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The Injustice Files

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This is a podcast about injustice experienced by innocent US citizens subjected to the bias, discrimination, inherent latent racism and corruption in the US criminal justice system. We feature people falsely imprisoned for years and decades, and sometimes executed when they were innocent of the crimes for which they were convicted. We witness hidden exculpatory evidence, police who abuse, torture and beat innocent citizens into false guilty pleadings and coerced confessions. We witness how the US justice system clearly outnumbers and overwhelms all but the most wealthy among us. We see how a typical US citizen, once accused, is the mythical man that brings a knife to a gunfight. Sometimes the gun is a pistol, sometimes an AK47, other times a 50mm machine gun, and occasionally an Abrams tank., Regardless of caliber, the weapon is used to ostensibly protect the rest of us 'law abiding' citizens. One way or another, we voted this system into existence, or we approved willingly in one way or another; by shouting approvingly of criminal convictions by any means, or sat idly by but still voting for 'law and order' candidates to protect ourselves and whom we love from criminality exaggerated by politicians, police and prosecutors.

This is a podcast about injustice experienced by innocent US citizens subjected to the bias, discrimination, inherent latent racism and corruption in the US criminal justice system. We feature people falsely imprisoned for years and decades, and sometimes executed when they were innocent of the crimes for which they were convicted. We witness hidden exculpatory evidence, police who abuse, torture and beat innocent citizens into false guilty pleadings and coerced confessions. We witness how the US justice system clearly outnumbers and overwhelms all but the most wealthy among us. We see how a typical US citizen, once accused, is the mythical man that brings a knife to a gunfight. Sometimes the gun is a pistol, sometimes an AK47, other times a 50mm machine gun, and occasionally an Abrams tank., Regardless of caliber, the weapon is used to ostensibly protect the rest of us 'law abiding' citizens. One way or another, we voted this system into existence, or we approved willingly in one way or another; by shouting approvingly of criminal convictions by any means, or sat idly by but still voting for 'law and order' candidates to protect ourselves and whom we love from criminality exaggerated by politicians, police and prosecutors.

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United States

Description:

This is a podcast about injustice experienced by innocent US citizens subjected to the bias, discrimination, inherent latent racism and corruption in the US criminal justice system. We feature people falsely imprisoned for years and decades, and sometimes executed when they were innocent of the crimes for which they were convicted. We witness hidden exculpatory evidence, police who abuse, torture and beat innocent citizens into false guilty pleadings and coerced confessions. We witness how the US justice system clearly outnumbers and overwhelms all but the most wealthy among us. We see how a typical US citizen, once accused, is the mythical man that brings a knife to a gunfight. Sometimes the gun is a pistol, sometimes an AK47, other times a 50mm machine gun, and occasionally an Abrams tank., Regardless of caliber, the weapon is used to ostensibly protect the rest of us 'law abiding' citizens. One way or another, we voted this system into existence, or we approved willingly in one way or another; by shouting approvingly of criminal convictions by any means, or sat idly by but still voting for 'law and order' candidates to protect ourselves and whom we love from criminality exaggerated by politicians, police and prosecutors.

Language:

English

Contact:

240-705-0438


Episodes

S1EP20 Minisode Anderson (South-side Chicago) & Milke (Phoenix)

12/30/2020
On this season 1 ending episode of The Injustice Files we look at two cases involving false confession. Our first case, from South-Side Chicago centered on the rape and murder of a 20 year old woman in 1980. Days after the body was found police arrested Daniel Anderson on drunk and disorderly charges and attested that the drunken Daniel confessed to the rape and murder while being transported to the police station. Daniel was convicted and spent 27 years in prison and was finally...

Duration:00:40:43

S1EP19 Minisode Abernathy (Chicago) and Modhal (CA)

12/21/2020
On this episode of The Injustice Files, we take a look at two cases involving police and prosecutors hiding evidence from defendant's lawyers; an unconstitutional breach of The Brady Rule. Our first case, the case of Christopher Abernathy centers upon the tragic 1984 rape and murder of a 16 YO girl in the Chicago suburb of Park Forest , IL. He was sentenced to Life without Parole as a 17 YO teen, in 1988. Our second case is from the same period but in Kern County CA. Jeffery Modhal, a...

Duration:00:39:51

S1EP18 Minisode Tulia 35 (Texas) and Nash (Missouri)

12/6/2020
On this episode of The Injustice Files we look into two cases with an odd common theme. It's not just the absurdity of our first case of 35 people in a small Texas town, largely comprised of 5000 African American folk arrested for dealing powder cocaine, all arrested on the same day. Nor is it the case of Don Nash, who was arrested 26 years after his ex-girlfriend's murder in 1982 in Missouri. In both cases, eventually, with the absurdity of the evidence and conclusion-jumping by...

Duration:01:30:38

S1EP17 Minisode Peacock (NY) and Adams (MA)

11/18/2020
In this Minisode of The Injustice Files we focus on two cases, that of Freddie Peacock of New York and Laurence Adams of Boston MA In our first story, we look into the unfortunate case of Freddie Peacock, an intellectually challenged man accused of rape. While he only served five years in prison. The conviction would impair his ability to live a fruitful, fulfilling life and it would be 30 years before DNA evidence revealed the injustice done to Freddie. In our second story, we look...

Duration:00:33:29

S1EP16 Minisode Long (Concord NC) and Flowers (Winona MS)

10/27/2020
On this Minisode of The Injustice Files, we look into the cases of Ronnie Long and Curtis Flowers, two cases with long meandering stories behind them. In our first case, Ronnie Long, a Black man was arrested for the rape of an upper-class widowed White woman in Concord NC, in 1976. Falsely accused and with no actual evidence connecting him to the rape, he was nonetheless found guilty and sentenced to two life terms without parole. Nearly 44 years later, evidence hidden from the courts by...

Duration:01:15:57

S1EP15P1 Graves Part I - The Crime

10/19/2020
On this episode of the Injustice Files we take a deep dive look into the tragic murder of six people; a grandmother, her daughter and four of her grandchildren, the latter all under the age of six. Following the murder, the perpetrator set fire to the house which burned to the ground. A suspect targeted because of burn marks on his face and arms was detained and interrogated for 8 hours, then he confessed and implicated a distant relative-by-marriage he hardly even knew; Anthony...

Duration:00:49:42

S1EP15P6 Graves Part VI - Epilouge

10/19/2020
In the epilouge to this episode, we discuss how the actions, both intentional and unintentional, of Texas Rangers and the district attorney Sebesta, played into the prosecution and almost death of Anthony Graves.

Duration:00:14:32

S1EP15P5 Graves Part V - Exoneration

10/19/2020
In this segment of the Anthony Graves episode, we see Anthony's continued efforts to appeal his case and win a retrial. As he faces four more years waiting on this, we see tumult on the legal teams facing him and his own, except for one stalwart ally, Nicole, the lawyer that stood by him until the end. As prosecutors continued offering him deals, Anthony maintained he would leave prison in only one of two conditions; either as an innocent man or the state would kill him.

Duration:00:31:45

S1EP15PIV Graves Part IV - Postconviction

10/19/2020
In this segment we follow Anthony as he joins another 500 men on Texas Death Row. He is initially housed with the worst of the w0osrt and on Death Row, that is some very mean and dangerous men. He's thrown into a 9 * 6 cell, covered in feces and urine from the previous tenant, presumably now dead. Eventually, he makes friends with some men and is moved to a less dangerous unit inside Death Row. He encounters Robert Carter, and hearing what Sebesta did to convict him, forgives...

Duration:00:25:58

S1EP15P3 Graves Part III - The Trial

10/19/2020
In this part of the episode we go in depth into Anthony's trial and see how 'officials' suborned perjury to help convict Anthony and put him on death Row. Most appallingly, is how DA Sebesta hijacked Anthony's strongest alibi witness to ensure his conviction.

Duration:00:49:37

S1EP15 Graves Part II - The Arrest

10/19/2020
In this part of the episode we look into the arrest of Anthony Graves after being falsely implicated in the gruesome murder of six innocent people coerced from Robert Carter, the actual perpetrator, by Texas Rangers suffering tunnel vision and that lied to him to extract his false accusations.

Duration:00:16:55

S1EP15P7 Graves Part VII - Spotlight on Justice

10/19/2020
This is the final Spotlight segment for Season 1 of the Injustice Files. We are still formulating Season 2, which will have Black Lives as a central theme. We just don't know yet whether the Spotlight segment will continue. You can voice your opinion at theinjusticefiles.podcast@gmail.com to help guide us with feedback. This Spotlight segment is focused on women and the injustice so many have suffered in the criminal justice system when they have been sexually assaulted. Granted, that is...

Duration:00:37:26

S1EP14 Minisode Towler (Cleveland) and Walker (Chicago)

9/29/2020
On this Minisode of The Injustice Files, we look at two cases. Anthony Towler, falsely convicted of child rape in 1982 and Keith Walker of South-Side Chicago convicted of murder in 1993 In story one, Towler is arrested for rape and assault of a young girl and her brother, respectively. Both were minors and helped to establish a composite sketch used by Park Rangers to arrest Towler, who did in fact resemble the sketch. After the two minors identified him as did two other witnesses, he was...

Duration:00:28:04

S1EP13 MinisodeTowns (Detroit) and Miller (Texas)

9/21/2020
In this episode of The Injustice Files we focus on two stories. One from Detroit about the case of Parrish Towns, falsely convicted in the murder of a woman and robbery of a salesman. When police picked up the driver in the case, he implicated Parrish Town's two brothers. When police arrived at the Town's residence, they found the third, innocent brother, Parrish. Thinking he fit the composite description, they arrested him and sucked him into a maze of unlikely circumstances that cost him...

Duration:00:31:53

S1EP12 Minisode Fulton&MItchell&Shaw(Chicago) and Phillips(Detroit)

9/9/2020
Story one: Fulton, Mitchel and Shaw (Chicago) March, 2003 in south-side Chicago a man was found murdered and burned to death in an alley. Police eventually focused on interrogating a 17 year old girl who, after days of 10 hour interrogation, accused three men of the murder. Police chicanery involving false statements of one man confessing and fabricated evidence put one man on death row and the other two in prison for life. Charges were finally dismissed in May 2020 followed by lawsuits...

Duration:00:50:28

S1EP11P1 Routier Part I - The Crime

8/1/2020
On this episode we discuss the Case of Darlie Routier, convicted of killing her two oldest boys in the early morning hours of June 6th, 1996 in Rowlett TX. Darlie awakened at 2:20 am to an intruder straddling her chest who had cut her throat. After she chased the man to the garage where he escaped, she discovered her two oldest boys, lying in the living room with dep stab wounds to the upper body; both just barely alive. She screamed for her husband whom help to try save the boys until...

Duration:00:39:44

S1EP11P2 Routier Part II - The Arrest

8/1/2020
In a shock to the system and the Routiers, Darlie is arrested for the murder of her two oldest boys by small town Rowlett TX police and prosecutor Greg Davis who, ignoring the somber ceremony held beforehand, was appalled by the birthday visit to the boy's grave site one week after the crime and likened it to her dancing on their graves.

Duration:00:36:46

S1EP11P3 Routier Part III - The Trial

8/1/2020
The trial went on for 5 weeks and we focus on the vilification of Darlie by prosecutors and failures of her expensive defense attorney along with the small town jury that believed all the prosecution's falsehoods

Duration:01:22:06

S1EP11 Routier Part IV - Postconviction

8/1/2020
In this segment we discuss what has happened over the past 23 years in Darlie's case, from the book author convinced of her guilt that reversed course to new evidence an an anonymous witness.

Duration:00:11:33

S1EP11P5 Routier Part V - WTF

8/1/2020
Normally we discuss the conclusion of a case but this case has no conclusion yet. Darlie Routier remains in the same 9 * 10 cell she walked into on Death Row 23 years ago.

Duration:00:01:02