Host Teresa Wilke speaks with Michael P. Whalen, Kansas Appellate Attorney. His record is impressive. He has been involved with over 30 criminal jury trials with over 480 briefs written and over 400 appellate case decisions. Mr. Whalen has appeared before the Kansas Supreme Court 20 times with 14 of those cases resulting in a positive outcome for his clients. He also has had over 35 cases overturned or sustained in the clients favor before the Kansas Court of Appeals. Michael represents Albert Wilson, a young Black Afro-American man convicted of rape in Douglas County Kansas. There was a recent hearing to request a new trial because of error in the convicting trial.
After the calendar in the middle of our program, Wilke will talk with Latahra Smith of KC Freedom Project about issues of prosecutorial misconduct. In 2013, Smith organized the KC Freedom Project, a ministry dedicated to helping people behind bars. She obtained a criminal investigator’s license to begin advocating for those who may have been wrongfully convicted and to go after corrupt prosecutors. Sorry to say, she’s been hard at work on those causes ever since.
“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.”
The Calendar for the week of November 9th:
In compliance with the latest version of Mayor Lucas’s emergency order, certain business activities may resume while ensuring necessary public health measures remain in place. See the FAQS at kcmo.gov.
- Today, Nov 9th, Monday Meets: 4 PM, an online event hosted by Willow Domestic Violence Center. Get to know the Willow, access at Facebook Live. Willow Domestic Violence Center 24 Hour Hotline is 785) 843-3333.
- TUES, Nov 10th, 6 – 8 PM Organizing, Protest and Activism: A KC- Social Justice Round-table Discussion and Know Your Rights When Protesting Training. An online event hosted by ACLU of Missouri and Access info at ACLU of Missouri on Facebook.
- TUES, Nov 10th, 6:30 PM, MADP – KC Chapter monthly meeting on Zoom. Contact Bob Ronan – [email protected] for access info
- THURS, Nov. 12th, 5 -6 PM, We Have Work to Do: An Interfaith Public Action for Racial Justice: 93rd Street at State Line, Kansas City MO. This is a rally by faith leaders from Missouri and Kansas to DENOUNCE white supremacy. We are publicly declaring our responsibility as faith leaders in racial justice work, committing to the work in public and inviting others to join us. Hosted by Metro Organization for Racial and Economic Equity (MORE2)
- Smart Sentencing Coalition call FRI Nov. 13th, 11 AM – 12 noon access info at https://empowermissouri.org/events/
- SAT, Nov 14th, Noon to 2 PM, Mothers of Incarcerated Sons and Daughters, KC, asks us to join them at Plexpod Westport Commons (centrally located on busline, easy to find at 300 E. 39th St KCMO (Annex A)
A list of services, meals, and hot lines specific to sheltering are available at lawrenceprogressivecalendar.blogspot.com. It is updated daily.
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