Wednesday, December 30, 2015

New Abolitionists Radio Weekly 12/30/2015

December 30th2015. Our stories include;
• The Intercept is reporting that a Geo Group private prison enslaver senior executive assured investment bankers that the so-called criminal justice reforms floating around Congress will do nothing to stop them from profiting off of 21st Century Slavery. So feel free to continue investing.
• While the DNC faces charges from the Sanders campaign of trying to give an advantage to Hillary Clinton, the current DNC head U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a former Clinton adviser in her last campaign for President, has another reason to favor Clinton. In 2011, she expressed support for immigration detention facilities run by the world’s largest private prison enslaver CCA.
• Regarding the Clintons, people like to point to the Clinton administration and talk about how prosperous the USA was under his economic policies. However, what is not discussed is how private prison slavery contributed to that so-called prosperity. Let’s look back at how California’s prison factories alone produced$150 million in sales annually during the Clinton regime.
• Speaking of California, it has become the first state in the nation to ban grand jury hearings involving police shootings and excessive force cases. Prosecutors will now be responsible for deciding whether or not press criminal charges against law enforcement officers. While this is being seen as a “reform” victory, we say not so fast. What kind of difference would that have made in the case involving cops killing Tamir Rice in Cleveland.
• As you have noted when states are standing out we’ll stop our alphabetical order of examining states and go directly to said offender. Today the offender is of the highest order. Ohio Is ‪#‎Ferguson‬
• This week’s Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is Clarence Moses-EL who was sentenced to 48 years in prison after a woman said she dreamed he was the man who raped and beat her in the dark. He who was granted a new trial after spending 28 years in prison and released in this month.
• Our Abolitionist in profile tonight is John Rankin (1793-1886), a white southerner by birth, was active in the original burst of antislavery sentiment from the American Revolution and Second Great Awakening. When Henry Ward Beecher was asked after the end of the Civil War, “Who abolished slavery?” he answered, “Reverend John Rankin and his sons did.
Expect all of that and more tonight on New Abolitionists Radio.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

New Abolitionists Radio Weekly 12/23/2015

Our stories tonight include;
• A report from the Daily Xexus say The University of California has sold approximately $25 million worth of indirect investments in private prison corporations after the Afrikan Black Coalition, which encompasses UC’s nine Black Student Unions, revealed in November that the University held shares in private prisons.
• A study by Vera Institute of Justice says that U.S. jails now hold nearly 700,000 inmates on any given day, up from 157,000 in 1970, and the Vera Institute of Justice found that smaller counties now hold 44 percent of the overall total, up from just 28 percent in 1978.
Jail populations in mid-sized counties with populations of 250,000 to 1 million residents grew by four times and small-sized counties with 250,000 residents or less grew by nearly seven times, Vera’s analysis shows. In that time large county jail populations grew by only about three times.
• A report from Counter Current news cites an injunction filed by the FOP which insists that preserving records that may be used against corrupt CPD violates Section 8.4 of its bargaining agreement with the City of Chicago and they have begun to destroy evidence.
• In a microcosm example of a widespread issue nearly 10 per¬cent of the Greenwood, Mississippi’s 15,000 population was on probation for minor offenses like traffic violations and owing fees to ta private Probation Company. The company had entitled itself to profits of at least $48,000 a month, all paid for, as one county official said, “off the backs of the poor people.”
•The Los Angeles Police Department has announced that of 1,356 allegations of biased policing against them by civilians, zero of those allegations were valid.
Imagine that.
In our America Is #Ferguson Series I get to speak from personal experience. As a NJ native I feel it is my honor and duty to expose this slave state. So tonight I take it home and show with facts that New jersey is Ferguson.
• This week’s Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is Ramona Brant. Brant, 52, had been serving a life sentence for a first-time, nonviolent cocaine possession charge. Brant was one of 95 federal inmates whose sentences he commuted Friday, the vast majority of whom were nonviolent drug offenders like her.
• Our Abolitionist in profile tonight is Robert Smalls (1839 – 1915).

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

New Abolitionists Radio Weekly 12/16/2015

December 15th 2015:
• Lawmakers in Massachusetts want prisoners to pay room and board. Under Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr’s (R-Gloucester) latest proposal, inmates would have to pay $2 a day for their food and housing. They would have two payment options: coughing up the money after they re-enter society or using money earned through prison labor. You heard it right. Work for slave wages so they can take it right back or leave prison in debt to the state.
• The Prison Policy Initiative released its report laying out the numbers in Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2015. We’ll examine their numbers.
• Using a tactic straight out of the black codes circa 1866 four students at Tennessee Bolivar Central High School were charged with indecent exposure for reportedly wearing sagging pants to school in November, and two of the students were jailed for the offense.
• In the oral arguments Wednesday for a Supreme Court affirmative action case,Justice Antonin Scalia—a well-known critic of affirmative action—suggested that the policy was hurting minority students by sending them to schools too academically challenging for them. Basically saying black children are too dumb for white schools.
• Representing a group of black pastors Bishop E.W. Jackson says “Police are an absolute necessity for the safety of law-abiding citizens in the community, and so calling them ‘pigs in a blanket’ and saying insulting things only serves to make things less safe for the average Black person that is not out there committing crimes. Secondly, that the black lives matter groups are disgraceful, demonic and evil. Also saying ” the fact that literally every year thousands of young Black men are dying in the streets in Black-on-Black crime is completely ignored” by Black Lives Matter.” We’re going to talk about this living in a bubble, white Jesus and slave master loving ignorance tonight.
• While Max gets reorganized in the new house our America is Ferguson Series will be on hold. I’m literally running on an internet that has 1/10th the processing power it should have making research online this week very difficult.
• This week’s Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is George Allen Jr.was exonerated on January 18, 2013, in St. Louis, Missouri, after serving over 30 years in prison for the murder of Mary Bell, a young court reporter. Allen was convicted based in part on a false confession, police “tunnel vision” and blood type evidence that was said to include Allen, but actually eliminated him as a possible contributor.
• In honor of the past week’s events pertaining to the celebration of the 13th amendments 150th anniversary s Our Abolitionist in profile tonight is Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)
Expect all of that and more tonight on New Abolitionists Radio.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

The New Age of Slavery in the USA

New Abolitionists Radio

Tune in for two hours of news, information and commentary on legalized slavery and human trafficking.

December 2nd 2015:

• In a bombshell discovery we uncover another story of false arrests by white racist police and court officials. Members of a narcotics investigation squad for the police department in Dothan, Alabama planted drugs and weapons on young black men since the mid-1990s with the approval of their superiors — one of whom is currently the state’s Assistant Director of Homeland Security.

• Also in Alabama Alexander City, will no longer jail people who are too poor to pay their fines. “Previously, the police department had been jailing all those who could not afford to pay without any consideration of their financial situation by the judge,” SPLC senior staff attorney Sara Zampierin told ThinkProgress in an email. “These changes abolish that practice and require the court to make the determinations required by the constitution.”

• The 1st of the Freddie gray trials began today and the defense actually used all six of their strikes on black people. The majority of which on men of color, many of them younger. Which conforms to many peoples' fears that young men of color may be seen as biased against the police and therefore be excluded from the trial. We’ll discuss it tonight.

• Per request on a need to know now basis, in our America is Ferguson Series we examine the state of Rhode Island. • This week’s Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is Donovan Allen. A Washington state man who was convicted of killing his mother 15 years ago will be freed from prison after investigators said new DNA tests linked another man to the crime.

• Our Abolitionist in profile tonight is James Forten (1766-1842)