It is the intention of Jaws of Justice Radio to investigate how to achieve justice in America, this includes issues of economic injustice, political injustice and the criminal justice system. We want to put a human face on those caught in the grasp of injustice and those that are part of an unjust system. We strive to dispel the misconceptions created by the news and entertainment industry, politicians and our educational system.
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Craig Lubow is a criminal defense and family law attorney in Kansas. Craig has been a progressive activist since the early 1970s, starting in the War Resisters’ League. Craig serves on the executive committee of the Kanza Group of the Kansas Sierra Club.
I am a native son of Kansas City, Missouri who recently returned to this city after a long expedition, or journey that took me to some of the places in America that are referred to here at KKFI as the “Jaws of Justice!” Once I heard that terminology, I automatically knew this is where I belonged and I have been here every sense.
Margot Patterson is a writer and editor. Most of her experience has been in print journalism, frequently writing on U.S. foreign policy and the Middle East. In 2019 she and co-hosts Jamie Jackson and Jeremy Rothe-Kushel started “Understanding Israel-Palestine,” a now-weekly program that seeks to provide listeners with a more informed perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict than is often available in the mainstream press. She is a long-time contributor to KKFI’s “Jaws of Justice” program and has interviewed a wide range of policy experts, criminologists, law enforcement officials and former inmates on topics ranging from juvenile justice detention, mass incarceration and police training to domestic extremism, human trafficking, solitary confinement and new technologies of incarceration.
Programmer biography coming soon.
Terri loves community radio!
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It is the intention of Jaws of Justice Radio to investigate how to achieve justice in America, this includes issues of economic injustice, political injustice and the criminal justice system. We want to put a human face on those caught in the grasp of injustice and those that are part of an unjust system. We strive to dispel the misconceptions created by the news and entertainment industry, politicians and our educational system. We want to pull back the veil and reveal those that really write our laws and who our justice system is meant to protect. It is our intention to seek out alternatives to the present practice that puts the law before justice, alternatives that are restorative to those that have been wronged and just to those that have offended. In short, we want to inform our society of the realities of the existing systems and in doing so start a dialogue about how to create systems that truly seek justice for all.
The Jaws of Justice Radio group is made up of formerly incarcerated citizens, family members of victims, family members of the incarcerated, lawyers, and justice seeking members of our community. We invite you to join the dialogue.
Jaws of Justice Radio has covered issues of law enforcement, courts, incarceration, homelessness, economic injustice, foster care, death penalty, constitutional rights and more. We are looking for organizations and individuals to tell their story, and more folks that want to learn how to produce radio.
July 26, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Host David Bell Speaks with Tony Sanders, Use of Force Investigator with the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Host David Bell speaks with Tony Sanders, Use of Force Investigator with the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office about the most important tool in the police officer's arsenal - EMPATHYListen
July 19, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Asking for Change: Advocates for the Homeless, John Krehbiel, Sharilyn Wells and Steve Ozark of Justice Matters in Kansas talk about the need to create homes for the homeless - and not just four walls, but the home of a community of caring friends to each other.Listen
July 12, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Jaws of Justice host Margot Patterson has assembled a live panel for a lively and honest discussion of the question on Kansas City Missouri Police Department funding.
Margot will speak with guests Ryan Sorrell of Black Rainbow, Ken Novak, Professor of Criminology at UMKC, and David Bell of WHM, a local criminal defense attorney. Margot, along with Craig Lubow and Terri Wilke, regular hosts on Jaws of Justice, will ask questions of the panel.
By the time of the 21st Century, our construct of policing has given rise to social activism against police violence and the disproportional rate that persons of color are subjected to it. “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.”
July 5, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Jaws of Justice Goes to the Dogs – Puppies4Parole at Jefferson City Correctional Center; Jenny Donaldson-Hite Speaks on the Cold Case of her Son’s Murder
On July 5th, Jaws of Justice’s host Terri Wilke speaks with Jake Butler, Corrections Case Manager at Jefferson City Correctional Center, a Missouri Department of Corrections employee employed with the Puppies4Parole program, and two inmates involved with the program, Taylor Marquez and Jason Barr. They will tell us about Puppies4 Parole, a program operated by Missouri Department of Corrections in partnership with animal advocacy groups and animal shelters statewide in Missouri. Next, Terri Wilke speaks with Jenny Donaldson-Hite, a mother whose son, Chad Donaldson, was shot and killed near Christmas, December, 2014 while he was walking home from a nearby convenience shop. At this point, that is all that is known, and authorities consider Chad Donaldson’s murder as a cold case.Listen
June 28, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Rap lyrics are turning up as evidence of crime in courtrooms across the country, with increasing regularity. Jaws of Justice’s host David Bell speaks with Prof. Jack Lerner, UCI Law, about his co-authored legal guide, “Rap on Trial”. They will discuss how prosecutors are using rap lyrics to obtain convictions, even while research shows that bringing rap music into the courtroom risks poisoning the jury and bringing bias and prejudice into the proceedings - and explain what defense lawyers can do about it.Listen
June 21, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
On 6/21/21, Jaws of Justice is bringing listeners a show about the recently identified location for Jackson County to build a new detention center. Host Bev Livingston will speak with Jalen Anderson, Jackson County 1st District-at-large Legislator, about the plans for a new jail. Since 2018, Jackson County Missouri has been studying the detention center and whether it is best to build a new one and if so, how and where?
After that, Keith Brown El speaks with Executive Director of I Am My Brother’s Keeper, Charles Johnson. I Am My Brother’s Keeper is a group whose mission is to repair the damages in our communities caused by our history of indignity by giving ourselves real love.
June 14, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Jaws of Justice is bringing listeners a special show during pledge drive. Host Keith Brown El will speak with Ronnie Amiyn. Amiyn left prison in 2018 after serving 25 years. Today, he is the Housing Coordinator for the Criminal Justice Ministry’s Release to Rent program. This program helps formerly incarcerated people with housing and other services. TUNE IN TO KKFI 90.1 FM https://kkfi.org/listen/Listen
June 7, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Kansas City Missouri Mayor Quinton Lucas and eight city council members voted to reallocate about $42 million of the Kansas City Police Department’s budget to a new fund that would emphasize social services such as community engagement and mental health programs. Opponents contend the budget change is “defunding” the police department. Lucas counters that the budget will actually increase because $3 million has been added for new police recruiting class. Proponents of the budget change feel it is smart because it is not defunding the police department. Rather, it raises the level of accountability to the citizens that pay taxes for the police department to operate.
Host Margot Patterson will discuss these issues with her guest, the Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Cleaver III of St James United Methodist Church and they will discuss his and other faith leaders’ concerns about the fatal police shooting of Malcolm Johnson in March and distrust between the police and the black community.
May 31, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Good people doing something are the guests of Jaws of Justice on 5-31-31. Host Terri Wilke speaks with four members of Justice Matters, Barbara Palmer, Deb Engstrom, Ralph Planthold and Joanna Harader. Their idea is dramatically different than the status quo – try to keep people OUT of jail.Listen
May 24, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Join us Monday, May 24th, 2021, at 9:00 AM when host David Bell speaks with Kansas City Pastor Darron Edwards about how religion is often the fabric bringing victims, defendants and the criminal justice system together.Listen