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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 …