Felony Friday 055 - A Rumor Sent a Teenage Girl to Prison for a Brutal Murder in Vegas

January 20, 2017
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Felony Friday host John Odermatt is joined by award-winning investigative journalist Jordan Smith. Jordan is based in Austin, Texas and has covered criminal justice for almost 20 years. She is an extremely talented reporter with a reputation for analyzing complex social and legal issues.  Her work has appeared in The Nation, The Crime Report, and The Intercept, among many other places.

On today's show John and Jordan discuss an investigative article Jordan wrote for the Intercept titled "Nightmare in Sin City - How a Rumor Sent a Teen to Prison for Murder in Vegas."  In the article Jordan shares the tragic story of an eighteen-year-old girl by the name of Kirstin Blaise Lobato who was sent to prison for a crime that there appears to be no possible way she committed. Jordan shares Kirstin's story, from troubled youth growing up in a small Nevada town to being charged with and eventually convicted of committing a brutal murder. Except there's one rather massive problem with the detectives' story implicating Kirstin. The only evidence linking the teenager to the crime is a rumor.

This is a bizarre, complicated case, but Jordan does a phenomenal job of explaining, in painstaking detail, every aspect. In fact, there's a very good chance that Jordan's analysis of the case could be the catalyst that ends up exonerating Kirstin.

This is a can't miss episode of Felony Friday. And Jordan's investigative article at the Intercept is a must read in order to fully understand this complicated and downright bizarre case.

You can find the show notes page >here<

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Electric LibertyLand Ep. 03: The Return of Rand Pauluses and Minuses

January 18, 2017
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On today's Electric Libertyland, Brian welcomes in a favorite of the liberty podcasting world, the one and only Johnny "Rocket" Adams, to resurrect the zombie corpse of 'Rand Pauluses and Minuses' (#Randypants), examine Trump's statements on healthcare and chat a bit about the confirmation hearing for Gen. Mattis. 

Before Johnny and Brian get down, Brian also takes a few snippets of Obama's farewell speech to get the blood riled, and bathe in the egomania and race baiting that the soon-to-be-former president was so versed in. 

Catch the boogie fever. 

Full show notes over at Lions of Liberty

278. Is States’ Rights a Libertarian Position?

January 16, 2017
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On today's episode, host Marc Clair welcomes in "Felony Friday" host John Odermatt and Lions of Liberty's favorite Frenchman, J.B. Lubin. The Lions' take a look at the most recent incident of "libertarian infighting", which arose after LP Chair Nicholas Sarwark made some critical comments of Ron Paul in an interview late last year. In the show, you'll hear discussed:

  • Were Sarwark's comments blown out of proportion?
  • Is the concept of "States' Rights" a philosophcially libertarian position?
  • How quantifitable are Ron Paul's contributions to the Libertarian Party and the broader liberty movement?
  • Is Marc a globalist shill?
  • Plus! The gang tackles some "Letters of Liberty" in our mailbag segment!

For full show notes head over to Lions of Liberty!

Felony Friday 054 - Judge Gets Caught Trading Sex For Freedom

January 13, 2017
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Show Overview:

On today's episode, the host of the new Electric Liberty Land show (check out Ep 002) on the Lions of Liberty Podcast Brian McWilliams joins Felony Friday host John Odermatt. Brian and John discuss important criminal justice issues and play America's fastest growing podcast game show "Is this a crime, and should anyone do time?"

Show Discussion Topics:

You can find the show notes page >here<

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Submit any questions, comments, suggestions, or ideas to felonyfriday@lionsofliberty.comThis show is not my soapbox, it is a vehicle to communicate and amplify the injustices rampant in the criminal justice system. We need your help to make it the best it can possibly be! If you like what you hear please share it with a friend and subscribe for free via iTunes (don’t forget to leave us a rating and review ;) ) or the Stitcher Radio App

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Electric LibertyLand Ep. 02: The Unbearable Smugness of Streep

January 11, 2017
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On today's episode of Electric LibertyLand host Brian McWilliams welcomes in Lions co-founder and host of Felony Friday John "Odie" Odermatt to discuss the topics of the day.

Brian and Odie boogie break down Austin Petersen's flirtations with running as a Republican, Meryl Streep's tone-deaf smugfest at the Golden Globes, Donald Trump Jr.'s push to make silencers more accessible and hear a word from our show sponsor "Trump Thwumps." Odie and Brian wrap it up with a look at a Obamacare love affair between Rand Paul and the Donald, then turn to climate science expert and voice of skeptical reason Judith Curry's resignation from Georgia Tech.

Let's hit the dance floor.

Full show notes available at Lions of Liberty.

277. Alex Merced Goes Podcast Bananas! Plus, the 1st Ever Mailbag!

January 9, 2017
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On this episode of the Lions of Liberty podcast, host Marc Clair welcomes recent Libertarian Senate candidate Alex Merced back to the show! Alex shares lessons and insights from running a libertarian political campaign, and discusses all the work he is currently doing to advance the ideas of liberty, including running SIX - yes, SIX!! - podcasts! 

PLUS! Marc answers questions from listeners from our private Facebook group in our first ever mailbag segment!

For full show notes head over to Lions of Liberty!

Felony Friday 053 - Should it be a Felony to Assist with a Suicide or to Steal a US Flag?

January 6, 2017
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On today's episode, Lions of Liberty Podcast founder Marc Clair joins Felony Friday host John Odermatt. Marc and John discuss important criminal justice issues and play America's fastest growing podcast game show "Is this a crime, and should anyone do time?"

Show Discussion Topics:

 
Check out the Felony Friday archive for all previous articles and podcasts. 
 
Also, for more Lions of Liberty content check out the Podcast archive!

Submit any questions, comments, suggestions, or ideas to felonyfriday@lionsofliberty.comThis show is not my soapbox, it is a vehicle to communicate and amplify the injustices rampant in the criminal justice system. We need your help to make it the best it can possibly be! If you like what you hear please share it with a friend and subscribe for free via iTunes (don’t forget to leave us a rating and review ;) ) or the Stitcher Radio App

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Electric LibertyLand Episode 01

January 4, 2017
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The Lions of Liberty are welcoming 2017 with a brand new weekly podcast, Electric LibertyLand, hosted by Lions co-founder and he of "Rand Pauluses & Minuses" and "Mr. Johnson's Libertyhood," Brian McWilliams.

Electric LibertyLand will take on current events, with a mix of pop culture and comedy and feature regular guests from our shows as well as a rotating cast of libertarians, comedians, pundits and the occasional man of legal mystery.

In today's episode, said man of legal mystery, Rico, joins Brian to discuss the ineptitude of the City of Pasadena & its police dept. around the Rose Parade, The DNC hacking report & Russian involvementThe Congressional Ethics Office, Trump's tariffs, threats and boasts about the US Auto industry retaining its American factories and Rand Paul on repealing & replacing Obama

For full show notes head over to Lions of Liberty

276. Liberty Draft Results, Trump’s Tweets, and a Special Announcement!

January 2, 2017
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On this episode of the Lions of Liberty podcast, host Marc Clair welcomes in a cast of regular liberty lions to celebrate the New Year with a ROAR! Marc is joined by "Mr. Johnson's Libertyhood" host Brian McWilliams, "Felony Friday" host John Odermatt, and our unofficially official legal counsel, the rapidly-rising-in-podcast-popularity, Rico! In the show, you'll hear them discuss:

  • Was 2016 really the worst year ever?
  • The official results of the talk-of-the-liberty-town, the Liberty Draft!
  • Trump's cabinet picks, and his penchant for tweeting.
  • Liberty predictions for the New Year.  
  • A special annoucement about the format of the show in 2017!
  • Oh yeah, and so...much...more!

So grab a drink and help us ROAR in the New Year!

For full show notes head over to Lions of Liberty!

Felony Friday 052 - Shane Casey was Convicted of a Horrific Crime, Now he’s Fighting for Vindication - Part 2

December 30, 2016
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Today's Guest: 

On today's episode Shane Casey joins Felony Friday host John Odermatt. This is the second part of a two party episode, part 1 was published last week. Over the course of the two episodes, Casey shares his ongoing battle to clear his name after being convicted of the most heinous of crimes, the sexual abuse of a child. He maintains his innocence.

Shane Casey served nearly a decade in prison for this crime that he claims never occurred. He took an Alford plea for a reduced charge, which allowed him to maintain his innocence. This plea also allowed him to get out of prison for time served and kept him off the sex offender registry. Shane wrestled with taking the plea, rather than going to trial for a fourth time, but ultimately family and friends convinced him to take the plea and to continue to fight from the outside and not while sitting in a prison cell. This is the first time Shane has shared his story.

The Story: 

This past July Shane Casey was released from prison. He spent nearly a decade in a Vermont prison, serving time for a crime that he claims he did not commit. Casey, along with several hundred other anonymous men, were accused of having raped a young girl. However, there were no witnesses to any of these crimes and there was no physical evidence linking Casey to a crime. In fact, there was no physical evidence that the girl had ever been raped. However, this didn't stop the prosecution from seeking a conviction based exclusively on the only evidence needed to convict him, the girl's account.

During the first part of the episode, last week's show, Shane shared his background and the circumstances that led to him being charged with this horrendous crime. During the second episode, today's show, Shane discusses the details of the trials, all three of them. And he shares the powerful allocution he read aloud to the judge after his plea.

>>>Full Show Notes Found Here<<<

 
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Submit any questions, comments, suggestions, or ideas to felonyfriday@lionsofliberty.comThis show is not my soapbox, it is a vehicle to communicate and amplify the injustices rampant in the criminal justice system. We need your help to make it the best it can possibly be! If you like what you hear please share it with a friend and subscribe for free via iTunes (don’t forget to leave us a rating and review ;) ) or the Stitcher Radio App

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