Host Macy Jones talks to Dale Patterson, an inmate at the South Central Correctional Facility in Licking, Missouri. Dale has been incarcerated since the age of 18 for second degree murder. He is now 62 years old. He entered an Alford plea after being told he would be out in fourteen years. Forty four years later, he is still incarcerated after numerous “setbacks” by the Parole Board. His application for parole will be reconsidered in 2027. The rejections are vague, saying “due to circumstances of the present offense.” No details are ever provided to Dale. Dale believes that having a support system with family appear at the hearings would be helpful. However, his close family members are all deceased. Hear much more from Dale.
Calendar for the week of May 29th:
- MON, May 29th, 11 AM, Memorial Day Annual Remembrance March (walk, bike) past the KCMO National Security Campus from Prospect to MO Hwy 150. NOON Rally Die In memory of hundreds (or more) who died from toxins at the old nuke-parts plant, and some will do civil disobedience by crossing the property line at the entry road, 14510 Botts Rd. (just north of Mo. Hwy. 150). There will be two resistance options – crossing the line, then soon going back to the public property without arrest, OR crossing the line and being arrested and processed at a police station and released. Those not wishing to do the 1-mile walk will be driven at 11 AM or earlier from Prospect to 14510 Botts Rd. for the noon rally. Sponsored by https://peaceworkskc.org/events
- TUES, May 30th, 1:30 PM, you can join Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty at the Missouri State Capitol Rotunda, 201 W. Capitol Ave, Jefferson City MO, for a press conference and petition drop for #ClemencyForMichael. For more information or to arrange a ride, email [email protected] or call 816-931-4177. Please continue to share the petition for #ClemencyForMichael widely. Let’s come together and show our dedication to ending this inhumane practice.
- TUES, May 30th, 6:30 PM, Forum for KC Council 3rd, 4th, & 5th In-District At-Large Candidates is an Online event hosted by League of Women Voters – Greater KC Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/reg…/WN_yKwEMBaJRa6wK7MEprg28A The public may submit questions for candidates at https://tinyurl.com/LWVKCForumQuestions Your vote MATTERS!
- WED, May 31st, 6:30 PM, Forum for KC Council 3rd, 4th, & 6th At-Large Candidates is an Online event hosted by League of Women Voters – Greater KC Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/reg…/WN_yKwEMBaJRa6wK7MEprg28A The public may submit questions for candidates at https://tinyurl.com/LWVKCForumQuestions Your vote MATTERS! Learn about candidates for the Kansas City Council on your June 20 ballot – who, along with the Kansas City Mayor, set the overall policy for Kansas City, MO, by adopting resolutions and ordinances, making appropriations and approving budgets for all departments and conducting public hearings on City affairs. The council monitors the results of its actions through studies, surveys and hearings. The city is divided into six districts and six at-large districts. This makes for a total of twelve council members plus the mayor. Every voter in Kansas City votes for seven Council members – their own in-district Council member and the six at-large seats. Council members serve a 4-year term
- FRI, June 2nd through SUN, June 4th During National Gun Violence Awareness Day and Wear Orange Weekend, join to honor survivors of gun violence. Wear orange, find local events at https://wearorange.org/
- A list of services, meals, and hot lines are available at https://lawrenceprogressivecalendar.blogspot.com/ That is updated daily.
Please take care of yourselves and others. Thanks to all our listeners, stay close to your dial and stay well!