May 9, 2015

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Mike talks about cannabis legislation making its way through the Texas legislature while Mr. X speaks briefly about his latest article (not yet posted) concerning the LIBOR scandal and others and those deemed “too big to jail.” Lou says that if there’s “no justice in the courts, there’s no justice in America” . . . then tells of there being no fish in the creek running along side his property.

Segment II (18:16)
Charmaine Bradley, CEO of the Carbon County Independent Gazette, calls in to fill us in on the CCIG’s Picnic in the Park from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon at the Lehighton Amphitheater. The event will feature live music and showcase some 25 charity organizations from Carbon County. Lou expresses his gratitude to the Carbon Gazette and the other Gazette affiliates which have been key to the paper’s expanded reach.

Segment III (32:30)
Judy Lorah-Fisher is Lou’s second of three guests for this broadcast. Judy describes her key role in bringing the Kids for Cash scandal to light. After her niece Amanda was placed in a juvenile detention center she discovered that hundreds of other children were being placed absent criminal offenses. Judy approached then-state representative¬†John Yudichak¬†¬†in 2007 with a list of 153 Nanticoke youths from her hometown who had been stripped from their families, just as Amanda had been. Judy’s starting the whole process over again concerning Custody for Cash, visiting now-Senator Yudichak’s Harrisburg office on Monday with a few others to inform him of the injustices occurring in the realm of Family Court and child custody.

Segment IV (48:32)
Larry Hohol calls in to discuss his investigation of Luzerne Count corruption and his involvement with the Robert Leone police brutality case in particular. After years of delay Leone’s case is finally going to trial in courtroom #3 of the Wilkes-Barre federal court on Monday at 9:30 a.m. as the jury selection process begins. The trial itself is expected to commence Tuesday. Hohol’s June 2012 YouTube video “Police Brutality Worse than Rodney King – The Robert Leone Story” has garnered nearly 2.2 million views and has been instrumental in garnering attention for the incident.