[Imc-chicago-audio] Possible 9 minutes for "From The Trenches"
chrisgeovanis at gmail.com
Sun Jan 10 10:07:38 PST 2010
See below for a link to a 9-minute video I think we could easily strip audio
from for our next show. Case involves a young black man from Chicago's south
side who's case was picked up by the Wisconsin Innocence Project and whose
criminal conviction, incredibly, was turned over by the 7th circuit, one of
the most right-wing courts in the nation. What do people think? See below
for link and the original heads up from the Center for Wrongful Convictions.
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John Maki sent a message to the members of Center on Wrongful Convictions.
Subject: Watch The Rape That Wasn't: The Wrongful Conviction of Jarrett
Please watch and share this inspiring video: "The Rape That Wasn't: The
Wrongful Conviction of Jarrett Adams"
If you know the history of racism in the United States, you'll be familiar
with what happened to Jarrett Adams, a young African American from the South
Side of Chicago.
In 1999, when Jarrett was 17 years old, he was falsely accused of raping a
white woman. The case against him was so weak that his public appointed
attorney convinced Jarrett and his family not to call a single witness in
his defense, including a person who would have undermined his accuser's
After a two-day trial, Jarrett was convicted by an all white-jury and
sentenced to 28 years in prison.
While he was incarcerated, Jarrett focused on proving his innocence and
began to study the law. Through his efforts, he got the attention of the
Wisconsin Innocence Project, and in 2007, he was exonerated and released
As soon as Jarrett was free, he went back to school and quickly became an
honor's student. This Spring, Jarrett will earn his associate's degree.
He is now applying to four-year universities and will be the first male in
his family to graduate from college.
After college, Jarrett plans to go to law school and eventually become a
criminal defense attorney, so that he can defend against the same thing that
got him wrongfully convicted: not having a defense.
The Rape That Wasn't: The Wrongful Conviction of Jarrett Adams:
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On Sat, Jan 9, 2010 at 5:46 PM, Christine Geovanis
<chrisgeovanis at gmail.com>wrote:
> Just a heads up: I am unfortunately enmeshed in the silly season, which
> does not end until the primary on Feb. 2, and am likely completely out of
> the box until then. Sorry. Fuck.
> Chris Geovanis
> On Sat, Jan 9, 2010 at 1:21 PM, Mitchell Szczepanczyk <mitchell at szcz.org>wrote:
>> There is, and has been, a mailing list for Chicago Indymedia related audio
>> and radio matters (imc-chicago-audio at lists.indymedia.org). I've added
>> Chris' gmail account, along with Andrew's and Amanda's emails to those
>> lists. I think we should use that list to handle logistics of organizing
>> the show From The Trenches, much as imc-chicago-video is used for handling
>> details of Chicago Independent Television.
>> I'm also copying Rita on this email, with a number of questions to ask her
>> about From The Trenches:
>> * When is it due?
>> * How long is the show supposed to be in the end? (I imagine 59 minutes
>> * Who is our contact at WLUW? What is their email and/or phone number?
>> * I understand that you've submitted shows by posting an MP3 of the show
>> to Houston Indymedia and then mailing the link to WLUW. Is that correct?
>> If not, how exactly do we submit shows to WLUW?
>> For the January episode, here's the excerpt from the minutes of the
>> December Chicago Indymedia meeting pertinent to the radio show:
>> Radio show: Segments for the January episode were brainstormed, and
>> * We'll assemble coverage from the recent housing anti-eviction
>> * Protest in Chicago against Obama's Afghanistan escalation
>> * Media Demcracy Day 2009
>> * RNC8: Lessons learned.
>> * Bohanek and Polish workers
>> To add in to the mix, I also have two interviews from my own show in the
>> past week, with Vancouver Olympics activist Marla Renn and with single-payer
>> healthcare advocate Quentin Young. Both shows are online here:
>> Time to roll up our sleeves, folks.
>> -- Mitchell
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