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How often is an innocent person found guilty of a crime they did not commit? If you had asked me this question in 2005, I would have said, not many, only because I was uneducated. Now after specializing as a Criminal Defense Investigator for the past decade my response is a complete 360. Not because the accused are my clients, but because I am now more educated and have firsthand knowledge and experience with freeing the innocent after being wrongly accused.
There are many wrongful arrests and convictions in the United States. How can we fix this? Understanding that our current judicial system is not “truth and Justice for All” and that everyone needs to be aware, this widespread problem in our country does not discriminate against race, religion, sex, nationality. Anyone can become a victim to the judicial system and incompetent investigations by law enforcement. “Is there Really Truth and Justice for All?” airs Wednesdays at 8 AM Pacific on VoiceAmerica Variety.

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How often is an innocent person found guilty of a crime they did not commit? If you had asked me this question in 2005, I would have said, not many, only because I was uneducated. Now after specializing as a Criminal Defense Investigator for the past decade my response is a complete 360. Not because the accused are my clients, but because I am now more educated and have firsthand knowledge and experience with freeing the innocent after being wrongly accused.
There are many wrongful arrests and convictions in the United States. How can we fix this? Understanding that our current judicial system is not “truth and Justice for All” and that everyone needs to be aware, this widespread problem in our country does not discriminate against race, religion, sex, nationality. Anyone can become a victim to the judicial system and incompetent investigations by law enforcement. “Is there Really Truth and Justice for All?” airs Wednesdays at 8 AM Pacific on VoiceAmerica Variety.

    Marquis Rayner who is wrongfully incarcerated for a crime he did not commit

    Marquis Rayner who is wrongfully incarcerated for a crime he did not commit

    From the voice of the defendant: "As you can see, my name is Marquis Rayner and presently I'm an inmate at SCI-Forest. I am 28 years of age, and I am from small suburban city, Coatesville Pa. Before this incident, I enjoyed spending time with my family, and friends. I never would have imagined that, I would be writing a letter like this, let alone writing from a prison facility. On March 12, 2013, my life took a complete turn for the worse. I went from waking up each morning preparing for a day caring for hospital patients at the Coatesville Brandywine Hospital to waking up in a jail cell. I was accused of and arrested for a very unfortunate crime that took place in Coatesville on June 29, 2012. I was not, and I repeat, I was not involved with the crime in any capacity, and on that day in June a robbery/murder was committed."

    • 54 min
    Is there Really Truth and Justice for All? - January 8th, 2020

    Is there Really Truth and Justice for All? - January 8th, 2020

    • 49 min
    Q & A with William L. Fleisher co-founder of Vidocq Society.

    Q & A with William L. Fleisher co-founder of Vidocq Society.

    A Q & A with William L. Fleisher co-founder and first Commissioner of the world-renowned Vidocq Society.

    He is the Director of Keystone Intelligence Network, Inc., and Assistant Director of the Academy for Scientific Investigative Training.

    He retired as Deputy Special Agent in Charge of the Philadelphia office of the US Customs Service.

    Mr. Fleisher is also a former special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and a supervisor with the Philadelphia Police Department.

    He has over 42 years of experience in LE and investigation and has been a polygraph examiner since 1975.

    An internationally recognized expert in Behavior Symptom Analysis. He is the recipient of the Customs Service Distinguished Service Medal & Award for his efforts in developing interviewing techniques for customs inspectors. He is the co-founder of the world-renowned Vidocq Society, an organization of forensic experts, which assists law enforcement and victims' families in solving unsolved homicides.

    • 55 min
    Kitty Hailey; wrongful convictions and civil rights Investigator

    Kitty Hailey; wrongful convictions and civil rights Investigator

    Kitty Hailey, CLI is an investigator of long standing and an advocate for professionalism in the industry. She is an award winning writer and author of the acclaimed 'Code of Professional Conduct: Standards and Ethics for the Investigative Profession.' While ethics is one of her primary concerns her work revolves primarily around the wrongfully incarcerated and civil rights work.

    She will talk about several cases and her current writings discussing the role of the investigator in the larger scheme of the legal system.

    • 57 min
    Ineffective assistance of counsel

    Ineffective assistance of counsel

    During my previous podcasts, I have spent a lot of time, talking about corrupt police investigations and or lackadaisical police work. Recently, I have been working on cases, where my client’s attorneys were later convicted of a crime and in some cases were under investigation or on disciplinary review during their trials.

    A dishonest attorney is only setting the client up to have to file a post-conviction relief act, claiming ineffectiveness of counsel.

    On this episode we discuss several different things attorneys have been accused of and some recent headlines including arrests and convictions of attorneys.

    • 54 min
    Smiley Face Killers: The Hunt For Justice; Case of Dakota James

    Smiley Face Killers: The Hunt For Justice; Case of Dakota James

    Larry Forletta's investigative work on one of Pittsburgh's most haunting unsolved murder mysteries takes the spotlight on; Is There Really Truth & Justice for All?


    Smiley Face Killers: The Hunt For Justice. The docuseries aired on January 19th on the Oxygen Channel and featured the case of Duquesne University student Dakota James.


    James was last seen in Downtown Pittsburgh after partying with friends on the night of January 25, 2017. Security footage showed him walking through Katz Plaza and Scott Place before heading toward Fort Duquesne Boulevard and disappearing without a trace.

    On March 6, his lifeless body was found in the Ohio River.

    Medical examiners ruled James may have accidentally drowned, and local authorities believed he may have been drunk and killed himself, perhaps accidentally, by jumping off the bridge. After investigation however, an overwhelming amount of evidence indicated otherwise.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

nickiedenises ,

Addicting

I have enjoyed every episode. The program featuring Erie Atty John Carlson is spectacular. I hung on every word. The story of a teen wrongly accused of homicide was mesmerizing. Fantastic program. Keep up the great work.

shmawh ,

⭐️

Absolutely love the podcast. I feel like there is so much information that an hour just doesn’t do it justice. Hopefully there can be longer episodes or some episodes broken up into part 1 & part 2 in the future! But I love the podcast and great job!

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Timing couldn’t be better

This show grabs by the short hairs issues within the justice system that are otherwise masked by layers of corruption, politics, and a “don’t ask, don’t tell” mentality. The show is formatted as a story told by the actual persons involved (defendants, attorneys, investigators & police) combined with natural pauses where the host and guests discuss the relevant issues of that case and how it relates to the justice system as a whole. IMO, this is not a platform directing one-sided attacks at LE or the DA’s. The host makes that clear. The show provides ideas and methods to fixing the justice system, which should be the goals of all sides of the system.

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