Thursday, July 28, 2016

New Abolitionists Radio Weekly 7/27

Tune in for two hours of news and commentary concerning 21st Century Slavery & Human Trafficking.

oday is July 27th 2016

We’ll go through this week’s collection of stories articles and events with an abolitionist perspective. Again, I’m not going to give a long description of what’s to come tonight. If you are tuned in here now you already know we are at one of the most precarious and perilous times in American history. A time when change can become reality or be swept aside in lunacy. Let’s just get into it.

• Our Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is Perry Cobb and Darby Tillis who were wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death for the 1977 murder and armed robbery of the owner and an employee of a hotdog stand on the north side of Chicago Fourteen years later, as a result of petitions brought by the MacArthur Justice Center and the Center on Wrongful Convictions, Governor George Ryan granted Cobb and Tillis pardons based on actual innocence.

• Our abolitionist in profile is William Howard Day (October 16, 1825 – December 3, 1900)

Expect all of that and more tonight on New Abolitionists Radio

Thursday, July 14, 2016

New Abolitionists Radio Weekly 7/13

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Tune in for two hours of news and commentary concerning 21st Century Slavery & Human Trafficking.
Today is July 13th 2016
We’ll go through this week’s collection of stories articles and events with an abolitionist perspective. I’m not going to give a long description of what’s to come tonight. If you are tuned in here now you already know we are at one of the most precarious and perilous times in American history. Let’s just get into it.
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• Our Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is Davontae Sanford who spent more than eight years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.
• Our abolitionist in profile is The Unknown and Anonymous Abolitionist as represented in an 1834 speech given by an anonymous speaker at the Female Minervian Association on the moral and social improvement of freed slaves, encouraging them to assist those who are still enslaved. Published in the Liberator and preserved in the Black Abolitionist Archives.
Expect all of that and more tonight on New Abolitionists Radio

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

New Abolitionists Radio Weekly 7/6/2016

The murder of Alton Sterling, the request by Dillan Roofs attorneys to drop all charges, The 99th “officer of the year” sentenced to 30 years for working with a gun cartel, the national prison labor strike, the attempt by the DOJ to reduce prison numbers instead of prisoners and so much more.
We’ll go through this week’s collection of stories articles and events with an abolitionist perspective.

• Our Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is 43-year-old William Richards who was released from prison on June 21, 2016 and on June 28, 2016, the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office dismissed the charge. He spent 20 years in prison as an innocent man.

• Our abolitionist in profile is Elijah Parish Lovejoy (1802-1837) a native of Albion, Maine, was murdered in Alton, Illinois by a pro-slavery mob on November 7, 1837 while defending his right to promote the abolition of slavery in the United States.

Expect all of that and more tonight on New Abolitionists Radio

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

New Abolitionists Radio Weekly 6/29

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Today is June 29th 2016

In 2015 over 1200 people were Killed By Police but in the land of the forgotten called jails and prisons where there is far less scrutiny, compassion or concern and rarely any cameras, that number of deaths is at least triple every year.

Tonight on New Abolitionists Radio we welcome attorney Hassane A. Muhammad. Founder of Warrior Law and CEO of NOI Lawyers and Law Students.

Hassane A. Muhammad will be discussing the case of Darius Robinson’s death inside a rural Oklahoma lockup which has been ruled a homicide, but no one has been charged with killing him as the prosecutor sits on the tape.

Today 35,000 people went to jail in America. Most for crimes of poverty or nonviolent drug related crimes. The vast majority of them are black and brown US citizens. 14 of those arrested and jailed today will never leave alive and 95% who go from jail to prison will never see a trial. Stay tuned for more.

We’ll go through this week’s collection of stories articles and events with an abolitionist perspective. We’ll discuss CCA and the recent articles from mother jones. One journalist spent 4 months on assignment inside CCA as a prison guard. What he saw and experienced is beyond unacceptable. We also have CCA by the numbers and will break some of those down for you.

Last week we told you about 3 senior NYPD police arrested for corruption. Today it’s the same story with 3 police chiefs in Oakland.

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• Our Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is Malcolm Jabbar Bryant, 42 of BALTIMORE — A man who was has been in prison for about 18 years after he was convicted in the 1998 stabbing death of a 16-year-old girl. He was released last month after new tests showed that DNA on the victim’s T-shirt did not match his.

• Our abolitionist in profile is Mary Ellen Pleasant, (1814-1904. a conductor on the Underground Railroad.

Expect all of that and more tonight on New Abolitionists Radio

Thursday, June 23, 2016

New Abolitionists Radio Weekly 6/22

Tune in for two hours of news, information and commentary related to 21st Century slavery and human trafficking.

Friday, June 3, 2016

New Abolitionists Radio Weekly 6/1

Today is June 1st 2016. The 95th anniversary of the Tulsa Oklahoma massacre and you are tuned into the black talk radio network. 35 blocks housing 1,256 residences were destroyed, about 400 black people lost their lives, over 800 suffered injuries and 10,000 were left homeless. The most prosperous black community in America burned to the ground with attacks by an all-white militia that included dropping bombs from planes on people’s homes, public lynching’s and executions. We thought somebody ought to remember this day and here at new Abolitionist radio we will. • Tonight’s program will off the cuff. Unplanned and organic. Its been an exciting week and we’ll delve into events. Feel free to call in and join us 1-641-715-3660. The access code is 549032# • Our Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is Marvin Lamont Anderson who became the ninety-ninth person in the United States to be exonerated due to post-conviction DNA testing. He was only eighteen years old when he was convicted of robbery, sodomy, abduction, and rape. Anderson was released on parole 15 years later, but it took another four years to be exonerated. • Our abolitionist in profile is William Wilberforce (1759 -1833): The Politician Expect all of that and more tonight on New Abolitionists Radio.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

New Abolitionists Radio Weekly 5/25/2016

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Tonight on New Abolitionists Radio we will be joined by The Rev. Cheryl Rivera of the Northwest Indiana Federation of Interfaith Organizations! Rev. Rivera was one of the leaders in the battle to keep the GEO Group private prison company out of their community.

• A heartbroken Bronx family says their 22-year-old son, who was serving prison time, died and was buried without them ever knowing. NY1's Dean Meminger filed the report we’ll be sharing tonight

• While there’s broad support for sweeping reforms, aptly named Arkansas Republican senator Tom Cotton argues that the United States doesn’t lock up nearly enough of its population and wants more prisons.

• The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that Georgia prosecutors discriminated on the basis of race when they excluded two black prospective jurors from serving in the trial of a black defendant facing the death penalty. This can have large ramifications if we start challenging the tens of thousands of cases where an all-white jury sent black people to prisons.

• In the ongoing organized and simultaneous national prison rebellions the country faces right now we are seeing a pattern of abuse and retribution against prison organizers seeking nothing more than human rights, dignity and an end to prison slavery. They are in the fight of their lives and unless we let their stories be told no one will ever know the life and death struggles they face today. So saying our next story involves three men incarcerated in Massachusetts who were working with a prison reform caucus of state legislators and have been thrown in solitary confinement, in an apparent retaliation against their activism and an attempt to disrupt further communications.

• A story I’d like to cover if time allows is out of NY. Yesterday U.S. District Judge Frederic Block (E.D.N.Y.) issued an extraordinary opinion explaining his decision to impose a non-prison sentence on a young woman convicted of importing cocaine, based on the severe collateral consequences that she faces. While other federal courts have factored collateral consequences into the balancing of factors required by 18 U.S.C. § 3553(a), this is the first time a court has justified its action in such detail. We have the details of his written opinion.

• Our Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is Keith Allen Harward. Keith was released from Nottoway Correctional Facility in Burkeville, VA on Friday, April 8, 2016 after being wrongly convicted of the 1982 slaying of a Newport News man and the rape of his wife.

• Our abolitionist in profile is Stephen Smith, (1795-1873). The chairman of the African American abolitionist organization in Columbia, Pennsylvania

• If you have war stories from the field we want you to call in and give us all updates. Especially regarding the upcoming national prison labor strike on September 9th and the current Alabama prison labor strikes. We want to hear about any divestment efforts also. So call us at 1-641-715-3660. The access code is 549032#

Expect all of that and more tonight on New Abolitionists Radio

Thursday, May 19, 2016

New Abolitionists Radio w/ David Michael

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Tonight on New Abolitionists Radio we'll discuss the National Week of Action Against Incarcerating Youth organized by with guests David Micheal and Ahmad Washington. We'll cover the reasons, motives, statistics and tribulations all involved with incarcerating children for profit. Please view the video below for more information on the exploitation of children by for profit prisons. The Cost Of Living With hosts Max Parthas, John M Coolidge Jr. & Reid Scotty • On tonight’s broadcast we welcome our guest David Michael Chief Executive Officer at Change The World and todays spokesperson for Save the Kids during the 4th annual National Week Against incarcerating the youth. We’ll discuss the movement and the problem of youth incarceration as a whole. The who, what, where, why and how of it all.

• We’ll give you an up to date report on the Alabama prison strikes and the upcoming September 9th national prison strike. This movement is already causing major repercussions. If you are listening now and you have news on those movements call in tonight after the interview. Brother KINETIK JUSTICE conducted an interview on Democracy Now while in solitary confinement for organizing prison labor strikes. The nuances of the entire presentation are mind blowing.

• BRYAN STEVENSON of Alabama is the Founder of the Equal Justice Initiative and recently received an endowment of a million dollars from Google. His work as an abolitionist and human rights activist is stellar. But when asked directly in a public interview if he thought this was slavery he avoided the answer and codified his language. I was sorely disappointed. Such codification leads to marginalization and does not help us end slavery. We’ll let you hear the interview and make your own decisions.

• A tale of two jails and two young deaths. That’s what we have to share tonight. We want to go over some of the problems we create when we decide who is worthy of life and who gets ignored and left to die without any attempts at justice.

• Our Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is Malcolm Bryant who was recently released from prison after DNA evidence cleared him of a 1998 murder conviction." He was serving life in person for a murder he did not commit.

• Our abolitionist in profile is John Mercer Langston (1829-1897). Abolitionist, politician, and attorney.

Expect all of that and more tonight on New Abolitionists Radio

Thursday, May 5, 2016

New Abolitionists Radio Weekly 5/4/2016

New Abolitionists Radio

News, information and cutting commentary on 21st Century Slavery & Human Trafficking from modern day abolitionists.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

New Abolitionists Radio Weekly 4/27


Our last program during National Poetry Month 2016. In honor of that we have a special evening planned. On tonight’s broadcast we’ll be joined by a much revered guest. Internationally celebrated spoken word icon Abiodun Oyewole Original member of the legendary group The Last Poets.

 • Abiodun is a founding member of the American musical spoken word group, The Last Poets. On May 19, 1968, the anniversary of Malcolm X’s birthday, Dun and two others David Nelson and Gylan Kain read poetry in tribute to Malcolm X at a memorial for him, and the group was born. The group’s message, deeply rooted in Black Nationalism, quickly became recognized within the African American community. The Last Poets along with the artist Gil Scott-Heron are credited as having had a profound effect on the development of hip-hop music. In 1970, the Last Poets were signed by jazz producer Alan Douglas and released their first album. This album includes their classic poem Niggers are Scared of Revolution. The Last Poets' spoken word albums preceded politically laced Rhythm and Blues projects, such as Marvin Gaye’s What's Going On, and foreshadowed the work of hard-hitting rap groups like Public Enemy and Dead Prez. After being sentenced to four years in a North Carolina prison for larceny, Oyewole was forced to leave The Last Poets. He served two and half years of his sentence and during that time attended a nearby college where he earned his B.A. degree. He went on to earn his Ph.D. from Columbia University in New York City, where he has served as a faculty member. Oyewole rejoined The Last Poets, during its 1990s resurgence. The Last Poets took part in Lollapalooza in 1994 and released a new album entitled Holy Terror in 1995 and a book called On a Mission: Selected Poetry and a History of the Last Poets in 1996. Oyewole continues to tour various venues giving lectures on poetry and politics. Oyewole lives in New York City.

 • If time allows we plan to cover a few important stories, people and events relevant to the abolitionist’s movement. Hold onto your chair. Tonight will be powerful and poetic in every sense. • Our Rider of the 21st century railroad is Eddie Bolden, who had been imprisoned for 22 years and missed out on many moments with his son Dominique "Dom". Eddie had been wrongfully convicted of killing two men. He was exonerated this year but it wasn't until last week that he had been freed. His release was just in time to be there for Dom's graduation.

 • Our abolitionist in profile comes courtesy of tonight's guest Abiodun Oyewole and is Sojourner Truth, born Isabella ("Bell") Baumfree; c. 1797 – November 26, 1883. An African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist. Truth was born into slavery in Swartekill, Ulster County, New York, but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826. After going to court to recover her son, in 1828 she became the first black woman to win such a case against a white man. 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

New Abolitionists Weekly 4/6/2016

Today is April 6th 2016. National Poetry Month

Exactly 45 years and two days to the day after MLK was shot and killed by James Earl Ray or so they say. He said that in the end we would remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends. That thing on which our continued oppression depends.

• So let’s start from the top. What’s a good cop? The NYPD 12 must be among the best and today we’ll share their story via the News4 I-team who produced the program titled: More NYPD Officers Say There's Proof of Quota-Driven Arrests.

At one point you can hear them clearly say “We are the predators and you are the prey.” When Commissioner Bill Bratton was asked his opinion of these explosive facts he was quoted as saying “Bullshit! Is my response to that.”

• Our next story sounds like it may be about communist China but it’s actually about South Carolina where the 6th amendment is a non-existent right. Legal director of the CR crew SC ACLU Susan Dunn was about done when she said this one about the SC citizen’s plight:

“When you go to a summary court in South Carolina, you find yourself in a judicial netherworld, where the police officer who made the arrest acts as the prosecutor, the judge may not have a law degree, and there are no lawyers in sight,”

• Next on our list of reports for tonight is courtesy of TruthDig and this one is big. On our abolitionist wish list this is major and we #SALUTE your resolution and bravery. Starting Sept. 9, prisoners nationwide will begin a coordinated work strike to protest prison slave labor and modern day slavery.

• That should be enough but there’s more to tell still. Like how Walters Scotts family will be receiving 6.5 mil.

• And how a Maryland judge who is white has been banned from the bench for life over the violence of ordering a Bailiff to stun a black man for speaking when specifically told to be silent.

• And the story of another black body on the Aiken, SC streets told by overseer creeps to get against the car and spread his cheeks while they violated his rights in the ultimate disrespect to him, it is racist hate manifest as state sanctioned rape when you’re performing a roadside search of a black man’s rectum.

• We don’t write them we just select them. There is always more than enough insanity handy. Like a New Orleans man who is facing life in prison right now for stealing $31 worth of candy.

• Speaking of insane, it’s a national shame and that much is clear when you award the most proxy racist self-hating black cop in America “Law Enforcement Leader of the Year.”

• Then, Just like Crispus Attucks was the first casualty effectively during the Boston Massacre on March 5, 1770 at the start of the civil war, so was a homeless schizophrenic named Lester Wallace the first to fall only 9 hours after 3 strikes law was passed on March 8th 1994. The Clintons 1st victims as Wackenhut Correction drones. Story courtesy of Matt Taibbi’s article in the recent Rolling Stone.

• In This week’s Rider Of The 21st Century Underground Railroad segment we salute Brooklyn’s Andre Hatchett who regained his life at 49. He maintained his innocence and would not quit. March 2016 He was exonerated after serving 25 torturous years in prison for a murder he did not commit.

• Our Abolitionist in profile tonight is the little known black abolitionist John S. Jacobs, 1815-1875 Author of the serial narrative entitled: A True Tale of Slavery. From The Leisure Hour: A Family Journal of Instruction and Recreation, February 7, 14, 21, 28, 1861. We’ll honor and remember him by reading a selection of his work.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

New Abolitionists Radio Weekly 3/30/2016

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Today is March 30th 2016

• From the Washington Post. The feds have resumed a controversial program that lets cops take stuff and keep it. The Justice Department has announced that it is resuming a controversial practice that allows local police departments to funnel a large portion of assets seized from citizens into their own coffers under federal law. We’ll get into it shortly.

• NY city raked in a whopping $1.9 billion in fines and fees last year — a 13.3% jump over the last four years, a report released Thursday found. We’ll break down the stats and show you how police quotas combined with racist policing for profit schemes in the big apple amount to legal extortion. At least.

• From the we found “The Rise of 1,000 Small Jails” New analysis shows that the growth in the jail population is happening in unexpected places. An article that explains how growth in the jail population is not driven by the largest counties; it has taken root in a thousand very small ones across the United States.

• The recent article by researchers from the Human Trafficking Center reads: Constitutional Loophole Allows Forced Labor in the U.S. Inside they attest to everything we’ve been telling the world for the past 5 years here on New Abolitionists Radio. After lobbying such groups for years we consider this a major breakthrough.

• In This week’s Rider Of The 21st Century Underground Railroad segment we remember the tragedy of Omar Pouncy. A 28-year-old Flint man who acted as his own attorney at trial, who was wrongfully convicted of carjacking, armed robbery and weapons charges, was released from prison this past Monday.

• Our Abolitionist in profile tonight is Laura Smith Haviland December 1808 - April 1898

Expect all of that and more tonight on New Abolitionists Radio. We invite you to join the conversation by calling us at 1-641-715-3660 ext. 549032#, Press *6 & 1 to que up from the conference line

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

New Abolitionists Radio Weekly 3/23/2016

Tonight’s guest is Sidney Rivers. A neighbor and young brother who helped our family move here after losing our former residence in the South Carolina thousand year flood of 2015. Sidney recently went through an ordeal that really encapsulates everything wrong with our system of justice for sale. Tonight we’ll tell his story and expose systemic corruption in South Carolina..

• A follow up story on the slave rebellion in Alabama’s Holman prison which resulting in several stabbing including the warden has unearthed an issue that needs to be addressed. The habit of hiring personnel to work as prison guards and police over a population that they hate and want dead. A prison guard’s found diary unveils the type of intense animosity inmates at Holman prison deal with in Alabama every day from correctional officers like H. (Howie) Coates.

• And so the truth has emerged in 2016 and shocked the nation. Dan Baum, writing in support of drug legalization at Harper’s, has unleashed a frank 1994 quote from former Nixon policy advisor John Ehrlichman where he admits he invented the War On Drugs to suppress 'Anti-War Left and incarcerate the Black population'. We told you so is an understatement.

• The story of an entire states prison system (Mississippi) being completely corrupted under the management of disgraced and caught commissioner Christopher Epps unveils further ties to private prisons and local business. It is too dirty for words but we’ll try and give you the information as best we can about a state that should have the National Guard called out to protect the people from enslavement and slavers.

• Some friends of our in Minnesota representing the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee interrupted a House hearing on reopening Prairie Correctional Facility. A private prison. Highlighting strong opposition from some legislators and community members who say the state shouldn’t be doing business with Corrections Corporation of America, the prison’s controversial owner. We’ll let you know how it turned out so far. S/O to Stefanie Megan Brown

• Bounty Hunters. Only two nations in the world allow them to exist in their borders. Every other country sees them as slave catchers. Immoral, unethical and illegal. But here in the US it is a multi-billion dollar industry and with abolitionists at work winning battles and opening minds the entire industry is afraid they will go extinct. We’ll talk about it tonight.

• An investigation by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review revealed that federal prosecutors declined to bring charges against police in 96 percent of civil rights violation claims. Refusing to pursue or investigate all but a mere 26 cases nationwide each year.

• Time is tight tonight but we really want to bring you important information on US jails that has recently come out. One way or another we’ll share it with you because you certainly need to know.

• In This week’s Rider Of The 21st Century Underground Railroad segment we remember the tragedy of Darryl Hunt. Founder of the Darryl Hunt Project for Freedom and Justice to help exonerate wrongfully convicted individuals. Darryl began the organization after being wrongly incarcerated for nearly 20 years and eventually exonerated. Last weekend, the 51-year-old advocate was found dead in a friend’s locked pick-up truck with a gun in what police have called a suicide.

• Our Abolitionist in profile tonight is Julia Ward Howe Abolitionist, Poet, Civil Rights Activist, Women's Rights Activist and Songwriter (1819–1910)

Expect all of that and more tonight on New Abolitionists Radio. We invite you to join the conversation by calling us at 1-641-715-3660 ext. 549032#, Press *6 & 1 to que up from the conference line

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

New Abolitionists Radio Weekly 3/16/2016

Tune in for news, information and commentary on 21st Century Slavery & Human Trafficking.

Tonight we will be joined by an abolitionist candidate for US Congress Dimitri Cherny running in the 1st Congressional District in South Carolina. Among the issues he is fighting for is the removal of the slavery exception clause contained in the 13th Amendment. Visit his campaign website at

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

New Abolitionists Radio Weekly 3/9/2016

• Baltimore police are in the news again. This time after one was secretly recorded viciously assaulting a teenager in school. We’ll talk about that and more tonight.

• Passaic County, NJ — A lab technician for the New Jersey State Police’s Office of Forensic Science has ‘retired’ early after being caught falsely identifying a substance as marijuana without conducting the proper tests. Laboratory Technician II Kamalkant Shah of the New Jersey State Police Laboratory (in Little Falls) fraudulent testing, overall, may have affected 7,827 drug cases on which he worked. Fallon also indicated the Little Falls crime lab provides testing for other law enforcement agencies across the state, not just the State Police.

• Taking it even further, In a new paper for the journal Criminal Justice Ethics, Roger Koppl and Meghan Sacks look at how the criminal justice system actually incentivizes wrongful convictions. In their section on state crime labs, they discover some astonishing new information about how many of these labs are funded.

• A north Georgia police chief and an officer have been arrested and accused of arresting people on fake charges and then reducing the charges to collect fines, authorities said Wednesday. Police chief David King, 58, and officer Blake Scheff, 26, of the White Police Department were charged Wednesday with false imprisonment, theft by extortion and violation of oath by a public officer, Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokesman Greg Ramsey said.

• Louisiana is the world capital of incarceration. It locks up more of its citizens than anywhere else on the globe – some 1,341 out of every 100,000 people. Now the Pelican state is in the throes of a crisis that is certain to propel its already astronomical incarceration rate to new heights. Its public defender service, a network of state-funded lawyers that provides legal representation to poor Louisianans, is in meltdown, with most of its district offices set to cancel all new cases or close down entirely by next summer.

• PROVIDENCE, N.H. (March 4, 2016) – Giving citizens a huge tool against corrupt laws and false incarcerations a New Hampshire House committee has approved a bill that would make jury nullification an official aspect of the state legal system.

• This week’s Rider Of The 21st Century Underground Railroad is Vanessa Gathers. A Brooklyn Supreme Court in New York, Vacated her wrongful conviction from a deadly robbery a quarter century ago, Vanessa was exonerated Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 after prosecutors concluded she made a false confession to a detective whose tactics have come under question.

• Our Abolitionist in profile tonight is Matilda Joslyn Gage. 1826 -1898 She and her husband were abolitionists, and their home was reportedly part of the Underground Railroad.

Expect all of that and more tonight on New Abolitionists Radio.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

New Abolitionists Radio Weekly 3/2/2016

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Tune to New Abolitionists Radio for two hours of news and commentary related to 21st Century Slavery and Human Trafficking.

A lawyer says that a Black South Carolina woman died in a jail cell after being deprived of water. Joyce Curnell, 50, died from complications caused by dehydration. This death comes on the heels of a new report on the racist practices of police across South Carolina that has led to huge disparities in arrests.

Also in South Carolina, a police officer has been charged with misconduct in office after defacing a poster in a victim’s garage with a racial slur. The officer had responded to call of a domestic disturbance but could not resist an act of racism before leaving the property.

A criminal defense attorney recently took to twitter and went on an epic admonishment of the criminal justice system and specifically against a cop who lied under oath to frame his 17 yr old client for a traffic violation he did not commit.

Los Angeles County in California is spending more than $233,000 a year to hold each youth in juvenile lockup proving once again that children are huge cash cows in the context of mass incarceration and slavery. If the children are placed into solitary confinement, it costs even more to torture them.

A piece of criminal justice reform legislation awaits action by Congress to eliminate the cash bail system in the federal courts and bars states that use money bail from access to desirable Department of Justice grants to law enforcement. The bill seeks to address a two-tiered system for the poor and those with access to resources.

The Human Toll of Jail is a new platform launched by the Vera Institute of Justice that encourages victims of mass incarceration to share their stories with the public.

A rare collector/dealer recently came upon a memoir written in the 1850s by Austin Reed, a black man who spent most of his life in prison. It's the earliest known prison memoir by an African-American writer, and it has now been published as The Life and the Adventures of a Haunted Convict. The memoir is said to link prisons to plantations before the civil war.

Our abolitionist in profile is Grace Greenwood, Author, Poet, Journalist (1823–1904).

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Abolitionists Radio Weekly 2/17/2016

Today on New Abolitionists Radio we’ll play a clip from MSNBC where our comrade and fellow new abolitionist Muhiyyidin D'baha takes on CEO & President of the National Urban League Marc Morial face to face in a must hear confrontation about modern day slavery and the complicity of the black political establishment in mass incarceration.
• In another clip Attorney General Loretta Lynch threatens a lawsuit in Federal District Court against the city of Ferguson, Missouri alleging a pattern and practice of law enforcement conduct that violates the First, the Fourth and the Fourteenth amendments of the Constitution and Federal Civil Rights Laws. No mentions of the obvious 6th or 8th Amendment violation were made.
• Meanwhile not too far away in Oklahoma a newly released report by the Vera Institute of Justice clearly shows how the stacking of fees, fines and bail amounts have turned the Oklahoma County jail into an overcrowded debtors' prison. Another series of constitutional violations in play.
• Two state lawmakers want to make resisting arrest a felony. They believe it would lower the chance of it happening. But opponents say resisting arrest charges are already dropping—and that the charge is already widely misused.
• Acting as deadly tax collectors and enforcers for corporate interests Seven U.S. Marshals armed with automatic weapons arrested a black Texas man for not paying a $1,500 student loan from three decades ago.
• Caught in a heartbreaking video Large US Manufacturer The Carrier Air Conditioner Company recently gathered all their employees together to inform them that the entire plant was being moved to Mexico. If time allows us to comment on the story we’ll explain what this has to do with modern day slavery. Everything.
This week’s Rider Of The 21st Century Underground Railroad is Daniel Villegas, the Hispanic man who was imprisoned after confessing to a brutal crime that he didn’t commit. Bullied him by police into making a confession. Villegas was only 16 years old at the time and became one of the Clinton’s many wrongly accused “Super Predator” examples. It cost him 20 years of his life.
• Our Abolitionist in profile tonight is Reason, Charles Lewis (1818-1893) A political activist and abolitionist, Reason played a prominent role in the Negro Convention Movement in New York
Expect all of that and more tonight on New Abolitionists Radio.
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

New Abolitionists Radio Weekly 2/3/2016

February 3rd 2016. Our stories include;
• Today we’ll have an interview with Sidney Meyers. A young brother here in South Carolina whose story of abuse and exploitation at the hands of brutal racist and exploitative practices by prison profiteers stands as a window into the world of modern day slavery.
• The Chicago slave catcher who shot and killed 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier, has decided to add insult to injury, by suing the family of his victim. Just after Christmas, Officer Robert Rialmo stated that he plans on filing a lawsuit against the dead teenager’s family, because he says LeGrier somehow “assaulted” him, and thus caused him “emotional distress.”
• More from Chitown, A Chicago Police Department audit reveals that many of the department’s dashboard cameras have been deliberately sabotaged. Last month the CPD found that 80 percent of its 850 dash cams do not record audio, and 12 percent don’t record video either. The CPD has blamed the failures on “operator error or in some cases intentional destruction,” and a close reading of that review by DNAinfo Chicago reveals the extent of the latter. Officers frequently tampered with dash cams, stashing microphones in their glove boxes or pulling out batteries. Some dash cams were found with their antennae deliberately destroyed, and others had had their microphones removed altogether.
• The widow of a disgraced Illinois police officer who staged his suicide to appear he was gunned down in the line of duty by 3 black men, sparking an intensive manhunt, was indicted Wednesday on charges of assisting her husband in siphoning money from a youth program.
• Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is fighting hard to hide from public scrutiny the workings of its contracts with private prison corporations like CCA and GEO. As detailed in Banking on Detention: Local Lockup Quotas and the Immigrant Dragnet, CCR’s June 2015 joint report with Detention Watch Network, ICE’s contracts with private corporations often include a provision guaranteeing minimum payments. Because ICE has already promised to pay the contractors regardless of whether beds are filled, ICE faces pressure and incentives to funnel the people it arrests to privately operated facilities.
• When they kill someone on death row in Missouri a series of envelopes filled with $100 bills is sent out to everyone who assisted in the execution. The drug supplier, gets the most. An envelope filled with $7,178.88 is sent to them in cash. Now despite how despicable this sounds the only concern for the feds is whether or not it’s considered tax evasion. They want to make sure they got their cut or else. If time allows we’ll tell the story.
• This week’s Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is Lawrence William Lee. Lee was convicted and sentenced to death. After reviewing prosecutorial misconduct and intentional evidence suppression, on, February 19, 2015, Wayne County, GA, Superior Court dropped the charges against Lee and he was freed.
• Our Abolitionist in profile tonight is Samuel Sharpe better known as Sam Sharpe who is one of Jamaica’s National Heroes, He was born in the parish of St James in 1801 and died May 23, 1832, a well-educated man who led the slave rebellion in 1831.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

New Abolitionists Radio Weekly 1/27/2016

January 27th 2016. Our stories include;
• A bipartisan task force created by Congress issued what they are labeling as “an urgent call to action” Tuesday to overhaul the nation’s federal prisons and reduce the number of U.S. inmates by 60,000 over the next decade. It’s a smack in the face to everything we know.
• Using Kalief Browder’s story as an example President Obama wrote a lengthy Op-Ed in the Washington Post on limiting the practice of placing juveniles in solitary confinement. This comes in concert with a new ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court on life sentences. We’ll offer our perspectives as abolitionists
• According to the Miami Herald, the death of Darren Rainey, 50, in 2012 was attributed to complications stemming from schizophrenia, heart disease and “confinement” in the shower where he was placed as punishment for defecating in his cell and then refusing to clean it up. In other words. It was an accident that they locked him in a scalding shower until his skin fell off and it killed him. Effectively fulfilling George Mallinckrodt’s book on “Getting Away With Murder”
• A disturbing yet incredibly revealing video was uploaded to YouTube yesterday which shows a Kennewick police officer admit to a slew of misdeeds. His admissions to teenagers is all caught on tape as he explains criminal and unconstitutional police quotas. In other words he tells you he’s a slave catcher.
• Louisiana, ‘Prison Capital’ Of The World, Hosts Biggest US Prison Convention. Yea that is the headlines. We’ll go into it tonight along with sharing a chart that will show you how Private Companies Profit from Almost Every Function of America’s Criminal Justice System
• This week’s Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is Alan Newton, who spent 22 years behind bars for a rape he didn’t commit.
• Our Abolitionist in profile tonight is Nat Turner (1800–1831)
The subject of the new film ‘Birth Of A Nation.’

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

→ New Abolitionists Radio Weekly 1/20/2016

 January 20th 2015. Our stories include;

• The Delaware House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed Thursday a resolution apologizing for the state's role in slavery. The resolution "acknowledges the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery and Jim Crow," and "apologize, on behalf of the people of Delaware, for the State's role in slavery and the wrongs committed against African-Americans and their ancestors who suffered under slavery and Jim Crow." Notice how everything is presented as past tense. Tonight we offer a response from the abolitionists.

• Last year author Rick McDaniel posted a blog about his first experience to seeing the 13th amendment exception clause. Thanks to Scotty Reid I was able to read it and what I found was troubling. I’ll share it with you in a few.

• The world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books and a leader in print and digital educational materials for pre-K to grade 12 came under fire recently for the children’s book titled “A Birthday Cake for George Washington” which was released on January 5, 2016 after it was criticized for being “highly problematic”. We’ll tell you why it was problematic, who made it and what the final outcome of this books shelf life became.

• On the heels of an I-Team report last week, the head of law enforcement in North Carolina was sharply critical of a program incentivizing parole officers to put offenders back in jail using what's referred to as "quick dip confinement." To put it bluntly. They offered a pizza party to whichever officer could send the most people back to jail for probation violation. Yea… its sick.

• If we have time we want to tell you how Flint is still pumping poisoned water into their jails and also about The US Supreme Court decision which rejected a bid by three of the world’s biggest food producers to throw out a lawsuit holding them accountable in a landmark child slavery case.

• I’m still severely hampered with internet connection so please bear with us as we temporarily postpone tonight’s America Is #Ferguson report.

• This week’s Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is Kash Delano Register, who won his freedom in 2013 after lawyers and students from Loyola Law School cast doubt on the testimony of a key prosecution witness. Register, who has always maintained his innocence, spent 34 years in custody after being convicted of the 1979 armed robbery and murder of Jack Sasson, 78.

• Our Abolitionist in profile tonight is Abolitionist, Poet and orator Frances E.W. Harper, (1825–1911).

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

New Abolitionists Radio Weekly 1/13/2016

Tune in for two hours of news, information and commentary related to 21st Century Slavery & Human Trafficking. January 13th 2015. Our stories include; • Canada has rejected the application of Kyle Lydell Canty who applied for refugee status on the grounds he was facing police racism and brutality in the United States. How is this important to the abolitionist movement? We’ll discuss it. • The Governor of Maine recently showed his true colors by a demeaning and racist statement he made which was caught on video. You’ve to hear this and we’re here to share it tonight so you can. • You might not have heard it so we’re here to remind you that last December a former New York City narcotics detective, Stephen Anderson, testified in court that the NYPD routinely plants drugs on innocent people. He described this as a “common practice,” a “quick and easy” way for officers to reach arrest quotas. The practice is known among NYPD cops as “flaking.” • You can’t hide from the truth and you can’t avoid the facts. We’ve got them here now in bold letters like truth should be. THE ULTIMATE WHITE PRIVILEGE STATISTICS & DATA POST by J.B.W. Tucker • With all the hoopla and white privilege being flung around while claiming to be the white male Rosa Parks, we’re just going to go ahead and drop the knowledge and the truth. Oregon Is #Ferguson • This week’s Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is A man who spent nearly a decade in prison for murder and as of Septemeber 2015 tasted freedom for the first time in nine years. Bobby Johnson, 25, had his conviction set aside and he was released into freedom. Johnson was sentenced to 38 years in prison for the 2006 murder of 70-year-old Herbert “Pete” Fields. • Our Abolitionist in profile tonight is Rev. Samuel Ringgold Ward (1817 – 1866) A Black abolitionist and minister.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

New Abolitionists Radio Weekly 1/6/2016

January 6th 2015. Our stories include…
• The Ohio town of Arlington Heights has disbanded their entire police departmentfollowing an investigation that showed funds from tickets issued by cops in the town’s notorious speed trap were being embezzled by city workers.
• Calling former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager a threat to the community, leaders of four groups called on Solicitor Scarlett Wilson to appeal his bail and demanded Police Chief Eddie Driggers be fired. Slager was released yesterday after providing $50,000 on a $500,000 cash bond. Standing front and center representing Charleston Black Lives Matter and the New Abolitionists was our brother Muhiyyidin D’baha
• Chicago city lawyer ‘intentionally hid evidence’ that two police officers did NOT suspect Darius Pinex of a crime before they shot him dead in 201.
We’re a little out of order and we had to postpone it last week, but tonight we drop the bomb in our America Is #Ferguson series. Ohio Is #Ferguson
• This week’s Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is George Junius Stinney Jr. Seventy years after South Carolina executed a 14-year-old boy so small he sat on a book in the electric chair, in December of 2014 a circuit court judge threw out his murder conviction.
• Our Abolitionist in profile tonight is Ottobah Cugoano (1757- after 1791): Cugoano was a formerly enslaved African who advocated freedom by any means necessary including the use of violence.