Felony Friday 069 - Officer Dominick Izzo Exposes Police Corruption & Speaks Against Drug War

April 28, 2017
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Today on Felony Friday host John Odermatt is joined by Officer Dominick Izzo. Officer Izzo is a 16 year veteran police officer. You've probably seen his videos that he often shoots in his car, pop up in your Facebook feed. During his time as a police officer Officer Izzo received numerous honors and awards while serving in his community and he says on his website that it's his goal to bridge the gap between the police and the public through education, empowerment and respect.

In 2015 he started publishing videos where he began to expose police corruption. Officer Izzo spoke against the War on Drugs and revealed shady dealings behind the scenes in the Round Lake Police Department where he was employed. He vocally opposed a system that he believed was using officers to punish the very people they were hired to serve. Late last year, Officer Izzo called for his Police Chief's resignation. Ultimately, this resulted in Dominick Izzo being terminated from his position at the Round Lake Police Department.

During the interview Officer Izzo shares what led him to pursuing a career in law enforcement. Izzo discussed the events that led him to speak out against corruption in his department. Finally, Dominick explains the point system his Police Chief used to manipulate the police officers in his department to pursue charges for victimless crimes and other petty revenue generating offenses.

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Electric Libertyland Ep. 17: 100 Days of Trump & Mansplaining Explained!

April 26, 2017
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On this week's Electric Libertyland, host Brian McWilliams takes a look back at the first 100 days of Donald Trump's presidency, and touches on topics including national security, trade, immigration, foreign relations, Obamacare and the drug war. Brian also takes a brief trip down Mainsplaining Lane in conjunction with the new Marvel show "Iron Fist", and looks at a recent SCOTUS ruling on civil asset forfeiture that could be great news for liberty. 

Show notes at Lions of Liberty

292. Libertarians in Living Rooms Drinking Liquor: Sam Seder, SatanGate, and Letters of Liberty!

April 24, 2017
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In today's episode of Lions of Liberty, Marc welcomes in the usual gang of liberty suspects for a return to our oh-so-jovial and booze-fueled fan favorite format, "Libertarians in Living Rooms Drinking Liquor"! Marc is joined by "Electric LibertyLand" host Brian McWilliams, the "Godfather" Howie Snowdon, and our head researcher and resident legal counsel, the man known simply as "Rico."

In the show, you'll hear the Lions:

  • Break down Marc's interview with Sam Seder - was Marc's "conversational" approach the right one to take, or should he have been more combative?
  • Discuss the "SatanGate" controversy stemming from the Libertarian Party posting a quote from the Satanic Temple on social media.
  • Answer some "Letters of Liberty" from fans of the show, touching on topics such as - Which states are the least and most libertarian? How do we feel about governments contracting with unions? And more!

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Felony Friday 068 - Nazgol Ghandnoosh Asks: Do Violent Offenders Serve too Much Time?

April 21, 2017
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On today's show host John Odermatt is joined by Nazgol Ghandnoosh from the The Sentencing Project. Nazgol studied Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, before moving to Los Angeles for graduate school. She received a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Nazgol has worked as a researcher for the consulting firm Monitor Group and at Columbia University’s National Center for Children in Poverty. In Los Angeles, she contributed to “Ban the Box” reform efforts to enhance employment prospects for people with criminal records and worked on campaigns to restore voting rights to people with felony convictions. Currently, Nazgol is a Research Analyst at The Sentencing Project, which is a nonprofit organization engaged in research and advocacy for criminal justice reform. She's on the show today to discuss her report titled: Delaying a Second Chance: The Declining Prospects for Parole on Life Sentences.

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Electric Libertyland 16: With Heather Nixon of the Johnny Rocket Launchpad

April 19, 2017
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On this week's Electric Libertyland host Brian McWilliams gives his take on Alex Jones playing a "character," the Atlanta Braves' new taxpayer abomination of a stadium and the current state of affairs in North Korea. He then welcomes in friend of the podcast and podcaster in her own right, Heather Nixon of the Johnny Rocket Launchpad.

Show notes at Lions of Liberty

291. The Majority Report’s Sam Seder

April 17, 2017
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In today's episode, host Marc Clair is joined by actor, director and long-time progressive radio personality, the host of "The Majority Report", Sam Seder! Marc and Sam manage to have a nearly hour-long dialogue about politics without devolving into yelling and name-calling. Yes, folks, it can be done!

In the show you'll hear Marc and Sam discuss:

  • How Sam first became interested in politics and what led to the creation of "The Majority Report" along with Janeane Garofalo during the 1st term of the Bush administration.
  • The role of morality in politics - should political decisions have a moral or utilitarian basis?
  • Are true free markets achievable, or are they a "fantasy", as Sam suggests?
  • On what issues does Sam agree with libertarians on?

For show notes head over to LionsOfLiberty.com/291

Felony Friday 067 - Malik King Provides Inspiration for Inmates

April 14, 2017
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On today's episode of Felony Friday Malik King joins host John Odermatt. Malik is the Prison Outreach Coordinator for the Can-Do Foundation. On Episode 65 of this show we spoke to the founder of the Can-Do Foundation, Amy Povah. Malik is a Prisoner Activist and advocate who opposes mandatory minimums, cruel and unusual punishment and torture, including solitary confinement or draconian sentences that do not fit the crime. Malik's incredibly dedicated to maintaining his communication with prisoners. He has a full-time job and all of his prison outreach is volunteer work. After working a full day, he routinely stays up until 6 AM writing emails and messages to inmates, before he finally retires to grab a few hours of sleep before work. There aren't too many people who could make it a week on Malik's schedule and he's been doing it for years!

During the show Malik shares the events that led him to become passionate about prison outreach and how he became famous in prisons across the nation for his inspirational poetry. Malik and John discuss former Felony Friday guest Israel Torres and what is was like for Malik to see Israel be granted clemency by President Obama. Malik also relays some sad stories about inmates who, for unknown reasons, were not granted clemency by Obama.

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Electric Libertyland Ep 15: The Libertarianism of “Rick and Morty” Plus WHAT is Trump Thinking?

April 12, 2017
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On this week's Electric Libertyland host Brian McWilliams spends some time discussing one of his favorite television programs, and arguably the most libertarian show on air, Rick and Morty. Brian breaks down the show's overarching anti-government trends, emphasis on anti-PC culture and individual rights and even it's attack on digital currency and unsound money.

Brian then turns inevitably to the flurry of activity surrounding Syria and North Korea, touching on the alleged self-gassing of Syrians by Assad, Trump's missile attack (and his warning to Russia in advance), the new normal between America and China and China's abrupt about-face on North Korea.

Show notes at Lions of Liberty

290. Judd Weiss: “The Libertarian Party is a Dog Kennel”

April 10, 2017
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In today's episode of Lions of Liberty, Marc welcomes 2016 Libertarian VP candidate Judd Weiss back to the show to discuss his experiences with the Gary Johnson campaign and the Libertarian Party in the 2016 Election cycle.

In the show, you'll hear:

  • Judd explains his history as a supporter and friend of Gary Johnson, and why he chose to support and run with John McAfee in 2016.
  • Judd details some of the strange behavior he began to notice from some individuals who he would later learn were under the employ of the Gary Johnson campaign.
  • Judd breaks down some of the spending of the Gary Johnson campaign, and ponders why such a disproportionate amount of campagn money went to Johnson's campaign manager, Ron Nielson.
  • Judd reveals some of what he saw behind the scenes at the 2016 Libertarian Convention, including shenanigans involving Alicia Dearn's endorsement of Bill Weld.

Judd pulls no punches in his biting criticisms of the Gary Johnson campaign, names names, and holds nothing back in this explosive interview you can't afford to miss!

For full show notes head over to LionsOfLiberty.com/290

Felony Friday 066 - Attorney & Author Harvey Silverglate: The Feds Don’t Care if you’re Innocent

April 7, 2017
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On today's episode the great Harvey Silverglate joins Felony Friday host John Odermatt to discuss his bombshell book, Three Felonies A Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent. Harvey is a graduate of Harvard Law School and he's been an advocate for civil liberties for more than fifty years. He's an attorney, writer, and non-profit activist. Silverglate is still practicing law, currently with the Boston firm Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein. He specializes in criminal defense, civil liberties, and academic freedom and student rights cases. In addition to his legal work, Silverglate has a very successful writing career as newspaper columnist and book author. He is also a co-founder of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. FIRE is a non-profit 501(c)(3) foundation dedicated to preserving and enlarging academic freedom, due process, and freedom of speech on college campuses across the US.

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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