Omar Khadr,Child Soldier On Trial in Guantanamo; Interview attorney Bruce Edney
CHILD SOLDIER, OMAR KHADR; ON TRIAL AUGUST 10TH, AT GUANTANAMO
Attorney Dennis Edney joins host Linda Olson-Osterlund to talk about his 8 year relationship with the young prisoner he calls " like a son to me" and his determined fight to see Canadian citizen Omar Khadr released. Khadr, who was only 15 years old when captured by US forces in 2002, is scheduled to be tried on August 10th by Military Commission at Guantanamo. His trial is a violation of International law on the treatment of child soldiers and yet is being vigorously pursued by the Obama administration. Tune in to learn the role of the Canadian government in Omar Khadr's fate and much more.
Linda Olson-Osterlund conducts a discussion with listeners on the use of "pretext" stops and racial profiling by local police. Pretext stops occur when police become suspicious about a car or its occupants, and then use a minor traffic infraction as an excuse to initiate a stop. This controversial law enforcement technique led to the fatal shooting of James Jahar Perez, an unarmed black motorist, killed by a Portland policeman in 2004.
Today's guests are Larry Collins, Michael Harper, and Furlton Burns from POPA, People of Purpose and Associates. Our topic is mentoring and supporting those with the greatest burdens stacked against them.
This is a very positive organization, providing invaluable resources for families, youth, and re-entry programs for the recently incarcerated. Find out what they're doing in and around YOUR community to make Portland a Better Place to Live.
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A Show on Marilyn Buck, Carlos Alberto Torres, and other political prisoners.
Tonight on Circle A Radio we celebrate the release of Marilyn Buck and Carlos Alberto Torres from their long prison sentences. We also talk about the state of political prisoners in the U.S., and we mourn the passing of Puerto Rican Freedom Fighter, and former political prisoner, Lolita Lebron.
Oregon House District 43 is one of the most diverse in the state. It also faces some of the biggest challenges: high unemployment, high rates of police misconduct, high displacement from gentrification.
This week Dave and Jo Ann talked with State Rep. Lew Frederick about what role the state can play in addressing some of these problems.
On Wednesday, July 28th the City of Portland paid a settlement to the family of James Chasse Jr. in response to his in-custody death at the hands of the three Portland Police officers. The Office of Independent Review gave a report to the Portland City Council outline some issues and suggested changes... KBOO's James Dixon brings us the report from the council meeting.