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This podcast spotlights cases of police brutality that have occurred in America throughout the decades. In these turbulent times, the police continue to use excessive force against citizens, some resulting in deaths. The purpose of the podcast is to inform listeners of the severity of some of these cases and to hopefully create a movement where police no longer use excessive force and to advocate for positive reform within police departments across the country.
 
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Arthur McDuffie was riding his motorcycle when he was suddenly chased and then tackled down by several officers from the Metro Police Department in Miami, Florida. His case sparked riots in the streets because the people of Miami were fed up with the racial tensions and police brutality. A Few Bad Apples is proud to be a part of Crawlspace Network.…
 
In this episode, the conversation turns towards the growing issues of drug corruption within the Detroit Narcotics Unit and how officers were able to live lavishly off of money and drugs they pilfered from drug busts. Officers Hansberry and Watson were just two of many who got caught up in the scandals that tarnished the reputation of the Detroit P…
 
Take a trip to 1965 when racial tensions were at all-time high and Black citizens were prevented their lawful right to vote. Jimmie Lee Jackson tried to peacefully protest but ended up shot by an Alabama State Trooper. This shooting pushed forth the day known as Bloody Sunday, where hundreds of Black peaceful protesters were brutally attacked near …
 
NYPD officers would conduct "stop and frisk" searches on people who appear to be suspicious and who they think may have a gun. Ramarley Graham was one that they wanted to stop but unfortunately, that stop ended tragically. All references are available at www.afewbadapplespodcast.com A Few Bad Apples is part of Crawlspace Media Network: Check out ww…
 
Douglas Zerby was intoxicated and decided to walk to a friend's house instead of drive. His friend was not home so he waited on the top step of the porch and fidgeted with a garden hose nozzle. A nearby neighbor saw Douglas and believed he was holding a gun and called in to report him. When police arrived, they watched him and then shot him to deat…
 
Kadie and her young daughter River were discovered dead. River's manner of death was determined to be a homicide, while Kadie's was ruled a suicide. The police investigation was quite short and Kadie's family are fighting with the coroner to change the manner of death to a homicide. Sign the family's petition to put pressure on the coroner to chang…
 
Reporter and journalist Cerise Castle sits down to talk about her research about the LA County Sheriff's deputy gangs. She has spent a lot of time investigating crimes committed by deputy gang members and answers many of my questions pertaining to these groups. A Few Bad Apples is a part of Crawlspace Network: crawlspace-media.com Reach out to Ceri…
 
This episode is part 2 of a 3 part special about Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy gangs. Hong Pyo Lee was murdered by Sheriff deputies as he led them on a slow-speed chase. He was gunned down because the deputies believed he was going to back up towards them; however, there were other local law enforcement agents there who disagree with the Sher…
 
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has had over 18 gangs over the past 50 years. They've started in the 70s and are still present today. The current sheriff inherited this problem but has enacted little to no changes to stop these deputy gangs from terrorizing the community. Patreon is a great way to support the show and to receive ad-free…
 
*TRIGGER WARNING* THIS EPISODE CONTAINS DEPICTIONS OF SEXUAL FORCE AND VIOLENCE LISTENER DISCRETION IS ADVISED Daniel Holtzclaw was accused of several acts of sexual misconduct against women in the community he served. Only one came forward but investigators had a problem... The DNA did not match the one victim that came forward, and that led them …
 
This episode gives listeners a sneak peek of what Patreon members will enjoy: AD-Free, Early released content. Join my Patreon today for your exclusives: patreon.com/afewbadapplespod **** This historical episode about Emmett Till dives into the racial tensions of the 50s, and the role that police played in some of the heinous crimes against blacks.…
 
Please check out last week's episode first before listening. This episode contains new information and clarifications from last week's episode on Asian-Americans Angelo Quinto and Christian Hall, both of whom had mental health struggles as well as violent encounters with the police. References: afewbadapplespodcast.com Patreon: patreon.com/afewbada…
 
John Geer had a domestic dispute at home with his girlfriend. She called the police to help mediate the situation, but Officer Torres stood with his gun pointed at John. John stood unarmed, with his hands up. For some unknown reason, Officer Torres shot John once, and John later died. Before responding to this call, Officer Torres was on the phone …
 
This important interview with Dr. Jiovanni Felton and Crystol Sills, the founders of Missin Peace database, explores what their database is and how it tracks officer statuses. *If you have a personal grievance against an officer, you can upload your information confidentially to the database. Missin Peace contact information: Website: https://www.m…
 
In this episode, I sort through key pieces of evidence that many viewers of the Netflix hit documentary "Making a Murderer" believe the Manitowoc County Sheriff's planted evidence to incriminate Steven and his nephew Brendan Dassey for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach. Promo: Riddle Me That! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/riddle-me-that-tru…
 
Louisville Metro Police Dept. had been surveilling Breonna's home because they suspected her ex-boyfriend had been receiving drugs there. They planned to do a no-knock search warrant raid, in which they executed and Breonna was shot and later died. Breonna's story moved so many because the police officer who fired off the deadly shot did not get an…
 
Drew Peterson, a former police officer, had been married many times and was known to cheat on his wives, and then marry his mistress. His third wife, Kathleen Savio, was found dead in her bathtub after he divorced her. It was ruled an accident, and then later his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, went missing. Police were suspicious and ended up exhumin…
 
The 1960s were difficult for members of the LGBTQ+ community because the laws in place discriminated against them. A local hangout, The Stonewall Inn, was a safe haven for those in the community but remained a place where NYPD officers would badger the patrons. On June 28, 1969, the patrons would not back down, which led to 6 days of riots and free…
 
*TRIGGER WARNING* This episode gives depictions of torture which some may find disturbing. Jon Burge was a former Chicago Police Department commander who had previously served in Vietnam. During his time in service, he may have learned torture techniques that he would later employ as an officer to gain false confessions from victims he apprehended.…
 
In this mini-bonus episode, a whistleblower within the Vallejo Police Department revealed the truth that several officers were bending their star-shaped badges to commemorate their killings of suspects. Promo: Not Before Coffee All sources found at: afewbadapplespodcast.com ****Instacart has helped me so much during this pandemic, and it can help y…
 
SEASON FINALE: “GI Joe” was believed to be a town hero until the truth of who he really was came out after his staged death. He embezzled funds from the Police Explorer program he was in charge of and planned to kill a city official to avoid the truth of his misdeeds from coming out. *I will be back for new episodes on January 4th, 2021!* Episode r…
 
*TRIGGER WARNING* Please note that this episode contains depictions of violence that some people may find disturbing. October is #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth and this episode is a little different than the typical issues covered. However, it does go into the issue of police domestic violence.* This episode is about Officer Josh Boren who murdere…
 
Tony Timpa called 911 for help because he was off of his medications and might have been in distress. Responding officers held him down in the knee-restraint position for 13 minutes. During that time, they made fun of him and mocked him. Tony died on the hands of the police. Video was released three years after that shocking night. For Ad-free cont…
 
PLEASE NOTE: SOME DETAILS ARE GRAPHIC In this episode, we deep-dive into former deputy Daniel Wilkey's awful past. He conducted roadside strip searches, extorted citizens, and also baptized a woman while on duty. His bizarre behavior went unpunished for quite awhile, until several people came forward and sparked investigations. Patreon fans can get…
 
Australian-American Justine Damond was killed by a Minneapolis Police officer who was responding to a call outside her home. How did the scene escalate from a call for help to a tragic killing? Bad Apple Fans! We are on Patreon! Join our Patreon for ad-free content, access to early episode drops and exclusive merch! https://patreon.com/afewbadapple…
 
In this episode, Juan David Ortiz, a border patrol intelligence officer, was lurking on the streets of Laredo, Texas, looking for sex workers to kill. With each killing, he felt that he was doing the city a service and had no regard for their lives. References available at: www.afewbadapplespodcast.com ****Instacart has helped me so much during thi…
 
I wanted to commemorate Elijah McClain on his one year anniversary after his encounter with police.He was a young man, minding his own business, who walked into a local convenience store for a drink, and walked out, was tackled down to the ground by several police officers because he appeared suspicious. Police held him in a carotid position, other…
 
Miriam Carey was driving with her one-year-old daughter through Washington D.C. when she made a U-turn by a Secret Service security checkpoint. After that U-turn, a seven minute chase ensued around town, causing a shutdown of major streets and put Congress in lockdown. Moments later, Miriam was shot and killed. References available at: www.afewbada…
 
Sean Monterrosa was shot and killed a few weeks in Vallejo, California. Unfortunately, Vallejo has the highest per capita killings by police in the state. I'm doing a 2 part episode on the city and 2 major killings. This episode is part 1 of 2 in unraveling two of two killings on two young men since 2019. References available at: www.afewbadapplesp…
 
This story It is about a situation that quickly escalated and within minutes police were chasing a man they believed just committed a nearby robbery. However, they were wrong and the pursuit ended abruptly with an extreme use of force. The man happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time, and this brief encounter with the police ended up cha…
 
This episode briefly recounts the events of March 3, 1991, in which Rodney King was brutally beaten by several LAPD officers. This is the first event of its kind to be video recorded, and for the video to go viral. Police brutality is not uncommon but for it to be recorded and shared before the "technological revolution" is unheard of and sets the …
 
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