Wednesday, March 30, 2016

New Abolitionists Radio Weekly 3/30/2016

New Slaves

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

New Abolitionists Radio

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).