• 00:56

    Injustice Anywhere: Highlighting Our Featured Cases

    in Legal

    Tune in on Tuesday April 29, at 8 PM CDT. (what is Central Daylight Time?)


    This week, in our first segment, we will highlight our featured cases, giving an up to date review of each case. In recent months we have had one featured case end in success, and we have added two new featured cases. Please tune in to get up to date with our new cases. We are very pleased that Michelle Ravell from Justice4Kirstin will join us to give the update on Kirstin Lobato's case.


    In our second segment, we will be discussing the Jamie Snow case with Tam Alex from the Committee to Free Jamie Snow. New evidence has now come to light in Jamie's case that must not be ignored. 


    Our Spring newsletter will be available online Thursday, May 1st. We will be emailing the newsletter to our forum members, and links to the PDF file will be posted on our Facebook pages, websites, and Twitter. 


    We appreciate the dedication of all of our volunterrs and look forward to continuing our efforts to help correct wrongful convictions. Please visit Injustice-Anywhere.org to learn more about or organization. 

  • 01:13

    Did False Testimony Lead To The Wrongful Conviction Of Byron Case?

    in Legal

    Tune in on Tuesday September 23, at 8 PM CDT (What is Central Daylight Time?)


    This week we will be discussing the Byron Case murder case with Byron's mother Evelyn Case, and the author of "The Skeptical Juror and the Trial of Byron Case,” John Bennett Allen.


    We will be taking calls during the second half of the show. Please call (347) 850-1478 with questions and comments about the case. 

    Anastasia Elizabeth WitbolsFeugen was murdered on the evening of October 22, 1997. Her body was found in a cemetery with a gunshot wound to her face. WitbolsFeugen had been fighting with her fiancé Justin Bruton on the night of her murder. Bruton’s body would later be found behind an abandoned warehouse where he had taken his own life with a shotgun.


    Police repeatedly referred to WitbolsFeugen’s death as a murder suicide but the case remained open for three years, until police received shocking information from Kelly Moffett implicating her ex-boyfriend Byron Case for the murder. Moffett and Case were friends with WitbolsFeugen and Bruton and were with the couple earlier in the evening before the murder occurred.


    According to Byron's supporters, the prosecution's case was built primarily on the testimony of the embittered ex-girlfriend Moffett. They claim she implicated Case in an act of revenge because Case had ended their relationship. Supporters also claim that Moffett has a long history with drug abuse and mental illness. Case is currently serving two consecutive life sentences for murder based on her testimony. Did the false testimony of a vindictive ex-girlfriend take the freedom of an innocent man? Tune in to hear the details of this compelling case.

  • 00:49

    Introduction to the Injustice System

    in Politics

    I started the Injustice System in 2002.  Came to Blogtalk in 2009.  In 2011I went to _______ but now I'mmmmmmmmmm back.

  • 01:02

    The Brian Peixoto Case: Did Misdiagnosis Lead To Wrongful Conviction?

    in Legal

    Tune in on Tuesday September 9, at 8 PM CDT (What is Central Daylight Time?)


    This week we will be discussing the Brian Peixoto case in Massachusetts with advocate Lisa Munger. We will be taking calls during the second half of the show. Please call (347) 850-1478 with questions and comments about the case. 


    Brian Peixoto was convicted in 1996 for the murder of his girlfriend's 3-year-old son Christopher Affonso, Jr., and sentenced to life in prison in Massachusetts. 


    Peixoto was 26 years old at the time of his arrest. He had been dating the 3-year-old's mother Ami Sneed for about 3 months at the time of the child's death. Sneed had recently been staying at his home. 


    The State's medical examiner determined during autopsy that the child died from blunt head trauma leading investigators to suspect child abuse. Peixoto and Sneed immediately became their lead suspects. After being pressured by police, and giving up to eight different versions of events, Sneed provided a statement implicating Peixoto.


    Peixoto's supporters state that the child died from injuries sustained during a fall, not from child abuse, and they have four nationally and internationally recognized medical experts that agree with them. Peixoto also has the support of the Massachusetts CPCS Innocence Program.

  • 00:54

    Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito: Dissection of a conviction

    in Legal

    Tune in on Tuesday May 20, at 8 PM CDT (What is Central Daylight Time?)


    This week we will be discussing the Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito case with our guest Luca Cheli.


    In December of 2009, Amanda Knox & Raffaele Sollecito were wrongfully convicted for the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher, in Perugia Italy. In October of 2011, Amanda and Raffaele were declared innocent on appeal and were released from prison. In March of 2013, the Italian Supreme Court overturned the acquittals and ordered the case back to the appellate level. In January of this year, an appeals court in Florence reinstated the guilty verdicts for the two. The presiding Judge Allasandro Nencini released a motivation document in April explaining the decision.


    The first detailed analysis of Nencini's ruling titled “Knox and Sollecito: Dissection of a Conviction” is now available in English on wrongfulconvictionnews.com. This excellent analysis was written by Luca Cheli. Luca is a member of our advisory board and he is a key advocate working with Injustice Anywhere.


    We are happy to have Luca back on the show to discuss his latest analysis. 

     

  • 01:15

    The David Thorne Case: Did Police Frame An Innocent Man?

    in Legal

    Tune in on Tuesday August 19, at 8 PM CDT (What is Central Daylight Time?)


    This week we will be discussing the David Thorne Case with advocates Sue Gless Thorne and Lynne Blanchard.


    David Thorne was convicted in January of 2000, and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole, for allegedly hiring an acquaintance to kill his son's mother, Yvonne Layne, in March of 1999.


    Thorne has proclaimed his innocence from the beginning, and his supporters contend that there is overwhelming evidence that he was falsely arrested and wrongfully convicted. Thorne, who had a iron-clad alibi, was implicated by Joseph Wilkes, a mentally and emotionally impaired man, after Wilkes was arrested and interrogated by police officers. After being threatened with the death penalty, Wilkes told his interrogators that he was hired by Thorne to commit the murder. The problem was that Wilkes was unable to provide accurate details of the crime scene. According to Forensic Scientist Brent Turvey, Joseph Wilkes got every detail of the crime wrong, except the type of weapon used.


    Shockingly, the jury bought the confession of Wilkes, despite his glaring inconsistencies, putting David Thorne in prison for the rest of his life.


    We will be taking calls in the final segment. Please call in with any comments or questions: (347) 850-1478.


    Please visit The Wrongful Conviction of David Thorne to learn more about this case.

  • 01:00

    Upcoming Event In McLean County Illinois: Does Innocence Matter?

    in Legal

    Tune in Tuesday February 25, at 8 PM CST (what is Central Standard Time?) to listen to a discussion with Tam Alex and Andrew DuBois about their upcoming "Does Innocence Matter?" event in McLean County, Illinois.


    We will be taking calls in the final segment. Please call in with any comments or questions: (347) 850-1478.


    The Does Innocence Matter? event will highlight several cases including the Jamie Snow case, an Injustice Anywhere featured case. 


    Jamie Snow was wrongfully convicted in 2001 for the 1991 murder of William Little, a gas station attendant in Bloomington, Illinois. Jamie is currently serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole in Stateville prison in Joliet, Illinois. 


    Jamie Snow has proclaimed his innocence from day one. In the years following his conviction, new information has come to light clearly showing that police misconduct and bad lawyering sent the wrong man to prison. Jamie Snow is innocent.


    Information on the Does Innocence Matter? event:


    Have you been a victim of prosecutorial or police misconduct in McLean County? Please join us on March 14th, 2014 at the McLean County Justice & Law Center to spread awareness about wrongful convictions in McLean County! LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD! You ARE NOT ALONE! 


    Featured speakers at the event will include Illinois exoneree James Kluppelberg, wrongfully imprisoned for 25 years, and Alan Mills, Legal Director, Uptown People's Law Center.

  • 01:23

    Prosecution Lied To Secure Conviction Of Death Row Inmate Jeffrey Havard

    in Legal

    Tune in on Tuesday August 26, at 8 PM CDT (What is Central Daylight Time?)


    This week we will be discussing the Jeffrey Havard case with attorney Jen Fitzgerald and advocate Lori Howard. We will also have a special guest to be announced during the show. 


    Jeff Havard currently sits wrongfully convicted on death row in Mississippi for the sexual assault and murder of his girlfriend’s six-month-old daughter, Chloe Britt. The truth is the infant slipped from Jeff's arms while lifting her from the tub, causing her head to hit the toilet. New expert evidence supports Jeff's claims. Chloe’s death was a tragic accident, not a murder. 


    Jeff’s defense team recently filed a rebuttal citing a Brady violation. A new affidavit from the prosecution's only expert witness Dr. Steven Hayne strongly supports the defense argument that a Brady violation occurred. Hayne specifically told prosecutors on more than one occasion prior to trial that he could not support a finding a sexual abuse. Unbelievably, the State chose to ignore Hayne's findings and prosecute Jeff for murder during the course of a sexual assault. 


    Prosecutors stood before the Court and told the jury that Dr. Hayne had "confirmed the nurses and doctors worst fear, that this child had been sexually abused." They knew that Dr. Hayne had done no such thing; in fact, he had done just the opposite.


    Jeffrey Havard is on death row because the prosecution lied to the jury.

  • 01:22

    The Rodney Lincoln Case: Does New DNA Evidence Prove His Innocence?

    in Legal

    Tune in on Tuesday August 12, at 8 PM CDT (What is Central Daylight Time?)


    This week we will be discussing the Rodney Lincoln case with Rodney's daughter Kay Lincoln.


    We will be taking calls in the final segment. Please call in with any comments or questions: (347) 850-1478.


    Rodney Lincoln is currently serving two life sentences for the murder of JoAnn Tate and the assault of Tate's two young daughters in April of 1982 in St. Loius, Missouri.


    Rodney was convicted based on a hair found at the crime scene that was attributed to him and a questionable line-up conducted by police. Rodney has strongly proclaimed his innocence from the beginning and was fully cooperative with police during the investigation. Did Rodney's willingness to help police cost him a life of freedom?


    The Midwest Innocence Project took Rodney's case in 2005. Their efforts would eventually lead to DNA testing on the hair evidence that secured Rodney's conviction. In 2010, Rodney and his supporters received the news they had been waiting to hear for years. The hair was not Rodney's. This new evidence has given Rodney hope that he will soon be coming home, after spending nearly half his life behind bars for a crime he did not commit.


    Sadly, freedom has not yet come for Rodney Lincoln. The Midwest Innocence Project continues to fight for Rodney and his support continues to grow. Please visit www.freeRodneyLincoln.com to learn more about this case.
     


     

  • 00:31

    Social Injustice

    in Lifestyle

    The recent killing of Michael Brown Jr. by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer and the choking death of Eric Garner by a New York City police has prompted much discussion in our communities.  Please join me and my guest as we explore this issue of social injustice in depth on the Life Reflections program.  My guest are Poet extraordinaire Rox Realize and Probation Officer Ira Coogler. You don't want to miss this episode.Communities


     

  • 01:22

    The Amanda Knox Case: An Italian Perspective

    in Legal

    Tune in on Tuesday October 22, at 8 PM CDT. (what is Central Daylight Time?)   On this week's show we will be continuing our discussion of the Amanda Knox & Raffaele Sollecito case. This week’s scheduled guest is  Luca Cheli from Turin, Italy. Luca will discuss his view of the case from his perspective as an Italian citizen. Our topics will include: the Italian Supreme Court’s ruling to send the case back to the appellate level, aspects of Italian law pertinent to this case,  the current legal status of Amanda and Raffaele in Italy, and the current appeal trial taking place in Florence Italy.    Amanda and Raffaele were wrongfully convicted in December 2009, for the murder of Meredith Kercher in November 2007. Both were acquitted on appeal in October of 2011. Unfortunately, common sense was thrown out the window in March of this year when the Italian Supreme Court overturned the acquittals, sending the case back to the appellate level for  review. The third trial began on September 30, and is expected to wrap up at the end of November.    Please visit Injustice in Perugia to learn more about this case. 

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