Jaws of Justice Radio investigates how we can achieve justice from a system of laws deeply rooted in economic, social and political inequality.  We hope you will listen.

On April 8th, please tune in to hear host Terri Wilke speak with Karla Juarez, Executive Director of Advocates for Immigrant Rights and Reconciliation, or AIRRkc.


AIRR is striving to create a network that supports and empowers the undocumented immigrant community in the greater Kansas City area. The network provides tools and resources for people to be able to navigate their lives with confidence and pride. No person should live in fear of being torn apart from their family or home.

AIRR se esfuerza por crear una red que apoye y elevar a la comunidad de inmigrantes indocumentados en el área metropolitana de Kansas City. La red proporciona herramientas y recursos para que las personas puedan navegar sus vidas con confianza y orgullo. Ninguna persona debería vivir con el temor de ser desgarrada de su familia u hogar.

Presently, there is a lot of talk in the media about “our southern borders” and Jaws of Justice wants to provide honest open talk about the issues our country faces when entering the United States.  We’ll recognize that immigration is a boon, however, our system creates barriers.


After the calendar, I speak to Ann Suellentrop of PeaceworksKC.  A retired maternal-child nurse and lifelong activist, Suellentrop was one of three people arrested for trespassing during a Memorial Day protest organized by PeaceWorks KC at the National Security Campus of the National Nuclear Security Administration in south Kansas City.

The only property line crosser who would plead not guilty, Suellentrop represented herself in the 16th Judicial Circuit of Missouri Municipal Court Division of Kansas City, Missouri on Oct. 25 2023. She argued that intentionally crossing the alleged boundary line by 10 feet or less, approximately three-fourths of a mile from the Campus facility, was not trespass, but a peaceful, “limited protest” on a matter of principle and should not result in fines or jail time.

She argued her action was an expression of her First Amendment rights and stressed that advanced notice and planning of the annual protest was communicated to police and Campus officials. Moments after all arguments were heard and the case had rested, the prosecutor asked the judge to amend the charge to include another plaintiff, the National Nuclear Security Administration campus administrator Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technologies. The Judge denied the request as tardy and would not amend the charge. The ruling was promptly announced – not guilty of trespassing.

The Midwest Catholic Workers and KC friends will gather in retreat 4/12-14/24, preparing to resist nuclear weapons on 4/15/24 at the KC MO nuclear weapons plant. That facility makes or procures 80% of the mechanical and electrical parts for the US nuclear arsenal. The retreat and action together make up “Resist Nuclear Weapons,” which Catholic Workers are leading. Any person is welcome to participate, find details at https://www.jerusalemfarm.org/s/?language=en_US

We’ll end the hour with Host Keith Brown El’s commentary on the topic of the recent stadium vote in Kansas City.

On Jaws of Justice, we examine how to find justice in our society.  Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.


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