Aider & Abetter Podcast "Gag Order" Now Available
The latest episode of @aiderandabettor titled "Gag Order" is now available on #applepodcasts, #itunes and #soundcloud!
Avi returned from paternity leave to join me for a discussion about a Cleveland, Ohio Judge, John Russo, and his decision to duct tape the mouth of Franklyn Williams, an African-American defendant who continuously spoke up during a sentencing hearing for various felony convictions in Russo's courtroom.
We share how an absence of empathy for defendants and lack of appreciation for their humanity caused this inflammatory gagging to occur, what the Judge should've done instead of resorting to duct tape and what we as #publicdefenders need to do to ensure that the criminally accused and convicted like Mr. Williams feel seen and heard.
Please listen and share!