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Statement concerning amazon | June 10, 2020

Statement Concerning Amazon


I have been blessed to have partnered with Amazon in recent months in regards to publishing my first book Redeemed: The Story of Survival and Redemption of a Corrections Officer. That partnership led to another book which was to be released this summer. In recent days Amazon has used its global influence to smear law enforcement and further hateful rhetoric towards the nearly one million men and women who protect and serve.


Amazon has allowed t-shirts to be sold with the image “Blue Lives Murder.” And today it was announced that Amazon was suspending law enforcement use of facial recognition software for one year. Facial recognition has been instrumental in solving crimes and protecting our nation from terrorist threats. As a 17 year law enforcement veteran, I can not stand by and support a company that promotes such hatred towards those individuals who protect and serve.


I along with the majority of active and retired law enforcement officers across our great country have denounced the actions of the four Minneapolis police officers for their actions leading up to the death of George Floyd. However, these four are not representative of the majority of men and women who wear the badge.


Effective, immediately I am suspending sales of Redeemed: The Story of Survival and Redemption of a Corrections Officer. Amazon will not profit off my story. I will make the book available free of charge in e-format for those who wish to obtain it. I further call upon Amazon to reconsider its position and acknowledge the countless officers who risk their lives daily to protect not only their employees, customers, but the very Constitutional freedoms that we embrace as self-evident.


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Mute Button Podcast Added to Ten More Platforms | June 4, 2020

June 4, 2020




Mute Button Podcast Added to Ten More Platforms



Nashville, TN: Today the Mute Button Podcast is excited to announce that it will be expanding its listener audience. The web-based podcast will now be airing on ten new platforms. The new podcast forums are as follows:


  • Charitable

  • Deezer

  • Himalaya

  • Listen Notes

  • Podcast Addict

  • Podchaser

  • Podkicker

  • Player.fm

  • Stitcher Radio

  • Tunein


Launched in 2020, the Mute Button Podcast is hosted by the author, blogger, and leadership consultant P. Lee Spears. Spears is a retired public servant and author of Redeemed: A Story of Survival and Redemption of a Corrections Officer (ISBN-13: 979-8624209794). The podcast is a laid-back forum for commentary, real talk, and common sense.


In addition to the three new host platforms, the Mute Button Podcast can be found on its flagship platform Anchor, Spotify, and iTunes, Google, RadioPublic, and PocketCasts.


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MEDIA RELEASE - Mute Button Podcast Expands | June 3, 2020

June 3, 2020




Mute Button Podcast Added to Google Podcasts and Two Other Platforms



Nashville, TN: Today the Mute Button Podcast is excited to announce that it will be expanding its listener audience. The web-based podcast will now be airing on the Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts, and RadioPublic platforms.


Launched in 2020, the Mute Button Podcast is hosted by the author, blogger, and leadership consultant P. Lee Spears. Spears is a retired public servant and author of Redeemed: A Story of Survival and Redemption of a Corrections Officer (ISBN-13: 979-8624209794). The podcast is a laid-back forum for commentary, real talk, and common sense.


In addition to the three new host platforms, the Mute Button Podcast can be found on its flagship platform Anchor, Spotify, and iTunes.


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Redeemed: A Story of Survival and Redemption of a Corrections Officer | February 3, 2020

For the past couple of years I have been writing the story of my survival. A narrative of the battle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and attempted suicide. This short book is a look into the mind of someone facing the devil of mental illness.

Originally, I had planned to release this book for purchase on Amazon but chose not to after a more recent battle with depression. Scaled back to less than fifty pages it is my hope that it reaches someone who is struggling. That they understand that others face similar battles and more importantly gives them hope!