This week Beyond 90 Seconds interviewed retried Albuquerque police sergeant Dan Klein.
These days, Klein writes opinion pieces for a New Mexico news blog.
Klein has been interviewed by Rolling Stone for a story about police body cameras.
He is also an expert concerning unclaimed property, and owns a business that specializes in putting unclaimed property back in the hands of its rightful owners.
Host Mark Horner has known Klein for about 20 years. They first met when Horner worked as television journalist in Albuquerque in the 1990’s.
This interview was streamed live on YouTube on Saturday, March 3, 2018.
NOTE: Interview begins at 5:13
Time Codes for topics in interview:
5:13 Introductory remarks
7:36 Klein talks about writing for Albuquerque Free Press and Albuquerque Reports
8:39 Klein talks about his latest column about gun violence & fear
9:14 Parkland, Florida shooting
10:23 Klein: “fear response” and “overreaction”
10:55 Virginia Tech
12:42 International terrorism
13:32 Klein on TSA & Homeland Security “overreaction”
14:12 Michigan policeman & wife shot by son
14:40 Klein on MSM analysts who speculate
15:42 Horner uses University of Arizona’s Sean Miller as example
16:22 Klein on media & politician mentions of mental illness in shootings
19:33 Klein on the NRA & gun laws
20:53 Klein on school shootings
22:32 Police body cameras
23:29 Klein on ACLU
23:55 Can you ask police to turn off body cam in your home?
24:38 Body cam video is a public record & anyone can request it
25:03 Klein: But Feds won’t wear body cameras
25:59 James Boyd shooting caught on body cam
26:24 Klein on his interview with Rolling Stone re Boyd shooting
29:40 When the public attempts to video police
32:07 Horner on the vulnerable & wrongly accused
33:29 Klein: Prosecutors focused on “wins & losses,” not justice
36:21 Klein: Rarely hear DA say, “That was a bad arrest…”
36:59 Klein: “Places like Ferguson, Missouri” where PD budget is funded by fines
38:57 Illegal to film farms?
40:03 Unclaimed property segment begins
41:53 Klein explains unclaimed property & his connection to it
43:10 Klein: NY, TX and CA each sits on $10 billion in unclaimed property
44:24 CA changed law to “drill out” safe deposit boxes earlier
45:37 Klein on insurance companies & unclaimed property
46:25 Klein says Colorado is “ignoring its own statute” re unclaimed property
47:18 Horner “paints a picture” of Klein’s job re unclaimed property
48:25 Klein explains extent of work done by his company, USA Locators LLC
49:53 Klein on finding about large sum that belonged to homeless man
50:28 Klein on difference between probate law in New York & New Mexico
52:53 Klein on connecting Gerber life insurance policy with man whose wife & daughter were killed
56:31 The “Andy Griffith” unclaimed property case
58:26 Klein says he’s a different person now than when a police sergeant
58:45 Klein on what it was like working for police union after retiring
59:58 Klein on if you get a letter from USA Locators LLC or USA Finders Services LLC
1:02:59 Klein on how much due diligence he feels states apply to finding owners of unclaimed property
1:04:15 Klein on the need for “baby steps” with gun legislation
1:05:18 Klein on Florida legislature & Parkland students
1:06:30 Klein quotes Winston Churchill re Americans
1:08:24 Klein says he’s not disparaging the Parkland students
1:10:32 Klein on Newtown, Connecticut Sandy Hook Elementary shooting
1:13:09 Klein on why Parkland remains on the “front burner” in news coverage
1:14:18 Klein on President Trump and NRA
1:15:38 Klein: “Why aren’t we talking about Michigan?”
1:15:58 Klein cites numbers re violent deaths and suicides by guns
1:17:07 Horner on context, mentions Kent State shooting
1:18:00 Klein quizzes Horner, asking, How many school shootings have occurred this year?
1:18:39 Klein cites Everytown for Gun Safety’s definition of school shooting
1:20:18 Klein asks, What makes school shootings more important than thousands of other gun deaths?
1:20:47 Klein brings up Western Europe’s low homicide rate
1:22:14 Klein shares what he feels the first “baby step” should be re gun legislation
1:24:15 Klein on why the DUI / DWI issue will “solve itself”
1:24:58 Horner wonders where states will draw funding when there’s no longer much fuel tax revenue
1:26:09 Conversation now on technology & alternative transportation such as ride share, Uber
1:27:45 Horner recommends the book, The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly
1:28:10 Klein on number 1 reason APD officers are disciplined (says it concerns body cameras)
1:29:20 Klein on “the problem with Taser” (now Axon)
1:32:23 Klein on the “big money” with body cameras: cloud storage
1:32:43 Klein expresses concerns about evidence being stored on cloud via third party companies such as evidence.com (Klein says it’s owned by Taser)
1:37:20 Amazon Web Services cloud storage
1:38:16 Microsoft or Google in fight with federal government re servers in Ireland
1:38:50 On third party cloud, is there a chain of custody issue challenge?
1:41:11 Parting thoughts