Welcome to Episode 93 of Registry Matters. Larry has selected the batch of articles for this week. We start off with an article about a prosecutor who is doing a bait and switch on progressive ideals; An accused should have the presumption of innocence until due process, regardless of “high achieving”; Our justice system is […]
Episode 92 has us speaking about three significant decisions that impact the registrant community. We slice and dice them to get the most complete understanding of the decisions. Philly DA Krasner has found many that are serving long prison sentences are innocent; Homeless man beaten to death for resembling someone on the registry; The Terror […]
Welcome to Episode 91 of Registry Matters. After a 1 day delay for some technical challenges (we deeply apologize for the tardiness) we bring you an excellent episode. Our breaking news is the Maryland Court of Appeals (think Supreme Court of MD) gives us a decision to discuss regarding teen-sexting. Brenda Jones, the Executive Director […]
RM90 comes online this week with a disturbing due process violation in which Virginia is going to try to civilly commit Galen Baughman. Ashley Cloud, the staff attorney for Liberty and Justice Coalition, joins us for a discussion about Galen’s situation. She then walks us through a newly signed bill in New York. Ashley leaves […]
What an extravaganza of good news tonight! We have three decisions that weigh heavily in our favor. The 10th Circuit making blanket restrictions on Internet usage. Derek Logue’s battle in Florida with a state senator is a slam dunk in the favor of 1st Amendment. Then a fantastic decision out of North Carolina regarding lifetime […]
We roll into episode 88 just hours after news of Jeffrey Epstein is found dead in his cell. That is obviously our breaking news segment for the night. We are delighted to be joined by Mike, a long time patron out of New Jersey who gives us a great deal of inspiration and insight into […]
On the first episode in August, we have a range of topic that we move through starting with registrants in Colorado are forced into low-income neighborhoods and poverty; People have biases that affects the outcome on juries; Man spends a night in jail for skipping a $2.75 fee; Man in prison is beaten and drowned […]
We are joined this week by Ashley Cloud, who is the is the staff attorney for Liberty & Justice Coalition, the New Mexico affiliate of NARSOL We three take another swing at Gundy. Then we move over to Snider v Indiana, a huge victory handled down by a federal judge in Indiana a couple of weeks ago. We talk with Ashley about the new position she holds and what cases New Mexico is going to work on.
Our articles tonight first covers putting ankle monitors on people, with no rhyme or reason; Statute of limitations is over in Illinois. Over; An article from the Huffington post with a shocking title, with awesome content – The SO laws DO NOT make kids safer; How peremptory strikes are a misused tool by prosecutors; Scalia called Stevens arrogant, but it was evolved; Teen tazed by officer has brain damage four years later; The Feds are going to start executing people again for the first time in nearly 20 years; Over 20 academics in Philly call into question the reporting of increased crime; 25 Families of registered citizens file suit challenging the registry – This is VERY COOL!
After a week break, we return with a mountain of information to go over. We have a small update on the situation in Tennessee, as well as Jim Acosta resigning as Secretary of Labor after scrutiny in the Jeffrey Epstein case / allegations. The news articles then ensue: First off, we cover an Atlanta school district is putting up cameras that read license places to catch speeders, as well as maybe gain access to the registry database looking for registrants moving into the area – and then by extension the inexpensive nature of cameras and artificial intelligence in general; AG Krasner in Philadelphia is under fire by lawmakers reducing his power to enact significant criminal justice reform; Kansas further reduces the ability for pleading a case by insanity; Many states are offering ways to diminish the sting of criminal records; DOD is a significant player in hosting CP on the Internet; We are treading on unsafe territory when we second guess a prosecutors decisions years in the past; Prosecutor scrutinizing LEO body cams, resigns due to lack of support; Teacher receives 20 year sentence for sex with student; We cover a clip from Scalia where he is essentially saying “we don’t know”, and perhaps inventing a right; One of the accusers of Kevin Spacey drops civil suit; Lastly, a case in NJ where a judge denies elevating a juveniles case to adult court