Captain Matthew Gillespie of the Philadelphia Police Department's Southwest Detective Division hosts critical conversations with those involved in reducing the epidemic of gun violence in the city of Philadelphia. This podcast features candid episodes that highlight different thoughts and perspectives while offering strategies to lower this violence.
S2 Episode 19 - Dr. Zaf and the ER
In the forth episode of Season 2 of Aftermath Philadelphia, Captain Gillespie sits down with Dr. Zaffer Qasim an Emergency and Trauma/Critical Care Physician at Penn Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System. Dr. Qasim has extensive experience in the emergency room of one of the countries busiest ER's, at Penn Presby hospital in West Philadelphia. In this episode Dr. Qasim discusses his path from the United Kingdom to Baltimore and now Philadelphia. The conversations goes into what it is like when one or multiple shooting victim come into the hospital ER, and where police officers should and should not be during that time. Dr. Qasim and Capt. Gillespie discuss the experience of what it is like to tell a parent that their child or loved one did not survive the gunshot and how the victim is respected and cared for at that moment. Further more, Dr. Qasim explains his thoughts and ideas on what measures can be taken to stop this violence, including steps that can educate and prevent gun violence from occurring in the first place.
S2 Episode 18 - The Fight Against Blight
In the third episode of season 2 for Aftermath Philadelphia, Captain Gillespie sits down with career public servant Beth Grossman esq. Beth is currently the Program Director for Scioli Turco INC. a non-profit organization that helps to deal with blight, vacant and nuisance properties here in Philadelphia. Beth and Capt. Gillespie discuss her current work with this organization, but also discuss her prior work with the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, where she spent over 21 years. Specifically working as the Chief of the Nuisance Task Force along with her work in the Dangerous Drug Offender Unit. They dig into the work that city Block Captains do and how they can improve neighborhoods, along with addressing quality of life issues. Furthermore they confirm that crimes are not solved and prosecuted in one hour as the show "Law and Order" would leave one to believe.
S2 Episode 17 - Law Enforcement and Public Health
In the second episode of Season 2 of Aftermath Philadelphia, Captain Gillespie sits down with Brandon Del Pozo the former Chief of Police in Burlington Vermont and retired NYPD executive. Brandon held several management positions in the NYPD including the Commanding Officer of the Office of Strategic Initiatives, and Commanding Officer for the Project Management Office of the Police Commissioner - NYPD. He held Patrol Commands in the 6th Precinct & 50th Precinct respectively. Capt. Gillespie and Brandon discuss his path from Brooklyn to Dartmouth University and back to NYC and the NYPD. They dig in to how education and career development helped to change and shape their mindsets on policing and what to measure. Brandon Del Pozo further digs into the Opioid Crisis and some solutions to this epidemic along with examining police Use of Force issues in Law Enforcement in 2022.
S2 Episode 16 - Data, Numbers and Crime Analysts
In the first episode of Season 2 of Aftermath Philadelphia. Captain Gillespie now of Southwest Detective's, sits down with International Consultant for Crime and Policing, Debra Piehl. Debra is a former Senior Crime Analyst for the NYPD, including a position as the Analyst in the Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Operations for the NYPD. Captain Gillespie and Debra discuss her role with the NYPD and helping to fight crime. Along with what data should be valued and explored. They further discuss the importance of civilian analysts being an accepted part of law enformcent along with the hurdles those analysts sometimes go through. This episode gives the listeners an insight into the legendary NYPD Compstat process and how valued data is in keeping cities safe.
S1 Episode 15 - From the Bronx to the Classroom
In the season one finale, Captain Gillespie speaks with retired New York Police Department Sergeant turned college professor Joseph L. Giacalone. Captain Gillespie and Professor Giacalone talk about his experiences in investigations during his time in the Bronx, the Anti-Crime teams the NYPD used to help lower gun violence, and the NYC Bail Reform Act. Both Capt. Gillespie and Joseph further explore how changes in criminal justice reform has effected crime rates today in both NYC and Philadelphia. To end the episode they discuss Joseph's path from crime fighter in the Bronx to adjunct professor in the classroom. Along with debating who has the greatest detectives in the world; Philly PD or NYPD.
S1 Episode 14 - Prosecuting Crime, Preventing Crime and Convicted of a Crime
In the fourteenth episode of Aftermath Philadelphia, Captain Gillespie sits down with a unique guest who has a perspective of the criminal justice system from two points of view. Former Philadelphia District Attorney and later Federal Defendant Seth Williams, sit down for a discussion covering a wide range of topics. Seth Williams dives into his experiences growing up in West Philadelphia (the 18th District) and how that led him to a career as a prosecutor. He discusses his role as a young Assistant District Attorney, and then coming back as the person in charge of one of the largest District Attorney Offices in the Country. Capt. Gillespie and Seth, go on to converse about the importance of prosecuting violent crimes and gun crimes, but also believing in second chances. Seth Williams give us a glimpse of what he did inside of Federal Prison to help fellow inmates and how that helped change his view on the Criminal Justice System. This unique perspective of the criminal justice system is one that you want to hear.
We need more stuff ! Great idea
A start 2 end all this violence’s is get
Rid of social media 4 starters
No fluff all real talk
The episode with the YoFavTrashman was fantastic