Congressman Hank Johnson Featured in an Exclusive Interview on AJC Radio's Spotlight on Capitol Hill... Where A Just Cause Puts the Spotlight on Members of Congress and Their Legislation
Jo-Carolyn Goode | 10/13/2015, 10:56 a.m.
Congressman Henry "Hank" Johnson Jr. sits on the following committees: House Committee on Armed Services, House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law, Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. (https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/henry_johnson/412199)
"During our exclusive interview with Congressman Hank Johnson, he shared his position on a variety of issues facing America. AJC Radio host had the opportunity to discuss issues of Criminal Justice Reform," notes Banks. He spoke candidly about state courts neglecting to charge police officers for the killings and assaults against unarmed African American men and women. "We have to make adjustments in our laws to accommodate the present-day realities of things, and some of these systems that we put into place are working to our detriment," says Congressman Johnson. He championed the Demilitarization of Local Law Enforcement Agencies in 2014 as a result of a militarized response to peaceful protesters in Ferguson, MO. During the interview he addressed the actions that led him to introduce legislation such as the Grand Jury Reform Act and the Police Accountability Act.
Formerly a magistrate judge, the congressman expressed his personal views and the need for judges who have "a heart for the people" to AJC Radio host. "Congressman Johnson's passion to eradicate the discriminatory practices plaguing law enforcement and the grand jury process is to be commended. His response to racial disparity concerning mandatory minimum sentencing and the animalistic treatment of inmates in the federal prison system is compelling, and we were honored to have him as a guest on AJC Radio," adds Banks.
AJC Radio will spotlight Bills/Resolutions sponsored or co-sponsored by Congressman Johnson including, but not limited to legislation regarding reforming our criminal justice system, law enforcement accountability, government oversight, and Civil Rights.
"We make every effort to get the members of Congress to call in and speak to the initiatives we are discussing, but as everyone knows, their schedules can be very hectic. The spotlights have become a great opportunity for the listeners to tune in every week, and get information about elected officials from coast to coast. You never know what surprise guest might be on the air," Banks concludes.
For more info on AJC Radio programming -- including program archives -- visit www.AJCRadio.com. Follow the channel on Twitter @AJCRadio. AJC Radio, "Bringing the Message of Justice Around the World," airs Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-10 PM ET.
ABOUT AJC Radio
AJC Radio is an Internet radio presentation produced by the advocacy group, A Just Cause (www.a-justcause.com). The program is designed to captivate the American people by dissecting the United States' judicial system, and exposing the hard truths. AJC Radio ".takes the message of justice around the world." as the panelists review wrongful convictions, judicial misconduct, and mass incarceration across the U.S. The show provides emotional, as well as entertaining dialogue on issues that may be considered controversial by some, but raw truth by others. AJC Radio promises to deliver open discussions about prosecutorial and judicial abuse in the U.S., with the objective of making the show unique, cutting edge, and intriguing to all listeners.
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