Barry Bonds conviction for obstruction of justice was overturned by a Federal Appellate Court in a 10-1 decision. Michael Cardoza represented a number of people involved in this case. If you want to know what went on behind the scenes simply listen to “Inside Criminal Law” on The Talk Pod.
On March 23, Denise Huskins was allegedly kidnaped from her home in Vallejo. Her live in boyfriend, Aaron reported the kidnapping to the police. We are all familiar with the story. What has happened since Denise returned from SoCal? Listen for the latest update. EXCLUSIVE INFORMATION THAT ONLY THE TALK POD KNOWS.
Michale Cardoz asks, Is there anything worse than a “Bandwagon Fan?” Professional teams have made it patently clear that they are in a business. They trade your favorite players, rosters change from season to season, they charge seat license fees, they raise ticket prices. Loyalty seems to be a one way street, you be loyal to them yet they owe you no loyalty. “Bandwagon Fan” is a term concocted by the owners of professional sports teams. Are you a “Bandwagon Fan?”
How does one define “Political Correctness”? There are four telegrams attributed to President Truman and General MacArthur that supposedly were written at the end of World War II. In one of the telegrams Truman defines the term “political correctness.” Authentic or not it’s an insightful take on the term.
Michael Cardoza says it’s time we all round file the term.
The Supreme Court has ruled that use of force by police officers must be judged from the perspective of a reasonable officer on the scene rather than with 20/20 hindsight. Minority communities often feel with this decision as a guideline complaints to police departments are most often swept under the carpet without a proper vetting of the facts of each incident. Does this ruling give the benefit of doubt to the officer. After all, who decides if the officer acted reasonably in these situations? Other officers?
Police Departments across the nation are attempting to change their culture by bringing on more women, minorities by tracking crime stats and improving community relations. The killing of Walter Scott in North Charleston is a classic example that whatever the police are doing is not working. Michael Cardoza discusses what needs to be done to effect real change.
Aaron Quinn and Denise Huskins swear they were kidnapped. The police believe it was a hoax and want them prosecuted and they want to be reimbursed for the cost of the investigation. Michael Cardoza discusses.
Renowned best-selling author, Mary Sheldon, joins The Talk Pod as a regular contributor. She’ll be discussing all things literary in “Book Bits.”
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