• 02:01

    A Just Cause Coast2Coast: Mass Incarceration of Black Men in U.S.

    in US Government

    Sam Thurman, Cliff Stewart and Lisa Stewart of the Colorado exoneration firm A Just Cause, discuss what happens when the wheels of justice trample unbridled over the rights of innocent Americans.  


    Although the American system of justice is the most-respected worldwide, it is still a system designed, and operated, by humans, which means it's not perfect. Sam, Cliff, and Lisa will highlight ongoing struggles against "the system" to free wrongfully imprisoned people, and what happens when justice miscarries against an actually innocent person.


    Our Special Guest for tonight's show is Lt. Colonel Allen B. West, former United States' Congressman of Florida's 22nd District. He will be sharing his personal thoughts and opinions surrounding the growing and alarming rate of mass incarceration of young black men in the United States.


    A Just Cause is currently campaigning for "FreeTheIRP6," who's been wrongly imprisoned in Florence, CO for a crime they didn't commit. Read full story: www.freetheirp6.org. 


    For more information, about A Just Cause and to Donate to the IRP6 legal defense fund, visit www.a-justcause.com.


    Follow us on Twitter: @AJCRadio, @A_JustCause, @FreeTheeIRP6,  @FreeeTheIRP6 and Like our Facebook Pages: https://www.facebook.com/AJustCauseCoast2Coast, and https://www.facebook.com/AJustCauseCO, https://www.facebook.com/FreetheIRP6


    Thank you for your support!

  • 00:31

    We're Number One: The American Pastime of Mass Incarceration

    in Culture

    This week on Roundtable with Stephanie Robinson, Stephanie takes on the troubling issue of mass incarceration in the United States and its impact with some extraordinary guests who can speak to the issue both from the outside in, and from the inside out.  What’s behind this uniquely American practice of widespread incarceration? Is it really about guilt or innocence? Or is it a bigger question of social justice?


    Joining us to sort this out is well-known actor and author of Letters to a Young Incarcerated Brother, Hill Harper, writer and convicted felon, David Harris, and Harvard criminal justice specialist, Ron Sullivan. Together we will discuss this issue of mass incarceration and its implications for the future of our nation.


    It is time to gather at the Roundtable as Stephanie Robinson delivers hot topics, deep talk and a little bit of uplift. Roundtable with Stephanie Robinson... pull up a chair.

  • 02:30

    America Unprecedented Mass Incarceration and Colonial Enslavement

    in Culture

    The US should ask God forgiveness for trespasses of genocide, unprecedented mass incarceration, police brutality, and colonial enslavement. The United States of America has an enormous mass incarceration problem. More than 2-4-million prisoners are locked up in federal penitentiaries, state corrections facilities, and jailhouses. Incarceration in the US is nearly 3.5 times higher than that of Mexico. In fact, there are more people locked up in the US than in China. America has the largest prison population in the world and one out of every 100 Americans is locked up behind bars.


    What is False imprisonment? It is the unlawful restraint of a person against her will by someone without legal authority or justification. Fact: Innocent people are wrongly accused & falsely incarcerated in this country sometimes for decades because of police & prosecutorial misconduct. What is a Wrongful Death? A wrongful death is a claim that exists when a person dies due to the legal fault of another person, police ect. Can Law Enforcement Officers be held liable for death they commit against unarmed victims?


    What is Due Process? The government may not deprive citizens of “life, liberty, or property” without due process of law. This means the government has to follow rules and cannot deny the accused of: hearings, trials, medical treatment nor their right to freedom.


    Co-Host: Vanessa QueenTahiyrah Sparks

  • 02:01

    Mass Incarceration in the U.S. & Palestine – Pirate TV Seattle

    in Politics

    The Injustice System by Tha Truth thatruthmusic.co


    Noura Erakat and Angela Davis 6/3/2014


    Keynote talk from this year's Peace Works 2014 Conference presented by the Rachel Corrie Foundation titled- Yet Again as Prisoners: Mass Incarceration in the U.S. & Palestine, A Conversation With Angela Davis and Noura Erakat. This episode features Noura Erakat - human rights attorney and writer, Teaching Fellow at Temple University, Beasley School of Law and member of Legal Support Network for the Badil Center for Palestinian Refugee and Residency Rights.  Also a cofounder of Arab Women Arising for Justice (AMWAJ) and board member of the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), and the Trans-Arab Research Institute (TARI); a Policy Advisor of Al-Shabaka Also featured is Noura Erakat in conversation with Angela Davis - Political activist, scholar, and author, Black Power leader in 1960s, political prisoner in the 1970s, Founder of Critical Resistance, an organization working to abolish the prison-industrial complex, Radical feminist, Marxist and lesbian, Vice Presidential candidate for the Communist Party in 1990s, and a Professor in the California university system since the 1970s.

  • 01:58

    The Sharon Hunter Bey Morning Show: Ending Mass Incarceration

    in Current Events

    October 2014
    Month Of Resistance


    The October Month of Resistance to Mass Incarceration, Police Terror, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation must be like a giant STOP sign stuck right in the face of American society, day after day, so that it can't be covered up, whited out, ignored, neutralized or suppressed.  


    - See more at: http://www.stopmassincarceration.net/#sthash.pnV7UsrI.dpuf


    Today, more than one out of every 100 Americans is behind bars, and the US has the largest prison population in the world, both in terms of the actual number of inmates and as a percentage of the total population. The numbers are staggering: the US incarceration rate is nearly 3.5 times higher than that of Mexico, a country that has spent the last decade in the throes of an actual drug war, and between five and ten times higher than those seen in Western Europe. There are more people locked up in the US than in China. In fact, the US is home to nearly a quarter of the world's prisoners, despite accounting for just 5 percent of the overall global population.


     


     

  • 02:02

    A Just Cause Coast2Coast - What's Happening in Ferguson, MO & Mass Incarceration

    in US Government

    Sam Thurman, Cliff Stewart and Lisa Stewart of the Colorado exoneration firm A Just Cause, discuss what happens when the wheels of justice trample unbridled over the rights of innocent Americans.  


    Although the American system of justice is the most-respected worldwide, it is still a system designed, and operated, by humans, which means it's not perfect. Sam, Cliff, and Lisa will highlight ongoing struggles against "the system" to free wrongfully imprisoned people, and what happens when justice miscarries against an actually innocent person.


    Our Special Guests for tonight's show are Laura Magnani of American Friends Service Committe and Professor, currently serving Provost Todd Clear at Rutgers University in Newark, NJ. They will be sharing their thoughts on ending mass incarceration in the United States.


    A Just Cause is currently campaigning for "FreeTheIRP6," who's been wrongly imprisoned in Florence, CO for a crime they didn't commit. Read full story: www.freetheirp6.org. 


    For more information, about A Just Cause and to Donate to the IRP6 legal defense fund, visit www.a-justcause.com.


    Follow us on Twitter: @AJCRadio, @A_JustCause, @FreeTheeIRP6,  @FreeeTheIRP6 and Like our Facebook Pages: https://www.facebook.com/AJustCauseCoast2Coast, and https://www.facebook.com/AJustCauseCO, https://www.facebook.com/FreetheIRP6


    Thank you for your support!

  • 00:30

    We're Number One: The American Pastime of Mass Incarceration

    in Lifestyle

    This week on Roundtable with Stephanie Robinson, Stephanie takes on the troubling issue of mass incarceration in the United States and its impact with some extraordinary guests who can speak to the issue both from the outside in, and from the inside out.  What’s behind this uniquely American practice of widespread incarceration? Is it really about guilt or innocence? Or is it a bigger question of social justice?


    Joining us to sort this out is well-known actor and author of Letters to a Young Incarcerated Brother, Hill Harper, writer and convicted felon, David Harris, and Harvard criminal justice specialist, Ron Sullivan. Together we will discuss this issue of mass incarceration and its implications for the future of our nation.


    It is time to gather at the Roundtable as Stephanie Robinson delivers hot topics, deep talk and a little bit of uplift. Roundtable with Stephanie Robinson... pull up a chair.

  • 00:31
  • 01:52

    Mayhem, Murder, and Mass incarceration

    in Current Events

    In 2012 we witnessed 505 homicides in the city of Chicago alone. Disproportionate numbers of African Americans and Hispanics are funneled from the court house to the jail house at record numbers. Anger, rage, unforgiveness, and hopeless fills the atmosphere within many urban streets. And does anyone really care? Join Ronald Zion Roseboro and in studio guest author and activist Titus Broom as they talk about problems and present solutions concerning: Mayhem, Murder, and Mass incarceration.

  • 00:31

    We're Number One: The American Pastime of Mass Incarceration

    in Current Events

    This week on Roundtable with Stephanie Robinson, Stephanie takes on the troubling issue of mass incarceration in the United States and its impact with some extraordinary guests who can speak to the issue both from the outside in, and from the inside out.  What’s behind this uniquely American practice of widespread incarceration? Is it really about guilt or innocence? Or is it a bigger question of social justice? Joining us to sort this out is well-known actor and author of Letters t

  • 01:00

    Ending Mass Incarceration

    in Politics Progressive

    Ending Mass Incarceration – A Critical Human Rights, Civil Rights and Racial Justice Battle
    The US has 5% of the world population and 25% of the world’s prisoners. On any given day, there are over 7 million people in our prisons and jails, on probation or parole. We lock up more people for longer periods of time than any other industrialized country in the world.
    The brunt of this policy is borne by African-Americans and Latinos. Blacks make up 13% of the US population and over 50% of its prisoners. They are incarcerated at a rate 8 times higher than that of whites. As Michelle Alexander in her best-selling book, The New Jim Crow, has pointed out, once you’re labelled a felon, you’re trapped in a permanent second-class status in which you may be denied the right to vote, excluded from juries, and legally discriminated against in employment, housing, access to education and public benefits.
    Our guests are both professionals in the field and activists campaigning to dismantle the prison-industrial complex and fundamentally alter the conversation about crime and punishment. They are:
    Fernando M Perez, PhD. Barry University Department of Sociology & Criminology
    Audrey Bomse, National Lawyers Guild, former Public Defender

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