE UVALDE SHOOTING : A COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS In this podcast, Katherine analyzes the extensive report from the Department of Justice on the Uvalde school shooting incident in Texas, released a few weeks after the incident. She breaks down the facts, failures, and the lack of proper response failing to neutralize the active shooter, resulting in 19 children and 2 adults killed, over an hour response time, and a failure in leaders...
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April 3, 2024 14 mins
Silence Allows Violence Reflection on the Buffalo Grocery Store Shooting S4E47 In this episode, Katherine and Sarah discuss the aftermath of the racially-motivated Buffalo Grocery Store Shooting that claimed ten lives, reflecting on the sense of responsibility felt by emergency responders. The hosts reveal a specific incident concerning a 911 dispatcher, who was fired for incompetently handling a call during the shooting incident. ...
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March 28, 2024 25 mins
ANATOMY OF TERROR Exploring the Mindset and Preparation of a Mass Shooter - Part Two S4E46 This episode continues from the Anatomy of Terror-Part One, taking an in-depth look at the Oslo bombing and subsequent shooting of 22nd July 2011. It further delves into the mindset, motivations, and extensive preparations of the perpetrator. The episode explores the individual's white supremacist beliefs, his obsession with creating a Christ...
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EZY PA Meet the Game-Changers in School Safety Communication Innovative Communication Solutions for School Safety In the latest episode of the 'Stop the Killing' podcast, we discuss school safety and innovative technical solutions with our guests and sponsors from EZY PA, a company focused on public space communications. Ben Russian, the CEO and Founder of EZY PA, and Jason Javaherian CTO, discuss how their software-based product ...
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March 21, 2024 37 mins
ANATOMY OF TERROR The Oslo, Norway attack 2011  Part 1 This episode of 'Stop The Killing' investigates the devastating 2011 Norway attacks, the deadliest mass shooting ever reported. We discuss the comprehensive planning involved, involving both a car bomb near the executive government quarters that killed 8 people and injured 209 in Oslo, followed by an active shooting on a youth camp on an island nearby that resulted in the killi...
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March 14, 2024 25 mins
FROM MASS SHOOTING TO MASS DECEPTION  The Case of Alex Jones and the Sandy Hook Families The podcast episode delves into the continuation of the legal battle between the Sandy Hook families and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who spread false theories that the horrific Sandy Hook school shooting was a hoax. Despite being sued and ordered to pay a massive $1.5 billion judgment by the court, Jones has avoided this payment using bank...
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INTERGENERATIONAL TRAUMA AND TABOO TOPICS Understanding Offending Behaviours: Insights from Clinical Forensic Psychologist Dr. Emma Donnelly This episode delves into the mind of offenders with Dr. Emma Donnelly, focusing on risk assessment, influences on behaviour, and the inherent risk factors of young adult violence. The discussion revolves around the importance of understanding why people commit crimes and the impact of societa...
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Oxford Shooting Cases: A Deep Dive into the Trial S4B33 In this episode, we provide a detailed update on the Oxford school shooting case by request of a Patreon member. Key points include the trial of the shooter's parents, charged with involuntary manslaughter for their actions leading up to the tragedy, the unique legal challenges of the case, and the role of evidence and witness testimonies. The discussion offers insight into th...
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February 29, 2024 22 mins
Response to Stephen King's Gun Control Op-Ed: A Discussion In this episode, Katherine Schweit and Sarah Ferris discuss an op-ed piece by author Stephen King on the pervasive gun problem in America. King's piece expresses frustration and suggests there may be no solution. The hosts disagree with this sentiment. Schweit shares her response, which she sent to the New York Times, highlighting that cultural change takes generations and...
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February 22, 2024 42 mins
MANHUNT: Lewiston, Maine Mass Shooting & The Urgency of Prevention S4E41 In this episode of Stop the Killing, hosts Catherine and Sarah discuss the Lewiston, Maine mass shooting that occurred on October 25, 2023. The gunman, a local with known mental health issues and a history of violent threats, attacked two frequented locations, killing 18 people and injuring 13. The hosts scrutinize the apparent lack of urgency in dealing with ...
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TRAGEDY IN KANSAS CITY Super Bowl Shadows BONUS EPISODE  In this podcast episode, Katherine discusses the shooting incident that occurred in Kansas City after the Super Bowl celebration. Informed by recent events, she cautions her listeners about gun use and ownership, urging them to consider safety and legality before making a decision to carry. Furthermore, Katherine talks about personal as well as event safety and underlines the...
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RAGE, GUNS AND TRAGEDY Unraveling the Complexity of Gun Violence: The Case of a Louisville Bank Shooting In this episode of Stop the Killing, we discuss a horrific case of a shooting that occurred in a Louisville, Kentucky bank. The shooter, a 25-year-old bank employee struggling with depression, shot five coworkers and a freshly graduated police officer before being killed. What sets this case apart is the shooter's clear objectio...
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TWISTED FAMILY SECRETS  The Groundbreaking Oxford School Shooting Case: Parental Role Reconsidered BONUS EPISODE  This episode with Katherine Schweit on the Stop the Killing podcast re-examines the Oxford High School shooting case in Michigan. Three years after the incident involving a 15-year-old boy who killed four classmates, the case remains significant due to the charges faced by the shooter's parents for involuntary manslaugh...
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February 8, 2024 37 mins
THE REAL PRIME SUSPECT  Breaking Ceilings and Leading the Trail: An Interview with Jackie Malton In this episode, female law enforcement trailblazer, Jackie Malton - the real-life inspiration behind DCI Jane Tennison from the Prime Suspect series - joins the hosts of 'Stop the Killing'. Jackie recounts her journey as an openly gay woman detective in the 70s, 80s, and 90s in the male-dominated UK police service. She shares how she s...
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February 1, 2024 43 mins
EMPOWERING THE UPSTANDERS Enhancing School Safety: An In-depth Conversation with Emily Romrell In this episode, the continuation of a previous discussion, Emily Romrell, a proactive mother instrumental in establishing an anonymous reporting system in her school district, returns to the conversation. Emily’s passion to create an environment where people feel empowered to report issues like bullying has led to tangible changes in her...
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ANONYMOUS REPORTING: DOES YOUR A.R.S. STINK? In this episode of Stop the Killing, the hosts engage in a conversation with Emily Romrell, a parent who successfully worked towards the implementation of an anonymous reporting system in her local school district in Montana. Emily shares her journey, from becoming concerned about mass shootings to taking action at her children's school. Emily offers insight into how she got the reporti...
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SURVIVING DIRTY JOHN WITH TERRA NEWELL Part 2 Survivor Terra Newell: Part Two - Fighting Back and The Journey to Recovery In this episode, we continue our interview with Terra Newell, a survivor of her stepfather, John Meehan, popularly known as 'Dirty John' in podcasts and TV documentaries. Terra gives a gripping account of her harrowing survival from John's attack with a knife, revealing how she managed to defend herself and end ...
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