Raising the Bar with Iman
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Podcast that examines legal issues and policies, and the impact on women of color. We aim to inform, educate & provide concrete tools to empower, expand and help our community.
||CleanBonus Episode | Shutdowns, Refund Checks and SNAP||BONUS episode to explain why certain federal employees are working and getting paid, while others are working and don’t know when they will receive a paycheck. I also talk about why the workers that process income tax refunds should NOT be called back into work and if this shutdown continues, families may not receive their SNAP benefits. Sources: https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/266/IRS-Lapse-in-Appropriations-Contingency-Plan_Nonfiling-Season_2018-12-03.pdf http://www.crfb.org/blogs/appropriations-watch-fy-2019 RTB Links Website Instagram Facebook||1/10/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 010 | Jumping Turnstiles and Breaking Windows||This episode focuses on DC and NYC's recent decision to decriminalize subway fare evasion. I talk about the broader theory that started the criminalization of minor acts, the Broken Window Theory of Policing and why it is administered unfairly. Finally, why intrusive policing DOES NOT WORK! (I said it loud for the people in the back.) Sources: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/the-problem-with-broken-windows-policing/ https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/30/nyregion/subway-fare-beating-new-york.html?module=inline https://www.washlaw.org/pdf/2018_09_13_unfair_disparity_fair_evasion_enforcement_report.PDF https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1982/03/broken-windows/304465/ RTB Links Website Instagram Facebook||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode | IT'S ABOUT TIME! Anti-Lynching Law + Abrams Files Suit||Quickie Bonus Episode covering updates to Episdoes 4 and 7/9. The Senate FINALLY passes the Anti-Lynching bill and Stacey Abrams files suit in District Court to rectify Georgia's horrible electoral process.||12/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 009 | Concede What, Bih?||Stacey Abrams SAID WHAT SHE SAID!||11/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 008 | Kavanaugh is Deciding What Now? A Look at SCOTUS' Current Term..||On this episode I discuss a few cases on the Court's current docket. Madison v. Alabama - does the 8th Amendment prevent a state from executing an inmate if the inmate is unable to remember the crime for which he is to be executed; Gamble v. United States - should the Court overrule the separate sovereign exception of the double jeopardy rule); Nielsen v. Preap - Whether the government can require that certain people are detained for the duration of their deportation proceedings — without a hearing — because they have past criminal records. Three cases that dealt with the Armed Career Criminal Act. The ACCA imposes a mandatory minimum 15-year prison sentence on any federal firearms offender who previously has been convicted of three “violent” felonies. Flowers v. Mississippi - well known case from Mississippi that questions if the Mississippi Supreme Court applied the Batson rule correctly. For more information on this case, please listen to the podcast, In the Dark. Sources: http://www.scotusblog.com/2018/10/argument-preview-justices-once-again-consider-proper-scope-of-immigration-laws-mandatory-detention-provision/ http://www.scotusblog.com/2018/09/criminal-cases-in-the-october-2018-term-a-law-professors-dream/ https://www.aclu.org/cases/nielsen-v-preap https://www.oyez.org/cases/2018 Follow RTB on social media IG: @1RTBpodcast Facebook: @1RTBpodcast www.rtbpodcast.com||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 007 | Discussing the Midterm Elections… GA, You Know We Can See You, Right?||On this episode I bring in my line sister to talk about the midterms, more specifically: why State Attorney Generals are extremely important, why you should think twice about voting for Marsy's Laws (victim rights laws), and why the GA's Governor race is the most embarrassing display of racist politics since... the last election. Follow RTB on social media IG: @1RTBpodcast Facebook: @1RTBpodcast www.rtbpodcast.com||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 006 | Discussing Incarcerated Women - Can't Have True Criminal Justice Reform Without It||On this episode of Raising the Bar with Iman, I discuss The Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act, federal legislation aimed at providing women in federal prisons with access to hygiene products and increased communication with loved ones. While this legislation is a great start, it wouldn't impact the majority of incarcerated women in state jails and prison. I discuss the often ignored fact that the incarceration rates for women are increasing in many states while the incarceration rate for men are decreasing. According to the sentencing project, between 1980 and 2014, the number of incarcerated women increased by more than 700%, rising from a total of 26,378 in 1980 to 222,061 in 2014. Women are often an afterthought in the mass incarceration conversation. This needs to end today. Follow RTB on social media IG: @1RTBpodcast Facebook: @1RTBpodcast www.rtbpodcast.com Sources: https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/incarcerated-women-need-dignity-freedom-more-free-tampons-ncna854631 https://wtop.com/maryland/2018/03/no-tampons-in-prison-metoo-helps-shine-light-on-issue/ https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/1524/text https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/cory-booker-and-elizabeth-warren-want-to-treat-women-in-prison-like-human-beings_us_5964cce5e4b005b0fdc84b00 https://storage.googleapis.com/vera-web-assets/downloads/Publications/overlooked-women-and-jails-report/legacy_downloads/overlooked-women-and-jails-fact-sheet.pdf https://www.sentencingproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Incarcerated-Women-and-Girls.pdf https://www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/women_overtime.html||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 005 | Can Black Prosecutors Change the System + Rest in Peace, Botham Jean||On this episode of Raising the Bar with Iman, I sit down with Martinis Jackson author of the book, "Justice My Way: Memoirs Of A Black Prosecutor" to discuss the role of Black prosecutors in the criminal justice system. We also discuss the killing of Botham Jean in Dallas and how police are treated differently when accused of a crime. Please go get Martinis' book! https://www.amazon.com/dp/1719485186/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_6gFHBbK4M8NFW Follow him on IG: https://www.instagram.com/justicemyway/ Affirmation: https://blavity.com/10-self-affirmations-you-should-tell-yourself-everyday Follow RTB on social media IG: @1RTBpodcast Facebook: @1RTBpodcast www.rtbpodcast.com||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 004 | 100 Years and Nothing... Anti-Lynching Laws in America||A discussion of America's inability to pass anti-lynching legislation||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 003 | Voldemort is Coming for the Courts and Social Security||Discussion of the change in the hiring and firing of Administrative Law Judges (ALJs)||8/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 002 | The F*ck is going on in our hoods? Let's Talk about Gentrification||Discussion about gentrification and anti-discrimination law.||7/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 001 | Intro to RTB + So, We're Purging Votes Now? (Corrected)||Discussion of the Supreme Court's decision that allowed the state of Ohio to purge voters names from rolls. (Husted v A. Phillip Randolph).||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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Iman’s depth of knowledge and perspective are both refreshing and informative! Her down to earth delivery makes this podcast a great listen!