Skip to main content

tv   Documentary  RT  October 4, 2020 4:30pm-5:01pm EDT

4:30 pm
you know as a society we see the bad guys in the good guy as cops and robbers but when the cop becomes the robber the game is over the game is over s. corruption there was a horrific twist of fate that led to reggie's release. was more fortunate his father's death led to an unexpected turn providence was his big thing and he had you know great life insurance some 184000 that my dad loved and i was able to parlay that up to about $236.00 stock market and then it was just 100 percent of my time dedicated to my case and that enabled this to hire a private investigator we had essentially a growing more chest of evidence that i hadn't committed the crime or at least that all the evidence that was presented was it was false evidence i had received a complaint from i flew up to. the state prison where there was i spoke to him once somebody is accused of murder and you're arrested for murder it's tape
4:31 pm
recorded everything is tape recorder i couldn't find his tape 'd it had been. taken out of evidence by detective monsoor and it was never put back into evidence. detective months it would said the footprints outside the house matched the footprints on the inside lieutenant gavin found the footprints were actually looked at by a scientist or any qualified expert so we took matters into his own 'd so i contacted our people scientific investigative division so he takes how this big magnifying glass looks at it looks at the other one a goes these 2 don't match see this is a great embarrassment for any large organization that you've convicted somebody for murder and then 51020 years later it's true it turns out that the person is actually innocent. and this is what my lieutenant said that is not in that prison do you understand me sergeant kaplan they will do everything they can to stop you prevent you from going forward. with the information you have upon
4:32 pm
a deal in the comprehensive work of the private investigator l.a.p.d. internal affairs department claimed his complaints were unfounded and that no misconduct had occurred you can't have an internal investigation were we all investigate ourselves that this. is. just against the system that has no checks and balances you who is taking you all i believe should be separate from the police department there is no way that a police department can investigate themselves currently there are no independent organizations whose job it is to investigate police misconduct and there's no oversight of prosecutors either. prosecutorial misconduct dizzee major factor of wrongful convictions just a single thread that runs through almost all of the wrongful conviction cases deskovic as a master's in criminal justice specializing in wrongful convictions is also
4:33 pm
a survivor of prosecutorial misconduct i spent 16 years in prison i was wrongfully convicted at 17. emerged at $32.00 jeff eventually won a lawsuit against putnam county new york conviction which enabled him to start his own foundation the founder and executive director of the. dishes but just as there's no deterrence there's no oversight is no punishment for prosecutors so they can break the law they don't face criminal penalties even when they engage in withholding evidence of innocence threatening witnesses coercing witnesses no matter how serious the misconduct is if the prosecutor commits that after an arrest has been made they have what's called prosecutorial immunity they're above the law the prosecutors to really hold what's become just words which is you know they're there to do justice they're there to do the right thing it becomes more like we're there when expression will prosecute. officers actually keep statistics on
4:34 pm
conviction rates well you should be credited that you looked at a case where the police thought they had a good case but a good prosecutor looked and said you know what there's some mistakes made here we should drop the charges in this case we should incentivize that but instead we actually incentivize the opposite of getting convictions and getting conviction rates all of a sudden justice gets lost in that process and whether this guy committed the crime or not gets lost in the process because it's all about winning my case. and me in the real world you know you suppose we held accountable for your wrongdoings so therefore if you are a person of authority already the you have to be held at a higher standard than just a lightly i think we actually to step back and kind of rethink the whole system in the way we're approaching it because it's become this game and people's lives are lost as a result of it. if you ever do
4:35 pm
find yourself fully convicted odds are you never get now the 1st thing you need to do is in preservation letters to the police department and the courts requesting that you want all your evidence say otherwise they may destroy it within 30 days to try to find an innocence project that will take you case prepare for this process to take years. for. the innocence project estimates conservatively there could easily be 40000 to over 100000 americans currently wrongfully convicted the majority of which are people of color. this is private investigator. yet a very vigorous private investigator who made a good. played to the. on the desk of the internal affairs investigator who. looked
4:36 pm
at bruce's claims in a very serious minded fashion. it's the people like the text of the others out there that have made our job very difficult to do day after day because we lose the confidence of the public and we lose the confidence of the courts we have to have police chief structures of public service that are willing to do the right thing and terminate employees who are doing the wrong thing if you want to say you're the good guy but you're ostracized by everybody that you believe then it's a very difficult situation because i have to continue to work for the same department the. i don't look at myself as a hero i look at myself as a sort of survivor because the system attacked me system one after me and the system did everything they could to keep her in jail and everything to keep me
4:37 pm
quiet it's been a lot of therapy my wife and i met in 3rd grade we were elementary junior high high school sweethearts who lived on the same street and it's a been it's been a very difficult difficult road she is 3rd generation l.a.p.d. and. so their survival is day by day and always looking over your shoulder whether you're doing the right thing or not you're constantly looking over your shoulder and every time i get called into the captain's office i wonder what did i do now and i've never had that feeling before i just kept on telling myself they are not going to defeat me they're not going to defeat me it's just when you come across something like this what are you going to do and that's the difficult thing if i had not given the information that i did to the l.a. times there would still be in prison. a bloody footprint that was attributed to bruce. his trial had recently been reanalyzed and shown to not been made from bruce
4:38 pm
issue so they got his interest in the case and we started talking to those that private investigator began the 7 month investigation and at the conclusion of that they filed an article called a case of doubt that eventually won them in award when the times and i want up sitting between 2005 when the 1st article came out and 2009 in prison for solid years. a widely recognized innocent man we knew back in 20032004 that we had probably a person that was imprisoned for a crime he did not commit and it took 5 years for the courts to work through the entire system there were a lot of delays because of the conduct of my own police department and the conduct of the california attorney general. reggie kohl spent 16 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit 10 of those years were spent in solitary confinement and
4:39 pm
he had to kill another man to get a trial it's a miracle reggie got out of all. thames is a miracle story as well in late 2012 after 26 years he made parole. i signed some papers for the prof's or he said ok see you later. then asked me how i was getting home didn't ask me if i had a home and i realize these people honestly don't give. to survive good you know dislodge harder than it sounds you may have developed pools of magic stress disorder. paranoia and require immediate treatment you hunt in the food new clothes you're going to need money for transportation to and from view of the world. meeting if you miss
4:40 pm
a beauty you could be minute. but there's a lot of discrimination out there for employment speak you which. i wouldn't have a home if it wasn't for the rescue life foundation to set up a transitional housing. god and that foundation. is what's got me by. a series and i'm sitting here and not back inside. 25 years himself. who we would have to go to. and hang out all day work around the business we have there are organizations that we just patrol areas so it's pretty say we have black panthers. brings organization plays we head the nation. it was pretty cool you know you don't have to worry about
4:41 pm
people coming in holding you up and everything you have to worry about this stuff but it was after the cointelpro when they get pushed out that everything you know we're crazy all that came out and you know you were you were fair game in the store operators. burberry's my mother she just. she would beat up and rob one day while i was there. grab. the money do anything good it was enough money. in years old that you know he had his own issues how to move in just you know in this suits keep her in and demanded more he got all the money we hate you know. mother wasn't robbed once she was robbed over and over again. everybody's
4:42 pm
reaching for the jugular scoop. and i mean it's a rush and i think the resolution of this is there's going to be a gnostic war that's going to go on for maybe months assuming i'm ready to reject it's. almost goes off to mediate because the fighting is too early on that people are now battling to see what territory they can get and i think when the fighting settles down and the lines are drawn and people realize that they're not going to move forward or backwards then they're going to sue the other. match geysers financial survival guide liquid assets not those that you can convert into a cast quite easily. to keep in mind though as a tremendous pleasure to watch record.
4:43 pm
my name is sucking. on the on social media as jack see what i don't see it's a. bit over you know if. i'm out we've got to get it down to cause you need to move. from. the speech and i use down 6 each to make any babies you know food to meet squad truck each 2 people. who people who comes to clubs during his child week shift the life a music that. i love to jazz because he makes me happy i love he dies because he makes me happy playing moved to. and when he will to teach me at nasa. beyond that i said
4:44 pm
because it's part of my. love for the city. that i doubt. i had a good friend he would always come in about me being so tight and he smokes we submit just take this you need to the right medication and lead to the page you're not it led to cocaine in the p.c. . we shot in the lead to mark a crime that happened in prison you know into prison for 2nd degree murder some do
4:45 pm
is rowdy they were supposed to be in the middle man going to get in the end of the in the robbing me because it happened to us in business the family business so much this guy he wasn't just someone that was robbing me all the time he was the image of somebody he had been victimized in my family and all these other times you got away with this time you want to go to get away so it was kind of like the previous day retaliation thing for you when you're you've got to pay for that. which you can't forgive you wouldn't be coming. which you can't forgive you and i'm becoming. so i had to learn how to forgive and then to go and i had to learn how to forgive him and then they go because he was also after i got to see his record this guy had a rap sheet you know from here from one side roll into the other you know and i
4:46 pm
could see you know he needed to same help that i need we are generally to imagine that there is such thing as for example a murderer and then they were in the murder in the public imagination and then most of our minds whether we thought about it or not initially is someone who likes to murder and he would murder given the opportunity i think that's what you think of a kiss and make that's what murderers do they go around murdering mate and that's why you don't let them out of prison conceal and out of prison are going to murder again. the reality is.
4:47 pm
incredibly. some of the. situations some of which couldn't even really begin. suddenly. doesn't have such a natural place anymore. 20 years. there's no human element. to. the criminal justice system. there is no human element they're not there to help you they're not there to help society they can say they did that that's what a set up for all they want that's not what it's there for. not in california and
4:48 pm
not in a lot of places it's a system set up to punish people and they take a bad situation and they usually make it much worse. you know what the official success rate of state prison is nearly 80 percent of all inmates. within 5 years that's success rate of 20 percent imagine if we have those requirements of airplanes wow you know 10 airplanes falling out of the sky it's a little bit crazy making and that is department of justice the federal government research dr michael coyle attended harvard university has a ph d. in just the studies and as a professor of criminal justice at california state university dr coyle says the prison not only increases criminal behavior has a deleterious effect on society as a whole what happens to a family when the wage earner is removed from society and thrown into prison for 10 years. what happens to those hour of am proud to wear their chances of success in
4:49 pm
life start to go down what will how does that impact the community loss of resources in our community more demands in the community now to help to help this family maybe the other parent maybe the children it says so clearly a failure by every measure that you look at it but i think we just need to rethink the whole thing and not just keep trying to put lipstick on this pig because that's what i think it is difficult for people to imagine a world without prisons now we've become so accustomed to the idea of prisons that it's hard for people to imagine well what do you do with people if you don't put them in from. and when when they've done wrong there are other alternatives just ask he said the degree of civilization in a society could be judged by entering its prisons hebrews 133 remember those who are in chains as if you were in chains with them. we don't we put everybody at
4:50 pm
risk. my husband dan was a police officer and he was killed in the line of duty and my goal at the trial was to get the man who killed my husband convicted of 1st degree murder and be given the death penalty and that's what i got that's what happened i thought ok here it is i got justice i'm going to be free from this and it didn't happen and it was just a lie it didn't change anything ok less sheryl's a stainless for brokering the truce between the crips and the bloods in 1902 then in 2004 experienced an unimaginable tragedy my oldest son was murdered. from winter break college. and i was shot to death at a party. you know my daughter called me was like the dad you didn't go the room alone she was mistreating the projects and stuff and he took a mug on
4:51 pm
a mission for trail so i jumped him our car and i drove over there to do projects and i jumped off the car and i are sitting. i said man we've played this eye for an arduous fortune's game old enough i'm like you know it's left us all blind into focus you know and i might win without anybody here to provide direction and guidance for the jews and the young folks and the parents and the loved ones that are left behind like i'm like let's let's do something different there's an opportunity here for us to take the wisdom that we know works what we would do for our own kids or own kids were in trouble into a very by these kids. we have to demand a once and for all an end to police scene and. prisons for profit. at least half of the people in there are in there for crimes of addiction desperation or mental health instead of just throwing everybody that we decide if we can help and the money for restoring justice programs. and social services.
4:52 pm
there has to be citizen oversight and accountability for all our public servants. any interest. equal access to opportunity in this country. matter of. logical. love for. well for yourself. a good monday morning to you how a poignant man finally free after serving 16 years for a crime he didn't commit i don't think he was real and saw so much oh he's invisible. better. trying to describe it.
4:53 pm
was an unbelievable feeling that was just an emotional roller coaster that you know i mean i cried walking out it was just the magnitude of all these years. now here it is and then. a moment later i would be too bewildered to cry and i would just be. that that whole day was really scary for a lot of people but i think that they would be like yeah. but i was terrified there were well wishers well wishers there of officers of the new that. i think they knew the truth and certainly knew the character you know my character and then i was in the parking lot. the air smelled different. and i wish my mom could have been there wish my dad could have been there which my stepmom could have been. but i think you know where they were.
4:54 pm
like yes i got a little bit of this all i want tourney's i just feel like running like just getting this far away from them places are possibly the best. not the answer that everybody would think. that i would have but. it was a. joyous time for me i mean like i literally was scared to death mike. and was waiting for me my private investigator was waiting for me and i said. you don't hear what i actually said. and i looked at paul and i said you know. let's get the stuff in the truck get out of here. and we could leave fast enough. the 1st place we stopped there was
4:55 pm
a guy out for some breakfast and. i was like amazed at just the syrup me. is just was overwhelming like it was completely overwhelming. i haven't been in a vehicle without being chained at my feet and with a waist chain and then handcuffs hooked to the waist chain and in a paper jumpsuit for 26 years. there were just what i mean. to try to try to figure it out so i have to. use to try to figure out word out by. how do you would just come up through the planet mars to earth. oh you think the ox is saying look here. i don't think i'm
4:56 pm
going just to. be. me. i am i am.
4:57 pm
on the roof. but i would go to of the birds or head. about 40 feet of it but such. an argument and. because of it is that people. just fit into the commission to feel so much moved. to manage to finish it oh my gosh the flu moment is more. of a articles from the. god since well it will. be i need. to meet the needs of the spirit or to. give the
4:58 pm
learn. to. look at a local and system definition in a hint and in a sense in our newscycle. yanks this is what happens to pensions in britain. l. look forward to talking to you all that technology should work for people. i robot must obey the orders given by human beings except where such orders to conflict with the 1st law show your identification for should be very careful about artificial intelligence and the point of use the is to create trusts ever.
4:59 pm
played on theories charts and with artificial intelligence will summon the demons. of the obama's protect its own existence as. well. as the u.s. economy was booming growing numbers of people were made homeless. you can work 40 hours in a week and still not have enough to get housing everybody believes america still has the lead up to the reality of it we're not financially equality and the lack of affordable housing or living minimum wage give many people new choice you know there's been a problem with the city knows turn around and told me stay away i don't hold this.
5:00 pm
concerted effort is no answer because the answer requires resources the most vulnerable are abandoned on the streets to become the invisible comes. a week of hostilities between armenia and azerbaijan brings devastation to no gore no caught up with relentless shelling of the local capital our t.v. reports from the area. 2 massive explosions in the very center of the city 250 millimeter caliber so it is a massive rocket the fighting spills beyond the disputed region as a. the week. i'm out here everybody knows he's a liar and there's nothing smart about. the presidential debates before the us.

10 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on