March 24, 2012
The story of Mitrice Richardson has long dissapearded from the National News Headlines but there are those who have not forgotten her and the injustice that was commited against her and her family. Mitrice Richardson was suffering from a medical condition when she was arrested at resturant by LA County Sheriff's for a small amount of marijuana found in her car which impounded and she was taken into custody. Although she exhibted signs that required she be taken to a hosipital for evaluation, she was not.
Mitrice Richardson, age 24, went missing after she was released from the Malibu Lost Hills police station at 12:37a.m. Thursday September 17th 2009. She was released into the remote Malibu canyon area without a car, I.D, phone, money or assistance. Her remains would be found in a canyon ravine nearly a year later. Despite orders from the LA County coroner not to move the remains, Sheriff deputies did so anyway which was a violation of law botching the investigation. Two reports have ome out recently and as one writer put it, "Perhaps one reason for the lack of closure in Richardson’s mysterious death is the fact that the authorities investigating the cas...have spent as much time pointing fingers at one another over bungling the remains as actually investigating how she died."
Mitrice's father, Michael Richardson joins the broadcast to update us on the case and the ongoing efforts to get justice for Mitrice.
March 23, 2012
There has been a lot of debate among Black people about what is the appropriate response to the epidemic proportions of Black people being killed on the streets of America by cops and racist people regardless of their ethnicity. The Trayvon Martin case is just one out of many cases of unjustifiable homicides committed against Black men. Not only should we address the appropriate response but we should also discuss what will it take to replace a system of oppression with one of Justice!
March 20, 2012
Activist, Radio Host & Attorney Michael Coard will join the program to share his legal expertise & analysis of the killing of 17 yr-old Trayvon Martin by 28 yr-old George Zimmerman.
Michael Coard, a criminal defense attorney with more than 15 years of trial experience, specializes in murder cases. As an attorney, he successfully litigated at trial a historic Private Criminal Complaint that sought a murder prosecution of a white police officer who killed an unarmed Black teen.
Furthermore, he is certified by the Court of Common Pleas to represent indigent defendants in death penalty cases. Also, he has served as local counsel for Mumia Abu-Jamal. Moreover, nearly half of his criminal cases in general are pro bono. And he is a recipient of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s prestigious Thurgood Marshall Award as well as the Philadelphia NAACP’s prestigious Cecil B. Moore Award.
As a community activist, he is a founding member of Avenging The Ancestors Coalition (ATAC).
March 19, 2012
Kia Richards, the publisher of the blog The Moxie Sophic, will join me. In addition to discussing any new developments in the killing of 17 yr-old Trayvon Martin by 240 pound, 26-28 yr old monster George Zimmerman, we will also discuss her blog post pondering on why it seems that Zimmerman is getting special treatment by the Sanford Police Dept.