EPISODE 98: Giacalone says Baltimore needs to get tough on crime with real policing

    In our holiday search to tell some great stories and learn more during the end of this decade, we are presenting some “bonus” Baltimore Positive while Nestor searches the Far East for answers.

    We caught a recent op-ed in The Baltimore Sun about crime and more effective policing by current John Jay Criminal Justice professor Joe Giacalone, who was a long-time cop and criminal investigator at many levels of the force in New York.

    Crime clearly will be the top issue locally as we move into 2020 and the race for mayor in Baltimore.

    We wanted to learn more so we asked a lot of tough questions of Giacalone.

    We have taken some time this month to add some “holiday bonus” editions of Baltimore Positive that will be coming your way into December with Marty Schwartz, Cheryl Bost, Mike Ertel, Debbie Phelps, Isaac Hametz and Frank Kolarek in addition to our long-form chats with Adrienne Jones, Sonja Santelises and the incomparable Wes Moore.

    Nestor and Don are also preparing a very special Episode 100 coming later this week…

    We’d be “thankful” this holiday season if you subscribe to Baltimore Positive and make it a part of your weekly routine!

    OUR NEXT BIG EVENT:

    (Yes…you are invited to join us!)

    THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12: New Baltimore police commissioner Michael Harrison joins us at Faidley’s Seafood in Lexington Market at noon.

    We want to thank all of our sponsors, supporters and friends who have allowed this Baltimore Positive platform and movement to become part of your lives and routine. And thank you for sharing our conversations with your community and world!

    Hope to see you around Baltimore soon!