February 13, 2015

Rodney Reed death row innocence, Vince Vaughn racist thoughts on Affirmative Action

Today during the first hour we will be joined by Mark Clements, a member of the board of directors and a staffer at Campaign To End The Death Penalty. Mr. Clements has experienced incredible hardship as a wrongfully convicted teen who was tortured into confessing by Chicago police to an arson fire that resulted in fatalities. Mr. Clements will discuss the latest news involving wrongfully convicted death row inmate Rodney Reed who has spent over 17 years on death row in Texas. Texas is known for all the death row executions is has committed over the decades leading the nation. We will also ask Mr. Clements, who still lives and works in Chicago, about the killing of 17-year-old black teen Laquan McDonald by Chicago police who shot the teen 16 times but lied in press statements about only shooting him once in the chest.

In the news,

National Bar Association calls for justice in Martinsburg, WV police murder of Wayne Jones Equal 

Justice Initiative issues report on racist terrorism and lynching in the South, higher number than previously believed

Vince Vaughn makes racist statement related to Affirmative Action twisting the meaning of racism 

Did racists and bigots burn another mosque in Texas?

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