Tune in for two hours of news, information and commentary on 21st Century Slavery & Human Trafficking.
Today is the December 28th 2016 broadcast of New Abolitionists Radio. Our last broadcast of 2016.
As usual we’ll cover the stories and issues relevant to the fight against modern day slavery and human trafficking.
• Today we spotlight new and proposed laws in Missouri and nationwide.
One that charges children regardless of age with a class E felony for fighting in school or even engaging in a harmless playground scuffle.
• Another law being proposed in Washington makes any form of protest that causes an “economic disruption” a class C felony. When we tell you how citizens are being criminalized for profit and control this is it in a nutshell.
• Then, Along with signing a major asset forfeiture reform bill last week, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law making it a felony for prosecutors to intentionally withhold evidence. Under the new law, prosecutors who alter or intentionally withhold evidence from defense counsels can face up to three years in prison.
• Also, Exodus Foundation founder the Rev. Madeline McClenney-Sadler has pledged to go on a hunger strike to gain the freedom of 80,000 nonviolent federal prisoners. We’ll share the information tonight.
• Private prisons are ecstatic over the election of Trump. Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) CEO Damon Hininger said this week that he expects profits to soar under the new president’s immigration policy.
• Our Rider Of The 21st Century Underground Railroad is Adrian P. Thomas. A father of seven children living in Troy, New York, when, in September 2008, his four-month-old son died. He was charged with second-degree murder, found guilty, and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. Then on June 12, 2014, in a retrial the jury found him not guilty of second degree murder of his infant son. The case created controversy about how much coercion is legally permissible in police interrogations.
• Our Abolitionist in profile this week will be provided by Scotty Reid.