CRIME TIME with VITO COLUCCI, JR.
Sunday Nights at 11pm ET on Business Talk Radio
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Two “super-heroes” of crime talk radio joining forces! Dennis Griffin and Vito Colucci, Jr. together again!
Listen in to the discussion about costumed super-hero, crime fighting action groups patrolling the streets in a community near you. What do you think? Would you welcome Superman into your neighborhood?
With crime running rampant throughout America, an abundancy of citizen action groups are forming, some using names and costumes of “super-heroes” to take back the streets and put a stop to crime in certain communities.
One such group, “Rain City Superhero Movement” and their leader Phoenix Jones, have become widely known throughout the Seattle, WA area for patrolling in costume and stepping in to scare off criminals. The group has stopped carjackings, helped stranded vehicles on the highways, stopped people from driving drunk, chased down and aided in the apprehension of a sex-offender, and even escorted people to their cars late at night.
Although the premise of a group of super-heroes saving damsels in distress, or putting a choke hold on bad guys, sounds innocent enough, or even welcomed in some communities, questions remain about the pitfalls of having untrained and unsupervised citizens performing law enforcement type functions.
Dennis N. Griffin
Dennis Griffin retired in 1994, after a 20-year career in investigations and law enforcement in New York State. He and his wife Faith moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, shortly afterward. He wrote his first novel,The Morgue, in 1996. He currently has seven mystery/thrillers published.
Dennis’s debut in non-fiction, Policing Las Vegas – A History of Law Enforcement in Southern Nevada, was released in April 2005. It covers the evolution of law enforcement in Las Vegas and Clark County from the city’s establishment in 1905. His second non-fiction, The Battle for Las Vegas – The Law versus the Mob, tells the story of the Tony Spilotro era in Las Vegas from 1971 thru 1986. It was released in July 2006 and was a Computer Times Editor’s Selection in October 2006. His third non-fiction, released in July 2007, was CULLOTTA, the biography of former Chicago and Las Vegas mobster Frank Cullotta. His latest effort is Surviving The Mob, the biography of former Gambino crime family associate Andrew DiDionato, which hit store shelves in January 2011.
Dennis is co-host of the popular radio shows Crime Wire, and Real Wiseguys, and is a regular contributor to the blog, Time’s Up!. He also serves as a consultant to the Vegas Mob Tour and is managing partner of Bear Media Consultants.
Griffin is an active member of the Henderson Writers Group, Public Safety Writers Association, and Sisters in Crime.
Crime Time with Vito Colucci, P.I. features anything crime related. Current high-profile cases or trials are discussed in detail with commentary from experts in law enforcement, investigators and lawyers.
Vito Colucci, Jr.
Vito Colucci, Jr., owner of Colucci Investigations LLC, is a former member of the Stamford, CT Police Department where he worked as a Narcotic’s Detective and Undercover Organized Crime Investigator. One of the main investigations Vito spearheaded during that time was uncovering the organized crime ties within his own police department.
Vito has been a private investigator for the past 22 years, working many high-profile cases; Michael Skakel/Martha Moxley case, Jayson William’s case, and honeymooner, George Smith’s case .
Vito Colucci is a regular commentator on various news programs including: Fox News MSNBC, Catherine Crier/Court TV, Star Jones, Glenn Beck, Nancy Grace, Larry King, CNN Headline News, and The Bill O’Reilly Show, as well as being a featured speaker at the first World Investigator’s Conference in LasVegas in 2005.
- Crime Wire: Talking to the MOB! (crimewire.blogspot.com)
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- Denny Griffin Events! MOBSTERTHON on Coast to Coast Radio and Book Signing (crimewire.blogspot.com)
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- Villain launches petition to ban self-proclaimed superheroes (mynorthwest.com)