KKFI 90.1 FM and the “Guess Who’s Coming to Kansas City” radio show will broadcast a special show on the impact of the U.S. judicial system on minorities on July 14,2012 at 5:00 p.m. CST. Guests for the show include Associate Circuit Judge Gregory B. Gillis, Jackson County Prosecutor Kevin D. Harrell, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jalilah Otto, who make up the panel for Circuit Court Judge, which will be selected and confirmed by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon.
The Consolidated Courts for the Western District of Missouri encompass sixty-six counties in the Western half of the state. Their mission is to protect and preserve the rights and liberties of all people as guaranteed by the constitution and the laws of the United States in a fair and impartial manner. Their primary responsibility includes, but is not limited to, Bankruptcy Court, District Court, Probation and Pretrial cases.
Circuit Court Judges are responsible for judging all the courts contained within the thirteen judicial courts districts of the United States. Circuit Court Judges preside over cases covering every aspect of life from traffic offenses to serious crimes. They preside over Trials, Pre-trials Hearings, Jury and Sentencing.
It is said you should be judged by your peers; unfortunately there is an insignificant number of Minorities in the juries. You must be a registered voter. Felons, who have paid their debt without pardons from the Governor, are exempt from voting. Persons who are not registered and not wanting to be registered do a great injustice in the democratic process. And only a small percentage of African-Americans , Women and other people of color are judges. Some religions exempt themselves from the democratic process, however, they must abide by the Law of the Land without representation and are taxpayers.
The July 14 show will focus on problems with the judicial system in the U.S., as well as citizen responsibilities. Tune in to hear an engaging discussion.
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