Civil Liberties

Prosecution Complex: America’s Race to Convict and Its Impact on the Innocent

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More Talk Radio
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Mon, 05/14/2012

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Daniel Medwed, author of "Prosecution Complex: America’s Race to Convict and Its Impact on the Innocent."

American prosecutors are asked to play two roles within the criminal justice system: they are supposed to be ministers of justice whose only goals are to ensure fair trials, whatever the outcomes of those trials might be—and they are also advocates of the government whose success rates are measured by how many convictions they get. Because of this second role, sometimes prosecutors suppress evidence in order to establish a defendant’s guilt and safeguard that conviction over time.

39:27 minutes (36.12 MB)

Headlines, Fukushima radiation contanimation, Occupy PDX, Hanford nuclear waste dump & more

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Presswatch
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Thu, 05/10/2012

Host Theresa Mitchell gives Headlines, talks about Fukushima radiation contanimation on Nori seaweed and how vitamin C is hekping people. She also discusses Occupy PDX, Hanford as nuclear waste dump, coal trains & more.

15:28 minutes (14.16 MB)

More Talk Radio on 05/14/12

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More Talk Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 05/14/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Prosecution Complex: America’s Race to Convict and Its Impact on the Innocent

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Daniel Medwed, author of "Prosecution Complex: America’s Race to Convict and Its Impact on the Innocent."

American prosecutors are asked to play two roles within the criminal justice system: they are supposed to be ministers of justice whose only goals are to ensure fair trials, whatever the outcomes of those trials might be—and they are also advocates of the government whose success rates are measured by how many convictions they get. Because of this second role, sometimes prosecutors suppress evidence in order to establish a defendant’s guilt and safeguard that conviction over time.

A Federal Appeals Panel in Portland Hears Arguments in the Federal No-Fly List Case.

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Evening News
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Fri, 05/11/2012

4:43 minutes (4.31 MB)

SPLC Files Ethics Complaint Against Anti-Gay Therapist

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Evening News
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Thu, 05/10/2012

A civil rights organization has filed an ethics complaint with the Oregon Psychiatric Association against a Portland psychiatrist for using so-called conversion therapy. University of Oregon student Max Hirsh claims that when he sought treatment for depression, he instead received therapy that focused on his sexuality. His complaint to the Oregon Medical Board was dismissed in December.

The American Medical Association opposes conversion or reparative therapy for LGBT patients, and in 2009 the American Psychiatric Association announced there was no evidence to support the practice. The Southern Poverty Law Center's ethics complain calls on the OPA and APA to investigate the psychiatrist for violation of medical ethics.

3:29 minutes (3.19 MB)

PREVIEW - News & PA Day - Ralph Nader

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Fri, 05/11/2012

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1:17 minutes (1.17 MB)

PREVIEW - News & PA Day - Helen Caldicott

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Fri, 05/11/2012

Just a little teaser...here is the whole day-long schedule.

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Host Theresa Mitchell talks about the news, Portland Mayday protests, Oakland Occupy & Persian Gulf

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Presswatch
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Thu, 05/03/2012

Host Theresa Mitchell talks about the news, Portland Mayday protests and police response, Oakland Police raids on Oakland Occupy, the build up in the Persian Gulf and radioactive contamination in the oceans.

27:28 minutes (25.15 MB)
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