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Apr 14: Death of the Death Penalty in CT
Apr 14th, 2012 by Sam

Audio coming soon…

Hope you can join us for The Samantha Clemens Show Saturday morning at 10 am EDT on AM1510 in Boston, streaming live at www.samanthaclemens.com.

Guest:   Professor James Alan Fox, Northeastern University criminology professor AND Boston.com Community Voices blogger

Connecticut’s legislature has voted to abolish the death penalty in the Nutmeg state and George Zimmerman has been charged with 2nd degree murder in the Sunshine State….

But what are the ramifications?

Connecticut has only has one execution since 1976, will it make a difference? In the last few years a number of states have voted to abolish the penalty…will the trend continue?

 

  • Was Mr. Zimmermann “overcharged” or “undercharged”?
  • Is the second degree murder charge appropriate? Would have even been charged if there wasn’t such a national outcry?
  • What about life without parole for juvenile offenders??

Join Samantha on as she welcomes Professor James Alan Fox!

The two will discuss these legal topics and more.

Be sure to call the studio line to get your comments heard and your questions asked! The studio number is 617 237 1234!

Sep 10: To Be or Not To Be…
Sep 10th, 2011 by Sam

To Be or Not To Be…To execute murders or Not to Execute murders, that will be tomorrow’s question as Tony Schinella fills in for Samantha Clemens.

Tony welcomes David Barron, Kentucky lawyer and Billerica, MA native who has made a career of defending death row inmates. David will give his views on the death penalty and Rick Perry’s debate comments.

Also…

Tony welcomes Marc Fortier, the New Hampshire Regional Editor for Patch.com. He and Tony will mix it over primary politics in the Granite State.

Make sure you listen to Tony Schinella on Saturday from 10-11am, only on AM 1510 and www.samanthaclemens.com.

Michael Smerconish: For Me, the Party Is Over
Mar 2nd, 2010 by Sam

Michael Smerconish: For Me, the Party Is Over.

I think President Obama is earnest, smart, and much more centrist than his tea party caricature suggests. He has never been given a fair chance to succeed by those who openly crow about their desire to see him fail (while somehow congratulating one another on their relative patriotism). I know he was born in America, isn’t a socialist, and doesn’t worship in a mosque. I get that he inherited a minefield. Still, the level of federal spending concerns me. And he never closed the deal with me that health insurance is a right, not a privilege. But I’m not folding the tent on him. Not now. Not with the nation fighting two wars while its economy still teeters on the brink of collapse.

Jan 9: Profiling, body scanners, & Wall Street pay
Jan 3rd, 2010 by Sam

  • Racial profiling of passengers on airlines:  Does it work? (no)
    • Here’s the post of a conservative radio host named Scott Allen Miller who made the point beautifully in 2006 – check out his Profiling pop quiz – pictures of various people – pick out the terrorist.
    • Here is a summary of the issues from Jack Rice, journalist and former CIA Officer.
    • And here are the results of a study published in Scientific American that show racial profiling is no more effective than randomly choosing from the general population.
  • Body scanners: Do you want this job??  looking at virtually nude real bodies??  what will this do for the fashion industry?  the porn industry?  LOL…
  • Let’s unleash the Power of the Free Market on Wall Street Pay – here’s how!

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