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Public Defenders Sajid Khan and Avi Singh podcast on criminal law, society, and justice. Sajid Khan is a public defender in San Jose, CA. Sajid is a the author of Closing Arguments, a blog focused on criminal law and social justice. His work is published by the National Association of Public Defense. Sajid graduated from UC Berkeley (Go Bears!) and UC Hastings College of Law. Avi Singh is a public defender in San Jose, CA. Avi graduated from UC Davis and Harvard Law School. He is on the Board of the Asian American Criminal Trial Lawyers' Association. Avi coaches a high school mock trial team that competes in the Constitutional Rights Foundation program. You can follow Sajid and Avi on Twitter @thesajidakhan and @avanindar. Please send comments and suggestions to aiderandabettor@gmail.com. You can also follow us on twitter [@] aiderandabettor. Our website is aiderandabettorpod.com

Public Defenders Sajid Khan and Avi Singh podcast on criminal law, society, and justice. Sajid Khan is a public defender in San Jose, CA. Sajid is a the author of Closing Arguments, a blog focused on criminal law and social justice. His work is published by the National Association of Public Defense. Sajid graduated from UC Berkeley (Go Bears!) and UC Hastings College of Law. Avi Singh is a public defender in San Jose, CA. Avi graduated from UC Davis and Harvard Law School. He is on the Board of the Asian American Criminal Trial Lawyers' Association. Avi coaches a high school mock trial team that competes in the Constitutional Rights Foundation program. You can follow Sajid and Avi on Twitter @thesajidakhan and @avanindar. Please send comments and suggestions to aiderandabettor@gmail.com. You can also follow us on twitter [@] aiderandabettor. Our website is aiderandabettorpod.com
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Public Defenders Sajid Khan and Avi Singh podcast on criminal law, society, and justice. Sajid Khan is a public defender in San Jose, CA. Sajid is a the author of Closing Arguments, a blog focused on criminal law and social justice. His work is published by the National Association of Public Defense. Sajid graduated from UC Berkeley (Go Bears!) and UC Hastings College of Law. Avi Singh is a public defender in San Jose, CA. Avi graduated from UC Davis and Harvard Law School. He is on the Board of the Asian American Criminal Trial Lawyers' Association. Avi coaches a high school mock trial team that competes in the Constitutional Rights Foundation program. You can follow Sajid and Avi on Twitter @thesajidakhan and @avanindar. Please send comments and suggestions to aiderandabettor@gmail.com. You can also follow us on twitter [@] aiderandabettor. Our website is aiderandabettorpod.com

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Episodes

Bench Notes: Conversation with Retired Judge on Bail/Plea Bargaining/Judicial Recall

10/8/2017
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In this episode of Aider & Abettor, Avi and Sajid are joined by retired Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Ron Del Pozzo, someone who they both appeared in front of during their public defense careers before the Judge’s retirement. In the first segment (2:20), they all discuss the nuances of plea bargaining in criminal cases including the relative power of judges and prosecutors during the process. The conversation dovetailed into reflections on the interplay of bail, plea bargaining...

Duration: 01:25:43


Reclaiming Our Time with Kristin Carter [AKA Respecting the Wu-Tang]

9/8/2017
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Avi is joined by public defender Kristin Carter. The topics include whether the ACLU should change its stance on representation after Charlottesville, jury selection in the Shkreli trial, the Arpaio pardon, and Taylor Swift. At the end of the episode they do their Things. Our music is by @leerosevere. Sajid was on a pilgrimage during the taping of this episode. He will be back next time.

Duration: 01:01:09


Whose Courts?

8/18/2017
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In the 10th episode of Aider & Abettor, Avi and Sajid welcome guests Raj Jayadev and Charisse Domingo of Silicon Valley De-Bug (https://siliconvalleydebug.org), a community organization in San Jose focused on storytelling and advocacy for the marginalized and criminal justice reform. In their “Opening Statement,” Avi and Sajid talk with Raj and Charisse about the origin story of De-Bug, how they met (they're a community organizing power couple), and how De-Bug became a leading voice on...

Duration: 01:06:29


The Return with Kevin Bilal Chatman [All We Need Is Three Mics]

8/3/2017
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In the 9th Episode of Aider & Abettor, Sajid and Avi welcome their first ever guest: Kevin “Bilal” Chatman. Bilal, born and raised in San Jose, got a new lease on life after voters passed Prop. 36 in 2012 which amended California's Three Strikes Law. Bilal, then serving 150 years to life in prison, was released from prison and has since been a model of redemption and voice for criminal justice reform. You can see Bilal in the Emmy-nominated documentary "The Return" on Netflix...

Duration: 01:09:42


Just a Shout Away: Cosby Mistrial and Officer Acquittal

6/26/2017
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In the 8th episode of Aider & Abettor, Sajid and Avi discuss the first trial of Bill Cosby in the "Opening Statement" segment. They talk about the judge’s rulings in the case, the hung jury and what, if anything, the result means for our community. In a new segment called “Read Back,” they revisit a topic from Episode 4: the arrest and prosecution of Lauren Kirk-Coehlo for the vandalism of a mosque in Davis, California. They dive into the layers of her recent sentence of probation and jail...

Duration: 01:07:52


Out Here Trying to Function

5/13/2017
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In the 7th episode of Aider & Abettor, Sajid and Avi discuss former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, his murder trials and his recent death in the "Opening Statement" segment. They talk about his acquittal for an alleged double homicide and some of the nuances of the trial including Hernandez’s tattoos and a unique jury selection process. Sajid and Avi also share how Hernandez’s suicide impacted them with some discussion of Sajid’s blog post “Aaron Hernandez, My Clients and Me”...

Duration: 01:15:19


Concrete Jungle Where Dreams Are Made Of

4/9/2017
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In Episode 6 of Aider & Abettor, Sajid and Avi get into a New York State of Mind. In the Opening Statement, they discuss the campaign to #raisetheage. The talk about the problems of treating 16 year olds as adults in the criminal justice system. In the Deep Dive, they discuss a recent proposal to close Rikers Island. They explore many of the ways that Rikers violates basic notions of due process and fairness. You can find the proposal at http://www.morejustnyc.com/the-report-1/ In the...

Duration: 00:59:52


Look Who's Coming to Jury Duty & Trial Jams 2017

3/20/2017
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In the fifth episode of Aider & Abettor, Avi and Sajid discuss the challenge of getting a representative jury and one proposal (California Senate Bill 576) to collect more data about the jury selection process. The text of the bill is available online at http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB576 In the deep dive, they talk about the music that gets them going during trial. The discussion is broken up into five stages: setting the ground rules, jury...

Duration: 00:55:46


ICE Vol. 2 & Davis Vandalism Case

2/24/2017
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In the 4th episode of Aider & Abettor, Sajid and Avi start with the "Opening Statement" where they discuss recent mass ICE raids across our country, particularly the arrest of a woman at an El Paso County Courthouse as she sought a restraining order against her alleged domestic abuser and how it will impact our criminal justice system and victims rights (0:30). They break down the detention of Daniel Ramirez Medina, a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipient, commonly...

Duration: 00:55:50


Sports! Gorsuch! Judicial Independence!

2/14/2017
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In the 3rd episode of Aider and Abettor, Sajid and Avi start with the "Opening Statement" where they discuss the Super Bowl, Kyle Shanahan and their mutual San Francisco 49ers fandom (and lack of trust in Jed York) (0:30). They break down the 49ers’ head coach and front office hires and assess Shanahan in light of his and the Falcons’ Super Bowl meltdown. They consider one bonus outcome of the Super Bowl: the decision by several Patriots players, including Chris Long, not to attend the...

Duration: 00:52:23


You're Out of [Executive] Order

1/31/2017
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In the 2nd episode of Aider & Abettor, Sajid and Avi start with the "Opening Statement" where they discuss President Donald Trump’s Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” commonly known as the #MuslimBan (0:30). They share their excitement and pride about the role of lawyers in the movement to counter this new policy and emphasize the need for self-care for activists working to effectuate change. In the "Deep Dive" segment, they break...

Duration: 00:46:27


Aider & Abettor

1/22/2017
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Episode 1 Summary In this pilot episode of Aider and Abettor, Sajid and Avi introduce themselves and the podcast and then launch into the "Opening Statement" where they discuss the controversy surrounding Joe Mixon and Tyreek Hill, two star football players with violent crimes in their past (2:20). In the "Deep Dive" segment, they each break down their Top 5 fictional criminal defense lawyers(20:00). Vinny Gambini of “My Cousin Vinny” made both of their top 5’s. Others on their lists...

Duration: 01:01:18