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“Too Politically Sensitive” Author Michale Callahan Launches New Site

During his career Lieutenant Michale Callahan helped to put more than his fair share of criminals behind bars, but little did he know that the biggest adversaries he would ever face were those within his own department. Michale Callahan, author of the 2009 book, “Too Politically Sensitive,” recently launched a new site to tell more of the prolonged story of political and departmental corruption that wrongfully convicted two innocent men of the 1986 murder of newlyweds, Dyke and Karen Rhoads in Paris, Illinois. Callahan’s fight continued with his personal battle against a corrupt and powerful state, all the way up to the Governor’s Office, that was more interested in covering up the scandal and silencing its employees than seeking justice. Michale Callahan refused to look the other way, and took a stand against injustice. A recipient of the 2011 Defenders of the Innocents Award bestowed by the Downstate Illinois Innocence Project, Callahan finally saw the day when Randy Steidl and Herb Whitlock were free men, released from prison after serving approximately 20 years of their lives for …

Michale Callahan,Herb Whitlock

Defenders of the Innocents

How it happened, I don’t know, but ImaginePublicity is so proud to represent two award winners of the Defenders of the Innocents Award from the Downstate Illinois Innocence Project in 2011.  Two people who didn’t know each other, coming from very different backgrounds, one a true crime writer, the other a former Illinois State Police officer, but both heroes in the lives of the people who were wrongfully convicted of crimes they did not commit.  It’s truly an honor to be in the company of authors Diane Fanning and Michale Callahan. May 16 marks the one year anniversary of the date the awards were given to Fanning and Callahan, and we feel there are never enough opportunities to let the public know about what this award means.  To be even a small part in the exhoneration is a lifetime achievement in our book! Michale Callahan, author of Too Politically Sensitive: Michale Callahan was assigned to oversee an ISP re-investigation into the 1986 murders of Dyke and Karen Rhoades in Paris, Ill., but Callahan soon began …

Michale Callahan,ImaginePublicity

Michale Callahan,Author of “Too Politically Sensitive,” Appearances and Events

Through his book, Too Politically Sensitive, Michale Callahan recounts his experiences of exposing corruption and misuse of power. This true story is about his fight to search for the truth, no matter where it may lead, to search for real killers and help free two innocent men he learned were railroaded into prison. His actions led to the Defenders of the Innocents award from the Downstate Illinois Innocence Project. His battle led to the United States Supreme Court, where he continues to fight for his and every American’s First Amendment protection, the freedom of speech. In 2006, he received The Edmund Burke Award from the National Lawyers Association, which was inscribed, “A good man who did something to prevent the triumph of evil.” Callahan continues to speak out, and Too Politically Sensitive continues to open the eyes of the public to the fact that there is corruption in the judicial system at many levels which often points the finger of justice at the wrong person. Michale Callahan will be presenting and signing books at the following …

True Crime Uncensored: “Too Politically Sensitive” Author Michale Callahan

Listen Live Saturday via Outlaw Radio 2pm PT/5pm ET and the re-broadcast 7am ET  Sunday morning on Errorfm.com Brave Cop Fights to Free Two Men Wrongly Convicted of Murder! In 2000, Michale Callahan was the newly promoted Investigations Commander over a nine county area in East Central Illinois. His first assignment, to review the fourteen-year-old murder of a young, newlywed couple, Dyke and Karen Rhoads, would change his life forever, shattering his faith in the department he had loved and had dedicated his life to. Rumblings from the Downstate Illinois Innocence Project, The Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University and an impending show on CBS’s 48 Hours were that two men had been wrongfully convicted for these murders. This attention drew deep concern from the corrupt administration of Governor George Ryan and the politically compromised command of the Illinois State Police. During his career Lieutenant Michale Callahan had helped to put more than his fair share of criminals behind bars, but little did he know that the biggest adversaries he would ever face were those within …