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Leid Stories – 05.04.15

Baltimore: A Legal Primer on Cop Indictments in Freddie Gray Case

Baltimoreans rejoiced last Friday after State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced the indictment and arrest of six police officers allegedly connected to the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old local man, while in their custody after an illegal arrest April 12.
Gray, who suffered a severed spinal cord and crushed voice box among other injuries, died a week later. His death touched off a series of protests locally and nationally, including a rebellion in Baltimore that was quashed by martial law.
Indictment of the police officers, however, is no guarantee of convictions in the case, says our guest, “Attorney at War” Alton H. Maddox Jr. There are major legal obstacles to overcome, he says, noting that the Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3, the officers’ union, has already asserted that the officers did nothing wrong.
Maddox, an expert on police-brutality and wrongful-death litigation, provides a legal primer on the case.

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The Gary Null Show – 05.04.15

Today, vitamin B12 deficiency in children, a treatable cause of neurodevelopment delay. Just an hour day of TV watching creates unhealthy weight gain in children. Fish liver oil, when younger, can produce a healthier heart when you’re older. Replacing one sugary drink per day with water cuts diabetes risk. From the environmental segment, faster melting of the antarctic ice sheet. Plus, government now plans on targeting pregnant women for vaccinations. And more.

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Warrior Connection – 05.03.15

A discussion with Dr / Colonel Bart Billings on his book

FROM THE BATTLEFIELD TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Getting Back to Normal –

Dr. Bart Billings has served in the U.S. Army for approximately 34 years, both as an Enlisted Combat Engineer and a Medical Service Corps Officer. He has treated and educated tens of thousands of veterans as a clinical psychologist in the military and civilian private practice.

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Resistance Radio – Janine Blaeloch – 05.03.15

Janine Blaeloch is founder and director of the Western Lands Project. She earned a degree in Environmental Studies (B.A., University of Washington), with a self-designed program focusing on Public Lands Management and Policy. Janine has been a public-land activist since 1985. She worked as an environmental planner in both the private and public sectors before founding WLP in 1997. We talk about efforts to stop the giving away of public lands to large corporations, among other things.

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Expat Files – 05.03.15

-Easter week in Latin America (called Semana Santa) can be a truly crazy and some say, nerve wracking experience for gringos and expats. Here’s why….

-Because the “gringo advantage” is alive and well especially off the tourist trail, eventually you will meet a Latin person with a gringoized name that seems so tacky or wacky that you think it must be some kind or nickname or inside joke. But don’t assume. Don’t assume anything! Just try not to laugh… that would be rude.

Pastor Rose Banks poses for a portrait in her church, Colorado Springs Fellowship Church, on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 4, 2010. Diego James Robles, The Denver Post

A Just Cause Radio – Church’s Religious Rights Violated – Part II – 05.03.15

Our Special Guest tonight is Pastor Rose Banks of the Colorado Springs Fellowship Church, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She along with others will share with our listenening audience how the Church and some of its member’s religious rights were violated by the gov’t obtained their banking records without subpoenas, harrassed members on their jobs, showed up at their homes and questioned their neighbors while conducting a Federal investigation against the IRP6 in Colorado, who are all serving 7-11 years each in prison for mail/wire-fraud, a crime they didn’t commit!

Alternative Visions – US Economy Stalls Again-4th Time in 4 years! – 05.01.15

Dr. Jack Rasmus analyzes US 1st Quarter GDP numbers, where US economic growth flattened out to a mere 0.2%–the fourth such collapse in the US economy in as many years. Is it due to the weather, as some argue? Is there something wrong with US statistics, showing four collapses since 2009 all occurring in the winter? Or are there real economic explanations for why the US economy periodically surges in the summer then stalls out in the winter, as it has since 2011? Will this winter 2015’s stall be followed by another ‘temporary surge’ in growth this summer?