aired on Truth and Justice Radio) Each
piece includes an introduction, all of that speaker's edited content,
a mention of 492cafe.org and
a teaser for the next installment, if applicable.
Event Organizer Anthony Naro Receives NLG Student Award!
The National Lawyers Guild
has chosen Suffolk Law student Anthony Naro to receive its
Naro is being recognized for
his contribution to the legal community through his public service
He has been active in the Suffolk
Defenders legal clinic, has served as president of the National
Lawyers Guild Suffolk Student Chapter, and is a visible leader
in the Law School community, known for his kind smile and commitment
Naro will work at the New Hampshire
Public Defender’s Office after graduation.
Law Student and Event Organizer
Bonus: New Mexico Prison Guards Charged
Ronald Keine -Death Row
Michael Avery -Professor,
Stephen Hrones -Defense
Tony Naro -Student, Organizer
Q and A Topics...
Arguing the Death Penalty
Dealing with Defamation
Retribution v. Forgiveness
Witness to Innocence
Death Penalty Info
include F.B.I. complicity in murders and frame-ups, (resulting
in death sentences, later commuted,) prosecutorial misconduct
and negligent indifference toward wrongful convictions and,
yes, even executions. It becomes clear that prosecutorial and
police misconduct are both commonplace and malignant in the
inertia, rather than proper procedure, constitutes the american
"justice" system's modus operandi. The result is a daily
boatload of heartbreaking injustices that could so easily happen
to you or your family.
A full one percent of Americans
are incarcerated, most for nonviolent offenses.
Taken together, these stories,
coming directly from credible sources, form an effective debunking
tool, effectively eviscerating the common and seemingly reasonable
arguments in support of the death penalty.
Innocence and corruption, morality,
cost and other issues are addressed.
Avery tells the shocking history of F.B.I. complicity in mob murders
involving Raymond Patriarca,
“(This was) the most sordid
and shocking case that I came across in nearly four decades of
litigating law enforcement misconduct,” says Avery.
Learn what FBI Director Hoover
was doing about organized crime, (a problem which he told us, quite
famously, did not exist!) Public Enemy #1 Hoover, by the way, was
not a fan of the NLG.
Avery helped to win for the Limone
family, a record breaking $101,000,000.00 award (appealed) in a
civil case against the F.B.I.
Avery is a former President of the National Lawyers
Guild and a Professor at Suffolk Law.
Professor Avery is a talented
speaker, we are alway pleased to record. Here, he hands us a
special personal story that could not be more relevant to the
topic. Having lost a family member to violent crime, he shares
his struggle with retribution and forgiveness.
Barboza and the Deegan Murder Prosecution An Extraordinary Failure
to Serve the Ends of Justice (pdf) Download
More from Michael
Avery on The case of the Cuba Five
Exonerated death-row prisoner Ronald Keine tells his personal
story of an outrageous police frame-up Keine and his friends
were viciously prosecuted and sentenced to be murdered by the
When when a cop confessed to the killing, the Prosecutor said "Case
closed." Executing the innocent was too convenient, compared
with serving justice.
So it hit the press, and the moss-caked wheels of justice groaned
a bit. You must hear the facts Keine relates.
Ronald Keine (website)
of Witness for Innocence is
a death penalty activist with a special edge on the issue.
He was nearly murdered by the state of New Mexico.
Keine's story is a riveting exposé revealing
the ubiquitous banality of evil in the "criminal" justice
...There's also a rather scary connection to the
Speaking directly to law students, Boston
criminal defense attorney Stephen Hrones talks about his cases.
Institutional impediments to justice Hrones
reveals, include politics of the high court (wrongful refusal
to overturn lower court verdicts, particularly in high profile
cases,) the “need” of police to charge someone immediately,
and the subsequent resistance to considering other suspects,
even if, (in fact, especially if) better information
a criminal defense attorney with 35 years experience practicing
in local, state and federal courts (appeals.) He has helped
to free wrongfully convicted persons, and promises to continue
to do so.
The Limone Family Tort...
A landmark victory for wrongfully convicted men and their families
A team of lawyers, among them
NPAP’s Howard Friedman and Michael Avery, has won a $101.7
million judgment on behalf of four men convicted in 1968 for a
Mafia related murder they did not commit. On July 26, 2007 US District
Judge Nancy Gertner ordered the government to pay the landmark
sum because “[t]he FBI’s misconduct was clearly the
sole cause of this conviction.”
In this case, which Michael Avery
calls “the most sordid and shocking case that I came across
in nearly four decades of litigating law enforcement misconduct,” the
FBI agents suborned perjury, framed four men and conspired to keep
them in jail for over thirty years. The four, Joseph Salvati, Peter
J. Limone, Louis Greco and Henry Tameleo, were implicated in the
murder of Edward Deegan by Joe Barboza, the FBI’s star witness
and mafia hit man, who himself was involved in killing Deegan.
Based on Barboza’s testimony, which the FBI knew to be false,
Limone, Tameleo, and Greco were sentenced to death, Salvati to
life in prison. The death sentences were reduced to life imprisonment
when the death penalty was vacated.
Tameleo and Greco died in prison
in 1985 and 1995, respectively. Salvati was freed in 1997 when
then Governor Weld commuted his sentence. In 2001, after a lengthy
investigation into the Boston office of the FBI, Limone was released
and a new trial concluded that there was no good faith basis to
further prosecute the defendant. Based on this investigation, all
four men were eventually exonerated. The civil lawsuit against
the FBI was filed in 2002. (source)