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Pre-Trial Delays Play Into The Hands Of The Prosecution

I wanted to bring your attention to a very important article that highlights but one of the myriad problems facing our criminal justice system.   Read the article here. Though I’m sure it’s a problem in other cities around the country, Chicago has a particularly disturbing “culture” wherein police routinely fail to show up for their court appearances, thereby delaying… Read more »

Clemency the Only Remaining Remedy for #FreeCA12

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Here’s a great TEDxTalk video by the Director and Co-Founder of the California Innocence Project (CIP), Justin Brooks.  In this succinct and entertaining talk you’ll get a quick history of Clemency in the legal system, you’ll learn a bit about the work that CIP does, and you’ll see that for the eight remaining wrongfully convicted of the #FreeTheCA12 (Those who have not… Read more »

If We Only Defended The Popular, Pretty & Preferred

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Justice would be without meaning if it only defended the popular, pretty, and preferred of our society. The real test of any principle is when it must be applied to those we deem unworthy, undesirable, and unliked… Those despised among us. We cannot be hypocrites- we must extend the protections of our laws to all defendants alike. Period. “Only by… Read more »

Wrongful Convictions on Instagram

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We’ve started a new Instagram profile that focuses on raising awareness on the issue of wrongful convictions.  You can find and follow here: Wrongful Convictions on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/wrongful_convictions/ In addition to this new Instagram page, we wanted to share with you some of the podcasts we’ve been listening to lately.  These are truly excellent podcasts and have provided hours of… Read more »

Wrongful Conviction: Version 3.0 – The Adnan Syed Story

Recently while at work I had a discussion with someone about the Making A Murderer documentary.  She was very well versed in the story and seemed very intrigued by the topic, so I recommended to her that she look into another riveting documentary detailing wrongful convictions: Paradise Lost, the story of the West Memphis Three.  She then in turn recommended… Read more »

Lord of the Rings Book Talk 7 | The Two Towers! – Opening Ideas, Discussion

Tezi and I recently uploaded our seventh in a series of Lord of the Rings discussion videos as we continue our reading together of Tolkien’s masterpiece.  Having finished reading The Fellowship of the Ring, we are now reading The Two Towers, the second volume of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. In this book talk we discuss a number of… Read more »

Journey To Star Wars: Lost Stars by Claudia Gray | Discussion & Review!

What follows are the notes I made for myself prior to filming the video.  I hope you find them helpful/interesting.  It’s usually best just to watch the video.  🙂 What I liked: Going through all the original episode’s from a different perspective, namely the perspective of two star-crossed friends and lovers: Ciena Ree, and Thane Kyrell. Getting some back-story on… Read more »

Lord of the Rings Book Talk 6 | We Finished Fellowship! | M.E. Music & More!

Well… we finished the first volume of the Lord of the Rings trilogy: The Fellowship of the Ring!  In this sixth installment of book talks we discuss Gimli’s assertion that Galadriel is the most beautiful creature in Middle Earth, the central role of music and songs in Tolkien’s writing and how that’s lost on the film goers.  In addition, I… Read more »

Lord of the Rings Book Talk 5 | The Elven Rings of Power & Frodo’s Vision!

Tezi & I just finished reading The Fellowship of the Ring!, the first volume of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. We here discuss some fun topics from the end-sections of the Fellowship and we hope that you enjoy listening in. We’d love for you to join our conversation here! Please feel free to comment and add your own input!… Read more »

Bargain Book Haul | Used Books & Goodwill Gets!

What’s better than saving tons of money on books?! – buying bargain books while on a road trip through the Southwest! Here’s the books that Tezi and I picked up (at dirt cheap prices!) while on a recent road trip. We hope you enjoy the selections! Let us know if any of these books interest you, or if you’ve already… Read more »