If you haven't listed to the Joe Rogan Experience yet, here's a reason you should. Comedian, activist, philosopher, UFC commentator, and proponent of psychedelics, Joe Rogan, has many authentic and hard hitting guests on his popular podcast. It's no surprise that the Joe Rogan Experience tops 11 million downloads a month.
On his Wednesday Podcast, Rogan had on 11-year veteran of the Baltimore police force and veteran of the USMC, Michael Wood. Wood became an internet sensation last month after releasing a string of tweets describing the despicable nature of his department, including telling the world about cops “Pissing and shitting inside suspects homes during raids, on their beds and clothes.” He's showing no signs of letting up either. If you aren't following Michael Wood on Twitter, you are missing out.
During this hard-hitting podcast, Wood blasted Missouri prosecutor Robert McCulloch, who led the "investigation" into the Michael Brown shooting. Just days after Darren Wilson walked, McCulloch said that witnesses obviously lied while testifying under oath to the Ferguson grand jury that ultimately declined to indict 18-year-old Michael Brown’s killer.
“He’s a criminal,” Wood said of McCulloch. “He criminally covered up that indictment. There’s no way around it. That’s what they did and no one seemed to care,” said Wood.
“So the way that system actually is, is if there’s four of us in the room right now, if three of us think he did it and one doesn’t, we don’t even listen to the one that doesn’t,” Wood explained. “If you’re not a reliable witness you don’t even come in for the indictment.”
Wood then went on to explain how fear is ingrained in police officers from the start which leads to their often unnecessary violent reactions.
“They run around with fear, and they will shoot in a heartbeat because they are so afraid,” he said.
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Wood is "100% against the drug war," and he understands the vicious cyclical nature of the system, as he recently pointed out in an interview with the Washington Post.
“You start to see the cycle of how these kids get put in the system at a young age, often for doing nothing wrong, and how that limits their options, which pushes them into selling drugs or other crime,” he said. “You start to see that they never had a chance.”
What Wood is describing is called recidivism. Recidivism is a fundamental concept of criminal justice that shows the tendency of those who are processed into the system and the likelihood of their future criminal behavior as a result.
The War on Drugs creates criminals every single minute of every single day. The system is setup in such a way that it fans the flames of violent crime by essentially building a factory that turns otherwise peaceful people into violent criminals.
Below is a short clip from the JRE that shows Wood blasting McCulloch. Below that is the entire episode in which Woods and Rogan get deeply involved in a discussion of the modern-day police state and the perils it creates for the average human being.