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Is there Really Truth and Justice for All?

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How often is an innocent person found guilty of a crime they did not commit? If you had asked me this question in 2005, I would have said, not many, only because I was uneducated. Now after specializing as a Criminal Defense Investigator for the past decade my response is a complete 360. Not because the accused are my clients, but because I am now more educated and have firsthand knowledge and experience with freeing the innocent after being wrongly accused. There are many wrongful arrests and convictions in the United States. How can we fix this? Understanding that our current judicial system is not “truth and Justice for All” and that everyone needs to be aware, this widespread problem in our country does not discriminate against race, religion, sex, nationality. Anyone can become a victim to the judicial system and incompetent investigations by law enforcement.

How often is an innocent person found guilty of a crime they did not commit? If you had asked me this question in 2005, I would have said, not many, only because I was uneducated. Now after specializing as a Criminal Defense Investigator for the past decade my response is a complete 360. Not because the accused are my clients, but because I am now more educated and have firsthand knowledge and experience with freeing the innocent after being wrongly accused. There are many wrongful arrests and convictions in the United States. How can we fix this? Understanding that our current judicial system is not “truth and Justice for All” and that everyone needs to be aware, this widespread problem in our country does not discriminate against race, religion, sex, nationality. Anyone can become a victim to the judicial system and incompetent investigations by law enforcement.

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How often is an innocent person found guilty of a crime they did not commit? If you had asked me this question in 2005, I would have said, not many, only because I was uneducated. Now after specializing as a Criminal Defense Investigator for the past decade my response is a complete 360. Not because the accused are my clients, but because I am now more educated and have firsthand knowledge and experience with freeing the innocent after being wrongly accused. There are many wrongful arrests and convictions in the United States. How can we fix this? Understanding that our current judicial system is not “truth and Justice for All” and that everyone needs to be aware, this widespread problem in our country does not discriminate against race, religion, sex, nationality. Anyone can become a victim to the judicial system and incompetent investigations by law enforcement.

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English


Episodes

Encore: Jeffrey Walker; Breaking the Blue Code of Silence

6/3/2020
Mr. Walker was arrested in 2013 by the FBI for Hobbs Act Robbery and immediately began to cooperate with the federal government. He served 3 years in Fed prison and was released in 2016. He began cooperating with the civil rights attorneys concerning the wrongful convictions and civil lawsuits brought against him & members of the Philadelphia Narcotics unit, including Larry Krasner, who is now the District Attorney in Philadelphia, working together to overturn more than 1,500 cases in which...

Duration:00:56:38

Encore: Teri B Himebaugh ESQ to discuss corruption and wrongful convictions

5/27/2020
Host Jeff Stein will have TERI B. HIMEBAUGH, JD. LlM as a guest discussing the WRONGLY CONVICTED. Mrs. Himebaugh has Dedicated over thirty years to representing the wrongly convicted and other individuals whose constitutional rights have been violated. We will discuss several issues, including but not limited to police corruption and how the justice system turns a blind eye to the wrongly convicted. There is a lot to talk about, so join us for a jam packed episode of “Is There Really Truth &...

Duration:00:57:27

Part 2: ; Interview with a premier criminal defense investigator, Kevin McClain

5/13/2020
We will be talking to Kevin W. McClain a licensed private investigator in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Missouri. Discussing various topics including criminal defense and wrongful convictions and some of the cases he has worked over the years.

Duration:00:56:15

Interview with a premier criminal defense investigator, Kevin McClain

4/29/2020
We will be talking to Kevin W. McClain a licensed private investigator in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Missouri. Discussing various topics including criminal defense and wrongful convictions and some of the cases he has worked over the years.

Duration:00:55:26

van der Veen, ONeill, Hartshorn, and Levin Philadelphia Personal Injury Criminal Attorney

4/15/2020
We will be talking to attorney Michael T. van der veen and discussing various topics including the law and his observations and opinions based on his years in practice and running one of the best law firms in Philadelphia specializing in personal injury and criminal defense.

Duration:00:56:47

Special Episode Conversation with Nicole Gray, working during COVID 19

4/1/2020
Special Episode; Conversation with Nicole Gray, working during COVID – 19. Join us as we discuss Investigations, financial fraud and how COVID 19 is effecting our profession and society.

Duration:00:55:52

Bri Murphy; Director of Justice & Reentry Services for joined Transformation Yoga Project

3/18/2020
Host Jeff Stein, will have Bri Murphy as guest to share about her experience in offering trauma sensitive yoga and meditation services to people inside of the criminal legal system. Director of Justice & Reentry Services with a Philadelphia based non-profit and active member of community groups co-creating around solutions to mass incarceration she has collaborated with others to make meaningful wellness practices available to everyone in our communities. Her deep love for philosophy and...

Duration:00:55:50

Host Jeff Stein interviewed on the air, by an up and coming journalist, Lauren Gadol.

2/26/2020
Interview Host Jeff Stein, by an up and coming journalist, Lauren Gadol

Duration:00:54:22

Marc Hayford; Encouraging You To Attack Life

2/5/2020
Mr. Hayford is a 2 time best selling author, inspirational speaker, podcaster and radio host. With a no-nonsense, high energy delivery, Hayford's mission statement encourages you to play all out and showcases a higher vision of not what is probable, but what is possible. Marc gives motivational talks and is an author for his two best selling books “Get Up” and “365 Days Of Encouraging You To Attack Life” which each hit the top of Amazon's Self Help charts! Hayford is a former professional...

Duration:00:55:19

Marquis Rayner who is wrongfully incarcerated for a crime he did not commit

1/22/2020
From the voice of the defendant: As you can see, my name is Marquis Rayner and presently I'm an inmate at SCI-Forest. I am 28 years of age, and I am from small suburban city, Coatesville Pa. Before this incident, I enjoyed spending time with my family, and friends. I never would have imagined that, I would be writing a letter like this, let alone writing from a prison facility. On March 12, 2013, my life took a complete turn for the worse. I went from waking up each morning preparing for a...

Duration:00:54:40

Q & A with William L. Fleisher co-founder of Vidocq Society.

12/18/2019
A Q & A with William L. Fleisher co-founder and first Commissioner of the world-renowned Vidocq Society. He is the Director of Keystone Intelligence Network, Inc., and Assistant Director of the Academy for Scientific Investigative Training. He retired as Deputy Special Agent in Charge of the Philadelphia office of the US Customs Service. Mr. Fleisher is also a former special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and a supervisor with the Philadelphia Police Department. He has over...

Duration:00:55:45

Kitty Hailey; wrongful convictions and civil rights Investigator

12/4/2019
Kitty Hailey, CLI is an investigator of long standing and an advocate for professionalism in the industry. She is an award winning writer and author of the acclaimed 'Code of Professional Conduct: Standards and Ethics for the Investigative Profession.' While ethics is one of her primary concerns her work revolves primarily around the wrongfully incarcerated and civil rights work. She will talk about several cases and her current writings discussing the role of the investigator in the larger...

Duration:00:57:03

Ineffective assistance of counsel

11/20/2019
During my previous podcasts, I have spent a lot of time, talking about corrupt police investigations and or lackadaisical police work. Recently, I have been working on cases, where my client’s attorneys were later convicted of a crime and in some cases were under investigation or on disciplinary review during their trials. A dishonest attorney is only setting the client up to have to file a post-conviction relief act, claiming ineffectiveness of counsel. On this episode we discuss several...

Duration:00:54:41

Smiley Face Killers: The Hunt For Justice; Case of Dakota James

10/30/2019
Larry Forletta's investigative work on one of Pittsburgh's most haunting unsolved murder mysteries takes the spotlight on; Is There Really Truth & Justice for All? Smiley Face Killers: The Hunt For Justice. The docuseries aired on January 19th on the Oxygen Channel and featured the case of Duquesne University student Dakota James. James was last seen in Downtown Pittsburgh after partying with friends on the night of January 25, 2017. Security footage showed him walking through Katz Plaza and...

Duration:00:49:50

Encore: PI Magazine and Unsolved Magazine, talk about Is There Really Truth & Justice for All?

10/23/2019
On this episode we speak with NICOLE CUSANELLI. Nicole graduated from St. Joseph's University with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and went on to work as an Educational Coordinator with Cornell-Abraxas Group at the Bensalem Youth Development Correctional Facility, a secure detention facility for troubled youth.

Duration:00:48:53

Guest; Rory J. McMahon

10/2/2019
Rory has been working as a Criminal Defense Investigator for the past 28 years. He has worked with many innocent people who were acquitted over the years. Join us Wednesday October 2, at 11:00 EST as we discuss the continued problems that face the wrongfully accused.

Duration:00:56:38

Brandon Perron; The Criminal Defense Investigation Training Counc

9/18/2019
Uncovering Reasonable Doubt: The Criminal Defense Investigation Training Council There are many wrongful arrests and convictions in the United States. How can we fix this? Understanding that our current judicial system is not “truth and Justice for All” and that everyone needs to be aware, this widespread problem in our country does not discriminate against race, religion, sex, nationality. Anyone can become a victim to the judicial system and incompetent investigations by law enforcement.

Duration:00:56:01

The Defense Team, has to undo the overcharges by the Prosecution.

8/21/2019
Attorney Toni Messina has handled some of the most challenging cases New York City has seen including charges of terrorism, murder, gang assault, rape and robbery. One commonality she sees in all her cases is that -- although many of her clients are guilty -- they're often NOT guilty of what they've been charged with. In her experience, prosecution offices routinely overcharge the people they arrest and leave it up to defense attorney and investigators to undo the damage.

Duration:00:55:33