“These Are the Times That Try Men’s Souls”

Michale Callahan,Shattered Lives,ImaginePublicity

Red flags galore……After talking to Michaele Callahan, patriot, retired State police officer, humanitarian, and author, one comes away with the feeling that this man still seeks answers in quiet desperation. He places the blame squarely where it belongs instead of indicting all in his beloved profession at much personal toil and sacrifice…

He fought the multi-layered fight, and forged on against all odds in the name of justice for crime victims and those unjustly incarcerated.  This experience to expose corruption and seek truth irreparably changed him.  His book, “Too Politically Sensitive” tells the story.  Ladyjustice interviewed Mike on “Shattered Lives” with a focus on the aftermath of all of the players involved in this incredible story…

“There is a higher court than courts of justice…and that is the court of conscience.  It supercedes all other courts.” Mahatma Gandi

Please read the highlights of the show and listen to the podcast:  CLICK HERE

  • (Options to give during the holidays with Imagine Publicity professionals   and elsewhere);
  • “Too Politically Sensitive” book availability;
  • Background of the double homicide- “The Newlywed Murders”
  • Innocent persons convicted; the Innocence Project and  picking up the case 14 years later;
  • “The Illinois State Police didn’t make mistakes”… and Paris, Illinois;
  • “It didn’t matter…. “and needing permission to open a cold case…
  • Why so much corruption and cover-up in this case???
  • Motives never investigated and “Too politically sensitive”
  • The State of Illinois – a bad track record – most corrupt; and leading state for wrongful convictions;
  • Helplessness and the ramifications of going public;
  • Government–“pay to play politics“ and unwavering beliefs;
  • Unsolved murder and freed
  • “Open but not investigated…365 days a year” with  multi-million dollar lawsuits as a backdrop;
  • Randy Steidl and Herb Whitlok’s lives now….
  • Existing in prison unlawfully…. And the support of family;
  • 221 cellmate interviews…
  • First Amendment Rights– ramification for EVERY local county, state and Federal employee…. A change in policy!  Garcettti vs. Ceballos
  • Reversal – US Supreme Court –  “Mr. Callahan spoke not as a citizen, but as a public employee and that speech is not entitled to first amendment protection.”

Our First Amendment:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

In 2006, The United States Supreme Court in Garcetti v. Ceballos ruled:

When public employees make statements pursuant to their official duties, they are not speaking as citizens for First Amendment purposes, and the Constitution does not insulate their communications from employer discipline …”



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