June 8, 2012

Aiyana Jones June action Rally for Justice

Joined again by Pastor Omar Wilks who has been an advocate for slain 7yr old Aiyana Jones since her killing by Detroit Police Officer Joesph Weekley in 2010. The rally will be held June 14th in New York City at Sean Bell Way near 143-08 94th Jamaica Av from 11:30am-1:00pm.

Listen as we share the latest on the case including the status of the manslaughter charges against Weekley and the failure of the Justice Department to follow through on the civil rights investigation surrounding Aiyana's killing by the Detroit Police Dept which is already operating under a federal consent decree.

Other News: 

Fidel Castro speaks out against Police Brutality and Materialism in the US and Europe, As Jamaican Drug Lord is Sentenced, U.S. Still Silent on Massacre, Prisoners in Solitary Confinement in Ohio Stage Two-Week Hunger Strike and more...

Political Prisoner Radio - Leonard Peltier

David Hill is a member of the Choctaw Nation from Oklahoma and joined the American Indian Movement in the early 1970's. Over his 40 years of dedication and commitment to Native American Rights he has been involved in numerous protests and demonstrations including the takeover of the Bureau of Indian Affairs' main office in Washington D.C. and WOUNDED KNEE in 1973.

David has organized communities and created opportunities for people across the Americas and Canada, focusing on health, housing, employment, economic development, and education for all Indian people. He has also worked consistently in various leadership positions within organizations to gain freedom for Leonard Peltier.The philosophy of self-determination upon which David lives by is deeply rooted in traditional spirituality, culture, language and history. Currently he is teaching traditional spirituality and martial arts to youth.

 Peter Clark is the International Chapter Coordinator for the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense (LPDOC) Committee and Wanbli Tate is a representative of the American Indian Movement.

Leonard Peltier is a citizen of the Anishinabe and Dakota/Lakota Nations who has been unjustly imprisoned since 1976, now having spent over 36 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. He was a participant in the American Indian Movement, which was targeted by the FBI's COINTELPRO program. While assisting the Oglala Lakota people on the Pine Ridge Reservation, two undercover FBI agents entered the campground and a tragic shoot-out occurred on June 26, 1975. On February 6, 1976, Peltier was charged with the deaths of the agents and railroaded to trial. Prosecutors and federal agents manufactured evidence against him (including the so-called "murder weapon"); hid proof of his innocence; presented false testimony obtained through torturous interrogation techniques; ignored court orders; and lied to the jury. People are commonly set free due to a single constitutional violation, but Peltier—faced with a staggering number of constitutional violations—has yet to receive equal justice.

 Peltier was convicted and sentenced to two consecutive life terms. Leonard is a beautiful artist, humanitarian, and author of the powerful memoir, "My Life is a Sun Dance," and has won several human rights awards, including the North Star Frederick Douglas Award, Humanist of the Year Award, and the International Human Rights Prize. For more info on Leonard Peltier and to support his freedom campaign, please visit http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/index1.htm

June 7, 2012

Ending the Drug War w/ James Gray (LEAP)

James Gray joins us again on the broadcast and he is running as VP on the Libertarian Party Presidential ticket which will be on the ballot in all 50 states. James is a former California Superior Court Judge and author of the book, "Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed And What We Can Do About It.” We will ask James what he thinks about NY Governor Andrew Cuomo proposal to decriminalize possession of 25 grams or less of marijuana that is in public view and the Detroit ballot iniative that will go before voters in August to decriminalize marijuana. According to Bloomberg.com Cuomo said, About 94 percent of the more than 50,000 arrests last year in the state for 25 or fewer grams of marijuana were in New York City, and 82 percent of those arrested were black or Hispanic, the governor said. “This is about creating fairness and consistency in our laws,” Cuomo said. “The problem is the law, and the solution is to change the law.” In Detroit, the Michigan Supreme Court refused to block a ballot initative to decriminalize possesion of up to one once of marijuana. Huffington Post reports, The proposition, which is being advocated by a group called the Coalition for a Safer Detroit, would amend city law to permit "the use or possession of less than 1 ounce of marihuana, on private property, by a person who has attained the age of 21 years." BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON LEAP: Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) is a non-profit organization - www.CopsSayLegalizeDrugs.com - formed by cops, judges and others in the criminal justice system who believe the War on Drugs has been an expensive failure that has only made our nation's tragic drug problem worse.

June 5, 2012

Actress Michelle Rodriguez says "Ewwww" to learning she is 73 percent European

News Topics

  • Actress Michelle Rodriguez says "Ewwww" to learning she is 73 percent European 
  • China slams U.S. again over Human Rights, Does the U.S. have room to talk? 
  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to decriminalize Marijuana 
  • Detroit to vote on Marijuana possession legalization within the city 
  • Lil Wayne & Nikki Minaj take offense to music not being regarded as real Hip-Hop! 

These stories and more news, views and music tonight on Black Talk Radio.