Get Free - Episode 2

CREDITS:

Sound Engineering: Bryan Pugh
Studio/Mics: Chris Moore
Intro Music: csus
Intro Voiceover: Pedro Vivas Hernandez
Intro Editing: Brian Hill
Sound Effects: Free Sound.com, Youtube Audio Effects Library
Media Clips: ABC News10 Schenectady, C-Span, The Guardian US/Cities, ABC2 WMAR Baltimore, ChicagoCopMedia, TNT, CBS2 NYC, 
Photos: Joel Caldwell
Promotional Video: Nasrene Haj

TIMESTAMPED REFERENCES:

03:42: The Hillary Clinton "superpredator" remarks come from this 1996 Keene State University speech: https://www.c-span.org/video/?69606-1/mrs-clinton-campaign-speech

05:56: Boston and Chicago began experimenting with alternatives to policing: https://www.hks.harvard.edu/sites/default/files/centers/rappaport/files/braga_final.pdf, https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/227181.pdf

06:57: Boston went 29 months without a teenager shot to death: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5413254ce4b05a9f6b772941/t/5485fa94e4b0afb70c5a6842/1418066580801/End_of_a_Miracle.pdf

07:57: Chicago saw reductions in gun violence up to 73%: http://cureviolence.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Skogan-2009-Eval.pdf

07:59: Baltimore's McElderry Park saw 22 months without a gun homicide: https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/research/2012/01/evaluation-of-baltimore-s-safe-streets-program.html

08:08: Safe Streets mediations: https://www.wmar2news.com/news/region/baltimore-city/safe-streets-saved-in-11th-hour-yet-again

08:59: Chicago gun violence: https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/jul/10/chicago-trump-gun-violence-activists

09:37: Chicago PD Promotional Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Alz7NjMKd18

10:10: Boston's Finest trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubLKMxElZLY&t=60s

11:01: Boston slated to lay off 200 patrol officers, and cut program in January 2000: https://www.hks.harvard.edu/sites/default/files/centers/rappaport/files/braga_final.pdf

12:48: Boston Police budget around ~$300m annually (which I believe excludes salary obligations of retired officers): https://www.boston.gov/sites/default/files/vol_3_12_public_safety_cabinet.pdf

12:55: Boston Police clearing 4% of nonfatal shooting cases: https://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/2017/02/12/boston-shootings/

Baltimore Police budget ~$500m annually:
http://openbudget.baltimorecity.gov/#!/year/2018/operating/0/service/Safe+Neighborhoods/0/department

Baltimore Police current-year homicide clearance rate ~25% (Note how hard they have made it to arrive at this calculation): http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/investigations/bs-md-ci-baltimore-homicide-clearance-rate-20170422-story.html

Chicago Police Budget ~$1.5bn annually: 
https://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/obm/supp_info/2018Budget/2018_Budget_Overview.pdf

Chicago Police homicide clearance rate ~20%: https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/as-violence-persists-cpd-murder-clearance-rate-continues-to-slide/

15:48: NYPD promotional video featuring James Earl Jones

16:11: Baltimore homicides by year: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bal-baltimore-homicides-by-year-20161202-htmlstory.html

16:13: Chicago homicides by year: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-history-of-chicago-homicides-htmlstory.html

17:23: Mayor and City Council give NYPD 1200 new officers: https://www.newsday.com/news/new-york/newly-sworn-in-nypd-cops-face-terrorism-challenge-city-leaders-say-1.11274933

18:15: If you don't go along with this, and give us more officers, we will quit: 
http://www.nycpba.org/news-items/chief/2018/pba-raise-our-pay-or-watch-us-depart/

Get Free - Episode 1

CREDITS:

Sound Engineering: Bryan Pugh
Studio/Mics: Chris Moore
Intro Music: csus
Intro Voiceover: Pedro Vivas Hernandez
Intro Editing: Brian Hill
Sound Effects: Free Sound.com, Youtube Audio Effects Library
Media Clips: NYS DOCCS, MA DOC, NY1, COBA, CBS Chicago
Photos: Joel Caldwell
Promotional Video: Nasrene Haj


TIMESTAMPED REFERENCES:

2:07: The singing of "Rikers Island" comes from a New York City Corrections graduation ceremony presided over by Mayor Bill de Blasio. This song was how the largest graduating class in the history of the Department of Corrections responded to the mayor asking them to close the facility: https://www.facebook.com/NYCMayor/videos/10155724955686166/

2:37: The stated goal of the department of corrections comes directly from the New York State DOCCS mission statement: http://www.doccs.ny.gov/mission.html

2:38: The oath of office, which here interpolates the DOCCS mission statement, comes from the same graduation ceremony presided over by Mayor de Blasio (it is important to note, since throughout this episode these agencies are juxtaposed, that NYS DOCCS and NYC DOC are two separate agencies): https://www.facebook.com/NYCMayor/videos/10155724955686166/

3:28: The sounds of COs chanting comes from the same graduation ceremony.

4:24:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/getfreepodcast/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/getfreepodcast/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/getfreepodcast

4:37: Mayor de Blasio's remarks about "the right thing to do" and "it's gonna change lives" come earlier in the graduation ceremony cited above, prior to the COs chanting and singing the Rikers Island song after he finishes his remarks.

6:10: The decline in the NYS corrections population and concomitant increase in funding comes from this City Limits article by Ken Stier: https://citylimits.org/2015/11/10/nys-prison-budget-climbs-despite-fewer-inmates/

8:10: Data showing prison education programs cause recidivism rates to decline from 40-70% down to 2.5% comes from the Bard Prison Initiative website: https://bpi.bard.edu/ 

8:18: Only 1,000 of 53,000 inmates participating in prison education programs each year comes from a New York Times editorial: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/16/opinion/prison-education-programs-.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170816&eml_thmb=1&nlid=66291335&tntemail0=y

9:20: The state adding $292m worth of COs and overtime while prison pop is in decline comes from the same City Limits article by Ken Stier.

11:37: Get Free Podcast website: getfreepodcast.com

12:27: Bureau of Justice Assistance study showing suspects in police killings have multiple prior arrests and convictions, showing that system's repeated failures to invest in programming proven to reduce recidivism is putting law enforcement officers in direct danger: https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/htus8008.pdf

13:37: MA increasing number of COs, CO salaries, and cutting reentry programming while prison population is in decline comes from this article by Bruce Mohl: https://commonwealthmagazine.org/criminal-justice/report-inmate-levels-down-but-spending-keeps-rising/

14:53: NYC budget increases 44% despite inmate population declining to lowest point in more than 30 years comes from an article by Zolan Kanno-Youngs: https://www.wsj.com/articles/nyc-jails-budget-soars-as-inmate-population-drops-1510699447

15:11: More uniformed COs in jails than inmates for second consecutive year (prior to city hiring largest class of new COs in city history) comes from the same WSJ article by Zolan Kanno-Youngs. 

19:07: Clip of COs chanting is from the same NYC DOC graduation ceremony linked to above.