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an attitude” to see what they do. Then it doesn’t hurt to meet with police safety experts. It is also important to know who your enemies are and what potential they have to kill you.
In my case my life has been threatened so many times, I became proactive in my own protection and defense.
I have had police tell me straight up. We can’t protect you, you have to protect yourself.
As a talk show host I have interviewed countless Gang experts, cops of all types and I came away with one solidifying factor.
Cops carry guns in holsters on their hips. They wear bullet proof vests and they are constantly vigil when on the job. If you are a criminal or violent offender and you are going to get into a gun fight with a cop , you are probably going to lose.
If you are a mouthy talk show host and piss off the wrong element of society, you better be as prepared as a cop when bad guys come gunning for you or you are going to die.
An expert in the Amend program which treats violent offenders once asked me, “do you actually think you are going to out draw a violent man who is intent on killing you??”
People who are targets, who carry concealed weapons will never out draw a violent offender or come out of an ambush alive.
Now just so that you know in my line of work I have been kidnapped at gun point by three assailants who were never caught. I have had guns pulled on me twice. One was a drug dealer who aimed a gun at my chest point blank from his car window because he did not like my stance on drugs. I instantly disarmed him, drug him out of the car by his hair and pinned him until the sheriff got there..
The second time was during a live radio show with former DA Bill Ritter and Governor Rohmer at 9th and Corona in Denver. A right wing Arian man wanted to shoot me . He was subdued by two Denver PD who were standing in the crowd.
I don’t think Ritter nor Romer know how close we all came to dying that night.
Even so, I had two armed body guards provided by the Radio station standing ten feet from me and they missed the whole thing.
Body guards are a good investment when tensions are high and people are threatening your life. I have always hired armed body guards in my career on Radio and TV. You never know who or when an assailant will jump out of the bushes and shoot you dead when you are getting out of your car.
That happened to my colleague Alan Berg in 1984. He had so taunted the Aryan nation that they ambushed him and killed him outside his home.
When Seth Brigham kept whispering in my ear “ I can kill you any time I want” I wasn’t waiting to call 911 to protect myself. I hired an armed guard to watch Seth and to protect me. In that case the police could not protect me and the media made a joke out of Seths threats.
You cannot listen to people who say you are over reacting when you get death threats. The Daily Camera were in such denial in their reporting, that they actually made it dangerous for me. I told them about it in no uncertain terms. They still thought it was a joke. But you can’t listen to people who have never experienced vehement threats from fans, callers or political crazies who have targeted you.
You cannot listen to nay sayers when your life is being threatened.
Under extreme circumstances, I have armed myself to the teeth and wore a bullet proof vest. I have actually walked down the middle of a dark street with a gun in hand just to secure my ability to get to my car and drive home.
I have had black Cripps gangsters follow me to my car knowing that they were not going to kill me with out a fight. I have had Body guards walk with with me with shot guns to my car.
I have told people on the air if you come for me I will be ready and you may get a few rounds off at me, but I am taking you with me. It is very important to not show fear to violent offenders and to let them know you are as big a nightmare as they are. I swear that has saved my life more than once. That is the kind of attitude you have to have with violent offenders intent on hurting you.
You have to know when you are in a war zone and be prepared to defend yourself and match the threat with overwhelming bravado and visible firepower. Visible firepower.
If you in the line of work where people want to kill you… You know provocative talk show host, DA, cop, etc…. I think you have to be as prepared as a street smart cop.
I have taken multiple self defense classes. One was model mugging for men. How to defend against multiple assailants with hand guns. I have studied and practiced shoot no shoot scenarios. I have gone up against armed gunmen.
My son is a LERP special forces Marine. When I see him we train in how to disarm assailants at 30 paces.
So yes I take my personal protection very seriously. I learned from Denver Police: refuse to be a victim.
Now with me. It is protect myself or get out of the TV talk business.
And that is the question high profile people have to ask themselves, : How far am I willing to go for personal protection. ?
From the land of happy hippies
increase too. This of course is something those of us who work in the drug addiction field have known for a long long time, but the pro marijuana lobby is so powerful just like the tobacco lobby and alcohol lobby, that law makers have been led to believe that marijuana is a benign substance just like water. No it is not. It is a powerful addictive drug that is reaping havoc on Boulder’s youth and the city, lawmakers, prosecutors and police have drunk the Marijuana lobby cool aide. This to the demise of Boulders Children. See C-SPAN for the full story.
They pushed amendment 64 on us. They pushed so called medical marijuana stores on us. Even our own congressman Jared Polis is pushing drugs on our community. He is absolutely clueless. To Balance these actions I have been in direct contact with the DEA pleading with them to conduct secret operations in Boulder. I want to see these illegal MMJ shops busted and their owners hauled off to jail. I want to see city officials investigated and arrested for pushing dangerous drugs on Boulder children. I want to see Congressman Jared Polis haulded out of his Washington office in handcuffs for pushing drugs on Americas youth. It is child abuse pure and simple. Our Boulder officials are a bunch drug dealing scum who deserve to be treated as such and our children need to be protected from them.
Now when the DEA starts busting everybody in Boulder , you can blame me for it and I will wear it as a badge of honor. Somebody needs to stand up against this madness: pushing drugs on our children indeed.
The city should make the Fox and Tumblr pay for all the extra police etc during this weeks rap concert at the Fox. They knew this would happen.
from the hippie dope fiend capitol of the USA
Jann Scott’s Journal is the story and life of Boulder Icon and talk host Jann Scott. He has been in print, on radio and on TV in Boulder since 1989. Some consider him the voice of Boulder’s soul.
He is Pope Francis the first formerly Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected by his
peers Wednesday evening as the new pope, becoming the first pontiff from the Americas. He is named after St Francis of Assisi who is my favorite saint known for talking with animals and helping the poor. I try to model my deep spiritual life after him which is to say I personally try to help the poor every day by feeding them, giving them jobs. With animals I have many bird feeders and talk to the cats and have them leave the birds alone which seems to work. I have a statue of st. Francis in my back yard and some religious metals of him which Fr. Breslin has blessed. I often give those to people who need a lift up. So I have much hope for our new Pope and look for a resurgence of the Catholic faith. And yes by the way I am Catholic, a christian, a believer and I follow Jesus who I determined that he is the biggest baddest Guru in Boulder….. even though he’s dead…. well not dead … he lives with the father in heaven which I also believe in. As well as the holy trinity… you know father son holy spirit. I also believe in angels and that I have a guardian angel. I have seen angels over Boulder. Yep I talk to Jesus and he answers. I talk to God the Father and he answers me in prayer. God also intervenes into my life when I need help, I ask and he answers. So it is all good. That is to say God is all good. Jesus is all good and the holy spirit is all good. Me? I am just a human with big failings and need all the help I can get. Thankfully I have been saved by the holy see and I know what’s up so to speak.
The DOPE scene in Boulder is another matter. It is straight out of the pit of hell and abounds with no controls. I see it first hand since I volunteer with drug addicts every day also. Drug addiction in Boulder is getting worse not better. There is very little drug treatment and while the city of Boulder ponders unleashing another barrage of addicting drugs on our youth I wonder ” are they fricking serious?”
The Colorado state Legislature is all cranked up this week over gun control. What ever laws they pass won’t change a thing. Unless they move AR-19s, AK 47s and all military type weapon into a special permit category nothing will change. That special permit category is reserved for collectors of military weapons.
Semi- auto handguns of course are a giant problem. All of the Glocks andf Berettas put out as much fire power as an assault weapon. Twenty years ago I had a Denver police officer tell me on my radio show. “We are out gunned on the street. You have criminals walking around with with semi auto Glock 9 millimeter”
And of course crazy people like James Holmes and Klebolt and Harris have readily gotten their hands on military weapons. What are we going to do about them.
Here are a few solutions:
1. Pass a law that anyone who purchases a hand gun or rifle must go through a gun safety glass with every purchase. Make this mandatory in Colorado.
2. Open a public shooting range in Boulder with a shoot master where these classes are given.
The above two will teach safety first and respect for fire arms.
Now on the issue of guns on the CU campus. I thinks women should be allowed to carry guns on campus but not men. That will end sex assault and see a few cases of men with their balls shot off. but it’s a nice message.
If Boulder wasn’t the hippie drug capitol of the world before, it certainly is now. And we are the laughing stock of the nation. Besides decriminalizing pot possession Boulder has open drug sales to anyone with cash.
As I predicted two years ago, teen drug abuse would sky rocket as a result and that is exactly what has happened. Why because drugs are addictive and law makers are stupid.
You would think that there would be a 100% tax on pot to pay for an new teen rehab center to stem the mayhem caused by drugs.
well that’s it from our happy little bubble here in the Rockies
This has been an interesting week. All of the bulbs are 3 weeks early this spring so my crocus are up. Tulips and daffodils are on the way, too. And there were honey bees out today too. The winter here in Colorado has been mostly warm with temps in the 50′s and 60′s now 70′s.
The week started out with an “old lady” at the front desk of the local nursing home yelling at one of our reps over my TV show. Then we got written apologies. The driver of the rental car van recognized me from TV and radio so we had a nice chat about talk radio. Last night another fan came up to me outside a coffee shop and heaped more praise on Boulder channel 1 and me.
This morning I awoke with laryngitis so I haven’t been able to talk all day. so I yelled at a PR person in an email for jerking me around and wasting my time. They were offended and demanded that I apologize. so now I have to call that person and :”oh bla bla bla I didn’t really mean to say that you wasted my fucking time you cheap bastard” No I didn’t say that. I’m sick with a cold.
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