Tonight on the show – Joe Sanchez.
Joe Sanchez was born Jose Manuel Sanchez Picon on January 16, 1947 in Santurce, Puerto Rico. He is a former New York City police officer and author who published books about corruption within the New York City Police Department (NYPD). He is also a Vietnam combat wounded veteran.
Upon exposing the illegal acts committed by some high-ranking NYPD officers, he was arrested on the basis of false allegations which were highly publicized by the news media, then subsequently refuted. When his initial conviction for assault was overturned, his case exposed the existence of a code of silence among police officers known as the “Blue Wall of Silence”.
Welcome to the show, Joe.
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01:55 – Joe’s Background
03:37 – Becoming a Police Officer in New York City
04:52 – Indicted, Falsely Accused
09:52 – Becoming a Correction Officer
15:54 – Corruption in the Police Department
16:22 – “You’re average police offer , whether they’re a boss a sergeant, lieutenant, a patrolmen, are GOOD PEOPLE.”
18:30 – The Police and the President
20:32 – Racisim in the Department?
21:32 – Advice to young listeners who may have not have great ideas around Police Officers.
23:00 – How to bridge the civilian, officer divide.
25:32 – Advice to young activists on how to bridge a divide in understanding between officers and activists.
28:00 – Media and their role in degrading our institutions.
30:02 – “Have an open mind when it comes to law enforcement”