Hold the Line with Mike Solan

Hold the Line with Mike Solan is an in depth long form discussion into the politics that surround and impact law enforcement. Mike Solan is a national law enforcement expert and the President of the Seattle Police Officers Guild. His reasonable approach to public safety has earned Mike accolades and the trust of law enforcement nationwide.

The Choe Show

September 16th, 2022

Mike sits down with Discovery Institute Senior Fellow, Jonathan Choe (@ChoeShow) to discuss the recent law enforcement coalition formed by The Seattle Police Officers Guild, the King County Police Officers Guild and the King County Corrections Guild. The press conference held by the coalition has put into focus the dire public safety conditions in Seattle and King County and Jonathan asks the Seattle City Council members if they regret pledging to defund SPD in 2020.

Link to press conference: https://www.facebook.com/seattlepoliceofficers/videos/557063819551575

Link to SPOG's Public Safety Index: https://seattlepoliceofficers.com/spsi/

HTL Episode #8 Mike Carter's Hit Piece: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IuEjCpRd_Q

Mike Carter's Seattle Times article about the press conference: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/law-justice/seattle-area-law-enforcement-union-chiefs-push-for-jim-ferrell-in-prosecutor-race/

KOMO article about the press conference: https://komonews.com/news/local/seattle-king-county-police-officers-guilds-to-address-crisis-engulfing-the-area

 

SPD’s Recruiting Numbers are FAKE NEWS

May 17th, 2022

The Seattle Police Department is losing police officers faster than it can replace them. Mike breaks down the REAL numbers behind SPOG’s Public Safety Index vs. the FAKE numbers provided by SPD.

LINKS:

1. MyNorthwest: https://mynorthwest.com/3461722/seattles-mayor-staffing-incentive-plan-seattle-police-department/

2. KING5: https://www.king5.com/article/news/crime/seattle-considering-proposals-address-significant-police-staffing-shortage/281-ecb56d99-e422-435e-98e2-a94d13fade16

3. Q13: https://www.q13fox.com/news/spd-union-president-city-underreporting-officer-loss-alternative-policing-needs-collective-bargaining

4. KIRO7: https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/mayor-harrell-council-members-come-terms-spd-hiring-incentive-proposal/ZWNVOJ7IDFDGVELTJM52PCHRHM/

5. SPOG PSI link: https://seattlepoliceofficers.com/spsi/

 

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Line of Duty Deaths and SWAT Shooting Breakdown

April 1st, 2022

Mike pays respects to fallen Pierce County Deputy Dom Calata and Everett Police Officer Dan Rocha who were tragically killed in the line of duty. Mike also breaks down the recent Seattle SWAT team shooting of a robbery suspect and reviews the root causes of this unprecedented rise in violent crime affecting Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.

LINKS:

Pierce County Deputy Dominque "Dom" Calata

https://www.king5.com/article/news/crime/swat-operation-pierce-county-deputy-dom-calata/281-63840cf6-66ca-45a8-953d-7a195aec486f

https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/video-community-remembers-fallen-pierce-county-deputy-dom-calata/a5381700-894c-4107-9ce0-4db96d1ddd49/

https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/crime/article259446764.html

Everett Police Officer Dan Rocha

https://www.kiro7.com/news/north-sound-news/massive-police-response-everett/HUUABXISTRG57LK7MO4XII2CHE/

https://www.q13fox.com/news/man-accused-of-killing-everett-police-officer-dan-rocha-has-a-very-lengthy-criminal-history

SPD SIR’s Officers Being Assaulted

https://spdblotter.seattle.gov/category/incident-reports/

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• StopDefunding.com:

https://stopdefunding.com/ to sign the petition to stop the defunding of police departments nationwide.

The Homeless Industrial Complex PART 2

March 9th, 2022

Back by popular demand! Mike welcomes back Andrea Suarez and Kevin Dahlgren from We Heart Seattle to continue their revealing discussion about Seattle’s Homeless Industrial Complex. They discuss why the homeless problem continues to grow, who’s responsible and how it can be resolved once and for all. 

 

LINKS:

• We Heart Seattle: https://weheartseattle.org/

• Martin vs. Boise: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_...

• We Heart Seattle Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/wehea...

• City of Gresham: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbAXd...

• KIRO: https://mynorthwest.com/3258151/dori-...

• Uplift Northwest: https://www.upliftnw.org

Please visit our sponsors:

• Hart 2 Hart Medical Supply: https://hart2hart.com/ for FDA registered respirator masks at wholesale prices.

• StopDefunding.com: https://stopdefunding.com/ to sign the petition to stop the defunding of police departments   nationwide.

MURDER: Inside the Mind of Homicide Detective Cloyd Steiger

February 2nd, 2022

Mike sits down with legendary Seattle Police Homicide Detective Cloyd Steiger and discusses his storied career, Seattle’s violent history and his true crime memoirs. #Seattle #SPOG #Homicide

LINKS: Cloyd’s books: https://www.amazon.com/Cloyd-Steiger/e/B079PSM3S5?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1643756729&sr=8-1

Please visit our sponsors:

• Hart 2 Hart Medical Supply: https://hart2hart.com/ for FDA registered respirator masks at wholesale prices.

• StopDefunding.com: https://stopdefunding.com/ to sign the petition to stop the defunding of police departments nationwide.

R.I.P. K9 Officer Jedi - Shooting Breakdown

January 21st, 2022

Mike breaks down the tragic killing of Seattle K9 Officer Jedi and discusses the department policies, history and staffing issues that contributed to this tragedy.

LINKS: SPD Blotter 5/20/20: https://spdblotter.seattle.gov/2020/05/20/update-in-lower-queen-anne-officer-involved-shooting-investigation/

SPD Blotter 1/5/22: https://spdblotter.seattle.gov/2022/01/05/police-shoot-burglary-suspect-after-he-fatally-stabs-k9-dog-injures-officer/

KIRO: https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/reported-burglar-shot-by-seattle-police/FRPVHPGLVZABHNLEO6EAMMAGVI/

Please visit our sponsors:

• Hart 2 Hart Medical Supply: https://hart2hart.com/ for FDA registered respirator masks at wholesale prices.

• StopDefunding.com: https://stopdefunding.com/ to sign the petition to stop the defunding of police departments nationwide.

Recall Kshama Sawant

December 6th, 2021

In this episode, Mike lays out why recalling Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant from District #3 is vital to Seattle’s public safety.

https://sawantrecall.org/

Stop Defunding campaign videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqV6Ibk7wzY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8DnFY2MmLY

https://sawantrecall.org/religious-community-leader-joint-statement/
https://reason.com/volokh/2021/11/10/police-officers-libel-lawsuit-against-seattle-city-councilwoman-kshama-sawant-can-go-forward/
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/court-ruling-allows-seattle-police-officers-to-proceed-with-lawsuit-against-councilmember-kshama-sawant/
https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/editorials/no-choice-but-to-recall-kshama-sawant/

Please visit our sponsors: 
• Hart 2 Hart Medical Supply: https://hart2hart.com/ for FDA registered respirator masks at wholesale prices. 
• StopDefunding.com: https://stopdefunding.com/ to sign the petition to stop the defunding of police departments nationwide.

The Homeless Industrial Complex

December 2nd, 2021

Mike welcomes Andrea Suarez and Kevin Dalgren from We Heart Seattle and discusses the REAL reason there is a worsening homeless problem in Seattle and what they are personally doing to solve it.  You can check out their work here: https://weheartseattle.org/

LINKS: 

Seattle Times: https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/big-hearts-theres-room-for-all-the-citizen-led-responses-to-seattles-homelessness-crisis/

Seattle Journal:https://www.theseattlejournal.com/andrea-suarez-and-we-heart-seattle/

KIRO: https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/seattle-neighbors-take-action-end-homelessness/O4ZFBJI4FBA7BEOXYV3UZXUYOE/

KOMO:https://komonews.com/news/project-seattle/we-heart-seattle-volunteers-criticized-for-trash-picking-efforts-at-homeless-camps

Tentgate clip: https://twitter.com/AlyciaRamirez3/status/1368703528244408320?s=09

KOMO Update: https://komonews.com/news/project-seattle/man-at-odds-with-ballard-neighbors-leaves-neighborhood-with-help-from-non-profit

Please visit our sponsors: 
• Hart 2 Hart Medical Supply: https://hart2hart.com/ for FDA registered respirator masks at wholesale prices. 
• StopDefunding.com: https://stopdefunding.com/ to sign the petition to stop the defunding of police departments nationwide.

Major Election Win for Moderates

November 10th, 2021

Mike reviews the results of Seattle’s contentious 2021 elections, their impact on public safety and implications for the future.

Links: 

• Harrell interview: Harrell Interview: https://mynorthwest.com/3222027/bruce-harrell-change-agent-seattle-next-mayor/
• Seattle University study: http://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/Police/Reports/2020%20CITYWIDE_Seattle%20Public%20Safety%20Survey%20Report.pdf
• SPOG’s response to Pete Holmes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDwhQLfyjVs
• HTL Ep. 17 - Ken Wilson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=au32FHahV_U&t=9s

 

Please visit our sponsors: 

• Hart 2 Hart Medical Supply: https://hart2hart.com/ for FDA registered respirator masks at wholesale prices. 
• StopDefunding.com: https://stopdefunding.com/ to sign the petition to stop the defunding of police departments nationwide.

Seattle City Council Candidate, Ken Wilson

October 30th, 2021

Mike sits down with City Council candidate Ken Wilson  (Position 8 - Citywide) and discusses public safety, homelessness, and the radical position of his opponent Teresa Mosquesda.

Campaign website for Ken Wilson: https://www.kenforcouncil8.com/

Please visit our sponsors: 
• Hart 2 Hart Medical Supply: https://hart2hart.com/ for FDA registered respirator masks at wholesale prices. 
• StopDefunding.com: https://stopdefunding.com/ to sign the petition to stop the defunding of police departments nationwide.

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