Joe Rogan Experience #808 – Michael Wood, Jr.

Michael A. Wood, Jr. is a retired Baltimore police officer and veteran of the USMC. He previously made the news for publicly speaking out against police brutality and has become a proponent of a new era of policing.

A young man who met Michael as a child, when Michael was a cop volunteering a recreation center, found Michael to talk about how much the experience affected him as well. He’s now trying to continue his growth, please help him here: http:///

30 thoughts on “Joe Rogan Experience #808 – Michael Wood, Jr.

  1. I thought this guy was pretty smart, but his logic is all over the place. I agree that drug prohibition only places drug traffic in the hands of criminals. Then he jumps to gun prohibition, but for some reason doesn't grasp that that would only place gun traffic in the hands of criminals as well. Not a very well thought out argument…I don't care how many studies he can cite…if people want something, someone will always be there to supply it, legally or illegally.

    His view that the Constitution is just a decrepit document decaying on parchment somewhere is also very troubling. Perhaps all his years of ignoring it as a cop convinced him that we don't really need it anyway. I agree that policing needs serious reforms, but it doesn't need to go any further than requiring the cops to obey the laws and the Constitution.

    If the police just accept the fact that the document limiting police power actually does limit police power, and they may have to let a bad guy go every once in a while because it would be unconstitutional to arrest him based on evidence they cannot legally obtain, AND if everyone actually received equal protection under the law as provided by the Constitution, there would be no need for further police reform.

    In my opinion, any cop who makes an arrest on a case that is dismissed because of excluded evidence should pay restitution to the taxpayers for all costs of the blown case out of his own pocket and his Chief should pay $1,000 in damages out of his own pocket to every defendant who was wrongfully arrested. If that were the case, you can bet that every cop would be very well trained on the Constitution and every single arrest made would be within constitutional boundaries.

    The US Supreme Court said in Mapp v Ohio back in 1961, "Nothing can destroy a government more quickly than its failure to observe its own laws, or worse, its disregard of the charter of its own existence."

    What more reform do we need than cops who just obey the law?

  2. I was into this and actually giving his point of view a chance but I stopped when he brought Austrailia into it I was done. That argument has a LOT more nuance than "they hsd one mass shooting, banned all the guns and havent had one since"

  3. At the time the Bill of Rights was written there were no laws against having firearms.
    ALL firearms were military style. The people owned Cannons, warships, and stockpiles of black powder. All of which would be the WMD's of the day.
    A standing army was forbidden is also forbidden.

    We are a Republic. That's how a Republic is defended, by the people.

  4. 1709: "If a liberal Education has formed in us well-regulated Appetites and worthy Inclinations."

    1714: "The practice of all well-regulated courts of justice in the world."

    1812: "The equation of time … is the adjustment of the difference of time as shown by a well-regulated clock and a true sun dial."

    1848: "A remissness for which I am sure every well-regulated person will blame the Mayor."

    1862: "It appeared to her well-regulated mind, like a clandestine proceeding."

    1894: "The newspaper, a never wanting adjunct to every well-regulated American embryo city."

    "Well Regulated" has nothing to do with government regulation.

  5. How was this guy so smart on his first appearance and so dumb on this one?

    Only 30,000 gun crimes and only 5 self defenses a year?
    The Constitution is irrelevant?
    Well regulated mean s govt regulation today?
    AR-15's saturating the street? They account for less murders than bare hands by about 10 times
    Ar-15's don't have clips.
    The pro gun side has nothing to do with hunting.
    An M-16 is the exact same as an AR-15?

    He lost all credibility on this interview that he gained in his first.

    His statements are totally asinine.

  6. I have to say, I disagree with almost everything Mr. Wood said during this interview. His states are wildly inaccurate especially on gun control (10 self defense with a gun cases a year is insane). However, I appreciate his honesty about disliking the Constitution. I believe most people of his political leaning feel the Constitution does nothing but hold us back and must be rolled back, but they do not say it. At least Mr. Wood does that.

  7. Joe you should look into parse syntex. It’s how words are really suppose to be written so “contracts” between people can never be miss understood. The government has dumbed us down to the point we no longer really know what each other are truly saying. That’s how they, the government, uses word play in court to trick us and exploit our rights as human beings. Basically if something is written down it must make sense both read front to back or back to front it. It should always lead to the same outcome or overstanding with both parties. Does that make sense? All you need to do is you tube parse syntex even if that’s not how you spell it… watch The videos about the grammar and how words are misused to trick less educated people. Dumbing down society has been a success and there is no signs we even care as “free” people.

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