Archive for the 'injustice' 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.

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. 13: Bannon Bashes Libertarians

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
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On today's Electric Libertyland, Brian McWilliams goes it alone as he takes on the recent "scandal" surrounding House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes, Trump's "bill" to Germany for NATO backpay, Rand's stand against NATO and admitting Montenegro, Steve Bannon taking sissy slaps at libertarians, healthcare bills, and a prediction for the new Ghost in the Shell film. He then wraps it up with a personal story about a client who is on hunger strike battling judicial overreach and slander from a sitting judge in Los Angeles. It's chock full of liberty goodness.

Full show notes at Lions of Liberty

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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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. 12: Will Trump “Seal (Team Six) the Deal” on Kim Jong Un?

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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On today's fantastic, new Electric Libertyland, host Brian McWilliams wakes up early to deliver the news of the day, which includes the dangers of inward-facing propaganda from the US government, Venezuela's ridiculous socialist failings that have led to new bread shortage, Rand Paul on John McCain, Donald Trump's flirtations with regime change, Seal Team Six training with South Korean military, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that police allowing a dog to maul an innocent man was legal, unregulated space tourism, and Judge Andrew Napolitano being pulled from Fox News over his wiretapping statements.

Boogie on down.

Show notes at http://www.lionsofliberty.com/ell12

283. Dan Johnson Unveils the Tax Revolution

Monday, February 20th, 2017
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In today's episode of Lions of Liberty, Marc welcomes in one of the busiest activists for liberty you'll ever have the pleasure to listen to, Dan Johnson! Dan is the founder of PANDA (People Against the NDAA), the Solutions Institute, and most recently the Tax Revolution Institute! 

In the show, you'll hear:

  • How Dan was fired inspired into activism by a "hater." 
  • Why Dan founded the Tax Revolution Institute. 
  • What exactly IS the "Tax Revolution", and how will TRI help activists across the country revolutionize the tax system in the United States?
  • PLUS!...Marc answers some more Letters of Liberty, with his thoughts on the Trump's executive orders, the California economy, and conspiracy theories!

 

For full show notes, head over to LionsOfLiberty.com/283

Electric Libertyland Ep. 7: Trump Makes an Asset Forfeiture of Himself

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
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On this week's Electric Libertyland host Brian McWilliams takes umbrage with several top of mind topics, including Meryl Streep's new Trumpian Martyr Complex, the newest anti-smoking Truth.org campaign titled #StopProfiling, the government's handling of the Oroville Dam problem in Northern CA, and a Georgia bill that would limit prescriptions to 5 day increments.

Brian then welcomes friend in liberty J.B. Lubin to discuss a new wrinkle in the "can protesters block traffic?" discussion, and then boogie into some "Trump or Dumps" touching on illegal immigration, North Korea and asset forfeiture, and a Jeff Sessions inspired editions of "Rand Pauluses and Minuses."

Come join us on this rainbow illuminated dance floor!

Full show notes at Lions of Liberty 

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

Friday, January 6th, 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?"

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

Friday, December 30th, 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<<<

 
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 051 - Shane Casey was Convicted of a Horrific Crime, Now he’s Fighting for Vindication - Part 1

Friday, December 23rd, 2016
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Today's Guest: 

On today's episode Shane Casey joins Felony Friday host John Odermatt. Casey reveals his ongoing battle to clear his name after being convicted of the most heinous of crimes, the sexual abuse of a child. He maintains that he is innocent.

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 and in order to make sure all bases are covered this will be a two-part episode.

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, today's show, Shane is going to be discussing his background and the circumstances that led to him being charged with this horrendous crime. During the second episode Shane will be sharing the details of the trials, all three of them. And he will be sharing the powerful allocution he read aloud to the judge after his plea. 

>>>Full Show Notes Found 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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