We take a look at and discuss the act of kindness shown by Judge Tammy Kemp and Brandt Jean to Amber Guyger in the court room. This act shows us that the court room doesn't have to be a place of hostility. It can be a place of understanding. In addition, we highlight the caring acts of other judges around the country.
We talk about the lack of care and concern for veterans in our country. Everywhere you look there are people who have risked their lives for the United States, and they have no place to stay and no food to eat. Why does our government allow those who sacrificed so much to be homeless and starving?
We take a look back to one of the greatest tragedies that fell upon our nation. As the terror struck our country, we came together as a nation to support each other during and after this devastating attack. Take a moment to remember those who lost their lives, those who sacrificed their lives, and those who survived to tell their stories of that day.
Our hosts discuss the times that officers of the criminal justice system have crossed the line with their use of force. How many lives could have been spared if an officer had not panicked or overreacted to a certain situation?
We are joined by family members of De'Von Bailey who was recently shot and killed in Colorado Springs, Colorado by local police officers. They're here to speak out on behalf of De'Von and to advocate against the abuse of force and police brutality in our local community.
After explicitly discussing the type of service desired and expected, Fisk failed to complete any service that had been paid for. For the cost of approximately $1500 per month for pruning of shrubs, bushes, and hedges; flower bed weed removal and deadheading; removal of debris and dead/withering vegetation. A payment of $1775 had been made for sprinkler maintenance and repair; Fisk had not performed any of the before-mentioned services. Payments had been made for April, May, and June 2019. As of July 4, 2019, no trimming or pruning of hedges, shrubs, or bushes had been performed.
Flower beds were not weeded, and grass had grown into the flower beds. Sprinkler system was not setup/serviced to support proper growth and coverage in flower beds and subsequently, flooding of the backyard occurred because of sprinkler disrepair. After 4 tries, Fisk was unable to eradicate this problem and another contractor had to be paid $1500 to fix the system that Fisk had already been paid to complete. Laso, due to the flooding, sod had to be replaced for an additional $600. Flowers installed into flower beds were not the flowers agreed to when the contract was compiled with Jacob Stankich, and Rick Hobb. Concrete color and texture is not the correct color and texture according to what was agreed to with Rick Hobb. There was no sample concrete viewing prior to pour, which is their standard process. Rick Hobb, in the presence of Jacob Stankich, agreed that because the job had not been performed according to what was agreed upon, the remaining balance for the concrete installation would be negated and Fisk would attempt to correct the problems that exist. When a business fails to provide the agreed upon service and installs the incorrect product, the only proper course of action would be a full refund to the customer. Instead Fisk sends a letter with a balance due from the customer. This is an inconceivable response on the part of Fisk Lawnscapes.
Our hosts discuss the dark side of Robert Mueller and the injustices committed during his career. They also take an in-depth look at Congressman Louie Gohmert's article, Robert Mueller: Unmasked.
Deceased FCI Inmate - Michael Andersen
Michael Andrew "Andy" Andersen, 44, died unexpectedly Sept. 7, 2015 in Florence, Colorado. He was born March 25, 1971, in Moscow, Idaho. He resided in Cheyenne, Wyoming, since 1991. He was a carpenter and built many houses in the Cheyenne area. He loved the outdoors and spent many hours hunting and fishing. He enjoyed hiking and exploring, hunting wild mushrooms and arrowheads. He is survived by his wife, Samantha Andersen, and son, Trevor Andersen, both of Cheyenne; two daughters, Desere Koster of West Virginia and Raevyn Koster of Spokane, Washington.; three grandchildren, Killian Koster, Madison and Brantley Rector, all of West Virginia; a brother, Gregory Andersen, father, Terry Andersen, and mother, Billie Andersen, all of Cheyenne; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Organizer/Writer - Elizabeth Mack
Elizabeth Mack is organizer and writer for the We Are Them Project, a grassroots, community-based campaign she and volunteers across the US created to support and spread awareness about the Central American asylum seekers. Elizabeth also provides copywriting and PR services to startups, small businesses, and solopreneurs.
Democratic Candidate - Qasim Rashid
Qasim believes in service, leadership, and compassion. He is an immigrant, a proud American Muslim, and above all a devoted father and husband. Qasim is a Virginian, where he and his wife Ayesha are raising their three beautiful children. Qasim earned his law degree from the University of Richmond School of Law and has a long track record of serving diverse communities in Virginia. This includes his work to combat domestic and sexual violence against women, uplift the incarcerated through prison chaplaincy, serve his neighbors through blood drives and highway cleanups, and advocate for children’s education. As Senator, Qasim will work to protect the rights of immigrants while ensuring a documented legal path to citizenship, like what was advocated by both Presidents Reagan and Bush.
Our hosts continue to discuss the wrongful convictions of The Central Park Five. Additionally, it is discussed how celebrities who have a platform to fight against injustice decide to do nothing and waste their potential to make changes to the system. For what reasons we ask?
Editor - Joe Gray
Madison (Joe) Gray is a contributing editor with theGrio.com. He has written on various criminal and social justice issues for years, including the Central Park Five case. His work has been published by several news organizations including TIME Magazine, the Associated Press, and Ebony, where he also led its digital editorial team.
Our hosts continue to highlight ongoing struggles against "the system" and what happens when justice miscarries against our American citizens by the hands of United States' Politicians, like Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado.