EP 86 - Ira Einhorn Part 3

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Welcome back to Death by Champagne, the podcast here to keep you up at night! We are here this week to bring you the final installment of our latest series, Ira Einhorn and the murder of Holly Maddux. We pick up where we left off, diving further into Holly and Ira’s lives together and end the episode with a detailed look at Ira’s capture after almost 24 years of getting away with murder. We would also like to apologize up front for any audio issues, tough week recording in new spaces.
This episode contains foul language, discussions about misogyny, violence towards women, murder, and descriptions of body decomposition. We’ll do our best to stay on track, but the bottles are popped!
Black Lives Matter Links
Ways You Can Help: This site is a great starting point, they have a number of resources, everything from places to donate and sign petitions to missing people and helpful information for protesters. It is being updated very regularly.
George Floyd Memorial Fund: “This fund is established to cover funeral and burial expenses, mental and grief counseling, lodging and travel for all court proceedings, and to assist our family in the days to come as we continue to seek justice for George. A portion of these funds will also go to the Estate of George Floyd for the benefit and care of his children and their educational fund.”
You can contact the below and demand that they release people who have been detained on low-level charges and for protesting during a PANDEMIC. County Attorney Mike Freeman (612-348-5550/citizeninfo@hennepin.us) Mayor Frey (612-673-2100) City Attorney's office (612 673-3000)
The above goes for all your local government, call and tell them you do not support innocent citizens sitting in jail for exercising their right to protest.
Campaign Zero: Organization that utilizes research-based policy solutions to end police brutality in the U.S.“We can live in a world where the police don't kill people by limiting police interventions, improving community interactions, and ensuring accountability.”
Reclaim The Block: Supports efforts to defund the police and redistribute funds to programs that “keep Black communities, Indigenous communities and communities of color safe and healthy.”
The NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund: The Legal Defense Fund seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans.
Southern Poverty Law Center: They track the activity of more than 1600 hate groups and extremist groups. They fight for a number of issues including children’s rights, justice for immigrants, voting rights, and economic justice.
The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) Know how to help yourself and others if you are protesting. Also a great place to donate.
The Innocence Project: Examines cases of wrongful conviction, which specifically disproportionately affect men of color.
Snap4Freedom.org An effort led by BLACK TRANS AND QUEER people to run campaigns on the platform of diverting funds from prison systems to invest in better serving programs.
The Loveland Therapy Fund Financial assistance for black women and girls seeking therapy services.
BEAM - The Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective A collective of advocates, yoga teachers, artists, therapists, lawyers, religious leaders, teachers, psychologists and activists committed to the emotional/mental health and healing of Black communities.
Black Sex Worker Collective: Aims to amplify the voices of Black Sex Workers by addressing their needs through peer support, legal assistance, housing and other basic needs.
Sources:
The Unicorn’s Secret: Murder in the Age of Aquarius, Steven Levy, Jan 2, 1990
“Ira Einhorn’s Long Strange Trip”, Neil Gordon, Salon. Aug. 15, 2002
“For Ira Einhorn, A Fate Worse Than Death”, David Lindorff, Salon. Oct. 19, 2002
“The Killer Who Spared My Mother”, Diana Whitney, Longreads, August 2018
"Ira Einhorn Returns to U.S.”, ABC News, January 5, 2006
The Ira Einhorn Interview, Ronnie Polaneczky, October 14, 2010

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