All posts tagged: Margaret McLean

Attorney Michelle S. Cruz, ImaginePublicity

Michelle S. Cruz and Margaret McLean Discuss Crime Victims’ Rights on “It’s a Crime Radio”

Listen LIVE Saturday with guest Attorney Michelle S. Cruz, Advocate for Victims’ Rights.  To listen LIVE at 1-2 Pacific, 4-5 Eastern CLICK HERE   When it comes to the rights of crime victims not too many are in the league of Michelle S. Cruz. Cruz is the former Connecticut State Victim Advocate and in that capacity she has had experience with all kinds of victims from domestic violence to murder and fearlessly defended their rights. This show will feature two powerhouse attorneys and former prosecutors discussing topics such as victims compensation at Sandy Hook in Newtown, CT to the rights of the victims of  Whitey Bulger currently amidst a dramatic federal racketeering trial, and who left countless victims in his wake. In a society where we feel that the criminals are balancing the scales of justice in their favor, crime victims need so much. Many have no idea exactly what their rights are and how to properly use them, if they don’t know what questions to ask, there aren’t answers they so richly deserve. Michelle Cruz …

Cantinera Documentary, ImaginePublicity

Dottie Laster, Ruth Villatoro and The Cantinera on Margaret McLean’s It’s A Crime Radio

To listen LIVE at 12-2 Pacific, 3-5 Eastern CLICK HERE The Cantinera exposes a niche of human trafficking in the United States where latin women drink and prostitute themselves for a living in latin bars or cantinas by means of force, fraud or coercion. Through the story of three women, the film navigates through the virtually unheard of subject from the perspective of a cantinera, an advocate and a vigilante. The film travels into the cantinas where women drink up to 40 beers a night, five nights a week.  An upclose look identifies the strategies of traffickers who stage their operations so the victims look like the perpetrators and the cantina a legitimate business. The Cantinera tells the story of hope in the midst of modern-day slavery as the women confront enslavement, addiction and second chances. Documentary producer, Ruth Villatoro‘s film took many turns in the five years it took to put it all together. Setting out to tell the story of a cantina girl who drank for a living in Latin bars, she unexpectedly ran into the vast …

Margaret McLean’s It’s A Crime Radio Hosts ROGUE TOWN Authors Dennis Griffin and Vito Colucci, Jr.

To listen LIVE at 12-2 Pacific, 3-5 Eastern CLICK HERE Rogue Town The true story of Stamford, Connecticut, a city under the stranglehold of organized crime, the officials who betrayed the public trust, and the cop who wore a wire to help bring them down. Stamford, CT sits approximately 50 minutes from Manhattan and was the location where summer homes were built by wealthy New Yorkers in the late 19th century. Along with the influx of industry moving out of New York City,  came organized crime. Rogue Town is the true story about a 21-year-old cop who only set out to make a living with the Stamford Police Department to support his growing family. Little did he know what was in store for him. The story of Vito Colucci, Jr. and his under cover work with the Stamford, CT police force may seem unbelievable to some, but every word is true, every name, and every incident he survived. Written by well-known true crime author, Dennis N. Griffin, the tales of corruption and danger in Rogue Town, not only from organized crime, …

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Margaret McLean’s “It’s A Crime” Features Jillian Maas Backman Discussing the Oak Creek Sikh Temple Shooting

Listen LIVE Saturday, February 2 with guest Jillian Maas Backman, author of BEYOND THE PEWS who wrote about her relationship with the Sikh community in Oak Creek, Wisconsin where a deadly shooting occurred. Jillian will discuss the misconceptions about the Sikh community, especially in the aftermath of the tragedy To listen LIVE at 1-2 Pacific, 4-5 Eastern CLICK HERE   “I had no intentions of sharing others peoples names or places, but after the attack on the Oak Creek Temple, that had to change.  I had to speak up and share my personal interactions with this Sikh community to help eliminate the fear and misunderstanding people have towards this spiritual group.” What is the meaning of the title of the book BEYOND THE PEWS? After 6 months has passed from the Oak Creek shooting in August, Jillian is speaking out. What do we need to know about the Sikh community that was not shared by the new media? You are the group that wear turbans, long beards and women wear traditional garb? Most people assume that you are apart of the Muslim faith, is this …

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Margaret McLean’s “It’s A Crime” Talks with Doc Bonn About Our Fascination With Serial Killers

  Why do we love to hate serial killers? What is it about their heinous crimes and criminal behaviors that have us reading, watching and discussing them? Listen LIVE Saturday December 22 as Dr. Scott Bonn and Margaret McLean discuss the public’s fascination with crime, serial killers and mass murder. Dr. Scott Bonn’s research for his upcoming book, Monster Dearest: Our Fascination with Serial Killers, will explain in detail. To listen LIVE at 1-2 Pacific, 4-5 Eastern CLICK HERE Teaching criminology and sociology, and analyzing cases on popular radio and television shows, Doc Bonn’s experience in the study of the criminal mind, crimes against the state, and especially serial killers, will bring a lively view of crime to listeners. Learn the difference between serial killers, spree killers, and mass murders. In the wake of the horrific school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut and the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado this year, the public is stunned and numbed by the crimes. Media reporting has been criticized and delivering ongoing news about every minute detail of the crimes and the shooters. …