"Our work will not be finished until every man, woman, and child alive has three square meals a day, a roof over their heads, access to quality health care, personal security, an education and a job." - Michael Douglas Carlin
It all began with the book "A Prescription For Peace" continued with "Peaceful Protests" and is developed further in "Rise a Knight." What if a billion people took an oath never to discriminate against any human for any reason? The world would be a better place for all of us. Rise a Knight empowers people everywhere to live a life of service. In the pages of Carlin's books you will find essays about the nuts and bolts of how we can have peace on earth.
You can follow Michael Carlin into Border Mexico in the documentary film, American Federale, about the only American ever to serve as a Mexican Federale. The film is available on iTunes, Amazon, and GooglePlay.
Recently Carlin spent two years with former LAPD Homicide Detective Russell Poole investigating the murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. Russell, R.J. Bond, and Carlin wrote Tupac:187 an encyclopedia about the murders. Russell and Carlin continued to distill the information with the attempt to get law enforcement on board with reopening the cases. What they created can be seen in Chaos Merchants. Carlin set up a meeting through Sheriff Jim McDonnell for Russell to meet with a homicide investigator at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Poole and Carlin had uncovered some disturbing information related to the cases that implicated one or more of the Sheriff's in a related attempted murder. Poole felt that reopening the Tupac and Biggie cases would make the Sheriff's shine and avoid embarrassment. When Poole showed up to the meeting he was confronted by investigators into the attempted murder instead of just the promised homicide investigator interested in reopening the cases. Mysteriously Poole suffered a massive heart attack in the meeting and perished before he left the room. Learn what Poole and Carlin discovered in Chaos Merchants that cost Russell Poole his life.
You can reach Michael Carlin at MichaelDouglasCarlin@gmail.com
What is a Chaos Merchant?
I grew up in the movie business. Often people would find that by slowing down the production of a film that they could profit from additional people needed to complete a task or rental of additional equipment. They would sow the seeds of chaos in a movie so they could put additional dollars in their pockets. At Death Row Records you have this highly dysfunctional family that is putting out multiple hit records and cash is pouring in. Along come a couple of Chaos Merchants to sow the seeds of chaos in order to put money in their pockets. The murder of Tupac and attempted murder of Suge Knight was nothing more than a coup d'é·tat at the record label.
Tell us about Russell Poole.
Russell only ever had one interest: the truth. When we were writing Tupac:187, we would uncover something we felt was significant and he would force us to dig deeper. The murders of Tupac and Biggie led back to the LAPD and Russell was always told to pursue the clues no matter where they lead. When he started finding out information about corruption inside of LAPD he was told to cease investigating. Had he been able to pursue the clues we would have averted the David Mack bank robbery, the Kevin Gaines shooting by officer Frank Lyga, and possibly the cocaine disappearing out of the evidence locker perpetrated by Rafael Perez. From Russell we learn that sweeping something under the rug today may lead to bigger problems tomorrow. Russell was an American Hero. I got to spend two very formative years with him.
The Tupac and Biggie murders always bothered him because human life was lost and investigators and investigations were compromised in bringing the killers to justice. He continued to pursue clues on his own dime to see justice served. What he uncovered cost him his life.
This is a nuts and bolts approach to today’s problems with concrete solutions to bring about an era of peace. Included in this work is Marlon Brando’s solution to feed the world. The philosophy behind the book comes from following the works of a group of Knights of Malta that traveled the world to bring relief to many dangerous places always giving in a manner that preserves human dignity.
Was it Mayan? Was it Incan? Aztec? It was a ritual… a spiritual ritual. Civil disobedience is a rite of passage for any activist. The arrests were made with dignity. They were made with respect. The police were there doing their job. They didn't want to be called out into the heat – in full riot gear.
Peaceful Protests gives you the nuts and bolts of how to achieve your objective... Peacefully!
Read about the murders of Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace from the archives of Russell Poole. He was afraid the murder books would be gutted when he left the LAPD so he took his files with him. You can now see what was in those files. The murders could have been solved long ago but that would lead to a very bad place for so many involved. Learn the truth that would cost Russell his life.
You set the price!
Published: April 4, 2015.
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The Pilot Episode of the Television Series - American Federale - is "They Call Me Lobo." Here we meet the characters we will follow through multiple seasons of the television series. So far there isn't a television network for the series but if enough people like the premise it could happen.