The 2nd Chance Saves Lives organization introduces their upcoming TV show spin-off called, 2nd Chance Saves: FORGOTTEN PRISONERS. A made for TV docu-series hosted by former Special Agent, John Fitzgerald of the Department of Justice.
We are excited to highlight cases wherein significant issues of due process errors may exist. Due Process, as guaranteed under the 5th and 14th Amendments, means that the prosecution of a Defendant MUST be free of police errors, prosecutorial misconduct, incompetent legal representation, and judicial corruption. Every time that a case is ‘reversed’, that means that some degree of due process was violated. While the American judicial process is the most sophisticated in the world in terms of respect for the ‘rule of law,’ the fact remains that our system of ‘checks and balances’ breaks down when we rely on the human element. Whether born of incompetence, indifference, or blatant dishonesty…lives are forever changed when the those within the criminal justice system fail to honor their oath to support the Constitution. And by extension….supporting the Constitution means respecting the constitutional rights of everyone. All criminal defendants must be subjected to a court system that facilitates the honest and fair dispensation of justice. Unfortunately, there have been decisions made by criminal justice professionals (law enforcement, defense attorneys, prosecutors, judges) which has irreparably damaged the lives of defendants (who were subsequently exonerated). From questionable evidence obtained by law enforcement, and public defenders / counsel advocating acceptance of plea offers rather than going to trial….to prosecutors withholding exonerating evidence and improper court administration by judges…these issues of Due Process will be examined by our show. Ultimately…we are not mounting a defense for any of the cases highlighted. We are simply raising important questions for the audience to consider, while doing our best to educate the public about how to secure one’s constitutional rights. And if we can play a small part in helping to highlight information that may exonerate those we present on our show….then that means that our justice system does work.
Stay tuned, 1st season is Coming soon.
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John Fitzgerald is a former Special Agent with the United States Department of Justice, having been assigned to the Los Angeles and New York Field Divisions. From 2012 – 2016, he supervised security operations in 35 countries, including a Crime Suppression / Counter-terrorism Task Force with the Brazilian Civil Police for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Rio Olympics. Mr. Fitzgerald has been task forced with the United States Secret Service and the Dept. of State Diplomatic Security Service as a Supervisory Agent for a US president and several foreign dignitaries.
John is a Criminal Justice consultant, representing criminal and family law attorneys. He is a personal protection / international security subject matter expert, and has testified in Hague Convention Child Abduction cases. He holds a BA in English and an MS in Secondary English Education. John taught English and English As A Second Language for the New York City Board of Education for 3 years before his appointment to the US Dept. of Justice. John is an active member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation InfraGard and the Dept. of State Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC).
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