Tonight, our Hosts continue discussing how Federal Judge Christine Arguello, United States District Court Judge for District of Colorado and Officer of the Court, Attorney Patrice Collins of Collins & Collins, LLC conspired to bring injustice in the IRP6 case. Listen and hear the unbelievable details of what has transpired in this case!
Former Judge - Joe Brown
Judge Joe Brown graduated with a bachelor's degree in political science and in 1973 a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree at UCLA. After graduation, he relocated to Tennessee and in time worked his way up to become the first black prosecutor in Memphis history and director of the Memphis Public Defender's Office. Following a 12-year tenure as an attorney in private practice, Brown received an appointment to Judge of Division 9 of the Shelby County State Criminal Courts in Tennessee, in 1990. Nearly a decade later, Executive Producer John Terenzio tapped Brown to headline the syndicated Judge Joe Brown, which began its run in 1998 and ran through the 2012-13 television season for a total of fifteen seasons.
Judge - James DeLeon III
Judge DeLeon is a Philadelphia Municipal Court judge who has served as supervising judge of the criminal division and past chairman of the security committee for the Juanita Kidd Stout Criminal Justice Center. He’s also an instructor of paralegal studies, a member of the U.S. Coast Guard, a former officer in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, a former litigator in the U.S. Court of International Trade, U.S. Court of Military Appeals, and the U.S. Army Court of Review. His “Operation Fresh Start” project is a pardon and expungement diversion program. This project focuses on recidivism and removes the criminal blemish so they can get on with their lives after they’ve served their time or completed their parole or probation and stopped committing crimes.
Judge - Arthur L. Hunter
Judge Arthur L. Hunter initially he had a civil private practice handling police brutality cases and representing police officers on personal matters. Hunter was first elected to the bench in 1996. Eight years ago he and fellow jurist Laurie A. White founded the Orleans Re-entry Court Workforce Development Program. The program uses life-sentence inmates in Louisiana State Penitentiary (known more notoriously as Angola prison) who teach GED classes providing job training in trades that offer good wages and life skills to other inmates serving shorter sentences. The program now functions in re-entry courts in 10 Louisiana parishes.
Tonight, our Hosts will be discussing how Federal Judge Christine Arguello, United States District Court Judge for District of Colorado and Officer of the Court, Attorney Patrice Collins of Collins & Collins, LLC conspired to bring injustice in the IRP6 case. Listen and hear the unbelievable details of what has transpired in this case!
Mother Against Bullying - Ebonie Robinson
Ebonie is a mother against bullying. Her 7 year old daughter, Avaiyah, was bullied at both Lancaster Public School and Lancaster Boys & Girls Club because of her weight. The children at Avaiyah’s elementary school make fun of her everyday. They even put her book bag in the toilet. The Boys & Girls Club refused to allow her to play sports like kick ball because she was too slow with interacting. The bullying has made Avaiyah depressed, and she made comments to her mother about suicide. Ebonie has reported the abuse to the school, but they haven’t done anything as of yet.
Professor of Sociology/Criminal Justice - Jessie Klein
Jessie Klein, PHD, MSW, M.Ed. is an Associate Professor of Sociology/Criminal Justice at Adelphi University. She is the Founder and Director of Creating Compassionate Communities (CCC). Over the last two decades, she has led and administered high school guidance programs. In addition, she has served as a supervisor, school social worker, college adviser, social studies teacher, substance abuse prevention counselor and conflict resolution coordinator. Jessie also worked as a social work professor. Her writing appears in scholarly journals, as well as popular media. She hopes to help schools build compassionate communities leading to more peaceful and productive educational environments.
Counselor - Michelle Maliniak
Michelle Maliniak has a Masters in Counseling, from the University of Phoenix and is a Nationally Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor. Michelle is also the Founder of Support Women in Uniform. She provides a free initial 30 minute session to all clients, so that she can ensure they make a good team to start healing work. Her services are directed towards: Work, relationship and family stress; Life's transitions, losses and challenges; Post-Traumatic Stress and anger issues; Physical, emotional, and substance abuse and addiction issues; Sexuality, gender and women's issues; Bullying and discrimination.
Congresswoman - Robin Kelly
Congresswoman Robin Kelly has dedicated her career to public service as an advocate for Illinois families. Since being elected to serve the 2nd Congressional District in 2013, she has worked to expand economic opportunity, community wellness, and public safety across the state, championing numerous initiatives to generate job growth, reduce health disparities, and end gun violence. Congresswoman Kelly is a Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (the main investigative body of the House) and serves as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Information Technology, where she has focused her efforts on improving cyber-security, strengthening IT-infrastructure, and encouraging new and emerging technologies.
Professor of Sociology - Joe R. Feagin
Professor Feagin began graduate work at Harvard University in social relations (sociology). After completing his Ph.D. degree in 1966, he became an assistant professor at the University of California in Riverside. Four years later, he accepted an associate professor position at University of Texas where he taught for twenty years. He also served as Scholar-in-Residence at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. In 2004, he came to Texas A&M as the Ella C. McFadden professor in sociology. Over the years, he has done research work on a variety of racism and sexism issues. His book, written with Harlan Hahn, Ghetto Revolts, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and Living with Racism and White Racism have both won the Gustavus Myers Center’s Outstanding Human Rights Book Award.
Founder of B.L.A.C.K./Activist - LaTonya Goldsby
LaTonya Nicole Goldsby found herself advocating, organizing, and fighting for justice after the murder of her 12 year old cousin (Tamir Rice) at the hands of two Cleveland police officers. For the past three and a half years she has taking on the roll as an outspoken activist and community organizer deeply rooted in seeking changes in the way that local police departments treat and interact with the black community and unarmed civilians. Through her activism and community organizing, she helped build the Black Lives Matter Cleveland Chapter. LaTonya is the CEO/Founder of Black Leaders Across Cleveland Kinnected which is an organization designed to unite people of all nationalities in the Greater Cleveland Area and around the World.
Congresswoman - Bonnie Watson Coleman
Bonnie Watson Coleman, a long-time and influential advocate for the people of New Jersey, is currently serving her sophomore term in the United States Congress. Prior to her election as Representative for New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District, Watson Coleman served eight consecutive terms in the New Jersey General Assembly. The daughter of legendary state legislator John S. Watson, Watson Coleman has continued a family legacy of public service fighting for women, economically and socially disadvantaged populations, and other vulnerable groups in our society. Her election to the House of Representatives makes her the first Black woman to represent New Jersey in Congress.
Former VP of Human Resources - Tanique Wright
Tanique Wright, a Vice President at Professional Bull Riders (PBR) in Pueblo, Colorado, whose parent company is William Morris Endeavor, (WME), was recently fired after speaking out regarding unfair treatment and pay disparities at the company. Wright is pursuing a lawsuit against the company and has received a right-to-sue letter from the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) after raising irrefutable evidence of gender pay discrimination. By her account, Wright endured a hostile work environment of racism and humiliation but continue to do her job as a dutiful employee. She just wants WME & PBR to make things right.
Congressman - Gregory Meeks
From public housing to the nation’s Capital, Gregory Weldon Meeks has lived a true American success story. Known for his compassionate and tenacious representation of his constituents, and his coalition-building skills, Meeks proudly serves the constituents of New York’s Fifth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is known for being an effective, principled, and common sense leader. Congressman Meeks is also a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Meeks is a multilateralist with decades of experience in foreign policy. He believes that the United States should build coalitions around our interests and work with other countries to build a stable and prosperous future.
Professor - Howard Karger
Howard Karger, Ph.D, is Professor at Hawai’i Pacific University. He was formerly Chairperson, Department of Family Studies and Social Work, Miami University, Head of the School of Social Work and Human Services, The University of Queensland, and PhD director, University of Houston. He is a three-time Fulbright Scholar and has published widely in national and international journals. Karger started his social work education career in 1979 at the College of Saint Benedict in Minnesota. He is a co-author of The Politics of Child Abuse in America in which the authors argue that child abuse must be viewed as a public safety problem, and that children must have the same legal protection as physically and sexually abused women.
Congresswoman - Maxine Waters
Congresswoman Maxine Waters is considered by many to be one of the most powerful women in American politics today. She has gained a reputation as a fearless and outspoken advocate for women, children, people of color and the poor. Congresswoman Waters serves as the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services. An integral member of Congressional Democratic Leadership, Congresswoman Waters serves as a member of the Steering & Policy Committee. She is also a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and member and past chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. As a national Democratic Party leader, Congresswoman Waters has long been highly visible in Democratic Party politics and has served on the Democratic National Committee (DNC) since 1980.
Semi-Retired Federal Trial Judge & Sr. Jurist - Frederic Block
Frederic Block was appointed United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York on September 29, 1994, and entered duty on October 31, 1994. He assumed senior status on September 1, 2005. During his twenty-three years on the bench, Judge Block has presided over a number of high-profile cases, including the trials of former Bear Stearns hedge fund managers Ralph Cioffi and Matthew Tannin, Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff, Peter Gotti, Lemrick Nelson, and nightclub magnate Peter Gatien. He regularly sits by designation on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Judge Block has authored two books - Race to Judgment & Disrobed: An Inside Look at the Life and Work of a Federal Trial Judge.
Retired Lower Court Judge - Donna Hamm
Donna Hamm, a retired lower court judge is the Founder and Executive Director of Middle Ground Prison Reform, an all-volunteer non-profit organization, officially formed in 1983. Donna is an international speaker on the issues of prison and jail reform. She is frequently a guest speaker/presenter at civic and community groups and to college and university classes throughout Arizona. She has appeared on CBS "60 Minutes," The Bill Moyers Program, numerous PBS specials, and is regularly contacted by the Associated Press and other print and electronic media organizations for her views on prison-related issues.
Retired Superior Court Judge - Michael Heavey
Judge Michael (Mike) Heavey served 14 years as a Washington state law-maker and over 12 years as a Judge on the King County Superior Court. He has presided over hundreds of criminal and civil cases. But it is his work as a volunteer championing the innocence of Seattle neighbor Amanda Knox and her Italian co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito that inspired Judge Heavey to get involved in the study of wrongful convictions in the U.S. and around the world. Since retiring from the bench in early 2013, Judge Heavey has become a champion for the rights of those wrongfully convicted, and in 2013 founded Judges For Justice, a non-profit organization committed to providing judicial analysis of cases of alleged innocence.
Former Judge/Attorney at Law - Charles Baird
A former judge on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and the 299th Criminal District Court in Travis County, Charles (Charlie) Baird earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas and his juris doctorate from South Texas College of Law in Houston in December, 1980. He earned a Master of Law in Judicial Process from the University of Virginia in 1995. While on the Court, Baird consistently wrote more opinions each year than any other judge on the court, and pushed the majority to address specific points of law through the crafting of strong and detailed opinions.
Congresswoman - Barbara Lee
In 1998, Congresswoman Barbara Lee was elected to serve California’s 9th congressional district (now the 13th) in a special election. Congresswoman Lee has long advocated for legislative action to end poverty. In 2007, she worked with a diverse coalition of Members to create the Out of Poverty Caucus. In 2013, she became chair of the Democratic Whip Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality and Opportunity. As chair, she leads more than 100 Members of Congress in crafting and advancing legislation to lift millions of American families out of poverty and into the middle class. Currently, Congresswoman Lee serves on the Budget Committee and the powerful Appropriations Committee, which oversees all federal government spending.
Author/Ex-Correctional Officer & Prison Inspector - Gary York
Gary York served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged at the rank of Staff Sergeant from the Military Police Corps. After discharge, he began a career with the Department of Corrections as a Correctional Officer. He was promoted to Senior Prison Inspector where for the next twelve years he conducted Criminal, Civil and Administrative investigations in many state Prisons. Gary has conducted hundreds of investigations in the prison system regarding numerous crimes that occur in our prison system. Cases that are not known to the public, but are public record. Gary has written a couple of books: Corruption Behind Bars and Inside The Inner Circle.
Congresswoman - Karen Bass
Congressmember Karen Bass was re-elected to her fourth term representing the 37th Congressional District in November 2016. Congressmember Bass serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs where she is Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations. As a member of the House Judiciary Committee, Congressmember Bass is also working to craft sound criminal justice reforms as well as protect intellectual property right infringements that threaten the economic health of the 37th District. Congressmember Bass is also playing a leadership role in the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), where she serves as 2nd Vice-Chair for the 115th Congress.
Our hosts will be discussing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) tragedy and fighting for the Dreamers to remain in America.
Congressman - James Sensenbrenner
F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (Jim) represents the Fifth Congressional District of Wisconsin, which includes parts of Milwaukee, Dodge, and Waukesha counties, and all of Washington and Jefferson counties. After serving ten years in the Wisconsin State Legislature, Jim ran for the United States House of Representatives and was elected in November, 1978. Jim currently serves on the House Committees on the Judiciary and Foreign Affairs. He is the chairman of the Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Subcommittee and a member of the Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee, as well as the Foreign Affairs Subcommittees of Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats and Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations.
Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor - Robert H. Frank
Robert H. Frank is the Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management and Professor of Economics at Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Management and a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos. For more than a decade, his “Economic View” column appeared monthly in The New York Times. He received his B.S. in mathematics from Georgia Tech, then taught math and science for two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in rural Nepal. He holds an M.A. in statistics and a Ph.D. in economics, both from the University of California at Berkeley. His papers have appeared in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, and other leading professional journals.