Voice of the Blue

Royce Bartlett

This is a podcast dedicated to recounting the compelling stories of Law Enforcement. Our mission is to put a human face upon those who serve behind the badge and hold that thin blue line between peace and anarchy. This podcast was not created to glamourize the police profession, but to tell their story, sometimes in their own words, so we may recognize and appreciate their sacrifices and service. We cannot bridge the ever-widening chasm between society and our police unless we understand each other, and we cannot begin to understand each other until we realize that law enforcement officers are not products of government, they are citizens, American citizens, chosen by us from amongst us to do a thankless, stressful, difficult and deadly job,...and they have a right to be heard. After all, how can we understand others if we do not listen? Welcome to Voice of the Blue. read less
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Federal Officer Peter Forcelli
Mar 24 2024
Federal Officer Peter Forcelli
Peter Forcelli began his career as a New York cop, with a desire to remove bad people from the mean streets there.Later, he joined the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, again with the same desire to take down evil people who hurt others, especially with firearms. He was a highly respected federal agent in New York City, where he made an impact on violent crime by successfully targeting some of the city’s most violent street gangs by using federal racketeering and continuing criminal enterprise statutes in conjunction with federal prosecutors. In early 2007, he was promoted to a supervisory position in Phoenix and quickly discovered that federal prosecutors were not charging criminals for violating federal firearms laws, even in instances where they knew guns were being trafficked to ultra-violent drug cartels and then used in crimes that were shocking to the conscience. When those very same prosecutors spoke about possibly indicting John Dodson, a special agent who blew the whistle on Operation Fast and Furious, this man courageously stepped forward and contacted Congress. He became a whistleblower himself, detailing how federal prosecutors in Arizona not only failed to prosecute gun traffickers, but allowed a man who was making hundreds of hand grenades for the Sinaloa Cartel to continue his operations unabated for years. At that moment, those prosecutors and officials from the Department of Justice came after him, leading to a nearly four-year battle for this man to clear his name. Peter's book link: The Deadly Path: How Operation Fast & Furious and Bad Lawyers Armed Mexican Cartels: Forcelli, Peter J., MacGregor, Keelin, Murphy, Stephen: 9798888452646: Amazon.com: BooksSupport the Show.