48 episodes

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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    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 147 Ratings

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.

    Drugs and Corruption

    Drugs and Corruption

    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 Police Narcotics Unit.

    Support the podcast by sending a cup of coffee to Katherine: buymeacoffee.com/afewbadapples

    A Few Bad Apples is a part of the Crawlspace Media Network: www.crawlspace-media.com

    All references are available at www.afewbadapplespodcast.com

    Promo: After Malice https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/malice-after-midnight-a-true-crime-podcast/id1562388033

    Donate to Officer Anthony Camarada's Tunnels to Tower Run Campaign here: https://dogood.t2t.org/fundraiser/3319162

    • 27 min
    Jimmie Lee Jackson and Bloody Sunday

    Jimmie Lee Jackson and Bloody Sunday

    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 the Edmund Pettis Bridge. The day became known as Bloody Sunday.

    Episode sponsored by: Indie Drop In Scary Time https://indiedropin.com/show/scary-time/

    A Few Bad Apples is a part of Crawlspace Media Network: crawlspace-media.com

    All references are available at afewbadapplespodcast.com

    Support Katherine with a one time donation: buymeacoffee.com/afewbadapples
    Promo: Across the Veil https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/across-the-veil/id1530320472

    • 32 min
    Stop and Frisk: The Murder of Ramarley Graham

    Stop and Frisk: The Murder of Ramarley Graham

    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.

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    A Few Bad Apples is part of Crawlspace Media Network: Check out www.crawlspace-media.com

    This episode was sponsored by Indie Drop-In: https://indiedropin.com/show/scary-time/

    Promo: Twisted and Uncorked https://twistedanduncorked.wixsite.com/podcast

    • 26 min
    Sarah Everard

    Sarah Everard

    Sarah Everard was walking home one evening when she never made it back. After a search, the U.K.'s Metropolitan Police realized it was one of their own who was responsible for the kidnapping, rape, and murder of Sarah Everard.

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    Special Feature: A short piece written by Mr. Shorts of "The Short Shorts Podcast" about Sarah Everard, read by Katherine

    Promos:
    The Short Shorts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-short-shorts-pod/id1519035598
    Crime and Crime Again: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/crime-and-crime-again/id1529171524
    Military True Crime Addict: https://podcasts.apple.com/fr/podcast/military-true-crime-addict/id1549181867?l=en

    • 33 min
    The Death of Douglas Zerby

    The Death of Douglas Zerby

    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 death.

    A Few Bad Apples Podcast is a part of the Crawlspace Network: www.crawlspace-media.com

    All references can be found at: afewbadapplespodcast.com

    Check out Patreon to support the podcast on a monthly basis and to receive exclusive extras: www.patreon.com/afewbadapplespod
    or support the podcast with a one-time donation: www.buymeacoffee.com/afewbadapples

    Promos: Raw Truth: Stories of Female Infidelity https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/raw-truth-stories-of-female-infidelity/id1480795036

    Once Upon a Nightmare: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/once-upon-a-nightmare/id1521865524

    • 28 min
    Justice for Kadie and River Major

    Justice for Kadie and River Major

    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 change Kadie's manner of death: https://www.change.org/p/coroner-george-oliver-coroner-s-inquest-for-kadieandherbabies?redirect=false

    A Few Bad Apples Podcast is a part of the Crawlspace Network: www.crawlspace-media.com

    All references can be found at: afewbadapplespodcast.com

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
147 Ratings

147 Ratings

Dawgs6372 ,

Great true crime pod!

Well done and good content. Recommend highly!!
Rebecca Adams- Raw Truth: Stories of Female Infidelity

scottymayknow ,

This should be your true crime show

Dr Katherine is so well spoken and really brings you into the cases of police brutality and police neglect. She highlights cases that need to be highlighted. She sources all her information which opens up the case for you to go learn more. This is the perfect true crime show

Clairesta223456 ,

Excellent true crime podcast

I listened to the 3 part series that explores the LA County Sheriff’s Office “deputy gangs.” Even though I’m a veteran crime journalist, I had never heard of this. It was really surprising to hear about this problem in LA, which is just now becoming known nationwide, thanks to the excellent reporting of Cerise Castle. “I just thought to myself, I couldn’t be the only one with these questions.”

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