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There’s a reason the History Channel has produced hundreds of documentaries about Hitler but only a few about Dwight D. Eisenhower. Bad guys (and gals) are eternally fascinating. Behind the Bastards dives in past the Cliffs Notes of the worst humans in history and exposes the bizarre realities of their lives. Listeners will learn about the young adult novels that helped Hitler form his monstrous ideology, the founder of Blackwater’s insane quest to build his own Air Force, the bizarre lives of the sons and daughters of dictators and Saddam Hussein’s side career as a trashy romance novelist.

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There’s a reason the History Channel has produced hundreds of documentaries about Hitler but only a few about Dwight D. Eisenhower. Bad guys (and gals) are eternally fascinating. Behind the Bastards dives in past the Cliffs Notes of the worst humans in history and exposes the bizarre realities of their lives. Listeners will learn about the young adult novels that helped Hitler form his monstrous ideology, the founder of Blackwater’s insane quest to build his own Air Force, the bizarre lives of the sons and daughters of dictators and Saddam Hussein’s side career as a trashy romance novelist.

    Behind the Police: How The Police Declared War On All Of Us

    Behind the Police: How The Police Declared War On All Of Us

    For the last episode of Behind the Police, we discuss the history of police militarization in the United States, and where it's led us to today. 
    FOOTNOTES:

    I'm From Philly. 30 Years Later, I'm Still Trying To Make Sense Of The MOVE Bombing

    The History of Policing in the United States

    A New History Tears Down the Myth of the Texas Rangers

    American Police Training and Political Violence: From the Philippines Conquest to the Killing Fields of Afghanistan and Iraq

    THE MILITARIZATION OF THE PHILADELPHIA POLICE

    Militarized policing doesn’t reduce crime and disproportionately hits black communities

    Multi-Method Study Of Special Weapons and Tactics Teams 

    The Growing Epidemic of Cops Shooting Family Dogs

    U.S. spends twice as much on law and order as it does on cash welfare, data show

    Militarization fails to enhance police safety or reduce crime but may harm police reputation

    Police officers in the US were charged with more than 400 rapes over a 9-year period

    'Who will protect you from rape without police?'

    More cops. Is it the answer to fighting crime?

    How shows like ‘Cops’ and ‘Law & Order’ affect our views of the police

    The Militarization of America's Police: A Brief History


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    • 2 ore 30 min
    Behind the Police: How Police Unions Made Cops Even Deadlier

    Behind the Police: How Police Unions Made Cops Even Deadlier

    If you thought police were deadly up till this point, wait until you hear about what unionization did to the U.S. police (hint: it got a hell of a lot of the rest of us killed.)
    FOOTNOTES:

    The History of Policing in the United States

    Study finds misconduct spreads among police officers like contagion

    The End of Policing 

    How Police Unions Became Such Powerful Opponents to Reform Efforts

    The unjust power of police unions

    How Police Unions Enable and Conceal Abuses of Power

    Minneapolis Police Union President Allegedly Wore a “White Power Patch” and Made Racist Remarks

    Police chiefs are often forced to put officers fired for misconduct back on the streets

    How a 50-year-old study was misconstrued to create destructive broken-windows policing

    In New York, major crime complaints fell when cops took a break from ‘proactive policing’


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    • 1h 41 min
    Behind the Police: How The Police Defeated Lynching Via Torture

    Behind the Police: How The Police Defeated Lynching Via Torture

    Lynching was the sharpest blade in the arsenal of white supremacy for decades, until American police replaced it with the death penalty. In this episode, Prop and Robert trace the evolution of police torture, and how the legacy of 'the third degree' persists in law enforcement to this day. 
    FOOTNOTES:

    History of the KKK in Oklahoma

    Tulsa, Oklahoma, Race Riot

    Tulsa Timeline

    The Color of the Third Degree: Racism, Police Torture, and Civil Rights in the American South, 1930–1955

    ACCUSED TORTURER JON BURGE DIED LAST WEEK, BUT HIS LEGACY OF BRUTAL, RACIST POLICING LIVES ON IN CHICAGO

    CHICAGO POLICE TORTURE: EXPLAINED


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    • 1h 34 min
    Behind the Police: The History of American Police and the Ku Klux Klan

    Behind the Police: The History of American Police and the Ku Klux Klan

    For years protesters have chanted that the 'cops and klan go hand in hand'. Today, we discuss the very real history behind that, and how it influenced the birth of American policing.
    FOOTNOTES:

    KKK in the PD

    The Red Summer of 1919, Explained

    At least 2,000 more black people were lynched by white mobs than previously reported, new research finds

    Extremist cops: how US law enforcement is failing to police itself

    Yesterday’s Ku Klux Klan members are today’s police officers, councilwoman says

    The FBI’s Secret Rules

    Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan during Reconstruction

    The US government destroyed the Ku Klux Klan once. It could do so again

    Constituting whiteness: The National Horse Thief Detective Association and racial mores in Indiana, 1850–1930

    When Watchmen were Klansmen

    The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow


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    • 1h 33 min
    Behind the Police: How The First Police Went From Gangsters, To An Army For The Rich

    Behind the Police: How The First Police Went From Gangsters, To An Army For The Rich

    When U.S. police departments didn't evolve out of slave patrols, they tended to form out of a desire to protect the property of the wealthy. In practice, this meant beating, murdering and arresting people who didn't want to work 12 hour days until they died.
    FOOTNOTES:

    Krypteia: A Form of Ancient Guerrilla Warfare 

    The Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles

    The Beginning of American Policing

    How Stereotypes of the Irish Evolved From ‘Criminals’ to Cops

    REMEMBERING THE 1906 STRIKE FOR UNION IN WINDBER, PENNSYLVANIA

    State Police were warned about possible racial bias in car searches. The agency's answer? End the research.

    The Pinkertons Still Never Sleep


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    • 1h 28 min
    Behind the Police: Slavery, Mass Murder and the Birth of American Policing

    Behind the Police: Slavery, Mass Murder and the Birth of American Policing

    Ever wonder how Policing started in the U.S.? In this episode, Robert and Prop trace the bloody birth of American policing, from Ancient Greece, to the slave-holding South, to the streets of Ferguson, Missouri today. 
    FOOTNOTES:

    Myths and Realities of Crime and Justice

    A Brief History of Slavery and the Origins of American Policing

    Slave Patrols: An Early Form of American Policing

    How the U.S. Got Its Police Force

    Slave Patrols

    The History of the Police

    The History of Policing in the United States

    Police Dog Bites Black Man

    A Look at Urban Violence & Police Brutality in Ancient Rome


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    • 1h 28 min

Recensioni dei clienti

4.7 su 5
3 valutazioni

3 valutazioni

patgroppelli ,

Love the concept

I love the research and the style of the host. Some guests are a little disappointing and don’t contribute to the show, but some are awesome! Laci is my favorite.

Keep up the good works, guys!

Cloudia93 ,

Guests speakers could be improved

I love the concept, and Robert is a fantastic, cultured host. He does amazing in these really delicate topics.
Somehow disappointing are instead the guest speakers: especially on the Weinstein episodes, the lady could not elaborate more than moanings of disgust. We are all disgusted by such actions, but it is also very fruitful to discuss and analyze them more objectively.

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