Law Enforcement System: Liberty and Justice for All is a New Constitution with Damon K Jones, Louis Molina, and Karla Cruel
Collective Power Podcast
In this really phenomenal show (if I say so myself) we talk about how we can leverage our collective power to envision and create a system for liberty and justice for all. We talk about the need for a truth and reconciliation commission, legislative activism, and even a new constitution! It's an explosive episode. Let's go! Our guests from this month come back in this show: Damon K Jones, Louis Molina, and Karla Cruel.Contact information: Damon K Jones: Blacks in Law Enforcement Facebook pageDamon K Jones on Twitter pageLouis Molina: websiteKarla Cruel: Kcruel@legalempowermentgroup.comResources mentioned on the show:Originally aired on June 27, 2020Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/posts/35274155)
Law Enforcement System: Accountability and Loopholes with Louis Molina and Karla Cruel
Collective Power Podcast
In this episode, we look at the law enforcement system from two different perspectives, a correctional executive and a lawyer activist provide insights into how the system is, and how it needs to change. Our guests are Louis Molina and Karla Cruel: bios below. Louis Molina is a second generation, decorated veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, with over twenty years of experience in the public sector, namely in the criminal justice arena having uniquely worked in policing, the District Attorney’s office and corrections. His current role has allowed him to operationalize sustainable criminal justice reform practices that advance the principles of social justice in an effort to break the cycle of poverty, crime and abuse. Louis believes that in order to improve the criminal justice system and enhance the impact of social services, these systems need strategic disruption in how they are managed in order to address today’s challenges. Louis is currently the First Deputy Commissioner, Westchester County Department of Correction and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Chaminade University, a Master in Public Administration degree from Marist College School of Management, Master of Arts degree in Human Rights Studies from Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, studied abroad at University of Cambridge, United Kingdom and was a United States Department of Justice/Office of Justice Programs National Institute of Justice Scholar for Law Enforcement, advancing the infusion of research and evidence into policing policy and practice from 2014 to 2017. Karla L. Cruel, Esq., a former educator, now social entrepreneur who launched Legal Empowerment Group to educate and support lower-to-middle income individuals. She worked as staff attorney for Tenant Union Representative Network (TURN), assisting with Philadelphia’s Eviction Prevention Project. Having grown up in West Philadelphia, attending academic programs created to help poor minority children go to college, now she holds three degrees. Throughout her schooling, she has been promoting social equality and racial and religious reconciliation. After living in Japan for 4.5 years, Ms. Cruel returned to the US to have a greater impact on the community in which she was raised. Through the encouragement of her students, Ms. Cruel attended and graduated from Drexel University’s Thomas Kline School of Law. She has practiced law in various areas including criminal law, family law, landlord-tenant law, business law, charter school law and other civil transactional and litigation. Karla L. Cruel is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania. Ms. Cruel also holds a master’s degree from Saint Joseph’s University in criminal justice is a mentor, speaker, educator and community advocate. Karla has also given back to her community through volunteering with and serving as a member of Christian Legal Services’ Board of Directors, teaching at Temple University’s Pan-African Studies Community Education Program, serving on the Board of Directors of Imhotep Charter School, and teaching legal education workshops at Imhotep’s Communiversity. Even ran for a Philadelphia District City Council seat in 2019. She is the recipient of the Outstanding Law Student Award from the National Association of Women Lawyers and the Pro Bono Award from Drexel University Law School and First Judicial District in 2019 for her working in Landlord-Tenant court.Resources mentioned on the show: Contact: Louis Molinawww.LouisMolina.comKarla Cruel email: email@example.com Originally aired on June 19, 2020.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/posts/35274155)
#2 NBC International News Producer Louis Molina Full Interview
Former NBC and ABC News International Producer and sound man Louis Molina talks about covering dangerous assignments over the course of his decade long career. Topics include:Earthquake in Nicaragua, civil war in El Salvador, Fidel Castro in Cuba, being kidnapped in Haiti, the Colombian drug war and the Falklands war.
#2 NBC International Producer Louis Molina Part#2 (Salvadoran Civil War)
NBC international news soundman and producer Louis Molina talks to me about covering the brutal civil war in El Salvador and how a helicopter medevac mission almost cost him his life while the cameras were rolling. Listening Discretion is advised as some descriptions are of graphic nature.
#2 NBC International Producer Louis Molina Part #1 (Nicaraguan Earthquake)
In this episode I sat down for an extended and gripping interview with NBC International News Soundman and Producer Louis Molina. Louis started his career as a soundman with NBC news in 1980 covering the civil war in El Salvador. Since he has produced, filmed and recorded sound in many hot zones around the world. He has earned the Alfred DuPont, Columbia University award for excellence in Broadcast Journalism and worked alongside some of the most influential journalists in the world like Barbara Walters, Peter Jennings and Maria Shriver just to name a few. Since the interview went on for several hours, I have broken it up into parts. In part one Louis recalls how covering a devastating earthquake in Nicaragua in 1972 led to a long and adventurous career in international news. Listening Discretion is advised as some descriptions are of graphic nature.