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  • 00:46

    MaryLovesJustice Prayer Meeting, June 14, 2015, Pray for Woodfox, Angola3

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    MaryLovesJustice Prayer Meeting invites questons and comments at (818)572.2947, at 9pmPacific. We pray for justice in the legal system, but not justice only. We pray for compassion and mercy. The Holy Bible (KJV) mentions "justice" 28 times, but there are 262 references to the word "mercy," and the word "forgive" appears 95 times in the bible. God loves justice, and He will see that justice is served, but He commands us to be merciful and forgiving. 

    A judge ordered the final Angola3 inmate released after spending 43 years in solitary confinement. Instead, Albert Woodfox, 68, who was convicted for the 1972 killing of Brent Miller, a guard at Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, will remain in the jail while his appeals process continues moving through the courts. The office of Louisiana Attorney General James D. “Buddy” Caldwell filed an emergency stay motion with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit to prevent Woodfox’s release.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2015/06/09/federal-judge-says-angola-3-prisoner-must-be-released-after-40-years-in-solitary-state-files-stay-to-block-release/?

    In December 2013, District Attorney Sam D’Aquilla had Herman Wallace re-indicted for murder a few days after he was released from 41 years of solitary confinement in Angola Prison. Wallace, one of the Angola 3, probably died immediately upon hearing the news in hospice care that he was due back in court.
    http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2013/10/herman-wallace-re-indicted-before-dying.html


     

  • 02:15

    Johnny Strozier Keeping It Real, June 6, 2015

    in Politics Progressive

    JOHNNY STROZIER KEEPING IT REAL - Saturdays, 9pmEST
    Johnny Strozier was incarcerated in Georgia prisons for 46 years (from 1968 to 2013), with roughly 15 of them served in solitary confinement. He was initially arrested at age 6, when he and friends burglarized an Atlanta warehouse to steal cigarettes for family members and candy. He was imprisoned at age 10. He was transferred to an adult facility, then his sentence was lengthened to 90 years after cutting a prison guard. Strozier's warden told him he would never exit prison alive because he escaped several times and was involved in gang activity, but Strozier changed. He became a Christian in the 1980s. Strozier got active in church and also gained his high school deploma while still incarcerated. He also became a certified cook and brick mason. Since prison release, Strozier works, counsels youths, completed reentry programs, and attends church twice or more times weekly. Strozier's last cellmate in Macon Prison was Atlanta child killer Wayne Williams.


    Strozier shares information about reentry opportunities, the importance of avoiding behavior that leads to incarceration, and he brought together other people and groups who share valuable information to improve lives of former inmates and at-risk youths. Email JohnnyR.Strozier@gmail.com


    Hear Johnny Strozier's debut broadcast at this link: 
    http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2014/02/human-rights-demand-ch

  • 02:14

    Solitary Confinement and Wrongful Deaths Under Color of Law 03/28/15 - Acklin

    in Politics Progressive

    Today we discuss SOLITARY CONFINEMENT and WRONGFUL DEATHS at at BlogTalkRadio at 3pmEST on Saturday, March 28. Call (818)572-2947. Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill (AIMI) has advocated for mentally ill Americans for ten years. Mary Neal's mentally, physically disabled brother, Larry Neal, was secretly arrested and murdered in 2003, and we did not learn that it is usual, ordinary and INTENTIONAL to use mentally ill people for prison profits or kill them until 2006. That is when Mary Neal founded AIMI. Please visit us at Facebook, Google+, and Care2. See also our blog "Dog Justice for Mentally Ill" at http://DogJusticeforMentallyIll.blogspot.com . At Twitter, we use @koffietime.


    AIMI's advocacy experiences opposition because mentally ill people comprise over half the nation's 2.3 million inmates, and prison investors in government seem to use the nation's surveillance technology and personnel to censor the advocacy. But we are moving the fight out of their hands and taking this issue to International Court this year to win damages for up to 100 impacted families. We find it impossible to abolish slavery from within. Google "AIMI vs. USA" for more information about the International Court lawsuit to win damages for neglected, brutalized, and killed Americans who have/had mental illness. Persons who have drug/alcohol addictions and the homeless are included.


    Please sign and share our petition called "AIMI v. USA" at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/713/784/918/aimi-v-usa/

  • 02:21

    Alexyss Taylor: DeKalb Co. Police Beat My Son

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    Alexyss Taylor speaks tonight about the alleged unprovoked police attack against her 26-year-old son in DeKalb County, Georgia. Please call (347)857.3293 to speak with her and offer attorney referrals. Alexyss provided the following information: Her son was charged with resisting arrest, which is standard after citizens have been assaulted. Doctors fear that Taylor's son may have permanent injuries from being brutally beaten about the head with a gun. He suffered a concussion and now experiences migraine headaches and night terrors. Please see the video capturing his injuries at YouTube link  http://youtu.be/TfajVzxZu-0


    Human Rights for Prisoners March advocates for prisoners throughout America, whether or not they lived to reach a jail. If you have a human rights demand to make, please contact MaryLovesJustice at MaryLovesJustice@gmail.com and call (678)531.0262 or (571)335-1741. Your story could also be featured in our blog at http://HumanRightsforPrisonersMarch.blogspot.com


    Power concedes nothing without a demand; it never has, and it never will. ~Frederick Douglass

  • 01:45

    Johnnie Strozier: Keeping It Real (re-entry broadcast)

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    Johnny Strozier spent over 45 years in the Georgia prison system, from age 10 in 1968 until 2013. He joined us on "Human Rights Demand" to encourage others to keep the faith and stay out of prison. Call (818) 572-2947 at 9pmEST every Saturday night to speak with Johnny and his guests and to make a human rights demand to stop mass incarceration. America has a recidivism rate of 67.5 percent, indicating that released prisoners need encouragement and practical help to successfully reenter society. Youths are still going to jail at astronomical rates. Johnny offers advice and information that will redirect them.


    Power concedes nothing without a demand; it never has, and it never will. ~Frederick Douglass

  • 02:16

    Maya Schenwar: Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prisons Don't Work

    in Politics Progressive

    Join Maya Schenwar on Human Rights Demand Blogtalkradio channel, Monday, Feb. 23. Call-in at (347)857-3293. She will discuss her book, "Locked Down, Locked Out - Why Prisons Don't Work and How We Can Do Better." What did Angela Davis and Michelle Alexander say about this book, which was written by the Sr. Editor of Truthout? Their reviews are below:

    “Maya Schenwar's stories about prisoners, their families (including her own), and the thoroughly broken punishment system are rescued from any pessimism such narratives might inspire by the author's brilliant juxtaposition of abolitionist imaginaries and radical political practices.”
    —Angela Y. Davis, author of "Are Prisons Obsolete?"

    “This book has the power to transform hearts and minds, opening us to new ways of imagining what justice can mean for individuals, families, communities, and our nation as a whole. Maya Schenwar’s personal, openhearted sharing of her own family’s story, together with many other stories and real-world experiments with transformative justice, makes this book compelling, highly persuasive, and difficult to put down. I turned the last page feeling nothing less than inspired.”
    —Michelle Alexander, author of "The New Jim Crow"?

    Through the stories of prisoners and their families, including her own family’s experiences, Maya Schenwar shows how the institution that locks up 2.3 million Americans and decimates poor communities of color is shredding the ties that, if nurtured, could foster real collective safety. Schenwar profiles community-based initiatives that successfully deal with problems—both individual harm and larger social wrongs—through connection rather than isolation, moving toward a safer, freer future for all of us.
    Website: http://www.mayaschenwar.com/?

  • 02:19

    Secret War on Black America and Victims' Families, Part 4

    in Politics Progressive

    THIRTEENTH AMENDMENT

    Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

    Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.


    POLICE BRUTALITY and PRISON SLAVERY are the February 18th topics for Black History Month on "Human Rights Demand" channel. Special guests include H.I. Williams, of Afrikan Judicial and Police Observer, Lee Wood, of CAPS, Dr. Earle Williams, a clinical psychologist who performs psych exams for prisoners, hosted by Mary Neal, director of Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill, Human Rights for Prisoners March, and the Davis-MacPhail Truth Committee, an anti-dp organization. Meet with us and have your say on Wednesday nights at 9pm EST throughout February 2015 at (347) 857-3293, and have your say!


    Your comments and questions are welcome on our "Secret War on Black America and Victims' Families, Part 4" episode. All shows are archived for future listening at your convenience 24/7.

  • 00:14

    Human Rights for Prisoners March - GA vs. Kendrick Johnson's Parents

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    Kendrick Johnson's Parents Prosecuted for Demanding Due Process of law in Georgia regarding the murder of their teenage son, Kendrick Johnson, in his high school and theft of his ORGANS 


    http://www.theroot.com/articles/news/2015/01/kendrick_johnson_s_parents_go_to_court_could_face_jail_time.html


    The Johnsons should not be so impatient, like the president said. My family has waited for nearly twelve(12) years for answers about Larry Neal's secret arrest and murder in Memphis Shelby County Jail. The president said we must exercise patience about racism. Instead, the Johnsons engaged in civil disobedience and blocked the doors to the courthouse demanding answers. Don't they know their places? I have caught pure-D hell standing for justice in Georgia. Now the Johnsons are receiving their RETRIBUTION for demanding answers about their teenage son, Kendrick.


    If the Johnsons are sentenced for one year as threatened, black families in Georgia will know not to bother officials about missing children and mentally ill men like Larry Neal or missing organs, and they certainly will know not to sue white people like the Johnsons and Mary Neal. The mistress said in "12 Years a Slave": "Don't carry on so. You'll forget about those children in no time."


    We will discuss the lesson from Georgia v. Johnsons during our Black History Month programs at Human Rights Demand channel at Blogtalkradio, every Wed. at 9pm EST. Google "Secret War on Black America and Victims' Families."


    Power concedes nothing without a demand; it never has, and it never will. ~ Frederick Douglass

  • 00:46

    Dave Koch Joins Human Rights for Prisoners March: From Prison to the Ivory Tower

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    Dave Koch experienced unprecedented success after parole. He joins "Human Rights for Prisoners March" to talk about how to make a successful re-entry or "slay the dragon" in whatever listeners face. Koch did it! Call-in at 818-572-2947. Visit Koch's website, "Self Reinvention" http://www.selfreinvention.org

    Koch served sentences of 18 mo. to 5 yrs. in federal and state prisons, then went on to become a pilot. Later he was co-founder, president, CEO and chairman of the 68th fastest growing company in America - Fiber Network Solutions. Koch's company helped build the infrastructure of the Internet in North America. Koch authored "Slaying the Dragon," a book to inspire us all to overcome obstacles in our lives. Even released prisoners like himself can make it to the ivory tower.

    "Don't tell me that you can't have a great life after serving time in prison! It requires work, and just don't quit!" ~Dave Koch

    "The Urban News" published an article in 2009 about Koch, ex-con who became highly successful, called "Ex-Con Turned CEO Declares: 'Accept Self-Blame and Re-Invent Yourself!'"
    http://theurbannews.com/lifestyles/2009/ex-con-turned-ceo-declares-accept-self-blame-and-re-invent-yourself/

    "Slaying the Dragon" at Amazon
    http://www.amazon.com/Slaying-Dragon-Journey-Dungeon-Ivory/dp/0976660636

    For as a man thinks in his heart, so is he. ~Prov. 23:7

  • 02:17

    David Koch Advises Parolees on Successful Re-entry

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    Dave Koch, a man who experienced unprecedented success after parole, joins "Human Rights for Prisoners March" to talk about how to make a successful re-entry or "slay the dragon" in whatever listeners face. Koch did it! Call-in at (347)857-3293. Visit Koch's website, "Self Reinvention" http://www.selfreinvention.org

    Koch served sentences of 18 mo. to 5 yrs. in federal and state prisons, then went on to become a pilot. Later he was co-founder, president, CEO and chairman of the 68th fastest growing company in America - Fiber Network Solutions. Koch's company helped build the infrastructure of the Internet in North America. Koch authored "Slaying the Dragon," a book to inspire us all to overcome obstacles in our lives. Even released prisoners like himself can make it to the ivory tower.

    "Don't tell me that you can't have a great life after serving time in prison! It requires work, and just don't quit!" ~Dave Koch

    "The Urban News" published an article in 2009 about Koch, ex-con who became highly successful, called "Ex-Con Turned CEO Declares: 'Accept Self-Blame and Re-Invent Yourself!'"
    http://theurbannews.com/lifestyles/2009/ex-con-turned-ceo-declares-accept-self-blame-and-re-invent-yourself/

    "Slaying the Dragon" at Amazon
    http://www.amazon.com/Slaying-Dragon-Journey-Dungeon-Ivory/dp/0976660636

    For as a man thinks in his heart, so is he. ~Prov. 23:7

    A lazy man says, “There’s a lion in the road, a fierce lion roaming the streets!” ~Pv. 26:13

  • 00:44

    Human Rights for Prisoners March, Shannon Smith's Dream on MLK Day: SB260

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    JUVENILE JUSTICE -- January 19, 2015 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. He said, "All we say to America is, 'Be true to what you said on paper.'" Join us at 9pm PST at (818) 572-2947  to discuss that, or listen via computer. The show will also be archived at Blogtalkradio for access 24/7. Many officials talk about prison reform and sentencing reform, and some introduce and pass new laws. But are these new laws actually going into EFFECT? "Not all the time," answered my guest for tonight, Laura Griffin-Smith. Her husband was arrested at age 15 and has been incarcerated for 19 years. Shannon Smith had hoped for release under SB-260, California's new law, but that did not happen.

    Smith completed numerous courses during his 19 years in prison. He is rehabilitated. His had employment waiting and a dear wife he has never known as a free man. Actually, he has never been a free man - He reached manhood behind bars. Shannon published a book called "Voiceless." Order a copy at
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00G5ZYHAS/ref=redir_mdp_mobile
    See Voiceless Movement page at Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/voicelessmovement

    SB 260 went into effect in CA on January 1, 2014. Ideally, the new law gives a second chance to most people who were under 18 at the time of their crime and were tried and sentenced as adults. SB 260 holds young people responsible for the crimes they committed, but it recognizes that youths are different from adults and gives them a chance to demonstrate remorse and rehabilitation. SB 260 establishes a different parole criteria for people who did crimes as juveniles. Shannon seemed a likely candidate and allowed himself to dream, but his dreams were deferred.

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