In this episode Santa Clara Alternate Deputy Public Defender Sajid Khan walks his client on a gang murder trial. Listen as Sajid shares with us how he fought the case and the prosecution's bogus theory from the beginning to the end, even going to the appellate court for relief, but ultimately he had to leave it in the hand's of the jury to decide his innocent client's fate.
In this ANG special edition we interview Santa Clara Alternate Public Defender Sajid Khan about his experience being retaliated against and having a whistle blower complaint filed against him by his local district attorney for speaking out against systemic racism and being critical of prosecutors. Check it out.
This is the last episode we re-play featuring police brutality for the month of June. This particular episode demonstrates just how lawless and brazen an entire police force can be and the importance of checking that power.
Replay of a police brutality case where the deputy sheriffs violently brutalized a trans african american inmate. Fortunately public defender Jimmy was able to catch them in their lies and have the entire case thrown out!
A citizen is unlawfully brutalized by the police, an audio recording gives a contradictory account of what the arresting officers asserts happened. It don't matter the prosecution still tries to obtain a conviction against the victim of the police violence. That's the name of the game. And defending people against unlawful police brutality cases is what we public defenders do. Enjoy.
At this time in our county it is important to note that police brutality and systemic racism are ongoing problems and issues we need to address as a nation. Accordingly, we have decided to replay some of our more popular police brutality / police misconduct episodes to highlight the systemic problems in our broken criminal justice system and to combat the narrative that "it's just a few bad apples".
This episode is especially fun and entertaining with a feisty and fiery young public defender who's client is found not guilty of battery during a bar brawl in October after a Dodgers' playoff game while all the suspects had beards and were wearing Dodger jerseys.
In this week's exciting episode public defender Michael's trial skills are on full display as his client is found not guilty of maliciously starting fire to a palm tree. Michael does an excellent job researching the law and pointing out the absurdity of the prosecution's case. It's a really fun episode. Enjoy!
ANG is rapidly spreading throughout the country with this week's episode featuring a public defender from the state of Washington and a charge of murder with the defense of self-defense; oh and by the way, this public defender was 38 weeks pregnant when the trial started ... how is that for zealous advocacy?!!!!