About Jack

Jack is really a storyteller, international explorer, and humanitarian and everything else rolls out from there. As a writer, its what he does. As a international human rights and criminal lawyer and trial skills teacher around the world, its his most important tool. As a former CIA officer, the only way to truly motivate people is to connect and to tell them a story that they can feel viscerally. As a media analyst, what better way to make a point.  In the end, he tries to captivate his audience about the world and its people as much as he himself is captivated.

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Jack Discusses Criminal Justice Reform on NBC Affiliate Kare 11


[Kare 11 Minneapolis] November 2nd: Jack Talks Terrorism and Our Response

I appear on Kare 11 Minneapolis with Jana Shortal on November 2nd. I will be honest, Jana is one of my favorite journalists anywhere, seriously. She is unique and marches to her own beat. For that, she has my respect. However, what makes her special as a journalist is that she listens, I mean really really listens. The second thing that makes her great is that she thinks. As a result, I can say something and her follow up question is . . . the right one.  She is goodand this and as a result, he interviews works.

I always enjoy them and I think this one will be no exception. Today, we will talk terrorism and what happens when our political leaders use attacks as political opportunism.  This should get spicy.  


[Kare 11 Minneapolis] October 3rd: Jack Talks Mass Shooting in Law Vegas

I appear on Kare 11 Minneapolis on the Morning Show.  The numbers are still coming in and they are staggering. More than 50 dead and more than 500 injured. This is the worst mass shooting in American history. I will talk about the history of these kinds of shootings, what this means and will then focus in on the Twin Cities.

Minneapolis will host the Super Bowl next year.  How does one handle security with such a high profile event. The whole world will be watching which is exactly the reasons that it will be such an enticing target. A lot to talk about.

Hope uyou can catch it.


[Kare 11 Minneapolis] May 23rd: Jack Talks Super Bowl Security

I appear on Kare 11 Minneapolis to discuss terrorism and security. The terrorist bombing in Manchester highlighted how easy it is to target public spaces.  How hard will it be to protect a public space and soft targets around the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis during the SuperBowl in 2018? This is a question that is being asked by a whole range of people. And frankly, that's a good thing, Coordination is critical. Local law enforcement is only one piece of the puzzle. National law enforcement and intelligence from around the world are also critical elements.

Hope you can watch.   


[NBC Affiliate Kare 11 Appearance] Monday, November 7th: Jack Talks Election Security and Law

I appear on NBC Affiliate Kare 11 on November 7th to discuss election security. This has been one of the most heated and contentious election cycles in my lifetime. The fight has been very real.  Further, there have been multiple efforts to thwart those elections from around the world.  The U.S. has pointed its finger at the Russians for a whole series of reasons.  There is no reason to doubt their continued efforts to have an impact.  Al Qaida has also called for attacks.  

I will appear to talk about the possible threats, the efforts being taken to stop those threats and what the average citizen should do. However, I do have a short answer. Vote. Do not let any threat stop you from exercising your civil duty.  This is what patriotism is all about.


[NBC News, Kare 11] September 19th: Jack Talks Law and Terrorism in Minnesota

I appear on Kare 11 today.  Recent reports of an individual in St. Cloud, MN attacking and injuring eight people before being shot by an off-duty police officer.  Apparently, according to early reports not yet confirmed, prior to the stabbings, the individual was asking people if they were Muslim and something about Allah.   I will appear and discuss the law, terrorism, and security.  This is certainly a very scary case and very close to home for people living in the upprt Midwest in general and for Minneostans in particular.  

Hope you can watch.


[NBC News] August 18th: Jack Talks International Law and U.S. Olympians Charged in Rio

I appear on NBC Affiliate Kare 11 with Lauren Leamanczyk on August 18th to talk about the recent Brazilian indictments of U.S. Olympians Ryan Lochte and James Feigen.  We will talk about the possible charges and about the extradition treaty between the United States and Brazil.    


[Kare 11] June 3rd: Jack Talks Prosecuting ISIL Recruits and Whether It Helps or Hurts

With the conviction of three young Somali American ISIL recruits in Minneapolis today, is the United States winning the battles but losing the war? In the end, this really is a war of ideas and if the Somali community feels, that they are in the crosshairs already, what might be their response.  It is an exttemely complicated issue.  I appear on KARE 11 tonight at 10 to discuss it. Hope you can watch.


[KARE 11 TV] December 3rd: Jack Talks the San Bernardino Shooting and What it Means.

I appear on Kare 11 in Minneapolis on Thursday, December 3rd at 6 a.m. c.t.  With some 14 dead and 17 injured, there are a lot of questions.  The obvious is whether this is linked to terrorism in general and ISIL in particular. The Chief of the San Bernardino Police Department was very careful not to rule anything out at this point.  Hope you can join me as we look at the latest on this sad and very difficult story.

Hope you can watch.