Courts and Crime

TWIN MOUNTAIN, N.H. — The FBI says a Maine man has been arrested in New Hampshire on charges of robbing a bank in his home state.

The FBI and Maine State Police say they arrested 66-year-old John Cecil Slater of Augusta in Twin Mountain, New Hampshire on Wednesday.

Slater is accused of robbing The Bank of Maine in Hallowell on June 23.

He's expected to be arraigned in federal court in Bangor, Maine, on Thursday. It was not immediately known if he has a lawyer.

  Colby College in Waterville recently presented the annual Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for Courageous Journalism. The 2013 recipient is A.C. Thompson, a reporter for Pro Publica. whose work led to federal charges against seven New Orleans police officers in the shooting of civilians following Hurricane Katrina.

His work led to federal charges against seven New Orleans police officers in the shooting of civilians following Hurricane Katrina.

This talk was recorded October 27, 2013 in Lorimer Chapel at Colby College in Waterville

  Does punishment work? From child rearing, to schools and into adulthood, should we rethink how - and why- we punish?

Host Keith Shortall was joined by 

Chiara Liberatore with Maine Inside Out

Dr.T. Richard Snyder, Chair of the Restorative Justice Institute of Maine 

Rep. Mark Dion, former Cumberland County Sheriff

Juvenile Justice

Nov 14, 2012

  How should our society deal with young people who are charged with crimes or wrongdoing. Are there ways to prevent criminal behavior or to rehabilitate troubled youth?

Host Keith Shortall was joined by:

Dr. Ross Greene, Child psychologist and founder of Lives In The Balance

Rep. Anne Haskell, State Senator-Elect Anne Haskell, D-Portland, Co-chair of the state Juvenile Justice Implementation Council

Ned Chester, Portland-based attorney who specializes in juvenile defense

  A discussion of gun ownership, gun laws and the 2nd amendment debate in Maine.

Host Susan Sharon was joined by :

Bill Harwood, Maine Citizens Against Handgun Violence - board of directors; attorney (partner at Verril Dana)

Jeff Weinstein, President of Maine Gun Owners Association

and Chief Bob Schwartz, Executive Director of Maine Chiefs of Police Association

  The two Maine judges who we had on 5/3/12 to talk divorce returned to answer more of your divorce questions and talk family law.

Host Keith Shortall was joined by :

Andrew 'Mark' Horton, who has been a judge since 1999, first on the Maine District Court and now on the Maine Superior Court, and

John David Kennedy, who was appointed as a Judge of the Maine District Court in 2002, and sits in the District Court in mid-coast Maine.

Together they have written a book, Do Your Divorce Right.

  What does the Supreme Court Decision mean for Maine and its citizens.

Host Keith Shortall was joined by a panel to comment on the decision and respond to listener comments and questions consisting of :

Andrew Coburn: Research Professor/Chair, Health Policy & Management, Population Health and Health Policy, Muskie School, University of Southern Maine

Dmitry Bam: Associate Professor, University of Maine Law School. He focuses on constitutional law, professional responsibility, and the judiciary.

  Out! As I Want to Be sponsored a talk in Rockland by Jamie Nabozny, the subject of the documentary Bullied.

Caution: Language contained in this program may be offensive to some listeners; listener discretion is advised.

  Two Maine judges shared their family court experiences and tell how to do a divorce the right way.

Host Keith Shortall was joined by:

Andrew 'Mark' Horton, who has been a judge since 1999, first on the Maine District Court and now on the Maine Superior Court, and

John David Kennedy, who was appointed as a Judge of the Maine District Court in 2002, and sits in the District Court in mid-coast Maine.

Together they have written a book, "Do Your Divorce Right."

  Unity Dow is an author, human rights activist and former judge and the first woman to serve on Botswana’s High Court. She delivered the University of Maine School of Law’s inaugural Justice for Women Lecture. Her talk is titled “Juggling Truths – When Justice is a Moving Target.”  

  Jeff Clements is an attorney, author and activist, who founded the organization Free Speech for People, a national, non-partisan campaign to challenge the creation of Constitutional rights for corporations, overturn Citizens United v. FEC, and strengthen American democracy and republican self-government.

  Professor of history at Bowdoin College, Allen Wells, discussed the problems facing the country of Mexico. Namely, how political gridlock and drug violence have fostered a state of political paralysis. The drug war has consumed the country over the last few years at a cost of 40,000 murders in Mexico.

  Speaking in Maine returns to Camden and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations, for an address by Ira Glasser, longtime Director of the ACLU and now President of the Drug Policy Alliance. Glasser points out that use of all drugs has gone down in countries such as Portugal and Holland where usage is decriminalized.

Ira Glasser was for much of his adult life the Executive Director of the ACLU and in this capacity became a spokesman for civil rights in general and a thorn in the side of most of the last eight administrations.

  Speaking in Maine offers a talk by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. He was at the University of Maine in Orono to deliver the William S. Cohen Lecture. Senator and former Secretary of Defense Cohen introduced Holder and took part in the Q and A.

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