Archive for the 'felony' Category

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

Friday, April 21st, 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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Felony Friday 066 - Attorney & Author Harvey Silverglate: The Feds Don’t Care if you’re Innocent

Friday, April 7th, 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.

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Felony Friday 065 - Amy Povah from Convicted Conspirator to Clemency Crusader

Friday, March 31st, 2017
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Today the founder of the CAN-DO Foundation, Amy Povah, joins Felony Friday to share her remarkable story. The CAN-DO Foundation is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit foundation that advocates clemency for all non-violent drug offenders. When Amy was 28 years old, she was convicted on a conspiracy charge and received a 24 year sentence. She received such a harsh sentence due to the fact that she refused to cooperate with federal officials who were attempting to infiltrate her then husband's massive ecstasy distribution ring. Amy never stopped fighting for her freedom after imprisonment. She attracted the attention of several media outlets and started a massive letter writing campaign, which led seventeen members of the House and Senate to write letters in support of Amy’s clemency. Justice prevailed when President Clinton granted Amy’s clemency on July 7th, 2000 and she was set free.

After Amy was granted her freedom she immediately started fighting injustice in the criminal justice system. Amy founded the CAN-DO Foundation and advocated for clemency for many of the women that she served time with. The organization has expanded since then and played a significant role in creating the wave of pardons granted by President Barack Obama in the final months of his term. Presidential pardon recipient and Felony Friday guest Israel Torres received assistance and support from the CAN-DO Foundation. In fact, it was the  interview with Israel that got the attention of this outstanding organization and is the reason why we have today's incredible episode. 

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Felony Friday 064 - Lenore Skenazy on Sporks, Letting Kids be Kids and More!

Friday, March 24th, 2017
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Today on Felony Friday Lenore Skenazy joins the show. Lenore is an advocate for letting kids be kids and she believes that parents and government are trending in a dangerous direction. And these factors have created a generation of overprotected, safe space loving college students. Lenore is a contributor to Reason.com, author of the book Free-Range Kids, How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry). She also hosts the blog Free Range Kids, where she provides commentary to her many fans. She just published a new book titled,Has the World Gone Skenazy?: Thoughts on Pop Culture, Pet Peeves and Sporks.

Content discussed on today's show:

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Felony Friday 063 - The First “Is this a Crime?” Roundtable Discussion

Friday, March 17th, 2017
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On today's episode of Felony Friday host John Odermatt is joined by his fellow Lions of Liberty Podcast co-founders Marc Clair and Brian McWilliams. Marc, Brian and John analyze some controversial topics during this first of a kind "Is this a Crime" round table discussion.

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Felony Friday 062 - Founder of Black Guns Matter Maj Toure is Empowering Urban Communities

Friday, March 10th, 2017
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On today's episode of Felony Friday Maj Toure joins host John Odermatt. Maj is a rapper and the founder of the pro-gun group Black Guns Matter. His group educates people in urban communities on their 2nd amendment rights and responsibilities through firearms training and education.

Maj shares the origin story of Black Guns Matter. He shares his vision for the group and outlines the education and firearms training Black Guns Matter offers. Maj explains why he believes his group has been able to relate to local communities, which has led to a really positive reception in all of the urban areas where Black Guns Matter has reached out. He also addresses some of the obstacles that stand in the way of progress and explains the attitude change that need to occur in urban areas in order to overcome these obstacles. 

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Felony Friday 061 - Israel Torres Shares his Story: From Life Sentence to Presidential Commutation

Friday, March 3rd, 2017
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On today's episode of Felony Friday Israel Torres joins the show to share what it was like to have his life sentence commuted by President Obama.

Israel was sentenced to life in prison at the age of twenty-one for a nonviolent drug offense. He thought he would be serving out his life sentence until President Obama commuted his sentence and granted Israel his freedom. Now that Israel has rejoined society he is contributing value and proving every day that non-violent drug offenders can do great things once given a chance to prove their worth on the outside.

A few months ago Israel appeared Michael Santos' Earning Freedom Podcast. Michael is a friend of the Lions of Liberty Podcast and was gracious enough to connect us with Israel to set up this interview today. This episode is a little longer than most. Make sure to listen to the entire show, because at the end host John Odermatt shares the reason why he brings so many non-violent drug offenders on the show and discusses the root cause of the violence associated with the war on drugs.

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Felony Friday 060 - Cops Gone Wild in a Small Iowa Town

Friday, February 24th, 2017
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Today on Felony Friday Trey Weaver joins host John Odermatt to share stories of personal injustice he's experienced growing up in a small Iowa town. Trey is a libertarian and a dedicated listener of the Lions of Liberty Podcast. A few weeks ago Trey contacted the show to express an interest in sharing some unbelievable stories of profiling, targeting and entrapment that he experienced at the hands of a small town Iowa police force. In one story the police staked out Trey house until he put his trash can on the curb so they could go through his garbage and charge him with a minor marijuana offense. Trey's stories of injustice serve to remind us that so often the worst assault on individual liberty occurs at the local level.  

At the end of the show John weighs in on the news conveyed by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer that the Department of Justice plans on enforcing federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized recreational marijuana.  

Check out Trey Weaver's Facebook page for his new podcast the Subversion Webcast!

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Felony Friday 059 - KrisAnne Hall is Fighting for Firearm Freedom in Kansas

Friday, February 17th, 2017
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Today on Felony Friday we welcome Constitutional expert and educator, KrisAnne Hall! KrisAnne has a diverse background. She's an army veteran, a Russian linguist, and a former prosecutor who became a passionate advocate for Constitutional concerns. This is KrisAnne's second appearance on the Lions of Liberty Podcast. She first appeared on episode 194 with host Marc Clair. For KrisAnne's full back story you can check out that episode.

On today's episode we focus on the Cox and Kettler Second Amendment case in Kansas. Shane Cox and Jeremy Kettler of Kansas were essentially arrested and sentenced to prison for following a Kansas state law (Second Amendment Protection Act) and violating federal law at the same time. This case is incredibly important and KrisAnne does a phenomenal job of explaining every detail. Additionally, in this episode we discuss Donald Trump's Immigration Executive Order, marijuana nullification at the state level, Jeff Sessions and much more!

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Felony Friday 058 - Is it a Crime for Protesters to Block an Ambulance?

Friday, February 10th, 2017
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On today's episode of Felony Friday host John Odermatt is joined by frequent Lions of Liberty Podcast contributor J.B. Lubin. This is J.B.'s third appearance on Felony Friday, he previously appeared on episode 12 and 24. John and J.B. kicked off the show by discussing an app a lawyer developed to help felons get convictions expunged. Next, they evaluated legislation in Virginia that would automatically suspend elected officials upon felony conviction and a former felon who became a prosecutor. Finally, John and J.B. wrap up the show by playing the fastest growing criminal justice game show "Is this a Crime and Should Anyone Do Time." It is during this segment where John and J.B. disagree on whether or not it is a crime for protesters to block traffic. 

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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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