January 17, 2015 @ 11:01 pm
On December 5, We started the show with Anita Kinney, regional field organizer for Democracy Matters. Phil Rosenberg and Ms. Kinney talked about the election results of 2014 and campaign finance reform. Dan Kinch then spoke to Vanissa Chan, co-founder of the Justice For Kenny Coalition. On the night of April 12, 2008, Kenny Lazo was pulled over by Suffolk County police allegedly for going 8 miles an hour over the speed limit. The next morning he was found dead in the custody of Suffolk County police, with his body showing signs of blunt impacts to the head, face, torso and arms.The Suffolk County Coroner ruled Kenny’s death HOMICIDE as a result of his injuries, but refused to state who was culpable. The Coalition wants Kenny's killers indicted and brought to justice. And Zack Murphy interviewed Travis Morales, a longtime civil rights activist helping to organize protest after the Eric Garner grand jury refused to indict the NYPD officers who caused his death. Morales and his group Stop Mass Incarceration are fighting the biases in the US criminal justice system.