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FairPlay is an original discussion series on Wrongful Convictions from JustcieNews.Net where a "Fair" dialog takes place from the vantage point of the accused, and brings forward those voices that are mostly ignored by the society. Hosted by Justice News managing editor Imran Siddiqui FairPlay sheds light on the injustices in the U.S. justice system, based on facts, data and ground realities, without any fear to speak the truth. FairPlay Conversations@JusticeNews un-covers a wide variety of issues ranging from criminal justice reform, to racial discrimination, bias, corruption, cruel and unusual punishment, rehabilitation and seeking justice for the wrongly convicted. FairPlay guests come from all walks of life sharing their perspectives and real-life experiences that are directly impacted by decisions made within the U.S. judicial systems. FairPlay music credits at SoundStripe. Views expressed by the guests in this program are their own views and are not endorsed by Justice News. Justice News.Net highlights and uncovers the Injustices taking place in communities across America today and provides analysis on how the United States Justice System ensures fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans. Our focus is on “Justice for all” and particularly for those individuals who are incarcerated, in captivity or convicted and imprisoned wrongfully. Check out the The JPaper read The JBlog listen to the audio series FairPlay and discover FreeCaptives. At Justice News we report the under-reported through the eyes of justice, ears of mercy, heart of compassion and we are armed with the truth. JusticeNews.Net

FairPlay is an original discussion series on Wrongful Convictions from JustcieNews.Net where a "Fair" dialog takes place from the vantage point of the accused, and brings forward those voices that are mostly ignored by the society. Hosted by Justice News managing editor Imran Siddiqui FairPlay sheds light on the injustices in the U.S. justice system, based on facts, data and ground realities, without any fear to speak the truth. FairPlay Conversations@JusticeNews un-covers a wide variety of issues ranging from criminal justice reform, to racial discrimination, bias, corruption, cruel and unusual punishment, rehabilitation and seeking justice for the wrongly convicted. FairPlay guests come from all walks of life sharing their perspectives and real-life experiences that are directly impacted by decisions made within the U.S. judicial systems. FairPlay music credits at SoundStripe. Views expressed by the guests in this program are their own views and are not endorsed by Justice News. Justice News.Net highlights and uncovers the Injustices taking place in communities across America today and provides analysis on how the United States Justice System ensures fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans. Our focus is on “Justice for all” and particularly for those individuals who are incarcerated, in captivity or convicted and imprisoned wrongfully. Check out the The JPaper read The JBlog listen to the audio series FairPlay and discover FreeCaptives. At Justice News we report the under-reported through the eyes of justice, ears of mercy, heart of compassion and we are armed with the truth. JusticeNews.Net

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FairPlay is an original discussion series on Wrongful Convictions from JustcieNews.Net where a "Fair" dialog takes place from the vantage point of the accused, and brings forward those voices that are mostly ignored by the society. Hosted by Justice News managing editor Imran Siddiqui FairPlay sheds light on the injustices in the U.S. justice system, based on facts, data and ground realities, without any fear to speak the truth. FairPlay Conversations@JusticeNews un-covers a wide variety of issues ranging from criminal justice reform, to racial discrimination, bias, corruption, cruel and unusual punishment, rehabilitation and seeking justice for the wrongly convicted. FairPlay guests come from all walks of life sharing their perspectives and real-life experiences that are directly impacted by decisions made within the U.S. judicial systems. FairPlay music credits at SoundStripe. Views expressed by the guests in this program are their own views and are not endorsed by Justice News. Justice News.Net highlights and uncovers the Injustices taking place in communities across America today and provides analysis on how the United States Justice System ensures fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans. Our focus is on “Justice for all” and particularly for those individuals who are incarcerated, in captivity or convicted and imprisoned wrongfully. Check out the The JPaper read The JBlog listen to the audio series FairPlay and discover FreeCaptives. At Justice News we report the under-reported through the eyes of justice, ears of mercy, heart of compassion and we are armed with the truth. JusticeNews.Net

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English


Episodes

Michael Smith | FairPlay EP24 S2 | The Case With No Indictment

6/19/2022
June 19, 2022 | Imran Siddiqui | Justice News | This was the first message I received on Twitter from Michael Smith of Kentucky on Jan 3 2022. Quote Lexington Kentucky fraud on the court case number 3:08-cr-31(Jmh) denied due process malicious prosecution fraud-The federal grand jury declined to indict YET WE had a five 5 week trial and spent nine years in federal prison wrongful conviction miscarriage of justice malicious fraud by Kentucky bar members Then on April 30th I received...

Duration:00:24:29

Omar Muhammad | FairPlay EP23 S2 | A Crime With No Victim?

6/1/2022
June 1, 2022 | Imran Siddiqui | Justice News | Like thousands of other young black men wrongfully incarcerated in the United States of America, there is another young and articulate man by the name of Omar Muhammad pulling a 26 year sentence in Minnesota for an alleged sexual assault that he maintains he did not commit. He says his girlfriend, C.M., who had a consensual relationship with him, was coerced by her co-workers, her parents and the police, to set up a trap for him. According to...

Duration:00:36:21

John Merritt | FairPlay EP22 S2 | Florida Commissioners on Offender Review Are Corrupted Vermins.

4/30/2022
When The Tsunami of Justice Comes. The Unjust Are Mowed Down and Destroyed. April 30, 2022 | Imran Siddiqui | Justice News | I have always felt that audio does not lie, audio is naked, no matter how hard you try to dress it up, you can't, you can always catch a person's true character in their audio, the sound, the spoken voice will say it all. This is one of those episodes where I don't have to say much. I chose to do audio so I can show people the reality of what we can really become, as...

Duration:00:18:28

Michael Thompson | FairPlay EP21 S2 | Life After Clemency

4/24/2022
April 24, 2022 | Imran Siddiqui | Justice News | After spending over 2 decades in a Michigan state prison for selling marijuana to an informant in 1994, Michael Thompson is thankful to God that he was saved from life in prison. Michael was granted clemency in 2021 by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, he wouldn't have been eligible for parole until 2038, he is over 70 - another possible death by incarceration - just for selling some weed, in a state that legalized recreational marijuana...

Duration:00:59:29

Kemen Taylor | FairPlay EP20 S2 | False Eyewitness Testimony Breeds Wrongful Convictions.

3/20/2022
March 21, 2022 | Imran Siddiqui | Justice News | If you give a ride to some guys you kinda know, and they go and shoot someone else, will you be held responsible for the shooting? False or Mistaken Eyewitness Testimony is something that is loved by the U.S. In-Justice System. They love it so much that it makes up almost 70% of the more than 375 wrongful convictions in the United States that were overturned by post-conviction DNA evidence, according to some reports. But do you need more...

Duration:01:21:07

David Thorne | FairPlay EP 19 S2 | Harmless Error. A Lifelong Damage

2/11/2022
February 11 2022 | Imran Siddiqui | Justice News | When the woman you admire becomes the mother of your child, it’s just a very surreal moment. Why would anyone want to throw all that away to oblivion? And just for a couple of hundred bucks? If you are insane then I can understand it, but if you're ready to cut a check for one year of advance child support then you wouldn't want to brutally kill your child’s mother for the sake of a few hundred bucks in child support, even if it's in two...

Duration:01:05:38

Mahdi Ali | FairPlay EP 18 S2 | Juvenile Injustice. Growing Up Wrongfully Incarcerated.

1/15/2022
January 16 2022 | Imran Siddiqui | Justice News | Mahdi Ali did not grow up like a so-called typical kid, who bikes, goes to school, has fun with friends hanging out or just playing video games, nor did he go to college, he did get his GED but not in the way you might think. Because for the past 11 years, he’s been figuring out how to grow up and survive in different prisons across the state of Minnesota. He had to grow up fast. He had no choice. Mahdi Ali was convicted as a teenager, for...

Duration:01:19:44

Paula Kensu | FairPlay EP 17 S2 | Families of The Wrongfully Incarcerated

1/10/2022
January 9 2022 | Imran Siddiqui | Justice News | If you are reading this while married, and if you have a spouse, a husband or a wife, and they are next to you, then immediately thank God. Because things can turn around for worse, any second, and all that you are taking for granted everyday, could be gone in the blink of an eye. I thank God for all that and more - Half of Americans have family members who are incarcerated. And that is from the data in 2018. Probably half of the...

Duration:01:04:26

Bruce Smith | FairPlay EP 16 S2 | How To Wreck the Lives of the Poor in America.

12/28/2021
December 29 2021 | Imran Siddiqui | Justice News | Bruce Smith has spent over 20 years in a Florida state prison as part of his conviction of Life without parole plus 15 years for allegedly killing a 4 year old boy Cameron in 2000, who was also the son of his girlfriend at that time. Bruce has maintained his innocence all these years and he says he has never hit a child let alone killed one, particularly when he has helped raise 6 of his own kids. It’s a bizarre case of a bad mother, a...

Duration:00:59:48

Trent Taylor | FairPlay EP15 S2 | Dis-Qualified Immunity.

12/24/2021
December 24 2021 | Imran Siddiqui | Justice News | Who Watches The Watchers? Especially when the so-called "Watchers" "Guards" are evil and mentally sick. So imagine you’re in prison for something that you did and you've been judged upon by the court system and you're in there paying the price of what you did. Fair enough. But what happens when while you're in there paying the price of the wrong that you did, you also get some extra benefits, like - Being Punched Beat Up Your Balls...

Duration:01:12:11

FairPlay EP14 S2 | VAMJ and Michael Krawitz. Marijuana Justice Reform.

12/6/2021
VAMJ with DCMJ Helped Legalize Cannabis in Virginia on July 1 2021. Now they want the non-violent marijuana convictions thrown out so people can finally go home. December 6 2021 | Imran Siddiqui | Justice News. Once there was a time, long long time ago, when people didn't have to look shocked or dumbfounded if someone mentioned the word, Marijuana or Cannabis. In fact, no one even bothered, they used it in many different ways and extracts of it were available over the counter, like Aspirin...

Duration:01:18:55

FairPlay EP13 S2 | Temujin Kensu. The Man They Don't Want To Let Go

11/21/2021
FairPlay EP13 S2 | Temujin Kensu. The Man They Don't Want To Let Go November 21 2021 | Imran Siddiqui | Justice News. Reader Discretion is Advised. Imagine being in prison for over 35 years for a crime that you did not commit and no matter how hard you tried, no matter how clear the evidence of your innocence is and who else on this earth comes to support your exoneration, the state nor the government with no remorse or shame, just won't let you go. Who's face are you going to punch? When...

Duration:01:58:46

FairPlay EP12 | John Merritt. An Indictment of America.

10/23/2021
October 24 2021 | Imran Siddiqui | Justice News. Reader Discretion is Advised. Full article on The JBlog. There is a reason why they call it "Systemic Corruption" and the more it gets ignored it has morphed into a "Systemic Disease" that's slow gouging on its own self and people either become a part of it, sucked in as the final meal to the systems' self destruction, or there are those who resist oppression in all forms who still have some sanity left in their souls, they fight against this...

Duration:01:16:14

FairPlay EP11 | Charmon Sinkfield. Cattle for The U.S. Prison System.

10/10/2021
FairPlay EP11 Charmon Sinkfield | Cattle for The U.S. Prison System. What Happens To The Innocent While The Judges Defecate On Their Oath. October 9 2021 | Imran Siddiqui | Justice News. Could it be possible that for over a decade, most people in America and their dogs have been screaming at the top of their mouths and blaming the wrong guy for the 2009 murder of the Olympic boxer Vernon Forrest? What are the odds of this occurring? Think about it. Even if it's 1 percent of the total...

Duration:01:44:49

FairPlay EP10 | Justice For Leonard Coleman - Not Done Yet

9/8/2021
Explicit Content Warning | 18 + | For Mature Audience September 8 2021 | Imran Siddiqui | Justice News Isn't it the responsibility of the prosecutors, the judges and the police officers to seek the truth, to seek justice? Or are they in it just to seek convictions? Many argue that now in America, you are first presumed guilty rather than innocent, and after getting wrongfully convicted, you can spend the rest of your remaining life, fighting for your freedom. They call it, The Prison...

Duration:02:15:18

FairPlay EP9 | Trinity Milford Matthisen - Time and Circumstance

8/19/2021
At the Wrong Place. At the Wrong Time. Explicit Content Warning | 18 + | For Mature Audience August 19 2021 | Imran Siddiqui | Justice News Trinity Matthisen has spent the last two decades of his life inside a prison. Right now he is somewhere in Michigan, behind bars, in a small, very uncomfortable cage, for something, he says, he did not do, for a crime, evidence may prove, he did not commit. Can you imagine what I just said, does it sound so repetitive that it has become acceptable to...

Duration:01:13:09

FairPlay EP8 | John Ortiz Kehoe. 25 Years and Counting

8/14/2021
FairPlay EP 8 | John Ortiz Kehoe | Justice for an Accuser a Defendant and a Missing Girl - Explicit Content Warning | 18 + | For Mature Audience Only. August 14 2021 | Imran Siddiqui | Justice News.Net What do you do when out of three the people you have, the only one who can tell you exactly what happened, is dead? How much truth can you find in the remaining two people, one of whom is an accuser and the other one, a defendant. Michigan resident Rose Larner was killed, or overdosed on...

Duration:01:17:33

FairPlay EP7 | Luke Wirkkala, Acquitted

7/22/2021
FairPlay EP 7 | Luke Wirkkala, Acquitted The Right To Defend Myself July 22, 2021 | Imran Siddiqui | JusticeNews.Net You have got to seriously pause for a few seconds and put yourself in this situation, after I ask you this question... What do you do in a moment when you are under assault?... Should you give in. Should you run? Or Should you fight… There’s not much time left for other questions here. But what if the attack is also a sexual assault A man to another man... Someone in...

Duration:01:17:22

FairPlay EP6 | Lydell Grant Is Exonerated

6/10/2021
FairPlay EP 6 | Lydell Grant Is Exonerated How to convict an innocent man in America, but not get away with it, this time. June 10, 2021 | Imran Siddiqui | JusticeNews.Net Justice for Lydell has finally been achieved but not without a hard fight. In our previous episode of FairPlay we spoke to Mike Ware the defense attorney for Lydell Grant and we discussed Lydell's extraordinary case of wrongful imprisonment and its following consequences. In this week's episode we speak to Lydell Grant...

Duration:01:21:32

FairPlay EP5 | Mike Ware. Fighting for Lydell Grant

6/1/2021
June 1, 2021 | Imran Siddiqui | JusticeNews.Net Lydell Grant spent more than 9 years in prison for a murder he did not commit, but being free now, safe in the comfort of his home in Houston Texas, didn't come without a fight. It took him a decade to break free from the chains of a Cruel Prison-System where he was unjustly incarcerated for almost a decade. On this journey Lydell didn't fight alone. His attorney Mike Ware was there to pull some hard punches, and some of them, landed right on...

Duration:00:39:45