Archive for the 'felony' Category

Felony Friday 076 - Ralph Cipriano on the Parallels Between the Catholic Church And Penn State Sandusky Sex Scandals

Friday, June 16th, 2017
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On today's episode journalist Ralph Cipriano joins host John Odermatt to discuss two sex scandal that have rocked the state of Pennsylvania, the Penn State/Sandusky scandal and the Archdiocese Sex Abuse Trial. Ralph has had a unique career as a journalist. Throughout his career he has never shied away from controversy. This time is no different, Ralph has steered right into the heart of the controversy surrounding the two cases discussed on today's show.

Ralph Cipriano received an undergraduate degree in journalism at the University of Missouri. He is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times and the Philadelphia Inquirer. Currently, Ralph writes for BigTrial.Net. His coverage of the Archdiocese Sex Abuse Trial was first brought to the attention of Felony Friday host John Odermatt by a former guest of this show, John Ziegler. Both Ziegler and Cipriano agree that there are similarities between the Archdiocese Trial and the Penn State/Sandusky scandal. Ralph has written several pieces exposing holes in the media narrative in the Penn State/Sandusky Scandal.

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299. Libertarians in Living Rooms Drinking Liquor feat. Rodger Paxton and Chris Spangle!

Monday, June 12th, 2017
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In today's 299th edition of the Lions of Liberty podcast, host Marc Clair convenes another session of America's favorite alcohol-fueled libertarian podcast segment, "Libertarians in Living Rooms Drinking Liquor!"  In addition to Felony Friday host John Odermatt, Marc is joined by special guests Rodger Paxton of the LAVA Flow podcast and Chris Spangle of We Are Libertarians! The crew start off debating whether anyone should care about the Comey hearings - or national politics at all for that matter. They then answer some "Letters of Liberty" from fans of the show!

What will it take for Marc to leave California? Should it be a crime to leave an injured person to die? Who are their favorite and least favorite "celebritarians", and does Gary Johnson count as one?

Get answers to these hard-hitting questions and more answered in today's show, so pull up your favorite chair, grab a drink, and join us in the Liberty Living Room!

Felony Friday 074 – Randall Lord’s Story: Bitcoin Trader Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison

Friday, June 2nd, 2017
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On today's episode of Felony Friday Randall Lord joins host John Odermatt. This is a heartbreaking interview, because Randall was just sentenced to 46 months in prison for buying and selling Bitcoins without a license. His son, Michael Aaron Lord, was sentenced to 106 months in prison after pleading guilty to running an unlawful money business and a narcotics distribution conspiracy charge. Randall is scheduled to begin serving time in July. A member of the Lions of Liberty Forum brought Randall's case to our attention and upon learning of the gross injustice Randall was suffering.

Randall is a long time libertarian activist. He's run for office multiple times and he would have run again if this legal trouble had not intervened in his life. He needs support in this difficult time. Towards the end of the show John and Randall discuss the uncertainty surrounding what will happen to his house, because the Feds might seize it using civil asset forfeiture laws. This case has turned this family's life upside down, so please share this episode and share Randall's story with your friends. We live in a very unjust world and people need to be reminded of that.

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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Felony Friday 073 - Attractive Female Medical Student Spared Jail after Drug-fueled Stabbing Frenzy

Friday, May 26th, 2017
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On today's episode of Felony Friday host John Odermatt is joined by the "God Father" of the Lions of Liberty Howie Snowdon. This is Howie's third appearance on the show. John and Howie don't waste anytime and start the show off on a controversial note by discussing the Seth Rich scandal/conspiracy/investigation. Next they talk about some trending news stories (links below), before playing "Is this a crime and should they do time?"

You can find the show notes page >here<

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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Felony Friday 072 - Could Lowering the Drinking Age Save Lives?

Friday, May 19th, 2017
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On today's episode of Felony Friday host John Odermatt is joined by Lions of Liberty legal counsel "Rico." John and Rico discuss some felonies trending in the news and play "Is this a Crime and Should they Do Time?"

Links to today's 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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Felony Friday 071 - Raeford Davis: Police Officer Turned Anarcho-Capitalist

Friday, May 12th, 2017
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Today on Felony Friday Raeford Davis joins host John Odermatt to discuss the current state of policing in the US and the debilitating impact of the War on Drugs. Raeford served the City of North Charleston police department for six years, including four years as a patrol officer and two as a special victims unit detective. During the time that Raeford was an officer in North Charleston, the city was ranked the 8th most dangerous city in America. Prior to becoming a police officer, Raeford served in the United States Coast Guard.

Raeford has a BS in Criminal Justice from Charleston Southern University. Since leaving law enforcement Raeford has become an outspoken advocate for police reform and for the ideas of liberty. He's a member of LEAP, Law Enforcement Action Partnership (formerly Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.) LEAP has a new name, but is working towards the same goal, drug reform and criminal justice reform. Raeford previously appeared on the Lions of Liberty podcast on Episode 73 with host Marc Clair.

You can find the show notes page >here<

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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Felony Friday 070 - Beth Curtis’ Brother is Serving a Life Sentence for Pot

Friday, May 5th, 2017
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Today on Felony Friday we welcome Beth Curtis on the show. Beth is the founder of Life for Pot. Life for Pot is an organization that spotlights offenders who have received life sentences without Parole for marijuana offenses. Beth started the organization after her younger brother, John Knock, was found guilty of three conspiracy charges and given a sentence of two life terms, for a first time non-violent marijuana offense. John's experience in the criminal justice system motivated Beth to start this organization, which shares his story and shines a lot on the many individuals who are serving life sentences for marijuana.

You can find the show notes page >here<

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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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.

You can find the show notes page >here<

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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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.

You can find the show notes page >here<

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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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. 

You can find the show notes page >here<

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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