The Five-0 Podcast

The Five-0 Podcast

On the Five-0 Podcast, co-hosts Randy Shrewsberry and Thomas Baker interview authors, activists, academics, practitioners, and individuals impacted by the U.S. criminal justice system - all with a focus on the problems we face and how we can change things for the better. Randy is the founder and current Executive Director of the Institute for Criminal Justice Training Reform. He’s a former police officer, Crash Reconstruction Investigator, and Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator. He has spent over 30 years in both the public and private sector criminal justice field and has attended basic police training in Ohio, South Carolina and Indiana as well as 100’s of advanced training in investigations as well as other specialized areas in law enforcement. Randy has been a lecturer on criminal justice matters and has been admitted as an expert in the State of California, State of South Carolina, and the State of Indiana in Criminal and Civil court. Thomas is a Pat Tillman Scholar and a Ph.D. student in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. His research is dedicated to improving our understanding police related deaths and their social implications. He’s a U.S Army veteran and worked as a police officer for almost nine years. Thomas is also a member of the Board of Directors at the Institute for Criminal Justice Training Reform.

Episodes

April 6, 2021 73 min

TRIGGER WARNING 

This episode involves a frank discussion regarding rape and other forms of sexual assault.

On this episode, Meaghan Ybos talks about her experience interacting with police as a rape victim. She talks about current problems with the system and what can be done to make substantive improvements.  Meaghan is the co-founder and Executive Director of PERL. In 2003 at the age of sixteen, Meaghan was raped in Memphis.  She r...

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On this episode, Heather Taylor talks about navigating a career in policing as a woman of color. She discusses her youth in St. Louis, becoming an officer, the challenges the career presented, and what comes next in her life. Heather Taylor retired in October of 2020 from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. She was the president of the Ethical Society of Police from February of 2015 - October 2020. Taylor currently serves...

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On this episode, co-hosts Randy Shrewsberry and Thomas Baker discuss the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th 2021. They talk about why it happened, what it says about the state of U.S. policing, and how to move the institution forward in a post-Trump environment.  

On the Five-0 Podcast, co-hosts Randy Shrewsberry and Thomas Baker interview authors, activists, academics, practitioners, and individuals impacted by the U.S...

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On this episode journalist Susan Goldsmith talks about her journalism career, how she came to focus on stories regarding child abuse, the role of science in the criminal justice system, and her film The Syndrome. 

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Audrey Edmunds, mother of three, spent 11 years in prison for killing a baby she never harmed. And she is not alone. What happens when widely held beliefs based on junk science lead to the convictions of ...

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On this episode Alex Salazar discusses his experiences as an officer at the Rampart Division of LAPD. He talks about a violent assault he suffered; the post-traumatic stress it lead to, how it impacted his work, and the long term implications. We also discuss the blue wall of silence and how it can be overcome. 

Alex Salazar is a police reform expert and activist drawing from his years of experience as a former US Airforce Security ...

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On this episode, co-hosts Randy Shrewsberry and Thomas Baker talk with John Feal about his work ensuring 9/11 workers from Ground Zero receive the care and support they deserve. We discuss his foundation, The Feal Good Foundation, and the path that led him to his work. He tells us about his experiences as a worker at Ground Zero, the injury he sustained, his struggle with PTSD, his fight for legislation, and his current work to pas...

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On this episode, co-hosts Randy Shrewsberry and Thomas Baker interview Professor Jody Armour regarding his book N*gga Theory. We talk about the history of policing, how race shapes the way people are treated by the criminal justice system, and why limiting the number of police-citizen contacts in the best way to reduce police violence.     

Jody David Armour is the Roy P. Crocker Professor of Law at the University of Southern Califo...

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On this episode, co-hosts Randy Shrewsberry and Thomas Baker discuss the lack of national training standards for police officers. They also talk about Covid-19, PTSD, suicide, and other risks police face that are not adequately addressed by law enforcement training regimes. Thanks for joining us.    

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On this episode, co-hosts Randy Shrewsberry and Thomas Baker discuss the movement to defund the police, how we can engage in harm reduction during the transition, and the role of fear in police training. Thanks for joining us.

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On this episode, co-hosts Randy Shrewsberry and Thomas Baker discuss the history of modern policing, the role corporate interests’ play in law enforcement, and the lack of training standards for police officers in the United States. They also talk about the origins of the Institute for Criminal Justice Training Reform and how we can improve the criminal justice system by re-imagining the way we educate police officers. Thanks for j...

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On this episode, co-hosts Randy Shrewsberry and Thomas Baker introduce themselves and the podcast. They talk about their personal backgrounds, their individual paths into the policing profession, their personal experiences on the job, and how they came to leave law enforcement. They also discuss the relationship between the military and law enforcement as well as the role race and class play in American policing. Thanks for joining...

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