Law Enforcement Magicians

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Bob Farmer
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Law Enforcement Magicians

Postby Bob Farmer » April 8th, 2021, 4:29 pm

I am writing an essay on law enforcement personnel who are also magicians. I find the relationship between the law, law enforcement and magic to have many interesting connections. To start off, I would like to speak to anyone who is an FBI agent because there was an ABC show, "Deception," about Cameron Black, a superstar magician who joins the FBI as a consulting illusionist to help them solve crimes after his career is ruined by a scandal.

And I'd love to talk to the magician who was the consultant, Frances Menotti.

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Re: Law Enforcement Magicians

Postby Max Maven » April 8th, 2021, 5:57 pm

As I can't figure out how to insert a JPG here, I call your attention to the organization that was known as the Magicops, and will send you their logo by e-mail.

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Re: Law Enforcement Magicians

Postby Bob Farmer » April 8th, 2021, 6:03 pm

Thank you Max.

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Re: Law Enforcement Magicians

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 8th, 2021, 6:48 pm

Max, use IMGUR to insert images.
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Richard Hatch
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Re: Law Enforcement Magicians

Postby Richard Hatch » April 8th, 2021, 6:58 pm

This doesn't help with contemporary magician/policemen, but, historically, super collector Chet Karkut of Connecticut and gambling collector (and Scarne associate) Audley Walsh of New Jersey come to mind as law enforcement professionals who were also active magicians. My guess is that they were both more prominent in the magic world than in law enforcement.
Here's some info on Magicops:
http://www.geniimagazine.com/wiki/index.php?title=Magicops

Brad Henderson
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Re: Law Enforcement Magicians

Postby Brad Henderson » April 8th, 2021, 8:23 pm

Bruce Walstead and Dick Barry are both cop/police man. On a more amateur level, Mike Gold here
In Texas us a retired cop.

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Re: Law Enforcement Magicians

Postby erdnasephile » April 9th, 2021, 6:42 am

Norman Beck was also a police officer.
I believe John Archer was as well.

MagicbyAlfred
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Re: Law Enforcement Magicians

Postby MagicbyAlfred » April 9th, 2021, 10:14 am

Bob, if you have not yet seen this article in the Florida Times-Union about a cop/magician who has written two books about the link between magic and law enforcement, it may be of interest/helpful:
https://www.jacksonville.com/article/20 ... /801246145

Your essay promises to be an arresting one...

Leo Garet
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Re: Law Enforcement Magicians

Postby Leo Garet » April 9th, 2021, 1:21 pm

Wasn't J. Russell Duck (Rusduck) of "Cardiste" fame a policeman? I think so.

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Re: Law Enforcement Magicians

Postby Chris Aguilar » April 9th, 2021, 1:28 pm

I'd say there seems to be a high level of correlation with magicians (and hobbyists) and many of the professional occupations (Doctors, Lawyers, etc.)

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Re: Law Enforcement Magicians

Postby Jack Shalom » April 9th, 2021, 10:29 pm

Fred Kaps, too, I think.


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