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Meet First Recipient of the H. Lee Sarokin Gavel Award!!
Presented by A Just Cause
Judge H. Lee Sarokin served on the United States District Court (New Jersey), appointed by President Carter, and the United States Court of Appeals (3rd Cir.) appointed by President Clinton. He retired in 1996 after 17 years on the federal bench and now resides in Rancho Santa Fe, California.
In 1985, Sarokin famously overturned the 1967 triple murder conviction of former middleweight boxer Rubin Carter resulting in Carter's release. Sarokin ruled that Carter had not received a fair trial as the prosecution had been based on 'racism rather than reason' and 'concealment rather than disclosure'.
Judge Sarokin has taken an interest in the IRP6 wrongful convictions case and posted a five-part series in the Huffington Post, in which he is an ongoing contributor:
"If a scam, would you single out law enforcement agencies as your sole customers?"
"The Case of the Missing Transcript,” “The Missing Transcript Case Becomes More Curious – Part II”, “The Case of the Missing Transcript Solved – Part III”, "The Case of the Missing Transcript Becomes Stranger Yet - Part IV", and "The Case of the Missing Transcript Faces Another Defeat - Part V."
Judge Sarokin says, Court of Appeal had enough evidence to conclude that IRP6's rights were indeed violated and the court should either reverse or remand for a new trial or dismiss.
Judge H. Lee Sarokin volunteered 2.5 years of his time and service to thoroughly investigate the wrongful convictions of the IRP6. After his findings of 'No Criminal Intent' was demonstrated by the IRP6, he hasn't stopped advocating for their freedom and release from federal prison.
In honor of his ongoing efforts, the H. Lee Sarokin Gavel of Honor Award was created by a non-profit advocacy organization, called A Just Cause. This award recognizes individuals, who possess the qualities of the good Samaritan, crying out against injustice and abuse wherever found, and making extraordinary personal sacrifices to advance the cause of justice for their fellow man and humanity, as a whole.
Appropriately, the first H. Lee Sarokin Gavel of Honor Award recipient was its namesake, the Honorable H. Lee Sarokin, federal judge, good Samaritan, and fierce protector of every human's constitutional rights. He is a true hero!
AJC Radio Says Thank You to Congresswoman Val Demings!!
Special Thanks for the Exclusive Interview on this week's Spotlight on Capitol Hill Series
Congresswoman Val Demings (Democrat - Florida) was featured on AJC Radio with an exclusive interview for the Spotlight on Capitol Hill segment during the January 17, 2019 show, which highlighted her life accomplishments and ongoing legislation.
Many thanks for allowing AJC Radio to feature your life, initiatives and legislation on the Spotlight on Capitol Hill segment!
To listen to the archive: Congresswoman Demings' Spotlight on Capitol Hill
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Representatives of A Just Cause Visit Our Nation's Capitol!!
Advocacy Group, A Just Cause Meets with Member of Congress in Washington DC
As an advocacy group, A Just Cause often visits the Washington, DC to meet with Congressional representatives to discuss important cases, the issues and legislative changes that need to occur with respect to the criminal justice system.
The early January 2019 was no different as our team met with multiple members of Congress to bring awareness to and advocate for changes in the criminal justice system.
Pictured right is a photo of Congresswoman Val Deming with AJCs Executive Director, Lamont Banks, following a meeting in January 2019
AJC Radio Campaigns for those Behind the Wall!!
Featured Guests will highlight the Horrors & Terrors of Abuse in US Prisons!
AJC Radio will be covering the terrible abuses behind the wall with increased emphasis. The voices of prisoners may be minimized by most, but they are not voiceless. AJC Radio will speak to the murders by correctional officers, horrible beatings, killings, rapings, and continued abuse prisoners face every day in the American prison system!
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In Case You Missed It!!
AJC Radio Tribute: Honoring the Life, Legacy and Contributions of the Honorable H. Lee Sarokin!!
A Retired U.S. District (NJ) and Court of Appeals (3rd Circuit) Judge with a Distinguished Career as a Civil Rights Champion
"Today is a sad day for me and certainly for the defendants and their families in the IRP6 Colorado case...I still cannot shake my belief that an injustice has occurred in respect to their guilt.
...Although all of the legal arguments have been neatly sewn up and put aside, I cannot help but believe that the fabric of justice has been frayed in the process." Excerpt from Part 5
The Honorable H. Lee Sarokin Speaks on the IRP5 - 'The Case of the Missing Transcript' Series
A Just Cause Highlights the Raw Truth on a Critical Case
Developments on the Case of the IRP5
Tune into AJC Radio's three part series, 'Fantasies and Lies in the IRP5 Case'
Read the raw, unedited truth of the latest, unbelievable developments in A Just Cause's flagship case...
- Maligned Denver Federal Judge Shortens IRP5 Defendant's Sentence Based on Fantastic Lies
- Colorado Federal Judge Accused of Slandering Colorado Springs Pastor, Church and Religion from the Bench, Says Advocacy Group A Just Cause
Huffington Post Highlights the IRP5 Story & the Injustice of the Case!!
From the Blog of The Honorable H. Lee Sarokin, The Huffington Post
The Honorable H. Lee Sarokin, retired Federal Appellate judge continues his advocacy and support for the wrongfully convicted men, known as the IRP5. His recent blog post, 'A Company Small Enough To Prosecute', at The Huffington Post. In a recent article online at The Washington Post entitled, 'Judge who Freed ‘Hurricane’ Carter Now Helping Six Imprisoned Men, but Only Obama Can Save Them', Tom Jackman details the meticulous investigation and ground breaking conclusions of Judge Sarokin, who became convinced the innocence of the IRP6. Judge Sarokin didn't stop at proclamations, he wrote a series on the Huffington Post Crime Blog about the IRP5 case, authored a play, called 'The Race Card Face Up', and ultimately a letter on behalf of the IRP5 to President Obama pushing for their clemency, something Judge Sarokin had never done in sixty years as a lawyer or judge.
Capitol Hill Guests
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Spotlight Encore Series
US House of Representatives, Senators, & Staffers weigh in on the issues...
The Spotlight series is taking a new twist at AJC Radio! Tune in to hear the best highlights from the Spotlight series as members of Congress discuss the issues that concern them the most and the path forward. You'll hear about major initiatives that are in progress and upcoming events on the Hill. Join us, tune in every Thursday night at 8 pm (Eastern) / 6 pm (Mountain).
IRP5: The Case of the Missing Transcript!!
Former Appelate Judge H. Lee Sarokin in a 5-part series at Huffington Post...
"...The government proved that the defendants incurred debts and did not pay them, but it failed to prove that they did not intend to pay them when incurred, because that was not their true intention. Now, although all of the legal arguments have been neatly sewn up and put aside, I cannot help but believe that the fabric of justice has been frayed in the process."
AJC Supports an Office of Ombudsman
Guest Howell Woltz shares his story & advantages of Ombudsman...
An Office of the Ombudsman will make our judiciary and law enforcement accountable for their actions. It will provide recourse for people whose rights have been violated. Join AJC supporters and sign up!