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Shattered Lives: Michale Callahan Author of “Too Politically Sensitive”

SHATTERED LIVES with Donna R. Gore, “LadyJustice” Examining the effects of those who have survived violent crime and how it has impacted their lives. Real people, real tragedy, real help. Saturdays at 5pm ET Listen LIVE or podcast:  CLICK HERE Michale Callahan After graduating from the Illinois State Police Academy, he began his twenty-five year law enforcement career as a trooper in Chicago, Illinois. Four years later, he became a special agent in the State Police’s Division of Criminal Investigation. Callahan worked in a variety of assignments, but spent most of his early years as an agent working undercover in the streets of Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, portraying everything from a mob hitman to a drug dealer. In 1998, he transferred to District 10 in East Central Illinois, where he finished out his distinguished career. During his twenty year career in investigations, Callahan was promoted to sergeant, master sergeant and eventually lieutenant. Callahan retired from the Illinois State Police in March 2005. In 2006, he received The Edmund Burke Award from the National Lawyers Association, which was …

“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 …

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 …

Crime Wire Returns March 13 on “Inside Lenz Network!” Guest: Michale Callahan, “Too Politically Sensitive”

You can hear Crime Wire Investigates beginning at 9 p.m. Eastern. Please visit our Crime Wire Website. Together we can make a difference. LISTEN LIVE:http://www.blogtalkradio.com/insidelenz 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 his own department.  This true story is …

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The Roth Show: The High Cost of Doing the Right Thing with Michale Callahan

 Listen LIVE: http://therothshow.com Join Dr. Laurie Roth and Susan Murphy Milano each Wednesday from 7-8ET Never boring, always a surprise or two, hitting the air with passion for justice and making things right! 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 …